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- DescriptionThis is the second of three volumes which charts the history of the science fiction magazines 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 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 Books of Robert E. Howard. Transformations concludes with an examination of the new found interest in sf magazines during the late 1960s and the incredibly influential roles Star Treck , the film 2001: A Space Odyssey and, above all, the first manned Moon landing played in transforming The SF Magazine .
- Author BiographyMike 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.
- Author(s)Mike Ashley
- PublisherLiverpool University Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2005
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleLiverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 30
- Place of PublicationLiverpool
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLiverpool University Press
- Content Note1 black & white tables
- Weight634 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
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