The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wonder Stories Science Fiction Covers

I cannot seem to get enough of these great science fiction covers.  Golden Age Comic Book Stories posted a series of Wonder Stories covers from 1930 through 1936.  I chose this 1931 cover because, while not in the best condition, it repeats a theme regarding robots that I have seen before, which raises a question.  If the frightening thing about robots is that they are cold, logical and without any humanity or emotion, why are they often depicted carrying off the babe?

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