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Re: CHAT: Magazine covers (was: Re: Offlang suggestion & counterproposal)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 22:46
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>: > > > > > Not corresponding to anything PARTICULAR in the contents. The cover > > illustration will (normally at least) relate to the same field as the > > content. F'rinstance, I recently read a SF/F magazine with a big, > > scary-looking Orc warrior on the cover. Sure, there were some mentions > > of > > Orcs in it, but no more than what you'd expect in an issue with the > > Millennium Falcon on the cover. > > > >But that's something else. The cover does correspond to something.
Well, but hardly more than does having the word "Language" in some conlang on the cover of a ConLang Journal issue that doesn't deal specifically with that conlang.
>Though in my >thinking (and most magazines I've seen follow that trend), a SF&F magazine >with >an Orc on cover would probably be a special over LotR or another fantasy >novel, >while one with the Millenium Falcon would probably be a special Star Wars. >At >least that's what I'm used too.
That what I'd expect too, but experience shows that it's in many cases not so, at least in this corner of the globe. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.