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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Mirabilis,” published in An interesting take on apocalyptic literature. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Mike Grant rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel After Such Knowledge The Issue at Hand.

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Also, I had read this before–albeit over a decade ago–but it didn’t make enough of an impression to really be memorable–thus why I’m not rating it higher. Jan 05, Adam rated it liked it. The Hero and the Crown. Published by Baen Books first published Some who’ve complained that jamws Easter” seems short and incomplete should know that there’s a blisb reason for that: This is definitely one of the better novels about jwmes magic that I have read.

I’ve not read Blish before and I really liked his erudite prose. A detailed and thought-provoking account of what would happen if an arms manufacturer were to go to a black magician to see what would happen if demons were to be released into the world for one night and its aftermath.


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Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea. Baines, comes to a black magician, Theron Ware. This book is a quick read, with a nice shocker of an ending. The Day After Judgment Hardcover first edition. Fantasy Super Exster 1. The book ends with three English words and a mathematical symbol commonly known as Aleph-naught.

I miss the days when novels were routinely shorter. It was first published in Lawrencecompleted the book, and later completed the adaptations in the volume Mudd’s Angels. But the second section, the novel “The Day After Judgement,” goes off the rails a bit as it satirizes the military-industrial complex. Michael Rosenblumisfdb. But even those in the book who practice good, those white magicians we’d expect to be pure and beloved of God, are steeped in evil. There is a sequel, “The Day after Judgment”, which is almost as good.

View all 8 comments. I read this short novel in less than a day, a matter of hours, but I fear it The book ends with three English words and a mathematical symbol commonly known as Aleph-naught.

No Honor in Death. Blish was married to the literary agent Virginia Kidd from to Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.


This one I will hold on too. Together, those two very short novels form the third part of the thematic “After Such Knowledge” trilogy title from T. It terrified me and continues to do so. I particularly liked the descriptions of the demons, who are both chillingly evil and bizar I don’t usually go for novels about black magic, which I tend to find boring and kind of stupid, but this one is pretty good. And their paralysis, brought on by goodness, is tainted with evil.

And boy, has Dr Ware provided him with a woman. Blish’s style of writing and craftmanship can be noticed all throughout. Scott rated it really liked it Jul 23, In total, Blish wrote 11 volumes of short stories adapted from episodes of the s TV series, as well as an original novel, Spock Must Die!

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The Thing in the Attic. The story was originally published inbut that version did not contain the term; Blish apparently added it in a rewrite done for the anthology, which was first published in Succeeds pretty well on the first and last, but the satire seems strained. Apr 21, Lisa Harmonybites rated it liked it Shelves: However, It’s a well-written story, with a clear plot and well-developed characters.