Friday, January 15, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: Aerial Encounter

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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:
Aerial Encounter - spaceships & explosions

There were a few options that fit this week's topic, so I've included a few covers of Children of Time  by Adrian Tchaikovsky and Adrift by Rob Boffard to cover the spaceship aspect and The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson for the explosion-looking aspect. I never would've really classified The Rithmatist as sci-fi, but those covers in particular sure look space-y!

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Children of Time (Children of Time, #1)Copiii timpuluiDeca Vremena
2015 US | 2018 Romanian | 2018 Serbian

Дети времени (Дети времени, #1)Dans la toile du tempsI figli del tempo
2020 Russian | 2019 French | 2018 Italian

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1)El rithmatista (El rithmatista, #1)Ritmatikeren (The Rithmatist, #1)
2014 Tor UK | 2015 Spanish | 2016 Danish

Adrift by Rob Boffard
2018 US, Orbit | 2019 Geran

My choice(s):
The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1)Adrift
I'm really drawn to the Serbian edition of Children of Time, but overall I really love the looks of these two covers and the striking color contrasts and just how beautiful they are overall!

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


  1. I really like the 2015 US cover for Children of Time; the perspective is really cool!

  2. I love all of these! My favorites are the Romanian and French covers of Children of Time😁