Note from Clay

Note from Clay

I was just noticing the cover art for your next Pern novel. It never ceases to amaze me how those of us here in the old US of A seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to the cover art! The UK version is far and away superior to the US version.

How come? On another note, it would be nice to see some of this cover art in the form of a calendar someday. (

Hi Clay,

Yes, there is a difference in the artwork. If you ever find other European or other language editions, you’ll see ever more of a difference!

Artwork is the province of the publisher and Del Rey has felt that the current line of artwork has done very well (note that they used the UK’s artwork for Dragonsblood).

As for a calendar, that possibility is more up to the publishers or the individual artists.


Comments are closed.