Escapism of the bookish sort.
Those are cool little jellyfish things in the background. It's a nice touch!
Is there a name for this style?
I have a copy of Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey, which is in the same colors/style as this, also by Michael Whalen, and it's one of my favorite (ever) sci-fi covers. I like that one slightly better than this one because it has jagged mountains/crystals in the background.~Litha Nelle
LOL this is a classic looking cover. I love the floating jellyfish creatures chilling in the background.
This is a delightfully retro-sci-fi cover and I love it! It's fierce but other-worldly like you said^^