So it’s covers! For starters Bob Pepper’s cover for Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast.
Naturally when the troops came ashore in Normandy, they found women crouching at their feet.
I don’t think “gay masters” conjures up the image the cover text was originally going for.
I don’t think we see enough lavender horrors in specfic. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones.
And this one by Milton Luros comes from the school of “sexy astronaut” cover women.
#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder. Top two covers are uncredited.