Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shelf Candy (1)

I'm not known for sticking with particular memes or challenges because of my schedule, but I thought I'd give this a go because I really like covers and while they may give false expectations about how good the book is (I'm looking at you, Girl in the Steel Corset), they are also the reason most of us pick up a book in the first place.

So my choice for this week's shelf candy is Agatha H and the Airship City.

Old school steampunk at its finest. I mean there's a stopwatch stabbing a robotic claw arm with a robot butler in the background. I saw the cover and literally snatched the book off the shelf to read the back.


  1. This is old school! I was just like staring at it taking it all in for awhile. Covers are never done like this anymore. Great pick this week.
    You can check out my shelf candy here.
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  2. There is so much to look at that you don't get it even a fraction of it at first glance. I love art that gives you more as you study it. It is old school and in this case that's a good thing. It took a certain level of talent to accomplish this one. Thanks for sharing your Shelf Candy post.

  3. This is an incredible cover! I love all the detail involved, as well as the super cool font and design used for the title. I haven't read any steampunk before, and this book might very well be my starting point! The cover is just THAT magnetic!

    I must confess I'm not too crazy about the girl's costume, but then again, it seems as if the illustrator(s) is(are) poking fun at all of those lurid covers from '30's, 40's and 50's pulp SF. I love this cover in spite of this one element, though!!

    Great choice! Thanks for sharing!! : )

    Maria @