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Spectral Tales

Total Issues: 2


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1988 – #2, 1989: Science Fiction Index
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Spectra Pulse

Total Issues: 2

Promotional magazine for the Bantam Dell Publishing Group.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring/Summer 2008 – Fall/Winter 2008: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Editors:   Melody Johnson
Formats:   US Quarto
Prices:   free
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1957 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  University of California, Santa Barbara


  Georgia Pearce (in 1959)


  1957 – 1975: three times a year
  1976 – 1982: twice a year
  1983 – ?: annual

Spectrum SF

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 2000 – #9, 2002: Science Fiction Index


  Spectrum Publishing, Aberdeen


  Paul Fraser




  2000 – 2002: £3.50
  2002: £3.99




  2000 – 2002: roughly quarterly
  2002: irregular

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Spectrum Stories

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1985: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wonder Press, Louisville, KY
Editors:   Walter L. Gammons
Formats:   A4 size (spiral bound)
Prices:   $3.95
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Speed Adventure Stories

see under Spicy-Adventure Stories

Speed Detective

see under Spicy Detective Stories

Speed Mystery

see under Spicy Mystery Stories

Speed & Power

Total Issues: 87+1=88

Include a "Christmas Special" in 1974.

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Mar-1974 – 22-Nov-1975: FictionMags Index

#incorporated into Look and Learn


  IPC Magazines



Speed Stories

Total Issues: 3

The Aug/Sep-1931 issue was an unpublished "ashcan" issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1931/Sep-1931 – Feb/Mar-1932: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Headquarters Publishing (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Speed Western Stories

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Spellbound [1993]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1993 – Summer 1994: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Spellbound; Douglasville, GA
Editors:   Cathy Shanks
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $6.00
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Spellbound [1999]

Total Issues: 15

A fantasy magazine for kids ages 9 to 13.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1999 – Spring 2003: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Eggplant Productions, PO Box 2248, Schiller Park, IL 60176
Editors:   Raechel Henderson
Email Address:
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $5.00
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SPGA Showcase

Total Issues: 1?

A publication of the Small Press Genre Association meant to get more exposure for their members, containing 11 short stories and 10 poems.

Issues & Index Sources:  1995
Publishers:   Small Press Genre Association, Concord, California
Editors:   David G. Barnett and Bobbi Sinha-Morey
Pagecounts:   10pp

The Sphere

Total Issues: 3343

Illustrated weekly that focused on news stories and society features, but also published occasional fiction such as"The Envelope" by J. Storer Clouston (24 Nov. 1919), etc.

Absorbed two other well-known weeklies, Black and White (1912) and The Graphic (1932); became a big slick by the 1920s.

Issues & Index Sources

  27-Jan-1900 – 27-Jan-1964: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  Illustrated Newspapers


  1900 – 1926: Clement Shorter
  1926 – 1960: Jesse Heitner
  1960 – 1964: John Oliver




  The Age of the Storytellers

The Spice Box

Rebound issues of Snappy Stories and/or Live Stories. Subtitled "A Quarterly Magazine of `Telling Tales'".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s
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Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   2/6d


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:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

Spicy Adult Stories

Total Issues: 4

Comic book reprinting the text and illustrations of "spicy" stories that originally appeared in the spicy pulps such as Stolen Sweets, Tattle Tales, and Snappy between 1930 and 1936

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1991 – Jun-1991
Publishers:   Aircel (Malibu Graphics)
Editors:   Chris Ulm
Formats:   quarto newsprint
Prices:   $2.50
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Spicy-Adventure Stories

Total Issues: 95+18=113

Note that from late 1935 through late 1937, most issues appeared in two different versions - one uncensored and the other self-censored. The censored version was identifiable by a star within a box located at the top of the cover. The interior illustrations were typically "toned down" in the censored versions and some even had variant contents.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: Adventure Fiction Index
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946, as Speed Adventure Stories: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2


  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: Culture Publications, NY
  Jan-1943 – Mar-1944: Trojan Publishing
  Apr-1944 – Jan-1946: Arrow Publishing


  Kenneth W. Hutchinson


  standard pulp


  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: 25c
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946: 15c




  Jul-1934 – Mar-1943: monthly
  May-1943 – Jan-1946: bimonthly


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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