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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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His Hugo-awardwinning novel A Case of Conscience, which successfully fuses complex religious issues with the theme of alien contact i.

It suggests that God may not be dead, or that demons may not be inherently self-destructive, as something appears to be restraining the actions of the demons upon Earth. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Black Easter (After Such Knowledge, #2) by James Blish

How is that possible? Blish said in his Author’s Note to Black Easter that every one of the “novels, poems and plays about magic and witchcraft” he’s read treat it as “romantic or playful. In a biographical piece, “The Development of a Science Fiction Writer,” faster explains how all this came about. Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel More Issues at Hand. English Choose a language for shopping.

Black Easter

No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s a wonderful, outlandish, esoteric thriller. Paperbackpages. I love the Black Easter wherein summoning of a great horde of demons on the Earth and The Day After Judgement which tells of what happens after they arrive. Blish says in his Author’s Note that every one of the “novels, poems and plays about magic and witchcraft” jamex read treat it as “romantic or playful.


I guess nowadays it’d be called a novella.

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 book publication in his lifetime are easily available. Jun 23, Kevin rated it it was amazing. By creating this scenario, Blish calls into question the inherent conflict of ceremonial magic as noted by A. While this is a fantasy novel, much of its content comes from real grimoires. However, the defeat of Satan is complete. The characters not so much–and the plot feels a bit thin.

Lawrencecompleted the book, and later completed the adaptations in the volume Mudd’s Angels. The events end in a battle of men against demons in Death Valleywhich ends in the ester place disappearing and leaving the characters in “the modern town of Badwater”.

Published March 30, A very interesting read. Mike Grant rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Mirabilis,” published in Dr Theron Ware is the most powerful black magician in the world. But the second section, the novel “The Day After Judgement,” goes off the rails a bit as it satirizes the military-industrial eastwr.

The Left Hand of Darkness.

Michael Rosenblumisfdb. Readers who find magic silly in any form will be turned off by the cartoonish presence of demons and wizards as advertised so clearly on the cover, but those who are drawn to arcane incantations and perhaps a marginally veiled reincarnation of Aleister Crowley should move this book to the top of their reading list.

Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros led James Blish to write first the straight historical novel Doctor Mirabilis and subsequently his own supernatural fantasy Black Easter Jul 25, Hames rated it liked it. But still, there are some very dark, disturbing concepts here. Much of Blish’s output is as ephemeral and tawdry as most science fiction but his best work, unlike such classics as Asimov’s Foundation series and Heinlein’s A Stranger in a Strange Land, both invites and rewards close scrutiny.


Read as part of the After Such Bliwh omnibus and posted as an individual review as all the other GR reviews are under the individual books. After the war he became the science editor for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company. Chris Whitty rated it it was ok Dec 31, James Blish is highly under-rated.

Scott rated it really liked it Jul 23, Took me for a spin on something that was a bit outside my comfort zone. The Human Division 1: It’s a page novel. He is blizh with coining the term gas giant, in the story “Solar Plexus” as it appeared in the anthology Beyond Human Ken, edited by Judith Merril.

Book reviews and more at: Black magicians using grimoires such as the Lesser Key of Solomon and the Grand Grimoireboth of which are alluded to in Black Easterneed to ask God for his help in controlling the demons they conjure. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: