By James Blish
After Such Knowledge (the name taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a sequence of novels written by way of James Blish, every one facing a side of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for top Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it seems that unfallen, which he ultimately concludes needs to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a old novel in regards to the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, including very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, was once written utilizing the belief that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires truly labored. In Black Easter, a robust industrialist and palms service provider arranges to name up demons and set them loose on this planet for an evening, leading to nuclear warfare and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.
Originally released in 1964 via Faber and Faber.
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And George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. Brief excerpts from The Later Ego by James Agate, edited by Jacques Barzun. Copyright 1951 by Crown Publishers Inc. J. B. Lippincott Company and George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd. Brief excerpts from Edward VIII by Frances Donaldson. Copyright © 1974, 1975 by Frances Donaldson. Little, Brown and Company in association with The Atlantic Monthly Press and George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Poem entitled ‘To Edith’ reprinted from The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1872–1914.
I came down one morning, very glum, a bear, and I looked at the automobile and it hit me: a slamming door? All that happened in the end was that the tramp approached the girl, and as he did so an automobile braked against the sidewalk. Its occupant walked rapidly to the park railings beside the girl. The tramp bought a flower and tendered his last dollar bill. While he was waiting for his change, and she was feeling for it, the smart steps retreated to the car, she heard the door slam and the purr of a luxurious engine.
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