Plaque, 1998, aluminium, 100 cm diameter
The text reads: "The Woking Martian by Michael Condron 1998. This sculpture is the artist's interpretation of a 'walking engine of glittering metal'. It celebrates Woking as the birthplace of modern science fiction and marks the centenary of HG Wells' first edition of 'The War of the Worlds'. In this pioneering novel humanity is saved from an overwhelming Martian invasion by Earth's smallest creatures, bacteria. This sculpture was unveiled by the Mayor of Woking, Cllr. Mrs Irene K Matthews, April 1998."