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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 Jacobean Whodunnitsby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82

    The seventeenth century was a time ripe with murder, anarchy, war, political and religious intrigue, of which the Gunpowder Plot is only one example. This unputdownable new anthology from Mike Ashley presents 25 whodunnits set in those turbulent times -- also the age of the Witchfinder General, 'revenge' tragedies and the colonization of America.... 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 proved... 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 Mammoth Book of Time Travel SFby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    This thought-provoking collection not only takes us into the past and the future, but also explores what might happen if we attempt to manipulate time to our own advantage. These stories show what happen once you start to meddle with time and the paradoxes that might arise. It also raises questions about whether we understand time, and how we perceive... more...

  • Dreams and Wondersby Mike Ashley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    From an innovative tale by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to influential works by H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H. G. Wells, this anthology traces the rise of modern fantasy during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Linked by the concept of dreams and imagination, these twenty-three tales were created by writers who inspired storytellers... more...

  • The Feminine Future: Early Science Fiction by Women Writersby Mike Ashley

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 4.50

    Featuring hard-to-find short stories published between 1873 and 1930, this original anthology spotlights a variety of important sci-fi pioneers, including Ethel Watts Mumford, Edith Nesbit, and Clare Winger Harris. Imaginative scenarios include a feminist society in another dimension, the east/west division of the United States with men and women on... more...

  • Vampires: Classic Talesby Mike Ashley; Mike Ashley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    A dozen samples of vampire fiction, featuring authors ranging from Lord Byron to Tanith Lee, offer a combination of traditional tales and more contemporary stories involving dark, psychological elements. more...