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Fantastic Adventures (UK) [1950]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 24

British reprint edition of Fantastic Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1950 – Feb-1954: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter, Leicester
Formats:   standard pulp
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Fantastic Adventures Yearbook

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Reprints seven stories from Fantastic Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  1970: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Fantastic Collectibles Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 42

An SF/fantasy catalog that regularly published fiction from 1992 to 2005.

Issues & Index Sources:  #105, 1992 – #147, 2005: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Ray Bowman
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Fantastic Collector

see under Pulpdom

Fantastic Metropolis

Country: US

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-2001 – Jan-2006: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Oct-2001 – Nov-2001: Gabe Chouinard
  Dec-2001 – Jan-2006: Luís Rodrigues

Editors

  Oct-2001 – Nov-2001: Gabe Chouinard
  Dec-2001 – Jan-2006: Luís Rodrigues

Fantastic Novels Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 5+20=25

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1940 – Apr-1941: Science Fiction Index
  Mar-1948 – Jun-1951: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  1st series, Frank A. Munsey Co.; 2nd series, New Publications imprint of Popular Publications, NY

Editors

  Mary Gnaedinger

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c at outset

Pagecounts

  144pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Novels Magazine (Canada)

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 17

Canadian reprint edition of Fantastic Novels Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1948 – Jun-1951: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   New Publications Inc., Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   130pp
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Fantastic Novels Magazine (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

British reprint edition of Fantastic Novels Magazine.

There were two undated issues in 1950 or thereabouts. One is unnumbered and is a full reprint of the November 1949 (US) issue, while the other is numbered as #1 and is a partial reprint of the May 1949 (US) issue. The first is thought to have appeared first but doesn't list a publisher, although it carries a Thorpe & Porter advert on the back, while the second gives the publisher as "Pembertons (of Manchester)".

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter/Pembertons of Manchester
Prices:   1/- & 9d
Pagecounts:   129pp & 64pp
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Fantastic Science Fiction

Country: US
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

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

Country: UK
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]

see under Pirate Writings

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination [2014]

Country: US
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
Website:   www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com
Publishers:   Wilder Publications, PO Box 632, Floyd, VA 24092
Editors:   Warren Lapine
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Fantastic Story Mag

Country: US
Total Issues: 7

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1953 – Jan-1956: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Ron Ellik

Fantastic Story Quarterly

Country: US
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

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

Country: 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
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Fantastic Tales

Country: US
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

Country: US
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: King-Size Publications, Inc., 11 West 42nd St., New York
  Aug/Nov-1953 – Sep-1956: King-Size Publications, Inc., 471 Park Ave., New York
  Oct-1956 – Jul-1959: King-Size Publications, Inc., 320 Fifth Ave., New York 1, NY
  Sep-1959: Great American Publications, Inc., 320 Fifth Ave., New York 1, NY
  Oct-1959 – Mar-1960: Great American Publications, Inc., 270 Madison Ave., New York 16, NY

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

Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Western

Country: UK
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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