Out of My Head cover


Out of Print!

ISBN: 0-915368-30-7
Boxed ISBN: 0-915368-87-0
LC: 85-63158
Page count: xi+193
Book Size: 5-1/4" x 7-1/4"
Published: February 1986

Edited by James A. Mann
Cover and interior illos by Bob Eggleton

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Out of My Head commemorates Robert Bloch's (author of Pyscho) appearance as Boskone 23 Guest of Honor. It contains a wide selection of fact and fiction, all centered around science fiction and SF fandom. Among the things included are: "A Way of Life," the story of a future society picking itself up after a war. The key slogan in the presidential campaign? Fandom is a Way of Life! "Oldies but Goodies," a series of classic convention stories; "I Was a Teen-Age Faust," the true story of how the author has been able to be a perpetual fan; "The Return of Lefty Feep," the latest in the classic series In addition, there are articles on Lovecraft, Kuttner, Campbell, Fritz Lang, and more as well as several penetrating looks at SF and fantasy film. Interior illos by Bob Eggleton.

This book can be considered to be the sequel to Advent's 1962 book The Eighth Stage of Fandom.

Table of Contents

[Robert Bloch photo]Robert Bloch

From the book's blurb:

Robert Bloch was born on April 5, 1917. He wrote his first fan letter to H. P. Lovecraft in 1932 and his fantasy began appearing in Weird Tales in 1934. Since then he has written hundreds of stories, screenplays (for radio, films, and TV), and articles. His most famous short story, "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper," is one of the classic fantasy stories. He won the Hugo for "That Hell Bound Train." He is also, of course, the author of Psycho. In addition to his professional writing, he has produced a staggering amount of material for the fan press and has attended numerous conventions. Rumor (and the article "I Was a Teen Age Faust") has it that he sold his soul to become a perpetual fan. He was Guest of Honor at both of the World Science Fiction Conventions that were held in Toronto (1948 and 1973) and will undoubtedly be GoH again when the next Torcon comes along in 1998.

Bob Eggleton:

Out of My Head was one of the first publications of multiple Hugo-award-winning SF and fantasy artist Bob Eggleton, who was Official Artist of Boskone 23.

Printing History

Hardcover, 5.2" x 7.25", xi+193 pp., ISBN: 0-915368-30-7, $9.00 at the convention, $15.00 afterwards, February 1986, 600 numbered copies. out of print!

Boxed state, 200 numbered copies signed by the author and artist, ISBN: 0-915368-87-0, $18.00 at the convention, $30.00 afterwards. This state sold out at the convention. out of print!

LC card number: 85-63158