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Cover art reveal! My eighth DAW novel, The Cityborn

A drumroll, please: I'm pleased to reveal the cover art, by Stephan Martiniere, for The Cityborn, my eighth novel for DAW Books, releasing July 4. It's a stand-alone science fiction novel, and I'm very pleased that it's under my real name. Here's the cover blurb to go with the art:   The metal City towers at the center of the mountain-ringed Heartland, standing astride the deep chasm of the Canyon like a malevolent giant, ruled with an iron fist by the First Officer and his Provosts in the ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:08, March 21st, 2017 under Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Cover art: The Helix War

I was in San Diego last week for the World Fantasy Convention, and had a great chat with my editor at DAW, Sheila Gilbert, during which she revealed the cover art for The Helix War, the omnibus of Marseguro and Terra Insegura coming out April 3. And now I share it with you! The art work is a detail of the Terra Insegura cover by Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere. The back cover reads: WORLDS AT WAR— Marseguro, a water world far distant from Earth, is home to a small colony of both unmodifi ed humans and the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modifi ed ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 15:40, November 2nd, 2011 under Books | Comment now »

The World in the Satin Bag picks Terra Insegura’s cover as best of 2009

Blogger Shaun M. Duke, who really liked Terra Insegura, has chosen its cover, by Stephan Martiniere, as the winner of his award for best cover of 2009. I agree with him, of course. It really is a terrific cover. Shaun writes: The artwork for Terra Insegura is stunning, as are all of Martiniere's paintings. A big plus is the cover actually matches what is in the book. What more can I say? Just look at it! However, I must take issue with some of Shaun's other comments in his list of awards for 2009, particularly the notion that you should refuse to buy books from someone whose opinions you ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 15:06, January 1st, 2010 under Blog | Comment now »

Terra Insegura cover art minus the text

In his New Works gallery on his website, Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere has included the cover of my DAW SF novel Terra Insegura, minus the text (title, my name, DAW logo) that clutters up the actual book. It's a stunner! And I literally got a chill looking at it when I realized for the very first time that, down at the very bottom, there are human skulls littering the spaceport pavement...

Posted by Edward Willett at 17:04, December 16th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »

Part 1 of an interview with Stephan Martiniere, the cover artist for Terra Insegura…

...be found here.And just as a reminder, here's that cover art again!

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:57, April 9th, 2009 under Blog | 1 Comment »

Terra Insegura revisions complete!

Whee! I just emailed the revised manuscript of Terra Insegura to my editor, Sheila Gilbert, at DAW Books. It's much better than the original version, thanks, as always, to Sheila's excellent editorial input. So now you can look for it on schedule on May 5, with that amazing Stephan Martinere cover. (Oh, look, there it is over at the left!)Closer to release date I'll post the complete first chapter. For now, here's a teaser: the first three paragraphs...Bump.Emily Wood jerked awake in the pilot's chair of the tiny sub, heart pounding. Her eyes flicked over the control panel, searching for red ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 5:50, December 6th, 2008 under Blog | 2 Comments »

Inspired by my own cover art

This sentence didn't exist in Terra Insegura until today's revisions, though the scene it's part of did. Compare it to the cover art:They watched as Karl and the rest of his tiny band of followers exited the shuttle and headed across the vast flat expanse of the spaceport toward the looming towers of the City of God, only dimly visible through the thick haze of acrid smoke that hung over everything.I don't know exactly what Stephan Martiniere worked from when he did the cover, but it was fun to use the cover art for inspiration for this small bit of revision!

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:12, November 20th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »

Cover art for Terra Insegura!

DAW just sent me a sneak peek at the cover art for Terra Insegura, my next novel, due out in May. The cover's by Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere (who was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award this year). It's completely different from the Steve Stone-created cover of Marseguro, but I like it!Now I REALLY have to finish those revisions...

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:31, November 5th, 2008 under Blog | 5 Comments »