A book cover for a Science Fiction novel.
Author: Tobias Klausmann
Physical dimensions: 5.5"x8.5" or 13.97cmx21.59cm, spine width: 0.968" or 2.46cm
This will be published through CreateSpace (and as an ebook). Information on physical requirements is below at  (also has a link to templates).
This blurb should go on the back of the book:
Book two of the /Slingshot/ series.
After surviving the bloody battle at Norsui, Kim and her associates have scattered. Some to mourn the dead, some to care for the wounded, some to drift aimlessly. Some to confront the darkness in their pasts.
As they struggle onward, each member of the group suddenly becomes entangled with unknown forces. Some of the forces seem to be benign, but others are relentless. And they have retaliation in mind…
The // bit means "set in italics and drop the slashes". Also, if you find a typo, please poke me about it.
Since this is the second book of a trilogy, I very much prefer a cover that is similar in style to the first one (see URLs below) and that can be "extended" to the third. I also have a preference for artwork that can be blown up to poster size without too much loss in quality (e.g. mostly vector art).
One idea that I had (but which is not a requirement) is to have the first cover white-on-black monochrome, the second white-on-red and the last one black-on-white, but I'm very much open to suggestions. Typography should be similar to the first one but doesn't have to be a 100% match.
Update: Another idea I had is this: the silhouette of Kim, as she's about to walk out of a shuttle/down a ramp. Both Kim and the shuttle's interior are entirely in the dark. It's night (or dusk). What is detailed and possibly colorful is the cityscape outside the shuttle. We're talking a large city with light and skyscrapes (but a ways away, across a large shuttleport which is basically all flat). I've added a few images for the kind of cityscape I have in mind (though have *no* rights to use any of the imagery, so please don't use it c&p).
The basic requirements and outline are the same as for the first book (also see the brief for the first book (URL below at ):
The novel is set ~150 years in the future, there is space travel, FTL ships and colonies on other planets.
I'd prefer no spaceships on the cover --- I deliberately avoid describing them. People are okay, but don't make them into eye candy; here's a description of the two main characters:
The main protagonist (Kim) is a woman in her 30s; she is of Japanese descent, has very short black hair and brown eyes. Her face is relatively narrow and a bit "bony". Her stature is slightly taller than average and similarly narrow; sinewy and taut.
The second main character is Allie, an AI. As such, there's not really a body, but she has a holo projection. There, she looks like a woman somwehere between late 30s and early 40s; The hologram doesn't really have much in the way of obvious character (i.e. it's not an attempt to display a human). The projection is monochrome but has not been set, feel free to choose one.
 Contest for first book: https://en.99designs.ch/book-cover-…5858/brief
 Winning design for first book: https://en.99designs.ch/book-cover-…ntries/124
 Createspace cover PDF guidelines: https://www.createspace.com/Product…verPDF.jsp