Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lovecraft's Legacy in 1944

Lovecraft had many nicknames for Forest J. Ackerman, but one * was Price Effjea of Akkamin. (*To Barlow 24 May 1935, p. 274, O Fortunate Floridian).

A mere 7 years after Lovecraft's death, his memory is so entrenched that scarcely a horror-oriented fanzine went out without a mention, blurb, or tribute to him. However, it was a bit rarer to see him mentioned in Scientifiction 'zines.

"VOM" - August, 1944 - #35

Edited & published by Forrest Ackerman

The ultimate chat-zine "Vom" or "Voices of the Imagi-nation" was founded by members of the defunct fanzine - "Imagination" and composed of letters by the readers upon the many topics and authors of the day. "Vom" proved extremely popular among the fans and remains a key insight into all-things fannish looking back on things. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, and others are mentioned and folks like Fran Laney and Gus Willmorth contribute letters.

One of the first fanzines printed memeograph which was much better reproduction than previous hectograph printing. Measures 8 1/2" by 14".

A very good copy, folded for mailing.

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