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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Albert Bloch  

Pen Name: Tarleton Fiske, Will Folke, Nathan Hindin, E. K. Jarvis, Floyd Scriltch, Wilson Kane, John Sheldon, Collier Young

Genre: Fiction Science Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1917 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Robert Albert Bloch on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Robert Bloch was born in Chicago and lived in Maywood, Illinois until 1929 when his family relocated to Milwaukee.

Biographical and Professional Information

In a career spanning more than half a century, Robert Bloch published hundreds of stories, twenty-five novels, an autobiography, and numerous scripts for radio, television, and the movies. Although Bloch worked in a number of genres and forms, including fantasy, dark fantasy, and science fiction, he is probably best known for his horror stories.

Published Works

  • Psycho, Simon & Schuster, 1959
  • Terror, Belmont Books, 1962
  • It's All in Your Mind, Curtis, 1971
  • Fireug, Tor, 1988
  • Unholy Trinity: Three Novels of Suspense, Scream Press, 1986
  • Screams: Three Novels of Suspense: The Will to Kill/Firebug/the Star Stalker, Underwood Miller, 1989
  • Lori, Tor Books, 1989
  • Psycho House, Tor Books, 1990
  • Jekyll Legacy (With Andre Norton), Tor Books, 1991
  • Three Complete Novels (Psycho, Psycho II, and Psycho House), Random House, 1993

Selected Titles At Your Library

Psycho /
ISBN: 0552120693. OCLC Number:

Corgi,. London :. 1962, ©1959

Firebug /
ISBN: 0812515781. OCLC Number:

Tom Doherty Associates,. New York, N.Y. :. 1988, ©1961.

Unholy trinity /
ISBN: 0910489092. OCLC Number:

Scream/Press,. Santa Cruz, CA. :. 1986.

Screams :
ISBN: 0887330800. OCLC Number:

Underwood-Miller,. San Rafael, Calif. :. ©1989.

Psycho house /
ISBN: 0312932170. OCLC Number:

T. Doherty Associates,. New York :. 1990.

The discovery of a bloody corpse at the new Bates Motel attracts true-crime book writer Amelia Haines, who's studying the original Psycho killings.

The Jekyll legacy /
ISBN: 0812515838. OCLC Number:

Tom Doherty Associates,. New York :. [1991], ©1990.


  • Hugo Award,
  • That Hell-Bound Train