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The Early Fears

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"The Early Fears' brings together for the first time all of the stories from his first two short stories collections, both long out-of-print, plus three previously uncollected stories - 39 stories in all. Included are such classics as 'Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper,' 'Enoch,' 'The Opener of the Way,' and the Hugo Award winning 'That Hell-Bound Train.'
Hardcover, signed slipcased edition limited to 100 numbered copies, 480 pages
Published January 1994 by Fedogan & Bremer (first published 1993)
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Riju Ganguly
Aug 20, 2012 Riju Ganguly rated it it was amazing
In absence of any updated version of "The Best of Robert Bloch", this is the closest you can come to some of the finest and most effective nightmares that had been ever penned by Robert Bloch. Every single story in this volume has that elusive spark that had made Bloch so special amidst all the other writers who were trying to make an earning in the cutthroat world of pulps. It contains the contents of Bloch's first 2 collections, and are special also because the later 3-volume series of 'Select ...more
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Jun 19, 2012 Kurt Reichenbaugh rated it really liked it
Shelves: pulp, horror
I'm not as crazy about the Lovecraftian stories that Bloch wrote. But this is a nice collection (his first two collections combined) of his stories for anyone looking to get into his work.
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Jan 18, 2014 Joseph Patchen rated it it was amazing
Thank you Robert Bloch. Check out my column at Lurid-lit.com.
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Robert Albert Bloch was a prolific American writer. He was the son of Raphael "Ray" Bloch (1884, Chicago-1952, Chicago), a bank cashier, and his wife Stella Loeb (1880, Attica, Indiana-1944, Milwaukee, WI), a social worker, both of German-Jewish descent.

Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over twenty novels, usually crime fiction, science fiction, and, perhaps most influentially, horror fict
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