Bio: Robert Bloch is perhaps best remembered for his novel Psycho, which was turned into one of the greatest horror movies of all time, under Alfred Hitchcock's brilliant direction. Bloch was also one of the most popular writers on such TV shows as Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone. As author of a score of best-selling novels and hundreds of short stories, Bloch's gallows humor set him apart from many of his contemporaries. Bloch was born in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. His interest in fantasy was sparked at an early age, after a chance encounter with magician Howard Thurston. He later discovered science fiction in Amazing Stories and went on to establish a long correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft, whose writing he read and admired in Weird Tales. Robert Bloch died in September of 1994 from cancer of the esophagus and kidneys. He was 77 years old.
Graham is a discontented Talent in futuristic America. He questions the ideology of Planned Society and gets himself in trouble for it. However, he finds an ally in the persons of Doc and Clare, who are outwardly posing as representatives of the Psycho-controlled Insanitarium, but in reality are using it as an underground headquarters for the overthrow of the present system. Together they plan and work on infiltrating the Dome and overpowering the highest leader MGMinence Archer into submission.... more info>>
Poul Anderson, Murray Leinster, Robert Bloch, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Sheckley pool their talents in a classic round-robin novella that stretches humanity almost to the breaking point on the wrack of Time and Space. Humanity was falling before the onslaught of the Cloud People, soon the last remains would be wiped out. So they sent Ban to the Prophetess for an oracle. "What you must overcome is Time itself," she told him and sent him off accompanied only by the youngest of her handmaidens. But ... more info>>
Through the eyes of a few residents on Earth's bloated surface we are shown society hitting the hard wall of too many people without enough resources. Harry Collins lives in a single tiny room without a window and hates the commutrain ride, which is like the black hole of Calcutta on wheels. If he can get his private car out of commugarage, he might be able to get to work on time. If only wasn't for his headaches. Surely, too many people is putting a strain on Harry--as it is on society. At work... more info>>
Three great science fiction books for one low price! When a genetic experiment goes wrong, grass threatens to take over the Earth. In Ward Moore's acknowledged masterpiece, as individual people struggle to survive, scientists struggle to stop the disaster only to realize it is easier to wreck an ecology than to fix it. When a starman leaves his returning ship to search for the twin brother who stayed behind, as hugo winner Robert Silverberg tells the story in this, his first published sf novel, ... more info>>