Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

My votes for BSFA Best Art 2016

Since none of the artists whose work is up for the BSFA for Best Art is also on the Hugo ballot, I think I can list my preferences here in the usual way.

6) Suzanne Dean and Kai & Sunny – Cover of The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan (William Heinemann).

Geometrically pleasing but not super-exciting.

5) David A Hardy – Cover of Disturbed Universes by David L Clements (NewCon Press).

Hardy is one of the great sf artists, but this didn't appeal to me as much as some of his other work.

4) Chris Moore – Cover of The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (NewCon Press).

A more interesting composition, but again didn't quite grab me.

3) Tara Bush – Transition (Cover of Black Static #53).

This is more like it, an interesting and somewhat haunting playing with images.

2) Juan Miguel Aguilera – Cover of The 1000 Year Reich by Ian Watson (NewCon Press).

Much more going on here; you feel that this is an important moment in the history of an interesting world/worlds.

1) Sarah Anne Langton – Cover for Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications).

Fascinating, weird, does amazing things with only one colour and just a few lines at angles to each other. Makes me want to read the book, more than any of the others do.

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