Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Shadow of the Scorpion - New Cover.

Well, Jon Sullivan has now produced another new cover, this time for Shadow of the Scorpion. If you want to check out any more of his art, which is bloody cool, go to jonsullivanart here.

13 comments:

Pavlov's Cat said...

That is awesome.
Really matches the vision in my head of Amistad ( if a bit bigger)

I had look at the others in WH Smith the other day. They really are very good.
If I didn't have them all, I'd buy them again.
Instead you'll just have to wait till the spines wear out for more royalties(haha)

David Robotham said...

Oh my.

That is rather lovely.

Michael Stone said...

The boy standing in front of the giant scorpion is evocative of the guy defying the tanks during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1988(?). Wonder if that's deliberate? It's certainly a powerful image.

packrat54 said...

Just a few minutes ago I finished reading "Shadow of the Scorpion", cool to see the after school event featured on the new cover. Hilldiggers is waiting in the wings. I may save it for a bit and jump into something else first... hark, is that temptation calling?

mr-maigo said...

Dawww, he's a friendly scorpion

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

would love to have that as my ma. dont think i'd get tired looking at her sweet assets.

would probably give up my security blanket.

Inchy said...

That's incredible artwork, but I have to say that his depiction of Cormac on the 'Gridlinked' cover is nothing like I imagined him and now the two Cormacs are battling it out in my head!

Two men enter, one man leaves.

Neal Asher said...

Pavlov's Cat, it is awesome, matches the image in my head and then some. I want a set of the new covers on my shelf (I have some in Crete but not here, yet).

David, yup, lovely in the good old sensawunda way.

Michael, that was discussed. Julie Crisp mooted the idea. It was from something else she recollected and for me a little like the girl in the red jacket from Schindler's List.

Packrat54, you must read something else - I can't keep you supplied perpetually!

Mr-maigo, yeah, cuddly !?

Vaude, it's MR Scorpion.

Inchy, bit Tom Cruise that Cormac, but I love the background detail, which is all spot on.

Looks like Mr Sullivan will be the judge of the next art competition, with prizes being signed prints of pictures like these. Get to work all you artists!

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

i know, its a he/ as per the book/ but my dad has a rifle, forked tongue and a black tail with a turkey baster full of cayenne pepper. so...ma, she just has the dinky rolling pin, some baking powder, couple hair pins.
there has to be a few models of she scorps out there, thats me on the cover in front by the way.


looks like me anyways with the 'adopt a scorpion' papers in my pocket.

Jebel Krong said...

that is by far and away the best one, yet! wow!!

paulb said...

makes me wish i had waited before buying the copy i have - awesome

packrat54 said...

Yeah, I had decided to save reading Hilldiggers during the upcoming holidays when I hope to get a little extra time off. Started a Larry Niven collection of Beowulf Shaeffer stories called "Crashlander." The stories were published during the 60s and 70s. Bought it at a used book shop for a couple of dollars.

Neal Asher said...

Ah, Larry Niven. I think I was about 13 when my brother bought me Ringworld Engineers for my birthday, thereafter I acquired every Niven book I could get my hands on, though I have to say that Ringworld Throne was a bit of a disappointment.