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Golden Atom

Country: US
Total Issues: 10+1+1=2

Golden Atom was a fanzine of which 10 issues were published between October 1939 and 1943. Two special issues were later published. One in 1955 and one in 1959. Part 2 of the 20th Anniversary Issue was never published.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1939 – 1943: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1955
  Aug-1959

Publishers

  Larry B. Farsaci, 48 Lewis Street, Rochester, NY

Editors

  Larry B. Farsaci
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The Golden Book Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 129

A reprint magazine, primarily of older material.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1925 – Sep-1935: General Fiction Index

#merges with Fiction Parade

Publishers

  Review of Reviews, NY

Editors

  Had editorial board plus guest celebrity editors for certain issues. Managing editor was Ralph Rockafellow in 1930/1931 and Mary Letha Elting in 1933.
  Editor in 1925 was Henry Wysham Lanier.
  Aug-1931 – ?: Frederica Pisek Field

Formats

  Jan-1925 – Jul-1931: small standard size (semi-slick in later issues but previously pulp)
  Aug-1931 – ?: large flat format

Prices

  25c

Pagecounts

  Jan-1925 – Jul-1931: 128pp
  Aug-1931 – ?: 96pp

Frequency

  monthly

Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

Online Sources

  Online Books
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The Golden Book Magazine (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 10

Essentially a British reprint edition of the American Golden Book, which was edited by Lanier. Like the US edition, the UK one also had an Editorial Advisory Board consisting of W. Somerset Maugham, Laurence Binyon, J.B. Priestley and A.E. Coppard, though it is unlikely that they did much, if anything, as the contents were almost all lifted entirely from near concurrent US issues. Reprinted works by Victor Hugo, Anthony Chekhov, James Stephens, O. Henry, Zane Grey, Alexander Dumas, Guy de Maupassant and others. It did not seem to be able to tap into the same market carved out by the British Argosy.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1927 – May/Jun-1928: General Fiction Index (Missing: Oct-1927 - Jan-1928)
Publishers:   Fleetway Press, 3-9 Dane Street, High Holborn, London WC1
Editors:   Hugh Walpole and Henry W. Lanier
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   144pp (unnumbered)
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Golden Book Magazine

Country: US

Listed in "The Howell Magazines" by John Marim, a spoof article first published in Peon #26, Feb-1953. Supposedly merged with Musketeer in Feb-1931 to form Musketeer-Golden Book Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1890 – 1932 (spoof)
Publishers:   John F. Howell Publishing Company
Editors:   Bob J. Risley
Formats:   large pulp
Pagecounts:   476pp
Frequency:   monthly

Golden Childhood

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1880
Publishers:   Ward Lock
Frequency:   monthly


Golden Cords

Country: UK

Subtitled "A magazine for young people of all ages".

Issues & Index Sources:  1889
Publishers:   (?), London

Golden Days

Country: US
Total Issues: 1429

Children's story-paper; still had circulation of 100,000 in 1894. Ran first story by Edward Stratemeyer ("Victor Horton's Idea", 2-Nov-1889 - 30-Nov-1889). Apparently only two complete sets are known - in the Library of Congress and Philadelphia Public Library. From Vol.20 on most contents were reprints.

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Mar-1880 – 11-May-1907: Bibliographic Listing: Golden Days (FicMags sample issues only)
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Publishers:   James Elverson, Philadelphia
Formats:   tabloid (11" x 14½")
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Golden Door

Country: US

Subtitled "A Magazine Anthology for Bookish Folk", published a selection of reprint articles and stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1939 – ?
Formats:   8½" by 5¾"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   96pp

The Golden Era

Country: US

Story-paper mostly full of reprints; circulation 5,000

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1852 – 1893: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Golden Era Company, 712 Montgomery, San Francisco
Editors:   Harr Wagner
Frequency:   weekly

Golden Fleece

Country: US
Total Issues: 9

Primarily a magazine of historical adventure but included some fantasy; see also "In Search of Golden Fleece" by Doug Ellis, Pulp Vault #8

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1938 – Jun-1939: Adventure Fiction Index
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Publishers:   Sun Publications, Chicago
Editors:   A.J. Gontier & C.G. Williams
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Golden Gate Thrillers for Boys

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Marcus Harris & Lewis
Formats:   pocket library
Pagecounts:   36pp


Golden Gate Thrillers for Girls

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Marcus Harris & Lewis
Formats:   pocket library
Pagecounts:   36pp


The Golden Gazette

Country: US
Total Issues: 4?

Promotional newspaper for Galaxy Press featuring articles and book excerpts by L. Ron Hubbard.

Issues & Index Sources:  2008 – 2011: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Galaxy Press

Golden Gem Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 47?

Issues & Index Sources:  4-Nov-1893 – 1894?: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: any after #31 except #47)
Publishers:   Optimus
Prices:   25c
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


The Golden Hind

Country: UK
Total Issues: 8

A review of art and literature with at least two or three stories per issue. Authors include L.A.G. Strong, Ethel Colburn Mayne ("The Shirt of Nessus" Oct-1923), Edith Sitwell, Phyllis Megroz, Herbert Farjeon. All of the fiction was highly creative and challenging.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1922 – Jul-1924
Publishers:   Chapman & Hall, London
Editors:   Clifford Bax & Austin O. Spare
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

Golden Hours [1888]

Country: US
Total Issues: 870

Boys' story paper; authors inc. Horatio Alger, Weldon J. Cobb, W. Bert Foster, Prentiss Ingraham. Ran many reprints from UK and US sources.

Issues & Index Sources

  28-Jan-1888 – 1-Oct-1904
  Oct-1904 – 1911, as Golden Hours, the Monthly Family Magazine

Publishers

  Norman Munro

Editors

  Jacob Abarbanell & William C. Dunn

Formats

  slightly larger than tabloid

Prices

  5c

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  28-Jan-1888 – 1-Oct-1904: weekly
  Oct-1904 – 1911: monthly

Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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