Welcome to the boards Boris
Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it. I had no idea what to draw for the feature, so I thought I'd go with the theme of the books, and try and make a cover. I think this one's closest to Chasm City, (or maybe it was revelation space). As you mentioned, it's *definitely* an artist's interpretation, as it's pretty wrong. In fact, from the man himself:
Nice picture - *very* nice in fact. No complaints from me.
I'll be honest and say that the NFI looks totally different
(completely different from the one on the original RS cover,
indeed) but I've never been one to get too upset about
these things. The original artist, Chris Moore, was given
only a tiny and incomplete description to work from. Since
then we've been a bit better coordinated, and the ships on
the cover art have looked more or less right, barring a few
details here and there.
I don't have a wallpaper image of it sitting around, but now that someone's shown interest, i'll totally whip one up. Let me know what kinda resolution you want, and if you'd like it customized (text wise) or recoloured.
I see we both like the same types of books I can't wait for Reynolds' Century Rain, and Peter Hamilton is of course the King. Pandora's Star was good, but not on the level of Night's Dawn. I believe 'Judas' is due out in a few months in the UK. If you like Hamilton/Reynolds, I encourage you to check out Richard Morgan, if you haven't already. You'll want to start with Altered Carbon, and if you like, you can check out my review here.
Again, great seeing on the board, and thank you so much for the kind words. I look forward to seeing you around ins again