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  • The Time Machinesby Mike Ashley

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 65.00

    This is the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. This first volume looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the growth and development of the science fiction magazines from when Hugo Gernsback launched the very first, Amazing Stories, in 1926 through... more...

  • Transformationsby Mike Ashley

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    Transformations is the second volume in the three-volume History of the Science-Fiction Magazine . This volume covers the period from 1950 to 1970, which was both a turbulent time in magazine history and, at least in part, the true Golden Age of the science-fiction magazine. It was a period of boom and bust: for a moment the science-fiction magazine... more...

  • Gateways to Foreverby Mike Ashley

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    This third volume in Mike Ashley’s four-volume study of the science-fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw the end of the Apollo moon programme and the start of the ecology movement. This proved to be one of the most complicated periods... more...

  • The Darker Sexby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2009; US$ 9.99

    Ghosts, precognition, suicide, and the afterlife are all themes in these thrilling stories by Britain and America's greatest Victorian women, proving their talent for creating dark, sensational, and horrifying tales of the supernatural. This anthology showcases some of the best and most representative work by female writers during this period, including... more...

  • The Darker Sexby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2012; US$ 10.19

    Ghosts, precognition, suicide and the afterlife are all themes to be found in these thrilling stories by some of the greatest Victorian women writers from both Britain and the USA. Horace Walpole may have started the Gothic-fiction movement, but it was three women who popularized it –Clara Reeve, Mary Shelley and Anne Radcliffe. Victorian women... more...

  • The Dreaming Sexby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2012; US$ 10.19

    It is commonly believed that until recently science fiction was the sole domain of men and that it had been male writers who developed the genre. Whilst this was true to a degree, the contribution made by women writers has been cruelly underestimated. After all, Frankenstein, generally reckoned as the first true work of science fiction, was by a woman,... more...

  • The Dreaming Sexby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    Rare jewels of Victorian fiction highlight the fantastic contributions made by women writers in the early development of science fiction A selection of early science fiction short stories by women are collected  here, along with an introduction exploring the contributions women made in the early development of the field—in particular the different... more...

  • Sisters In Crimeby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to The Darker Sex and The Dreaming Sex , this absorbing anthology of early women's crime fiction belongs on the bookshelf of any serious crime fan Many of the leading writers of crime fiction are women?Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell et al?but it still comes as a surprise to many that the first full-length detective novel... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits Volume 1by Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2014;

    Divided into three main sections, "The Ancient World", "The Middle Ages" and "Regency and Gaslight", The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits includes: · The Thief versus Rhampsinitus by Herodotus - probably the earliest detective story ever written. · The Locked Tomb Mystery, set in ancient Egypt, by Elizabeth Peters. · ... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries & Impossible Crimesby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    This collection of criminal conundrums are more than whodunits, they're howdunits and are intended to stretch your powers of deduction to the limits. more...