From the book by Mack Reynolds, published by Tor Books 1983.
This was originally done as a college assignment, in which I had free reign on the subject matter (which was rare). Many of these style assignments (like Forge Of God) ended up being bought by Publishers as "stock art" and used whenever the art fit a story.
So, in this case, I never read the book, but it did have the "romance of space exploration" that Mack Reynolds' books often depicted.
Gouache on Illustration board 13" x 20"