Mike Ashley : Mammoth Anthologies


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Editor and historian Mike Ashley, whose nonfiction includes several volumes on the history of the science fiction magazines, has produced volumes in "The Mammoth Book of..." anthologies published by Robinson in the UK, and Carroll & Graf in the US, since 1988, many of theme on historic fantasy themes (King Arthur) or on comedic themes ("Seriously Comic Fantasy"). Grouped here are seven on more general fantasy and science fiction themes (only 2 shown in the photo).

Authors most reprinted in this group: Michael Swanwick (5); Geoffrey A. Landis (4); Gregory Benford, Fritz Leiber, and Robert Silverberg (3 each).

  • The Mammoth Book of Fantasy, (Robinson, 2001) [isfdb]
  • The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction, (Robinson, 2002) [isfdb]
  • The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction, (Robinson, 2006) [isfdb]
  • The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy, (Robinson, 2008) [isfdb]
  • The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF, (Robinson, 2009) [isfdb]
  • The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF, (Robinson, 2010) [isfdb]
  • The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF, (Robinson, 2013) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Brian W. Aldiss
  • Shards (F&SF Apr 1962) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • A. A. Attanasio
  • The Dark One: A Mythograph (Crank! #4 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Dale Bailey
  • The Rain at the End of the World (F&SF Jul 1999) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Kage Baker
  • The Catch (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • David Barnett
  • The End of the World Show (Postscripts Win 2006) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • William Barton
  • Moments of Inertia (Asimov's Apr/May 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Stephen Baxter
  • The Children of Time (Asimov's Jul 2005) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • And the Deep Blue Sea (Sci Fiction website May 4 2005) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Greg Bear
  • Judgment Engine (Far Futures, 1995) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Gregory Benford
  • Anomalies (Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, 2001) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Caveat Time Traveler -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • A Dance to Strange Musics (Science Fiction Age Nov 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Terry Bisson
  • The Hole in the Hole (Asimov's Feb 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • James P. Blaylock
  • Nets of Silver and Gold (IASFM Dec 1984) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • James Blish
  • Bridge (Astounding Feb 1952) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Leah Bobet
  • Lost Wax (Realms of Fantasy Dec 2006) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Damien Broderick
  • Coming Back (F&SF Dec 1982) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • The Meek (Synergy SF: New Science Fiction, 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Keith Brooke
  • Hotrider (Aboriginal SF Dec 1991) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Molly Brown
  • Women on the Brink of a Cataclysm (Interzone Jan 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Pat Cadigan
  • Death in the Promised Land (Omni Online Mar 1995) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Sandmagic (Swords Against Darkness, 1979) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • James Cawthorn
  • Kings in Darkness (by JC & Michael Moorcock) (Science-Fantasy Aug 1962) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Ted Chiang
  • Tower of Babylon (Omni Nov 1990) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Simon Clark
  • Dear Tomorrow -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Out of the Sun (If Feb 1958) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Mark Clifton
  • What Have I Done? (Astounding May 1952) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Theodore R. Cogswell
  • The Wall Around the World (Beyond Fantasy Fiction Sep 1953) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Elizabeth Counihan
  • The Star Called Wormwood (Asimov's Dec 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Ian Creasey
  • The Edge of the Map (Asimov's Jun 2006) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Sheila Crosby
  • Scream Quietly (Farthing Jul 2005) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Peter Crowther
  • Dream a Little Dream for Me... (Perchance to Dream, 2000) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Palindromic (First Contact, 1997) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Charles de Lint
  • Pixel Pixies -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • ...And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (Sci Fiction website Nov 19 2003) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Jack Neck and The Worrybird (Science Fiction Age Jul 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Philip K. Dick
  • The Exit Door Leads In (Rolling Stone College Papers #1 1979) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Flowers from Alice (by CD & Charles Stross) (New Voices in Science Fiction, 2003) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (Jim Baen's Universe (online) Aug 2006) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Andy Duncan
  • Senator Bilbo (Starlight 3, 2001) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Lord Dunsany
  • The Hoard of the Gibbelins (The Sketch Jan 25 1911) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Malcolm Edwards
  • After-Images (Interzone #4 1983) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Greg Egan
  • The Infinite Assassin (Interzone Jun 1991) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Wang's Carpets (New Legends, 1995) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • H. Chandler Elliott
  • Inanimate Objection (Galaxy Feb 1954) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Paladin of the Lost Hour (Universe 15, 1985) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • The Region Between (Galaxy Mar 1970) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • Boatman's Holiday (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Stephen L. Gillett
  • Waterworld (by SLG & Jerry Oltion) (Analog Mar 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Lisa Goldstein
  • The Fantasma of Q____ (Ms. Mar/Apr 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Dominic Green
  • The Clockwork Atom Bomb (Interzone May/Jun 2005) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Melissa Mia Hall
  • The Fence at the End of the World (Realms of Fantasy Aug 2002) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Peter F. Hamilton
  • Deathday (Fear! Feb 1991) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • William Hope Hodgson
  • Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani (Nash's Magazine Sep 20 1919) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Robert E. Howard
  • The Valley of the Worm (Weird Tales Feb 1934) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Rhys H. Hughes
  • The Old House under the Snow where Nobody Goes Except You and Me Tonight (Postscripts Sum 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Sushma Joshi
  • The End of the World -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Colin Kapp
  • The Pen and the Dark (New Writings in SF. 8, 1966) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • Undone (Asimov's Jun 2001) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Ellen Klages
  • Time Gypsy (Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Damon Knight
  • Anachron (If Jan 1954) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • R. A. Lafferty
  • The All-At-Once Man (Galaxy Jul 1970) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • David J. Lake
  • The Truth About Weena (Dreaming Down-Under, 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Geoffrey A. Landis
  • Approaching Perimelasma (Asimov's Jan 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • The Last Sunset (Asimov's Feb 1996) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • The Long Chase (Asimov's Feb 2002) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Vacuum States (IASFM Jul 1988) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Darkrose and Diamond (F&SF Oct/Nov 1999) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Tanith Lee
  • A Hero at the Gates (Shayol #3 1979) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Fritz Leiber
  • The Howling Tower (Unknown Jun 1941) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • A Pail of Air (Galaxy Dec 1951) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Try and Change the Past (Astounding Mar 1958) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Jonathan Lethem
  • Using It and Losing It (Journal Wired Sum/Fll 1990) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • David D. Levine
  • Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely (Realms of Fantasy Jun 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Paul Levinson
  • The Chronology Protection Case (Analog) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • George MacDonald
  • The Golden Key (Dealings with the Fairies, 1867) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Elisabeth Malartre
  • Darwin's Suitcase (Jim Baen's Universe (online) Dec 2007) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • David I. Masson
  • Traveller's Rest (New Worlds Sep 1965) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Larry McCombs
  • The Peacock King (by LM & Ted White) (F&SF Nov 1965) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Ian McDonald
  • The Days of Solomon Gursky (Asimov's Jun 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Patricia A. McKillip
  • Lady of the Skulls (Strange Dreams, 1993) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Sean McMullen
  • A Ring of Green Fire (Interzone Nov 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Walk to the Full Moon (F&SF Dec 2002) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • A. Merritt
  • The Moon Pool (All-Story Weekly Jun 22 1918) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Michael Moorcock
  • Elric at the End of Time (Elsewhere, 1981) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Kings in Darkness (by James Cawthorn & MM) (Science-Fantasy Aug 1962) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • John Morressy
  • Except My Life... (Amazing Jul 1991) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Linda Nagata
  • The Flood (More Amazing Stories, 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • John Starr Niendorff
  • I Am Bonaro (Fantastic Dec 1964) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • G. David Nordley
  • Into the Miranda Rift (Analog Jul 1993) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Jerry Oltion
  • Waterworld (by Stephen L. Gillett & JO) (Analog Mar 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Lawrence Person
  • Crucifixion Variations (Asimov's May 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Master Lao and the Flying Horror (Postscripts Sum 2005) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Frederik Pohl
  • Fermi and Frost (IASFM Jan 1985) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Frank L. Pollock
  • Finis (Argosy Jun 1906) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Tim Pratt
  • Cup and Table (Twenty Epics, 2006) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Christopher Priest
  • I, Haruspex (The Third Alternative #16 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Palely Loitering (F&SF Jan 1979) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Tom Reamy
  • The Detweiler Boy (F&SF Apr 1977) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Robert Reed
  • At the "Me" Shop (Tomorrow Apr 1995) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • Merlin's Gun (Asimov's May 2000) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Tiger, Burning (Forbidden Planets, 2006) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Keith Roberts
  • High Eight (New Writings in SF. 4, 1965) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Vinland the Dream (IASFM Nov 1991) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Red Letter Day (Analog Sep 2010) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Eric Frank Russell
  • Into Your Tent I'll Creep (Astounding Sep 1957) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Darrell Schweitzer
  • King Yvorian's Wager (Weird Tales Win 1989/90) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Robert Sheckley
  • A Ticket to Tranai (Galaxy Oct 1955) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Lucius Shepard
  • The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule (F&SF Dec 1984) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Needle in a Timestack (Playboy Jun 1983) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Our Lady of the Sauropods (Omni Sep 1980) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • When We Went to See the End of the World (Universe 2, 1972) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Clifford D. Simak
  • The Creator (Marvel Tales Mar/Apr 1935) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • A Death in the House (Galaxy Oct 1959) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Clark Ashton Smith
  • The Last Hieroglyph (Weird Tales Apr 1935) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Mike Strahan
  • "In the Beginning, Nothings Lasts ..." -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Charles Stross
  • Flowers from Alice (by Cory Doctorow & CS) (New Voices in Science Fiction, 2003) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • The Girl Had Guts (Venture Jan 1957) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Yesterday Was Monday (Unknown Jun 1941) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Michael Swanwick
  • The Edge of the World (Full Spectrum 2, 1989) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Legions in Time (Asimov's Apr 2003) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Mother Grasshopper (A Geography of Unknown Lands, 1997) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Radio Waves (Omni Win 1995) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • The Very Pulse of the Machine (Asimov's Feb 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Twember -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • The Man Who Walked Home (Amazing May 1972) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Steven Utley
  • The Wind Over the World (Asimov's Oct/Nov 1996) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • B. Vallance
  • The New Humans (Pearson's Magazine Dec 1909) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Jack Vance
  • The Sorcerer Pharesm (F&SF Apr 1966) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • John Varley
  • The Black Hole Passes (F&SF Jun 1975) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • The Pusher (F&SF Oct 1981) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Howard Waldrop
  • Save a Place in the Lifeboat for Me (Nickelodeon #2 1976) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • George C. Wallis
  • The Last Days of Earth (The Harmsworth Magazine Jul 1901) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Ian Watson
  • The Very Slow Time Machine (Anticipations, 1978) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • The Width of the World (Universe 13, 1983) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Real Time (IASFM Jan 1989) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Ted White
  • The Peacock King (by Larry McCombs & TW) (F&SF Nov 1965) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Kate Wilhelm
  • Bloodletting (Omni Jun 1994) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Liz Williams
  • The Banquet of the Lords of Night (Asimov's Jun 2002) -- The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
  • Century to Starboard (Strange Horizons (online) Feb 2 2004) -- The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF
  • Jack Williamson
  • Terraforming Terra (Science Fiction Age Nov 1998) -- The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
  • Connie Willis
  • Fire Watch (IASFM Feb 15 1982) -- The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction
  • Jack Womack
  • Audience (The Horns of Elfland, 1997) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
  • Timothy Zahn
  • Cascade Point (Analog Dec 1983) -- The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF
  • Roger Zelazny
  • The Bells of Shoredan (Fantastic Mar 1966) -- The Mammoth Book of Fantasy

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