Having actually read this book (fully recommend it, btw), this isn’t TOO far adrift of the actual story content, and might be a way of Getting Crap Under The Radar (to dirty my fingers with a TVTropes term).
What appears to be the little hydrogen-syphoning probe thing that the aliens use to “steal” Jupiter… check
And a close but not entirely accurate rendition of the alien mating process, as (posthumously!) witnessed about 2/3rds the way through… (they have bodies with 3-way rotational symmetry – hence the triangular rocket – and generate something which could be described as megasperm; independently mobile zygote packets which make their way to and into the partner’s tri-lobed (not 4-lobe, tch) genital opening… Even if one partner is killed by a rogue human during the process. So long as a friendly human helps out…)
Really, bit of a weird scene to choose, but that possibly makes it LESS of a GSS cover?
The true GSS version would include a crappy rendition of the full size aliens themselves (something akin to lion-sized annelids with legs and stalk-eyes), the human protagonists (scantily dressed, which is vaguely justified given they spend so much of the story (unwillingly) naked) with a few poorly-rendered examples of the few random tools they were able to grab during their abduction (a 1970s idea of an iPad, a Moog synth, etc) plus someone firing a laser gun into a computer terminal for good measure, plus and a few of the other species the aliens have picked up along the way (fuzzy pink antennae-monkeys – one of whom might be riding a hydrogen-fusion broomstick, jovian stingray-whales, etc) running towards the reader along a triangular corridor, not quite making eye contact. On the same background.
Or, yknow, just a hooded figure with one starry eye cradling jupiter in their arm.
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