James Blish

1921 - 1975

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James Benjamin Blish (May 23, 1921 – July 30, 1975) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is best known for his Cities in Flight novels, and his series of Star Trek novelizations written with his wife, J. A. Lawrence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Blish has received more than 230,303 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). James Blish is the 3,704th most popular writer (up from 3,969th in 2019), the 4,967th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,672nd in 2019) and the 428th most popular American Writer.

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  • 26

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  • 3.89

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  • 3.38

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Among writers, James Blish ranks 3,704 out of 5,794Before him are Sophie von La Roche, Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Said Akl, Dmitry Furmanov, George Moore, and Olivier de Serres. After him are Reginald Rose, Louise Weiss, Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, Ken Adam, Sven Lindqvist, and Hector Bianciotti.

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Among people born in 1921, James Blish ranks 233Before him are Simin Daneshvar, Cuthbert Sebastian, Viktor Chukarin, Saul Zaentz, Rodney Dangerfield, and Manny Ayulo. After him are Ken Adam, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Frédéric Dard, Dominique Mbonyumutwa, Nancy Kelly, and Alfréd Rényi. Among people deceased in 1975, James Blish ranks 137Before him are Pierre Fresnay, Charles Journet, Gary Thain, Manuel Seoane, Javier Ambrois, and Heinz Müller. After him are Lajos Steiner, Mary Ure, Edmundo Piaggio, George Marshall, Minas Avetisyan, and Nilo Murtinho Braga.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Blish ranks 4,967 out of 15,968Before him are Joey Kramer (1950), Manny Ayulo (1921), Charles Yerkes (1837), Andrea True (1943), Nick Cassavetes (1959), and Russ Tamblyn (1934). After him are Ira Sprague Bowen (1898), Reginald Rose (1920), Jennifer Esposito (1973), Toni Braxton (1967), Ram Dass (1931), and Jon Huntsman Jr. (1960).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Blish ranks 428Before him are Edmund Wilson (1895), Sidney Howard (1891), Chaim Potok (1929), Seymour Hersh (1937), Katherine Anne Porter (1890), and John Gray (1951). After him are Reginald Rose (1920), Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Shel Silverstein (1930), Scott O'Dell (1898), and Norman Spinrad (1940).