Thursday, June 18, 2009


The "women in tubes" meme is astonishingly prevalent in Golden Age genre fiction. To the best of my knowledge, this album remains the definitive resource, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to discover additional illustrations. The following are just a few examples I've amassed while editing this blog.

Lastly, here's a contemporary example (designed to mimic its pulp counterparts):

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Tristan Eldritch said...

Tubular Belles! (Sorry.) These are great, love the sinister alien Mr. T figure lurking in the foreground of the first one!

kcotae said...

Lot's of female commuters travel "by tube" in London... hardly science fiction ;-)