Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Barlow Story in a rare fanzine

From epegana's collection: POLARIS Vol. 1, No. 2, March, 1940 Edited by Paul Freehafer Paul Freehafer was a wonderful character: well-known fan & fanzine publisher, Math-whizz, writer, collector and friend to Clark Ashton Smith & the young Ray Bradbury (SEE MY OTHER FANZINE LISTING THIS WEEK!). Freehafer was one of the minds working on an element in the production of the Atomic Bomb when he died tragically prematurely of a congenital heart defect while still in his twenties. His fanzine "POLARIS" was one of the best of its era.This issue features the single-page fantasy short story by Ray Bradbury & Bob Tucker entitled "The Maiden of Jirbu". There is also a story by H. P. Lovecraft friend - Robert H. Barlow entitled "The Root Gatherers"....not to mention cover art by Hannes Bok!Folded for mailing else a nice copy of a rare item! Near fine condition

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