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Old May 24 2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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World Premiere for the Pern Museum & Archives:
Original artwork for cover of UK edition of Dragon Harper by Les Edwards


The Pern Museum & Archives is proud to announce that Les Edwards has kindly given us permission to be the first in the world to show the original artwork he did for the cover of the UK edition of Anne and Todd McCaffrey's new, upcoming Pern book Dragon Harper!

Edwards is a seven times winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist and has been nominated three times for a World Fantasy Award. The cover for Dragon Harper will be his sixth Pern cover, while the cover for Todd Mccaffrey's Dragonsblood was even used for both UK and US editions. We kindly thank Les, whom we visited earlier this year, for this exclusive.

A fragment of the artwork is shown below; click this link to view a larger image of the complete artwork.


If you are interested in seeing more artwork by Les Edwards or in buying prints please visit his website at www.lesedwards.com, we heartily recommend it!
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Old May 25 2007, 04:37 AM   #2
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Oh beautiful!
I do like those covers!
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Old May 25 2007, 06:45 AM   #3
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I do think Les' art is the best thing about Todd's books.


Lovely cover!
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Old May 26 2007, 12:30 AM   #4
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ooo, i likey!
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Old May 26 2007, 02:58 AM   #5
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Very nice - i like it
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Old May 26 2007, 03:33 AM   #6
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Very exciting to have a first peek! It's a great cover!
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GREAT cover magnificant
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Anyone else notice the forked tail?

I like it. When's the book supposed to come out?
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Old May 26 2007, 10:38 AM   #9
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Anyone else notice the forked tail?

I like it. When's the book supposed to come out?
Amazon.us gives December 26th as publication dat; amazon.uk doesn't list any (yet).
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Old May 26 2007, 11:03 AM   #10
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Amazon.co.uk now lists Jan 1 2008 for Dragon Harper
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Thanks for the update, Cheryl!
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I'm not sure about the "horns" on the head but other than that, this is a fantastic work of art!
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@Hans, I love this new cover art...it is so beautiful. Les is a magnificent artist and I am so glad that he is the one still doing Anne's Pern art covers. Thank you for sharing this with all the rest of us.
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Absolutely gorgeous.
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Another stunning work from Les - he really seems to have captured Pern quite well in his covers

Congrats to you as well Hans for getting an exclusive
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