SF/F Book Cover Review, Hugo Edition: The Last Colony

The fifth and final review of the covers for the 2008 Hugo nominees, in which we continue to shut our yaps and let you guys do your thing. Part one of this week-long series is here, part two is there, part three is yonder, and part four esta aquí.

The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Tor)
Design by Peter Lutjen, illustration by John Harris

Once again, synopsis from the Tor-Forge website: Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.

That is, until his and Jane’s past reaches out to bring them back into the game—as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.

All I’m going to say here are two things:
(1) I heart both John Harris and John Scalzi. Scalzi was love at first read; Harris was an acquired taste, and I dig his work all the more for it.
(2) This book features embossing and gold foil for the title and author.

And so, with that: Good luck to all the nominees!

That is all.

The Last Colony HC



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