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ISBN: 045101622X
Author: James Blish
Language: English
Publisher: New American Library (February 1, 1959)
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.3
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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. A. Lawrence.

James Benjamin Blish (May 23, 1921 – July 30, 1975) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Blish was a member of the Futurians. His first published stories appeared in Super Science Stories and Amazing Stories.

The stories concern the adaptation of humans to alien environments (a process Blish called pantropy). Seeding Program" (F&SF 1956). The Thing in the Attic" (If 1954). Surface Tension" (Galaxy 1952). Watershed" (If 1955).

Surface Tension has become an SF classic

Surface Tension has become an SF classic.

Book One. Seeding Program. 1. T he spaceship resumed humming around Sweeney without his noticing the change.

It involved an elaborate constellation of techniques, known collectively as pantropy, that changed the human. Book One.

James Blish (23 May 1921 – 30 July 1975) was an American author of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish (1965). Novels published in complete form, or serialized, in fiction magazines are included for completeness, and to avoid confusion. Midsummer Century (February 1974). The Best of James Blish (August 1979). Ballantine/Del Ray. Also released as The Testament of Andros (August 1977).

Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish (stories, Faber and Faber 1965).

The stories concern adapting humans to alien environments. Seeding Program" was originally published under the title "A Time to Survive"

Find nearly any book by James Blish (page 4). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers.

Find nearly any book by James Blish (page 4). ISBN 9780451049643 (978-0-451-04964-3) Softcover, New American Library, 1972.

The latter organization named the James Blish Award for excellence in sf criticism in honour of him after his .

The latter organization named the James Blish Award for excellence in sf criticism in honour of him after his death. The first award went in 1977 to Brian W Aldiss, but it then lapsed for lack of funds. So Close to Home (New York: Ballantine Books, 1961). Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish (London: Faber and Faber, 1965).

You didn't make an Adapted Man with just a wave of the wand. It involved an elaborate constellation of techniques, known collectively as pantropy, that changed the human pattern in a man's shape and chemistry before he was born. And the pantropists didn't stop there. Education, thoughts, ancestors and the world itself were changed, because the Adapted Men were produced to live and thrive in the alien environments found only in space. They were crucial to a daring plan to colonize the universe.

Comments:

Opithris
I had wanted this book for a long time, but it was out of print and none of the book shops in New York had it. James Blish was an early sci-fi writer and one of the best. From the 60s to the 70s he wrote a series of paperback adaptations of the sci-fi teleplays of STAR TREK. And these were the first drafts of the original scripts. (I know I read them!) Seedling Stars is a collection of short stories (circa 1950s)about men traveling in space adapting to various planetary environments. I consider the stories in this book to be pre-Avatar.
Larosa
Challenging book! something for the psychology and philosophy majors maybe even physics majors! This book is extremely icky like the cover I brought the book because of the Richard Powers cover and! i wish i red this long time ago so i could get through the more interesting James Blish Books! I see a lot of the energy that went into the classic Star trek series! Very impressive! It would have been good if he worked at Marvel comics. i wonder who the artists would have been? This book has some gross moments!
Yahm
I have enjoyed this anthology for since I was in my teens. I especially like the last story with the microscopic people on a world of very little dry land.

It's just a different take on how life might be like elsewhere.

My copy was about worn out and wanted a new copy!
Faulkree
The stories in this book, by James Blish, are the standard by which I judged all other stories. These stories were some of the first, next to H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, and a few others. The author of such greats as Cities in Flight and A Case of Conscience has given us a series of short stories about mankind's evolution and exploration of the stars. Each story is like a photograph of this journey of man. Surface Tension is very likely the most famous of the stories. Get it, used or new.
Rarranere
One of the best science fiction novels ever. Easily in the top 10.
Original
Blish is always extremely fascinating, but sometimes he's simply superb. As in this book. Nobody ever has explored pantropy like him, and nobody will likely do it as briliantly.
Use_Death
I am referring to Surface Tension, one of the best ever written science fiction stories. It might look like a science fiction story, but one can draw the conclusion that Blish was addressing another issue altogether. I first read it when it came out, I was a teenager then. I liked it as a science fiction story. Many years later, I read it again and its full revelation became obvious.
The book is a compilation of stories: 'A Time to Survive/Seeding Program' (54 pages), 'The Thing in the Attic' (33 pages), 'Surface Tension' (64 pages) and 'Watershed' epilogue (9 pages).

In 'Seeding Program' Donald Sweeney is a young man who has been altered so as to be able to survive on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. He has been raised completely alone and his job is to bring the leader of refugees, The Adapted Men already at Ganymede, to justice. If he succeeds to infiltrate, he may get a reversal of his adaptation and live in Earth. But things are not quite what they seem; the government who sends him to the mission hasn't told him the whole truth. The story ends at escape of the surviving refugees from Ganymede. The seeding of stars begins.

In 'The Thing in the Attic' the off-springs of the seeding program live in a trees where any heretic statement against prior giant legends are condemned to the horrifying ground level. The fear of the ground dominates this planet. This part is about the adventures of the exile group in pre-historic environment.

In 'Surface Tension' we find out that one of the seeding ships ship wrecks to a waterworld and human genome must be radically Adapted to survive. This is *truly* unique story where survive actions happen at microscopic level. These humans escape from horrors of rotifer (smaller thank plankton) and build tiny "space ship" to explore world by rising above the water's surface.

The 'Watershed', The final story, is set in millennia in the future where humans have adapted virtually everywhere. The genetic modifications are so vast that the the original human is now in minority. This is the story of an Adapted returning to see unhabitable earth.

Five (5) stars. This 1957 compilation is Blish at his best. He takes a striking idea, adaptation, and let's the stories carry on the pictures. The prose is thoughtful, though provoking and deep. The overall balance and what is to be human is told in the final 9 pages eloquently: imagine an Adapted Human to tell the Original Human, that his days have come to an end. Timeless, wonderful reading.

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