Thursday, October 04, 2007

OSC Book Covers

As long as I'm on the subject of Orson Scott Card, I'm going to point out how terrible the covers of some of the foreign editions of his books are. Check out the pudgy German kid on the German edition of "Ender's Shadow":

Save some room for later, Augustus liebchen.

What about the puzzling Narnia-style cover for the Spanish Portuguese edition of "Speaker For the Dead". Simplifies things a bit?

The Japanese cover for "Lost Boys" is just. . . puzzling. It's kind of endearing, though - is this sort of thing commonplace? It's definitely uniquely Japanese.

One of the most wrenching, personal novels
of all time has become a Doraemon episode.

This isn't a foreign edition, but I'd like to point out the horror of the Young Adult printing of Ender's Game.

For Mega Man, it's not a game anymore.

In other news, they've given the audiobook edition the Star Wars treatment:

This should be the poster for the Ender films in 2017 when they finally get around to releasing them. And I would make my casting choices according to the poster: Ender played by Christopher Lee, Han Qin-Jao played by a very sleepy Bjork, and the Hive Queen motion-captured by Andy Serkis, as always.

Note: I apologize for the inconsistent formatting on this post. I'm still getting a hang of this whole "HTML" thing.


  1. Courtney9:24 PM

    Bjork absolutely must have a very large, complicated musical number halfway through. Her voice is so odd, it's mesmerizing.

  2. Yeah. I'd recommend Joanna Newsom as well but if you're hip to Bjork you probably already know about her :).

    Good old Bjork.

  3. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Have you seen this one?


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