I am always attracted to cover art and this one grabbed my attention right away. I am not sure, but this cover qualifies as weird enough. In this story, a sociologist is stranded on a planet with some lost 20th century hippies. Frank, our career minded academic, is ready to publish away on this group. Add a virgin sacrifice and an alien invasion and you have yourself a nice novel. I haven’t read this one, but the description sounds fun, so I am adding to my tbr pile of books.
Poking around for info on the author brought up Vale’s stint as a communist party member and her work for the HUAC. I now want to dive in and read more about Vale, since her story sounds as good as any fiction.