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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The prose is fine, and the writer — better known for science fiction — approached it as an intellectual exercise, could he make this stuff seem logical and believable. It has been suggested that Blish got the name for his black magician from the titular character in Harold Frederic ‘s novel The Damnation of Theron Ware.
Black Easter is a fantasy novel by American writer James Blishin which eastwr arms dealer hires a black magician to unleash all the demons of Hell on Earth for a single day. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Read back the 70s.
I just reread this book February 6, and I liked it even better than the first time I read it when I gave it 4. Between and his easteg from lung cancer inBlish became the first author to write short story collections based upon the classic TV series Star Trek. Aug 18, Ron rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Blish succeeds well in describing Garelli’s feelings of helpless rage as the plan comes together, and Armageddon draws ever nearer; one readily thinks of real-world parallels. There’s one that appears to be female who does have a supporting role, but being a demon, it’s actually neither male nor female, or perhaps it’s both.
Black Easter (After Such Knowledge, book 3) by James Blish
There is a sequel, “The Day after Judgment”, which is almost as good. Worry over the difference between fact and fiction, your mind unsettled by the end. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Start a story before it begins?
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In the first book, a wealthy arms manufacturer, Dr. Blish, to paraphrase a character in a movie, had a very devious mind, I iames very happy to say. In some books it seems as though everything is imbued with a magical power, an otherworldly glow or a guarded history, and everywhere there are secrets upon secrets to be unearthed.
I’m tracking down A Case of Conscience and reading it as soon as I can because Blish deserves to be read.
Very interesting story about Black Magic. In this novel Ware brings about the death of God and the triumph of Satan.
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It’s fiction for the short attention span, which begs the reader “Keep reading! As an experiment, a cluster of men decide to conjure all of the demons of hell and unleash them on the world for a single night. Neither is for the squeamish or the easily offended. Jul 11, Lisa Harmonybites rated it liked it Recommends it for: A detailed and thought-provoking account of what would happen if an arms manufacturer were to go to a black magician to see what would happen if demons were to be released into the world for one night and its aftermath.
It’s of the era when writers packed their ideas into modestly sized novels instead of exhausting themselves or the reader in page “worlds. From tohe worked for the Tobacco Institute. Expect to be alternately intrigued, amused in a misanthropic way, and finally left in an existential haze–wondering what happened and left to figure out the meaning for yourself.
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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. A corporate arms builder merchant, no longer satisfied by the little brush wars he is able to create, asks the world’s last black magician to release all the demons of Hell into the world for a day, just to see One of my favorite books of all time; a science fiction writer’s take on the question “What if magic worked as described in medieval jamed
Also, short and to the point. Finallyand a mild criticismwhile it is delightful that Blish takes care to present Malefica as a discipline, it is or was, for when I first read this I was merely thirteen somewhat disenchanting to see that Blish gets most of the Satanic formulae, Latin incantations, and demon summoning paraphernalia hopelessly wrong. That’s irrelevant but interesting.
Pages to import images to Wikidata. I had know idea how talented the man was, but I know now.
The magician Theron Ware sees what he does as a job, one requiring much study before one can master it and from that mastery profit. But still, there are some very dark, disturbing concepts here.
The End of All Things. Armageddon precipitated by a straightforward names deal? One of my favorite books of all time; a science fiction writer’s take on the question “What if magic worked as described in medieval texts”?
Not Enabled Word Wise: An interesting take on apocalyptic literature. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Devil’s Day
It was first published in serial form in in “If” magazine under the title “Faust Aleph-null. And boy, has Dr Ware provided him with a woman. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mr Baines is the boss of Consolidated Warfare Services. You bkack remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.