James benjamin blish 23 may 1921 30 july 1975 was an american science fiction and fantasy writer. Page 3 of 3 novels by james blish the following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. And yes, while somewhat inaccurate, the covers were visually striking. The james blish star trek books episode 11 youtube. Now referred to as star trek 1, star trek is a novelization of seven episodes from the original star trek series, all the stories from its first season. The readers were omnibus editions of the regular series. In 1967, though, james blish took on the job of adapting star trek episodes into print form. Ive read a lot of trek over the years and, though not a huge fan of the kelvin timeline films, ive read the novelizations. Oct 11, 2007 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg.
The first paperback book was titled star trek, and has been retitled star trek 1 in this hardback reissue. Page 3 of 3 star trek movie tiein can be read anytime since its the new movies novel. He was the first to do so, publishing them through bantam books. He is credited with creating the term gas giant to refer to large planetary bodies. For a inuniverse chronological list, ill try later to create a page with the novels in order keep posted. Star trek 5 was saddled with several very unfortunate episodes, and it didnt make any more of them than the tv series did. He is best known for his cities in flight novels, and his series of star trek novelizations written with his wife, j. First of a series in which blish adapted the scripts from the original star trek series into novelette format. In the drozana system, the player disguised as a d7 class klingon cruiser to complete a mission in 2265 comes under attack from the reuben james, which is searching for a klingon vessel that attacked gliese colony. Four scientists father ramon ruizsanchez a biologist and jesuit priest, physicist paul cleaver, chemist mike michelis, and geologist agronski are sent to study the planet, which is inhabited by tall reptilian kangaroo like aliens, and recommend interaction policy. If youve got this one, read whom gods destroy and ignore the rest. The motion picture is heavily influenced by gene roddenberry. I havent read a novelization since star trek v, anyway. James blish was a science fiction writer who wrote over 27 novels, most notably the cities in flight series, and a case of conscience, for which he won a hugo award.
The argonautica has impacted our culture from the aeneid to star trek. Bantam books, no doubt inspired by the success of its twilight zone books, published blishs first collection of adapted trek episodes in january, 1967. Star trek tv new star trek tv star star wars scotty star trek star trek crew star trek 1966 science fiction star trek enterprise pyramid international already offers the tos art prints in the united kingdom, and now theyre about to add more than a dozen new star trekthemed pieces to their collection. Was surprised that it appears no alan dean fosterpenned novelization of beyond seems to be planned. He was mailed scripts from the various episodesoften firstdraft scriptsand. Mere anarchy is a reprint of a bunch of novellas that can be read anytime. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. James benjamin blish ebooks epub and pdf downloads ebookmall. Pages in category novels by james blish the following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. Missions involved edit edit source night of the comet. The complete unauthorized history, a new book about the history of the star trek franchise, spans a time frame from the early 1960s, when star trek was still only an idea in.
Apr 01, 2016 700 star trek ebooks are now drmfree april 1, 2016 by michael kozlowski 2 comments science fiction has become more popular in recent years because a number of notable publishers have elected to. I will be updating this list as i plow through them. Star trek boldly traveled through space and into the heart of the human condition. A case of conscience by james blish, science fiction book.
But just recently i picked up one of the james blish star trek reader books. If im going to read media tiein fiction, for trek or any other property, id rather read a brandnew story where i dont know what will happen already. Blish also wrote criticism of science fiction using the penname william atheling jr. James benjamin blish east orange, new jersey, may 23, 1921 henleyonthames, july 30, 1975 was an american author of fantasy and science fiction. The omnibus is cheaper to get then the seperate stories. This june, were taking a look at some classic star trek movie tieins and other interesting objects. Buy a cheap copy of star trek 12 book by james blish. Fifty light years from earth is the paradise like planet of lithia. There are way too many classic episodes to list them all, but included are the city on the edge of forever, the trouble with tribbles, the last gunfight, amok time, spocks brain, etc. He adapted every tos episode into a short story with the exceptions of mudds women, i, mudd which he intended to write as novellength. While the colonists are in perfecthealth, they must deal with the culture shock of learning that a world exists outside of their spaces. Once again, written stories are put to the printed page from the original star trek series.
Buy a cheap copy of star trek 9 book by james blish. Star trek logs the animated series novelizations under ballantine books the original series. Loyal star trek fans and those new to the fold will enjoy the retelling of their favorite adventures from the awardwinning series created by gene roddenberry. Though james blish was a respected and accredited scifi writer, he was not at all familiar with the tv series. Beginning today, star trek fans will be able to read their newlypurchased pocket books trek novels on the devices of their choice. Click to read more about star trek 9 by james blish. The enterprise comes across a huge, antiquated vessel floating in space and carrying a colony of primitive human beings who have been lost in space. Charlies law charlie x, dagger of the mind, the unreal mccoy the man trap, balance of terror, the naked time, miri, the conscience of the king. Millennium missing, it falls to her second officer, krashtallash, scanner, manny and their friends, with their starship, the u.
Star trek original series books adapted by james blish. James benjamin blish may 23, 1921 july 30, 1975 was an american science fiction and fantasy writer. Blish commented favorably about the series in each of his authors notes, however, josephine saxton said blish was so affected to despise star trek that he did not write any of star trek 10 1974 25 blish s personal feelings regarding the merit of star trek were expressed by the pun an enterprise so well conceived in the authors note. Explore the outer reaches with the enterprise and her crew as they exchange bodies with an alien intelligence, engage in deadly war games, pursue a vaporous.
Star trek 1 by james blish was the first star trek novel ever released and is a collection of original series scripts adapted into short story form rather than being an original piece of work. James blish was an american author born in new jersey in 1921. Here is the top of the list of the star trek novels in publishing chronological order. I had the first blish star trek book that i think i got from the bookmobile that came around every year. Lawrence from scripts by robert bloch, harlan ellison, richard matheson, and other leading science fiction writers, they include. This paperback book contains the seven stories of the original book adapted mostly from the second season of the show, with one story from the third season of the television show. Shock wave, piper silayna dreams of her life in the timeline created by neros destruction of the kelvin and how a turn of events brought her to be the woman she became. Star trek tv new star trek tv star star wars scotty star trek star trek crew star trek 1966 science fiction star trek enterprise pyramid international already offers the tos art prints in the united kingdom, and now theyre about to add more than a. Star trek vol 2, by james blish episode adaptations the. This anthology collects 45 classic episodes that aired in the series first three seasons. Jan 24, 2017 star trek vol 2, by james blish published in 1968 where i got it. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. However, it becomes clear that the missing starship is the least of the federations problems as space is filling with time distortion fields.
The star trek reader by james blish, gene roddenberry. In the late 1930s to the early 1940s, blish was a member of the futurians. Authors include harlan ellison and theodore sturgeon. In the bad old days of the 70s, when star trek could only be seen in syndication on a grainy uhf channel and you usually had to wait monthsif not yearsto see your favorite episodes, the blish books were the only way to bridge the gap.
But more importantly, it marked the beginning of publishing original. And who can forget ray harryhausens classic stop motion animation in the 1963 film jason and the argonauts. Its a piece of work that serves as an example of roddenberrys vision of the franchise what he felt star trek should look like in the. Eight television episodes adapted to story form by blish. The seven stories included in this collection are all from season one and are as follows.
This handsome hardback book contains seven stories from the first season of the television show. Feb 17, 2016 any number of snarky things i could say come to mind, but none of them would be helpful. These are very short stories that correspond to some of the classic star trek episodes. James blish began adapting the stories of the original star trek television show in 1967. Pocket booksstar trek has 701 entries in their overdrive catalogue overdrive rakuten overdrive borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. The golden fleece has become a byword for an unobtainable object.
When a transporter experiment goes horribly awry, suddenly there are two mr. Dont let the title of this book fool you, this is not a novelization of the second star trek movie. Blish trained as a biologist at rutgers and columbia university. Discussion in trek literature started by cicero, jan 15, 2011.691 323 1300 320 1529 1393 1458 942 413 1180 45 869 1373 1237 853 164 147 1501 1355 1376 1432 719 1179 1501 1632 358 1292 1479 1326 1451 1274 407 842 290 1012 594 251 23 791 1093 295 668 754 1384 602 828 805 1010