Monday, September 28, 2009

What is this book cover trying to say?

I'm currently readingSTAR KING by Jack Vance. It's a good book so far, but I find the cover a bit odd.

To me, this is what the illustration is saying.

A hung-over astronaut dad finds out his kid has been out all night with the car. So after a night of drinking and watching bad b-movies he wakes up out of his Lazy Boy recliner and chases after his son with a sword. Completely forgetting to put on his space suit.

Does anyone else have any theories?