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Welcome back to the Vorkosigan reread! This week’s Cryoburn cover is by Dave Seeley. This painting was used on the Baen first edition, apparently with some darker filters applied. Baen did something similar to the cover of Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance. Later Baen editions have brighter colors, although the color palette Seeley is using can’t really be called bright. I chose to use the Spanish version from Ediciones B here because the Baen edition has more marketing copy obscuring the art.
The cover shows two figures on a rooftop, looking down at a city. Several key scenes in his book take place on rooftops. My first instinct is that this must be Jin’s roof farm, but it doesn’t seem improvisational enough, and Seeley didn’t paint any chickens. I’ve said before that I trust Seeley to do a pin-up. He also paints a lot of lightflyers. We’ve been in this reread for ...