Babes in Space by W. R. Stotler and L. Baronett



Robobabes – Female robots are a staple in many science fiction tales--ranging from clockwork babes to genetic replicants. Here we've collected two examples of robobabes for your inspection. . . .






Babe

Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1954, cover by Emsh


Time for a tune up? Interestingly enough, this 1954 cover does not anticipate such advances as actuators or micorelectronics, but rather, has the android as a purely mechanical form.



Babe

Super-Science Fiction, June 1958, cover by Kelly Freas


Is this the main character of "Hostile Life Form," or, just another teaser to get you to buy the issue? An x-ray device, placed to hide the android's nakedness, shows that she, too, is more mechanical than electronic. Is this a fantastic object of desire? We'd love to hear artist Freas's commentary. . . .








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