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Startling Space Stories

Total Issues: 4 (as at Jul-2017)

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2007 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #4)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Website:   www.rainfallsite.com/Chapbooks01.html
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Startling Stories

Total Issues: 99

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1939 – Fall 1955: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jan-1939 – Jul-1949: Better Publications, Inc., Chicago
  Sep-1949 – Mar-1951: Better Publications, Inc., Springfield, MA
  Winter 1951 – Winter 1955: Better Publications, Inc., Kokomo, IN
  Spring 1955 – Fall 1955: Standard Magazines, Inc., Kokomo, IN

Editors

  Jan-1939 – May-1941: Mort Weisinger
  Jul-1941 – Fall 1944: Oscar J. Friend
  Winter 1945 – Sep-1951: Sam Merwin, Jr.
  Nov-1951 – Fall 1954: Sam Mines
  Winter 1955 – Fall 1955: Alexander Samalman

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  initially 15c (rose to 25c by Nov-1948)

Pagecounts

  initially 128pp (varied from 112pp - 144pp)

Frequency

  bimonthly, but quarterly Jun-1943 - Fall 1946, and monthly Jan-1952 - Jun-1953

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Startling Stories (Canada)

Total Issues: 7+3+12=22

Canadian reprint edition of Startling Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1945 – Fall 1946: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  May-1948 – Sep-1948: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except May-1948)
  Mar-1949 – Jan-1951: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)

Publishers

  Summer 1945 – Fall 1946: Publication Enterprises Ltd., Toronto
  May-1948 – Sep-1948: Pines Publications Ltd., Toronto
  Mar-1949 – Jan-1951: Better Publications of Canada Ltd., Toronto

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources

  The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Startling Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949 – May-1954: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester
Prices:   1/-
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Startling Stories (Australia)

Australian reprint edition of Startling Stories. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   2/6d
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Startling Stories (New Zealand)

New Zealand reprint edition of Startling Stories. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any before #13; #15; #17)
Formats:   pulp
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Startling Stories (2006)

Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2003 – Summer 2012: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wild Cat Books
Editors:   Ron Hanna
Formats:   paperback
Prices:   $10.00
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Magazine

Total Issues: 30

Largely filled with articles about the cast, characters and other features of the third Star Trek series. Most issues contain what are described as "synopses," which are brief prose adaptations of the show's scripts, analogous to the ones James Blish did for the original series.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1993 – #25, 1998: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #2, 1993)

Publishers

  #1, 1993 – #9, 1994: Starlog Communications International, New York
  #10, 1995 – #25, 1998: Starlog Group, Inc.; New York

Editors

  David McDonnell
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Star Trek: The Next Generation

Total Issues: 30

Mostly filled with articles about the cast, characters and other features of the "revived" Star Trek series. All issues contain some number of stories, each one a brief prose version of one of the scripts.

Issues & Index Sources

  v1, 1987 – v30, 1994: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Dec-1987 – Jun-1989: O'Quinn Studios, New York
  Dec-1989 – May-1990: Starlog Communications International, New York

Editors

  David McDonnell, Carr D'Angelo
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Star Trek: Voyager Magazine

Total Issues: 19

Largely filled with articles about the cast, characters and other features of the fourth Star Trek series. Most issues contain what are described as “synopses,” which are brief prose adaptations of the show’s scripts, analogous to the ones James Blish did for the original series. The magazine ceased publication at the end of the fourth season; all the episodes up to that point had been adapted.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1995 – #19, 1998: Science Fiction Index
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Star Wars Insider

Total Issues: 159 (as at Sep-2015)

Star Wars magazine that occasionally published fiction. Initially entitled The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1987 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Paizo Publishing; Titan Magazines
Website:   www.titanmagazines.com/t/star-wars-insider
Related Sites:   Wookieepedia

Star Weekly

A Canadian newspaper-supplement weekly which became a primary market for American and British fiction writers in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Authors included Lester Dent, John Russell Fearn, etc. Often referred to as The Toronto Star Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1969: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   weekly
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Star Western

Total Issues: 218

Usually ran six or seven novelettes per issue. Authors include Ryerson Johnson (Len Siringo stories), Walt Coburn, Harry F. Olmsted, Cliff Farrell. Cover boasted 'Bigger and Better Stories of the West'.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1933 – Sep-1954: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Popular
Editors:   Rogers Terrill; Michael Tilden
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   mostly monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Star Western (Australia)

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Southdown Press
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Star Western (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Star Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Popular Publications Canada
Formats:   standard pulp
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Star Western (UK) [1941]

British reprint edition of Star Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all except #8)
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   pulp
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