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July 9, 2004 12:29 PM   Subscribe

War of the Worlds cover art from the last hundred years or so. (Plus, related artwork and the Martian-Canadian conspiracy, finally uncovered!) [via kottke]
posted by arto (5 comments total)
Holy crap! Even Edward Gorey did one! Great post!
posted by Scoo at 1:12 PM on July 9, 2004

Thanks for the link!
posted by Tenuki at 4:26 PM on July 9, 2004

Fascinating. Thanks!
posted by bullitt 5 at 5:02 PM on July 10, 2004

My own copy is among the worst of the lot.

Neat, though.
posted by Cerebus at 5:30 PM on July 10, 2004

Huh. I didn't even notice that Gorey one at first. And I was a little disappointed that one of the few SF illustrators I can actually name, Richard Powers, didn't quite live up to the abstract, almost psychedelic style I think of as his.

It'd be interesting to see a comparison like this with other books that have gone through so many reprintings--Shakespeare, maybe? Hemingway? Dickens?
posted by arto at 6:37 PM on July 10, 2004

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