Anyway, today I was tidying up my computer’s desktop when I found this:
It’s the original cover design for my CGM book. It got dropped in favor of the blood cell/Kanji cover you’ve all seen—it was judged to better fit the underlying “Art of War” Oriental flavor of the text. I think there was also some trouble using the slightly wavy type font on the page footers on each page. Apparently there’s a law somewhere that says the cover font and the foot font have to match.
Still, looking at this today I found it quite striking. I kinda wish we’d gone with it instead. I like that retro-future look.
What do you all think? Vote via comments: Do you like this version, or the version that went to press better? And I’m gonna steal a move from Amy T’s playbook and offer an incentive to bride you to vote: If you leave a comment today, I’ll put your name in a hat, and let Rio draw one at random. The winner gets a limited edition Hard Cover version of Beyond Fingersticks.
No pump alarms today.