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    Rise of the Cyberzines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1991 to 2020 by Mike Ashley (Liverpool University Press, March 1, 2022, 978-1-80085-648-6, £95.00, xv+444pp, hc, cover: Gate World by Julie Dillon from Clarkesworld #110, November 2015)
        Critical history of the science-fiction magazines. Volume five in “The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine”.


    Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990 by Mike Ashley (Liverpool University Press, January 31, 2016, 978-1-78138-260-8, £75.00, xxi+473pp, hc, cover by Dreyfus from Back Brain Recluse #16, Summer 1990)
        Critical history of the science-fiction magazines. Volume four in “The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine”.


    The Seven Wonders of the World by Michael Ashley (Fontana, November 29, 1979, 0-00-635260-X, £1.50, 288pp, pb, cover by Peter Goodfellow)
        In depth look at the 7 ancient wonders of the world.


    Smarties Incredible Facts by Mike Ashley (Robinson Children’s Books, 1999, 1-84119-068-3, £6.99, 128pp, lp, cover by David Mostyn)
        Compendium of odd facts and trivia about strange animals, illustrated by David Mostyn.


    Smarties Incredible Monsters by Mike Ashley (Robinson Children’s Books, 2000, 1-84119-157-4, £6.99, 128pp, lp, cover by David Mostyn)
        Compendium of odd facts and trivia about strange animals, illustrated by David Mostyn.


    Starlight Man: The Extraordinary life of Algernon Blackwood by Mike Ashley (Constable, November 11, 2001, 1-84119-417-4, £20.00, xviii+395pp, hc, cover: [photo] by Bert Hardy & Ken Leeder)
        Detailed biography of the supernatural fiction writer: secret agent, member of the Golden Dawn, radio and TV broadcaster. Researched over 23 years, issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of his death in December 1951.


    The Supernatural Index: A Listing of Fantasy, Supernatural, Occult, Weird, and Horror Anthologies by Mike Ashley & William G. Contento (Greenwood Press, June 1995, 0-313-24030-2, $195.00, 933pp, hc)
        Bibliographical listing of over 2,100 fantasy and horror anthologies, and their contents, from 1813 to the present. Anthologies are listed by editor and title; stories are listed by author and title.


    Taking Liberties: The Struggle for Britain’s Freedoms and Rights by Mike Ashley (The British Library, October 24, 2008, 978-0-7123-5029-7, £15.95, 144pp, lp)
        The story of individuals who sacrificed greatly for what they believed in, whether they were celebrated in their own day, like Wat Tyler and Emmeline Pankhurst, or little known despite their remarkable impact, like John Lilburne, Caroline Norton, and Fenner Brockway.


    The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950 by Mike Ashley (Liverpool University Press, December 12, 2000, 0-85323-865-0, £12.95, xii+300pp, tp, cover by Leo Morey from Amazing Stories May 1931)
        Critical history of science-fiction magazines. The first of 5 volumes, greatly expanded and rewritten from the non-fiction sections (introductions, essays, afterwords) in the original 4 anthologies (1974-1978). Volume one in “The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine”. A hardcover edition (-855-3, £32.00) was announced but not seen.


    Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970 by Mike Ashley (Liverpool University Press, March 1, 2005, 0-85323-779-4, £20.00, ix+410pp, tp, cover by Robert Adragna from Fantastic Stories of Imagination December 1962)
        Critical study of the magazines; heavily revised and updated from Ashley’s earlier series of anthologies. Volume two in “The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine”. A hardcover edition (-769-7, £50.00) was announced but not seen.


    Unleashing the Atom by Mike Ashley (Key Library, July 30, 2004, 4-488-01517-4, ¥4500, 378pp, tp)
        Japanese translation of The Time Machines (Liverpool University Press, 2000).


    Who’s Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction by Mike Ashley (Elm Tree Books, 1977, 0-241-89528-6, £5.50, 240pp, hc)
        Introduction to horror and fantasy fiction mainly consisting of an A-Z section featuring 400 of the best and most original writers in the genres. First US edition.


    Who’s Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction by Mike Ashley (Taplinger, July 1978, 0-8008-8278-4, $4.95, 240pp, tp)
        Reprint (Elm Tree Books 1977) introduction to horror and fantasy fiction mainly consisting of an A-Z section featuring 400 of the best and most original writers in the genres. First US edition.


    The Work of William F. Temple: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide by Mike Ashley (The Borgo Press, 1994, 0-8095-1507-5, $15.00, 112pp, tp) [Ref. William F. Temple]
        Annotated bibliography and guide to the works of one of Britain’s lesser-known SF writers. A hardcover edition (-0507-X, $25.00) was announced but not seen.
    • 7 · “Reminiscences” · Arthur C. Clarke · bg 1994
    • 93 · I Loved You, Bill · Forrest J Ackerman · aw 1994
    • 96 · The Hunting of the Flat · William F. Temple · ar Hyphen #18, 1957
    • 99 · Chingford Chiaroscuro (A Layman’s First Experimental Meeting) · William F. Temple · ar Bulletin of the British Interplanetary Society September 1938
    • 102 · The British Fan, No. 7: William F. Temple · Arthur C. Clarke · bg Novae Terrae January 1939
    • 104 · The Final Word · Joan Temple · aw 1994


    The Writings of Barrington J. Bayley by Mike Ashley (Beccon, May 1981, no ISBN, 50p, 8pp, ph) [Ref. Barrington J. Bayley]
        Bibliography of Barrington J. Bayley.







    The Camelot Chronicles ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf, September 1992, 0-88184-912-X, $21.00, 418pp, hc)
        Anthology of 18 Arthurian stories, seven original, and one poem, with an introduction by the editor and a dramatis personae of Arthurian characters. Simultaneous with the British edition from Robinson.


    The Camelot Chronicles ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf, July 1994, 0-7867-0085-8, $12.95, 418pp, tp, cover by Luis Rey)
        Reprint (Robinson; Carroll & Graf 1992) anthology of 18 Arthurian stories, seven original, and one poem, with an introduction by the editor and a dramatis personae of Arthurian characters.


    The Camelot Chronicles ed. Mike Ashley (Random House/Wings, 1995, 0-517-12450-5, $11.99, 418pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson)
        Reprint (Robinson; Carroll & Graf 1992) anthology of 18 Arthurian stories, seven original, and one poem, with an introduction by the editor and a dramatis personae of Arthurian characters. This is an instant remainder edition.



    The Chronicles of King Arthur ed. Mike Ashley (Past Times, August 1997, 1-85487-968-5, £11.99, 446+391pp, tp)
        Boxed set containing the fantasy anthologies Tales of the Round Table and Quest for the Holy Grail.


    The Chronicles of the Holy Grail ed. Mike Ashley (Carroll & Graf, November 1996, 0-7867-0363-6, $12.95, xix+440pp, tp, cover by Julek Heller)
        Anthology of 21 Arthurian stories, 15 original. Simultaneous with the UK (Raven) edition.



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