Mike Ashley

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(For other Michael Ashleys, see Mike Ashley (Disambiguation).)

(October 1, 1948 – )

Michael Raymond Donald Ashley (aka “the real Mike Ashley”) is a British fan, author and editor of SF and fantasy. He writes as Mike Ashley.

He published the fanzines Plinth, ...And Behold, Cushi Came, Monolith and Xeron. He also published Info for the BSFA. He is a member of The Esoteric Order of Dagon.

He edits the long-running Mammoth Book series of short story anthologies, each arranged around a particular theme in SF, fantasy, or mystery fiction. He has a special interest in prozines and has written the multi-volume History of the Science Fiction Magazine.

With Marshall B. Tymn, he edited Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines (1985). He also assisted Frank H. Parnell in writing Monthly Terrors: An Index to the Weird Fantasy Magazines Published in the United States and Great Britain (1985). With Terry Jeeves, he compiled The Complete Index to Astounding-Analog.

Ashley has contributed to many other genre reference works, including The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. He wrote books to accompany the British Library's exhibitions, Taking Liberties (2008) and Out of This World (2011).

He retired from the Kent County Council in 1998.

Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

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