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 involve themselves with tie-in novels, writing eleven Star Trek adaptations as well as the first original adult Star Trek novel, Spock Must Die. We are proud to publish two of his novels in the SF Masterworks series – the forementioned A Case of Conscience and the four-book compendium Cities in Flight – as well as the James Blish Gateway Omnibus, which contains three of his long out-of-print works: Black Easter, The Day After Judgement and The Seedling Stars.

You can read more of James Blish’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website, an read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.