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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Total Issues: 731 (to Mar/Apr-2018)

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1949, as The Magazine of Fantasy: Science Fiction Index
  Winter 1950 – present, as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Mar/Apr-2018)

Publishers

  Fall 1949 – Sep-2000: Mercury Press (though under the Fantasy House subsidiary until Feb-1958)
  Oct-2000 – present: Spilogale, Inc.

Editors

  Fall 1949 – Aug-1954: Anthony Boucher & J. Francis McComas
  Sep-1954 – Aug-1958: Anthony Boucher
  Sep-1958 – Mar-1962: Robert P. Mills
  Apr-1962 – Nov-1964: Avram Davidson
  Dec-1964 – Dec-1965: Joseph Ferman
  Jan-1966 – Jun-1991: Edward L. Ferman
  Jul-1991 – May-1997: Kristine Rusch
  Jun-1997 – Jan/Feb-2015: Gordon Van Gelder
  Mar/Apr-2015 – present: Charles Coleman Finlay

Formats

  digest

Pagecounts

  160pp (since Oct 1972)
  Apr/May-2009 – present: 260pp

Frequency

  Fall 1949 – Fall 1950: quarterly
  Dec-1950 – Jun-1952: bimonthly
  Aug-1952 – Dec-1990: monthly
  Jan-1991 – Mar-2009: 11 issues per year with a combined Oct/Nov issue
  Apr/May-2009 – present: bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
Website:   www.sfsite.com/fsf/
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (UK) [1953]

Total Issues: 12

British reprint edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

This edition may have been distributed in Australia with different cover prices, but no other differences, although this cannot be confirmed (and would have caused some confusion as the same covers were reused in the later Australian edition).

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1953 – Sep-1954: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Mellifont Press, London.
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Australia)

Total Issues: 14

Australian reprint edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1954 – #14, 1958: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Consolidated Press, Ltd., Sydney, Australia.
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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (UK) [1959]

Total Issues: 55

British reprint edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

From Jul-1964 to Jul-1970 variant versions of the US edition were produced with a UK price on the cover for distribution in the UK and related markets, but these were identical to the US issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1959 – Jun-1964: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd., London.
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Magazine of Fiction

see under Monthly Magazine of Fiction

Magazine of Horror

Total Issues: 36

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1963 – Apr-1971: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc., NY
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Magazine of Short Stories

Total Issues: 807+

Issues & Index Sources

  12-Jan-1889 – 8-Jul-1893: FictionMags Index (first volume only)
  15-Jul-1893 – 18-Jun-1904, as Short Stories
  25-Jun-1904 – 10-Aug-1907, as Smith's Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  12-Jan-1889 – 8-Jul-1893: E. & H. Bennett, 20 Bedford Street, Strand, London WC
  15-Jul-1893 – 17-Feb-1900: C.A. Pearson

Formats

  tabloid

Frequency

  weekly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Total Issues: 35

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1984 – Fall 2013: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #2; #24; #26; #33)
Publishers:   Magazine of Speculative Poetry, PO Box 564, Beloit, WI 53512
Editors:   Roger Dutcher
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   28
Frequency:   irregular
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The Magazine of the Year

Full title was "'47: The Magazine of the Year" in 1947 and "'48: The Magazine of the Year" in 1948. Published a couple of pieces of fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1947 – 1948: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Associated Magazine Contributors, New York
Editors:   Richard E. Lauterbach

Magazine World

Literary magazine "filled with short stories, poetry, essays, and the like".

Issues & Index Sources:  1925 – 1931: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   American Education Press, Columbus, Ohio
Prices:   25c

The Mage

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 198? – #7, 1987: Science Fiction Index
  #8, 1987, as The Best of the Mage: Science Fiction Index
  #9, 1988 – #13, 1990, as The Mage: Science Fiction Index
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The Magi

Total Issues: 1?

A scarce school magazine devoted to weird fiction and edited by Joel Lane when he was 16.

Issues & Index Sources:  1979: FictionMags Index
Editors:   Joel Lane & Laurence Westwood
Prices:   10p

Magical Blend

Magical Blend was a "New Age" magazine which "tracked the changes that society is undergoing; we endorse no one pathway to spiritual growth, but attempt to explore many alternative possibilities to help transform the planet". Many issues contained some fiction

Issues & Index Sources:  1980 – 2007
Publishers:   CSI Media, P.O. Box 600, Chico, CA 95927-0600
Editors:   Katherine Zunic & Michael Peter Langevin

The Magic Carpet Magazine

see under Oriental Stories

Magic Love

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1945 – Jan-1947: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Arrow Publishing, NY; last issue as Trojan Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Magic Realism

Total Issues: 10

Runs stories of magic realism, literary fantasy, folktales and fable.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1990 – #10, 1995: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #2, #3)
Publishers:   PYX Press, P.O. Box 922648, Sylmar, CA 91392-2648 (in 1998)
Editors:   C. Darren Butler
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   70pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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The Magnet (Library) (UK)

Total Issues: 1120+563=1683

Probably the best known British boys' story paper. Famous for its stories of Billy Bunter and Harry Wharton & Co. which appeared under the byline of Frank Richards; the characters were the creation of Charles Hamilton, who wrote over 1,380 of the Richards yarns, and wrote almost the entire magazine in the 1930s. Hitherto other contributors were S. Rossiter Shepherd, Edwy Searles Brooks and S.E. Austin.

The Magnet was the centrepiece of the A.P.'s Companion Papers, which also included The Gem.

Incorporated into Knock-Out Comic (comic).

Further Reading: The Magnet Companion (London, Howard Baker Press, 1971); The Concise Magnet Companion by George Beal (London, Howard Baker, 1986, expanded as The Complete Magnet Companion (Surbitan, Surrey, Quartermain Press, 1996).

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Feb-1908 – 3-Aug-1929, as The Magnet Library: The Magnet Companion (IdxMgn: lead stories only; FicMags: incomplete)
FictionMags Index
  10-Aug-1929 – 18-May-1940, as The Magnet: The Magnet Companion (IdxMgn: lead stories only; FicMags: incomplete)
FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Editors

  1908 – 1911: Percy Griffith
  1911 – 1916: Herbert A. Hinton
  1916 – 1919: John Nix Pentelow
  1919 – 1921: Herbert A. Hinton
  1921 – 1940: Charles M. Down
  1908 – 1911: Herbert A. Hinton [Assistant Editor]
  1911 – 1914: C.M. Down [Assistant Editor]
  1914 – 1917: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  1915 – 1917: William Pike [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1918 – 1920: Stanley Austin [Assistant Editor]
  1919 – 1921: G.R. Samways [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1921: Hedley O'Mant [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1923 – ?: Noel Wood-Smith [Assistant Editor]
  1933 – 1936: Reginald S. Taylor [Assistant Editor]

Formats

  small tabloid

Prices

  ½d
  1910: 1d from #106
  1918: 1½d from #529
  Nov-1922: 2d from #770

Pagecounts

  20pp; 16pp from #437

Frequency

  weekly

Magnet Library (US)

Total Issues: 1363

Issues & Index Sources:  1897 – 1934
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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