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Tor's North American Covers
The Quintaglio Ascension
These are the covers of the Tor reissues of the Quintaglio Ascension. The artwork is the same as on the original Ace covers, but Tor's art department went for a more science-fictional look.
On the left is the cover of the reprint edition of Far-Seer, published by Tor Books in May 2004 (ISBN 0-765-30974-2). The cover art is by Tom Kidd. The character depicted is Afsan, the Quintaglio counterpart of Galileo. The Science Fiction Book Club used the same art on their hardcover edition. I liked this oil painting so much, I bought the original from Tom.
In the middle is the cover of the reprint edition of Fossil Hunter, published by Tor Books in March 2005 (ISBN 0-765-30793-4). In 1992, Tom Kidd went on a sabbatical to work on a coffee-table book of his own art, so Bob Eggleton ably took over doing the covers for the Quintaglio books. The character depicted is Afsan's son Toroca, who becomes the Quintaglio counterpart of Darwin. He's holding the Jijaki handheld computer in his left hand and a geologist's pick in his right. Note the two wingfingers flying in the background.
On the right is the cover of the reprint edition of Foreigner, published by Tor Books in July 2005 (ISBN 0-765-30972-6). This cover is also by Bob Eggleton. The character depicted is Novato, leader of the Exodus Project; Novato is Toroca's mother. Note the stunning view of the Face of God rising behind the Quintaglio home world. This view was obscured by the title scroll on the original Ace edition.
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