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Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Blish

James Blish was an American science fiction writer, who also wrote some noted critical volumes under the pen-name William Atheling Jr.

Further information: Wikipedia; Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

Novels (series: Okie (Cities in Flight); After Such Knowledge; Star Trek)
Jack of Eagles (New York, Greenberg, 1952; London, Nova, 1955; as ESPer, New York, Avon, 1958)
The Warriors of Day (New York, Galaxy, 1953; London, Severn House, 1978)
Earthman Come Home (Okie; New York, Putnam, 1955; London, Faber, 1956; abridged, New York, Avon, 1958)
They Shall Have Stars (Okie; London, Faber, 1956; abridged as Year 2018!, New York, Avon, 1957; London, Four Square, 1964)
The Frozen Year (New York, Ballantine, 1957; as Fallen Star, London, Faber, 1957)
The Triumph of Time (Okie; New York, Avon, 1958; as A Clash of Cymbals, London, Faber, 1959)
A Case of Conscience (New York, Ballantine, 1958; London, Faber, 1959)
VOR (New York, Avon, 1958; London, Corgi, 1959)
The Duplicated Man, with Robert W. Lowndes (New York, Avalon, 1959) 
The Star Dwellers (for children; New York, Putnam, 1961; London, Faber, 1962)
Titan’s Daughter (New York, Berkley, 1961; London, Four Square, 1963)
A Life for the Stars (Okie; New York, Putnam, 1962; London, Faber, 1964)
The Night Shapes (New York, Ballantine, 1962; London, Four Square, 1963)
Doctor Mirabilis (London, Faber, 1964; revised, New York, Dodd, Mead, 1971)
Mission to the Heart Stars (for children; New York, Putnam, 1965; London, Faber, 1965)
A Torrent of Faces, with Norman L. Knight (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1967; London, Faber, 1968)
Welcome to Mars (for children; London, Faber, 1967; New York, Putnam, 1968)
The Vanished Jet (for children; New York, Weybright and Talley, 1968)
Black Easter; or, Faust Aleph-Null (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1968; London, Faber, 1969; revised (with The Day After Judgement) as Black Easter: The Day After Judgement, Boston, Gregg, 1980; as The Devil’s Day, New York, Baen, 1990)
Spock Must Die! (Star Trek; New York, Bantam, 1970; London, Corgi, 1974)
The Day After Judgment (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1971; London, Faber, 1972)
...And All the World's a Stage (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1971; London, Faber, 1972)
Midsummer Century (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1972; London, Faber, 1973; expanded, New York, DAW, 1974)
The Quincunx of Time (New York, Dell, 1973; London, Faber, 1975)

Omnibus editions
Cities in Flight (omnibus; revised editions). (New York, Avon, 1970; London, Arrow, 1981; also in 2 volumes, New York, Baen, 1991)
After Such Knowledge (omnibus, includes Dr. Mirabilis, Black Easter, The Day After Judgement, A Case of Conscience). (London, Legend, 1991)

Collections (series: Star Trek)
The Seedling Stars (New York, Gnome Press, 1957; London, Faber, 1967)
Galactic Cluster (New York, New American Library, 1959; revised, London, Faber, 1960)
So Close to Home (New York, Ballantine, 1961)
Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish (London, Faber, 1965; revised, Faber, 1973; as The Testament of Andros, London, Arrow, 1977)
Star Trek. (New York, Bantam, 1967; London, Corgi, 1972)
Star Trek 2. (New York, Bantam, 1968; London, Corgi, 1972)
Star Trek 3. (New York, Bantam, 1969; London, Corgi, 1972)
Anywhen (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1970; enlarged edition, London, Faber, 1971)
Star Trek 4. (New York, Bantam, 1971; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 5. (New York, Bantam, 1972; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 6. (New York, Bantam, 1972; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 7. (New York, Bantam, 1972; London, Corgi, 1973)
Star Trek 8. (New York, Bantam, 1973; London, Corgi, 1973)
Star Trek 9. (New York, Bantam, 1973; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 10. (New York, Bantam, 1974; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 11. (New York, Bantam, 1975; London, Corgi, 1975)
Star Trek 12. (New York, Bantam, 1977; London, Corgi, 1978)
The Best of James Blish, edited by Robert A.W. Lowndes. (New York, Ballantine, 1979)
Get Out of My Sky; and There Shall Be No Darkness (London, Panther, 1980)
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes I, with Judith Ann Lawrence. (New York, Bantam, 1991; London, Bantam, 1991)
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes 2. (New York, Bantam, 1991; London, Bantam, 1991)
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes 3, with Judith Ann Lawrence. (New York, Bantam, 1991; London, Bantam, 1991)
A Work of Art, and other stories, ed. Francis Lyall (Sutton, Surrey, Severn House, 1993)
A Dusk of Idols, ed. Francis Lyall (Sutton, Surrey, Severn House, 1996)
In This World, or Another, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman (Waterville, ME, Five Star, 2003)

Omnibus Editions 
The Star Trek Reader (contains Star Trek 2, 3, 8). (New York, Dutton, 1976)
The Star Trek Reader II (contains Star Trek 1, 4, 9). (New York, Dutton, 1977)
The Star Trek Reader III (contains Star Trek 5, 6, 7). (New York, Dutton, 1977)
The Star Trek Reader IV (contains Star Trek 10, 12, Spock Must Die). (New York, Dutton, 1978)
The Seedling Stars; and Galactic Cluster (New York, New American Library, 1983)

2 comments:

Cedric Ambermere said...

You're missing one (at least): "And All The Stars A Stage" (1971). Not only the first Blish, but one of the first SF novels, I ever read...

Steve said...

Thanks for the correction. Much appreciated... and now fixed.