As a kid I fondly remember looking at the covers of those cheap and cheesy pulp fiction books.
Some blew me away.
I always fancied science-fiction and during a time in which media wasn’t as saturated with images as it is now,
I studied some of the covers in detail.
Sometimes the cover disappointed, what was “advertised” on the cover wasn’t necessarily what was offered.
When I designed my own “pulp-fiction” cover simply for the sake of fun I
wondered how “younger me” would have responded to it all those years ago?
Young me: In Asimov’s story “Does a bee care?” the main character is male.
So why then would this edition of Galaxy Adventures feature a woman on the cover?
Older me: Simple my son, the cover features Princess Superia from the planet Voluptia.
She’s featured in a story called “The seven fountains of days we missed”.
Young me: Yes but, Princess Superia wore body-armor when she defeated the Grovelons!
Older me: Dude…Can’t you simply appreciate some art without tearing everything apart?
In fact, this was just a bit of fooling around with a graphics app on a Samsung tablet.
Young me: What’s a graphics app and a Samsung tablet?
Have a great Monday.
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Something About Asimov’s Story
Does a Bee Care? is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in If: Worlds of Science Fiction in June 1957, and reprinted in the 1975 collection Buy Jupiter and Other Stories. Gold Key Comics also published a comic book version of the story in 1976, in #4 of the four issue science fiction series Starstream: Adventures in Science Fiction.
As the first spaceship to attempt to reach the moon is being built, a creature, known as Kane, causes the creation of a small space in the ship, which he enters, unknown to the builders.
The ship leaves Earth and at the appropriate point, Kane departs from the ship and, now fully developed, travels unaided to its home planet.
The author draws an analogy between Kane and a bee that visits and thereby pollinates flowers at random, with no real knowledge of what it has done.
“Does a bee care what has happened to a flower when the bee has done and gone its way?”