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12 January 2019 @ 09:55 am
Working on covers . . .  
matapampamuphoff on January 12th, 2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
Of course it doesn't "signal" SF/F at all.
cnmckenney on January 12th, 2019 04:06 pm (UTC)
Maybe a 'concept' car that looks more exotic? Or something 'futuristic' skyline buildings on the horizon?

Edited at 2019-01-12 04:08 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2019 05:30 pm (UTC)
And maybe some middle-eastern or "arabic" clothing in green (I was thinking of green because of the association with Irish/Luck/Leprechauns, but if it's clothing appropriate to his _actual_ culture, it may not carry those connotations, but still be relevant to the character & story because Green is rather big in-universe).
(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2019 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes: Futuristic buildings vaguely outlined in the orange haze. With minarets.

(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2019 06:19 pm (UTC)
It is a nice cover, but I agree it doesn't signal SF at all. At first glance, based on the colors, I'd be guessing romance. But there's no lady to go with the guy, and there is a car, so my next guess would be mystery or action.

As others have said, perhaps some futuristic buildings in the distance, or a more futuristic car.

(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2019 07:48 pm (UTC)
I keep trying to come up with something using a Bag... maybe an arm and a torso reaching out of a bag for a box with a red crescent on it? (or whatever symbol of a first aid kit is appropriate for this culture) Or just the opening of a bag, with the "body" of the bag hidden by a more futuristic looking car door.

After all, at least some of the "cars" are able to fly...

matapampamuphoff on January 13th, 2019 05:58 am (UTC)
I am not an artist. I have to compose covers from available low cost royalty free elements. The selection is limited.
mbarker: Me typing?mbarker on January 13th, 2019 12:31 pm (UTC)
Let’s see... ER background, and a woman wrestling with an arm coming out of a pair of silver bars? Might be considered a spoiler, I suppose, but it’s a really good scene...