Monster of the Day #1309

We’ve featured Super-Science Fiction before. Classics pulps, the covers seem generally to feature two regular elements.

Well, three regular elements, depending on how you count them.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Amazing Live Sea Monkeys weren’t quite as benevolent as depicted in comic book ads.

  • Gamera977

    And I bet her rocket has big fancy tail fins!

  • Three Survived? Um, spoilers?

    Also in titles, Alternate Universe? That’s an incredibly bland title from Mr. That Hellbound Train. Wonder if it was really his.

  • Ericb

    I love that her “space suit” doesn’t cover her legs.

  • Flangepart

    Three elements = follow the lines of the suit.
    RE: Erucb, yeah, human women can withstand alien atmospheres better than men. Funny that.

  • Gamera977

    Personally, I’ll take it anytime over the boring sterile PC krap you see on most SF covers these days.

  • CaptNemo

    The National Organization of Women decided to crash New York’s Scores nightclub during their 50’s scifi themed party.

  • Rock Baker


  • Beckoning Chasm

    I used to read a lot of short story collections, and if you read the copyright page, there would always be entries like–“And the Fangs of The Stars Beyond” was originally published in Amazing Science Yarns under the title “Rocket to Mars.”

  • Flangepart

    “Um…arn’t you BEMs supposed to be in costume?”

  • Editors and publishers sometimes get bizarre ideas for what sells and what doesn’t.

  • Joliet Jake Blues

    Haffner Press used this image for the cover of an anthology “Best of” collection out of S-SF. Its a great little book (if not cheap, its still well worth it). Also a fantastic intro by Robert Silverberg.
    Ah, those were the days.

  • Eric Hinkle

    This stuff was goofy and lowbrow and all too often poorly written — and yet I find myself preferring it to almost anything currently on the shelves. For all its flaws, it was fun. Dumb, but fun.

  • Eric Hinkle

    If human women can survive alien atmospheres better than men, does this mean that one day all space expeditions will be ‘women only’ just to save money on those expensive spacesuits?

  • The Rev.

    I love her expression. “I swear, if whatever that glowing stuff you’re throwing at me is stains my space suit, I’m going to give you SUCH a scolding!”

    Damn fine work, though.