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Books and papers of James Blish (1921-75)


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  1. Novels
  2. Star Trek
  3. Anthologies edited by Blish
  4. Collections of short stories by Blish
  5. Anthologies containing short stories by Blish
  6. Critical writings
  7. Books containing introductions by Blish
  8. Miscellaneous books
  9. Short stories and articles by Blish
  10. Short stories by Blish, extracted from pulp magazines
  11. Typescripts, cuttings and miscellaneous
  12. Correspondence and subject files

'James Blish: a bibliography 1940-76', by Judith A. Blish (1976; see Dep. Blish 441/1-3) gives full details of the printed works in the collection.


  • Creation: c. 1936-77


44.1 Linear metres (441 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Portuguese
  • Croatian

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. Dep. Blish 1.]

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Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Blish 1-441

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12448


Books and papers of James Blish (1921-75), science fiction writer.

Biographical / Historical

James Blish (1921-75) was a science fiction writer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited in the Library by Judith A. Blish in 1976. Donated by the family in 2023.

Books and papers of James Blish (1921-75)
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom