Our favourite science fiction and fantasy book covers of 2016
By Hodderscape Team
Posted on December 16, 2016 in Books with tags Book Covers
You may judge these books by their covers. We did.
We couldn’t track down the designer for a couple of these, so if you know who they are please tell us in the comments!
The Year 200 by Augustín de Rojas
Cover by Edel Rodriguez
There’s a collection of Cuban sci-fi put out by an American indie called Restless Books that are all done in these crazy vibrant colours that pop off the cover. I’ll never tire of a space-scape but I think we’re all due a bit more mad yellow on our SFF shelves.
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
Cover by Sarah Anne Langton
Sarah created our dodo logo, so naturally we’re big fans, and she’s knocked it out the park again with this one.
The Penguin Galaxy series
Covers by Alex Trochut
I love the simplicity of the Penguin Sci-Fi classics from this year.
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Sorcerer to the Crown has a gorgeous, rich, baroque cover that really suits the novel’s style and atmosphere.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
I haven’t even read the book yet but the cover just looks gorgeous.
The Crow Girl by Eric Axl Sund
Cover by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday.
You just know this book is going to be messed up.
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Cover by Will Staehle
A Gathering of Shadows is at once quite quaint and also a little disturbing, somehow. Must be all the reaching hands.
Time Travel: A History by James Gleick
Cover by Peter Mendelsund
Not exactly science fiction, but science fiction adjacent. This book cover is s0 so clever and so so stylish.
The Essex Serpent
Cover by Peter Dyer
Cheating a bit, but it IS about a possible magical monster, I was wowed like everyone else by this use of spectacular Victorian wallpaper.
Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
And I love the way the title and the cover art work together on Alastair Reynolds’ novel Revenger to create a really forbidding (and enticing) science fictional whole.
And frankly, we here at Hodder knocked it out of the park with our 2016 covers.