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New Japanese Leviathan Cover

December 7th, 2013

Just received the new Japanese cover for Leviathan, the paperback version!

(Actually, the previous edition was also a paperback, but a larger format. For my future bibliographers: the old one was 184mm x 106mm, and this new one is 148mm x 105mm.)

In any case, here’s the new Japanese cover!


I like how this cover is a bit darker, and steampunkier, than the old one. Alek looks a bit less young, and his goggles are better too. Also, it has a blurb from Hideaki Sena, novelist, microbiologist, and president of the SF&F Writers of Japan. Thanks for that!

For comparison, here’s the old one:


Can’t wait to see the rest of the series come out with this new look.

Click here to see my collected covers, for editions foreign and domestic.

35 Responses to “New Japanese Leviathan Cover”

  1. 1
    December 7th, 2013 09:27

    I. can’t. get. over. it. *-* Why were we cursed with the lame covers? :( The Japanese and the Russian covers are by far THE BEST.

    I’m pretty sure people worked very hard on our covers but but but still.

  2. 2
    December 7th, 2013 10:06

    I agree that the new one is better, but I also really like the old one because OH MY GOD someone finally made Deryn taller! :D

  3. 3
    December 7th, 2013 10:07

    Aaaaaaahhhhhhh! Why does everywhere else but us have cool covers! Unfortunately, I don’t think Deryn’s taller, though…just higher up. I mean, compare where their hips are… :(

  4. 4
    December 7th, 2013 12:28

    These are awesome but I prefer the Russian covers!

    The old version made Alek and Deryn look like kids! Alek looks like a baby haha

    I like the new one better but am I the only one who thinks Alek looks a little too feminine? I actually thought that was Deryn when I first looked… and they made his eyes blue not green :(

    Still they are amazing!

  5. 5
    December 7th, 2013 13:33

    This was beautifully done! Details just right (and yes a bit feminine). @Zac-la I think the artist got their eyes right…
    And even if Deryn is placed farther back, if they were even I think that she’d still be taller anyway :P lol

  6. 6
    December 7th, 2013 16:14

    I love both covers, but the new one is just stunning! I really love how Alek is drawn there! Thank you for sharing this!

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    Middy Me
    December 7th, 2013 17:47

    Alek looks great in the new one, though a little bit feminine, yes.
    I don’t know if I prefer Japanese or Russian, both of them are totally awesome!!

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    Rafaela Silva Santos
    December 7th, 2013 22:17

    I loved the book Uglies, epoderia be a sequence such as Natural and Expecionais showing after seventy years of history, Naturals was the clan name of the new Standard, and live in the countryside.Taly’s grandson would be the center of the story while visiting the farm where the Natural living meet a young man with Downs syndrome that is hidden … after the Expecionais show that because of the lack of genetic diversity, so many people born and society these people simply hid birth leveraging their talents.Things my writer’s imagination.

  9. 9
    Right On
    December 8th, 2013 01:10

    Scott-la, did you hear? The Dalek Week 2013 on Deviantart starts soon!;)

  10. 10
    December 8th, 2013 11:40

    @5: No, Alek’s eyes are dark green.

  11. 11
    December 8th, 2013 21:01

    That is a really awesome cover. I love the style.

  12. 12
    Middy Joe
    December 9th, 2013 06:52

    Wow, gotta love Japan.
    Hey, Westerblog, I missed you! °^°

  13. 13
    Maria Jones
    December 10th, 2013 05:17

    The new one is better. I agree! Aleksandar looks more attractive on the new one, too! <3

  14. 14
    December 10th, 2013 09:21

    Which do you guys like better, the Russian or Japanese covers? I like the Russian ones better, myself.

  15. 15
    December 10th, 2013 13:00

    I prefer the Russian covers too :) still I have to admit that the Japanese covers are better than the American ones.

  16. 16
    Maria Jones
    December 10th, 2013 16:50

    Everyone’s been saying how Alek looks somewhat feminine in the new Japanese cover.

    That is true, but I always thought that since he lived his entire life a prince, Alek would have to look soft; like he’s never worked a day in his life.

    Also, I just can’t help but say he looks good, so I’ve got no complaints! ;)

  17. 17
    December 12th, 2013 10:09

    @16 TRUE! I agree but there’s a difference between being soft and being feminine :P

    BTW, it’s summer here in New Zealand and school has just finished for the year :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D I’m planning on re-re-reading the Uglies series and the Leviathan series over summer :D :D :D :D

  18. 18
    Middy Me
    December 12th, 2013 17:29

    @Zac-la – wow! I can never really wrap my head around how the seasons change all over the planet. It’s almost Christmas here!

  19. 19
    December 12th, 2013 18:48

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it almost Christmas everywhere? It’s just that in places where it’s summer now, Christmas is in summer.

  20. 20
    December 13th, 2013 11:55

    We have Christmas in summer here :) which, in my opinion is way better than it being in winter! How long do you guys get over Christmas?

  21. 21
    December 13th, 2013 11:55

    *get OFF over Christmas

  22. 22
    Middy Me
    December 13th, 2013 17:38

    Oh, so that’s what it is. I’m sorry, I get really confused with the months and the seasons and all that.
    Christmas in summer…..well, I can’t really picture it but I guess it would be cool :)

    I get off for about two and a half weeks, and I get out of school on Tuesday!!

  23. 23
    Middy Joe
    December 14th, 2013 23:10

    It’s winter where I live, but it’s so bright outside it doesn’t feel like winter at all. ;)
    My new year’s resolution is to re-read the Leviathan series and to finish reading Homestuck. Which is kind of going to take forever. D:

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    Middy Me
    December 15th, 2013 22:49

    I saw The Hobbit yesterday!!! I’m so happy, I’ve been waiting for part 2 for ages, and it’s such a cool movie!! The dwarves, Bilbo, the elves, and Smaug!! I swear I cannot stop talking about the movie :) :) :)

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