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Worlds of Strangeness

Total Issues: 3 (as at Jan-2020)

Horror/SF/fantasy zine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2016 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #3, 2019)
Publishers:   Nigel Taylor
Editors:   Nigel Taylor
Formats:   A5
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Worlds of the Universe

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1953: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gould-Light Publishing, London
Editors:   probably Norman Light
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   1/6d
Pagecounts:   102pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Worlds of the Unknown

Total Issues: 5 (as at Jan-2020)

Issues & Index Sources:  2015 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #3, 2016)
Publishers:   Spectre Press
Editors:   Jon Harvey
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Worlds of Tomorrow

Total Issues: 23+3=26

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1963 – May-1967: Science Fiction Index

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  Summer 1970 – Spring 1971: Science Fiction Index


  mostly bimonthly to May-1966, then quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Worlds of Tomorrow (UK)

Total Issues: 4

British reprint edition of Worlds of Tomorrow

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1967 – Winter 1967: Science Fiction Index
Frequency:   quarterly
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World Stories

Total Issues: 86

An adventure magazine with stories almost certainly drawn from the US Clayton pulps. Initially heavy emphasis on westerns but broadened to all kinds of adventure stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1928 – May-1935: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: Jun-1928; Dec-1930)


  Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.


  standard pulp


  Apr-1928 – Jan-1932: 192pp
  Feb-1932 – May-1935: 128pp



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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World's Work

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1932: Index to Periodical Literature (to 1906 only; absorbed by Review of Reviews)
Publishers:   Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., NY
Editors:   Walter Hines Page (1900 - 1913)
Frequency:   monthly
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World's Work (UK)

British reprint edition of World's Work.

Issues & Index Sources:  1902 – ?

World Tales

Total Issues: 1

Souvenir book of the 1985 World Fantasy Convention.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985

The World Tomorrow

Initially subtitled "A Monthly Journal of Christian Thought and Practice."

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1918 – May-1918, as The New World
  Jun-1918 – 1934, as The World Tomorrow: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)


  The Fellowship Press, Inc., 118 East 28th. Street, New York


  Norman Thomas (in Jan-1918)

World War Stories

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1929 – Aug-1929: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all after Apr-1929)
Publishers:   Ramer Reviews, Inc., 100 West 42nd Street, New York City
Formats:   bedsheet
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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World Wide Adventure

Total Issues: 7

All reprint, mostly from the pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1967/1968 – Summer 1969: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge, Inc.
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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World Wide Detective

True Crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Daring Publishing Company

World Wide Detective Stories

Total Issues: 6

Short-lived magazine publishing original stories by Canadian authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1941 – Apr-1942?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Daring Publishing Company
Editors:   Al Valentine
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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World Youth

Subtitled "Thrilling Adventure Stories and Authentic Tales from Distant Lands", carried a blend of fiction and non-fiction "intended to encourage a friendly and informed interest in the people of other countries". Published a number of stories by Eric Frank Russell in the 1950's.

Issues & Index Sources:  1942? – ?
Publishers:   World Youth, Inc., El Quito Road, Los Gatos, California
Editors:   Maude Meagher
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   48pp
Frequency:   monthly (except July and August)


Total Issues: 31 (as at Nov-2018)

A journal dedicated to writings about fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2003 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: any after #31)
Publishers:   Tartarus Press
Editors:   Mark Valentine
Formats:   trade paperback
Prices:   £7.99
Pagecounts:   88pp

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