Tag Archives: James Blish

Happy Birthday, Chris Foss!

Today is the future’s birthday. Well, not quite, but for SF fans of a certain vintage, one name is synonymous with the look of the future – at least, the look of the spaceships of the future – and that … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: James Blish

As we’re sure you know, yesterday we announced the creation of the Gateway Essentials list. Its continuing mission: to make it easier for us to make it easier for you to find your way through the 3,000-plus titles and  300-plus … Continue reading

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Announcing: The Gateway Essentials!

You’ll have seen some new cover styles popping up wherever you buy your eBooks and you might have wondered what, if anything, they meant? We’re glad you asked! This week, we launch a new initiative on the SF Gateway: the … Continue reading

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On This Day: James Blish

On this day, ninety-five years ago, the acclaimed author and critic James Blish was born in Orange, New Jersey. Best known for his Hugo Award-winning classic A Case of Conscience, Blish was one of the first serious SF writers to … Continue reading

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On This Day: James Blish

On this day forty years ago, James Blish  died. For many years, in my early days as a science fiction reader, Blish was known to me for one thing only: he was the writer of the Star Trek novelisations I went … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: The Issue at Hand

For several 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 … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: A Case of Conscience

WARNING: TENUOUS LINK APPROACHING! In the wake of the recent historic referendum on Scottish independence, we thought it only appropriate to consult a Scottish SF writer about a pivotal science fictional decision. So, without further ado (but with thanks to … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: James Blish

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the work of the acclaimed author and critic James Blish.   trade paperback | eBook   Best … Continue reading

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SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards!  And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: A Case of Conscience

Our current Masterwork of the Week is James Blish’s seminal treatment of religion in SF, A Case of Conscience, which we are delighted to be publishing with a new introduction by Ken MacLeod, which is full of the insight and … Continue reading

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