Robert Bloch

1917 - 1994

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Robert Albert Bloch (; April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, psychological horror and fantasy, much of which has been dramatized for radio, cinema and television. He also wrote a relatively small amount of science fiction. His writing career lasted 60 years, including more than 30 years in television and film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bloch has received more than 1,009,978 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Robert Bloch is the 1,400th most popular writer (down from 1,331st in 2019), the 1,718th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,686th in 2019) and the 157th most popular American Writer.

Robert Bloch is most famous for his work in the horror genre. He is best known for his novel Psycho, which was adapted into the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Notable Works

Pleasant dreams
American Detective and mystery stories, Detective and mystery stories, American
The Hugo Winners
American Science fiction, Science fiction, Hugo awards
An Anthology of Hugo award winners. The highest prize in Sci-Fi. Each of these stories, by different authors, was voted as the best novella/short story of a particular year. Asimov was also the editor or something. I have read it and loved it. Science Fiction at it's best. Contains: 13th Convention (1955)-19th Convention (1961). The darfsteller / Walter M. Miller, Jr. -- Allamagoosa / Eric Frank Russell -- Exploration team / Murray Leinster -- The star / Arthur C. Clarke -- Or all the seas with oysters / Avram Davidson -- The big front yard / Clifford D. Simak -- The hell-bound train / Robert Bloch -- Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes -- The longest voyage / Poul Anderson --
Psycho II
See work: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL6395593W
The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Trouble with water / H.L. Gold -- Nothing in the rules / L. Sprague de Camp -- Fruit of knowledge / C.L. Moore -- Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius / Jorge Luis Borges -- Compleat werewolf / Anthony Boucher -- Small assassin / Ray Bradbury -- [Lottery](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL3171085W/Lottery) / Shirley Jackson -- Our fair city / Robert A. Heinlein -- There shall be no darkness / James Blish -- Loom of darkness / Jack Vance -- Man who sold rope to the gnoles / Margaret St. Clair -- Silken-swift / Theodore Sturgeon -- Golem / Avram Davidson -- Operation afreet / Poul Anderson -- That hell-bound train / Robert Bloch -- Bazaar of the bizarre / Fritz Leiber -- Come lady death / Peter S. Beagle -- Drowned giant / J.G. Ballard -- Narrow valley / R.A. Lafferty -- Faith of our fathers / Philip K. Dick -- Ghost of a Model T / Clifford D. Simak -- Demoness / Tanith Lee -- Jeffty is five / Harlan Ellison -- Detective of dreams / Gene Wolfe -- Unicorn variations / Roger Zelazny -- Basileus / Robert Silverberg -- Jaguar Hunter / Lucius Shepard -- Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Bears discover fire / Terry Bisson -- Tower of Babylon / Ted Chiang.


Among writers, Robert Bloch ranks 1,400 out of 7,302Before him are Mendele Mocher Sforim, Pehr Henrik Ling, Fulcher of Chartres, César Vallejo, Sima Xiangru, and Siegfried Lenz. After him are Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, Korney Chukovsky, Kâtip Çelebi, Maj Sjöwall, Gavrila Derzhavin, and Jaan Kross.

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Among people born in 1917, Robert Bloch ranks 73Before him are David McClelland, Kunitaka Sueoka, Pál Maléter, Kamal Jumblatt, Obdulio Varela, and Magda Szabó. After him are Ettore Sottsass, Henry Ford II, Maurice Trintignant, Alexander Schmorell, Stéphane Hessel, and Alparslan Türkeş. Among people deceased in 1994, Robert Bloch ranks 70Before him are Terence Young, Rollo May, Sebastian Shaw, Cesar Romero, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, and Paisios of Mount Athos. After him are Haim Bar-Lev, Clement Greenberg, Jacques Ellul, Golo Mann, Johannes Steinhoff, and Alain Cuny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Bloch ranks 1,718 out of 20,380Before him are Robert Aldrich (1918), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), Barnett Newman (1905), Patricia Neal (1926), John Frankenheimer (1930), and Fran Drescher (1957). After him are Joseph Losey (1909), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Fred Ward (1942), Larry Page (1973), John Forsythe (1918), and Lou Ferrigno (1951).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Bloch ranks 157Before him are Diana Gabaldon (1952), Rex Stout (1886), Robert Wilson (1941), Seymour Hersh (1937), Don DeLillo (1936), and Robin Hobb (1952). After him are Virginia Henderson (1897), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Elizabeth George (1949), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Robert Jordan (1948), and Nora Roberts (1950).