The Eighth Stage of Fandom makes me happy, sad, proud, wistful, and ... well ... dozens of other things in turn. It provides a fascinating glimpse at what fandom (and the field of science fiction/fantasy) was like way back when. It is a fandom that had ceased to exist by the time I got involved -- or at least by the time I had some real notion of what was going on around me. There are times it's hard to detect any relationship between fandom as it can be seen in this book with fandom as we know it today; there are other times when Bloch's thoughts and observations seem as profound and relevant as when they were written.
If Minn-Stf had a lending library, I think I'd donate a copy of this and encourage everyone who's the least bit serious about our community to read it. Maybe even before they read Harry Warner, Jr.'s histories.