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Total Issues: 1


Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1974: Science Fiction Index
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Star Sports Magazine

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1936 – Nov-1938: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Western Fiction
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Total Issues: 5

A fanzine containing amateur fiction set on Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover. A number of these stories were later reprinted in the Darkover anthologies published by DAW Books.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1978 – #5, 1982: Science Fiction Index
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Star Stories

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1911
Publishers:   MacLellen
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Startler

Total Issues: 105

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Mar-1930 – 27-Feb-1932

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  Amalgamated Press




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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)


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


  initially standard pulp


  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
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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


  Fading Shadows, Inc.; Seymour, TX


  Tom & Virginia Johnson




  $5.00 (in Dec-2000)




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Startling Space Stories

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2007 – Jan-2014
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
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Startling Stories

Total Issues: 99

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1939 – Fall 1955: Science Fiction Index


  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


  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


  standard pulp


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


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


  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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