Re: If you could own a shuttle, which one would it be?
Maybe it is. I can't say I care overly much. It's a perfectly plausible interpretation of a cover that's supposed to be more artistic and aesthetically pleasing than it is strictly accurate to the plot; if it's a bit of "Oh, well, let's just creatively interpret the cover to make it fit since it looks so pretty," I'm down with that.
(I didn't see DRGIII's original post, so I don't know what context it was meant in -- whether it was tongue-in-cheek creative reinterpretation or if it was meant in earnest, I don't know.)
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946