Well, the title tells the reader nothing. The cover tells the reader, arguably, even less. Better stick the subtitle “A Science Fiction Novel” on it, and then people will say “Ohhhh” rather than “Whaaaaaa….?”
I’ve seen rork…rork that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a novel. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that…but you have no right to read me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what rork means. Rork…rork has a face…and you must make a friend of rork.
I was counting heads (as you do) and came up with seven, the smallest being the gazing-heavenward-polyp-head in the foreground, others are angry-leaning-forward-head, shouty-armpit-head, elongated-melting-turtleneck-head, frontal-lobe-head, falling-backward-showing-canines-head, and at the back is waving-for-attention-head. If the artist intends a progression, perhaps the other polyps in the foreground represent heads as well. Is the progression from heads to polyps, or polyps to heads?