Friday, November 22, 2019

The Friday-Face Off: Futuristic Books

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

I couldn't find any good book covers that screamed 'futuristic' to me that also had a lot of cover editions, so I've basically just decided to collect a bunch of books I've read (and lots of 2019 releases!) that are set in the future or a futuristic version of our world to compare cover styles!

SalvagedA Song for a New DayEmily Eternal
2019 US Paperback | 2019 US Paperback | 209 US Hardcover

  The Last AstronautThe PassengersExhalation
2019 US Paperback | 2019 US Hardcover | 2019 US Hardcover

The Luminous DeadA Boy and His Dog at the End of the WorldThe City in the Middle of the Night
2019 US Paperback | 2019 US Hardcover | 2019 US Hardcover

84KAdriftOne Way
2018 US Harcover | 2018 US Paperback | 2018 US Paperback

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)The Book of Strange New ThingsIlluminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
2016 US Hardcover | 2014 US Hardcover | 2015 US Hardcover

My choice(s):
This was super hard to decide, but in the end I've settled on a tie between these two bad boys. If we're being honest, I like a lot of these covers (and I'm also drawn to The Book of Strange New Things' cover alot), but I love the simplicity of these two. They're dark and full of color schemes I love while also showcasing the idea of 'space' and 'future' really well.

What cover(s) do you like the most!?


  1. What a great collection! I like the cover of One Way - I ended up DNFing the book, but I love the cover!

  2. These are all so varied! I've always loved the cover of One Way and also The Luminous Dead. But it's hard to pick a favoritešŸ˜

    1. So hard to pick! I love both of those as well--The Luminous Dead's drew me to it immediately when I first saw it.

  3. I think I like the covers of 84K and Salvaged best. Unfortunately, I'm not a huge fan of science fiction/futuristic literature. It's interesting, but often it's very science-y (surprise, surprise) and it's stressful for me to read. Space makes me stressed. So I usually stick with fantasy! :)