Outskirts sent a proof for the On a Sphere’s Edge cover. It isn’t exactly what I would want, but given all considerations it isn’t bad. You can click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.
I had posted the image earlier on Facebook. I got an interesting comment from an old high-school chum:
Eric: The author looks like a science fiction writer. A bit like one might picture Kilgore Trout.
Keith Mosher: Eric, are you suggesting I’m a fictional fiction writer? :))
Eric: I’ve always had trouble picturing you as a real person, more like a holographic projection from another dimension.
Keith Mosher: 42.
Eric: Yes, I guess that is the only possible answer.
I have requested one minor change to the cover – the addition of a single carriage return in the back cover text, separating the prologue from a critique. Nonetheless, so far so good.