It’s time for another science fiction cult classic: William Gibson’s Neuromancer.
Some fun facts about this book:
- It was the inspiration for The Matrix films
- It was written by a Canadian
- It has a lot of campy – and wonderful – covers
This cover (left) is the edition that I own – and I quickly realized it’s probably the most boring of the lot.
I mean, check out these beauties:
There are also some great (and slightly more modern-looking) foreign editions:
From left to right and top to bottom: Italian edition, alternate Italian edition, Japanese edition, Portuguese edition, 30th anniversary Portuguese edition, and Romanian edition. (I feel as though I should do a week of just Portuguese covers, because they’re consistently my favourites.)
As ever, some intriguing editions from graphic designers:
From left to right: covers from Avery Gregory, David Simpson, and Nicolas Beaujouan. The minimalist cover has to be my favourite – I’m a huge, huge sucker for minimalism. This cover in particular brings Neuromancer back down to the bare bones: layers on layers on layers.
Which cover is your favourite? I’d love to see your comments. Feel free to link to any great cover art that I’ve missed!
Cover to Cover is a weekly project comparing and critiquing the various covers of popular novels, published every Wednesday. Find more posts in this series here.