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James Blish (1921–1975)

Autor(a) de A Case of Conscience

257+ Works 21,943 Membros 384 Reviews 17 Favorited

About the Author

James Benjamin Blish was born on May 23, 1921 in East Orange, N.J. Blish trained as a biologist at Rutgers and Columbia University, and spent 1942 - 1944 as a medical technician in the United States Army. After the war he became the science editor for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company. His first mostrar mais published story appeared in 1940, and his writing career progressed until he gave up his job to become a professional writer. From 1962 to 1968, he worked for the Tobacco Institute. Between 1967 and his death from lung cancer in 1975, Blish wrote authorized short story collections based upon the 1960s TV series Star Trek. He wrote 11 volumes adapting episodes of the series. He died midway through writing Star Trek 12. Perhaps Blish's most famous works were the "Okies" stories, known collectively as Cities in Flight, published in the science-fiction digest magazine Astounding Science Fiction. Some of James Blish's other works include The Vanished Jet, And All the Stars a Stage, The Quincunx of Time, and Flight of Eagles. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de James Blish

A Case of Conscience (1958) 1,842 cópias
Cities in Flight (1970) 1,783 cópias
Spock Must Die! (1970) — Autor — 811 cópias
Star Trek 1 (1967) — Autor — 668 cópias
Star Trek 2 (1968) — Autor — 664 cópias
Star Trek 3 (1969) — Autor — 625 cópias
Star Trek 5 (1972) — Autor — 622 cópias
Star Trek 9 (1973) — Autor — 590 cópias
Star Trek 10 (1974) — Autor — 589 cópias
Star Trek 4 (1971) — Autor — 583 cópias
Star Trek 7 (1972) — Autor — 576 cópias
Star Trek 8 (1972) — Autor — 571 cópias
Star Trek 6 (1972) — Autor — 566 cópias
The Seedling Stars (1957) 488 cópias
They Shall Have Stars (1956) 486 cópias
Star Trek 11 (1975) — Autor — 481 cópias
Star Trek 12 (1977) — Autor — 424 cópias
Earthman, Come Home (1955) 420 cópias
Black Easter (1968) 375 cópias
And All the Stars a Stage (1971) 360 cópias
A Clash of Cymbals (1956) 357 cópias
A Life for the Stars (1962) 353 cópias
Jack of Eagles (1952) — Autor — 351 cópias
The Devil's Day (1968) 322 cópias
Doctor Mirabilis (1964) 316 cópias
The Classic Episodes 1 (1991) 284 cópias
Galactic Cluster {Signet} (1953) 283 cópias
A Torrent of Faces (1967) 247 cópias
VOR (1958) 243 cópias
The Star Dwellers (1961) 241 cópias
The Classic Episodes 2 (1991) 241 cópias
The Classic Episodes 3 (1991) 233 cópias
The Day After Judgement (1971) 231 cópias
The Quincunx of Time (1953) — Autor — 221 cópias
The Star Trek Reader [omnibus] (1976) — Autor — 215 cópias
Three for Tomorrow (1969) 206 cópias
The Frozen Year (1957) 183 cópias
Anywhen (1971) 182 cópias
Midsummer Century [novella] (1972) 178 cópias
The Star Trek Reader II (1977) 167 cópias
The duplicated man (1953) — Autor — 165 cópias
The Star Trek Reader IV (1978) 153 cópias
The Night Shapes (1962) — Autor — 151 cópias
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes (2016) — Autor — 150 cópias
Nebula Award Stories Five (1970) — Editor — 147 cópias
The Star Trek Reader III (1978) 143 cópias
Welcome to Mars (1966) — Autor — 132 cópias
The Best of James Blish (1979) — Autor — 132 cópias
Titan's Daughter (1961) 131 cópias
The Warriors of Day (1953) — Autor — 129 cópias
Midsummer Century (1974) 129 cópias
Mission to the Heart Stars (1965) 118 cópias
Star Trek [Amereon ed.] (1967) — Autor — 106 cópias
The Issue at Hand (1964) 75 cópias
Cities in Flight, Vol. 1 (1991) — Autor — 73 cópias
New Dreams This Morning (1966) — Editor; Autor — 71 cópias
So close to home (1961) 67 cópias
After Such Knowledge (1991) 56 cópias
Cities In Flight, Vol. 2 (1991) — Autor — 53 cópias
Works of Art (1993) 42 cópias
The Thing in the Attic (2010) 31 cópias
Star Trek 3 [incorrect ISBN] (1974) 26 cópias
Surface Tension (1952) 26 cópias
One-Shot (2009) 25 cópias
Common Time [short story] (1953) 17 cópias
Tales of a Monster Hunter (1977) 15 cópias
Spock läuft Amok (1986) — Autor — 15 cópias
Tale That Wags the God (1987) 15 cópias
Der unwirkliche MacCoy (1985) — Autor — 12 cópias
Beep (1954) 12 cópias
A work of art [short story] (1956) 11 cópias
Tomb Tapper (2013) 11 cópias
Das Silikonmonster (1986) — Autor — 11 cópias
Witches Three (1952) — Autor — 11 cópias
Flights of Eagles (2009) 10 cópias
We All Die Naked (2014) 10 cópias
Het testament van Andros (1972) 10 cópias
Der Doppelgänger (1987) — Autor — 10 cópias
Das Paradies-Syndrom (1987) — Autor — 10 cópias
Ein kleiner Privatkrieg (1988) — Autor — 10 cópias
There Shall Be No Darkness (1950) 10 cópias
How Beautiful With Banners (1966) 10 cópias
Der Tag der Taube (1988) — Autor — 9 cópias
Jenseits der Sterne (1989) — Autor — 9 cópias
Die Lichter von Zhetar (1987) — Autor — 9 cópias
To Pay the Piper 9 cópias
Strafplanet Tantalus (1986) — Autor — 8 cópias
Rückkehr zum Morgen (1988) — Autor — 8 cópias
Star Trek: Příběhy kosmické lodi Enterprise (1991) — Autor — 7 cópias
Watershed 7 cópias
Get out of my Sky [Novella] (1957) 6 cópias
Nor Iron Bars 6 cópias
Earth of Hours 6 cópias
Der Asylplanet (1986) 6 cópias
Bridge 6 cópias
Spock muß sterben! (1988) — Autor — 6 cópias
Doutor Mirabilis 2 (1994) 5 cópias
Enterprise 1 (1972) — Autor — 5 cópias
King of the Hill 5 cópias
Doutor Mirabilis 1 (1994) 5 cópias
Jenseits der Sterne/Klingonen-Gambit (1995) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Enterprise 3 (1972) 5 cópias
Introducing James Branch Cabell (1970) — Autor — 4 cópias
Enterprise 12 (1972) — Autor — 4 cópias
Enterprise 2 (1972) — Autor — 4 cópias
The Oath 4 cópias
Enterprise 10 (1972) — Autor — 4 cópias
Getting Along — Autor — 4 cópias
Enterprise 4 (1972) — Autor — 4 cópias
O Homem Duplicado (2000) 3 cópias
Die Enterprise im Orbit (1978) — Autor — 3 cópias
The Box (1949) 3 cópias
Enterprise 11 (1972) — Autor — 3 cópias
Okie [novelette] (1950) 3 cópias
Enterprise 8 (1972) — Autor — 3 cópias
Skysign (Novelette) (1968) 2 cópias
None So Blind [short story] (1962) 2 cópias
Enterprise 5 (1972) — Autor — 2 cópias
The Masks 2 cópias
A Dusk of Idols (1961) 2 cópias
The Bridge 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek VIII 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek X 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek XI 1 exemplar(es)
Seven and Twelve 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek IX 1 exemplar(es)
One-Shot: Large Print (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Kalki Vol. II, No. 1 (Whole Number 5) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
The Star Dweller 1 exemplar(es)
Kalki Vol. II, No. 2 (Whole Number 6) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Kalki Vol. II, No. 3 (Whole Number 7) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Kalki Vol. II, No. 4 (Whole Number 8) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Kalki Vol. III, No. 1 (Whole Number 9) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Um caso de conscin̊cia 1 exemplar(es)
Spock deve morire (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Będą im świecić gwiazdy (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Knock out 1 exemplar(es)
Doctor Miribilis 1 exemplar(es)
Bequest Of The Angel 1 exemplar(es)
Grupo galactico (1964) 1 exemplar(es)
Turn of a century [short story] (1953) 1 exemplar(es)
The Gulch {short story} — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Blackout In Cygni 1 exemplar(es)
7 opwindende sf-verhalen 1 exemplar(es)
The Real Thrill 1 exemplar(es)
The Shipwrecked Hotel 1 exemplar(es)
A Matter Of Energy 1 exemplar(es)
Emergancy Refueling 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek Lives! 2 1 exemplar(es)
Enterprise 6 (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek 9-12 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek 5-8 1 exemplar(es)
Star Trek 1-4 1 exemplar(es)
Enterprise 13 (1972) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
FYI 1 exemplar(es)
Science Fiction Gems, Vol. 2 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Bequest of the Angel 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (1919) — Introdução, algumas edições1,017 cópias
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuinte — 989 cópias
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contribuinte — 578 cópias
The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Contribuinte — 536 cópias
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (2001) — Contribuinte — 453 cópias
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 424 cópias
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Contribuinte — 410 cópias
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contribuinte — 395 cópias
Galactic Empires, Volume Two (1976) — Contribuinte — 392 cópias
Where Do We Go from Here? (1971) — Contribuinte, algumas edições315 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury (1988) — Contribuinte — 251 cópias
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuinte — 249 cópias
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder (1987) — Autor — 246 cópias
The Hastur Cycle (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
American Science Fiction : Five Classic Novels 1956-58 (2012) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
Mutants : Eleven Stories of Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) (1980) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (2009) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Blood and Iron (1984) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
A Science Fiction Omnibus (1973) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
Worlds to Come (1942) 142 cópias
My Favorite Science Fiction Story (1999) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Analog: The Best of Science Fiction (1982) — Autor — 129 cópias
Galactic Empires {complete} (1976) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 5th Series (1956) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Spectrum 2 (1962) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 12th Series (1963) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Science Fiction of the 50's (1971) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Worlds of Science Fiction (1963) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Dogs of War: Ten Classic Stories of Men and Machines in War (2002) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s (2012) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (1953) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Orbit 1 (1966) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
The Science Fictional Solar System (1951) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
Heinlein in Dimension, a Critical Analysis. (1968) — Introdução — 94 cópias
7th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1962) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Backdrop of Stars (1968) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future (2002) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Hastur Cycle, Second Revised Edition (1997) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 7th Series (1958) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Beyond Control (1972) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (2000) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Dark Side (1965) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Cities of Wonder (1967) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Best SF (1955) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Prefácio — 69 cópias
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Get Out of My Sky (1960) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Alpha 1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Novelets of Science Fiction (1963) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Autor, algumas edições67 cópias
6 Great Short Novels of Science Fiction (1954) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Dark Stars (1969) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Thirteen o'Clock and Other Zero Hours (1970) — Editor — 65 cópias
Men and Machines (1968) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Antigrav (1975) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Alpha 4 (1973) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Science Against Man (1970) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Best of John W. Campbell (1973) — Prefácio — 57 cópias
The Second Science Fiction Megapack (2011) — Autor — 53 cópias
Beyond Tomorrow: Anthology of Modern Science Fiction (1976) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Classic Science Fiction (1995) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Alpha 8 (1977) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Afterlives (1986) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Ten Tomorrows (1972) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Tomorrow Bites (1995) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Four for the Future (1969) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Shape of Things (1965) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
SF: Authors' Choice (1968) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Portals of Tomorrow (1954) — Autor — 37 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Human Machines: An Anthology of Stories about Cyborgs (1975) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Berserkers (1973) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Old Masters (1970) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume Two (1997) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Best of Xero (2004) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Born of the Sun: Adventures in Our Solar System (2020) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Shared tomorrows: Science fiction in collaboration (1979) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. LXXXI, No. 3 (May 1968) (1968) — Contribuinte, algumas edições16 cópias
Galactic Dreamers: Science Fiction as Visionary Literature (1977) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuinte, algumas edições13 cópias
Alfa Vier: SF-Verhalen (1976) 12 cópias
Astounding Science Fiction 1950 12 (1950) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Die besten Science Fiction Geschichten (1962) — Autor, algumas edições11 cópias
Galaxy Science Fiction 1969 July, Vol. 28, No. 5 (1969) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1953 (1953) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Astounding Science Fiction 1954 05 (1954) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Titan XIII. (1979) — Contribuinte, algumas edições8 cópias
Welten der Zukunft 10 (1986) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Space Police (1956) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
To The Stars: Eight Stories of Science Fiction (1971) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Astounding Science Fiction 1957 01 (1957) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Astounding Science Fiction 1950 04 (1950) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1949 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Amazing Stories Vol. 34, No. 11 [November 1960] (1960) — Autor — 2 cópias
Kaleidoskop I — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Den ¤elektriske myre og andre science fiction-fortællinger (1984) — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Kalki : Studies in James Branch Cabell — Editor, algumas edições; Contribuinte, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Kaleidoskop II — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)

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I always give Blish credit for including religion in early sci-fi. For the non-establishment genre at the time, it had a lot of gatekeepers who just assumed religion would be phased out in the future a humanity continued to evolve - but smoking and radio would never change! Blish seems to include a Jesuit priest here not for anything Jesuit-like but it seems he knows the Jesuits have a history of being learned men and so would fit in with an expedition of possible colonization.

This book is of two parts in a couple of ways. The first is the expedition and the revelation which was bloody interesting and something a lot different from what I was expecting which was "oh this planet is actually Eden with lizards" so that was a great surprise that it was far from that. The second part is the fish/lizard out of water being on Earth section. While there is some great early 1950s ideas of what the future would look like it really meanders and is weaker in storytelling and a change in tone that throws you out of the story after a decent reveal. The ending also falls into a weak and very quick conclusion that doesn't borrow from the good parts of the first half of the story.

I did, overall, like this and the shorter aspect of it would make me recommend it to the right person. I also think this would be a good writing prompt someone could pick up with or continue from the idea like we've seen with Clarke's "A Meeting With Medusa". Great revelation, weak concluding execution. Final Grade - C+
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Blish is a more than capable science fiction author, already familiar with writing Star Trek scripts and has a good feel for characterization and canon (at least up to the 1970/tos point), so this is a solid, fast read.
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
257
Also by
138
Membros
21,943
Popularidade
#980
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
384
ISBNs
464
Idiomas
15
Favorito
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