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20th Anniversary Edison Cover Unveiled for The Difference Engine

20th Anniversary Edition
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling was the first well known Steampunk novel building on everything Jeter and Blaylock started, but with its own darker path. This year is the 20th anniversary of its publication and Spectra has given us the best cover yet. Doesn't that cover just take you aback? It is creepy and cool in all the right ways. The eye! Gah! The eye!

While The Difference Engine isn't my favorite cup of tea in the Steampunk area I do appreciate what it did for the genre and I'm glad it has gotten such a classy treatment. It almost makes me want to read it again. The new edition hits shelves late in July and features an introduction from Cory Doctorow.  Here are a few of the treatments The Difference Engine has received around the world, which shows how boring all the US editions thus far have been.


UK paperback
French HC
US Mass Market
UK Masterworks Edition
Which one catches your eye?

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Randy K. said...

The new version is without a doubt the coolest.

brainchild said...

Wow. Just wow. None of the others even come close.

Jared said...

Controversially, I like some of the older ones. The new one is tiny bit over the top - especially the uber-Victorian typography.

The white UK paperback is probably my favorite. Although I'm pretty fond of the UK hardcover as well.

Neat post...

Syed said...

The UK Masterworks cover is by far the best.

Aspoiu said...

The "Spanish" version is actually Romanian...