James Blish, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Blish

American author

Date of Birth: 23-May-1921

Place of Birth: East Orange, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 30-Jul-1975

Profession: writer, literary critic, novelist, science fiction writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About James Blish

  • James Benjamin Blish (May 23, 1921 – July 30, 1975) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
  • He is best known for his Cities in Flight novels, and his series of Star Trek novelizations written with his wife, J.
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  • He is credited with creating the term "gas giant" to refer to large planetary bodies. Blish was a member of the Futurians.
  • His first published stories appeared in Super Science Stories and Amazing Stories. Blish wrote literary criticism of science fiction using the pen name William Atheling Jr.
  • His other pen names included Donald Laverty, John MacDougal, and Arthur Lloyd Merlyn.

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