by wjw on September 27, 2006


I’ve just got this spiffy piece of cover art for the Night Shade reissue of Hardwired, which should be available within a few weeks or so.

Coherent September 28, 2006 at 7:01 pm

Looks great! Still not quite what I envision a Panzer to look like, but very slick and clean. I like the emphasis on Cowboy.

S.M. Stirling September 28, 2006 at 8:53 pm


Responsible Artist September 29, 2006 at 4:40 am

Wow. It’s really great, but do you worry it minimizez the feminine side of the book?


Coherent September 29, 2006 at 11:58 pm

You know what it needs? It needs a Delta flying in those clouds. 🙂

Maureen McHugh October 2, 2006 at 10:01 pm

Oh, where did he get that coat? Nice.

Matt October 3, 2006 at 8:07 pm

I remember buying the iteration with the cover art channeling Scandal’s “I am the Warrior” video.

One of my favorite all time reads.

HaloJonesFan October 4, 2006 at 5:30 pm

Meh…I think that Royo’s cover was better, although I still snicker when I see how literally he interpreted “a face like a succession of arrowheads”.

dubjay October 4, 2006 at 11:32 pm

Royo actually did =two= covers for Hardwired, the original Tor release and the Spanish translation.

On the cover of the Spanish book, a lush blonde (clearly the gold-haired, dark-browed model that Royo used on a lot of his works), dressed in the wispy remains of a negligee, is fording a river while carrying a complex, LED-rich automatic weapon. Near misses are splashing all around her.

It was, umm, eye-catching. Definitely. Yes.

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