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Ashley, Michael

Overview
Works: 258 works in 775 publications in 4 languages and 22,827 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Bio-bibliography  Encyclopedias  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Steampunk fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: DA28.1, 941.0099
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Ashley
The mammoth book of British kings & queens : the complete biographical encyclopedia of the kings and queens of Britain by Michael Ashley( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers more than 1000 rulers and two millennia of history
The Pendragon chronicles : heroic fantasy from the time of King Arthur by Michael Ashley( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories and short novels from the world of Arthurian legend
The mammoth book of fairy tales( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects classic fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and the Ugly Duckling
Mrs. Gaskell's Tales of mystery and horror by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in horror and fantasy fiction by Michael Ashley( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of this world : science fiction, but not as you know it by Michael Ashley( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book explores how science fiction has responded to the impact of science, technology and socio-political change on ourselves and our scoieties."--Page 2 of cover
The Mammoth book of short horror novels( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 short novels of terror
The Mammoth encyclopedia of modern crime fiction by Michael Ashley( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mammoth book of new Sherlock Holmes adventures by Michael Ashley( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Arthur Conan Doyle created the detective, Sherlock Holmes, many writers borrowed him to be the hero of their stories. The anthology offers a selection, old and new
The history of the science-fiction magazine by Michael Ashley( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mammoth book of fantasy by Michael Ashley( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of classic and contemporary tales of fantasy by such authors as Theodore Sturgeon, Robert E. Howard, J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings, Ursula K. Le Guin, and George MacDonald
The mammoth book of science fiction by Michael Ashley( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens created some of the most memorable characters in English literature. But just what became of the convict that frightened young Pip in Great Expectations? Was he guilty, or framed? And what really did become of Edwin Drood? Was the case ever solved? Mike Ashley presents over 25 vivid new whodunnits from the world of Dickens - recorded for posterity by such writers as Michael Pearce, Amy Myers, Peter Tremayne, Alanna Knight, Kage Baker, and Edward D. Hoch. Many of the stories feature one or more of Dickens's characters, as a sleuth or as the victim of crime; while others are set
The Camelot chronicles : heroic adventures from the time of King Arthur by Michael Ashley( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the runaway success of The Pendragon Chronicles, Mike Ashley brings together further stories of heroism and virtue from the age of the Knights of the Round Table, written by some of fantasy's bestselling authors, as well as famous names from literature. The mediaeval Arthurian world of chivalry and knight errantry is brought once more to life by this absorbing collection of stories. Including Jane Yolen's "The Quiet Monk", Elizabeth Stuart Phelp's "The True Story of Guenever", P.C. Wodehouse's "Sir Agravaine", Hilaire Belloc's short novel, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult, and John T. Aquino's "The Sad Wizard". There are brand new stories specially written for the collection by Keith Taylor, Phyllis Ann Kart, Don Wilcox, Darrell Schweitzer, and Peter Tremayne, as well as classic tales of gallantry and heroism from a great and bygone era
The Mammoth book of historical whodunnits( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeholder 30 historiske kriminalnoveller
Steampunk prime by Michael Ashley( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day steampunk genre is a reinventing of the past through the eyes of its inventors and adventures, but this collection is from real Victorians and Edwardians who saw the future potential of science and all its daring possibilities for progress and disaster"--Publisher's description
The age of the storytellers : British popular fiction magazines, 1880-1950 by Michael Ashley( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years from 1880-1950 were the golden age of storytelling, which coincided with the glory of the popular monthly illustrated magazines, such as "The Strand", "Pearson's Magazine", "Pall Mall", and many more. This reference guide considers these magazines in detail, charting their contribution to and influence upon popular literature
The darker sex : tales of the supernatural and macabre by Victorian women writers( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Emily Bronte, Mary Braddon, George Eliot, and Edith Nesbit, as well as Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Riddell, Louisa Baldwin, Mary Penn, Violet Quirk, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Editor Mike Ashley provides valuable insight into the authors' lives. Each story still has the ability to shock, frighten, and show how Victorian women perfected and developed the Gothic genre
Gateways to forever : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1970 to 1980 : the History of the science-fiction magazine, volume III by Michael Ashley( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume in Mike Ashley's four-volume study of the science-fiction magazine focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the US 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 for the science fiction magazines. Not only were they struggling to survive within the economic climate, they also had to cope with the death of the father of modern science fiction, John W. Campbell, Jr., while facing new and potentially threatening opposition
Transformations : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1950 to 1970 : the history of the science-fiction magazine, vol. II by Michael Ashley( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 dominated the bookstalls and then, at the dawn of the Space Age, many foundered never to recover. It was the time when the pulp magazines folded, when the digest magazine appeared and when science fiction tried to reinvent itself not just once but
The time machines : the story of the science-fiction pulp magazines from the beginning to 1950 by Michael Ashley( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 to the birth of the atomic age and the death of the pulps in the early 1950s. These were the days of the youth of science fiction, when it was brash, raw and exciting: the days of the first great space operas by Edward Elmer Smith and Edmond Hamilton, through the cosmic thought variants by Murray Leinster, Jack Williamson and others to the early 1940s when John W. Campbell at Astounding did his best to nurture the infant genre into adulthood. Under him such major names as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A.E. van Vogt and Theodore Sturgeon emerged who, along with other such new talents as Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, helped create modern science fiction. For over forty years magazines were at the heart of science fiction and this book considers how the magazines, and their publishers, editors and authors influenced the growth and perception of this fascinating genre
 
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The mammoth book of British kings & queens : the complete biographical encyclopedia of the kings and queens of Britain
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The mammoth book of fairy talesOut of this world : science fiction, but not as you know itThe Mammoth book of short horror novelsThe Mammoth encyclopedia of modern crime fictionThe mammoth book of new Sherlock Holmes adventuresThe history of the science-fiction magazineThe mammoth book of fantasyThe mammoth book of science fiction