You may have notices that the first three images were all from the Darwinist side of things. (That is, weird beasties.) This was an oversight on my part, because the Clanker side of the war (weird machines) is equally cool.
So I give you . . . the Cyklop Stormwalker!
One of the main reasons I chose Keith Thompson is his equal facility with strange creatures and fantastical machines. That’s the whole point of the series, after all, to see two distinct technologies (or ideologies, or aesthetics, or world views) at war with each other—one biological, the other mechanical. So to make the contest fair, neither one can look better than the other. I think you’ll agree, both are slathered with awesome sauce.
Again, this is only one of fifty pieces of interior art. Two percent!
Update: Forgot to mention that Justine and I will be appearing at Teen Author Reading Night in NYC this Wednesday!
September 9, 6:00-7:30PM
Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL
425 6th Ave, at 10th St.
Gordon Korman, Pop
Justine Larbalestier, Liar
David Levithan, Love is the Higher Law
E. Lockhart, The Treasure Map of Boys
Lauren McLaughlin, Recycler
Bennett Madison, The Blonde of the Joke
Dan Poblocki, The Stone Child
Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan