The Story of the Science Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970
Mike Ashley has specialised in the history of science fiction and fantasy for over 30 years. He is the author and editor of over sixty books that in total have sold over a million copies worldwide.
Preface Acknowledgements Chapter One: A Galaxy of Stars Chapter Two: Saturation and Suffocation Chapter Three: The Best of British? Chapter Four: Creative Chaos Chapter Five: Transformations Chapter Six: The Times they are a-Changing Chapter Seven: The New Wave Chapter Eight: Fantasy verses Reality Chapter Nine: Aftermath Appendix 1: Non-English Language Science-Fiction Magazines Appendix 2: Summary of Science-Fiction Magazines Appendix 3: Directory of Magazine Editors and Publishers Appendix 4: Directory of Magazine Cover Artists Select Bibliography Index
Capaciously researched yet incisively argued.
Times Literary Supplement
I acquired a copy of your masterly Transformations a couple of days ago and I've been reading it almost non-stop ever since. It is a marvellous book… Page by page I find myself wanting to take all the magazines down from the shelves and read them again… A wonderful book.
Ashley's study of hacks pounding away at typewriters, bullying editors and money-pinching publishers is a rich mine of information. When complete, his trilogy will undoubtedly form the definitive history of SF from the pulp to the paperback.
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: February 1, 2005
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 30