Monday, March 2, 1970

Author - Bloch, Robert

"Despite my ghoulish reputation,
I really have the heart of a small boy.
I keep it in a jar on my desk"
Birth: April 5, 1917.

Death: September 23, 1994.

Comments: Robert Bloch was an author who is probably most famous for writing the book Psycho, the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. Bloch was one of H.P. Lovecraft's circle, and got his start writing Lovecraftian style stories. He was very active in the pulp magazine era, and wrote numerous short stories for magazines such as Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, Fantastic, Fantastic Stories, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He won a Hugo Award for his short story The Hell-Bound Train, another Hugo Award for longevity, a World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, a Bram Stoker Award for lifetime achievement, and many other awards too numerous to mention.

Like many writers of his era, Bloch was a professional writer first and foremost, writing whatever paid the bills. He took a turn writing political speeches, writing radio plays, writing scripts for television and movies, as well as turning out several novels, mostly in the crime and suspense genre such as The Kidnapper, Night-World, and Strange Eons.

My reviews of Robert Bloch's books:

Other books by Robert Bloch that I have read but not reviewed:

Short fiction by Robert Bloch appearing in works that I have reviewed:
Broomstick Ride found in Tales from Super-Science Fiction
The Hungry Eye found in Time Untamed
Space-Born found in Children of Infinity

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