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Amazing Stories

Total Issues: 613 (as at Jul-2017)

Note that the March 2005 issue appeared only in PDF format and the 2016 "Special Edition" appeared only online.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1926 – Summer 2000: Science Fiction Index
  Sep-2004 – Mar-2005: Science Fiction Index
  Summer 2012 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Special Edition, 2016)

Publishers

  Apr-1926 – Jun-1929: Experimenter Publishing Co.
  Jul-1929 – Oct-1930: Experimenter Publications, Inc.
  Nov-1930 – Aug-1931: Radio-Science Publications
  Sep-1931 – Jul-1932: Teck Publishing Corp.; Dunnellen, NJ
  Aug-1932 – Feb-1938: Teck Publications, Inc.
  Apr-1938 – Jun-1965: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Chicago
  Aug-1965 – Jun-1982: Ultimate Publishing
  Sep-1982 – May-1985: Dragon Publishing
  Jul-1985 – Winter 1995: TSR Inc.
  Summer 1998 – Summer 2000: Wizards of the Coast
  Sep-2004 – Mar-2005: Paizo Publishing
  Summer 2012 – present: The Experimenter Publishing Company

Website

  www.amazingstoriesmag.com

Editors

  Apr-1926 – Apr-1929: Hugo Gernsback
  May-1929 – Apr-1938: T. O'Conor Sloane
  Jun-1938 – Dec-1949: Raymond A. Palmer
  Jan-1950 – Aug-1956: Howard Browne
  Sep-1956 – Nov-1958: Paul W. Fairman
  Dec-1958 – Jun-1965: Cele Goldsmith [Lalli]
  Aug-1965 – Oct-1967: Joseph Ross
  Dec-1967 – Sep-1968: Harry Harrison
  Nov-1968 – Mar-1969: Barry Malzberg
  May-1969 – Feb-1979: Ted White
  May-1979 – Sep-1982: Elinor Mavor
  Nov-1982 – Jul-1986: George Scithers
  Sep-1986 – Mar-1991: Patrick L. Price
  May-1991 – Summer 2000: Kim Mohan
  Sep-2004 – Mar-2005: Jeff Berkwits
  Summer 2012 – present: Steve Davidson

Formats

  standard pulp; digest; slick

Prices

  1926 – May-1938: 25c
  Jun-1938 – 1941: 20c
  Jan-1942 – Mar-1953: 25c
  Apr/May-1953 – Apr-1963: 35c
  May-1963 – Sep-1969: 50c
  Nov-1969 – Jun-1974: 60c
  Aug-1974 – Sep-1975: 75c
  Nov-1975 – Jan-1978: $1.00
  May-1978 – Feb-1979: $1.25
  May-1979 – Nov-1983: $1.50
  Jan-1984: $1.75
  Sep-2004 – Mar-2005: $6.00

Frequency

  monthly; bimonthly; quarterly
  Sep-2004 – Mar-2005: monthly
  Summer 2012 – present: irregular

Title Changes

  Apr-1926 - Feb-1958, as Amazing Stories
  Mar-1958 - Apr-1958, as Amazing Science Fiction
  May-1958 - Sep-1960, as Amazing Science Fiction Stories
  Oct-1960 - Jul-1970, as Amazing Stories
  Sep-1970 - Feb-1979, as Amazing Science Fiction Stories
  May-1979 - Aug-1980, as Amazing Stories
  Nov-1980 - Nov-1984, as Amazing Science Fiction Stories Combined with Fantastic
  Jan-1985 - Mar-1985, as Amazing Science Fiction Stories Combined with Fantastic Stories
  May-1985 - Jan-1986, as Amazing Science Fiction Stories
  Mar-1986 - present, as Amazing Stories

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Amazing Stories (Canada)

Total Issues: 24

Canadian reprint edition of Amazing Stories. Tuck says this ran for 24 issues from September 1933 to August 1935, with dates and numbering identical to the corresponding US issues. He says that they were identical to the US magazine except for the overprint "Printed in Canada on Canadian paper".

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1933 – Aug-1935: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except May-1935 & Aug-1935)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Amazing Stories (UK)

Total Issues: ?+1+24+8=33?

British reprint edition of Amazing Stories.

The 1946 issue reprinted four stories from various U.S. issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  in 1930s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  Nov-1946: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  Jun-1950 – Nov-1953: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index
  Dec-1953 – Nov-1955: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  in 1930s: Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd., London EC4
  Nov-1946: Ziff-Davis Limited; London.

Formats

  Nov-1946: pulp

Prices

  Nov-1946: 2/-

Pagecounts

  Nov-1946: 64pp
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Amazing Stories Annual

Total Issues: 1

One shot that featured the first publication of Edgar Rice Burroughs' THE MASTER MIND OF MARS, plus a number of reprints from the first year of Amazing Stories. The success of the Annual led to a regular Amazing Stories Quarterly.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1927: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Experimenter Publishing
Editors:   Hugo Gernsback
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   144pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Amazing Stories Quarterly [1928]

Total Issues: 22

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1928 – Fall 1934: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Winter 1928 – Spring 1929: Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc.; New York
  Summer 1929 – Summer 1930: Experimenter Publications, Inc.; Jamaica, NY
  Fall 1930 – Summer 1931: Radio-Science Publications, Inc.; Jamaica, NY
  Fall 1931 – Spring 1932: Teck Publishing Corp.; Dunnellen, NJ
  Fall 1932 – Fall 1934: Teck Publications, Inc.; Dunnellen, NJ

Editors

  Winter 1928 – Winter 1929: Hugo Gernsback
  Spring 1929 – Summer 1929: Arthur H. Lynch
  Fall 1929 – Fall 1934: T. O'Conor Sloane

Formats

  bedsheet

Prices

  50c

Pagecounts

  144pp (128pp last two issues)

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Amazing Stories Quarterly (Canada)

Total Issues: 1?

Canadian reprint edition of Amazing Stories Quarterly. Only a single issue is known, Fall 1934, which is identical to the US magazine except for the overprint "Printed in Canada on Canadian paper".

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1934: Science Fiction Index
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
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Amazing Stories Quarterly [1940]

Total Issues: 27

Unsold issues of Amazing Stories rebound in threes with new covers.

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1940 – Winter 1943: Science Fiction Index
  Winter 1947 – Spring 1951: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.

Prices

  50c

Frequency

  quarterly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1957: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., New York.
Editors:   Paul W. Fairman (uncredited)
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Amazing Western

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1946: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   International Publications Ltd., 166 Buchanan St., Glasgow
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Amazon Quarterly

Lesbian Periodical

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1972 – Mar-1975: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Box 434, West Somerville, MA, United States 02144
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   Our Own Voices

Amberzine

Total Issues: 12

A fanzine containing stories based on Amber Diceless Role Playing campaigns, articles on Zelazny or various aspects of the Amber universe, cartoons, Amber illustrations (mostly trumps), and the standard zine features of editorials, news and convention notices, and letters from fans.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1992 – 2005: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Phage Press, P.O. Box 310519, Detroit, MI 48231-0519
Editors:   Erick Wujcik
Prices:   $10
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Ambit

Total Issues: 214 (to Jan-2014)

Principally a poetry magazine, but has published a considerable amount of fiction by Ballard and others. Circulation about 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  1959 – present: Index to Commonwealth Little Magazines (CommLit: 1964 - 1992 only; FicMags: sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Martin Bax
Website:   www.ambitmagazine.co.uk
Editors:   Martin Bax; fiction editor, J.G. Ballard
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   £5.00 (in 2001)
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Ambrosia

Total Issues: 2

Well produced offset fanzine featuring stories, poems, and articles by authors such as Robert Bloch, Richard L. Tierney, Kenneth W. Faig and Eddy C. Bertin.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1972 – Aug-1973: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Alan Gullette, Nashville, Tennessee
Editors:   Alan Gullette
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Amelia

Runs the whole gamut of creative work including photographs and graphics. Circulation about 1,750. Listed as deceased in Dec-2002.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1984 – Aug-2001?
Publishers:   Amelia, 329 "E" Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Frederick A. Raborg, Jr. (in 2000 - 2002)
Email Address:   amelia@lightspeed.net
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   208pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   Directory of Literary Magazines 1999, O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

American Accent Short Story Magazine

Short story magazine featuring "new dynamic stories by America's new authors. Vol 1 No. 5 is copyrighted 1990.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1990: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   American Accent Publishing
Editors:   Carol Colina
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $2.25
Pagecounts:   160pp

American Agent

Total Issues: 2

Secret Agent magazine dominated by lead novels. First issue all by John Jakes; second issue almost certainly by Michael Avallone under alias John Kennedy.

Issues & Index Sources:  1956: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Republic Features Syndicate
Editors:   Lyle Kenyon Engel overall packager; Michael Avallone compiled the issues
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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