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Bachelor [1937]

Total Issues: 9

Magazine which promised to "promised to mirror the varied interests of the discerning cosmopolite in society, business, profession, politics, sports, theater, adventure, arts, and sciences".

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1937 – Dec-1937

Bachelor Magazine [1957]

Issues & Index Sources:  ?-1956 – Nov-1958?
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Bachelor [1960s]

Men's magazine that published some stories by Barry Malzberg, initially titled Men in Adventure but soon changed to Bachelor. Annual selections appeared from 1964 as Bachelor's Best.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1959 – Dec-1960, as Men in Adventure
  1961? – ?, as Bachelor: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  May-1959 – Dec-1960: Skye Publishing Co., Inc., NY
  Magtab Publications, 880 Third Avenue, NY (in 1960s)


  Ted Gottfried (in 1960s)

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Bachelor (UK)

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1958
Publishers:   L. Miller & Son. Ltd., 342-4 Hackney Road, London E2


Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1972 – Spring 1981
Publishers:   Papa Bach Bookstore, Los Angeles

Back Brain Recluse

Total Issues: 24

Small press magazine of high quality exploring more experimental fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1984 – #24, 2002: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   BBR, PO Box 625, Sheffield S1 3GY
Editors:   Chris Reed
Formats:   octavo (#15) at outset; quarto from Spring 1990; #24 was trade paperback
Pagecounts:   40/56pp, 44pp from Spring 1990
Frequency:   irregular, #23 was Spring 1997 and #24 was October 2002
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Back Brain Recluse Collections

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1988: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Chris Reed, Smallfield, Surrey.
Editors:   Chris Reed
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A story from the May-1962 issue was reprinted in Short Stories International in 1964 which stated that it was a "quarterly that has ceased publication temporarily".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s


Total Issues: 1?

Fanzine, containing mostly fiction with a poem by L. Sprague de Camp and an article by Hal Clement.

Issues & Index Sources:  1982: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Infinity, Ltd. (Princeton University Science Fiction Society)
Editors:   Susan Palwick

Backwards City Review

Total Issues: 5

"A journal publishing authors and artists who often don't see their worlds in the same way people around them do."

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2004 – 2007: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   PO Box 41317, Greensboro, NC 27404
Editors:   Gerry Canavan, Tom Christopher, Don Ezra Cruz, Patrick Egan & Jaimee Hills
Formats:   perfect-bound, 9"x6"
Prices:   $5.00
Frequency:   twice-yearly

Bad Boy's Paper

Total Issues: 21

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Oct-1889 – 1-Mar-1890
Publishers:   Guy Rayner
Frequency:   weekly

Badlands Westerns

Total Issues: 1?

A thin Australian digest printing original stories by Australian authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Fitchett Brothers, West Melbourne, Victoria
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The Badminton Magazine

Total Issues: 330

Primarily a sports magazine, but it published a not inconsiderable amount of fiction, and initiated at least two significant series: the "Don Q" stories by Kate & Hesketh Prichard, and the "Experiences of an Irish R.M." stories by Edith Somerville & Martin Ross (both late 1890s).

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1895 – Jan-1923


  1895 – 1900: Longmans, Green
  1900 – 1902: Heinemann
  Jan-1903 – Jun-1903: The 1900 Publishing Syndicate
  1903 – 1911: Sphere & Tatler
  1911 – 1916: Hulton
  Jul-1916 – Oct-1916: John E. Chandler
  1916 – 1921: H. Reiach for Badminton Magazine
  1921 – 1923: United Newspapers


  Alfred Edward Thomas Watson


  standard, illustrated



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Baffler

Total Issues: 28 (as at Aug-2015)

Calls itself the American Mercury of the 90s. Publishes writings challenging the mainstream political, cultural and social climate. Prefers essays to fiction and loves works on business culture. Circulation about 20,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1988 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Baffler, P.O. Box 378293, Chicago, IL 60637 (in 1998 - 2002)
Editors:   Thomas Frank (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   intended as quarterly but seldom more than one or two a year
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Baffling Detective Fact Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Baffling Mysteries, Inc., 404 N. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris, IL
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Baffling Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 3

Short-lived sensationalist crime fiction magazine, superseded by the true crime magazine Baffling Detective Fact Cases.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1943 – Jul-1943: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Baffling Mysteries, Inc., NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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