Thursday 22 July 2010

New Gollancz covers: FENRIR and THE COLD COMMANDS

This is the hot-off-the-presses UK cover art for M.D. Lachlan's Fenrir (recently renamed from Wolfsbane), the sequel to his excellent debut Wolfsangel:

No word on if the Gollancz advertising campaign will make use of a Duran Duran song. You know the one. You're humming it now.

Fenrir is due for release in the UK in May 2011.

Meanwhile, this is the completed cover art for Richard Morgan's The Cold Commands:

"Harder, faster, bloodier...and that's just the sex!"

The cover was unveiled previously but this is the first time it's been reunited with its original title (the book was going to be called The Dark Commands for a while until Morgan found a way of making the original title relevant to the book). The Cold Commands, the sequel to The Steel Remains, is due in Spring 2011.


Ryan said...

Hilarious tag-line for The Cold Commands!

RobB said...

"Duran Duran song. You know the one. You're humming it now."

DAMN YOU WHITEHEAD!!! I've been clear of Duran Duran songs in my head for at least five years. THE PAIN!!

Anonymous said...

The union of the snake is on the climb...

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