Aug 10

They had forgotten how bras were supposed to workClick for larger image

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: 7.90 out of 10)

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27 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:

    They had forgotten what fashion looked like

  26. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Look! I have resurrected this male specimen which was cryogenically frozen in the 21st century… the name tag says ‘Harvey Weinstein’… there’s no harm in waking him up, is there?”

    “I don’t know… he is disgustingly ugly — but we shouldn’t hold that against him.”

    “What could possibly go wrong?”

    [DUN DUN….]

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Way too skinny and too much of a jawline.

    Although that would explain the main damsel’s expression.

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