Nathan's recent rant has inspired me to start a new semi-regular feature on the blog. It won't be "every Wednesday", but I'll try to do it about once a week. Depending, of course, on how frequently I can find good examples of bad book covers. The idea here is simple - even the best books can have the most terrible cover art, and any publisher who commits such a crime deserves to be ridiculed.
Let's start things off with one of my all-time favorite novels: Ender's Game. I was originally planning on elaborating more on the various covers, but I realized that's unnecessary. These are going to be awful, and you don't need me to convince you of that fact. So here we go.
Way to go publisher! You made cover art so bad I can't even find this edition of the book for sale on Amazon. High five!