World Without Men-they had forgotten what men looked like!

15 May

By Madeline Iva

Hey Gals n Guys — got a deadline this week.  Here’s a blast from the past — enjoy!
Madeline here! Wanted to share with you all this whacky pulp novel cover to the pulp sci-fi novel WORLD WITHOUT MEN by Charles Eric Maine.  5,000 years in the future women live without men, while the government desperately tries to create one.  Then a scientist actually recovers one from the ice age–and all hell breaks loose!

What I tickles me about this cover, aside from it’s delicious sense of drama and campy crisis–is that it captures all the details in the book so faithfully.  The stained eyeballs are the correct color, the white lipstick is accurate, the scientist in the background has lacquered silver across her breasts (yes, this is what science looks like when women are in charge).  The woman in the front has a purple collar–she even has the little cord in her hand.  It’s mentioned in the book that when she goes out she pulls on the chain, and the fabric in the collar drops down and covers her like a choir gown.

Nice job, ACE BOOKS.  Meanwhile, you’ll be happy to know that in this future world, women still are into romance.  Albino women have become the big popular love interest.  (!!!)

One thing we know is that in a world without men, there’d be no hunky chunks of man-flesh around to grab and hold onto.  This would seriously dampen my joy in life.  And in the spirit of celebrating Labor Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate all those men out there across America who take out the garbage, mow the lawn, and kill the spiders or other icky-crawlies.  I can do the same job as a man, and I ought to get paid the same amount, but I still appreciate it that these particular chores do not fall to me.

6 Responses to “World Without Men-they had forgotten what men looked like!”

  1. Leah St. James September 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh, all right, if you say so. Sometimes though, after spending the last twenty-something years as the only female in the house, I wouldn’t mind a little girl-only time. But you’re right, they sure do come in handy at times. 🙂 I don’t want to contemplate a life without my men either! As my one girlfriend used to say (about men), “Can’t live with ’em, can’t shoot ’em.”


    • madelineiva September 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      I’ve had one of those “can’t shoot ’em” weeks recently! (LOL). [I’m not talking about you, DH.]

      I think a lot of the romance world is about touching base with an ideal kind of man. I applaud this. If we can dream it, we can make it a reality eventually. ;>


  2. LizEverly September 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Oh my. I simply don’t want to contemplate a world without men. lol. But what a fabulous cover. And great post, Madeline!


    • madelineiva September 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

      Isn’t it a fabulous cover? And the book is sucking me in. I love that it has the .35 cents cost on the cover…. too much! We’re not so far removed from those pulp fiction days with the internet & amazon n all, are we? Hope we get some great stuff out of this new age…



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