Sep 20

Four centuries of technology has not perfected the paper dressClick for larger image

Alice Comments: … a woman who was not his wife who was not a woman who was not his wife who was not a woman who was not his wife who was not …

Published 1960

You might remember this from here.

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: 7.33 out of 10)

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19 Responses to “A Woman a Day”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Don’t tell me – the husband was not a man?

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    @THX – Not only that … wait for it …

    … the man was not her husband!

  3. fred Says:

    A great new novel by that was not ‘Riverworld’.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    A comment about this cover by a person who is NOT A WOMAN and NOT A FAN.

  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    🎶Always should be someone you really looooooooooooooove…🎶

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Social rituals of the future! So the mode for guys in the 25th century is to tenderly embrace a woman with a manly kiss, so distracting her with your masculine masculinity that she doesn’t notice you silently ripping her dress to shreds.

  7. drlemaster Says:

    I would give them credit for featuring actual lab glassware like the separatory funnel, but I’ve never seen one hooked up that way. (Are the distilling directly into it? Why?) And they seem to running colored water through their condensation coils.

  8. Yoss Says:

    Maybe that pile of vaguely wrong lab equipment is his wife who was not a woman.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Weasels Ripped my Dress?

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    It could be that he is ripping her dress so that he can use it to tie her up. He will either knot this woman or knot his wife.

  11. Ray P Says:

    A woman a day certainly will not keep the doctor away.

  12. Anna T. Says:

    Well, that cover blurb really dated itself fast.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer 😉

  14. Raoul Says:

    @Anna T. – Yes, the blurb dated itself … but its self did NOT date a WOMAN!

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m not sure how her dress stayed on in the first place, as flimsy as it is. In the dystopian future, apparently men are wearing clothes made of rubber and women (wives or not) only get tissue paper.

    I am a woman and a wife (not his, thankfully) and I disapprove of all of this, including the wonky lab equipment and the stupid blurb, which less than 60 years later makes no grammatical sense.

    At least this is better than the other cover, art-wise? (Although the man looks a bit too much like Ronald Reagan for my taste; he was still a has-been actor in 1960)

    @Raoul: GSS!

    @drlemaster: I think you’ve caused a new tag to be added. GSS!

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    …keeps the Gay away?

  17. DaveM Says:

    I have figured this cover AND the cover text out! This is obviously his wife (who is not a woman). Look at the placement of his hands and mouth. Now remember this is the far future, and you will realise he is not kissing a woman with a remarkably flimsy dress, he’s actually playing a genetically modified living set of bagpipes! If this cover had sound, you’d be hearing the iconic bagpipe solo from AC/DC’s “It’s a long way to the top (if you wanna Rock and Roll)”. 🙂

  18. RachelJ Says:

    So he formally married a non-woman of some description (the possibilities are endless, really), then had an affair with a regular garden-variety woman. Which part of that was defying the twenty-fifth century, I wonder? Or was it all of it? Maybe the twenty-fifth century’s attitude is, “Hey, sure, marry whoever or whatever you want, but no taking it back! You make your bed, you lie on it, with your genetifically-modified cyborg llama spouse!”

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Crepe paper makes a cheap but very brittle evening gown.

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