Transformations: The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Volume 2

Transformations: The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Volume 2

by Mike Ashley
     
 

This is the second of three volumes which chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. The first volume Time Machines traced the development of the sf magazine from its earliest days and the creation of the first specialist magazine, Amazing Stories. Transformations takes up the story to reveal a turbulent period that was

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This is the second of three volumes which chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. The first volume Time Machines traced the development of the sf magazine from its earliest days and the creation of the first specialist magazine, Amazing Stories. Transformations takes up the story to reveal a turbulent period that was to witness the extraordinary rise and fall and rise again of science. Britain's foremost sf historian, Mike Ashley charts the sf boom years in the wake of the nuclear age that was to see the 'The Golden Age' of Science Fiction with the emergence of magazines such as Galaxy, Startling Stories and Fantastic, as well as authors like Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert . He then goes on to explore the bust years of 1954-1960 followed by the renaissance in the 1960s led by the new wave of British authors like Michael Moorcock and J.G. Ballard and the rise in interest of fantasy fiction, encouraged by Lord of the Rings and the Conan

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Editorial Reviews

The Guardian
Ashley's study of hacks pounding away at typewriters, bullying editors and money-pinching publishers is a rich mine of information. . . . His trilogy will undoubtedly form the definitive history of science fiction from the pulp to the paperback.

— P.D. Smith

Fantasy & Science Fiction
This is a marvelous work, this history, and the man who does it deserves all our thanks.

— James Sallis

The Guardian - P.D. Smith
"Ashley's study of hacks pounding away at typewriters, bullying editors and money-pinching publishers is a rich mine of information. . . . His trilogy will undoubtedly form the definitive history of science fiction from the pulp to the paperback."

Fantasy & Science Fiction - James Sallis
"This is a marvelous work, this history, and the man who does it deserves all our thanks."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853237792
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Series:
Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
1,085,068
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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