Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Unveiling the Red Planet Blues cover

by Rob - October 16th, 2012.
Filed under: Red Planet Blues.

I’m thrilled to unveil the cover for my twenty-second novel, Red Planet Blues, and to announce a new, earlier publication date. To accommodate my Canadian book tour, Red Planet Blues will now come out in both the US and Canada one week earlier than originally planned. The new date is Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (with the Toronto launch party on Monday night, March 25). The US publisher is Ace Science Fiction; the Canadian publisher is Penguin Canada (which will release the book under its Viking imprint).

The cover art is by Tony Mauro; art director was Rita Frangie. And, yes, those are fossils in the lower right …

Click here or on the image above to see the cover full-size (a four-megabyte JPEG).

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6 Responses to Unveiling the Red Planet Blues cover

  1. Looks great as always!

  2. Looks great Robert! Can’t wait to read it. I think I’ll get a head start by reading the Novella!

    Best wishes,

    Hugh B. Long

  3. I remember that “Identity Theft” seemed to be set in the same universe as Mindscan. Is this true of Red Planet Blues?

  4. MINDSCAN and “Identity Theft” both deal with uploaded consciousness, but they’re not set in the same universe. RED PLANET BLUES starts with the “Identity Theft” novella, and continues on with eight thousand additional words.

  5. Thanks for your correction, Rob. I noted the consciousness uploading in both works, and assumed that “Identity Theft” was set in Mindscan’s ‘future’.

  6. Looks Fantastic! Will you come to Vancouver?