Black Easter: After Such Knowledge Book 3 (Gateway Essentials) – Kindle edition by James Blish. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. why, by the twenty-first century, the name James Blish just might occur to the average day, Black Easter might also be grouped with Blish’s five more or less. A gripping story about primal evil: a sinister intermingling of power,politics, modern theology, the dark forces of necromancy, and what proves, all too terribly, not.

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The ending is abrupt, and not nearly as satisfying as rest of the novel, but it’s a fun book, and a very original approach to the subject matter. Goodreads helps you keep bpack of books you want to read. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Read more Read less. After Such Knowledge 4 books. Fantasy Super Pack 1.

Blish also wrote novelizations of Star Trek episodes. Add to that a great plot and one of the best endings I have ever read i.

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Refresh and try again. Movies, except for Curse of the Demon, do not scare me. Kent State University Press. Succeeds pretty well on the first and last, but the satire seems strained. He doesn’t much care about war and arms deals.


After Such Knowledge Please review your cart. Dr Theron Ware is the most powerful black magician in the world. Black Easter Hardcover first edition. September 29, Language: Ultimately, the cosmology and theology are rendered absurd by the final sentence, a bit of a joke blafk wa Eh. Today, eight years after his death from lung cancer in England his adopted home at the age of fifty-four, virtually all the writings which saw ezster publication in his lifetime are easily available.

Set up a giveaway. A novella that reads like one small easteer of a much greater tome, a story which describes a world that is simultaneously inconceivable yet effectively conceived. There isn’t much gray in Blish’s Black Easterbut the black and the white are everywhere, in everyone, and while they may react like oil and vinegar when in contact, while they may not bleed into each other, they make for a deliciously creepy and stunningly realistic take on black magic and Armageddon.

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I absolutely loved this book. And James Blish is his killer. That’s all that can be said about it. His Hugo-awardwinning novel A Case of Conscience, which successfully fuses complex religious issues with the theme of alien contact i.

This is a book of its era, slim by today’s standards but still an intriguing read by SF author Blish. His speciality is murder, any sort of murder. Wishing to write a book about ceremonial magic similar to The Worm Ouroboros, Blish set out to write a story around what he assumed to be the magician figure Roger Bacon, an assumption derived primarily from Robert Greene’s play Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay c. Please try again later. Too black and white.


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A shorter version of Black Easter was serialized as Faust Aleph-Null in If magazine, August—October ; the janes edition retains the phrase as its subtitle. The characters not so much–and the plot feels a bit thin. The ending is abrupt, and not nearly as satisfying as rest of the novel, but it’s a fun book, and a very original appr This is a great little book Blish trained as a biologist at Rutgers and Columbia University, and spent — as a medical technician in the U. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

The infernal agreement and subsequent conjurations will also involve and embroil Jack Ginsberg and Father Dominenco. Retrieved from ” https: He died midway through writing Star Trek 12; his wife, J.