Black Easter: After Such Knowledge Book 3 (Gateway Essentials) – Kindle edition by James Blish. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. why, by the twenty-first century, the name James Blish just might occur to the average day, Black Easter might also be grouped with Blish’s five more or less. A gripping story about primal evil: a sinister intermingling of power,politics, modern theology, the dark forces of necromancy, and what proves, all too terribly, not.

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Black magicians using grimoires such as the Lesser Key of Solomon and the Grand Grimoireboth of which are alluded to in Black Easterneed to ask God for his kames in controlling the demons they conjure. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I love the Black Easter wherein summoning of a great horde of demons on the Earth and The Day After Judgement which tells of what happens after they arrive.

The Day Bilsh Judgment Hardcover first edition. For what is a rather slow and steady book, the final couple chapters really payoff, drenched in Satanic majesty and the blackest, deepest apocalyptic misfortunes. Oct 26, prcardi rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 07, B.

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Aug 20, Arlene Salceda rated it really liked it. Black Easter and The Day After Judgment were written with the assumption that the ritual magic for commanding demonsas described in grimoiresactually works.


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Oscar Fuentes rated it liked it Nov 25, But Black Easter isn’t a pedestrian book, nor is Blish a pedestrian author. Black Easter is a boish novel by American writer James Blishin which an arms dealer hires a black magician to unleash all the demons of Hell on Earth for a single day.

The Quadrail Series Books 1—3. Blish considered it to be merely the jaes half of a novel, the other half being “The Day After Judgement. He is credited with coining the term gas giant, in the story “Solar Plexus” as it appeared in the anthology Beyond Human Ken, edited by Judith Merril.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I have since found older grimoires to draw upon, though, and Black Easter is a work of fiction, so no victim, no foul. After Such Knowledge Despite a dislike of fantasy, an admiration for E.

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Lawrencecompleted the book, and later completed the adaptations in the volume Mudd’s Angels. Second, there is no finer fictional chronicle of diabolism, either ancient or modern, in English, and none that I know of in most of Earth’s other tongues. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. The book includes a lengthy description of the summoning ritual and a detailed description of the grotesque demons as they appear.


Blish was married to the literary agent Virginia Kidd from to Meet the Devil that lurks in the metaphysical world, the physical world, in you. The plot of this novel could be charted with a single ascending line.

Then read James Blish’s Black Easter. That’s irrelevant but interesting. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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A man hires a Black Magician to open the gates of hell and let all the demons out for one night. After the war he became the science editor for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company.

Essentially, Blish is writing about the terrible price that experience and knowledge can extract from a person, even to the point of destruction.

More like a novella, it supposedly describes blsck “technically correct” black magic rite that summons demons and The Thing in the Attic. The commission is for one night only, to release all the demons of hell. Eliot’s “Gerontion,” “After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Another good story and it takes place, literally the day after the events in Black Easter.

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