Tag Archives: James Blish

3 Wacky Star Trek Novels You Should Read

This started as a list of my favorite original-series Star Trek novels, and then it turned out my absolute must-reads are also the three weirdest ones I could think of, so here we are. I’m usually a stickler for characterization, I swear! They coincidentally move from earliest in time forward, and also from least crazy to most…

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Science Fiction and Religion – A Case of Conscience

The front cover, from Amazon. Got the link right here in the post!

The front cover, from Amazon. Got the link right here in the post!

I just finished reading one of the classics of science fiction writing – A Case of Conscience by James Blish, published 1958. I had not read any Blish before, and had this book recommended to me in a job interview. But that’s a different story.

A Case of Conscience first really made me think about a major question in science fiction, really consciously think about it, and I wanted to share that revelatory thought with you here. I am definitely going to dip into spoilers here, so if you are working through sci-fi classics on your own, maybe check out the book on Amazon here. Otherwise… here we go!

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