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Sex Stories

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1926 – Mar-1927
Formats:   bedsheet
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Sexton Blake Library

Total Issues: 382+744+526=1652

Featuring long stories of the titular detective hero, it ran in parallel with the weekly Union Jack, and in fact long outlived that publication, lasting into the 1960s; "complete detective stories, of about 35,000 words... The same central characters - Sexton Blake, Paula Dane and Tinker - are invariably involved".

Unofficially, the 'New Look' given to the Sexton Blake Library in Jun-1956 marks the beginning of a '4th Series', widely recognised by collectors and subsequently adopted by the editor W. Howard Baker, who continued to edit the Blake '5th Series' in paperback format from Mayflower-Dell (1965 - 1968) and later in hardback. The SBL was also translated into foreign languages from the 1930s on; one edition was published in Buenos Aires as "El Neuevo Magazine Sexton Blake" in the 1940s and 1950s; other editions appeared in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Portugal and Spain, and also translated in Hindustani.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1915 – May-1925: FictionMags Index
  Jun-1925 – Oct-1940: FictionMags Index
  Nov-1940 – Jun-1963

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, later Fleetway Publications Ltd, Fleetway House, Farringdon St., London EC4

Editors

  1915 – 1921: W.B. Home-Gall
  1921 – Nov-1955: Len Pratt
  1915 – 1921: William H. Back [Editor-in-Chief]
  1915 – 1921: Len Pratt [Assistant Editor]
  c. 1935: Balfour Ritchie [Assistant Editor]
  1955 – 1956: David Roberts
  1956 – 1963: W. Howard Baker
  c. 1956: James Stagg [Assistant Editor]
  in 1950s: Ralph Coveny [Assistant Editor]
  late 1950s: Michael Moorcock [Assistant Editor]

Prices

  4d; 7d

Pagecounts

  96+pp
  Aug-1947 – ?: 64+pp

Frequency

  weekly; twice-monthly; 4 per month

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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SFanzine

Total Issues: 5

Fanzine including fiction by Terry Carr.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Editors:   Samuel Johnson

S.F. Digest

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1976: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   New English Library
Editors:   Julie Davis
Formats:   slick
Prices:   50p
Pagecounts:   44pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Sfear

Total Issues: 2?

Fanzine containing fiction, poetry and articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  1977: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Norwich Science Fiction Society
Editors:   Judi Mortimer, Roger Campbell, John Williams and Alan Marshall
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sf-envision.com

Total Issues: 1

Compiled from contributions from attendees of the first two EnVision workshops in July 2003 and July 2004. Most of the fiction consists of excerpts from novels in progress

Issues & Index Sources:  2005: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fantastic Visions Media, Toowong, Queensland, AU
Editors:   Cory Daniells?
Formats:   saddle-stitched digest
Prices:   Au$7.95
Pagecounts:   128pp
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SF Greats

see under Great Science Fiction Magazine

sf Impulse

see under Science Fantasy

SF International

Total Issues: 2

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1987 – Mar-1987: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Sfinx

Total Issues: 12+7=19

Fanzine that published early work by many of the top British SF authors of the 1980s such as Ian Watson, Colin Greenland, Robert Holdstock, Dave Langford & Mike Scott Rohan.

Issues & Index Sources

  1969 – Oct-1978: Science Fiction Index
  1982 – May-1995: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Oxford University Speculative Fiction Group

Editors

  various OUSFG members
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SF Reprise

Total Issues: 6

A rebinding of unsold issues of New Worlds and Science Fantasy.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1966 – #6, 1966: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Shadow

Total Issues: 325

The Shadow Magazine was the first, and arguably the best, of the "character hero" pulp magazines. Launched in 1931 it soon established a monthly schedule and then, in 1932, doubled that to a twice-monthly schedule, which it maintained for over 10 years, before dropping back to a monthly schedule in 1943. This marked the beginning of the end with the schedule dropping to bimonthly in 1947 and then to quarterly in 1948, before the magazine finally expired in Summer 1949.

In all, 325 issues appeared, each containing a lead novel featuring Lamont Cranston, "The Shadow", as well as a small number of short stories and other features. Most of the novels were written by Walter B. Gibson (under the byline Maxwell Grant) although a small number were written by Lester Dent, Bruce Elliott and Theodore Tinsley (all under the Grant byline).

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1931 – Jul/Sep-1931, as The Shadow, a Detective Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Oct-1931 – Nov-1931, as The Shadow, a Detective Monthly: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Dec-1931 – Sep-1932, as The Shadow Detective Monthly: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  1-Oct-1932 – 1-Aug-1937, as The Shadow Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  15-Aug-1937 – Jan-1947, as The Shadow: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Feb/Mar-1947 – Aug/Sep-1948, as Shadow Mystery: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949, as The Shadow: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

Editors

  1931: Frank Blackwell
  1931 – 1932: Lon Murray
  1932 – 1943: John L. Nanovic
  1943: Charles Moran
  1944 – 1946: William de Grouchy
  1946 – 1948: Babette Rosmond
  Jul-1948 – Sep-1948: William de Grouchy
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949: Daisy Bacon

Formats

  Apr-1931 – 1-Mar-1943: standard pulp
  Dec-1943 – Sep-1948: digest
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949: standard pulp

Prices

  Apr-1931 – 1-Mar-1943: 10c
  Apr-1943 – Feb/Mar-1947: 15c
  Apr/May-1947 – Summer 1949: 25c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Apr-1931 – Jul-1931: quarterly
  Oct-1931 – Sep-1932: monthly
  Oct-1932 – 1-Mar-1943: twice monthly
  Apr-1943 – Dec-1946: monthly
  Jan-1947 – Sep-1948: bimonthly
  Fall 1948 – Summer 1949: quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
   
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The Shadow Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of The Shadow. From May-1932 to Apr-1936 it seems to have reprinted the US issues from 5-6 months previously, and then, for a few months at least, reprinted the US issues of the same date.

Following the War Exchange Conservation Act of 1940 which banned the direct import of US pulps, a new series started with (very poorly) (re)drawn cover art. This ran on a monthly basis from the middle of 1941 to early 1945 (at least) reprinting consecutive US issues starting from early 1941 (and thus continually falling further behind as the US magazine was publishing twice monthly during this period).

Issues & Index Sources

  1932 – 1936: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
  Jul-1941 – Feb-1945?: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources

  The Pulpster #11, 2001
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The Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)

see under Street & Smith's Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)

The Shadow Annual

Total Issues: 3

Part of a series of large-size, "bedsheet" format, magazines, issued by Street & Smith in the early 1940's, reprinting stories from The Shadow. Because of World War II paper shortages the third issue was delayed until 1947 and no further issues appeared.

Issues & Index Sources:  1942 – 1947: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Shadowdance

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1991 – ?
Publishers:   Shadowfox Productions, Hinckley, Ohio
Editors:   Michelle Belanger

Shadowland [1919]

Absorbed by Classic, later known as Classic Pictorial of Screen and Stage.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1919 – Nov-1923: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   M.P. Publishing, Brooklyn at outset; E.V. Brewster Publications from Oct-1921.
Frequency:   monthly, but may have gone bimonthly

Shadowland [1950s]

Subtitled "The Eerie Fanzine", Shadowland was a Fantasy Amateur Press Association publication, but also available to non-members. It was a hectographed zine of around 52 pages.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Bill Shell, P.O. Box 2032, Tulsa, OK
Editors:   Sam Martinez
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Shadowland [1990s]

Shadowland is a well-produced fanzine with the usual mix of fiction, articles and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   Sentinel Publications, Ltd., 6751 River Rd. Ct., Jonesboro, GA 30236
Editors:   William A. Lester Jr.


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