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Startling Adventures Magazine

Total Issues: 2

"A self-published magazine about pulp fiction culture with a contemporary edge.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2010 – Oct-2010: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Daniel Werneck (via Createspace)
Editors:   Daniel Werneck
Formats:   paperback
Frequency:   irregular
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Startling Crime Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1943 – ?
Publishers:   Magazine Publishing House of Canada (1943); Al White Publications (1946); Pastime Publications (1946-1947); Alval Publishers of Canada (1948-1950)

Startling Crimes

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Startling Detective (Adventures)

Started life as a love fiction pulp, changed briefly to a true romance magazine, then to a crime fiction pulp, before settling down for most of its life (from Jul-1930) as a true crime magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1928 – Dec-1928?, as Love Affairs: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Jan-1929? – Aug-1929, as True Love Affairs
  Dec-1929 – Jun-1930, as Startling Detective Adventures: Crime Fiction Index
  Jul-1930 – Oct-1941, as Startling Detective Adventures: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Nov-1941 – Jan-2001?, as Startling Detective: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Mar-1928 – Jun-1930: Fawcett Publications
  1931 – ?: Country Press Inc., 1100 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY, and Broadway and 11th, Louisville, KY

Formats

  initially standard pulp

Frequency

  Mar-1928 – Aug-1944: mainly monthly, with some gaps
  Jan-1946 – Jun-1947: monthly
  Aug-1948 – Jan-2001: mainly bimonthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Startling Detective Yearbook

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Globe Communications Corp, Pittsford, NY
Frequency:   annual

Startling Mystery Magazine

Total Issues: 2

An attempt to cash in on the popularity of the "shudder pulps", Startling Mystery Magazine used reprint covers and paid authors only half the then-going rate. Perhaps as a result it folded after only two issues, though a third issue was planned.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1940 – Apr-1940: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fictioneers, Inc., imprint of Popular Publications
Editors:   Costa Caroussa
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   112pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Startling Mystery (UK)

Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Startling Mystery Magazine. There was probably only one issue which reprinted stories from the first issue of the American edition.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1940s: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester
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Startling Mystery Stories

Total Issues: 18

Startling Mystery Stories specialised in stories where either the detective or villain had supernatural powers or their scientific equivalent. Despite a steadily growing circulation during its 18 issues it was killed in 1971 by increasing costs and distribution problems.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1966 – Mar-1971: Crime Fiction Index
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc.
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Startling Science Stories

Total Issues: 32+39=71

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1997 – Mar-2000: Science Fiction Index
  Apr-2000 – Jun-2003, as Alien Worlds: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fading Shadows, Inc.; Seymour, TX

Editors

  Tom & Virginia Johnson

Formats

  octavo

Prices

  $5.00 (in Dec-2000)

Pagecounts

  84pp

Frequency

  monthly
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Startling Space Stories

Total Issues: 4 (as at Oct-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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