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Actuary of the Abstract

Total Issues: 3

Non-fiction fanzine about Michael Moorcock.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1990 – Dec-1992
Publishers:   The Nomads of the Time Streams
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Total Issues: 82 (to May-2015)

A literary journal that places an emphasis on poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – present
Publishers:   Brixham, Devon
Editors:   Patricia Oxley (in 1998 - 2004)
Frequency:   thrice yearly


Total Issues: 8+471?=479?

Men's magazine which ran three or four stories per issue. Ran Harlan Ellison's "Dogfight on 101" and "Portrait of an Artist as a Zilch Writer" (both 1969).

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1952 – Apr-1954

#merges with Cavalier

  Aug-1956 – Apr-1996?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Knight Publishing, Los Angeles


  Merrill Miller (in 1971)




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Adam and Eve

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1926 – Jan-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Frequency:   monthly

Adam (Australia)

Men's magazine which ran three or four stories per issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Adam Magazine Pty. Ltd.
Formats:   7.7" x 10.5"
Frequency:   monthly
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Adam Bedside Reader

Total Issues: 54?

Men's magazine which reprinted selections from Adam. Some issues were also reprinted under the title Adam Reader.

Issues & Index Sources:  1959 – Feb-1974?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Knight Publishing, Los Angeles
Formats:   slick
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Adam International Review

Total Issues: 450+ (by 1984)

A magazine started in Hungary in the 1930s; the editor moved to England during the War. Title is an acronym for "art, drama, architecture, music" and is mostly non-fiction but usually runs a story or two each issue. Has special author issues, e.g. L.P. Hartley, Graham Greene. Circulation about 1,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1941 – 1995?
Publishers:   Adam International Review, London, & University of Rochester, NY
Editors:   Miron Grindea
Formats:   pocketbook "little magazine"
Frequency:   irregular; aimed at monthly but usually quarterly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4 (says 1929 - )

Adam Passion

Contained rebound, unsold, issues of Adam, Adam Bedside Reader and/or Adam Film World.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Knight Publishing, Los Angeles
Formats:   slick
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Adam (UK)

British edition of Adam (Australia).

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s

Ad Astra [1965]

Total Issues: 3


Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1965 – Aug-1967
Editors:   Paul C. Crawford

Ad Astra [1978]

Total Issues: 16

Attempt to combine a science magazine with sf. Finances were never enough and the magazine always looked second-rate. Attracted good fiction writers including David Langford, Brian Stableford, Garry Kilworth, John Brunner, Paul Collins and even reprinted L. Ron Hubbard. Circulation peaked at 18,000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct/Nov-1978 – Jul/Sep-1981: Science Fiction Index (fiction and selected articles only)
Publishers:   Rowlot, Ltd., London
Editors:   James Manning
Formats:   slick
Prices:   45p (rose to 55p from #8)
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Total Issues: 28

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2003 – Oct-2005
Editors:   Dinker Charak

The Adelphi Magazine [1922]

Total Issues: 1

A one issue magazine short stories by Deverell Dagnal, Mernard Muddiman, Jack Darmuzey, Alexander Griffits, E. Powys Mathers and a poem by Walter Adolphe Roberts.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1922: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Henry Danielson, 64, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2.

The Adelphi [1923]

Total Issues: 274 (approximately)

Founded by John Middleton Murry (sf writer Richard Cowper's father) to promote his literary and aesthetic beliefs. Nearly always had one or two stories per issue. Authors include Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, H.E. Bates, Malachi Whitaker, T.O. Beachcroft, Rhys Davies, Dylan Thomas.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1923 – Aug-1927
  Sep-1927 – Aug-1930, as The New Adelphi
  Sep-1930 – Sep-1955, as The Adelphi


  Jun-1923 – Sep-1930: British Periodicals Ltd
  Oct-1930 – Jun-1950: self-published
  Jul-1950 – Sep-1955: Staples Press


  Jun-1923 – Aug-1930: John Middleton Murry
  Oct-1930 – Sep-1938: Sir Richard Rees
  Oct-1938 – 1941: Max Plowman
  1941 – 1948: John Middleton Murry
  1949: Henry Williamson
  1950: George Goodwin
  1951 – 1955: B. Ifor Evans


  Jun-1923 – Aug-1927: monthly
  Sep-1927 – Aug-1930: quarterly
  Sep-1930 – Dec-1941: monthly
  Jan-1942 – Sep-1955: quarterly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4, The Best British Stories of 1922

Adelphi Series

Total Issues: 31

"The series embraces the complete works of Charles Dickens, W.M. Thackeray and George Eliot. Each book is one large octavo volume of from 400 to 500 pages, printed from large type on good paper and bound in handsome paper covers. The best paper covered edition of these standard authors on the market."

Issues & Index Sources:  1891 – ?: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   F.M. Lupton, 72 - 76 Walker St., New York
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   400 to 500
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


A journal of the history and culture of the Ohio valley, noted for its occasional stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1976 – ?
Publishers:   Kentuckiana Metroversity, Louisville
Editors:   Linda Elisabeth Beattie
Formats:   review
Frequency:   twice yearly

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