Most of us weren’t around in 1949, so I’m assuming there aren’t too many copies of The Fanscient No.8, the Summer 1949 issue that focused on Robert Bloch in its “Author, Author” column floating around; so I’m going to share my copy, which I believe is now well into the public domain; I will remove it if a current copyright holder contacts me with a request to do so. I am providing these scans freely from my collection as a tribute to Robert Bloch.
I found this buried little gem in my collection while looking for Robert Bloch and Fritz Leiber material for this blog, and also for my Flickr collections.
The pages are going very brown due to the high acid content of the paper, the lack of protective packaging, and the climate conditions where I live; yet the paper was still flexible enough that I was willing to gently flatten the issue on my scanner.
I’m providing the complete issue here in a pdf format; but you can also download the much higher resolution individual pages (and 165 more Robert Bloch related images) in jpg format from the CthulhuWho1 Robert Bloch Flickr collection at:
Here’s the promised pdf file of The Fanscient:
If I get enough positive feedback on this and some of the other documents I’m posting, I’ll see what other rare gems I can provide.