A Brilliant Cover to Celebrate 50 Years of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain

It's 50 years since Lloyd Alexander published the first book in his amazing Prydain Chronicles series — and to celebrate, the first book is getting an utterly beautiful new cover. We've got the exclusive reveal of this lovely artwork, plus an exclusive essay by the book's new editor, Noa Wheeler. » 3/03/14 3:12pm 3/03/14 3:12pm

A Creepy, Enchanting First Look at Charlie Fletcher's The Oversight

Charlie Fletcher, author of the Stoneheart Trilogy, is about to publish his first fantasy novel for adults, and we've got an exclusive first look at the cover. The Oversight follows the last remaining members of a once-great organization that guarded the border between the worlds. Check out the first two chapters… » 2/05/14 12:33pm 2/05/14 12:33pm

How a Science Fiction Book Cover Became a $5.7 Million Painting

What's the difference between these two images? On the left is a book cover by legendary artist Chris Foss for Asimov's Stars Like Dust. On the right is a painting by artist Glenn Brown, which just sold at auction for roughly $5.7 million, way more than it sold for in 2002. » 1/08/14 5:00pm 1/08/14 5:00pm

Own the Lord of the Rings art Tolkien hated (and everyone else loved)

Right now, on eBay, you can buy Barbara Remington's original artworks that inspired the covers of the 1965 editions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Tolkien loathed this artwork, with its surreal touches and loose connection to his story — but over at BoingBoing, Mark Dery explains why fans loved it. » 12/06/13 1:28pm 12/06/13 1:28pm

What do you think this goblin is saying on Jim C. Hines' book cover?

We're stoked to present the first exclusive look at the cover for Jim C. Hines' new story collection, The Goblin Master's Grimoire. But when you see the full cover (below), you'll be left with a pressing question: What exactly is the goblin in the picture saying? Answer it, and you could win a signed copy of Hines'… » 10/04/13 1:18pm 10/04/13 1:18pm

Kazu Kibuishi's Awesome Challenge: Creating New Harry Potter Covers

Eisner Award-nominated comic book artist and author Kazu Kibuishi admits that he was "surprised" when Scholastic approached him about designing brand-new covers for all seven "Harry Potter" books. He needn't have worried: The founder of the stunning "Flight" comic book anthology series has brought a whole new dimension to… » 8/01/13 11:28am 8/01/13 11:28am

Trapped on a Space Station: First Look at Cecil Castellucci's Tin Star

Cecil Castellucci has written some of the most entertaining young-adult and middle-grade novels — and now, at last, she's doing a full-on science fiction book. Tin Star is about what happens when you're stuck on a space station, with just some aliens for company. Check out the cover, right here. » 7/11/13 5:10pm 7/11/13 5:10pm

Mind-Blowing Spaceships from 1970s British Paperbacks

Paul McAuley is the author of The Quiet War, as well as Life After Wartime and Evening's Empires. He's also got an amazing collection of 1970s SF paperbacks, whose covers he's just digitized to share with the world. Here's his gallery of covers that feature spaceships done in a cool, psychedelic-minimalist style. » 7/11/13 5:00pm 7/11/13 5:00pm