Japanese Cover for The Last Colony
This is what it looks like:
A couple of notes:
1. I’m pretty sure hot pants aren’t exactly practical attire on a colony world.
2. Likewise, a tuxedo jacket and a frilled shirt.
3. I suspect the artist may have not gotten the note that John and Jane are not supposed to be green in this book.
4. I don’t remember writing about big metal blimps.
But, hey. In Germany, it’s lasers and spaceships. In Japan, hot pants and tuxes. I assume the local art directors know their audience, and I’m willing to let them do what’s best to help get books in the hands of reader. But for the record: Jane Sagan: Not generally a hot pants sort of person. She is, however, quite handy with a knife.