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Vintage Technology: Sci-Fi Vintage Cover Art: George Underwood

(c) Pan Books, George Underwood, and this processed image Emil Dudek 2011

Artist:

George Underwood, born 1947

Artist Link:

Official website
Book details: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.  Originally published 1898 (William Heinemann Ltd.). 
This edition: This paperback edition is the 1976 printing, Pan Books Ltd., Cavaye Place, London, SW10 in association with William Heinemann Ltd. Printed by Cox & Wyman Ltd., London, reading and Fakenham, UK. ISBN 0330243322 (which appears to be registered to Tor/Pan/Macmillan/PanMacmillan now).
Date: 1975/6
Price: United Kingdom 0.60, Australia $1.75, New Zealand $2.05, Canada $1.75
Themes: Aliens, Mars, war, virus, invasion, early sci-fi.
Comments: Intricate image with basic composition, and yet still quite a menacing composure - just the business for the book rack.  This "organic-machine" representation is much closer to the book than the Hollywood ideas.
My cover rating: ★★★★☆ Brave to be closer to the original story than film versions, and I like the English town feel and the whitewashed colours.