Monday, July 25, 2016

Cover Characteristics Robots



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.  

This week's pick- Robots/ Androids  


This week I decided to go with robotic/ android cover art- this is one I've been wanting to do for a while. 

Alex + Ada #12

I decided to include some comic covers this time around- I like this one for the simplicity of it.
Alex + Ada #10

This one reflects a bit of a love triangle in the story. 

Alex + Ada #5

An interesting cover- really captures the anguish which is at the heart of this series. 



Obviously an old school cover but I am intrigued by the robotic arm.

Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1)

This one's just kinda freaky. 

Robots and Empire (Robot, #4)

Another older cover- art is by Michael Whelan.  

Freak of Nature (IFICS, #1)

I remember seeing this around a year or two ago- always liked this cover. 

Fractured Innocence (IFICS #2)

Nice cover  - but my favorite part of this is the title. 

Replica

This one is kinda terrifying.

Revolution 19 (Revolution 19, #1)

This might be my fave- this or the first Alex and Ada.

And for a bonus...  

This is a great movie about artificial intelligence.  





13 comments:

  1. Nice topic! I half-made a post about ghosts then got lazy and just didn't post anything lol.

    I do like the simplicity of that first one, and the third one looks interesting. Not crazy about the second one though. I don't know, it just looks too solemn and plain with no facial expressions or interesting body language even. I like that Robots and Empire one though. And the Freak of Nature covers. I have that first book, I remember getting it for free on Amazon, but I haven't read it. And it does look interesting with the panels on her back. The font looks unprofessional, but I think that one is still my favorite. Revolution 19 is nice too though, and it's got a catchy tagline!

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    1. I like that first one a lot- like I said, maybe my favorite. And Robots and Empire is nice, kinda understated. I like the Freak of Nature covers- agree about the font, kinda off, but otherwise... and the second one with her walking down the corridor. Just like it. Weirdly enough I think the font works better on the second one than the first?

      Revolution 19 though- I like that one. A lot.

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  2. The Robopocalpyse cover kind of freaks me out. Something about the shiny face is the stuff of nightmares! I'd like to give Asimov a try. He's been on my list for a long time but I've never gotten up the motivation to read him. Great topic!

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    1. Doesn't it though? I wouldn't want that looking at me! Asimov I think is tricky- I've heard his stuff hasn't aged well and doesn't have a lot of female characters, or doesn't treat them well- but I don't really know, and he is one of those "masters" of science fiction or whatever. I'm not sure if I'll ever read him...

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  3. Great post. Some of these covers are truly freaky!

    Another of these from the YA side is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It's on my TBR list (I'll get to it I swear!) and looks so interesting.

    Ex-Machina has been on my to watch list but movies have taken a back seat for the past couple of years. Oh well...

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    1. Thank you! I had fun w/ this one.

      Cinder would be agood choice, didn't think of it. And Ex Machina is good, if you get a chance- the ending is kinda freaky!

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  4. Awesome picks! I really need to read the Alex and Ada series! Here’s my Cover Characteristic!

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  5. Robopocolypse kinda scares me! What an interesting topic!

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  6. I think a lot of these are interesting because they don't make me think of robots. But I do love the cover for Revolution 19. To me it's both pretty and brings the whole cyborg/android/robot idea to life.

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  7. the Alex + Ada covers make me think about the tv show Humans. I also like the revolution 19 cover

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  8. You can't even tell the comic (or is it a GN?) series is about robots. So creepy if you think about it. The art is definitely interesting (ie. it's good!). I like art so I can see how it would go with the series.

    I grew up staring at the Asimov covers all over the house so those are sooooooo familiar. My parents are huge Sci-fi freaks. I won't even get into the argument my dad had about the fact that you can't find the theater version of The Blade Runner anymore.

    I still need to see Ex Machina... That's the guy from X-Men and Star Wars I see there, right? I'd watch more movies if I could stop reading... :) Great list!!!

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  9. Okay.... and once again I have NEVER heard of any of the books you featured! But together they all do look very cool indeed. And I guess you were drawing pictures of robots on your school desk when you were suppose to pay attention in class hey. I just did my Cover Characteristics http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/cover-characteristics-schools.html

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  10. Oooh what a neat rogue topic!
    Thanks for joining in last week :)

    Sugar & Snark

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