They Shall Have Stars (Cities in Flight, #1)
Publish date: 1967
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 159
Edition language: English
I'm currently reading through the omnibus Cities in Flight, which contains all four books in Blish's series. But I couldn't contain myself to one review for the omnibus, each book deserves its own personal review, so hopefully I may be forgiven for shelving all four books and the omnibus. It's not...
The book is okay. It does a decent job of setting up its characters, and establishing the technologies that will appear in future books in the series. However, always skates on the edge of turning into the Exciting Adventures Of Nothing Happening.
James Blish was very interested in Christianity, which he approached from an unusual perspective, and many of his novels are in essence imaginative new heresies. Two particularly startling examples are Black Easter and The Day After Judgement. In the first book, the war between Heaven and Hell ends ...