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Lucky for Men

Total Issues: 2

Mainly non-fiction, but first issue contained "The Case of the Poisoned Lips" by Mike Avallone.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1961 – Jun-1961
Publishers:   Agard Publishing Corp
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Lucky Series

Total Issues: 114

"This series of books contains Stories of Adventures, and of Army, Navy and Detective life."

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Sep-1898 – 1905: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   George Munro's Sons, 17 to 27 Vandewater St., New York
Formats:   7 1/4 x 4 7/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   150pp
Frequency:   Weekly
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: Story Paper 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: Apr-1900 - Feb-1901)

#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

Sources:   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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Lulu Magazine (Canada)

Also subtitled "The Life of the Party", like the US magazine of the same name, but this version primarily published saucy fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Superior Magazine Publishers, 104 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Canada
Editors:   William Browne-Forbes
Formats:   quarto
Frequency:   monthly

Lunar Castles

Online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1999 – ?
Editors:   Tim Sousa, Seattle

Luna Station Quarterly

Total Issues: 36 (as at Jan-2019)

Amateur online downloadable magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2010 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #36, Dec-2018)
Editors:   Jennifer Lyn Parsons, Wayne, New Jersey
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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

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