I'm a science fiction writer, halfway through my next novel and i'm planning the marketing side of it. I need a cover design suitable for an ebook. Ideally illustrated, but i'll definitely consider well designed covers which aren't hand drawn. Below is the description to give you a feel for the tone of the novel.
- Title: Champion City
- Important: The main character of the novel is the great domed city of Borden. It is heavily described throughout the book and I want the reader to feel like they are there.
- Theme: Crime/Noir-style science fiction (I want a Blade Runner feel to the cover)
- Set a few hundred years from now, humanity has established domed cities throughout solar system, the most powerful of which are the domed cities across moons of Jupiter, largely controlled by big corporations.
- Outline: Edward Samuels, a former police detective in the Borden City police department, the largest of the domed cities on Jupiter's moon Calisto, returns home after a long absence when he receives news that his father has died. His brother, the city's Chief of Police informs him that he believes that their father was murdered. Edward investigates and soon learns that the city's most powerful businessman, and son of a former crime kingpin Jack De Luca had his father killed. As he tries to find out why, he discovers Jack's plans to start a rebellion to break the domed city states away from the influence of the Earth government and form his own empire.
The Earth government responds with force, sending a massive fleet to take back control of the domed cities, and as Edward pursues his desire for revenge against his powerful enemy, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an interplanetary civil war.
This is the brief overview and its still a work in progress, but I plan on sending out sample chapters and promotional materials, so a finished cover is needed.
Please let me know if there's anything more you need from me.