W&N Fiction

Jack Glass Cover Reveal

Gollancz Author: - February 2nd, 2012
Adam Roberts, Cover Art, Science Fiction

A supremely clever melding of golden-age crime themes with golden-age SF themes. A tricksy crime novel told in three stories. A who-dunnit where you know from the beginning who dunnit (that would be Jack Glass), but are still surprised when you discover how he did it. What on earth (or indeed off earth) would you put on the cover? Tried loads of ideas, nothing worked. Went back to the beginning. To the title. Jack Glass. The name of the killer. Glass (the substance) also features in the plot. An idea begins to form. Talk to the designers and the art department. Stained glass maybe? Designers go away. And two weeks later come back with a thing of unearthly beauty. I give you the cover for Jack Glass, the new novel from Adam Roberts. Designers and art departments – they don’t get anywhere near enough credit. So thank you to designers and art departments in general. And to Black Sheep, who did this one, in particular. You have created something very, very special.

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7 Responses to “Jack Glass Cover Reveal”

  1. Darren Darren Nash says:

    It is, indeed, a thing of beauty. And having been lucky enough to have already read this, I might add that it’s an absolutely cracking book, too.

  2. Laure Eve says:

    Oh. Oh my.

    I think I’m in love.

  3. Darren T says:

    Hats of to you for that one, folks. ’tis rather lovely and no mistake :)

  4. Simon Simon says:

    Thanks Darren! It was one of those ones where as soon as the cover meeting saw it, everyone just sighed and sat back with big sappy grins on their faces. Oh so rare :)

  5. Christina says:

    I don’t tend to go for mystery/crime stories, but that cover is so gorgeous. Consider me sold.

    • Simon Simon says:

      Thank you Christina! Shall pass this back to the designer. I think we can, at least, promise you a mystery/crime story quite unlike any you might have read before.

  6. [...] Jack Glass (Gollancz 2012), due out in the summer. You can see the, rather nifty, cover-art here: http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2012/02/jack-glass-cover-reveal/ The novel is my attempt as a clever-as-a-sputnik-full-of-monkeys Golden Age whodunnit, set in a [...]

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