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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 Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SFby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65

    Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light. Not all SF works this way! This volume collects the very best of it that does, with 25 of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction.The storylines range from a discovery... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SFby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65

    The last sixty years have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics. These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Merlinby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65

    A superb collection of stories of magic and adventure from the golden age of Arthurian legend by bestselling writers. Enter into the darker realms of the age of the Knights of the Round Table, when magic held sway and Merlin vied with Arthur's heroic new world. Included are: Jane Yolen on Merlin's youth and coming of age; Marion Zimmer Bradley... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fictionby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    From a new generation of writers, inspired by C.J. Sansom, Boris Akunin and others: darker, more realistic historical crime fiction. No longer stuck in medieval Wales, these stories are set in 3BC Syracuse, fourteenth-century Venice, 1930s' New York and other more vibrant times and places. These 12 new, pieces of short historical crime fiction are... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Storiesby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82

    A hundred years after the death of Jules Verne, the founding father of science fiction, The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures celebrates his amazing vision. A host of top science fiction authors pay homage to Verne's genius with a series of breathtaking stories using as a springboard his iconic ideas and characters. Collected in this anthology... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnitsby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82

    Mike Ashley's brilliant new collection of whodunnits presents stories that reflect all the excitement, escapism and eccentricity of the 1920s. The Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Age of Wonderful Nonsense -- this was a decade when everyone went a little bit crazy. It was also a decade that saw wonderful detective fiction from the likes of Agatha... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Sorceror's Talesby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82

    Bursting with the same magic that has brought a whole new following to fantasy, this anthology combines the excitement of the Harry Potter phenomenon with the appeal of Lord of the Rings, the ingenuity of the Discworld series and the adventure of the Conan stories. It features a range of light and dark fantasies - from quests, games and monsters,... more...