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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

H. Mortimer Batten


Henry Mortimer Batten was born on 4 February 1888 in Otley, Yorkshire, the son of William Townshend Batten (1856-1917) and his wife Sarah Amelia (nee Barker, 1860-1953). His father worked as an engineer in Singapore and master Batten spent some time on the South East Asian island. His connections with Singapore earned Batten the nick-name ‘Pineapple’. Although his birth certificate gives his name as Henry, he was known as Harry and was baptized Harry Mortimer Batten at St. Paul's, Northampton, on 27 March 1894.

He was educated at Oakham School in Rutland where he was an excellent rugby player, subsequently playing for Bradford and Northampton. He trained as an engineer, but his yearning for a more adventurous life took him to the far corners of the North West Territory as a prospector, forest ranger and surveyor whilst still in his early twenties. After a period fur-trapping and running a motor-boat service on the Mattagami River, he served in the Great War as a motor-cyclist. Batten saw service with the French Army and, in 1915, was decorated with the Croix de Guerre by his commanding General in the Verdun Sector; he later also served with the Royal Air Force.

He began writing around 1912, contributing to most of the popular boys’ papers of the era, Captain, Chums, Boy’s Own Paper and The Scout as well as to adult papers such as Blackwood’s, Chambers, The Field and Illustrated London News. His serials included the Red Indian serial ‘Birdett the Trailer’ (Captain, 1913) and the Western ‘Ishmael of the Prairies’ (Chums, 1918).

In the 1920s he became a well-known lecturer and broadcaster for the B.B.C. from its earliest days and was very well known for his natural history articles and stories about wild animals and birds which were collected in numerous books, including Tales of the Wild, The Romantic Story of the Countryside, Prints from Many Trails, Tracks and Tracking and Starlight. He was also a well-known racing motorist.

Batten served again as a dispatch rider for the first two years of the Second World War.

He lived for many years in Argyll, Scotland, and set up a number of businesses in the area. In 1954 he announced his intention to take a five-year trip to British Columbia and Alaska. He died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 3 January 1958, aged 69. He was married in 1918 to Ivy Kathleen Godfrey (1892-1980) and had one son and two daughters.

PUBLICATIONS

Novels
Muskwa the Trail Maker. Edinburgh & London, Moray Press, 1936.
Starlight. London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, 1936.
Red Ruff. The life story of a fox. London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, 1937.
The Wandering Otter, illus. David Pratt. London, Peter Lunn, 1947.
Yellowface, illus. Jack Matthew. London, Evans Bros., 1948.
Ray of the Rainbows, illus. Vernon Stokes. London, Hollis & Carter, 1952.
The Singing Forest, illus. Maurice Wilson. Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood, 1955.

Collections
Jim and the Wolves. Toronto, Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1912.
The Red Men of the Northland. Toronto, Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1914.
In the Grip of the Yukon. A true story. Toronto, Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1916.
Ka-ka-kee, the Sioux. A tale of a prairie feud. Toronto, Warick Bros. & Rutter, 1917.
Tommy and the Timber Wolves. A story of Canadian life. Toronto, Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1919.
Romances of the Wild, illus. Warwick Reynolds. London, Blackie & Son, 1922.
Prints from Many Trails. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1924; revised, Edinburgh & London, Ettrick Press, 1947.
2LO Animal Stories. Edinburgh, Grant & Murray, 1931.
Tales of the Wild. London & Glasgow, Collins, 1931.
Jock and Old November, and other motoring and fishing stories of the Highlands. Edinburgh, Highway Press, 1932.
Woodland Stories. London & Glasgow, Collins, 1932.
Wild Life Stories. London & Glasgow, Collins, 1933.
Tameless and Swift. A book of animal stories. London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, 1936.
Tales of Wild Bird Life, illus. Len Fullerton. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1948.
Whispers of the Wilderness. Tales of wild life in the Canadian forests, illus. Kay Nixon. London & Glasgow, Blackie, 1960.
Wild and Free. Stories of Canadian animals, illus. Stuart Tresilian. London & Glasgow, Blackie, 1961.

Non-fiction
Who are the “Forest Rangers?”. Toronto, Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1918.
Forest Fires. A terror of the Canadian bush. Toronto, Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1920.
Habits and Characters of British Wild Animals, illus. Warwick Reynolds. London, W. & R. Chambers, 1920; reprinted in 4 vols. as Some British Wild Animals, London, W. & R. Chambers, 1930.
Tracks & Tracking. A book for Boy Scouts. London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, 1920.
Woodlore for Young Sportsmen. London, Heath Cranton, 1922.
The Badger, afield and underground. London, H.F. & G. Witherby, 1923.
Inland Birds. Norther observations by a sportsman. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1923.
W. & A.K. Johnston’s Tracks of British Animals, edited by H. Mortimer Batten. Edinburgh, W. & A.K. Johnston, 1923.
W. & A.K. Johnston’s Tracks of British Birds, edited by H. Mortimer Batten. Edinburgh, W. & A.K. Johnston, 1923.
British Wild Animals. London, C. A. Pearson, 1924.
Dramas of the Wild Folk, illus. Harry Rountree. London, S. W. Partridge & Co., 1924.
Nature from the Highways. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1925.
Nature Jottings of a Motorist. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1926.
Patrol Calls and Signs. The ABC of all the patrol creatures, their habits and characteristics. London, C. A. Pearson, 1926.
The Golden Book of Animal Stories. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1927; adapted as Tales of the Wild, London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1934.
Birds of Our Gardens. How to feed and encourate them. [3rd edition]. Pencaitland, H. M. Batten, 1931.
How to Feed and Attract the Wild Birds. Edinburgh, Grant & Murray, 1933.
The Animal Picture Book. London, T. Nelson & Sons, 1934.
Go-Back. The life story of an Alsation wolfhound. Edinburgh & London, Moray Press, 1934.
Our Garden Birds. London & Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1934.
Our Country’s Wild Animals. London & Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1935.
The Romantic Story of the Country-Side. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1937.
Sentinels of the Wild, illus. Kathleen Nixon. London, George Newnes, 1938.
Electricity and the Camera. Nature, big game and home photography simplified. A new method of control for day & night photography. Edinburgh & London, Moray Press, 1939.
Wild Animals at Home. London, Longmans & Co., 1939.
British Wild Animals. London, Odhams Press, 1952.
The Children’s Book of Tracks and Tracking. A book for Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and every lover of woodcraft. Edinburgh & London, W. & R. Chambers, 1961.

Omnibus
Stories of the Wild (contains Romances of the Wild, Tales of Wild Bird Life, The Golden Book of Animal Stories). London, Blackie, 1967.

Others
Among Wild Beasts, edited by H. Mortimer Batten. London & Glasgow, Collins, 1934.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daily Mail Boys Annual [1959]

Daily Mail Boys Annual [1959], ed. John Bellamy (Associated Press, nd (1958), 200pp, 9/6. cover by Horace Gaffron)
* [Misc. Material] * Bicycles Old and New * ia; illus. Kenneth Ody
1 * [Misc. Material] * (title page) * il
2 * [Misc. Material] * Contents * il
3 * Johns, Captain W. E. * Dawn Patrol * ss [Biggles]; illus. Eric Parker
10 * Anon. * Odd One Out * pz
11 * Sparrow, Kenneth * Animals and Plants in Disguise * ar; illus. E. Mansell
16 * Keith, John * Lost on Mount Kenya * ss; illus. Terence Greer
23 * Collins, Erroll * Bandits and Bisnagas * ss; illus. Gordon Davies
29 * Lowe, Hugh Maxwell * The Mosstroopers * ss; illus. G. S. Ronalds
33 * Laing, Allan M. * Mister MacHinery * pm
34 * Deakin, Guy * Crooks of the Outback * ss; illus. Will Nickless
42 * Wilson, Maurice * Monkeys, Apes and Lemurs * ar; illus. Maurice Wilson
53 * Anon. * Problem Page * pz
54 * Leyland, Eric * Flame Turns the Tables * ss [David Flame]; illus. G. E. Lang?
62 * Shillito, W. Douglas * The Last Voyage of the "San Juan" * ss; illus. C. L. Doughty
69 * Home-Gall, Edward R. * An Elephant Never Forgets * ss; illus. Geoffrey Whittam
77 * Coleman, John * Power * ss; illus. John Oliver
80 * Hervey, Michael * The Convoy Must Go On * ss; illus. David Walsh
85 * Anon. * General Knowledge Quiz * qz
86 * Nettleton, Arthur * Britain's Buried Treasures * ss; illus. James Hunt
89 * [Comic Strip] * The True Adventures of Sir Harry Johnston: Jungle Discovery * cs; art by A. Bushell
94 * Prince-White, F. G. * A Wonder of 100 Years Ago * ar; illus. C. J. Ashford
100 * Ashford, C. J. * Strange Mechanical Wonders * ar; illus. C. J. Ashford
106 * Ashton, Philip * The True Story of the Amazing Adventures of Philip Ashton, Of His Capture by Pirates, and of His Escape by Himself * ss; illus. Will Nickless [credited as Wm. Nickless] * abridged from Ashton's autobiography, Boston, 1725
115 * Mell, George * Against the Clock * ss; illus. Desmond Walduck
123 * Jones, Maurice * Punch and Judy * ar; illus. Maurice Jones
129 * Coleman, John * Everything Comes... * ar
130 * Morgan, Tom * Bullseyes, Blackjacks and Cottonreels * ar
135 * Davies, Gordon * The Radio Telescope * ar; illus. Gordon Davies
141 * Hornby, John * Oil Oasis * ss; illus. Colin Andrew
148 * Anon. * The Bear * pz
149 * Mayne, L. Bruce * The Boy Who Lives on Puffin Island * ss; illus. A. Burgess Shurrocks
154 * Jacobs, Arthur P. * 'Whoops' and the Super-Sleuther * ss; illus. Leslie Otway
161 * Krag, Sonni * Fish for Breakfast * ss; illus. W. Abbott
166 * Anon. [Jones, Maurice] * Make Your Own Autograph Book * ia; illus. Maurice Jones
167 * Batten, H. Mortimer * Last Round * ss; illus. A. Burgess Shurrocks
173 * Tidwood, Tom * A Lark in teh Eagle's Nest * ss; illus. Edgar Spenceley
180 * Grace, Joseph * Pony Post * ss; illus. N. G. Wilson
187 * [Comic Strip] * Rajah Brooke of Sarawak * cs; art by Colin Andrew
193 * [Misc. Material] * Answers to Puzzles * ms
194 * Dalby-Phillips, A. W. * The Northland Bandit * ss; illus. Eric Dadswell
201 * Bellamy, John * From the Editor's Office * ed; illus. David Myers
* [Misc. Material] * Motor Cycle Pageant * ia; illus. Kenneth Ody

Monday, July 21, 2014

Marcia Lane Foster

Artist Marcia Lane Foster contributed illustrations to Collins Magazine for Boys and GirlsCollins Magazine Annual, the BBC Children's Hour Annual, Girl Annual and Robin Annual as well as many children's books.

She was born Nellie Marcia Lane Foster in Seaton, Devon, on 27 August 1897, the daughter of Llewellyn T. (Henry) Foster and Ellen Foster. She was raised in Didsbury, South Manchester, Lancashire, where her father, the son of a retired officer in the Dragoon Guards, worked as an electrical engineer, alongside her elder sisters Ethel Loveday Lane Foster (1893-1967) and Wilmot Gwenellen Lane Foster (1896-1974).

She studied at the St John's Wood School of Art and simultaneously at the Royal Academy Schools and the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Noel Rooke. At the latter she was awarded a silver medal for figure painting.

Her favourite medium was woodcuts and in Contemporary English Woodcuts, Campbell Dodgson (Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum) said of her: "The older tradition of English illustration may be traced in the graceful 'Echo' of Mr. [C. T.] Nightingale, and in the specimen which we give of Miss Marcia Lane Foster, latest scion of a family whose artistic traditions go back, through Richard and William Lane, to Gainsborough." The "example given" was entitled The Organ Grinder. Herbert Furst and Malcolm Salaman, were also keen on her engravings and published them in books on the subject.

For some twenty years she worked for William Hollins & Co. designing children's wear advertisements for Viyella and Clydella, and advertising material for Kodak, Cadbury, Nestle, TCP, Bovril and Clark's Shoes.

She was an occasional portrait painter as well as illustrating many books. These include The Headswoman by Kenneth Grahame and translations of stories by Anatole France during the 1920s. She illustrated titles for both Noel Streatfeild (The Children of Primrose Lane, 1947, and the serial The Painted Garden, Collins Magazine for Children, 1948) and her cousin-in-law Kitty Barne (Marion Catherine Streatfeild).

According to The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators, "The publication of Let's Do It (1938), a collection of charcoal sketches of children at play in a similar vein to J. H. Dowd's People of Importance (1934), established her reputation as an artist who could capture the lively movement of children and this (slightly to her regret) determined to a large extent the subsequent character of her commissions."

Popular authors illustrated by Foster include Enid Blyton, Christine Pullein-Thompson, Malcolm Saville and Lorna Hill. The Vicarage Children by Hill was recently (2008) reprinted by Girls' Gone By. The Summer in Between by Eleanor Spence (1959), which she illustrated, was awarded the Book of the Year in 1960 by The Children's Book Council of Australia.

In 1962, Foster was also responsible for drawing the adventures of The Tufty Club for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents as it expanded into a nationwide children's club of 60,000 members.

She married illustrator Howard Dudley Jarrett in Bodmin, Cornwall, in 1925. She died in Yeovil, Somerset, in late 1983, aged 86. Her husband predeceased her in 1980 and they are buried together in Blessed Virgin Mary Churchyard, Bruton, Somerset.

PUBLICATIONS


Books
Lets Do It: Sketches of Children. London, Collins, 1938.

Illustrated Books
The Headswoman by Kenneth Grahame. London, John Lane, 1921; New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1922. 
Canadian Fairy Tales by Cyrus Macmillan. London, John Lane, 1922; omnibus with other titles, Canadian Wonder Tales, London, Bodley Head, 1974.
The Merry Tales of Jacques Tournebroche by Anatole France, trans. by Alfred Allinson. London, John Lane, 1923.
Tinkelly Winkle by Netta Syrett. London, John Lane, 1923.
The Golden Journey of Mr. Paradyne by William J. Lockie. London, John Lane, 1924.
Little Sea Dogs and other tales of childhood by Anatole France, trans. by Alfred Allinson & J. Lewis May. London, John Lane, 1925; New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1925.
Baa-Baa. London, Humphrey Milford, 1926.
Gee-Gee. London, Humphrey Milford, 1926.
Moo-Moo. London, Humphrey Milford, 1926.
Farmyard Friends by Lucy Diamond. London, Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1926.
The Children's Treasury. London, Thomas Nelson, 1929.
The Wise Little Goat. London, Ginn, 1932.
The Land of Many Delights by Wentworth Hill. London, James Nisbet. 1933.
The 'Everyday' Books. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1937-43.
The Valley in the Woods by Roger Noakes. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1947.
The Children of Primrose Lane by Noel Streatfeild. London, Collins, 1947.
Dandelion Cottage by Carroll Rankin. London, Evans Bros., 1948.
Dusty's Windmill by Kitty Barne. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1949.
We Hunted Hounds by Christine Pullein-Thompson. London, Collins, 1949.
Blackfoot Lagoon by James Kinross. London, Gryphon Books, 1950.
To Be a Ballerina and Other Stories by Pamela Brown. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1950.
Family Playbill by Pamela Brown. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1951.
Barbie by Kitty Barne. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1952.
The Television Twins by Pamela Brown. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.
Harlequin Corner by Pamela Brown. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1953.
The Ambermere Treasure by Malcolm Saville. London, Lutterworth Press, 1953.
Code Word-Bontry by Lane Mitchell. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1953.
Lions in the Potting Shed by Margaret Baker. Leicester, Brockhampton Press, 1954; as Lions in the Woodshed, New York, MacGraw-Hill Book Co., 1955.
Paris Adventure by Viola Baylay. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1954.
The Windmill Family by Pamela Brown. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1954.
How to be a Better Parent by Peter & Sylvia Duncan. London, Evans Bros., 1955.
Rosina and Son by Kitty Barne. London, Evans Bros., 1956.
Acorns and Aerials by Margaret Baker. Leicester, Brockhampton Press, 1956.
A Crown of Hope by Godfrey Winn. London, National Spastic Society, 1956.
Kashmir Advenure by Viola Baylay. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1956.
The Open Book by Pamela Whitlock. London, Collins, 1956.
Corsican Adventure by Viola Baylay. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1957.
Nicky Goes Ashore by M. C. Carey. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1957.
Turkish Adventure by Viola Bayley. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1957.
Lebanon Adventure by Viola Bayley. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1958.
The Shadow on the Wall by Viola Bayley. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1958.
Underground Alley by William Mayne. London, Oxford University Press, 1958.
Family Gold Rush by Hilda Sinopy. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1959.
Swedish Adventure by Viola Bayley. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1959.
The Summer in Between by Eleanor Spence. London, Oxford University Press, 1959.
Happy Day Stories by Enid Blyton. London, Evans Bros., 1960.
Jill is a Bridesmaid by Frederick Le Grice. Westminster, Church Information Office, 1960.
Mission on the Moor by Viola Bayley. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1960.
A Pink Robin Story Book, illus. with Paddie Spratley. London, Longacre Press, 1961.
Round-Up on Exmoor by Mary de la Mahotiere. London, Lutterworth Press, 1961.
The Vicarage Children by Lorna Hill. London, Evans Bros., 1961.
London Adventure by Viola Baylay. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1962.
My Bible Story by Gladys Plummer. London, Longmans, 1963.
The Tufty Club by Elsie Mills. RoSPA, 1963.
Benjamin's Brothers by Gladys Plummer. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1963.
The Baby and the Princess by Gladys Plummer. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1964.
Griff and Tommy and the Golden Image by John Hubert Griffiths. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1964.
Italian Adventure by Viola Baylay. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1964.
Scottish Adventure by Viola Baylay. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1965.
The Team from Low Moor by Gillian Baxter. London, Evans Bros., 1965.
The Second Tufty Club Book by Elsie Mills. London, RoSPA, 1965?
Welsh Adventure by Viola Bayley. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1966.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Blish

James Blish was an American science fiction writer, who also wrote some noted critical volumes under the pen-name William Atheling Jr.

Further information: Wikipedia; Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

Novels (series: Okie (Cities in Flight); After Such Knowledge; Star Trek)
Jack of Eagles (New York, Greenberg, 1952; London, Nova, 1955; as ESPer, New York, Avon, 1958)
The Warriors of Day (New York, Galaxy, 1953; London, Severn House, 1978)
Earthman Come Home (Okie; New York, Putnam, 1955; London, Faber, 1956; abridged, New York, Avon, 1958)
They Shall Have Stars (Okie; London, Faber, 1956; abridged as Year 2018!, New York, Avon, 1957; London, Four Square, 1964)
The Frozen Year (New York, Ballantine, 1957; as Fallen Star, London, Faber, 1957)
The Triumph of Time (Okie; New York, Avon, 1958; as A Clash of Cymbals, London, Faber, 1959)
A Case of Conscience (New York, Ballantine, 1958; London, Faber, 1959)
VOR (New York, Avon, 1958; London, Corgi, 1959)
The Duplicated Man, with Robert W. Lowndes (New York, Avalon, 1959) 
The Star Dwellers (for children; New York, Putnam, 1961; London, Faber, 1962)
Titan’s Daughter (New York, Berkley, 1961; London, Four Square, 1963)
A Life for the Stars (Okie; New York, Putnam, 1962; London, Faber, 1964)
The Night Shapes (New York, Ballantine, 1962; London, Four Square, 1963)
Doctor Mirabilis (London, Faber, 1964; revised, New York, Dodd, Mead, 1971)
Mission to the Heart Stars (for children; New York, Putnam, 1965; London, Faber, 1965)
A Torrent of Faces, with Norman L. Knight (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1967; London, Faber, 1968)
Welcome to Mars (for children; London, Faber, 1967; New York, Putnam, 1968)
The Vanished Jet (for children; New York, Weybright and Talley, 1968)
Black Easter; or, Faust Aleph-Null (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1968; London, Faber, 1969; revised (with The Day After Judgement) as Black Easter: The Day After Judgement, Boston, Gregg, 1980; as The Devil’s Day, New York, Baen, 1990)
Spock Must Die! (Star Trek; New York, Bantam, 1970; London, Corgi, 1974)
The Day After Judgment (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1971; London, Faber, 1972)
Midsummer Century (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1972; London, Faber, 1973; expanded, New York, DAW, 1974)
The Quincunx of Time (New York, Dell, 1973; London, Faber, 1975)

Omnibus editions
Cities in Flight (omnibus; revised editions). (New York, Avon, 1970; London, Arrow, 1981; also in 2 volumes, New York, Baen, 1991)
After Such Knowledge (omnibus, includes Dr. Mirabilis, Black Easter, The Day After Judgement, A Case of Conscience). (London, Legend, 1991)

Collections (series: Star Trek)
The Seedling Stars (New York, Gnome Press, 1957; London, Faber, 1967)
Galactic Cluster (New York, New American Library, 1959; revised, London, Faber, 1960)
So Close to Home (New York, Ballantine, 1961)
Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish (London, Faber, 1965; revised, Faber, 1973; as The Testament of Andros, London, Arrow, 1977)
Star Trek. (New York, Bantam, 1967; London, Corgi, 1972)
Star Trek 2. (New York, Bantam, 1968; London, Corgi, 1972)
Star Trek 3. (New York, Bantam, 1969; London, Corgi, 1972)
Anywhen (Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1970; enlarged edition, London, Faber, 1971)
Star Trek 4. (New York, Bantam, 1971; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 5. (New York, Bantam, 1972; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 6. (New York, Bantam, 1972; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 7. (New York, Bantam, 1972; London, Corgi, 1973)
Star Trek 8. (New York, Bantam, 1973; London, Corgi, 1973)
Star Trek 9. (New York, Bantam, 1973; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 10. (New York, Bantam, 1974; London, Corgi, 1974)
Star Trek 11. (New York, Bantam, 1975; London, Corgi, 1975)
Star Trek 12. (New York, Bantam, 1977; London, Corgi, 1978)
The Best of James Blish, edited by Robert A.W. Lowndes. (New York, Ballantine, 1979)
Get Out of My Sky; and There Shall Be No Darkness (London, Panther, 1980)
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes I, with Judith Ann Lawrence. (New York, Bantam, 1991; London, Bantam, 1991)
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes 2. (New York, Bantam, 1991; London, Bantam, 1991)
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes 3, with Judith Ann Lawrence. (New York, Bantam, 1991; London, Bantam, 1991)
A Work of Art, and other stories, ed. Francis Lyall (Sutton, Surrey, Severn House, 1993)
A Dusk of Idols, ed. Francis Lyall (Sutton, Surrey, Severn House, 1996)
In This World, or Another, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman (Waterville, ME, Five Star, 2003)

Omnibus Editions 
The Star Trek Reader (contains Star Trek 2, 3, 8). (New York, Dutton, 1976)
The Star Trek Reader II (contains Star Trek 1, 4, 9). (New York, Dutton, 1977)
The Star Trek Reader III (contains Star Trek 5, 6, 7). (New York, Dutton, 1977)
The Star Trek Reader IV (contains Star Trek 10, 12, Spock Must Die). (New York, Dutton, 1978)
The Seedling Stars; and Galactic Cluster (New York, New American Library, 1983)

James Blish: Cover Gallery (part 1)

NOVELS

Jack of Eagles (1952; aka ESPer)
Nova NS4, 1955, 159pp, 2/-.
Arrow Books 0099-09710-9, 1975, 256pp, 50p. Cover by Chris Foss

The Warriors of Day (1953)
Arrow Books 0099-19910-6, 1979, 152pp. Cover by Chris Foss

Earthman, Come Home (1955)
Mayflower 2205, 1963, 222pp, 3/6.
Arrow Books 0099-08690-5, 1974, 256pp, 40p. Cover by Chris Foss

They Shall Have Stars (1956; aka Year 2018!)
as Year 2018!, Four Square 954, 1964, 158pp, 2/6.
as Year 2018!, Four Square 1306, 1965, 158pp, 3/6
New English Library 2303 [0450-00185-7], 1968, 159pp, 5/-.
New English Library 2934, 1971, 25p.
Arrow Books 0099-08670-0, 1974, 181pp, 45p. Cover by Chris Foss

The Frozen Year (1957; aka Fallen Star)
Four Square 340, 1961, 156pp, 2/6. Cover by Edward Mortelmans
Arrow Books 0099-14180-9, 1977, 224pp, 60p. Cover by Chris Foss

The Triumph of Time (1958; aka A Clash of Cymbals)
Arrow Books 0099-08660-3, 1974, 199pp, 40p. Cover by Chris Foss

A Case of Conscience (1958)
Penguin Books 1809, 1963, 192pp.
Arrow Books 0099-06370-0, 1972, 203pp, 30p.
---- [2nd imp.] 1979, 203pp, 55p. Cover by Chris Foss
Millennium 1857-98924-4 (SF Masterworks 30), 1999, 192pp. Cover by Fred Gambino
Gollancz 978-1473-20543-7 (SF Masterworks), May 2014, 208pp, £8.99. Cover by Fred Gambino

VOR (1958)
Corgi Books S681, 1959, 156pp, 2/6. Cover by John Richards
Arrow Books 0099-20830-X, 1979, 158pp.  Cover by Chris Foss

The Duplicated Man, with Robert W. Lowndes (1959)
(no UK paperback edition)

The Star Dwellers (1961)
Sphere 0722-11703-5, 1979, 141pp. Cover by Colin Hay

Titan’s Daughter (1961)
Four Square 912, 1963, 142pp, 2/6.
Four Square 1307, 1965, 142pp, 3/6.

A Life for the Stars (1962)
Arrow Books 0099-08700-6, 1974, 147pp.

The Night Shapes (1962)
Four Square 942, 1963, 125pp, 2/6.
Four Square 1305, 1965, 125pp, 3/6.
Arrow Books 0099-18400-1, 1978, 127pp.

Doctor Mirabilis (1964)
Panther 0586-04344-6, 1976, 318pp.
Arrow Books 0099-33960-9, 1984, 318pp.

Mission to the Heart Stars (1965)
Granada 0586-04574-0, 1980, 127pp. Cover by Chris Foss

A Torrent of Faces, with Norman L. Knight (1967)
Arrow Books 0099-17060-4, 1978, xiii+270pp. Cover by Chris Foss

Welcome to Mars (1967)
Sphere 0722-11702-7, 1978, 156pp. Cover by Peter Elson

The Vanished Jet (1968)
(no UK paperback)

Black Easter; or, Faust Aleph-Null (1968; revised (with The Day After Judgement) as Black Easter and The Day After Judgement, 1980; aka The Devil’s Day)
Penguin Books 0140-03416-1, 1972, 127pp. Cover by David Pelham
Arrow Books 0099-25450-6, 1981, 208pp.

Spock Must Die! (1970)
Corgi Books 0552-09498-6, 1974, ix+118pp.

The Day After Judgment (1971)
Penguin 0140-03868-X, 1974, 121pp.

Midsummer Century (1972)
Arrow Books 0099-09720-6, 1975, 106pp.

The Quincunx of Time (1973)
Arrow Books 0099-13220-6, 1976, 112pp.

OMNIBUS EDITIONS


Cities in Flight (1970; also in 2 volumes, 1991)
Arrow Books 0099-26440-4, 1981, 605pp. Cover by Chris Foss
Millennium 1857-98811-6 (SF Masterworks 3), 1999, 605pp. Cover by John Harris
Gollancz 978-0575-07898-7, 2006, xii+664pp.
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