fantasy and science fiction book reviewsDear readers, many of you nominated The Spirit Lens for renaming last week.

The consensus was that the art itself wasn’t bad, it just had nothing to do with the story. Some people thought it looked like a romance cover. Others were wondering what the skull was about. So, dear readers, we’re going to use this cover to start a new monthly feature at Thoughtful Thursday:

Every month we will feature a new cover and your job will be twofold:

1. Suggest a new title for the featured cover.
2. Suggest a cover you would like us to retitle for the next month. (Link to it on Amazon or elsewhere.)

You must do both parts to be eligible to win. The winner for retitling the cover will get the featured book for our giveaway (or may choose from the stacks). The winner of the book I pick for the next month’s cover will get to choose a book from our stacks.

Dear readers, it’s up to you now. What should we title this cover art?fantasy and science fiction book reviews
I suggest Hamlet. He’s already got Yorick’s skull.

Answer both questions and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a copy of Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth on audio which Kat has given a 5-star review. (Or, if there’s something wrong with you and you don’t want this audiobook, you can pick from the stacks).


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.