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The Star

London evening newspaper that ran from 1888 to 1960.

The Star had a long tradition of publishing short stories and serials, with many well-known authors contributing their work to the paper down the years. Famous writers whose stories appeared in The Star include Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Israel Zangwill, Emile Zola, Walter de la Mare, Katharine Tynan, Ursula Bloom and Richmal Crompton. Fiction featured prominently in The Star for much of its lifespan.

Issues & Index Sources:  1888 – 1960: An Index to the Fiction Published in The Star
Frequency:   daily


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

Sources:   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: 228 (to Spring 2018)

Speculative poetry magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1978 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring 2018)
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
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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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