A haunting and technically masterful painting on board by science fiction and pulp illustrator Hannes Bok, the first artist to win the prestigious Hugo Award. In 1954, Bok contributed this image for the back cover plate of Destiny - No.10, the early sci-fi fanzine published to coincide with the 12th World's Science Fiction Convention in San Francisco. In that usage, the Tolkien-esque martian illustrates the the Richard E. Geis poem "Kill Me Earthmen." This is titled on verso "Sentry" and is dated 1944 lower left.
Artist: Hannes Bok