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And All the Stars a Stage

by James Blish

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A Case of Conscience

by James Blish

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man -- a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics... until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief.<P><P> Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn between the teachings of his faith, the teachings of his science, and the inner promptings of his humanity. There is only one solution: He must accept an ancient and unforgivable heresy -- and risk the futures of both worlds.<P> Hugo Award Winner.

Cities in Flight

by James Blish

Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James Blish Originally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life. In the first novel, They Shall Have Stars, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality. In A Life for the Stars, it is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers. In Earthman, Come Home, the nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds. In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction's most inimitable writers. A Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club

Cities in Flight

by James Blish

Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James Blish Originally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life. In the first novel, They Shall Have Stars, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality. In A Life for the Stars, it is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers. In Earthman, Come Home, the nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds. In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction's most inimitable writers. A Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club

Cities in Flight

by James Blish

Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James Blish Originally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life. In the first novel, They Shall Have Stars, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality. In A Life for the Stars, it is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers. In Earthman, Come Home, the nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds. In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction's most inimitable writers. A Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club

Cities in Flight

by James Blish

Long out of print, the science fiction masterpiece by Hugo Award-winning writer James Blish.<P><P> Originally published in four volumes nearlyfifty years ago, Cities in Flight brings together the famed "Okie novels" of science fiction master James Blish. Named after the migrant workers of America's Dust Bowl, these novels convey Blish's "history of the future," a brilliant and bleak look at a world where cities roam the Galaxy looking for work and a sustainable way of life.<P> In the first novel, They Shall Have Stars, man has thoroughly explored the Solar System, yet the dream of going even further seems to have died in all but one man. His battle to realize his dream results in two momentous discoveries anti-gravity and the secret of immortality. In A Life for the Stars, it is centuries later and antigravity generations have enabled whole cities to lift off the surface of the earth to become galactic wanderers. In Earthman, Come Home, the nomadic cities revert to barbarism and marauding rogue cities begin to pose a threat to all civilized worlds. In the final novel, The Triumph of Time, historyrepeats itself as the cities once again journey back in to space making a terrifying discovery which could destroy the entire Universe. A serious andhaunting vision of our world and its limits, Cities in Flight marks the return to print of one of science fiction's most inimitable writers.

The Devil's Day

by James Blish

The millennia-old war between good and evil leaps its unearthly bounds... The Devil's Day Black Easter and The Day After Judgment in one volume by James Blish 7776 room stank of demons. And it was not just the room-which would have been unusual, but not unprecedented. Demons were not welcome visitors on Monte Albano, where the magic practiced was aimed at a more perfect mystic union with God and His two revelations, the Scriptures and the World.... No, the stench was something in the general air. It was, in fact, something that was abroad in the world...the secular world, God's world, the world at large. And it would have to be something extraordinarily powerful, extraordinarily malign, for Father Domenico to have detected it without prayer, without ritual, without divination, without instruments or instrumentalities of any kind....None of the White Monks had invoked any infernal power for more than a twelvemonth past....Even the records, which kept themselves without possibility of human intervention, confirmed it. That exhalation from Hell-mouth was drifting up from the world below. Baines is a bored businessman with a taste for the macabre-a munitions dealer accustomed to fomenting war wherever and whenever he can. But nuclear proliferation has, ironically, been bad for business, and Baines needs something, anything to reverse that trend. His restless mind conceives a notion that satisfies his desire for profit and amusement both-a scheme for letting loose all the demons of Hell for one night of unfettered destruction-and he commissions Theron Ware, the great Black Magician, to carry out the plan. Ware alone has the ability-and the power-to call up those chained to the darkness. Crimes of violence, chiefly murder, are his specialty. He will arrange for demons to kill almost anyone...for a price. As his scruples are invoked, the fee rises. But for Baines' commission, the payment can't be high enough. For Theron Ware has never before attempted to work his evil skill on such a monstrous scale. And if he cannot call the demons home again, their liberation will be permanent-a catastrophe for the entire human race.

The Seedling Stars

by James Blish

A shattering novel of the future: when men--like spores--went out from Earth to seed the universe TOMORROW THE EARTH They have the minds of men--but not the bodies. Planted on the planets centuries ago in order to conquer the galaxy, these man mutations have gradually gained control of space. Now they are looking for new worlds to settle. And in their search, it is only natural that they turn... to EARTH. Here is a fascinating and frightening novel of the future and of a daring plan to colonize the universe... a plan that works too well.

The Star Dwellers

by James Blish

The inhabitants of Terra could not believe these beings were sentient and intelligent, but the inhabitants of Terra needed to establish contact with them. By chance, the role Jack Loftus was to play in this became crucial: if he were successful, it would open a new era in interstellar relations, if he were not . . .

Star Trek 10

by James Blish

Star Trek 4

by James Blish

Includes a preface by Blish and adaptions of the following TV episodes: All Our Yesterdays; The Devil in the Dark; Journey to Babel; The Menagerie; The Enterprise Incident; A Piece of the Action.

Star Trek 8

by James Blish

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The Star Trek Reader I

by James Blish

From "Star Trek 2": <P>Arena; A Taste of Armageddon; Tomorrow Is Yesterday; Errand of Mercy; Court Martial; Operation--Annihilate!; The City on the Edge of Forever; & Space Seed.<P>From "Star Trek 3":<P>The Trouble with Tribbles; The Last Gunfight; The Doomsday Machine; Assignment: Earth; Mirror, Mirror; Friday's Child; & Amok Time.<P>From "Star Trek 8":<P>Spock's Brain; The Enemy Within; Catspaw; Where No Man Has Gone Before; Wolf in the Fold; & For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.

The Star Trek Reader II

by James Blish

From "Star Trek 1":<P>Charlie's Law; Dagger of the Mind; The Unreal McCoy; Balance of Terror; The Naked Time; Miri; and The Conscience of the King.<P> From "Star Trek 4":<P>All Our Yesterdays; The Devil in the Dark; Journey to Babel; The Menagerie; The Enterprise Incident; and A Piece of the Action.<P>From "Star Trek 9":<P>Return to Tomorrow; The Ultimate Computer; That Which Survives; Obsession; The Return of the Archons; and The Immunity Syndrome.

The Star Trek Reader III

by James Blish

From "Star Trek 5":<P> Whom Gods Destroy; The Tholian Web; Let That Be Your Last Battlefield; This Side of Paradise; Turnabout Intruder; Requiem for Methuselah; & The Way to Eden.<P> From "Star Trek 6":<P> The Savage Curtain; The Lights of Zetar; The Apple; By Any Other Name; The Cloud Minders; & The Mark of Gideon.<P> From "Star Trek 7":<P> Who Mourns for Adonais?; The Changeling; The Paradise Syndrome; Metamorphosis; The Deadly Years; & Elaan of Troyius.

The Star Trek Reader IV

by James Blish

In addition to Blish's original Star Trek novel, Spock Must Die!, the episodes here include:<P> From "Star Trek 10":<P> The Alternative Factor<P> The Empath<P> The Galileo Seven<P> Is There in Truth No Beauty?<P> A Private Little War<P> The Omega Glory<P> From "Star Trek 11":<P> What Are Little Girls Made Of?<P> The Squire of Gothos<P> Wink of an Eye<P> Bread and Circuses<P> Day of the Dove, and<P> Plato's Stepchildren.<P> Using the original scripts, which sometimes differed from the final filmed episode, James Blish turned each episode of the original Star Trek into a short story, which were collected into anthologies and published as paperback originals. The Star Trek Reader IV collects two of these anthologies: Star Trek 10, and Star Trek 11, and Blish's original Star Trek novel, Spock Must Die!.<P> James Blish was a science fiction writer who wrote over 27 novels, most notably the Cities in Flight series, and A Case of Conscience, for which he won a Hugo Award. He also was a highly respected critic, and his criticism in collected in the books The Issue at Hand, and More Issues at Hand, (published under the pen name of William Atheling, Jr.).

The Thing in the Attic

by James Blish

A small group of intellectuals from a primitive culture of modified monkey-like humans are banished from the treetops for heresy. In their exile on the ground they have to adapt to vastly different circumstances, fight monsters resembling dinosaurs, and finally happen upon the godly giants, whose existence they had questioned.

Titans' Daughter

by James Blish Virginia Kidd

Goddess ... or freak? Aside from being eight feet tall, blonde blue-eyed Sena was unusually beautiful--and extraordinarily unusual. She was a Tetra, one of the handful of people belonging to the super-race genetically engineered by Dr Hyatt of Dunhill University. Sena and her Tetra lover Sam attended Dunhill and did their best to ignore the snears of the "normal" humans, who hated them for their incredible strength and mental abilities. But the resentment of the "normals gets to Maurey, the most brilliant Tetra, and he plots a diabolic plan to overpower the human race. Suddenly Sena is caught in a deadly triangle with Sam and Maurey that might mean the end of the Tetras and the world around them.

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