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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: C:ADULT Fiction Science Fiction

Born: 1917 in Chicago, Illinois


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.

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-- *Hugo Award, ''That Hell-Bound Train''