Hyperion Books has revealed what appears to be the FINAL cover art for the U.S. hardcover edition of SilverFin, the first Young Bond novel by Charlie Higson.
This final U.S. art is almost identical to the final UK cover art that will appear on Puffin Books paperback edition (which has gone through some subtle modifications since it was first revealed last year — see: ‘SilverFin’ Cover Art Variations.)
This comes as somewhat of a surprise as the prototype cover art, featured on Amazon.com and the U.S. proof, is radically different. While the prototype is clearly marked “Cover Not Final,” Bond fans still expected a variant design from Miramax/Hyperion. But now it appears the U.S. and UK editions of SilverFin will be, more or less, uniform in appearance.
SilverFin will be released in the UK on March 3, 2005. Miramax/Hyperion will release hardcover and paperback editions in the U.S. on April 27.
Keep watching CBn for the latest news on SilverFin and the Young Bond series. Look for CBn’s review of SilverFin on March 3.
Pre-order the UK edition of SilverFin (March 3, 2005)
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Pre-order the SilverFin audio book (March 3, 2005)