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Total Issues: 5+4+6+1=16

Stardate started as a gaming magazine, with no fiction. The focus changed radically with #8 (August 1985) and the 4 issues to #11 (March/April 1986) published a fair amount of fiction. It then reverted to a gaming magazine with no fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1984 – Feb-1985
  Aug-1985 – Mar/Apr-1986: Science Fiction Index
  Feb-1987 – Winter 1987
  Jan-1988, as Stardrive

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Star Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 11+5=16

Star Detective was a weird menace pulp that ran for 11 issues in the late 1930s before being replaced by Uncanny Tales, which ran for a further 5 issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1935 – Nov-1938: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Apr/May-1939 – May-1940, as Uncanny Tales: Science Fiction Index


  May-1935 – Nov-1938: Western Fiction (Martin Goodman)
  Apr/May-1939 – May-1940: Manvis Publications


  May-1935 – Nov-1938: James Randall
  Apr/May-1939 – May-1940: Robert O. Erisman


  standard pulp


  May-1935 – Nov-1938: 25c
  Apr/May-1939 – May-1940: 15c


  May-1935 – Nov-1938: 196pp
  Apr/May-1939 – May-1940: 112pp


  irregular, though vaguely quarterly


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Total Issues: 6

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1977 – #4, 1979: Science Fiction Index
  #5, 1984 – #6, 1986: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #6, Winter 1986)
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Stardock (UK)

Total Issues: 4

The fourth issue wasn't published, but 15 copies were run off for the use of the editorial team.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1968 – Aug-1970


see under Seventeen

Stardust [1940s]

Total Issues: 5

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1940 – Nov-1940: Science Fiction Index
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Stardust [1960s]

Mimeographed fanzine, featuring short stories, verse and articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1962 – ?
Publishers:   Bill Bowers, Barberton, Ohio.
Editors:   Bill Bowers

Stardust [1970s]

Total Issues: 9

Semi-professional magazine. The first issue is mispaginated; page numbers 18, 19, 29 & 30 do not exist.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1975 – v3 #2, 1981: Science Fiction Index


  Stardust Publications, Toronto, Canada


  Forrest Fusco, Jr.


  #1, 1975: octavo
  #2, 1976 – #3, 1976: vest pocket sized
  #4, 1977 – v3 #2, 1981: octavo


  #1, 1975 – v2 #3, 1978/1979: C$1.50
  v3 #1, 1979 – v3 #2, 1981: C$1.95


  various (48-88pp)


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Star Fiction Library

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources:  1914
Publishers:   Van Rees Press
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Star Journal

see under Saturday Journal

Star Library (UK)

see under Pluck

Star Library (US)

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources:  1904 – 1906: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Starlight [1941]

Fanzine including fiction by Emil Petaja and humour by Damon Knight.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1941
Publishers:   Tom Wright, Joe J. Fortier and James Bush, Martinez, California
Editors:   Tom Wright, Joe J. Fortier and James Bush

Starlight [1953]

Total Issues: 2?

Fanzine including fiction by Bob Tucker & Atlantis Hallam.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1953 – Winter 1954
Editors:   Laddie London & Don Howard Donnell


Total Issues: 225 (to Summer 2017)

Speculative poetry magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1978 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Summer 2017)
Publishers:   SFPA, 1300 Kicker Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Editors:   David C. Kopaska-Merkel; F.J. Bergmann
Formats:   octavo
Pagecounts:   20pp
Frequency:   mainly bimonthly
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Starlit Fantasy


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Harry Schmaarj-Man, Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Harry Schmaarj-Man

Star Love Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson
Pagecounts:   68pp

Star Magazine

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1930 – Oct-1931: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., NY
Editors:   Roy S. de Horn
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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see under Perry Rhodan

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