New Cover Art: The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding

I have really enjoyed Chris Wooding’s excellent retropunk novels Tales of the Ketty JayRetribution Falls and The Black Lung Captain was first and now this august it is time for The Iron Jackal.

I came across this new cover for the next Tale of the Ketty Jay earlier today. I must admit it is not quite what I expected, it seems to have lost some of the steampunk feeling from previous books and become more sleek and futuristic. What do you think?

Edit: This is an unfinished rough and the people behind the computer systems of most publishers are also responsible for Swiss cheese according to Chris himself

The Iron Jackal

by Chris Wooding (Tales of the Ketty Jay 3) Amazon US | UK (Gollancz August 2011)

There is no correct blurb out at the moment both Amazon and Gollancz has the old blurb from before Chris tossed it all and rewrote the thing.

  • Hey Ove,

    That cover is an unfinished rough that shouldn’t have got off the Gollancz art department’s system, and the blurb was for the original draft of the Iron Jackal, which is completely different now. As you can see, the people who designed the computer systems of most publishers were also responsible for Swiss cheese. I’ll post up the proper final cover on my site as soon it’s done.

  • Thanks for the correction. I removed the blurb and hope for a more steampunky version of the cover in the future.

  • Chris Wooding

    Thanks. We’re still fiddling with the cover but it should look much less blazing neon SF and more like the other Ketty Jay books when we’re done ;)

  • Becky

    After spending weeks drooling over the cover as i dusted, a customer finally convinced me to buy it, though i’m only half way through ret falls this cover does seem a lot more ‘earth-bound’ than the others.

    Anyone know anything about a potential film adaption?

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