Big news today: Ace has finally approved the fin­ished cover for CONTROL POINT (by out­standing fan­tasy artist Michael Komarck) and given me per­mis­sion to release it.

I’ve already dis­cussed this cover in a pre­vious blog entry. There’s more to say about it, but first, I figure you want to see it. Without fur­ther ado:

Komarck got it *exactly* right. Front and center is Oscar Britton, exactly as I’d envi­sioned him. His gear is spot on from the tac-vest to the M-11 he’s got pointed at the deck. The shooter on the right is firing an HK-416 with all the fixin’s that gear-queer oper­a­tors drool over. The Aero­mancer on the left is con­juring light­ning. A pair of AH-6’s are hov­ering just behind my name. You can see the SOC and Shadow Coven logos designed by Paul Jacobsen on the Aeromancer’s cover and the shooter’s paul­dron respec­tively. I’ve also dis­cussed those in an ear­lier blog entry.

This is as close to an image plucked directly from my mind as is humanly pos­sible. A pic­ture is truly worth a thou­sand words. You can tell a lot about the tone and con­tent of the book from this cover.

And I am thrilled to death. Hope everyone likes it as much as I do.

  • Tim­othy Mayer

    I’m looking for­ward to it!

  • David Fields

    that’s the cover of YOUR book, dude.  how freakin’ cool is that?!

  • Ice­falcon

    This is better than bad! 

    It is good!!!!

  • Wadzilla

    Wow Myke, this cover is bad-ass! The light­ning works really well because it’s promi­nent but doesn’t over­whelm the scene. They got it right!

  • Sean Cartwright

    Love the cover and can’t wait to buy the book!

  • http://triggersandsparks.com sarah semark

    That looks super-fantastico! Is Oscar single? I’d like to buy him dinner (or maybe just take him to the shooting range).

  • http://twitter.com/MsAnnAguirre Ann Aguirre

    This rocks so hard!