Mike Ashley (writer)Michael Raymond Donald Ashley (born 1948) is a British bibliographer, author and editor of science fiction, mystery, and fantasy.
He edits the long-running ''Mammoth Book'' series of short story anthologies, each arranged around a particular theme in mystery, fantasy, or science fiction. He has a special interest in fiction magazines and has written a multi-volume ''History of the Science Fiction Magazine'' and a study of British fiction magazines, ''The Age of the Storytellers''. He won the Edgar Award for ''The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction''. In addition to the books listed below he edited and prepared for publication the novel ''The Enchantresses'' (1997) by Vera Chapman. He has contributed to many reference works including ''The Encyclopedia of Fantasy'' (as Contributing Editor) and ''The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction'' (as Contributing Editor of the third edition). He wrote the books to accompany the British Library's exhibitions, ''Taking Liberties'' in 2008 and ''Out of This World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It'' in 2011.
He lives in Chatham, Kent, England. Provided by Wikipedia