Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration – Hardcover

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The Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration - Hardcover has been presented every year since 1985 by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists to recognize achievement in the illustration of hardcover science fiction & fantasy. Each year the award recognizes works that were eligible for the award during the preceding year.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Winner Other nominees
2002 Donato Giancola
for Ashling by Isobelle Carmody (Tor Books, 2001)
2003 Todd Lockwood
for The Thousand Orcs by R. A. Salvatore (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)
2004 Donato Giancola
for City by Clifford D. Simak (SFBC, 2003)
  • David Bowers for Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos, October 2003)
  • Kinuko Y. Craft for Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier (Tor Books, June 2003)
  • Todd Lockwood for Transitions: The Artwork of Todd Lockwood (Collin & Brown, May 2003)
  • Don Maitz for The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks (Delacort, May 2003)
  • Stephen Youll for Lord of Snow and Shadows by Sarah Ash (Bantam Spectra, July 2003)
Rick Berry
for Queen of the Amazons by Judith Tarr (Tor Books, March 2004)
Tony DiTerlizzi
for The Wrath of Mulgarath: The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 5 by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi (Simon & Schuster, September 2004)
Donato Giancola
for The Nameless Day by Sara Douglas (Tor Books, July 2004)
2006 Stephan Martinière
for Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books, May 2005)
  • Kinuko Y. Craft, for The Divided Crown by Isabel Glass (Tor)
  • Daniel Dos Santos, for The Duke's Ballad by Andre Norton (Tor)
  • J. P. Targete, for The Fair Folk edited by Marvin Kaye (SFBC)
  • Bob Eggleton, for The House of Cthulhu by Brian Lumley (Tor)
  • Jon Foster, for Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe by James M. Wood (Tor)
  • Charles Vess, for Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple (Tor)
2007 Stephan Martinière
for River of Gods by Ian McDonald (Pyr, Mar 2006)[1]
2008 Donato Giancola
for The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald (Tor Books, April 2007)[2]
2009 Donato Giancola
for A Book of Wizards edited by Marvin Kaye (SFBC, April 2008)[3]
2010 Matthew Stewart
for Valley of Shadows by Brian Cullen (Tor, Feb. 2009)[4]
2011 Michael Whelan
for The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, August 2010)[5]
2012 Tom Kidd
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison (Subterranean)[7]
2013 Todd Lockwood
The Wild Road by Jennifer Roberson (DAW, September 2012)[9]


  1. ^ "Chesley Awards". Science Fiction Awards Watch. September 1, 2007. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Chesleys Have Landed". Science Fiction Awards Watch. November 19, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2009 Chesley Awards Winners". Locus. August 12, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2010 Chesley winners". Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. August 8, 2010. Archived from the original on January 11, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2011 Chesley Awards Winners". Locus. August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gallo, Irene (May 31, 2011). "2011 Chesley Award Finalists". Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Announcing the 2012 Chesley Award Winners". August 31, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2012 Chesley Awards Finalists". Locus. June 18, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Announcing the 2013 Chesley Award Winners". August 30, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  1. The Chesley Award section of the ASFA website
  2. Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Chesley awards