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James Benjamin Blish was born on May 23, 1921 in East Orange, N.J. Blish trained as a biologist at Rutgers and Columbia University, and spent 1942 - 1944 as a medical technician in the United States Army. After the war he became the science editor for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company. His first published story appeared in 1940, and his writing career progressed until he gave up his job to become a professional writer. From 1962 to 1968, he worked for the Tobacco Institute. Between 1967 and his death from lung cancer in 1975, Blish wrote authorized short story collections based upon the 1960s TV series Star Trek. He wrote 11 volumes adapting episodes of the series. He died midway through writing Star Trek 12. Perhaps Blish's most famous works were the "Okies" stories, known collectively as Cities in Flight, published in the science-fiction digest magazine Astounding Science Fiction. Some of James Blish's other works include The Vanished Jet, And All the Stars a Stage, The Quincunx of Time, and Flight of Eagles. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Case of Conscience 1,651 copies, 44 reviews
Cities in Flight 1,611 copies, 35 reviews
Spock Must Die! (Author) 718 copies, 17 reviews
Star Trek 1 (Author) 588 copies, 8 reviews
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The Seedling Stars 446 copies, 7 reviews
They Shall Have Stars 430 copies, 11 reviews
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Earthman, Come Home 378 copies, 7 reviews
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Black Easter 364 copies, 5 reviews
And All the Stars a Stage 326 copies, 5 reviews
The Triumph of Time 319 copies, 3 reviews
Jack of Eagles 312 copies, 8 reviews
A Life for the Stars 311 copies, 6 reviews
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Doctor Mirabilis 286 copies, 4 reviews
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The Night Shapes 130 copies, 1 review
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So close to home 59 copies, 1 review
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The Science Fiction Century (Contributor) 484 copies, 4 reviews
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (Contributor) 399 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 398 copies, 7 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Contributor) 368 copies, 5 reviews
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (Contributor) 366 copies, 5 reviews
Galactic Empires, Volume Two (Contributor) 361 copies, 3 reviews
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Where Do We Go from Here? (Contributor, some editions) 281 copies, 5 reviews
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Mutants : Eleven Stories of Science Fiction (Contributor) 152 copies, 2 reviews
A Science Fiction Omnibus (Contributor) 139 copies, 3 reviews
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My Favorite Science Fiction Story (Contributor) 125 copies, 1 review
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Heinlein in Dimension, a Critical Analysis. (Introduction) 83 copies, 3 reviews
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