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Gay Sunshine

Gay/lesbian fiction magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1970 – 1982
Publishers:   Gay Sunshine Press, Box 40397, San Francisco, CA, 94140
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   Our Own Voices


Magazine of "Features, Fiction, Films, Cartoons & Competitions".

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1946: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Gaze Publications, 66 Park Road West, Birkenhead, Cheshire
Editors:   N. Wesley Firth
Formats:   5.5" x 8.25"
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   42pp

G-8 and His Battle Aces

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G-8 and His Battle Aces (UK)

British reprint edition of G-8 and His Battle Aces.

Issues & Index Sources:  late 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   pulp
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Total Issues: 97 (to Summer 2015)

"The Canadian Magazine of Ideas and Culture".

Issues & Index Sources:  1990 – present
Publishers:   Stephen Osborne, 1014 Homer Street #103, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2W9 Canada (in 1998 - 2000); 1014 Homer Street #103, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2W9, Canada (in 2002)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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The Gem

Total Issues: 1663

Companion to The Magnet. The best known contributor was Charles Hamilton writing as Martin Clifford. Incorporated Nelson Lee Library from 19-Aug-1933.

Issues & Index Sources

  30-Mar-1907 – Dec-1939

#merges with The Triumph


  Amalgamated Press


  1908 – 1911: Percy Griffith
  1911 – 1916: Herbert Hinton
  1916 – 1919: John Pentelow
  1919 – 1921: Herbert Hinton
  1921 – 1940: Charles Down


  small tabloid


  30-Mar-1907 – 1910: ½d
  1910 – ?: 1d
  ?: 2d


  fortnightly, then weekly
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Gem Detective

Total Issues: 1

Very little is known about this title which seems to be a one-shot pulp launched by H.C. Blackerby who also launched another one-shot detective pulp, Chief Detective, and a one-shot western pulp called Prize Western at the same time.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1946: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atomic Action, NY (H.C. Blackerby)
Editors:   Raymond W. Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   planned as quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Total Issues: 1?

Fanzine, made up of 2 separate items bound together like one of the old Ace doubles, and containing sf fiction and poetry including "The Sky Is Round" by Fritz Leiber.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1975: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Los Altos Science Fiction Association, Los Altos, California
Editors:   Daniel J. Oakes and Bob Rogers
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Gem Library [1891]

Total Issues: 111

Issues & Index Sources:  1891 – 1897
Publishers:   Charles Sibley
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Gem Library [1907]

Total Issues: 48

Issues & Index Sources

  16-Mar-1907 – 8-Feb-1908

#becomes Gem Library


  Amalgamated Press


  Percy Griffith


  ½d except for double number 37 at 1d





Gem Library [1908]

Total Issues: 1663

The first title in what was to become known as the Companion Papers group at A.P. which included the Gem's younger sibling, The Magnet Library. Contained complete school stories of 20,000 words and serials (65,000 words).

Incorporates: Nelson Lee Library from 19-Aug-1933 Further Reading: The Gem Index by Derek Adley & W.O.G. Lofts (Privately published, 1981).

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Feb-1908 – 30-Dec-1939

#incorporated into The Triumph


  Amalgamated Press, Fleetway House


  1908 – 1911: Percy Griffith
  1911 – 1916: Herbert A. Hinton
  1916 – 1919: John Nix Pentelow
  1919 – 1921: Herbert A. Hinton
  1921 – 1936: C.M. Down
  1936 – 1940: Arthur Aldcroft [under C.M. Down]
  1908 – 1911: Herbert A. Hinton [Assistant Editor]
  1911 – 1914: C.M. Down [Assistant Editor]
  1914 – 1917: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1918 – 1920: Stanley Austin [Assistant Editor]
  1919 – 1921: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1921: Frederick K. Adams [Assistant Editor]
  in 1920s: Noel Wood-Smith [Assistant Editor]
  ?: Arthur Aldcroft [Assistant Editor]
  1933 – 1936: Reginald S. Taylor [Assistant Editor]
  1936 – 1939: R.C. Hewitt [Assistant Editor]


  small tabloid


  1d except double numbers 41, 93, 145, 197, 250, 302, 407, 458, 511 at 2d; 1½d from 529; 2d from 770 (Nov 1922).


  weekly (every Wednesday / Thursday)


Total Issues: 90

Magazine "published fortnightly for the three Services in the Middle-East and Persia-Iraq Commands" during the Second World War, containing several pieces of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Feb-1942 – 28-Jul-1945: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   P.R. Publications, Cairo
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   fortnightly


Total Issues: 473

Genesis which began publication in 1973, is a men's pornographic magazine which exclusively features female stars of the adult film industry. Billing itself as "The Home of Porn's Hottest Stars", Genesis features pictorials, exclusive columns by adult film stars, interviews, feature articles, movie reviews, news and the occasional piece of fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1973 – Mar-2013
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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Genesis West

Avant garde literary magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Editors:   Gordon Lish


Total Issues: 100 (to Jan-2002)

"Genre covers fashion, travel, and lifestyle issues for the affluent gay man. Genre is the first magazine to address the total gay man, highlighting the concerns and experiences that enrich the lives of our readers." Occasionally publishes original fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1993? – ?
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 4

Online semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1999 – Spring 2000
Publishers:   Ann Ambrosio, Bogart, Georgia
Editors:   Glenda Woodrum


Authors include Harlan Ellison, Gerald Kersh, Barry Malzberg, Charles Willeford, Joe Gores, Evan Hunter, John Novotny. Actually entitled The Gent in 1959 at least.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1956 – May-2011: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Sep-1956 – ?: Excellent Publications, New York
  in 1975: Dugent Publishing Corporation, 135 East 49th Street, NY


  Sep-1956 – 1961?: Bruce Elliot
  in 1962: Nat Lehrman
  in 1975: John Fox





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