Title: Space Slaves

Author: James Rusk Jr

Date: 1980

Publisher: Decade Press, USA

Story: Mysterious aliens are using moths to mark the world’s beautiful women, then kidnapping them under the cover of a weird fog.

Artist: Not Credited

The Cover: A sort of 1970s take on the classic bug-eyed monster (BEM) and damsel in distress (DiD) cover popular in the golden era of Sci Fi. Here a moth monsters a leggy blonde, startled by the looming and somewhat satanic shadow of the alien, she immediately begins falling out of her dress. The caption says it all, “…beautiful women wanted as slaves on another planet”. You know it’s a serious exploration of the subject because it doesn’t have an exclamation mark.





About The Author

C S Hughes

C S Hughes is a proud member of the TV generation, studied film and communications, collects the paperback books of Philip K Dick, loves science fiction and fantasy books, B grade movies and cult TV, American thrillers and British noir, restoring vintage watches, reading poetry, creating innovative illustrated poetry books which are available in Apple’s iBooks format, and cake. Especially cake. He has also written short stories, and has a collection of horror stories coming out in 2015.

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