This novel sounds great, and has been well-reviewed. What's it about?
Three physicists—Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard—are transported from their posts during the Second World War to the year 2003. After overcoming the usual time-travel quandaries—shock at children shouting expletives, unfamiliarity with power steering—the trio, being geniuses, quickly adapt. Szilard starts quoting rap lyrics. In penitence for their contributions to the creation of the atomic bomb, they set off on a mission to promote world peace, only to have their message hijacked by religious fanatics who believe that Oppenheimer is a herald of the Second Coming. (from Amazon.com/The New Yorker)
While I wasn't blown away by the hardcover design (top), there's something about it that I do like. Perhaps it's too simple and obvious, but somehow it works simply, and simply works. Compare to the paperback (bottom), in which the science-fiction aspect of this book is taken to the extreme. Even if you don't like the hardcover design, don't you like it better than the paperback?