As this site has been evolving continually over a period of several years,
this page attempts to summarise what sections have been added when so that you
can see if there is anything new since you last had a look:
- Country of publication added for each magazine in the data files
- New country specific linked lists added for the
US, the UK & Ireland, Canada,
Australia & New Zealand, and
- Checklists added for Bold, The
Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine, eSciFi/Nebula
Rift, Flash Fiction Online,
The Future Fire, Liquid
Imagination, Mirror Dance, Science-Fantasy
Review/War Digest, Tesseract
and Twilight World
- 25 minor checklists added
- 1305 new and 862 improved cover scans
- Interim update tidying up a few hundred unlisted cover images, creating
new magazine entries for several.
- A new page of Unrecognised Cover Images
has been added - any help in identifying these would be welcome.
- 850 new and 300 improved cover scans uploaded
- New page added displaying all
new/improved cover scans for the latest upload
- 750 new and 150 improved cover scans uploaded
- 1500 new and 350 improved cover scans uploaded
- 52 (mainly minor) new checklists added to match proposed contents of
the Science Fiction Index
- 100 new and 50 improved cover scans uploaded
- 1700 new and 650 improved cover scans uploaded (total now 107,000 images)
- 500 new and 100 improved cover scans uploaded
- 850 new and 820 improved cover scans uploaded
- 600 new and 600 improved cover scans uploaded
- 350 new cover scans uploaded, including the quarterly roundup of current
- 700 new and 500 improved cover scans uploaded
- 600 new and improved cover scans uploaded
- Illustrated checklists added for Conjurings,
Fiction River, McSweeney's
and Midnight Echo
- All Magazines listing tweaked to include "placeholder"
entries for non-fiction and poetry titles (outside the scope of the list
and previously hidden)
- 700 new covers added and over 1500 upgraded (including most pulp issues
of Argosy (US))
- Layout tweaked to improve display with Internet Explorer 10
- 1500 new cover scans added
- 350 new cover scans added
- Illustrated checklist added for Lilliput
- 1000 new cover scans added
- Illustrated checklists added for all remaining major Saucy
- Another dozen illustrated checklists added for minor SF and general
- 3300+ new cover scans added (total now over 90,000 images), in particular:
- 900+ improved cover scans added, in particular:
- Illustrated checklist (and 300 cover scans) added for Liberty
- 500 cover scans added for Red Book Magazine
- Another 700 new and improved cover scans uploaded
- 2250 new and improved cover scans added
- Checklists added for Acolyte, Aklo, All Rare, Black Lotus, Scream Factory
& Twisted (see Science Fiction, Fantasy, &
Weird Fiction Magazines list)
- Adventure Fiction Index checklists updated,
including new checklists for Masters of Adventure, Purple Star Adventures,
Startling Adventures, Stirring Stories and Strange Adventures (US)
- Checklists added for Bachelor, Best for Men, Cad, Caper, Dude, Escapade,
Hi-Life, Jem, (Sir) Knight and Modern Man (see Saucy
- Checklist added for Real
Men in Action
- 2100 new and improved cover scans added
- 500 new and improved cover scans added
- Direct links added for all magazines indexed in the FictionMags
- Another 3000 cover scans added
- Illustrated checklist added for Dragon Magazine
- Remaining gaps filled for 18 existing checklists
- Another 500 cover scans added (now 64400 images)
- Illustrated checklists added for another 50 assorted SF/Fantasy/Weird
- Several new magazines added – now over 7600 magazines
- Another 500 cover scans added
- Illustrated checklist links added to secondary entries in Image Gallery
- Another 700 cover scans added
- Illustrated checklists added for Broadway
Nights, Epic, Gay
Parisienne, Heavy Metal, High
Heel, Movie Humor, Pep
Stories, Real Screen Fun,
Reel Humor, Silk
Stocking Stories, Tattle Tales
- Illustrated checklists added for Aboriginal
Science Fiction, Adam, Astonishing
Stories, Authentic Science
Fiction, Ghost Stories, Marion
Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Night
Cry, Rod Serling's The Twilight
Zone Magazine, Thrilling Novels
- Illustrated checklists added for (Isaac)
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Asimov's
SF Adventure Magazine, Isaac
Asimov's Science Fiction Anthology
- Illustrated checklists added for the reprint
magazines from the Ultimate Publishing group
- Illustrated checklists added for minor SF magazines
starting with the letter A
- Illustrated checklists added for All Man,
Battle Cry, Escape
to Adventure, For Men Only, Man's
Action, Man's Adventure, Man's
- Illustrated checklists added for Future
Science Fiction/Science Fiction Stories, Horror
Stories, Planet Stories, Science
Fiction Quarterly, Startling
Stories, Super Science Stories,
Terror Tales, Unknown
(Worlds), Venture Science Fiction,
Worlds of Tomorrow
- Another 750 cover scans added
- Illustrated checklists restructured into more coherent format.
- Another 400 cover scans added
- Another 200 illustrated checklists added, mainly for Adventure
- Another 2000+ cover scans added – now 47500 images
- Several new magazines added – now over 7000 magazines
- Another 1000+ cover scans added, including many for magazines previously
- Online working bibliography added for Jane
- Another 1000 cover scans added
- Image gallery tidied up for all remaining letters
- Images added for magazines starting with 'F'
- Images added for many small-press sf magazines
- Illustrated checklists added for all remaining magazines in the Crime
- Several new illustrated checklists added
- Image gallery tidied up for 'A' and 'B'
- Images added for magazines starting with 'C'
- Image gallery page throw algorithm tweaked
- Several new illustrated checklists added
- Cover image gallery extended to include cross-references from data files
and a set of index files
- Several new illustrated checklists added
- Another 80 magazines added – now a total of 6636 magazines
- Another 5000 cover scans added – now 31000 images
- Illustrated checklist added for Short
- Illustrated checklist added for West (UK)
- Fixed all known broken links
- Fixed all known broken images
- Another 56 magazines added – now a total of 6556 magazines
- Another 1500 cover scans added – now 26000 images
- Illustrated checklist added for West
- Illustrated checklist added for Navy/Submarine
- Another 67 magazines added – now a total of 6500 magazines.
- Another 2000 cover scans added – now 24500 images.
- A further 30 illustrated checklists added, completing all the main checklists
for the Crime Fiction Index.
- Entries for most "in progress" indexes removed (due to lack
of any visible progress).
- Another 66 magazines added – now a total of 6433 magazines.
- Another 4000 cover scans added – now 22735 images.
- More illustrated checklists added – 63 now available.
- Another 70 magazines added – now a total of 6367 magazines.
- Another 5000 cover scans added – now 17728 images.
- Details of forthcoming Crime Fiction Index added.
- New checklists linked into main data files.
- New "related sites" links added to external magazine "tribute"
- Entries added for many Australian (and other) magazines – now
a total of 6297 magazines.
- Many new images added (particularly for checklists and links from FictionMags
Index) – now 12095 images.
- Folder structure reformatted to make updating easier
- Illustrated Issue checklists added for a handful of magazines –
- Entries added for all known Canadian pulps (reprint or original) –
now a total of 6157 magazines
- A further 500 cover scans added (now 7925)
- A number of formatting problems resolved
- Explicit entries added for many British/Canadian/etc. reprint editions
(now a total of 6050 magazines)
- Background descriptive notes added for many magazines (more to come
in due course).
- Issues with multi-national and other "special" characters
- Some fine-tuning to hyphenation
- A further 500 cover scans added (now 7448)
- A further 70 magazines added (now 5835)
- Problem with recent thumbnails fixed
- Contact e-mail address changed
- A further 1000 cover scans added (now 6934)
- A further 50 magazines added (now 5763)
- New host found for website
- A further 300 magazines added (now 5716)
- First batch of new covers added (now 5980) – many more in the
weeks to come
- Another periodic update of covers (now 5900 covers for 2284 magazines)
- Several new magazines added (now 5420)
- Another periodic update of covers (now 5500 covers for 2133 magazines)
- Several new magazines added (now 5379)
- Another periodic update of covers (now 5330 covers for 2097 magazines)
- Information added from American Crime Fiction: A Bibliography
- Several new magazines added (now 5288)
- Main data page format tidied up and enhanced
- Many story paper/dime novel cover scans added (now 5145 covers for 1996
- Information added from the Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
- Several new magazines added (now 5200)
- Another 500 cover scans added (now 4709 covering 1855 different magazine)
- 90% of magazines categorized and new lists added for pulps, sf/fantasy,
mystery/detective, saucy, etc. magazines
- Weblinks page revamped as directory to "current" magazines
- New page added summarising indexed magazines with missing issues and
pulp/genre magazines that have not yet been indexed
- Some minor bugs fixed
- 27-Dec-2001: Another 225 cover scans plus a dozen new magazines (now 5029
in total). Entry pages for website now relocated to www.philsp.com due to
closure of previous ISP.
- 10-Oct-2001: Another 140 cover scans (now 4000 in total), plus a dozen new
magazines (up to 4990)
- 20-Aug-2001: Another 100 cover scans, plus a dozen new magazines
- Another 150 cover scans, including some very rare items from Steve Miller's
- Cover images page reorganised so that covers are all in alphabetical
order rather than grouped by primary magazine title.
- 9-Jul-2001: Yet another 150 cover scans, plus a couple of new magazines
- 16-Jun-2001: Another 150 cover scans: total is now 3498 (covering 1343 different
- 9-Jun-2001: A further 200 cover scans added
- 29-May-2001: SF magazines updated through Dec-2000; links to Short Story
Index added; further cover scans added.
- 23-May-2001: Yet another 150 cover scans added: total now exceeds 3000!
- 22-May-2001: A further 110 cover scans added
- 21-May-2001: Remainder of story papers added
- Story papers to f added
- A further 250 cover scans added
- First/next buttons added to data pages
- Separate cover image pages added
- Separate page of magazine weblinks added
- 17-May-2001: Story papers to e added; further 300 cover
scans added; first batch of magazine website links added.
- 10-May-2001: First pass of cover images completed to z.
- 3-May-2001: Cover images added for magazines started q
to s. Initial batch of story papers added.
- 26-Apr-2001: Cover images added for magazines started m
to p. Minor linkage bugs corrected.
- 19-Apr-2001: Cover images added for magazines started h
- 9-Apr-2001: Site restructured to include summary details of all 4000 magazines
(!) and several hundred cover images and thumbnails (so far only for magazines
up to the letter g).
- 3-Sep-2000: Contents of fictionmags list merged into site
(hence the prolonged absence!)
- 9-Jul-2000: Assorted corrections/updates to main magazine index.
- 27-May-2000: Fixed bug with button links on checklist pages.
- 20-May-2000: Web Site first published (officially)