@Phil: That’s not a sombrero, she has the baby from The Fall of Hyperion strapped to her back. Oddly faced ScottieDog is trying to warn her of an approaching spiky beast, but she is too busy practicing being coy to notice.
@ NGpm, and the author admits the best result of his book’s publication was his life-long mate seeking him out. So he pretty much admits he wrote the book just to get chicks. Which is pretty much confirmed by the fact that this is his only book, i.e., he quit writing after he scored.
Speaking of the top of the book, the logo/emblem in the top right corner resembles one of Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs. If you spin the book around real fast, it’ll create an illusion of depth. Wonder if that would work for the novel itself?