Books and Papers of James Blish

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 Dep. Blish 1-441
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1941-77]
  • Language of Material
      English, French, Spanish or Castilian, German, Dutch, and Japanese.
  • Physical Description
      441 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Books and papers of James Blish, consisting of:  

  • Novels
  • Star-trek
  • Anthologies edited by Blish
  • Collections of short stories by Blish
  • Anthologies containing short stories by Blish
  • Critical writings
  • Books containing introductions by Blish
  • Miscellaneous books
  • Short stories and articles by Blish
  • Short stories by Blish, extracted from pulp magazines
  • Typescripts, cuttings and miscellaneous
  • Correspondence and subject files

Administrative / Biographical History

James Blish (1921-1975) was a science fiction writer.

Access Information

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A few items are restricted. Contact the Library for further details.

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited in the Library in 1976.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.


James Blish: a bibliography 1940-76, by Judith A. Blish (1976) gives full details of the printed works in the collection.