A Cultural History
I postponed a comment on this post because I didn't want to get your hopes up over resolving this illustrations publication. As soon as I saw it, which was some weeks ago now, it struck a strong chord of recognition and I immediately thought of Planet of no Return. A quick browse through the bookshelf seems to contradict that notion because my copy has a different illustration by the same artist.I suppose it could be from an earlier edition but that seems unrealistic. It really does look so familiar though, I just wish I had something more useful to say about its history. One thing I will point out though is that the male figure does look a bit like the Brian Brand figure on my edition, even though he's obscured by the glare on his visor.
I've googled the title and found the other cover. I think you could be onto something. And yes I agree about the likeness of the Brian Brand figure as well. Appreciate the efforts. Thanks. We'll crack it eventually