I think the little dude with the spear has bigger problems than that six-legged mongoose he’s fending off. First of all, he appears to be in outer space. Second problem, there’s a space-ship about to crash into him.
And third and most important, his mutton-chopped boss has started calling him “The Queen of Samba” behind his back.
For those (like myself) who did not get fred’s comment the first time (or the second, or the third as a matter of fact): if you really close attention to this cover, you might find out that the Zueen of Famba and the Cosmic Manhunt are most probably the same book.
“The Cosmic Manhunt” is printed in really tiny type right above “Camp” on the cover of [The Queen of &Prince;amba]. Isaac Asimov is distracting you from the fact you already bought this book. The cover of [The Cosmic Manhunt], so titled, makes it pretty clear who’s hunting for a man. There’s one here, lady, waving. Possibly a mistake.
I think it’s quite likely that Isaac Asimov preferred the cover of [The Cosmic Manhunt], too, except that we had to go looking for it.
I showed this to my husband and he now insists I write something called “The Tween of Samba” (she was in over her head…the other contestants were all older than her) I’m envisioning a Hunger Games-esque dance contest…