Barbary Station's Cover Revealed!

Barbary Station's cover is officially out on the internet, revealed over at the Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog! Even the cover sketches were impressive. Martin Deschambault's art style is very cool. I've spent at least an hour browsing his ArtStation portfolio, and I had an Assassin's Creed art book with his art on my bookshelf before I even knew he was working on this cover.

The old saying is not to judge a book by its cover, but in the past few years I've rarely encountered books for which the publisher blew their budget on editing and left nothing for cover design. Publishers which reliably produce books worth reading budget for the inside and the outside.

This was not always the case, of course. There have been some really strange covers of anything currently termed a "classic book." It might be fun to search for your favorites. Mine are many of these covers of The Hobbit.