Wait a second, I’m pretty sure those are just M16s with orange attachments those werewolves are holding. Because, you know, space werewolves have to rely on their cache of weapons from the 1960s. Also, the human’s gun kind of looks like an mp5 navy minus the magazine.
From a distance, those wolfy creatures look like rebellious gorillas from CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. You know, the ones with the cheap over-the-head ape masks, because they could no longer afford the latex prosthetics of the earlier films in the series.
Speaking of cheap prosthetics, I think that is the only plausible explanation for the human protagonist’s disproportionate forelimb.
The crosseyed wolfy guy is probably looking at a housefly which has landed on his vulpine snout.
The cover is worse than it looks. The characters look like they’ve been crudely stuck onto the front because they *have*. They are *textured*. They stick out of the paper!
I cannot imagine whose idea this was, but it was a really, really bad one.
Surprisingly the next printing used a different cover, much more boring-typical-SF.
(Even plotwise the cover is exactly backwards. Looking at the cover, would *you* guess that the wolflike creatures were pacifists who were at war only because they could just barely stomach it? They look like slavering werewolves! Maybe this was a cunning attempt to mislead the reader, but I sort of doubt it.)