Very excited to reveal the brilliant cover Jeff Minkevics has created for my forthcoming novella, Caliban.
I think Jeff captured the essence of the story in his artistic concept, while also paying homage to the golden era of SF. At first Jeff wanted to give a tip of the hat to the great illustrative covers created by Doubleday artists, using a Puppet Masters feel, but when it was made apparent to Jeff that the main character in Caliban is not in control of his situation, Jeff decided to explore the concept of alien life-forms as misconceptions.
And of course the cover is very blue. I love blue. So, thank you, Jeff, not only for the blue cover, but for defining what Tine, my misunderstood Caliban, might be like.
Because you’re going to ask what Caliban is about, here’s the marketing blurb:
Tine desires beauty, and freedom from his home. When called to find a missing ambassador to a society of artists, he risks everything for the pursuit of that desire, only to find illusion can be reality, and reality illusion. Sanity is subjective. And it is possible life, even beauty, can be found in unexpected places and forms.
Caliban was originally slated for release December 1. That release date, however, has been pushed back to March 1, 2018, in order that Five Rivers Publishing can complete the required work to publish a polished book. When Caliban does release, it will be available in 6 x 9 trade paperback, and ebook, through all your favourite online booksellers, and directly from Five Rivers Publishing, and through my own website. There will be an audiobook version available later in 2018.by