Category archives: Covers

Cringe Worthy Covers: Ender's Game

by June 30, 2010 in Books, Covers, Science Fiction

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.

Good idea:

Bad Idea:

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!

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