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Good Show Sir Comments: They had forgotten what makeup looked like.

Published 1958

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.75 out of 10)
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25 Responses to “World Without Men”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    No men = no superfluous clothing. Apart from the bib.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    World Without Maine
    They had forgotten what bad sci-fi looked like

  3. Raoul Says:

    Check out the boob bib on that babe, bub.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Complete, unabridged and completely original. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    World Without Me

    🙁

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    They had forgotten what men looked like, but they hadn’t forgotten what computers of the future were supposed to look like!

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    She pulls that little chain and the bib turns into an unflattering dress to deter unwanted advances. It’s a holdover from before thier ancestors decided to kill all the men.

  8. Ray P Says:

    Purple hair on feminists goes back a long way. In 1958, radical feminist utopias had to be written by men.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    No matter how futuristic Emsh painted the cover, she still looks like a lady from 1958.

  10. fred Says:

    To better tie the title to the cover shouldn’t she be looking at something other than his face?

  11. fred Says:

    If I wrote the book he would be from World Without Women.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    When steering wheels were smaller, you had to wear your own airbag.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    Q. Are we not men?
    A. We are Donna Reed.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    “Gotcha, Sally! It was YOU who was drinking straight from the soy milk bottle all along!!!”

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Her sclerae are green.

  16. L.B. Says:

    “In a world without men women wore white lipstick and ugly bibs.”

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    “Throw open the switches on the sonic oscillator…and step up the reactor power input…THREE MORE POINTS!”

  18. Yoss Says:

    “Is he supposed to be all pale and waxy like that?”

    “How should I know, Margaret??!! I’ve forgotten what men look like!”

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Is he supposed to be all pale and waxy like that?”

    “How should I know, Margaret??!! I’ve forgotten what men look like!”

    “Oh, wait. Is that a man? I thought it was a lima bean.”

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Speaking of worlds without important things…do any of the GSS regulars live in Guam, perchance?

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I got nothin’ to add, save that this is currently #1.

    The colors, the “fashion”, the wacky font… it’s all truly GSS.

    Mr. GSSXN LOL and then spluttered “The colors!” when I showed him this.

    Not Emsh’s finest hour.

  22. Anna T. Says:

    She’s clearly a robot created by aliens who had only seen a picture of a woman in a strapless bra. Hence the unreality of her posture, expression and hair colour.

    The same applies for all of her sisters. Look at the green-haired woman lifting up the cloth in the lower right corner.

  23. Raoul Says:

    She’s shocked and disappointed that the tent pole under the sheets was caused by that chin.

  24. JuanPaul Says:

    I don’t know but I think this is pretty great. Though it’s hard for me to consider anything Ed Emshwilller did much less than a masterpiece.

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    WORLD WITHOUT GAY MEN
    They had forgotten what fashion looked like

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