By James Blish
After Such Knowledge (the identify taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a chain of novels written through James Blish, every one facing a side of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for top Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it seems that unfallen, which he finally concludes has to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a ancient novel concerning the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, along with very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, was once written utilizing the belief that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires truly labored. In Black Easter, a strong industrialist and fingers service provider arranges to name up demons and set them loose on the earth for an evening, leading to nuclear warfare and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.
Originally released in 1968 through Faber and Faber.
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