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The Blind Spot by Austin Hall;Homer Eon Flint
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THE BLIND SPOT

AUSTIN HALL AND HOMER EON FLINT

INTRODUCTION BY FORREST J ACKERMAN




INTRODUCTION

THE LURE AND LORE OF "THE BLIND SPOT"

BY FORREST J ACKERMAN

The Blind Spot opens with the words: "Perhaps it were just as well
to start at the beginning. A mere matter of news." Suppose I use
them in the same sense:

A mere matter of news: The first instalment of this fabulous novel
was featured in Argosy-All-Story-Weekly for May 14, 1921.
Described as a "different" serial, it was introduced by a cover by
Modest Stein. In the foreground was the profile of a girl of
another dimension--ethereal, sensuous, the eternal feminine--the
Nervina of the story. Filmy crystalline earrings swept back over
her bare shoulders. Dominating the background was a huge flaming
yellow ball, like our Sun as seen from the hypothetical Vulcan--
splotched with murky, mysterious globii vitonae. There was an
ancient quay, and emerging from the ultramarine waters about it a
silhouetted metropolis of spires, domes, and minarets. It was