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Ad Astra [1978]

Country: UK
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:   A4 slick
Prices:   45p (rose to 55p from #8)
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Country: India
Total Issues: 28

Online SF magazine.

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

The Adelphi Magazine [1922]

Country: UK
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]

Country: UK
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

Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

Adelphi Series

Country: US
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
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Country: US

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

Ad Lib

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s
Editors:   Bob Jenkins

Adult Best Seller

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

One-shot pulp containing the novel "Agnes, a Handful of Lust" by Jack Woodford & Clinton Campbell.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1950
Publishers:   Arco Publishing
Formats:   pulp
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Adult Words & Pictures

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Jaybird Enterprises
Editors:   John Madure?
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   72pp

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The Advance Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 88

Issues & Index Sources:  7-Dec-1891 – 13-Nov-1893: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   Springfield Pub. Co. (Springfield, Mass.)
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   Not individually priced; $12.00 per year
Pagecounts:   160 to 200
Frequency:   Weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Advance Ten Cent Novels

Country: US
Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1870s: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Advance Publishing Co., 3, 4 & 5 Mission Place and 152 Worth St., New York
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Adventure [1910]

Country: US
Total Issues: 878

Begun in 1910 as a way for publisher Ridgway to tap into a new market, in response to the success of pulps like Argosy, which by 1910 were selling hundreds of thousands of copies of each issue. Unlike other pulps, which contained a wide variety of stories ranging from danger to romance, it specialized in stories of danger and thrills. It survived, in one form or another, into the early 1970's.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1910 – Apr-1971: General Fiction Index


  Nov-1910 – 23-Sep-1926: The Ridgway Company
  8-Oct-1926 – Apr-1934: The Butterick Publishing Company
  May-1934 – Apr-1971: Popular Publications, Inc.


  Nov-1910 – Jan-1912?: Trumbull White
  Feb-1912 – 15-Jun-1927: Arthur S. Hoffman
  1-Jul-1927 – 1-Oct-1927: Joseph Cox
  15-Oct-1927 – 15-Feb-1930: Anthony M. Rud
  1-Mar-1930 – Feb-1934: Albert A. Proctor
  Mar-1934 – Aug-1934: William Corcoran
  1-Sep-1934 – Dec-1940: Howard V.L. Bloomfield
  Jan-1941 – Dec-1948: Kenneth S. White
  Jan-1949 – Sep-1951: Kendall Goodwyn
  Nov-1951 – Mar-1953: Ejler Jacobsson
  Apr-1953 – Jun-1953: Jerry Mason
  Aug-1953 – Jun-1954: James O'Connell
  Aug-1954 – Aug-1964: Alden H. Norton
  Oct-1964 – Aug-1965: Gil Paust
  Oct-1965 – Oct-1970: Peter H. Gannett
  Dec-1970 – Apr-1971: Bruce Cassiday


  Nov-1910 – Sep-1926: pulp
  Oct-1926 – Jul-1927: slick paper
  Aug-1927 – Nov-1950: pulp
  Jan-1951 – Jul-1951: digest
  Aug-1951 – Apr-1953: pulp
  Jun-1953 – Oct-1970: bedsheet (11"x8.5")
  Dec-1970 – Apr-1971: digest


  initially 15c


  192pp (rising to 224pp)


  Nov-1910 – Aug-1917: monthly
  1-Sep-1917 – 15-Sep-1921: twice-monthly
  10-Oct-1921 – 30-Mar-1926: thrice-monthly
  8-Apr-1926 – 23-Nov-1926: twice-monthly
  8-Dec-1926 – 31-Dec-1926: thrice-monthly
  1-Jan-1927 – 15-May-1933: twice-monthly
  Jun-1933 – Aug-1934: monthly
  1-Sep-1934 – 15-Oct-1935: twice-monthly
  Nov-1935 – May-1951: monthly
  Jul-1951 – Aug-1955: bimonthly
  Sep-1955 – Apr-1958: monthly
  Jun-1958 – Apr-1971: bimonthly

Related Sites

  A History of Adventure Magazine
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
  The Pulp Magazines Project

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, It's a Man's World

Online Sources

  Online Books
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Adventure (Canada)

Country: Canada

Canadian reprint edition of Adventure.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s – in 1950s: General Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Adventure [1921]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1878 (numbered)

Boys' story-paper; briefly retitled New Adventure, 30-Apr-1932 - 29-Oct-1932. Incorporates: Red Arrow from 25-Mar-1933

Issues & Index Sources

  17-Sep-1921 – 14-Jan-1961

#becomes Rover and Adventure


  D.C. Thomson


  R.T. Eves; Stuart Gilchrist


  28pp; 20pp; 16pp; 12pp


  weekly; fortnightly; weekly

Adventure [1960s]

Country: US

Weekly story paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
Publishers:   The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention of Nashville, Tennessee
Editors:   Adrienne Bonham
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly

Adventure [1987]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

A one-shot summer special the size of one of the glossy newspaper Sunday supplement magazines.

Issues & Index Sources:  1987: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson
Prices:   60p
Pagecounts:   32pp

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