top 10 science fiction & fantasy books of 2012, based on sales.
Looking at these through the lens of the recent book cover
design post, they play to many of the "good design" theories
mentioned such as combination theory, maximization, ju jitsu
theory, though most use encapsulation theory, where the image
and typeface are unified and easy to understand at a glance.
Would you buy any of these based solely on the cover?
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Shadow of Night by Deborah E. Harkness
Redshirts by John Scalzi
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
Year Zero by Robert H. Reid
The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson +
Railsea by China Meiville
The Weird by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer