The Tale that Wags the God. By James Blish. First Edition, First Printing. Advent. Chicago, 1987.

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James Blish was a prolific science fiction writer and literary critic who made lasting contributions to the genre during some of its most formative decades. His Cities in Flight series are perhaps his most popular works; although, A Case of Conscience (his Nebula Award-winning novel) and his Star Trek novelizations are also widely celebrated. For these achievements, he was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. In The Tale that Wags the God, Blish’s science fiction criticism is compiled in one volume. Published posthumously, it proves Blish’s genius as a technical critic of science fiction. The contents are drawn mainly from two previous volumes of his criticism: The Issue at Hand (1964) and More Issues at Hand (1970). This volume also contains a complete bibliography of James Blish’s works, compiled by his widow, Judith Blish. Overall, it is an impressive work showcasing Blish’s remarkable contributions to science fiction.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original gray cloth, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, very good with only creases, rubbing, and one closed tear near head of spine.

A very good first edition of James Blish’s collected literary criticism.

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The Tale that Wags the God. By James Blish. First Edition, First Printing. Advent. Chicago, 1987.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in