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North American Covers
Covers of the North American bookstore editions of my first novel, Golden Fleece.
On the left is the 1999 trade-paperback revised edition published by Tor (ISBN 0-312-86865-0). The art is by Bob Eggleton.
On the right is the original 1990 mass-market paperback edition published by Warner/Questar (ISBN 0-445-21078-8). The art is by Barclay Shaw.
I much prefer the art used on the Tor edition. Indeed, as you can see below, that art has now been used three times to illustrate versions of Golden Fleece:
The first time was when a novelette version appeared as the cover story in the September 1988 edition of Amazing Stories magazine [left].
I liked the art so much, I suggested that the Science Fiction Book Club use it on their November 1991 hardcover edition [middle].
And I also suggested that Tor use the same painting on their November 1999 trade-paperback revised edition of the novel [right].
If you get the idea I really like this painting, you're right. In fact, I liked it so much, I bought the original from Bob Eggleton; it hangs in my living room.
The painting depicts the starcology Argo in the background, with one of the ship's complement of boomerang-shaped landing craft in the foreground. The backdrop is a starbow, seen when traveling at relativistic speeds.
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