A. M. Macdonald

Author and Geek Culture Emissary. Speaking the word of nerd.

First Look Covers


My girlfriend is a graphic designer. Last year, for my birthday, she read my entire first completed draft of Dybsy (she hates Sci-Fi and video games in general, so this surely was a struggle). As a gift to me, she designed this concept:

I like it! I like the electricity flowing from the sky and forming into the tip of the Director’s spire at Vector Academy. I would prefer more black, white, and steely blue, and there are no clouds in the Singe. If she was designing the cover I would ask her for the lightning/circuits to flow straight down and slowly merge into the entire mega-city of Vector Academy rather than funnel into the Director’s Spire. As is, it’s a gift that took a lot of time and effort that I will always cherish.

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