• Title: World Without Women
  • Author: Day Keene Leonard Pruyn
  • ISBN: 9780708974322
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • World Without Women Beautiful blonde Connie Renner and her husband had spent fourteen months alone together in the tropics completely isolated from all civilization Their return to Los Angeles had been bleak The boat ba
    Beautiful, blonde Connie Renner and her husband had spent fourteen months alone together in the tropics completely isolated from all civilization.Their return to Los Angeles had been bleak The boat basin was deserted and cluttered with debris Their neighbors in the swank bay community hadn t bothered to welcome them home.Now Connie stood at the big living room windowBeautiful, blonde Connie Renner and her husband had spent fourteen months alone together in the tropics completely isolated from all civilization.Their return to Los Angeles had been bleak The boat basin was deserted and cluttered with debris Their neighbors in the swank bay community hadn t bothered to welcome them home.Now Connie stood at the big living room window starting, shocked, at a machine gun platoon of young soldiers digging foxholes in her front lawn.She had no way of knowing that she was one of only 452 adult female survivors in the area or that her body was in danger of being violated by thousands of sex starved men

    One Reply to “World Without Women”

    1. The synopsis above is incorrect. Its not about the Titanic. Its about:"A sixties style science fiction plot about a husband and wife (on the verge of divorce) who return to the mainland after six months in self-imposed seclusion (no phone, no TV, no radio, no newspaper) on their private island where they had been trying to salvage their failing marriage; when they get back to civilization, they discover that 99% of the world's women have mysteriously died due to some incurable disease and the re [...]

    2. The future according to 1960. Super entertaining to me because it screams a lot louder about 1960 than the future it’s supposed to be inventing: no one spends five minutes under a roof without a mixed drink in hand, no hands are devoid of cigarettes at any time, and the few surviving women of the plot are spectacularly devoid of original thoughts, opinions, or initiative, and still perform all the cooking seen in the book.Plus my copy has a way better pulp cover.

    3. Pure amusing and outrageous rubbish pulp written in 1960 - here are some gems:"The gap between man and beast wasn't as wide as they had believed. And in all of their minds was the haunting thought that some of them would never know where criminal rape ended and necrophilia began.""At least now they couldn't blame women drivers. Women weren't allowed to drive. Women were sacred, fragile vessels to be kept under heavy guard and filled at as frequent intervals as possible, just in case their physio [...]

    4. I'll be honest here. I see this under the Gold Medal science Fiction headingI've seen several fairly positive reviewsOkay. I read this back in the early 70s having found it in a used book store. The plot revolves around a couple who come back from a secluded vacation (where the wife had been very ill but recovered) to find that a plague had killed most of the worlds women and left the others unable to have children. Was it temporary? Would the human race die out?The book sees humans in general a [...]

    5. Connie returns from a long sailing trip with husband that was meant to shore up their failing relationship. The world looks a little different and a bit crazy. While she was at sea, women have died by the masses and the human race is in danger. Government steps in as Connie now becomes a cog in the machine meant to keep the human race alive. How does a happy ending occur here? A must read for dystopian fans.

    6. Actually pretty good. Would have preferred a little more post apocalyptic content. It's pretty much a straight up crime story for the last 3rd. Good fun if you want a pulp 60s thriller though, read it with a whisky in your hand. I especially liked the little touches of how society changes, tv immediately becomes full of sex and violence, the roads become much more dangerous to drive on etc.

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