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Future (Science) Fiction

Total Issues: 6+6+3+2+10+17+2+36+21=103

Future started in 1939 as Future Fiction, and then absorbed its sister publication, Science Fiction, at the start of volume 2. It underwent several title variations and was ultimately retitled Science Fiction Stories for its last two issues.

After the war, the two were revived as a combined title, starting the numbering over at volume 1 #1. Science Fiction Stories was then separated from Future and published two issues to test the market for a conversion to digest size. The results were apparently encouraging and shortly afterwards Future changed to digest size.

After three issues the publisher apparently decided that Science Fiction Stories was the stronger title; Future was discontinued with the October 1954 issue and replaced with Science Fiction Stories. However, Future's numbering was continued in the new series of Science Fiction Stories.

Ordinarily this would be considered a simple title change but, to further confuse things, about a year after the title change the publisher revived Future again as a separate title, with a parallel numbering that was also derived from the October 1954 issue of Future.

Note that, from Sep-1955, Science Fiction Stories introduced the phrase "The Original ... " giving the impression that the title was The Original Science Fiction Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1939 – Aug-1941, as Future Fiction: Science Fiction Index
  Oct-1941 – Aug-1942, as Future Combined with Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index
  Oct-1942 – Feb-1943, as Future Fantasy and Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index
  Apr-1943 – Jul-1943, as Science Fiction Stories: Science Fiction Index
  May/Jun-1950 – Nov-1951, as Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Jan-1952 – Mar-1952, as Future Science Fiction Stories: Science Fiction Index
  May-1952 – Oct-1954, as Future Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index
  #1, 1953 – #2, 1954, as Science Fiction Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Jan-1955 – May-1960, as Science Fiction Stories: Science Fiction Index
  #28, 1955 – #48, 1960, as Future Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Nov-1939: Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications)
  1940: Double-Action Magazines, Inc. (Columbia Publications)
  Apr-1941 – Apr-1960: Columbia Publications, NY

Editors

  Charles D. Hornig Nov-1939 - Jul-1943; thereafter Robert [A.] W. Lowndes

Formats

  standard pulp until Mar-1954; thereafter digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  mostly bimonthly though monthly for most of May-1958 - Mar-1959 and with irregular moments; also title suspended in 1954 when publications switched to Science Fiction Stories and therefore only 7 issues between Oct-1954 and Feb-1958

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (Future Fiction)
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (Science Fiction Stories)

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
   
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Future Science Fiction (Australia)

Total Issues: 6

Contents mostly reprints from US magazines but a few new stories. Page Publications of Sydney reprinted two issues of Future Science Fiction. The first issue came out in April 1967 and reprinted issue #4, the second was issued in September 1967 and reprinted issue #6.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1953 – #6, 1955: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Blue Diamond, Sydney, Australia
Editors:   Ronald Forster
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/3d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   four monthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Future (Combined with) Science Fiction (Stories) (UK)

Total Issues: 14+11=25

British reprint edition of Future (Science) Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1951 – #6, 1952, as Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories (UK): Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #7, 1952, as Future Science Fiction Stories (UK): Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #8, 1953, as Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories (UK): Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #9, 1953 – #14, 1954, as Future Science Fiction (UK): Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #1, 1957 – #11, 1960, as Future Science Fiction (UK): Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  1952 – 1954: Hermitage Publications Ltd., Leicester
  1957 – 1960: Strato Publications, London
   
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Future Sex

Total Issues: 7

Erotic magazine with occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – Jul/Sep-1994: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Kundalini Publishing, 60 Federal Street, Suite 502, San Francisco, CA 94107
Editors:   Lisa Palac
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   quarterly

Futures Past

Total Issues: 4

Year-by-year history of science fiction, each issue examining the totality of SF activity for a particular year (#1=1926, etc.)

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1992 – Apr-1994: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Futures Past, P.O. Box 610, Convey, OH 45832
Editors:   Jim Emerson
Prices:   $5.00
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Futuria Fantasia

Total Issues: 4

Mimeographed fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1939 – Summer 1940: Science Fiction Index
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Futurian War Digest

Total Issues: 39

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1940 – Mar-1945: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   J. Michael Rosenblum
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Futurismic

Online semi-professional magazine, though only one story a month.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2004 – Dec-2010
Editors:   Paul Raven
Website:   www.futurismic.com

Futurist

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1996 – #6, 1997: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Diverse Enterprises, Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Editors:   Geoffrey Dale
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Futuristic Science

see under Futuristic Tales

Futuristic Science Stories

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1950 – #16, 1958: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   John Spencer & Co
Editors:   Sol Assael
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   usually 128pp
Frequency:   irregular although first 15 issues roughly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Futuristic Stories

Total Issues: 2

Both issues are unnumbered and undated; they are believed to have been published in late 1946. See also Strange Adventures, a companion title in the same format.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1946 – #2, 1946: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines

Publishers

  Hamilton & Co, London

Editors

  Dennis H. Pratt

Formats

  pulp

Prices

  #1, 1946: 2/-
  #2, 1946: 1/-

Pagecounts

  #1, 1946: 48pp
  #2, 1946: 32pp

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Futuristic Tales

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1980 – #4, 1981: Science Fiction Index
  #5, 1982, as Futuristic Science: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Futuristic Tales, Spit Junction, NSW.

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
 
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F.W. Robinson Series

Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1870s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Robert M. DeWitt, 33 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   9 3/8 x 5 7/8"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   200
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Gael

Total Issues: 276

A bi-lingual magazine devoted to the promotion of Irish history, culture and literature. Ran a good proportion of Anglo-Irish fiction. Nationalistic.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1881 – Dec-1904
Publishers:   The Gael Publishing Co., New York
Editors:   M.J. Logan
Formats:   large format
Frequency:   monthly

Gaieté!

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Scion Books
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Gaieté

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Hadley Publications, London


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