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The Ideal Woman

Cover states that the magazine contains "over 35 Articles and Stories" although it isn't entirely clear if the stories are fiction or not.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1941 – ?
Formats:   7½" by 5½"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   66pp


Total Issues: 1591

Issues & Index Sources

  9-Jan-1905 – 31-May-1930
  7-Jun-1930 – 4-Sep-1935, as Ideas and Town Talk


  Hulton, London (moved to Manchester in Aug-1923)


  Harold Bowler (in 1934)




Online semiprofessional SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2002? – present
Publishers:   Leah Bobet
Editors:   @John Oz (Dec-2000 - May-2001); Chris Clarke (Jun-2001 - Jun-2004); Marsha Sisolak (Sep-2004 - Dec-2008); Leah Bobet (Mar-2009 - ?)

Idle Hour Series

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  1902: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   R. F. Fenno & Co., 9-11 East 16th St., New York
Formats:   7 1/4 x 5"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   300pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Idle Hour Series

Total Issues: 20

"The works in this series are exclusively American Copyright Novels, by the most popular authors of the day, which can be obtained in no other edition. They comprise a series of novels of strong dramatic interest, and being printed from large type on good paper, uniformly bound in attractive paper covers, and sold at a popular price, they should command the attention of every lover of good fiction."

Issues & Index Sources:  24-Feb-1892 – 30-Apr-1892: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   F. M. Lupton, No. 65 Duane St., New York
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   125-150
Frequency:   Semi-Weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Idle Moments Series

Total Issues: 22

"The most entertaining novels of the day"

Issues & Index Sources:  15-May-1891 – 1893: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Price-McGill, St. Paul, Minnesota
Formats:   7 3/8 x 5 1/4"
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   300-400
Frequency:   Semi-Monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Idler [1856]

Total Issues: 6

A magazine of "fiction, belles lettres, news and comedy." Authors include William Allingham, Shirley Brooks, Mortimer Collins.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1856 – Jun-1856
Editors:   Edward Wilberforce
Frequency:   monthly

The Idler [1892]

Total Issues: 228

Under Jerome this magazine delighted in parodying other popular fiction, e.g with Barr's "Sherlaw Kombs" stories. Authors include Conan Doyle, W. Clark Russell, W.W. Jacobs, Coulson Kernahan, O. Henry, Mark Twain, G.K. Chesterton, Israel Zangwill, Eden Phillpotts, Edwin Lester Arnold ("Rutherford the Twiceborn," May-1892), Robert W. Chambers ("Tracer of Lost Persons" series, 1907), William Hope Hodgson ("Carnacki" stories, 1910); after it folded Robert Barr issued 6 four-page issues in chapbook format, April - Oct-1911; one of the first imitation-Strand magazines

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1892 – Mar-1911: Indexes to Fiction #23: The Idler


  Feb-1892 – Jan-1898: Chatto & Windus
  Feb-1898 – Jul-1898: J.M. Dent
  Aug-1898 – Jul-1900: W.R. Russell
  Aug-1900 – Feb-1901: Horace Marshall
  Mar-1901 – Sep-1902: Dawbarn & Ward
  Oct-1902 – Sep-1906: Chatto & Windus
  Oct-1906 – Mar-1911: The Idler


  Feb-1892 – Jul-1895: Jerome K. Jerome & Robert Barr
  Aug-1895 – Nov-1897: Jerome K. Jerome
  Dec-1897 – Sep-1898: Robert Barr
  Oct-1898 – Apr-1899: Edwin Oliver
  May-1899 – Feb-1901: Arthur Lawrence & Sidney H. Sime
  Oct-1902 – Mar-1911: Robert Barr


  slightly smaller than standard


  initially 6d


  monthly (no issues for Feb-1902 & Mar-1902)

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 3, The Age of the Storytellers
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The Idler [2000]

Subtitled "The Magazine for Those Who Live to Loaf", containing a handful of stories in each issue. Moved online in September 2014.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1993 – 2014: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Hodgkinson, Tom
Email Address:
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   £10.00
Pagecounts:   256pp
Frequency:   quarterly

Idylwild Series

Total Issues: 41

Issues & Index Sources:  1893
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 5

Science fiction fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1948 – Jan-1949
Editors:   Conrad A. Pederson
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   24pp
Related Sites:   ZineWiki


Total Issues: 175+1=176

Subtitled "Worlds of Science Fiction" when it started, the "Worlds of" part came and went during the Fifties, often being placed on the cover in a manner that allowed one to misread the full title as "Worlds of If". Robert Guinn seems to have been a bit uncertain of the exact title after he bought it in 1959. The title is given in a variety of ways in the indicia, annual statements of ownership, etc.; it is worth noting, however, that Guinn never thought it was "Worlds of If".

Universal seems to have also been confused about the magazine's title for a while; they finally settled on "Worlds of If" in 1972.

The last issue was a revival as a semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1952 – Nov/Dec-1974: Science Fiction Index
  Fall 1986: Science Fiction Index


  Mar-1952 – Feb-1959: Quinn Publishing, NY
  Jul-1959 – May-1963: Digest Productions (a subsidiary of Galaxy Publishing)
  Jul-1963 – May-1969: Galaxy Publishing
  Jul-1969 – Nov/Dec-1974: Universal Publishing
  Fall 1986: STF Corporation, Hicksville, NY


  Mar-1952 – Sep-1952: Paul W. Fairman
  May-1953 – Mar-1954: Larry Shaw
  May-1954 – Apr-1958: James Quinn
  Oct-1958 – Feb-1959: Damon Knight
  Jul-1959 – Sep-1961: Horace L. Gold
  Nov-1961 – May-1969: Frederik Pohl
  Jul-1969 – Jan/Feb-1974: Ejler Jakobsson
  Mar/Apr-1974 – Nov/Dec-1974: James Baen
  Fall 1986: Clifford Hong




  average 160pp


  mostly bimonthly, but monthly Oct-1964 - May-1969

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Issue Checklist

If (UK)

Total Issues: 15+18+10+9+15=67

British reprint edition of If.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1953 – Jan-1955: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index
  #1, 1959 – #18, 1962: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  #100, 1967 – #109, 1967: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  Nov-1969 – Aug/Sep-1970: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  May/Jun-1972 – Sep/Oct-1974: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
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IFA Review

Total Issues: 5


Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1940
Editors:   Ted Dikty

Illinois Monthly Magazine

see under The Western Monthly Magazine (1830)


Total Issues: 30 (to Winter 2018)

Illumen is a print magazine of speculative poetry co-edited by Tyree Campbell and Erin Donahoe, published semi-annually in Spring April and Autumn October. It contains speculative poetry, illustrations, articles, and reviews.

Issues & Index Sources

  Autumn 2004 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, IA
  Alban Lake Publishing



  Tyree Campbell & Erin Donahoe



The Illuminated Magazine

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1843 – Nov-1845


  Ebenezer Landells


  May-1843 – Apr-1845: Douglas Jerrold
  May-1845 – Nov-1845: W.J. Linton



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