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Kary English
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Hi, all,

I need a cover for Flight of the Kikayon (see my sig. to read it) a sci-fi novelette that features a clone-related plot with a female MC who's a castaway on a water planet.

The mood is a combo of hard neurosci SF, action & adventure, and a certain literary feel.

Which of these do you like best and why?

Contact___________________or______________Sector

Hat tip to the designer, who charges just $30 for premade covers: http://www.goonwrite.com/index.htm There's a category selection panel about halfway down in the left sidebar.

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Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Topic starter Posted : July 3, 2013 6:49 am
MontyApollo
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I like "Contact" better. I think it better portrays the part of the story about being stranded on a island.

I think the stars on "Sector" can help give a sci-fi vibe, but the mountain-thing just looks odd to me.

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Posted : July 4, 2013 1:32 pm
izanobu
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I like the image of Contact better but the fonts on Sector better. Does that help? Smile

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Posted : July 4, 2013 2:05 pm
Kary English
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Thanks, Annie and Monty!

I've pretty much decided to go with Contact, with some possibly tweakage involving the type.

WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Topic starter Posted : July 4, 2013 2:31 pm
Sam Hidaka
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Of the two, I think the one for "Contact Made" fits better.

However, I like the illustration in the Gazette more than I like either of those two.

Sam

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Posted : July 13, 2013 9:44 am
Kary English
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Thanks, Sam!

WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Topic starter Posted : July 13, 2013 4:15 pm
Kary English
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I decided to go with this one, btw.

Pre-mades by this designer start at $30, with discounts for packs of two or more. http://www.goonwrite.com/science-fiction-pre-made-book-cover-designs.htm#.Uebp-W1Eu1k

WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Topic starter Posted : July 17, 2013 7:03 am
bobsandiego
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I know it is go on write, but the URl makes it look like Goon Write to me! wotf019
Is it strange I look at those covers and want to write stories to go with them?

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Posted : July 17, 2013 12:25 pm
Rebecca Birch
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I know it is go on write, but the URl makes it look like Goon Write to me! wotf019
Is it strange I look at those covers and want to write stories to go with them?

I have seriously considered doing this, since my cover-making skills are nil and I love writing to prompts.

Rebecca Birch
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Posted : July 17, 2013 12:46 pm
Kary English
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I totally get wanting to write a story to match some of those covers! And yes, I think of it as Goon Write, too. Smile

WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Topic starter Posted : July 18, 2013 9:21 am
ellisael
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The Goon write!

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