We all know how the final covers for the dual/duelling trilogies Free Planet vs War World turned out and while I'm very happy with how they turned out (and the books themselves feel totally superb in weight and formatting etc) a small part of me still hankers for an earlier incarnation of the novel covers.
Some time prior to the final edited versions of all six component novels (FP: custodian liberator reaper, WW: tandem watcher kumiko) I did a rough&ready mock-up of the prospective covers using the decadent artwork of Mike Dargas but couldn't secure the 'right to use' as I had with other covers I'd done.
I wanted, so wanted, these to be the covers because they said, "All I ever wanted to say," about Corporate Mind Control and highlighted the two sisters at the heart of the narrative resolution. We try our best, we move on...
|based on the 2008 Bukkakeworld + Planet of the Owls image|