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Lucky Series

Total Issues: 114

Issues & Index Sources:  1898 – 1905
Publishers:   George Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Lucky Star

Young women's story paper. Incorporated: Peg's Paper from 21-Aug-1950

Issues & Index Sources

  19-Sep-1935 – 7-Aug-1950
  21-Aug-1950 – 9-Jan-1960, as Lucky Star and Peg's Paper: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Silver Star


  C. Arthur Pearson


  9.75" x 11.5" (in 1950)


  3d (in 1950)


  20pp (in 1950)


  fortnightly (in 1950)

Lucky Star Library

Total Issues: 236?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1950 – 1961?
Publishers:   C. Arthur Pearson
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   monthly?

Lucky Stories

see under Thrills of the Jungle

Ludd's Mill

Fanzine featuring articles on various aspects of alternative culture, including music, art, books, fiction and poetry, with features on bands such as Devo, and The Fugs, among others, as well as reviews of books, records and tapes.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s
Editors:   Andrew Darlington
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

The Ludgate Monthly

Total Issues: 30+24+64=118

The first cheap competitor to The Strand Magazine, but not a very successful one; authors included Walter Besant, James Barr, Rafael Sabatini, Helen Mathers, D. F. Hannigan, Richard Dowling, Hawley Smart, George R. Sims, C. L. Pirkis.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1891 – Oct-1893: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1893 – Oct-1895, as The Ludgate Illustrated Magazine: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1895 – Feb-1901, as The Ludgate: FictionMags Index (Missing: Feb-1897; Mar-1897; Apr-1897; all after Apr-1900)

#merges with The Universal Magazine


  May-1891 – Oct-1894: The Ludgate Monthly Limited, 4 and 5 Creed Lane, London, E. C.
  Nov-1894 – Oct-1895: Messrs. Horace Marshall & Son, 125 Fleet Street and Temple House, Temple Avenue, London
  Nov-1895 – Oct-1897: The "Black and White" Publishing Co.
  Nov-1897 – Feb-1901: F. V. White & Co., 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C.


  May-1891 – Apr-1894?: Phil May
  Nov-1895 – 1897: James Nicol Dunn
  1897 – 1898: Henry D. Lowry
  1899 – Feb-1901: Vharles Hyatt-Woolf
  ?: Alexis Maria de Beck




  May-1891 – Oct-1892: 3d
  Nov-1892 – Feb-1901: 6d


  Nov-1891 – Oct-1892: 64pp
  Nov-1892 – Oct-1895: 112pp
  Nov-1895 – Apr-1898: 106/112pp
  May-1898 – Feb-1901: 96pp



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  The Age of the Storytellers
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The Ludgate Weekly Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Mar-1892 – ?
Editors:   Charles Ogilvie
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Luke Short's Western

Total Issues: 2?

Sturgeon's "Cactus Dance" is reprinted from Oct/Dec-1954 issue (which WorldCat says is #2).

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr/Jun-1954 – Oct/Dec-1954: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dell
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Lullaby Hearse

Total Issues: 6

Lullaby Hearse is a resting place for art, poetry, and fiction that emphasize concrete imagery. Modern horror, surrealistic prose, and the poetry of violence all crawl across these pages, but never to the detriment of visual clarity.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2003 – 2005: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Bangor, ME
Editors:   Sarah Ruth Jacobs
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   48pp
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Subtitled "The Life of the Party", primarily a humour magazine, but also published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1937 – ?
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Lunatic Chameleon

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-2002 – Sep-2005: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Tolland, CT
Editors:   Nancy Purnell
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   76pp
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see under The Periodical Lungfish

Lurid Confessions

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1986: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Cryptic Publications (Robert M Price), 107 East James Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365, USA
Editors:   Robert M Price.
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $4.00
Pagecounts:   44pp
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Luscious Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Lush Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

A. Lynes & Son's Illustrated Magazine

Total Issues: 14?

Kensington fashion house which published a bi-yearly magazine, in the Summer and Winter.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1870 – Winter 1877: FictionMags Index (Missing: Winter 1871, Summer 1872, Winter 1872, #13)
Publishers:   A. Lynes

Lynx Eye

Issues & Index Sources:  1994? – 2006?
Publishers:   1880 Hill Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (in 2002)
Editors:   Pam McCully & Kathryn Morrison (in 2002)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

The Lyons Mail

In-house magazine of the J. Lyons company which ran several short stories by Edgar Wallace (and others) as well as articles by Arthur Machen.

A separate "Forces edition" was published during World War II.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Lyons Club, Cadby Hall, Kensington, London (in 1921)
Prices:   2d (in 1921)
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