Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cover Art Spotlight: Dominic Harman

Cover art is one of the most critical tools in a publishers arsenal for selling their book. This is perhaps no more readily apparent than in Speculative Fiction. At SFFWorld, we’ve got a nice running thread on the topic The Positivity Cover Art Thread.

One of the cover artists who has been coming to my attention more and more is Dominic Harman.

Mr. Harman has illustrated all three Morlock Ambrosius novels for Pyr, but I think the best is easily the cover for The Wolf Age:

Harman’s been churning out great covers for the fine folks at Solaris Books, specifically for books by Eric Brown including the book I just finished (and think one of the top 2 or 3 Science Fiction novels thus far published in 2011) The Kings of Eternity, as well as the tryptich cover for Brown’s Bengal Station trilogy:

Also for Solaris, Harman provided the explosive cover for Ian Whates’s debut novel, The Noise Within:

Another terrific set of covers Harman created was for Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels:

One of Harman’s more recent covers looks absolutely stunning, the book is Debris and the author is Jo Anderton. The book publishes in October 2011 from Angry Robot Books:

So there you have it, a nice sampling of art from Dominic Harman. A relatively exhaustive listing of his book covers can be found here at IFSDB.

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