[LMB] "There's a Bimbo on the Cover of the Book" goes back THAT far?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Sep 1 17:43:52 BST 2011


On Sep 1, 2011, at 10:39 AM, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:

> [LMB] "There's a Bimbo on the Cover of the Book" goes back THAT far?
> Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
> Thu Sep 1 04:51:39 BST 2011
> 
> 
> Pat: ("There has been a great deal of talk about the big questions of science
> fiction," SF author L. Sprague de Camp said once. "The truly big
> question of science fiction is ‘What is that woman in a brass brassiere
> doing on the cover of my book?’")
> 
> 
> LMB: Heh. Indeed.
> 
> But sexy women have been (and are still being) used to sell everything from cars to beer. Why not SF as well?
> 
> Ta, L.

And sexy men too.    The woman in the brass brassiere is often next to a muscled, handsome man with a gun.


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