Books by James Blish

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.

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 . . .

Cities In Flight

by James Blish

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More Issues at Hand: Critical Studies in Contemporary Science Fiction

by James Blish (as William Atheling Jr.)

James Blish (writing as "William Atheling") was one of the earliest critics to treat science fiction as a genre worthy of being reviewed as thoughtfully and seriously as any other branch of literature. This volume is a sequel to Blish's "The Issue at Hand," and it collects science fiction reviews written between 1957 and 1970. Where the earlier volume was largely focused on short stories and novels that had appeared in SF magazines, this collection contains a higher proportion of book reviews.

The Seedling Stars

by James Blish

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. And the pantropists didn't stop there. Education, thoughts, ancestors and the world itself were changed, because the Adapted Men were produced to live and thrive in the alien environments found only in space. They were crucial to a daring plan to colonize the universe.

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