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Total Issues: 36+20+=56

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1956 – Mar-1963: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  May-1963 – Mar-1967?, as Man's Peril: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  ?: Jeflin Pub.
  ? – Jan-1964: Periodical Packagers
  May-1964 – Jun-1966: Natlus
  Sep-1966 – ?: Starbright

Sources:   It's a Man's World
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The Periodical Lungfish

A well produced fanzine with the usual mix of articles, poetry and fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1981? – Jul-1994?
Publishers:   Denver Area Science Fiction Association
Editors:   Dana Longo Cain, Don Thompson, Rose Beetem, Mitzi Bartlett


Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring six to eight racey short stories, interspersed with black and white nude or scantily-clad pin-up, purporting to be a US pulp magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   Paget Publications
Pagecounts:   36pp

Perry Rhodan

Total Issues: 117+4+20+20+5+4=170

A series of paperback books, reprinting from the popular German space opera series. The bulk of the volumes contain additional stories and magazine-like features. The first five volumes contained two PR stories each, separately titled but not separately by-lined - the two authors were listed together on the cover as if the stories were collaborations. Each double volume was numbered as one, thus getting instantly out of phase with the German numbering.

Volumes 6 through 108 contained 1 PR novel each, with varying amounts of back-up stories and features. The next 5 volumes reverted to the original format of publishing 2 PRs per book, but this time the stories were separately numbered. The volumes were formatted as if they were two books in one, but the pagination was continuous throughout.

The next three volumes were also doubles, each containing one numbered novel in the Atlan series (a spin-off of PR) and one PR that had been previously skipped and thus could not be assigned a number. These were followed by one double volume with two Atlan novels.

The final book from Ace was a single PR novel. This was reprinted from a different series of the German publications and was longer than the other novels. After Ace dropped the series they were published in pamphlet format, like that of the German originals, and distributed only through the mail. They were issued simultaneously in groups of six.

The next group issued consisted of one PR novel and five novels in a new series, Starman. To ensure that subscribers would buy all six, they were issued as one thick trade paperback, though they were paginated as six separate issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1969 – #117/118, 1977: Science Fiction Index
  #1, 1977 – #3, 1977, as Perry Rhodan/Atlan: Science Fiction Index
  #4/5, 1977, as Atlan: Science Fiction Index
  Jan-1978 – #137, 1979, as Perry Rhodan: Science Fiction Index
  #1, 1979 – #5, 1979, as Starman: Science Fiction Index
  #1800, 1997 – #1803, 1998, as Perry Rhodan: Science Fiction Index


  #1, 1969 – Jan-1978: Ace Books
  #119, 1978 – #137, 1979: Master Publications


  Forrest J Ackerman


  #1, 1969 – Jan-1978: pocketbook
  #119, 1978 – #137, 1979: quarto pamphlet


  #1, 1969 – Jan-1978: various
  #119, 1978 – #137, 1979: usually 64pp


  #1, 1969 – #5, 1970: issues quarterly
  #6, 1971 – #137, 1979: monthly (with gaps)

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  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Persistent Visions

Issues & Index Sources:  19-Aug-2016 – 10-Nov-2017: Science Fiction Index

Personal Adventure Stories

Total Issues: 3

Continued after Oct-1937 as a true story managzine called Personal Adventure.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1937 – Oct-1937: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Resolute Publications, Inc.
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Personal Confessions

Total Issues: 3?

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1938 – Nov-1938?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Personal Confessions (UK)

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1947?: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Rayburn Productions, 76 Farleigh Road, London N.6
Pagecounts:   32pp

Personal Efficiency

Subtitled "the how and why magazine". Primarily non-fiction but did publish the ten stories in TIMOTHY TEALEAF, BUSINESS INVESTIGATOR (1925) by W.W. Hill.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1912 – 1959
Publishers:   La Salle Extension University, Chicago
Frequency:   monthly


Subtitled 'the writers' own magazine'. Contained a story by J. Russell Fearn.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1948 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   in Southport, Lancs.


Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


A commercial literary magazine launched with the highest of aims, "the general diffusion of culture to save "universal mankind" from self-destruction".

Issues & Index Sources:  1940 – 1947: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Pertinent Publishing Company, 88 Pitt St., Sydney, Australia
Editors:   Leon Batt

Pete Rice Magazine

Total Issues: 32

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1933 – Aug-1935: Western Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Sep-1935 – Jun-1936, as Pete Rice Western Adventures: Western Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.


  John L. Nanovic


  standard pulp







Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Peter Pan Magazine

Gifford notes: "Some issues are double numbers; each issue has six perferated cards attached to the cover."

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1936 – ?
Publishers:   Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   monthly

Petersen's Popular Prize Library

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Peterson's "Illuminated" Stories

Total Issues: 73

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1860s
Publishers:   T.B. Peterson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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