Books and Covers

Debris Dreams - Earth and Moon cropped image.

Despite not having my art portfolio back online—that will be another post—I’m choosing to talk about book covers as I stay with my alphabetical postings.

I’m fortunate to be the cover designer of a fantastic book called Debris Dreams by David Colby, published by Candlemark & Gleam.

Debris Dreams is a realistic space-opera/military Young Adult novel about a multiracial lesbian teen living on a space station who gets drafted into a war between Lunar citizens and spacers/Earthers. She’s stranded in space, forced to join the marines, and quickly has to learn military discipline, how to kill, how to lead, and how to disobey orders when they’re about to, oh, kill everyone in horrible ways. All the while, dealing with the fact that, because of a terrorist act that started the war, she will not be able to go to Earth for at least twenty years—and therefore, may not actually see her Earther girlfriend ever. It’s thoughtful, scientifically sound, and heartbreakingly romantic.

For more: check out the site and read the sample chapter (the cover design isn’t up there yet). Download the faction logos—also designed by yours truly.

There, a little self-promotion. *nods* I’m not one to usually do that.
But, seriously… it’s a great book. Release date is November 2012.

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Filed under Art, Books, Freelance, Ideas, Science, Science Fiction, Space

3 responses to “Books and Covers

  1. The book sounds really good! I’m always a fan of teens joining the military and being awesome. Ender’s Game, Gundam Seed, etc. Can’t wait to see the cover!

    • karengadient

      In this one, the teen doesn’t have a choice about joining, but she handles it better than most and it’s one heck of good story. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Pingback: Debris Dreams: Print Cover | Karen Gadient

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