I was searching the web for more info on books I read a long time ago and happened across several covers:
If I had seen these covers in a bookstore or library, I would have thought they were general fiction or something like that.
Except I know that Kate Elliott (the writer I was looking for) writes fantasy/science fiction. These covers don’t look science fiction to me. Not at all! And these books are supposed to be science fiction, i. e. take place on a different planet.
Is that odd? For me to decide a book’s genre from the cover alone?
You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I was. I don’t think I ever realized before that I pigeonhole books based on the cover. I thought I did that from the back cover copy.
- Top Ten Sci-Fi Book Covers (wcs53.wordpress.com)
- Food for Thought: Science-Fiction and Inspiring Ingenuity. (rosebfischer.wordpress.com)