Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Search for a Spaceship

Space Shuttle
I am slowly working through the edit of Intruders, and starting to put the word out that there is going to be a new science fiction novel.

Blakes 7 - Liberator
One of the most important things a novel needs is a cover. People really do judge a book by its cover, especially these days with ebooks. As you can see from the image in the blog header, what I have now is pretty rubbish. It's only temporary until I get a proper one.

Star Trek - Enterprise
I'm looking for someone to design my cover and not charge me a fortune. A friend offered, but he only knows how to manipulate images, he can't produce them. The main element I need is my ship, the Kestrel. I have a clear idea of the shape of it, so I went looking on the internet the other evening.

Babylon 5
I hoped I would be able to find something that would fit my idea, and then arrange to buy the image to use on my cover. I also hoped I would be able to afford it! I searched for an hour and a half, and didn't find anything.

Firefly - Serenity
Initially I was disappointed, but then I looked at the situation from a different point of view: no one else has a ship like mine. I'm quite pleased about that. It's kind of nice to be original.

But now I need an artist. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: Artist finally found, who did an amazing job - wait til you see the cover for Intruders!

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