After months in the works, I’m delighted to announce that cover art for The Nothing Within is in its final form.
There were two particular challenges in designing the cover:
- The book is science fiction, but much of it has a medieval-like setting and reads like fantasy. The cover reflects that with the walled village inset (orange for fantasy), and the dark DNA-based background (blue-black for science).
- It’s a post-apocalyptic adventure story, and those stories often have concrete, illustrated covers. But it’s written more in the style of literary fiction, and those stories often have photographic or symbolic covers. The cover reflects that with a detailed inset fantasy image, but a blue-black cutout (including the protagonist, Root) that leaves more to the imagination.
Kudos to my cover designer, Jeff Brown, for his excellent artwork, and for helping me to thread those needles.