Book List:56 titles
  • For many years, hiding under a cloak of anonymity, the most penetrating critic of the field of magazine science fiction was known as "William Atheling, Jr." It soon became a challenge to guess his real identity. And that was no easy game, for Athe...


  • James Blish, in his incarnation as "William Atheling, Jr," has written more than his share of the most incisive criticism of contemporary science fiction. In 1964 Advent brought out The Issue at Hand, a collection of Atheling's critical essa...


  • This is a posthumous collection of Blish essays, mostly on science fiction and fantasy. These include studies of Poul Anderson, James Branch Cabell, and the application of Spengler to science fiction. Other pieces range from "Music of the Absurd" (mo...


  • This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to ...


  • James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece, Ulysses, tells of the diverse events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery. Initially deemed obscene in England a...



  • James Blish (1921-1975) was one of those rare authors who sought to fuse the imagination and ideas of science fiction with the language and power of mainstream fiction. He wasn't rare for attempting this combination, he was rare because he succeeded....









  • A volume containing James Blish's trilogy, "Dr Mirabilis", "Black Easter, the Day After Judgement" and "A Case of Conscience". They include such diverse themes as the tormented visions of a 13th-century prophet and the apocalyptic night when God is v...




  • A cloistered monk desperately tries to close the Pandora's box opened by a mischievous weapons dealer who has recruited a powerful black magician to stir up trouble for humanity on the eve of Judgement Day...


  • This title was previously published as "Star Trek 11," as part of these series of paperbacks adapting episodes of the original "Star Trek" TV series. Inexplicably, the publisher retitled this printing. It contains James Blish's adaptions of the episo...











  • 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 Du...



  • The Enterprise blazes new star trails to danger as Kirk, SPock and the rest encounter - an asylum planet where the mad rule - a universe with a total population of one - race warfare to the death whiteblack against blackwhite - paradise with a most u...


  • in Alchemy & Academe

    ENTER THE WORLD OF TRANSMUTATIONS -- MENTAL AND ELEMENTAL, ALCHEMICAL AND ACADEMIC NIGHT AND THE LOVES OF JOE DICOSTANZO by Samuel R. Delany When a young man living in an abandoned castle discovers he has strange and wonderful powers, he's delig...







  • ONE OF THE WRITERS WHO TURNED SCIENCE FICTION FROM PULP ENTERTAINMENT INTO A LITERARY CATEGORY WITH BROAD AND LASTING APPEAL, JAMES BLISH IS AT HIS PEAK IN ... THERE SHALL BE NO DARKNESS A werewolf can be a very awkward houseguest... COMMON TI...


  • Journeying to far-off worlds, the crew members of the Enterprise meet men who can live forever, other men who die at the old age of twenty-nine, a machine with the power to raise the dead, and a woman capable of toppling empires with her tears...



  • 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 T...


  • Bantam, 1977. Mass market paperback. 5 stories from the original TV show. Episodes include: Patterns of Force, The Gamesters of Triskelion, And the Children Shall Lead, The Corbomite Maneuver, Shore Leave....







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    The time is the end of the 28th century. A world government is attempting to deal with the problems created by a population approaching one TRILION souls. Living space is at a premium; every possible square foot of arable land is in use; and there st...



  • Paul Danton was a member of a subversive political party which had an answer: make peace with Venus. But the only way to peace was through the overthrow of Security. And Danton had found the one weapon which would make Security’s fall possible: the...


  • You didn't make an Adapted Man with just a wave of the wand. It involved an elaborate constellation of techniques, known collectively as pantropy, that changed the human pattern in a man's shape and chemistry before he was born. But the pantropists...






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    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 alie...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. III: Blood and Iron
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    From the fearless fighting men of inter-galactic space to the Spartan few who held the pass at Thermopylae. From the hardy starship troopers of futuristic mercenary frays to those last Roman centurions, holding back the barbaric hordes. From those ce...


  • The glowing ovoid plummeted downward, the whole sky screaming like a metallic banshee as the air boiled away from its sides. A supersonic bang broke over the forest, but the thing was already gliding down to Earth. As the ovoid settled in among the t...


  • A story that plummets into the psyche of a man. Peering through shadows of reality a man grasps for understanding. Unlike anything you've read before. A cutting edge story of desperation, love and the search for identity.First appearance was in the J...


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    On the day that the Polish freighter Ludmilla laid an egg in New York harbor, Abner Longmans ("One-Shot") Braun was in the city going about his normal business, which was making another million dollars. As we found out later, almost nothing else was ...


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    It is written that after the Giants came to Tellura from the far stars, they abode a while, and looked upon the surface of the land, and found it wanting, and of evil omen. Therefore did they make men to live always in the air and in the sunlight, an...


  • in The Late Great Future
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    THEY'VE SEEN THE FUTURE -- AND IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.... What's going to happen when the world ends? Here are 14 humorous, poignant, eerie, and altogether too possible views of what things will be like when: • Walking for pleasure and exercise b...