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Blue Shift

Total Issues: 1

Blue Shift uses a strict definition of science fiction, all the stories have some scientific element essential to the story. No fantasy or slipstream here. This is pure, blue science fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2013: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   White Cat Publications, LLC. 33080 Industrial Road, Suite 101 Livonia, MI 48150
Editors:   Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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Blue Star Adventure

Total Issues: 2?

Blue Star #1 was "Ace of the Speedway" by F.G. Rayer, a non-sf adventure story. It would appear that #2 was the only sf title published. Other imprints from this publisher were Green Star Western and Red Star Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  1947: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Grafton Publications, 270 North Circular Road, Dublin
Formats:   pocket size (6.0" by 4.75")
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Blue Steel Magazine

Total Issues: 2

Something of a puzzle since this magazine began with Vol.1 No.2 and the second issue is Vol.1 No.4. Steeger says it was an experiment to supplant Gang World though that magazine picked up sales and continued regardless. Authors include Erle Stanley Gardner, Robert Sidney Bowen, T.T. Flynn, Frederick C. Painton. The two issues are the same as the Feb-1932 and Apr-1932 issues of Gang World.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1932 – Jun-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2
Publishers:   Popular Publications, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bimonthly but quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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see under Karamu

Blue Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1950
Publishers:   Utopian Press, 22 Roland Gardens, London SW7

Blushing Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Boardman Pocket Reader

see under Pocket Reader Series

Bob Brooks Library

Total Issues: 27

Subtitled "The Favorite Five Cent Library of Detective Adventure".

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Feb-1893 – 16-Aug-1893: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Lou H. Ostendorff
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Bob Taylor's Magazine

In 1906 merged with Trotwood's Monthly to form Taylor-Trotwood Magazine. In 1910 appears to have been merged in turn into the "muckraking journal" Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1905 – Dec-1906
  Jan-1907 – Dec-1910, as Taylor-Trotwood Magazine

#merges with Watson's Jeffersonian Magazine


  Taylor Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee


  Apr-1905 – Dec-1906: Bob Taylor
  Jan-1907 – Dec-1910: Bob Taylor & John Trotwood Moore





Body Shop

"Packed with soft action spreads, natural bush guys and dolls, plus fiction by Manny Giles and others."

Issues & Index Sources:  1963 – 1970
Publishers:   Jaybird Enterprises, 7311 Fulton Avenue, North Hollywood, CA.
Editors:   Konrad Warren
Prices:   $2.50
Pagecounts:   72pp
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Total Issues: 3?

Fanzine, subtitled "A forum for the development of Australasian Science Fiction Writing".

Issues & Index Sources:  1977: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Peter Knox, 83 York Street, Sydney
Editors:   Peter Knox
Pagecounts:   94pp

La Boheme

Risque stories and illustrations, illustrated advertisements for naughty novelties and books, plus four full page photos of nude & semi-nude models and four full page risque illustrations. The photos and some of the illustrations are printed on heavy glossy clay coated paper. Contained very little fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1928 – ?
Publishers:   Burten Publications
Formats:   6" x 9"
Pagecounts:   74pp
Sources:   Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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The Bohemian [1893]

Subtitled "a monthly magazine and review of literature, drama". Published "The Adventure of the Table Foot" by Zero (Jan-1894).

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1893 – Oct-1899: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Bohemian Publishing Company
Editors:   S.L. Bensusan (Jun-1893 - 1894); Charles W, Forward; H.S. Muller
Prices:   4/- per year
Frequency:   monthly?

The Bohemian [1900]

Started out with the title Future, in Boston, and that only lasted for a few issues when it became The Bohemian. Published various stories by George Allan England in 1906-1907. Subtitled "The Month's Best Stories".

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1900 – Jul-1900, as The Future; a few pages of bizarre bookishness
  Dec-1900 – Jun-1908, as The Bohemian: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1908 – Dec-1909, as The Bohemian Magazine


  May-1900 – Jul-1900: Taunton, Mass
  Dec-1900 – 1903: Bohemian Publishing Co., Boston, Mass
  1903 – Dec-1909: The Outing Press, Depot, New York


  F.E. Holman & E.B. Terhune


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Bohemian Tales

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1948: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   John Spencer & Co.
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Subtitled "The Pocket Magazine for Men", the second issue published Judith Merril's "Survival Ship".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1954 – ?
Publishers:   Pocket Magazines, Inc.

Bold Men!

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1960 – Sep-1961
Publishers:   Cape Magazine Management Corp.
Sources:   It's a Man's World
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Bolster's Quarterly Magazine

Total Issues: 12

Published a reasonable amount of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1828 – 1831
Publishers:   Bolster, Cork, Ireland
Frequency:   quarterly

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