Literary Hub is very pleased to reveal the cover for Naomi Alderman's new novel The Future , which will be published by Simon and Schuster this November. Here's more about the book from the publisher: A compulsive technological thriller, The Future is a tour de force of intelligence and storytelling, marrying white-knuckle narrative propulsion with an intellectually dazzling critique of the world we have made, in which a few billionaires profit on the lives of many and lead us willingly to our doom. And here is the cover: Jackie Seow, VP, Director of Art, Simon and Schuster told Lit Hub: The Future is an epic piece of feminist fiction in a male dominated sci-fi genre with strong human connections. Naomi's previous book, The Power , has a huge fan base so the cover for The Future needed to resonate with them. The rabbit and the fox represent opposing ideologies: fear and survival, respectively. We tried many different styles of illustration, and even photography and kept revisiting that theme. David Litman, one of the 3 designers working on this cover, redrew the fox and rabbit in a linear overlapping graphic with the suggestion that each was in a silver and gold foil. We loved it! It was strong and unique. We were eager for something with the visual pop of The Power , so we played around with just the solo fox and it was still strong but lacked the layer and duality of the previous. The editor suggested we […]
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