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The Family Pictorial

Issues & Index Sources:  20-Sep-1919 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Family Reader

Total Issues: 2400+

Issues & Index Sources

  1871 – 27-Mar-1920



The Family [1910s]

Subtitled "a monthly magazine for the home".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s
Publishers:   The Family Publishing Co., 540 La Salle Avenue, Chicago, IL
Prices:   25c per year
Frequency:   monthly

Family Star

Story paper, mentioned by Orwell in 1940; "serials of 30,000 to 50,000 words with strong emotional and dramatic interest... shorts, 1000 to 3000 words with good romantic interest".

Issues & Index Sources:  1934 – 1977: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, Courier Place, Dundee
Frequency:   weekly

Family Stories

Total Issues: 129

Sub-titled 'the best complete story paper for the home'. Becomes: Weekly Friend and Family Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Apr-1910 – 5-Oct-1912
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Formats:   digest (octavo)
Frequency:   weekly

Family Story Paper [1873]

Total Issues: 2498

Story paper. Ran the "Old Cap Collier" stories from 1878; authors include Harry Enton, W.I. James, Emma Garrison Jones; circulation peaked at around 300,000.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1873 – 5-Aug-1905, as The New York Family Story Paper
  12-Aug-1905 – 8-Oct-1921, as Family Story Paper: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Dime Novel Bibliography


  Norman Munro


  J.R. Abarbanell





Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Family Story Paper [1875]

see also under The Story Paper

The Family Story Paper [1888]

see also under The Daisy

Famous American Science Fiction

see under American Science Fiction (Magazine)

Famous Authors Series

Total Issues: 75

Issues & Index Sources:  1923 – 1926
Publishers:   Garden City
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Famous Cowboy Stories

Total Issues: 25?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #1-#12; #14; #17; #20; #21; #22; #24)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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Famous Crime Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.

Famous Crimes

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Famous Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1934 – ?
Publishers:   Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Famous Detective Stories

see under Crack Detective (and Mystery) (Stories)

Famous Detective Stories (Australia)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1946 – 1954?
Publishers:   Frank Johnson, 250 George Street, Sydney
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Famous Detective Stories (UK)

see under Crack Detective Stories (UK)

Famous Fantastic Adventures

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1971: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Clayton Publications, P.O. Box 1906, Wilson, North Carolina
Prices:   $2.50
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Famous Fantastic Mouse Stories

Total Issues: 3


Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1995 – May-1996
Publishers:   Redd Boggs

Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Total Issues: 81+2=83 (as at Oct-2018)

Famous Fantastic Mysteries was a fantasy fiction magazine offering reprints of scientific and fantastic classics from earlier decades. It ran from 1939 to 1953 for a total of 81 issues.

Published by the Frank A. Munsey Company, the publication began with an issue cover-dated September-October 1939, initially priced at 15 cents and edited by Mary Gnaedinger. With the first issue featuring A. Merritt's The Moon Pool and Ray Cummings' The Girl in the Golden Atom, the first issue was a success, and the schedule then went from bimonthly to monthly. Virgil Finlay was the magazine's leading illustrator.

Confronted with numerous requests for reprints, Gnaedinger launched a spinoff magazine, Fantastic Novels, in June 1940.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep/Oct-1939 – Jun/Jul-1953: Science Fiction Index
  Fall 2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring 2017)


  Sep/Oct-1939 – Dec-1942: Frank A. Munsey Company, NY
  Mar-1943 – Jun/Jul-1953: All Fiction Field imprint of Popular Publications, NY
  Fall 2016 – present: Altus Press


  Mary Gnaedinger


  standard pulp (small pulp/large digest briefly in early 1951)


  initially 15c


  128pp (112pp for some issues)


  Sep/Oct-1939: bimonthly
  Nov-1939 – Apr-1940: monthly
  May-1940 – Jun-1942: bimonthly
  Jul-1942 – Dec-1942: monthly
  Mar-1943 – Dec-1945: quarterly
  1946 – Jun/Jul-1953: bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Canada)

Total Issues: 27

Canadian reprint edition of Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Identical to the US issues except half an inch longer and with Canadian adverts on the outside back cover.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1948 – Aug-1952: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   All-Fiction Field Inc., Toronto; Popular Publications Inc., Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   112-130pp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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