Monday, April 2, 2012

Sci-Fi Women in Test Tubes.

Back when I started reading blogs, one of my favorite ports of call was Posthuman Blues, the blog of the late and much lamented Fortean theorist, cyberpunk, and all-around affable dude Mac Tonnies. One of Mac's big pet obsessions in the later years of the blog was a weirdly prevalent meme in the iconography of Golden Age pulp sci-fi: beautiful women in test tubes. Mac's friend Mike Clelland has recently started up a great online resource gathering examples of this strange fetish of the pulp imagination together on one page: Sci-Fi Women in Tubes. It's already a dazzling mosaic of eye-popping and psychologically murky imagery, as the following examples illustrate:

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