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