Cover Love: Book Covers featuring Robots


I think I’ve had robots on the brain lately because of some games I’ve been playing, and then I came across a cool book cover with a robot, and I needed to make a blog post for Sunday, so here we are. Robuts! And I made sure to find ones that are mostly humanoid but still robot-y, no androids in human skin here. Enjoy!

Book covers link to Amazon US (with affiliate links, so I’ll make a bit of money if you buy anything through them)!

Blanchland Blues by Tom Dell'Aringa

This one is so fun! In addition to being pretty to look at. I love the unexpected combo of robot with western.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

This one has such a cozy style and feel. Not necessarily something you associate with robots.

Smut Peddler Presents: Sex Machine by various authors

This cover is so punchy and bright and fun!

Chester 5000 XYV by Jess Fink

Another fun cover, more for the subject matter and vibes than the style, but it’s also pretty art. You don’t see a lot of seductive, sensual robots on book covers!

Killing is My Business by Adam Christopher

This is the scariest-looking robot on the list, but I like that his design is a bit different from the rest. And this cover is eye-catching.

Whose Future Is It? Cellarius Stories Volume 1 by various authors

This might be a person with some robotic parts, not exactly a robot, but it’s such a great cover I wanted to include it anyway.

Robots vs. Fairies by various authors

Eye-catching cover, but I also love that this robot is so unique and not-human, compared to the others in the post. (Assuming I am understanding the picture correctly. It looks like the robot is that whole thing behind the fairy.)

Battery Life by Brennan Gilpatrick & Gregory Lang

I just like this, such nice art!

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

The title and cover combo seem to compliment each other so well. I also love how they made the whole cover look sort of rusty.

The Wild Robot by Peter BrownThe Wild Robot Escapes by Peter BrownThe Wild Robot Protects by Peter Brown

I couldn’t resist sharing all three of these because they’re all so beautiful and cute! I love the art style.


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  1. Greg

    Great topic. Whose Future Is It is such a great cover. PSalm I still need t read. And I love the idea of robots and westerns.

  2. Suz

    As always, an interesting collection of covers. I couldn’t pick a favourite as they’re all so different, but I want to read Ranchland Blues – what a great combination – reminds me a bit of Firefly and I loved that series.

  3. Sam @ Spines in a Line

    I love how many different styles you found, these each really feel like they speak to their specific moods really well. I like the Battery Life cover, it kind of feels a bit battered and all the roughness makes you feel like you’re part of the battle.

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