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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cover Stories: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

James Dashner's The Scorch Trials, a companion to his novel The Maze Runner (shown below right), came out in the fall. Its dramatic cover was designed even before he'd turned in a draft of the book! Here's James to tell the story:

"For this cover, I always envisioned a bleak, menacing vision of the wasteland known as the Scorch, which is exactly what it ended up being. My publisher wanted to design a cover before I’d even turned in the first draft, so my editor asked me for a detailed description of what I think the cover scene should look like. I wrote about a paragraph or so for the artist, Philip Straub, and he did that scene that ended up on the cover...

Read the rest of James's Cover Story at Unabashedly Bookish, on bn.com.

1 comment:

Goon said...

I love both the covers in this series!