Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Last year wasn't just a great year for books — it also sported some amazing book/magazine covers, according to the blog Stainless Steel Droppings, which has posted an eye-popping collection of cover art. Here are a few of our favorites.

The image above is the cover of Burning Skies by David J. Williams, with art by the prolific and awesome Stephan Martiniere. Check out the rest over at the link. [Stainless Steel Droppings]

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Desolation Road, cover by Stephan Martiniere.

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Asimov's Magazine, cover by John Picacio , which absolutely pops with color. He explains his inspirations behind it here, including the work of magazine artist Coles Philips and Lisa Goldstein's story, "Away From Here."

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Art from The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, by Les Edwards.

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

The Wind Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, art by Raphael Lacoste.

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Interzone cover by Adam Tredowski.

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Cover for Haze by L.E. Modesitt Jr., by Sparth.

Bustling Spacedocks And Weird Cities In 2009's Coolest Book/Magazine CoversS

Stephan Martiniere again, with The Sunless Countries by Karl Schroeder.