Saturday, August 5, 2023

'The World of Tomorrow' (1980) book cover

In his popular science book "The World of Tomorrow", first published in 1980, Robin Kerrod depicted life as it might look in the 21st century. Today, living in the third decade of the 21st century, this depiction might seem overly technologically optimistic (like most past attempts to depict the future), but the book contains many illustrations that positively inspired a whole generation of children. Here, for example, book's cover illustration shows a spacecraft that has landed on Phobos, near a human base:

Retrofuturistic illustration of a spaceship on Phobos from the book 'The World of Tomorrow' (1980)

Spaceship on Phobos from 'The World of Tomorrow' (1980) book cover

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