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Cover for 'Never the Twain'

11 days ago   |   By Gurney Journey

'Never the Twain' was a science fiction novel by Kirk Mitchell. I did the cover for Berkley/Ace books.
It tells the story of Howard Hart, who travels back in time to wreck the literary career of Mark Twain and improve the reputation of his ancestor, Bret Harte.
I needed to come up with a way to show the two men, their two worlds, and the device that made it possible to cross over. After reading the manuscript I made a lot of sketches.
The visual metaphor for time travel had to be an object about the size of a standing man, something that could have existed in the past or the present.
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