Desert of Man

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Burning Memory – Cover Design

I’m giving the experiment for the cover of Coasting a brief rest, after – as often happens – a moment of creative drive on another short story. After considering the feedback on Twitter and via Blog Comments on the cover experiments for Coasting I came across the cover release for the upcoming Revelations book by Lee Fulford. It made me think. So when Photoshop started up, taking the equivalent of a walk to the water cooler, I started to experiment further.

Burning Memory is a short science fiction story drafted from a transcript of a soldier’s private logs. Witness to horrible events – where he was more than a mere cog in the machine – he finds a way of coming to terms with them. Or at least he makes a decision. The events taking place are part of the fictional universe Of Suns and Spheres.

I wanted to keep the title as clear as possible. Obviously my name is supposed to be on it, and I wanted to make clear that it is a short story. I did not want to create distractions with background art, or throw a lot of typical visual triggers around. I know, marketing, but still.

Oh, and in case anyone asks why an entry like this features the tag Towel, well, I can’t help it but that book has left a mark on all my protagonists. Like me, they’re fans of it.

So, here are the fruits of my laptop running out of memory, pun intended. What do you think?

Memory Book Cover

Memory Book Cover

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