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Total Issues: 3

Amateur magazine, featuring fiction, verse, articles and columns. The most interesting items are the artwork, verse and "Department on BEMs" by Lin Carter.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1947 – 1949
Publishers:   Lin Carter, St. Petersburg, Florida
Editors:   Bill Paxton & Lin Carter
Pagecounts:   16
Related Sites:   ZineWiki


Total Issues: 5

Fanzine. The following issues were announced but never appeared: #6 — "All the Lights Were Green" by A.J. Burks #7 — "Gentlemen, The Queen" by Wilson Tucker #8 — "Round Trip" by R.J. Gaulin. #9 — "Werewolf" by Toby Duane

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1947 – #5, 1953: Science Fiction Index
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Space Travel

see under Imaginative Tales

Space Wars

Non-fiction magazine which publishes the ocasional piece of reprint or original fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Stories, Layouts & Press, Inc.(in 1978); SJ Publications, Inc. (in 1980)
Editors:   Buddy Weiss (in 1978); Russell Wiener (in 1980)
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1953 – May-1970: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., Los Angeles.
Formats:   digest
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Spaceway (UK)

Total Issues: 4

British reprint edition of Spaceway, with occasional stories from elsewhere.

Issues & Index Sources:  1954 – 1956: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Regular Publications Ltd., 4 Vernon Place, Southampton Row, London WC1
Formats:   digest
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   128pp
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Classic fanzine. Each issue had from 1 to 4 stories, poems, articles and the occasional serial.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – 1942?
Publishers:   Harry Warner, Hagerstown, Maryland
Editors:   Harry Warner
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Total Issues: 4

Primarily non-fiction with a serial and one story.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1969 – #4, 1970: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Martec Publishing Group Ltd, London, England.
Editors:   Derek Threadgall
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   4/6d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Spare Moments

Total Issues: 1206+841=2047

A popular miscellany; it published at least one short story per issue, including Thomas Burke's debut story ("The Bellamy Diamonds") in 1901.

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Dec-1888 – 27-Jan-1912
  3-Feb-1912 – 10-Mar-1928, as Spare Moments and The London Journal





Sparkling Bedtime Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1951
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London

Sparkling Confessions

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1948: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Brown Watson
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

Sparkling Love Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1950
Publishers:   Avon Periodicals, Inc.
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps
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The Spartan

Total Issues: 3

A magazine for boys of 9-12 years of age. The high spot of the magazine was a reprint of "The Coral Island" by R. M. Ballantyne; the rest of the paper was a mixture of short articles, a second brief serial, a short story and competitions. The third issue announced that the following month they would begin reprinting "The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's" by Talbot Baines, but it was never to appear.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1953 – Aug/Sep-1953
Publishers:   16 Lister Lane, Bolton, Bradford 2
Editors:   B. Hoyle & W. Barker; G. Suddards (Assistant Editor)
Formats:   5" x 7¾"
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   monthly; bimonthly

Speakeasy Stories

Total Issues: 4

One of several gangster pulps published by Harold B. Hersey. However, by the time it was published, in 1931, public interest in gangsters was fading and it only lasted for 2 issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr/May-1931 – Oct/Nov-1931: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Good Story Magazine (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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A literary and poetry zine which included contributions from Stanton Coblentz, e.e.cummings, August Derleth, David H. Keller, Lilith Lorraine, Clark Ashton Smith, and William Carlos Williams.

Issues & Index Sources:  1949? – Spring 1951
Publishers:   Spearhead Press, Martinsville, Virginia
Editors:   Thomas H. Carter
Related Sites:   ZineWiki

Special Detective

Total Issues: 3

Launched by the then editor of Detective Fiction Weekly, Special Detective featured a blend of fiction (mainly by authors familiar from Detective Fiction Weekly) and factual articles. After the third issue the former were phased out and the magazine continued as a true crime magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1937 – Nov-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Haig-Kostka Publications Inc., 434 Main Street, Mount Morris, Illinois
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Special Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1937 – ?


  1948 – mid 1950s: Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
  in 1950s: Skye Publishing Co., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY, 60 W 46th St., New York, NY, and Louisville, KY



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