The Eighth Stage of Fandom

Robert Bloch (Author) Harlan Ellison (Afterword by)
& 1 more


Assembled here are Robert Bloch's best essays from fan-produced magazines, including such classics as "The Seven Ages of Fan," "Through a Picture-Tube, Darkly," "The Demolished Fan," "Poe and Me," "In Memoriam: Weird Tales," and "The Incredible Head-Shrinking Man." Bloch's blend of wry humor, insight, awful puns, and verbal play make the 46 essays and 3 poems in The Eighth Stage of Fandom some of the most interesting and remarkable work in a career filled with the interesting and remarkable.

Product Details

Wildside Press
Publish Date
August 16, 2001
6.44 X 0.77 X 8.38 inches | 0.98 pounds
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About the Author

Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a horror, suspense, and science fiction writer and screenwriter, best known for the novel Psycho. Altogether, he wrote over 220 stories collected in over two dozen collections, two dozen novels, screenplays for a dozen movies, and three Star Trek episodes. His many awards include the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards (including Lifetime Achievement), and five Bram Stoker Awards. His autobiography, Once around the Bloch, was his last major work.
Harlan Ellison (1934-2018) wrote or edited 75 books and more than 1700 stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns as well as two dozen teleplays and a dozen motion pictures. He won the Hugo award nine times, the Nebula award four times, the Bram Stoker award six times (including The Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996), the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice, the Georges Méliès fantasy film award twice, and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writer's union.