The penname James Blish used to write the important early criticism of SF which was later collected by Advent in The Issue at Hand, and More Issues at Hand.
|From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
|Jim Blish, a fan-turned-pro who contributed a long series of percipient criticism under this byline to Redd Boggs' SKYHOOK in the mid-50s. The pename's from that of Ezra Pound, who wrote criticism as William Atheling. Junior's identity was a great puzzle at the time he was writing; those who pondered it might have reached the solution if they'd known who senior was, since Blish is a great admirer of Pound's poetry and criticism.
Also involved: - Advent:Publishers - Atheling - Call a Rabbit a Smeerp - Said-Bookism - Tricon Program - William-atheling-jr
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