Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Paperback Cover, The Hunt for Dark Infinity


Oh, man, I'm so excited to show this to you guys! What do you think? This will be released by Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) on February 23, 2010. Just 3 months away! It's the second book in The 13th Reality series. The artist is Owen Richardson. I so love it!!!!

If you missed it, the first book (The Journal of Curious Letters) will be released in paperback on December 22 of this year. Then Book 2 in Feb, then Book 3 (The Blade of Shattered Hope) will come out in hardback in April. Here is the PB cover for Book 1 (this was done by a different artist, John Picacio):



The hardbacks were actually done by a different artist as well, Bryan Beus. I'm so lucky to have had so much different talent to experience. :) These guys are all amazing. And a big thanks to my Aladdin editor, Emily Lawrence. She's awesome.

I know it's slightly confusing that I have two series going on at the same time. It just worked out that way. I actually wrote the original draft of The Maze Runner before The 13th Reality. If you've read either one, please try out the other! I really think you'll like both.

To preorder these paperbacks, you can CLICK HERE.

I'll answer questions from the comments in my next post, I promise!

18 comments:

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Fantastic book covers, James! Although I must say I really like the original hardback ones best. =) But still, it's so absolutely fabulous it's coming out with S&S in PB form! Congrats!!!

L.T. Elliot said...

Okay, that is wicked cool. I LOVE that cover. Great, James. I already have a whole shelf of James books. I'll have to start a new one for those! ;)

Nichole Giles said...

Very cool. How totally exciting! Congratulations yet again. Hm. It seems like I've been congratulating you a lot lately. You've had a good year. =) And for that, I'm so glad.

Nichole

Erin G. said...

Those covers are amazing! I love paperback books. They're cheaper for us poor and lowly college students. :)

I was actually thinking about you and your books in one of my classes the other day. We were talking about something in human development that reminded me of your books . . . I was going to tell you about it . . . Dang it all! I can't remember what it was. If I do remember I'll comment again, because I'm pretty sure whatever it was brought up a question. Haha. :D

Vanessa said...

Wow. That's the only thing I can say. Right now, I can't think of something sarcastic to say so I'll be nice. That is way awesone. Go James!

Magenta said...

Oh wow!!! That looks like an awesome cover for Hunt for Dark Infinity, paperback edition! I can't wait to see it on the shelves!

Sorry I haven't been commenting here lately. =P Well, you haven't blogged a lot recently, so I don't know.

Laura said...

That is a wicked cool cover.

Taffy said...

I really like THFDI cover! (yeah. It took me a minute to look at the words and write only the first letters and the explanation that I'm giving now is longer than if I wrote out the title.lol)

Heather B. Moore said...

Those covers rock!

Melinda said...

Very nice! I liiike it.

Epsilon said...

The new covers almost make me want to read the book over again.

Sharon Mayhew said...

James,
I haven't read Maze Runner yet, but am planning on making it my next purchase. It was a recommended book by a speaker at the Highlight's Foundation Summer Writer's Workshop. I can't remember who recommended it. Several people in my critque group have read it and love it.

Rachelle said...

Awesome! I think I might like the paperback cover better than the hardback--they're both good, but this one is really cool!

Congrats!

Carolyn V. said...

Wow, those are fantastic!

Maddie S said...

I love the "13th Reality" books! I can't wait until the third one comes out, if there is going to be a third. Keep up the great work!

P.S. I love both the new and the old covers!

J.N. Future Author said...

I think it is beautiful! and mysterious!

but....one of my very first thoughts was "Spoiler!!!"

did you get that same vibe?

Intersta - Interst-ah. Interests interesting wife.

James Dashner said...

Thanks for all the awesome comments guy!

Anonymous said...

HEY! Thanks for the kind review!
I just realized that you and I are not too far apart, geographically speaking. I live and work downtown SLC. It's a rare thing to meet an author for which I've provided a book cover. We should do lunch sometime. Discuss arts and letters and setch.
Cheers,
Owen.