Tim Pratt
SF and Fantasy Writer

Archive for the ‘Behold the Pretty’ Category

Heirs of Grace: One Week Away

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

My next novel, contemporary fantasy Heirs of Grace, is available for pre-order. I think it’s my best novel ever. It’s a serial, to be released digitally in five weekly installments beginning next Tuesday, then published in a collected edition. The whole thing only costs $1.99. If you’re capable of reading Kindle e-books, consider pre-ordering, hmm? Look at the gorgeous Galen Dara cover and be moved:

Bride of Death Cover Art

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Behold the cover art for my next Marla Mason novel Bride of Death, by artist Lindsey Look. I love it so much.

Grim Tides Cover Art

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The week in Los Angeles was a rousing success. I wrote 42,000 words in six days. I’m not sure if that’s a personal record or not, but it’s definitely up there. (I didn’t write on Saturday during the train ride home, confining myself to reading and watching cartoons and staring at the passing scenery. I needed a break.) Jenn Reese and Chris East are the best hosts ever.

But enough about the next novel! Let’s talk about the last novel!

I just got the artwork for my Marla Mason novel Grim Tides, painted by Lindsey Look. This image will appear on the cover of the print version, and the audio versions from Audible (I think), and the e-book version, once I get some text on it. It’ll likely be on the bookmarks too.

Grim Tides cover

A Moon-Colored Bridge

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

One of the central images in my new novel Briarpatch is a bridge silver as the moon, glimpsed at various times by various characters. So imagine my delight when I took the dustjacket off the limited edition hardcover and saw this:

Briarpatch hardcover

A silver bridge embossed on the boards!

The endpapers, designed by Samantha Beiko, are gorgeous too:

endpapers

The limited edition was only offered for pre-orders, so unless you already ordered one, you’re probably out of luck. Behold what you’re missing! This is the first novel I’ve ever had in hardcover, and it’s so pretty. I’m a happy writer.

Venom In Her Veins Cover

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

My good cover karma continues with this amazing art by Raymond Swanland:

Venom In Her Veins

That’s my main character, Zaltys, who looks mostly human, but who’s got a bit of snake in her ancestry. She is an archer. She is even more badass here than I imagined her.

New Dos Santos Art

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Artist (and current Hugo Award nominee) Daniel Dos Santos has given me the go-ahead to post the new artwork he did for the upcoming Audible.com audiobook editions of Bone Shop and Broken Mirrors. (The audiobooks aren’t available for download yet, but rest assured, I will link them vastly once they are.)

Bone Shop:

Bone Shop cover

Broken Mirrors:

Broken Mirrors

That Bone Shop image in particular will haunt my nightmares. In a good way. My thanks to Steve Feldberg of Audible for commissioning this cover art, and to Dan for painting them!

ETA: Dan just wrote to let me know his assistant Lindsey Look helped paint these (they had a short deadline, so collaboration was the only way to get them done). Lindsey is an awesome artist too — check out her work!