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From: "Endymion9" <endymion9@mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) My reaction to IN GREEN'S JUNGLES
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 04:26:14 

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
>While I agree with you in the general case, about SF's "image problem," I
>have to ask...
>Am I the _only_ person here who likes the covers on OBW and IGJ? I find
>frankly hard
>to believe; the marketing department at TOR can't be utter ninnies. (Though
>I do recall
>Deb Notkin once defining publishers as "companies whose job is to prevent
>the sale of
>as many books as possible.") The illustrations clearly represent important
>moments in
>the course of the book, without "giving away the plot;" additionally, they
>are competent
>(to say the least) in layout and execution. What, beyond this, anyone wants
>from a cover
>illo is beyond me.
>The overall cover designs also impressed me: the white strip at the top
>author's name just, I dunno, looks classy -- says in a clearly coded way,
>"this is a
>Major Writer."

I like both covers for the reasons you described.  However, I have never
been ashamed of letting my friends and associates know that I greatly enjoy
reading scifi, watching Dr. Who, etc. and other things that I've heard
people in NGs mention could embarrass them.  I wouldn't want a book cover
that fooled people into thinking I was reading a Physics book.  So I have
the same confusion as to what people want in a Wolfe cover.  Perhaps if they
mentioned which Wolfe covers from past books they approve of??


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