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BC9 Cover Design

I'm happy to announce that the design of the book cover for Beyond Cloud Nine is complete.

Overall book cover design and matte painting was done by the talened Tobias Roetsch (taenaron) of This work included the background with Jupiter and merging of all other elements.

The under-appreciated Aaron Page created the character designs of Brooke in her uniform on the front cover and Brooke in her flight armor with Maya hiding behind her leg on the back cover.

Chi-Chun Liu (pvtskwerl) created a very cool fighter plane design for Brooke's Starthroat.

All things considered, the cover turned out about as close to my original vision as I could've hoped. I'm very happy with it, and I hope it really grabs buyers' attention. While I can't claim complete objectivity, I think the cover is better than the vast majority of book covers out there--sci-fi, traditionally published, or otherwise.

You will see small images of the cover on this site and on To see the full-sized cover in all its glory, you'll have to buy Beyond Cloud Nine.

Comments (1)

Comment by Greg on 09/08/14 2:50 am

Cool cover!


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