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Fantastic Science Fiction

Total Issues: 2

Dreadful juvenile sf. According to Walter Gibson all of the stories in this magazine were written either by himself or Ed Burkholder. Gibson could only identify one of his pseudonyms. One of the bylines is a known Burkholder pseudonym. J. Randolph Cox, who prepared a massive bibliography of Gibson's work, examined the remainder of the stories and is of the opinion that the two Bruce Crandall stories are probably by Gibson, and that the others are probably not.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1952 – Dec-1952: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Aug-1952: Super Science Fiction Publications (Charlton Publications), Derby, Connecticut
  Dec-1952: Capitol Stories (Charlton Publications), Derby, Connecticut

Editors

  Walter Gibson

Formats

  bedsheet

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Science Thriller

Total Issues: 5

Booklet series.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1954 – #5, 1954: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
 
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Fantastic Stories of the Imagination [2000]

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Fantastic Stories of the Imagination [2014]

Total Issues: 21

Online magazine that also publishes an ebook edition. The final issue was an unnumbered "People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination".

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2014 – Apr-2017: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wilder Publications, PO Box 632, Floyd, VA 24092
Editors:   Warren Lapine
Website:   www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com
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Fantastic Story Quarterly

Total Issues: 23

Fantastic Story Quarterly was a pulp magazine which merged pulp reprints with new stories, with each issue featuring a lead novel or novella and a number of short stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1950 – Spring 1951: Science Fiction Index
  Summer 1951 – Spring 1955, as Fantastic Story Magazine: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Best Books subsidiary imprint of Standard Magazines, NY

Editors

  Spring 1950 – Fall 1951: Samuel Merwin
  Winter 1952 – Fall 1954: Samuel Mines
  Winter 1955 – Spring 1955: Alexander Samalman

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  25c at outset

Pagecounts

  160pp

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Story Quarterly (Canada)

Total Issues: 4

Canadian reprint edition of Fantastic Story Quarterly.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1950 – Winter 1951: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except v1 #2 & v1 #3)
Publishers:   Better Publications of Canada, Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   162pp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Fantastic Tales

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2003 – Winter 2003: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wild Cat Books
Editors:   Ron Hanna
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   138pp
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Fantastic Universe

Total Issues: 69

Fantastic Universe ran for 69 issues, from June 1953 to March 1960, under two different publishers. It was part of the explosion of science fiction magazine publishing in the 1950s in the United States, and was moderately successful, outlasting almost all the other magazines of the period. The main editors were Leo Margulies and Hans Stefan Santesson; under Santesson's tenure the quality declined somewhat, and the magazine became known for printing much UFO-related material.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Mar-1960: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Jul-1959: King-Size Publications, NY
  Aug-1959 – Mar-1960: Great American Publications

Editors

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Oct/Nov-1953: Sam Merwin
  Jan-1954 – Mar-1954: Beatrice Jones
  May-1954 – Aug-1956: Leo Margulies
  Sep-1956 – Mar-1960: Hans Stefan Santesson

Formats

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Sep-1959: digest
  Oct-1959 – Feb-1960: pulp

Prices

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Oct/Nov-1953: 50c
  Jan-1954 – Mar-1960: 35c

Pagecounts

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Oct/Nov-1953: 192pp
  Jan-1954 – Mar-1960: 128pp

Frequency

  Jun/Jul-1953 – Jul-1954: bimonthly
  Aug-1954 – Dec-1968: monthly
  Jan-1959 – Jul-1959: bimonthly
  Aug-1959 – Mar-1960: monthly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Western

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1946: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   International Publications Ltd., 166 Buchanan St., Glasgow
Prices:   1/-
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Fantastic World

In the fall of 1955 Gannet Publishing of Birkenhead, England issued {Weird World}, which lasted two issues. {Fantastic World} was announced as coming soon on the exterior back cover of the first issue, and was never mentioned again. It never appeared.

Fantastic Worlds [1952]

Total Issues: 8

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1952 – Fall 1955: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Scott A. Becker, Missoula, Montana
Editors:   Scott A. Becker
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Fantastic Worlds [1995]

Total Issues: 2

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #0, 1995 – #1, 1996: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Fantastique Unfettered

Total Issues: 4

Subtitled "a periodical of liberated literature", Fantastique Unfettered published "well-written, compellingly readable, original stories of fantasist fiction".

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2010 – Dec-2011: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   M-Brane Press
Website:   fantastique-unfettered.blogspot.co.uk
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Fantast Sidetrack

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Fantasy: A Literary Quarterly with an Emphasis on Poetry

Total Issues: 27?

Issues & Index Sources:  1931 – 1943
Publishers:   Pittsburgh

Fantasy [1938]

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1938 – #3, 1939: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   George Newnes, London
Editors:   T. Stanhope Sprigg
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   irregular
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Fantasy, The Magazine of Science Fiction [1946]

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1946 – Aug-1947: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Temple Bar, London
Editors:   Walter H. Gillings
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   irregular
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Fantasy Adventures

Total Issues: 13

Listed as original anthologies.

Issues & Index Sources:  2001 – Jan-2008: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Cosmos Books
Editors:   Philip Harbottle
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   $14.99
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