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Pep Tec (Stories/Tales)

Total Issues: 6

Listed in Haining's "American Pulp Magazines", which includes covers for the Jun-1937 & Oct-1937 issues, and mentions a Nov-1937 one. The Jun-1937 issue is titled Pep Tec on cover and Table of Contents; the Sep-1937 is titled Pep Tec Stories on the table of contents and Pep "Tec" Tales on the cover; while the Oct-1937 and Nov-1937 issues are titled Pep Tec Tales on the table of contents and Pep "Tec" Tales on the cover.

The issues seen are partial reprints of US saucy pulps such as Vice Squad Detective and Spicy Detective Stories, so it is quite likely that this is actually a UK magazine (as the only known issues are in the UK) and that the listed publisher(s) and price are a smokescreen.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1937? – Nov-1937?, as Pep Tec: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues before Jun-1937)
  Sep-1937, as Pep Tec Stories: Crime Fiction Index
  Oct-1937 – Nov-1937?, as Pep Tec Tales: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Nov-1937)


  Graphic Arts, Inc., 501 7th Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. (6/37, 10/37, 11/37); H.M. Publishing Co., 115 West 27th Street, New York City (9/37)









Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Favours an international selection of fiction, poetry and essays. Occasional special issues. Contributors include Donald Hall, Louise Gluck, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike. Circulation, up to 2,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1974 – ?
Publishers:   New York University, NY
Editors:   Mark Rudman
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   200pp
Frequency:   twice yearly

Perdition Press

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #0, 1988: Science Fiction Index
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Perfection Series

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1900
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Perfect 10

Men's magazine which occasionally publishes fiction. Went online in 2007.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1997 – Summer 2007: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Perfect 10, Inc.
Editors:   David Black
Formats:   slick bedsheet
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1953 – Jan-1954: FictionMags Index (Missing: Jan-1954)
Publishers:   Leo J. Harding, Melbourne, VIC
Editors:   Leo J. Harding
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Peridot Books

Semi-professional online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1998 – Spring/Summer 2006
  Fall 2006 – present, as Allegory


  Peridot Books, Cherry Hill, New Jersey


  Ty Drago



Total Issues: 2+5+54=61

High quality fanzine with some professional writers, including stories by David R. Bunch and Dean R. Koontz. Relaunched in 2013 as a webzine. From 2018 stopped producing issues in favour of adding undated stories to the website in place of existing ones, seemingly at random.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1967 – Jul-1967, as Seldon Seen: Science Fiction Index
  Nov/Dec-1967 – Summer 1969, as Perihelion: Science Fiction Index
  12-Nov-2012 – 12-Jan-2018, as Perihelion: Science Fiction Index


  Sam Bellotto, Elmhurst, New York


  Sam Bellotto & Eric M. Jones

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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)

Related Sites

  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

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