Babes in Space
December 29, 2004 7:09 AM   Subscribe

Babes in Space.
posted by greasy_skillet (14 comments total)
posted by Frasermoo at 7:12 AM on December 29, 2004

Wonderful, cheers
posted by ZippityBuddha at 7:19 AM on December 29, 2004

This was a nice little surprise. My dad has some of these in his science fiction collection. What a riot.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:28 AM on December 29, 2004

I've got my day's worth of entertainment lined up. Totally sweet.
posted by rocketman at 7:39 AM on December 29, 2004

posted by kenko at 7:45 AM on December 29, 2004

'40s and '50s pulps, excellent!


To be fair to heterosexual women, of course, someone needs to create a "Hunks in Space" site. And to be fair to the site, it does offer some commentary on the sexist nature of adventure pulps:

Babes in Bondage – One would figure that future worlds would have more high-tech renditions of chains, manacles, and whips. . . . And, one would wonder, "Why have such items at all?" The abundance of centuries-old bondage gear on these covers, icons of slavery, having nothing at all to do with the stories between the pulps' covers, makes one wonder how progressive the future might be, and, perhaps more important, makes one wonder who the audience for these publications was. . . .
posted by Shane at 7:59 AM on December 29, 2004

DOBBS doesn't like space?
posted by garfield at 8:20 AM on December 29, 2004

DOBBS doesn't like babes?
posted by graventy at 8:27 AM on December 29, 2004

Green babes. Rowr!
posted by nj_subgenius at 8:48 AM on December 29, 2004

I misread that as Babies in Space. I'm disappointed.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:52 AM on December 29, 2004

No Babes with zero-G strings?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:56 AM on December 29, 2004

Pandemonium wins.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:05 PM on December 29, 2004


Good for Dobbs. Why don't you leave as well.
posted by Frasermoo at 7:34 AM on December 30, 2004

Wow, in the "Babes in Bondage" there's a reference to "Virgin Planet"...when I looked more closely, I saw it was indeed by Poul Anderson...I read that short novel (or maybe it was a long-ish short story) over 25 years ago (was interested in Anderson after reading "Tau Zero")..."Virgin Planet" was, if memory serves, a kind of hetero man's fantasy of finding a planet of hot babes who didn't need men...until they realized they did.

Not a great piece of work, even by the standards of the day. "Tau Zero" is still good reading (my wife read it a few years ago and enjoyed it greatly.)
posted by 1016 at 6:15 AM on December 31, 2004

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