Author:Robert Albert Bloch

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Robert Albert Bloch
(1917–1994)
American writer, primarily of crime, horror and science fiction.
Robert Albert Bloch

Works[edit]

Letters[edit]

Copyright[edit]

Known copyrights[edit]

  • The Druidic Doom (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2032 due to Renewal R316005 (renewed 20 May 1963)
  • The Faceless God (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2032 due to Renewal R316006 (renewed 20 May 1963)
  • The Grinning Ghoul (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2032 due to Renewal R338611 (renewed 25 May 1964)
  • The Opener of the Way (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2032 due to Renewal R338612 (renewed 25 May 1964)
  • The Dark Demon (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2032 due to Renewal R338613 (renewed 25 May 1964)
  • Mother of Serpents (1936) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2032 due to Renewal R338614 (renewed 25 May 1964)
  • The Brood of Bubastis (1937) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 due to Renewal R338616 (renewed 25 May 1964)
  • The Mannikin (1937) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 due to Renewal R338615 (renewed 25 May 1964)
  • The Secret of Sebek (1937) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 due to Renewal R364301 (renewed 7 July 1965)
  • Fane of the Black Pharaoh (1937) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 due to Renewal R364297 (renewed 7 July 1965)
  • The Eyes of the Mummy (1938) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2034 due to Renewal R364298 (renewed 7 July 1965)
  • Slave of the Flames (1938) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2034 due to Renewal R364299 (renewed 7 July 1965)
  • Return to the Sabbath (1938) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2034 due to Renewal R364300 (renewed 7 July 1965)
  • The Hound of Pedro (1938) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2034 due to Renewal R392721 (renewed 29 August 1966)
  • Beetles (1938) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2034 due to Renewal R392722 (renewed 29 August 1966)
  • Waxworks (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to Renewal R380934 (renewed 21 February 1966)
  • The Red Swimmer (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to Renewal R402634 (renewed 16 January 1967)
  • The Dark Isle (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to Renewal R402635 (renewed 16 January 1967)
  • The Totem-Pole (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to Renewal R402637 (renewed 16 January 1967)
  • Mannikins of Horror (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2035 due to Renewal R402638 (renewed 16 January 1967)
  • Death Has Five Gueses (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 3025 due to Renewal R402633 (renewed 16 January 1967)
  • Pink Elephants (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 3025 due to Renewal R402636 (renewed 16 January 1967)
  • The Strange Flight of Richard Clayton (1939) — Copyrighted in the United States until 3025 due to Renewal R402706 (renewed 23 December 1966)
  • Wine of the Sabbat (1940) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2036 due to Renewal R442145 (renewed 22 August 1968)
  • House of the Hatchet (1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to Renewal R442144 (renewed 22 August 1968)
  • Beauty's Beast (1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to Renewal R442147 (renewed 22 August 1968)
  • A Sorcerer Runs for Sheriff (1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to Renewal R442143 (renewed 22 August 1968)
  • A Good Knight's Work (1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to Renewal R442146 (renewed 22 August 1968)
  • A Question of Etiquette (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480318 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • Nursemaid to Nightmares (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480319 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • It Happened Tomorrow (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R482206 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • Jerk, the Giant-Killer (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480321 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • Lefty Feep and the Sleepy-Time Gal (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480320 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • The Little Man Who Wasn't All There (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480316 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • Murder from the Moon (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R482203 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • The Pied Piper Fights the Gestapo (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480314 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • Son of a Witch (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480317 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • The Weird Doom of Floyd Scrilch (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R480315 (renewed 9 March 1970)
  • The Eager Dragon (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R482205 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • A Bottle of Gin (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R482210 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • The Chance of a Ghost (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R482209 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • Yours Truly—Jack the Ripper (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R494187 (renewed 5 November 1970)—basis of the Star Trek episode "A Wolf in the Fold"
  • Black Barter (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501214 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Lefty Feep Catches Hell (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R482204 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • Nothing Happens to Lefty Feep (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R482208 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • The Phantom from the Film (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R482207 (renewed 9 April 1970)
  • Almost Human (under the pseudonym Tanleton Fiske, 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501210 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Fairy Tale (under the pseudonym Tanleton Fiske, 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501213 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Geni with the Light Brown Hair (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501208 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • The Goon from Rangoon (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501211 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • A Horse on Lefty Feep (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501215 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Mystery of the Creeping Underwear (under the pseudonym Tanleton Fiske, 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501216 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Skeleton in the Closet (under the pseudonym Tanleton Fiske, 1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501207 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Stuporman (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501209 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • You Can't Kid Lefty Feep (1943) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2039 due to Renewal R501212 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Iron Mask (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518430 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • The Beasts of Barsac (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518431 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • The Devil's Ticket (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R509607 (renewed 19 July 1971)
  • The Bat Is My Brother (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518434 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • It's a Small World (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R501218 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Lefty Feep's Arabian Nightmare (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R501218 (renewed 18 February 1971)
  • Death is a Vampire (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518433 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • Eye of Medusa (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518432 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • Lefty Feep Does Time (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518429 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • Singe for Your Supper (1944) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2040 due to Renewal R518428 (renewed 9 December 1971)
  • The Man Who Cried "Wolf!" (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538316 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • One Way to Mars (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538317 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • The Skull of the Marquis de Sade (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538318 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • Soul Proprietor (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538320 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • C.O.D.—Corpse On Delivery (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R539286 (renewed 24 November 1972)
  • The Finger Necklace (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538319 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • Lefty Feep Gets Henpecked (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538315 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • Son of Rasputin (1945) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2041 due to Renewal R538314 (renewed 24 October 1972)
  • Satan's Phonograph (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R539285 (renewed 24 November 1972)
  • The Bogey Man Will Get You (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R561999 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • Frozen Fear (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562001 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • The Man Who Told the Truth (under the pseudonym Jim Kjelgaard, 1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562005 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • Enoch (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562004 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • Lizzie Borden Took an Axe... (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562006 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • The Noose Hangs High (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562000 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • The Knife and the Throat (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562002 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • Tree's a Crowd (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562003 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • Closet Full of Skeletons (1946) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2042 due to Renewal R562007 (renewed 29 October 1973)
  • Sweets to the Sweet (1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to Renewal R592211 (renewed 9 December 1974)
  • The Cheaters (1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to Renewal R588147 (renewed 21 October 1974)
  • The Scarf (1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to Renewal R592210 (renewed 9 December 1974)
  • A Head for his Bier (1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to Renewal R592212 (renewed 9 December 1974)
  • Mad Scientist (1947) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2043 due to Renewal R592213 (renewed 9 December 1974)
  • The Indian Spirit Guide (1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to Renewal R630955 (renewed 16 April 1976)
  • Strictly from Mars (1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to Renewal R592214 (renewed 9 December 1974)
  • The Black Lotus (1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to Renewal R595693 (renewed 22 January 1975)
  • Change of Heart (1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to Renewal R619166 (renewed 24 November 1975)
  • Hell is my Legacy (1948) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2044 due to Renewal R630954 (renewed 16 April 1976)
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to Renewal R630956 (renewed 16 April 1976)
  • Floral Tribute (1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to Renewal R655398 (renewed 7 March 1977)
  • The Unspeakable Betrothal (1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to Renewal R630957 (renewed 16 April 1976)
  • Satan's Servants (1949) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2045 due to Renewal R657862 (renewed 7 March 1977)
  • Tell Your Fortune (1950) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046 due to Renewal RE0000005722 (renewed 6 March 1978)
  • The Weird Tailor (1950) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2046 due to Renewal R674059 (renewed 7 October 1977)
  • Psycho (1959) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2055 due to Renewal RE319609 (renewed 5 January 1987)

Licence[edit]

Many works by Robert Bloch had their copyrights renewed or were published after that was a requirement and are therefore still under copyright. For the remainder, this licence applies:

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they are legally published within the United States (or the United Nations Headquarters in New York subject to Section 7 of the United States Headquarters Agreement) before 1964, and copyright was not renewed.
For Class A renewals records (books only) published between 1923 and 1963, check the Stanford Copyright Renewal Database and the Rutgers copyright renewal records.
For other renewal records of publications between 1922 - 1950 see the Pennsylvania copyright records scans.
For all records since 1978, search the U.S. Copyright Office records.

It is imperative that contributors search the renewal databases and ascertain that there is no evidence of a copyright renewal before using this license. Failure to do so will result in the deletion of the work as a copyright violation.

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These works may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions not applying the rule of the shorter term to U.S. works.