James Blish

James Blish

American science fiction writer.
Date of Birth: 23.05.1921
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of James Blish
  2. Awards and Nominations

Biography of James Blish

James Blish was an American science fiction writer. He received his education in biology from Rutgers University and served in the American army from 1942 to 1944. After the war, he pursued a graduate degree at Columbia University. Blish began publishing in 1940.

From 1947 to 1963, he was married to Virginia Kidd. After 1968, the writer lived in Oxford, United Kingdom, where he passed away from lung cancer. He played a significant role in the establishment of the Science Fiction Foundation in Britain.

Awards and Nominations

  • In 2002, Blish was elected to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
  • In 1977, the James Blish Award for criticism was established, with Brian Aldiss as its first recipient.
  • In 1976, he received a special award from the British Science Fiction Association.
  • In 1970, he was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella for "A Style in Treason".
  • In 1969, he was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella for "We All Die Naked".
  • In 1968, he was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel for "Black Easter".
  • In 1965, he was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story (co-authored with Norman L. Knight) for "The Shipwrecked Hotel".
  • In 1959, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for "A Case of Conscience".
  • In 1953 and 2004, he received retrospective Hugo Awards for Best Short Story and Best Novel for "Earthmen, Come Home" and "A Case of Conscience", respectively.
  • In 1950 and 2001, he was nominated for a retrospective Hugo Award for Best Short Story for "Okie".

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