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    Historical Mystery

    Aug-2016

    The popularity of the detective story began with the Victorian-era debut of Sherlock Holmes, whose adventures inspired legions of imitators. Subsequent tales of malfeasance and its deduction gradually took a decided turn away from melodrama and towar...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-2016

    Conan Doyle’s name is synonymous with The Strand magazine, chiefly because of the Sherlock Holmes stories but also due to many of his other contributions, such as the Professor Challenger stories, his articles on spiritualism and fairies, and his c...

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    Science Fiction

    Mar-2015

    "In addition to drawing attention to these overlooked female sci-fi authors, The Feminine Future is valuable for the perspective it provides on a period of transition for the genre." Los Angeles Review of BooksFeaturing hard-to-find short stories pub...

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    Mystery

    Feb-2015

    An all-new collection of exciting murder-mysteries with historical settings This new volume of historical murder and mystery contains over 20 specially commissioned stories ranging in period from Ancient Rome to the reign of Good Queen Bess. It fea...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2015

    The third new collection of historical murder and mystery stories A brilliant new collection of thirty stories of mystery and intrigue spread over three thousand years, from Ancient Egypt to spies on the Titanic. Selected by bestselling editor Mike A...

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    Fantasy

    Apr-2014

    A new and truly awesome collection of comic fantasy masterpieces!It isn't often you find a posse of Greek goddesses putting down insurrection among unruly classical mortals, stranded aliens escaping earth in a church converted into a rocket, or a lig...

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    Fantasy

    Feb-2014

    The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends brings together many of the traditional stories about King Arthur along with several new interpretations of the legend to provide a complete picture of his birth, adventures, romance and fate. it traces Arthur's ...

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    Mystery

    Feb-2014

    In the golden days of Ancient Greece and Rome, amidst the splendid art and architecture, the philosophy and politics - there was always a full measure of intrigue, mystery and murder.In this new collection twenty-two writers take up their pens to giv...

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    Mystery

    Feb-2014

    Twenty tales of intrigue, murder and mayhem from this most bloodthirsty and exciting of times.With dramatic settings ranging form the Eternal City of Rome to the most remote outposts of her Empire, here are new tales form the masters of the historica...

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    Fantasy

    Feb-2014

    A new collection of magic and mayhem from fantasy's funniest, wackiest writers, including Harlan Ellison, Esther Friesner, Neil Gailman, Craig Shaw Gardner, Harry Harrison, Tom Hold and Julia Mandala....

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    Fantasy

    Nov-2013

    Mike Ashley is back with an all-new edition of one of the bestselling Mammoth Books ever, from the funniest writers in the field, including Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, and Terry Jones. The thirty- five off-the-wall comic fantasies featured in Ashley's...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-2013

    The art of writing great science fiction is that it challenges the imagination, pushing it to extreme limits and in this anthology, selecting some of the best modern science fiction from the last fifty years, twenty leading authors of the genre ask t...

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    Suspense

    Oct-2013

    Many of the leading writers of crime fiction are women, but it comes as a surprise to many that the first full-length detective novel was by one Metta Fuller, which appeared as far back as 1866. This anthology selects stories from the late Victorian ...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2013

    Are the past and future immutable or can we escape the inevitable? This thought-provoking collection of time travel stories not only takes us into the past and future, but also explores what might happen if we attempt to manipulate time to our own ad...

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    Fantasy

    Jul-2013

    Delve into the fascinating world of witchcraft and magic and let this enthralling compilation act as your guide to a realm beyond anything you’ve experienced, as you explore the stunning world of hexes, sorcery, and powerful enchantments....

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    Fantasy

    Apr-2013

    Twenty-three spellbinding tales of sorcery, wizardry and witchcraft, of the ceaseless battle between good and evil. From dark lords and epic clashes between the forces of good and evil to a child's struggle to control magical powers for the first tim...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2011

    The most complete guide ever to the real Arthurian world and the legends that surround it He defeated the Saxons so decisively at the Battle of Badon that he held the Saxon invasion of Britain at bay for at least a generation. He has inspired more st...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2011

    A hundred years after the death of Jules Verne, the founding father of science fiction, The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures celebrates his amazing vision. A host of top science fiction authors pay homage to Verne's genius with a series of ...

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    Fantasy

    Sep-2011

    Bursting with the same magic that has brought a whole new following to fantasy, this anthology combines the excitement of the Harry Potter phenomenon with the appeal of Lord of the Rings, the ingenuity of the Discworld series and the adventure of the...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-2011

    Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle delighted readers with the fictional genius detective, Sherlock Holmes, crime fiction has been plumbed by mystery writers everywhere. This volume of 12 stories spans crime from the Bronze Age to World War II, and wil...

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    Fantasy

    Aug-2011

    In extreme fantasy anything can happen. In Mike Ashley's breathtaking new anthology the only rules are those the writer makes - these are stories to liberate both the writers' and readers' imagination. They will take you to hell and back (literally -...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2011

    Drawing on a 200-year-old tradition, this original collection features a deft combination of vintage vampire tales with more contemporary stories. Anthologist Mike Ashley introduces a dozen fantasies that weave together dark, psychological elements w...

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    Science Fiction

    May-2011

    Rare jewels of Victorian fiction highlight the fantasticcontributions made by women writers in the early development of science fictionAselection of early science fiction short stories by women are collected here, along with an introductionexploring ...

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    Fantasy

    Aug-2010

    From an innovative tale by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to influential works by H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H. G. Wells, this anthology traces the rise of modern fantasy during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Linked by the ...

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2010

    Pre- and post-apocalyptic science fiction is on the rise, and some of the genre’s best new stories are collected here, with contributions by Stephen Baxter, Alistair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, and Damien Broderick....

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    Science Fiction / Fantasy

    Jul-2010

    Discover original steampunk tales in this anthology of stories written before there were actual rocketships, atomic power, digital computers, or readily available electricity. The modern day steampunk genre is a reinventing of the past through the ey...

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    Fantasy

    Jun-2010

    Who was the real King Arthur? What do the historical documents tell us about the knight of the Round Table? Is it just a chivalric fantasy? Mike Ashley revisits the source material and uncovers unexpected new insights into the legend. There is clear ...

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    Science Fiction

    Jun-2010

    The last sixty years have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics. These stories, both pr...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2010

    Ghosts, precognition, suicide, and the afterlife are all themes in these thrilling stories by Britain and America's greatest Victorian women, proving their talent for creating dark, sensational, and horrifying tales of the supernatural. This antholog...

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    Fantasy

    Dec-2009

    Over 20 tales chronicling the adventures of Merlin and the magic of the Arthurian world. This is a reissue of the superb collection, to coincide with NBC's primetime release of 20-part drama "Merlin" (first released in UK on BBC with record viewing f...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-2009

    This collection of 25 innovative and mind-blowing stories includes contributions from Sci-Fi pioneers such as Stephen Baxter, Robert Reed, J. G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, Alastair Reynolds, and Geoffrey Landis....

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    Historical

    Aug-2009

    For those whose hearts belong to the sea, this collection of 18 tales by the best-loved writers of seafaring stories will allow readers to vicariously experience the heroic feats of captains and seamen, sea voyages, discovery, and warfare. With stori...

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    Mystery

    May-2009

    "Unrecorded" cases of the world's greatest detective are found in this collection of original fiction by Stephen Baxter, Michael Moorcock, H.R.F. Keating, and more. The stories are linked by a running biography of Sherlock Holmes, identifying the "ga...

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    Mystery

    Dec-2008

    Charles Dickens created some of the most memorable characters in English literature and was also a larger-than-life individual himself, a champion of the underdog. The anthology presents a mix of specially commissioned new stories and lesser known re...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2008

    For centuries, readers have enjoyed the delicious terror of stories about ghosts, spirits, phantoms, and things that go bump in the night. But how do women writers approach these spectral tales differently than men? You'll discover the answers in thi...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2008

    Here is the future of fantasy-25 short stories from top contemporary writers. This collection embraces all the newest forms of fantasy in vogue, from urban fantasy and extreme dystopian fiction, to alternate history and entire new fantasy worlds....

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    Science Fiction / Fantasy

    Jul-2007

    This third volume in Mike Ashley's four-volume study of the science-fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw the end of the Apollo moon programm...

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    Mystery

    Dec-2006

    From the likes of Robert Randisi, Peter Crowther, and Max Rittenberg, these 30 stories of bizarre and impossible crimes will fascinate and intrigue the reader who grapples with their intricate puzzles. A man alone in an all-glass phone booth, visible...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2006

    The seventeenth century was a time ripe with murder, anarchy, war, and political and religious intrigue, of which the Gunpowder Plot is only one example. This unputdownable new anthology from Mike Ashley presents 25 whodunits set in those turbulent t...

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    Science Fiction

    May-2006

    The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction is a new collection that features 25 hard sci-fi stories that really push the boundaries, from names like Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Peter Hamilton, and Neal Asher. Highlights feature a perpetual war foug...

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    Fantasy

    Aug-2005

    Mike Ashley is back with an all-new edition of one of the bestselling Mammoth Books ever, from the funniest writers in the field, including Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, and Terry Jones. The thirty- five off-the-wall comic fantasies featured in Ashley's new...

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    Historical Mystery

    Jun-2005

    Selected by best-selling editor Mike Ashley, these stories include brand new contributions as well as rare reprints, from writers such as Ian Rankin, Lynda Robinson, Sharan Newman, Gail Frazer, Gillian Linscott, and Peter Tremayne. Featuring such tow...

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    Science Fiction

    Jan-2005

    Jules Verne, one of the founding fathers of science fiction, was the author of such thrilling and perennial favorites as Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, as well as more t...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2004

    In Chicago and New York, in sleazy speakeasies and on Easy Street, to the strains of jazz and the beat of the Charleston, the twenties roared. The horrors of the Great War behind it, the decade went mad with abandon-and mad over the movies, radio, te...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2002

    From Cleopatra and Herodotus to Howard Carter and the Curse of the Pharaohs, the investigators in The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits uncover the murder mysteries of Ancient Egypt in over two dozen stories. Master anthologist Mike Ashley has gath...

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    Fantasy

    Sep-2002

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    Mystery

    May-2002

    Never before has there been a comprehensive, inexpensive reference guide and overview to the genre of crime fiction like The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Crime Fiction. Veteran editor Mike Ashley’s historical introduction gives an overview of the crime ...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2001

    Three dozen mystery writers—among them Elizabeth Peters, Edward D. Hoch, Tom Holt, Margaret Frazer, Susanna Gregory, Derek Wilson, Marilyn Todd, and Michael Jecks—contrive deadly conundrums in the original stories commissioned especially for the ...

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    Historical

    Sep-2001

    C. S. Forester's Captain Horatio Hornblower eludes an American privateer and Richard Woodman brings Nathaniel Drinkwater out of retirement in this collection of twenty-one sea stories, fifteen of them written especially for this volume. From the Hawa...

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    Mystery

    Nov-2000

    A new collection of baffling crime tales to challenge the armchair detective. With twenty-nine tales of impossible crime, this new anthology from veteran mystery editor Mike Ashley follows in the tradition of his top-selling The Mammoth Book of Histo...

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    Science Fiction

    Nov-1999

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    Mystery

    Feb-1999

    To follow the successes of Classical Whodunnits and Shakespearean Whodunnits, popular anthologist Mike Ashley has specially commissioned more than a score of new stories from top drawer writers, lead by Stephen Baxter, Peter Tremayne, Margaret Frazer...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1998

    Wonderfully entertaining mysteries, murder and all-round mayhem abound in this second volume of stories set in the world of Shakespeare's plays. Following on the success of Shakespearean Whodunnits, editor Mike Ashley has put together another, equall...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1997

    This collection of adventures from the Knights of the Round Table features all the best known and many of the most intriguing but lesser-known knights of King Arthur's court - from Lancelot to Agravain, Galahad to Bedivere. Included are stories of co...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1997

    A new collection of the very best fairy stories, from the works of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen to that of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Selected contemporary authors offer a new take on some old tales. Illustrated throughout with ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1997

    This exciting collection takes readers on a journey through the labyrinthine corridors of the imagination. Filled with magical spells, fire-breathing dragons, and intrepid heroes, these classics of children's literature include stories by such author...

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    Science Fiction

    Sep-1996

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-1995

    The Merlin Chronicles includes tremendous tales of magic and adventure, many specially commissioned for this volume, ranging from short stories to complete novellas. Their common theme is the darker, mystical realms of the Arthurian world, the realms...

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    Science Fiction

    Feb-1993

    A collection of fantasy tales centered around the Knights of the Round Table features the work of John T. Aquino, Colin R. Fry, P. G. Wodehouse, Hillaire Belloc, Theodore Goodridge Roberts, Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and others....

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1978

    Helen O'Loy / Lester del Rey -- That thou art mindful of him / Isaac Asimov -- The twonky / Henry Kuttner -- A logic named Joe / Murray Leinster -- Imposter / Philip K. Dick -- Who can replace a man? / Brian W. Aldiss -- The velvet glove / Harry Harr...

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    Fantasy

    Brilliant new collection of comic fantasy masterpieces This dazzling new collection of off-the-wall fantasies features stories from the minds of the funniest writers in the field, including Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holt, Paul di Filippo. Ada...

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    Horror

    In this exciting anthology spanning more than a century, Stephen King leads a roster of ten great novelists of horror, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Algernon Blackwood, Lucius Shepard, Russell Kirk, A.C. Benson, T.E.D. Klein, John Metcalf, Oliver...

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