James Blish was an author of science fiction and fantasy. The author was born in 1921 and passed away in 1975. He is best known as the author of the Cities in Flight series and the After Such Knowledge series.

His first published work was featured in magazines like Super Science Stories and Amazing Stories, but he would eventually move to novels. Blish won the Hugo Award for the first novel in the After Such Knowledge series, A Case of Conscience. In addition to his work under his own name, Blish also wrote under the pen names of Donald Laverty, John MacDougal, and Arthur Lloyd Merlyn. He also worked extensively as a literary critic.

Publication Order of Cities in Flight Books

They Shall Have Stars / Year 2018! (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earthman, Come Home (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Triumph of Time / A Clash of Cymbals (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Life for the Stars (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of After Such Knowledge Books

A Case of Conscience (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Mirabilis (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Easter (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day After Judgment (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heart Stars Books

The Star Dwellers (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mission to the Heart Stars (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Haertel Scholium Books

So Close to Home (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Welcome to Mars (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anywhen (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midsummer Century (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quincunx of Time (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jack of Eagles (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warriors of Day (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frozen Year / Fallen Star (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vor (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The duplicated man (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Titan's Daughter (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Shapes (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Torrent of Faces (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Giants in the Earth (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanished Jet (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And All the Stars a Stage (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Thing in the Attic (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One-Shot (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Seedling Stars (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galactic Cluster (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Testament of Andros (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best Science Fiction Stories Of James Blish (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of James Blish (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get Out Of My Sky and There Shall be No Darkness (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Works of Art (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Work of Art and Other Stories (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With All of Love (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dusk of Idols, and Other Stories (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In This World, or Another (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flights of Eagles (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Issue at Hand (As: William Atheling Jr.) (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Issues At Hand; Critical Studies In Contemporary Science Fiction (As: William Atheling Jr.) (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tale That Wags the God (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Issues at Hand (As: William Atheling Jr.) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Trek Adventures Books

Spock Must Die! (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek: The New Voyages (By: Eleanor Arnason,Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spock, Messiah! (By: Theodore R. Cogswell) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price of the Phoenix (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of Judgment (By: Joe Haldeman) (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek: The New Voyages 2 (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mudd's Angels (By: J.A. Lawrence) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vulcan! (By: Kathleen Sky) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Starless World (By: Gordon Eklund) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trek to Madworld (By: Stephen Goldin) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
World Without End (By: Joe Haldeman) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fate of the Phoenix (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil World (By: Gordon Eklund) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perry's Planet (By: Jack C. Haldeman II) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's Angel (By: Kathleen Sky) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Trek: TOS Adaptations Books

Star Trek 1 (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 2 (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 3 (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 4 (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 5 (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 6 (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 7 (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 8 (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 9 (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 10 (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 11 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 12 (By: J.A. Lawrence) (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trek 12 (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Backdrop of Stars(1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Human Machines: An Anthology of Stories about Cyborgs(1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond Tomorrow(1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get Out of My Sky(1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Two(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like James Blish Books, You’ll Love…

A Case of Conscience follows a space-traveling priest known as Father Ruiz-Sanchez. He’s a man of faith, but he’s also a scientist and doesn’t have any conflicts in his beliefs. Then he is sent to Lithia, a planet inhabited by repilians. They have no concept of God, literature, or art, but they manage to live in peace. They are logical and only rely on reason in decision making, but there are fears that they may pose a threat to our world. Ruiz-Sanchez is driven by his own understanding of good and evil. Can he do the right thing?

They Shall Have Stars is the first book in the Cities in Flight series. The story, written in 1967, takes place in a distant future of 2018 as man builds a bridge to Jupiter. The bridge is thirty miles high, eight miles wide, and impossibly long, always growing. The question becomes: what is the purpose of this bridge? There is only one man who knows the answer to this question. The answer itself may just be the most tormenting of all the knowledge in the universe.

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