THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT is graced with Julie Dillon’s fiery, arresting cover


As part of his monthly feature of book cover reviews at Stainless Steel Droppings, Carl V. Anderson lavishes praise upon Julie Dillon’s cover to THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT.

Julie Dillon is fast becoming the most featured artist in the Cover Story posts, and it is easy to see why. Regardless of the color palette she chooses, whether warm or cool, bold or subdued, her illustrations are so full of light…they almost have a backlit quality to them.

Kate Elliott’s short story collection is graced with this fiery, arresting cover.

The creature in the background is awash in flame and I like the way in which the creature seems to be half ethereal, as if it is a partially a tangible being and partially created of fire itself.

I am very curious about the two characters in the foreground and what they are carrying between them.

Check out the rest of Anderson’s February selections at Stainless Steel Droppings.

For more on THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Julie Dillon.

Design by Elizabeth Story.