The creature with Zoë, in case you’re wondering, would be an Obin (although whether Hickory or Dickory I am unsure. There’s the second Obin visible in the corner; it’s a wrap-around illustration). This is actually the second version of the Obin I’ve seen recently, the other coming from Vincent Chong, in the upcoming Subterranean Press signed, limited edition of The Last Colony. Both versions are exceedingly cool, and I like that there are variations in their imagining of the species. Also, should Tor ever do a version of ZT specifically intended for the YA market, they could do worse than to use this cover as a reference point. This is a lovely illustration.