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Ashley, Michael

Overview
Works: 292 works in 1,073 publications in 5 languages and 24,345 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Encyclopedias  Periodicals  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction  Fairy tales  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, htt, Redactor, Compiler
Classifications: PS648.A78, 813.0872
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Most widely held works about Michael Ashley
 
Most widely held works by Michael Ashley
Steampunk prime by Michael Ashley( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 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
Transformations : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1950 to 1970 : the history of the science-fiction magazine, vol. II by Michael Ashley( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of three volumes, this book takes up the story to reveal a turbulent period that was to witness the extraordinary rise and fall and rise again of science. Mike Ashley charts the SF book years in the wake of the nuclear age that was to see the golden age of science fiction
The age of the storytellers : British popular fiction magazines, 1880-1950 by Michael Ashley( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 806 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
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( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 oppo
The time machines : the story of the science-fiction pulp magazines from the beginning to 1950 by Michael Ashley( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 790 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
The history of the science-fiction magazine by Michael Ashley( Book )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Ashley's acclaimed history of science-fiction magazines comes to the 1980s with Science-Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990. This volume charts a significant revolution throughout science fiction, much of which was driven by the alternative press, and by new editors at the leading magazines. The period saw the emergence of the cyberpunk movement, and the drive for, what David Hartwell called, 'The Hard SF Renaissance', which was driven from within Britain. Ashley plots the rise of many new authors in both strands: William Gibson, John Shirley, Bruce Sterling, John Kessel, Pat Cadigan, Rudy Rucker in cyberpunk, and Stephen Baxter, Alistair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, Neal Asher, Robert Reed, in hard sf. He also shows how the alternative magazines looked to support each other through alliances, which allowed them to share and develop ideas as science-fiction evolved
The mammoth book of British kings & queens : the complete biographical encyclopedia of the kings and queens of Britain by Michael Ashley( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers more than 1000 rulers and two millennia of history
The darker sex : tales of the supernatural and macabre by Victorian women writers by Michael Ashley( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 551 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
Mrs. Gaskell's Tales of mystery and horror by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven short stories from Mrs Gaskell that have never been collected into a single volume before. They are scattered through a number of collections, none of which is in print
Science fiction rebels : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1981 to 1990 by Michael Ashley( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth volume in a five-volume series covering the history, development and influence of science fiction magazines within the genre as a whole. This volume covers the 1980s and looks at the contribution of a new generation of writers to the development of new sub-genres in science fiction such as cyberpunk, slipstream, nanotechnology and what was called the hard SF Renaissance. It shows how the small press and alternative magazines developed a science fiction underground that had a significant impact upon the genre, and the professional SF magazines, as well as such alternative forms of fiction as slipstream. The text highlights the growing international interest in science fiction with significant coverage of SF in countries including China, Japan, and those in Eastern Europe and South America, which are covered in an appendix
The Pendragon chronicles : heroic fantasy from the time of King Arthur by Michael Ashley( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects classic fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and the Ugly Duckling
Who's who in horror and fantasy fiction by Michael Ashley( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naast de alfabetische lijst van auteurs wordt een chronologische lijst van de belangrijkste werken in de historie gegeven plus lijsten van verzamelwerken, tijdschriften en gewonnen prijzen
Out of this world : science fiction, but not as you know it by Michael Ashley( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 469 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 500 of the world's best crime writers--from Margery Allingham to Mark Zubro--are profiled in this A-to-Z overview of the genre of crime fiction
The mammoth book of new Sherlock Holmes adventures by Michael Ashley( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 338 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 mammoth book of fantasy by Michael Ashley( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 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 Camelot chronicles : heroic adventures from the time of King Arthur by Michael Ashley( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 304 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
Science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction magazines by Marshall B Tymn( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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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Transformations : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1950 to 1970 : the history of the science-fiction magazine, vol. IIThe age of the storytellers : British popular fiction magazines, 1880-1950Gateways to forever : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1970 to 1980 : the History of the science-fiction magazine, volume IIIThe time machines : the story of the science-fiction pulp magazines from the beginning to 1950The history of the science-fiction magazineThe mammoth book of British kings & queens : the complete biographical encyclopedia of the kings and queens of BritainThe darker sex : tales of the supernatural and macabre by Victorian women writersThe mammoth book of fairy tales
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Ashley, Michael Raymond Donald.

Ashley, Michael Raymond Donald 1948-

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