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Avon Fantasy Reader

Total Issues: 18

A series of digest-sized anthologies. Don Day indexed them as magazines and SF fans have traditionally considered them as such.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1947 – #18, 1952: Science Fiction Index
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Publishers:   Avon
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Modern Short Story Monthly

Total Issues: 51

A halfway house between a magazine and paperback anthology series, this was a generic title for a series of (mainly) single-author reprint collections which ran for a number of years; authors included John O'Hara, William Saroyan, Sinclair Lewis, Somerset Maugham, John Steinbeck, Louis Bromfield, Fannie Hurst.

Issues & Index Sources:  1943 – 1949: General Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Books, NY
Formats:   digest
Frequency:   monthly
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Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader

Total Issues: 2

A merger in magazine form of two previous digest-format primarily reprint anthology series, Avon Fantasy Reader (1947 - 1952) and Avon Science Fiction Reader (1951 - 1952, 3 issues) both edited by Donald A. Wollheim. This magazine ran new stories of good quality. Authors include Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clarke, John Christopher, Alfred Coppel, Theodore Cogswell.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1953 – Apr-1953: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jan-1953: Avon Novels Inc., New York
  Apr-1953: Stratford Novels Inc., New York

Editors

  Sol Cohen

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Science Fiction Reader

Total Issues: 3

A series of digest-sized anthologies. Don Day indexed them as magazines and SF fans have traditionally considered them as such.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1951 – #3, 1952: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon
Editors:   Donald A. Wollheim
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Avon Western Reader

Total Issues: 4

A halfway house between a magazine and paperback anthology series, this reprinted western stories and lasted for a handful of issues in 1947.

Issues & Index Sources:  1947: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Avon Books, NY
Editors:   Herbert Williams (initially)
Formats:   digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Awesome Tales

Total Issues: 11 (as at Apr-2020)

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2014 – present: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: any after #11, 2019)
Publishers:   Bold Venture Press
Editors:   R. Allen Leider
Website:   www.boldventurepress.com
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Ayjay Westerns

Total Issues: 62?

Thin Australian digest.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all except #53, #55, #56, #57, #58, #62 & #64)
Publishers:   Ayers & James
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The Babbler

Total Issues: 105?

Roman Catholic newsletter; no visible fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1948 – 1972?
Publishers:   in London
Editors:   A. Harrop
Frequency:   irregular

Baby Bunting Stories

Issues & Index Sources:  1920 – 1921
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.
Frequency:   issued in sets of 4

Baby Doll

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Rilgac Publishing Co., 1350 N Highland Ave, Room 22, Hollywood 28, California
Editors:   Bert Theel
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Babyland

Merged into Little Men and Women in Jan-1899.

Issues & Index Sources:  1877 – 1898
Publishers:   Daniel Lothrop Co., Boston
Editors:   Ella Farman Pratt
Frequency:   annual

Baby: the Mother's Magazine

see under Lloyd's Story Magazine

Bachelor [1937]

Total Issues: 9

Magazine which promised to "promised to mirror the varied interests of the discerning cosmopolite in society, business, profession, politics, sports, theater, adventure, arts, and sciences".

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1937 – Dec-1937
 

Bachelor Magazine [1957]

Issues & Index Sources:  ?-1956 – Nov-1958?
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Bachelor [1960s]

Men's magazine that published some stories by Barry Malzberg, initially titled Men in Adventure but soon changed to Bachelor. Annual selections appeared from 1964 as Bachelor's Best.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1959 – Dec-1960, as Men in Adventure
  1961? – ?, as Bachelor: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  May-1959 – Dec-1960: Skye Publishing Co., Inc., NY
  Magtab Publications, 880 Third Avenue, NY (in 1960s)

Editors

  Ted Gottfried (in 1960s)

Sources:   It's a Man's World
 
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Bachelor (UK)

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1958
Publishers:   L. Miller & Son. Ltd., 342-4 Hackney Road, London E2

Bachy

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1972 – Spring 1981
Publishers:   Papa Bach Bookstore, Los Angeles


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