Implied Cover Art

by wjw on October 19, 2007

Jeremy Lassen sent me the cover for my next novel, Implied Spaces.
Pretty eye-catching, ne?
dubjay October 19, 2007 at 2:38 am

I think it needs more cat, actually.

Tarl Neustaedter October 19, 2007 at 3:59 am

Cool. When can we get it?

And any cover can use more cat 🙂

S.M. Stirling October 19, 2007 at 4:11 am

Seriously cool!

Bruce October 19, 2007 at 4:23 am

Swords & Cyberpunk?

tcastleb October 19, 2007 at 4:30 am

Ooooh. That IS cool.

dubjay October 19, 2007 at 6:12 am

Swords & Cyberpunk?

You know, that’s as good a description as anything I’ve yet come up with.

I’ve been having a hard time coming up with a snappy one-line description of this book. Implied Spaces is what happens when you take about three subgenres, accelerate them to near-light speed, and crash them together.

I’m hoping the result is pretty, but I’m having a hard time describing the explosion.

Paul W October 19, 2007 at 9:28 am

Wonderful cover.

And yes, I have to say…Swords and Singularity instead of Sorcery? 😉

Samantha Ling October 19, 2007 at 12:54 pm

Ooh, the cover is very nice. That dude looks ready for a sword fight!

Lawrence M. Schoen October 19, 2007 at 2:54 pm

Nice. And this comes out when? In TPB or HC?

rebecca s. October 19, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Let’s see . . . it’s got your name as author, a provocative title, an extremely cool swashbuckler, a techno-wizardry vibe, and a kitty.

I’m there.

Jason October 19, 2007 at 3:34 pm

I’m certainly looking forward to getting my copy.

But then, I’m one of your guaranteed sales no matter what the cover looks like.

xardoz October 19, 2007 at 6:27 pm

It’s missing something, though . . . Got it. His left hand is empty – where’s the smoking retro raygun or big-ass howdah pistol?

halojones-fan October 19, 2007 at 7:51 pm

Swords & Cyberpunk? Already been there; see “Snow Crash”.

I like that art! Is it depicting a scene from the book, or is it just sort of an allegory for the book itself? Or is it just supposed to look cool and catch the reader’s eye? (Sort of like the cover art for “Voice of the Whirlwind”, which has a guy in a stylin’ Eighties-fashion spacesuit. I think that’s the only spacesuit I’ve ever seen that has a jacket-buttoned-at-the-waist motif…)

Kathleen October 19, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Xardoz said something was missing from the left hand.

Recall that this is a WALTER JON WILLIAMS book. The object missing from the left hand is a culinary blowtorch, as used in making creme brulee.


qtera31 October 19, 2007 at 10:28 pm

Will you be wearing this outfit to the party?

dubjay October 23, 2007 at 3:53 am

Maybe the =next= party.

A Walter Jon Williams hero keeps the left hand free, not for a weapon or a blowtorch, but for a glass of wine.

I really like “Swords and Singularities.” I tried it out at the signing on Saturday and it seemed to impress people. Let it be so.

TerryB October 23, 2007 at 9:49 pm

Very nice, Water! So, who’s the artist?

dubjay October 23, 2007 at 10:20 pm

The artist is Dan Dos Santos, a fact I should have mentioned at the top.

halojones-fan October 24, 2007 at 5:27 pm

A glass of wine, or an inhaler of snapcoke, right?

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