I was browsing in an op-shop and spotted two different copies of 'Winter Hawk" by Craig Thomas, I picked the one in better condition to take home with me, but as I did I was struck by the 'Space Shuttles' as depicted by the cover artist.
This started me thinking, the space shuttles started flying in 1981/82, and technothrillers didn't really get going until about a year later.
Then I started wondering, how many different 'space shuttles' there are on such covers.
I've scanned the cover of the book I have and a link to the picture is below.
"All the Grey Cats/Winter Hawk", 1996. Cover by Chris Moore.
If anyone else has a technothriller from 1983 onwards that shows a 'space shuttle', feel free add a link to the cover pic (scanned or otherwise)...
Lets see just how many different ones there are...