Final Reckonings

by Robert Bloch
Release date: 1987
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories, thriller

Best known as the author of Psycho, Robert Bloch is world-renowned for his stories of horror, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction. Many of the 25 stories in this first volume of The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch have been unavailable for decades. The stories are in his classic style of gripping suspense, science fiction and fantasy.

As Bloch writes, "These stories in this collection have a common theme; they deal with monsters. Some of the monsters are human, some are not – but all of them embody, in one way or another, the fears common to us in our dreams. We call these monsters by many names – ghosts, vampires, extraterrestrials, changelings. But we recognize them for what they are; manifestations of the secret dreads and desires which lurk beneath the surface of consciousness."

"Bloch has become a virtual fixture on the popular culture landscape."Publishers Weekly

"If you're not familiar with Bloch's short fiction, find someone to borrow this from; if you already are familiar, you know that you want to own these volumes."Locus

Contents:

  • Mannikins of Horror
  • Almost Human
  • The Beasts of Barsac
  • The Skull of the Marquis de Sade
  • The Bogey Man Will Get You
  • Frozen Fear
  • The Tunnel of Love
  • The Unspeakable Betrothal
  • Tell Your Fortune
  • The Head Man
  • The Shadow From the Steeple
  • The Man Who Collected Poe
  • Lucy Comes to Stay
  • The Thinking Cap
  • Constant Reader
  • The Pin
  • The Goddess of Wisdom
  • The Past Master
  • Where the Buffalo Roam
  • I Like Blondes
  • You Got to Have Brains
  • A Good Imagination
  • Dead-End Doctor
  • Terror in the Night
  • All on a Golden Afternoon
  • Founding Fathers
  • String of Pearls
(updated 2010-09-07)

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