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Blue Band Magazine

Total Issues: 1

This magazine may have been retitled from something as it began Vol.1 No.2. The Cover says November-December 1931 while the contents page says October-November.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct/Nov-1931: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Blue Band (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Bluebird

Total Issues: 100

Girls' paper. Incorporated into My Weekly (adult)

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Oct-1922 – 20-Sep-1924
Publishers:   D.C. Thomson
Pagecounts:   28pp
Frequency:   weekly

(The) Blue Book (Magazine)

Total Issues: 613

One of the great general pulps. Later relaunched as a "rather tawdry sex/adventure mag" under the title Bluebook for Men.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1905 – Aug-1906,as The Monthly Story Magazine
General Fiction Index
  Sep-1906 – Apr-1907,as The Monthly Story Blue Book Magazine
General Fiction Index
  May-1907 – Jan-1952,as The Blue Book Magazine
General Fiction Index
  Feb-1952 – May-1956,as Bluebook
General Fiction Index

Publishers

  May-1905 – Mar-1921: The Story-Press Corporation
  Apr-1921 – Sep-1929: The Consolidated Magazines Corporation
  Oct-1929 – Dec-1935: The McCall Company
  Jan-1936 – May-1956: McCall Corporation

Editors

  May-1905 – 1906: Trumbull White
  1906 – 1911: Karl Edwin Harriman
  1911 – Jan-1919: Ray Long
  Feb-1919 – Jun-1927: Karl Edwin Harriman
  Jul-1927 – Nov-1929: Edwin Balmer
  Dec-1929 – Jan-1952: Donald Kennicott (Associate Editor since May-1916 at least)
  Feb-1952 – Apr-1954: Maxwell Hamilton
  May-1954 – May-1956: Andr^e' Fontaine

Formats

  May-1905 – Sep-1930: standard pulp
  Oct-1930 – Aug-1932: letter
  Sep-1932 – Aug-1941: standard pulp
  Sep-1941 – Sep-1954: letter
  Oct-1954 – May-1956: side-stapled letter

Prices

  May-1905 – Feb-1907: 10c
  Mar-1907 – Aug-1918: 15c
  Sep-1918 – Jul-1925: 20c
  Aug-1925 – Aug-1932: 25c
  Sep-1932 – Aug-1939: 15c
  Sep-1939 – May-1956: 25c

Pagecounts

  May-1905 – Feb-1907: 206pp
  Mar-1907 – Jun-1914: 224pp
  Jul-1914 – Sep-1914: 192pp
  Oct-1914 – Apr-1917: 240pp
  May-1917 – Jul-1925: 192pp
  Aug-1925 – Sep-1930: 196pp
  Oct-1930 – Mar-1932: 136pp
  Apr-1932: 128pp
  May-1932 – Aug-1932: 120pp
  Sep-1932 – Mar-1934: 160pp
  Apr-1934 – Aug-1939: 144pp
  Sep-1939 – Aug-1941: 192pp
  Sep-1941 – Jan-1952: 144pp
  Feb-1952 – May-1956: 128pp

Frequency

  monthly

Related Sites

  Blue Book—The Slick in Pulp Clothing
  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Bluebook (for Men)

Total Issues: 109?

A rather tawdry successor to the classic Blue Book Magazine. By 1967 is called just Bluebook. Issues numbered Vol. 100 No. 1 to Vol. 114 No. 1.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1960 – May-1975

Publishers

  Oct-1960 – ?: H.S. Publications
  Aug-1964 – Mar-1966: Hanro (Sterling)
  Apr-1967 – ?: QMG Magazine Corporation

Editors

  Oct-1960 – ?: Maxwell Hamilton
  in 1967: B.R. Ampolsk

Formats

  slick

Frequency

  monthly (some issues bi-monthly)
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Blue Book Romances

Total Issues: 11?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (Missing: #5; #8)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest

The Blue Lady

Total Issues: 8

Subtitled "A Magazine of Dark Fiction".

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1995 – 1997?: Miller/Contento (Missing: all except #7)
Publishers:   Blue Lady Publishing, 307 Stratford Place, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Editors:   Donna Taylor Burgess
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The Blue Magazine

Total Issues: 121

Concentrated mostly on adventure, mystery and light romance. Authors include Oliver Sandys, P.C. Wren, William Hope Hodgson, L.A.G. Strong, W.L. George, Ethel Mannin, A.M. Burrage. By late 20s had become a women's romance magazine with a society slant. By final issues had grown to 128pp, 1/- and included illustrations.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1919 – Aug-1929: Index to British Popular Fiction (in progress) (Missing: Oct-1928)
FictionMags Index

Publishers

  Jul-1919 – Jun-1926: Walbrook & Co., London
  Jul-1926 – Dec-1926: William Southern
  Jan-1927 – Jul/Aug-1928: F.J. Parsons for The Blue Magazine Company
  Sep-1928 – Aug-1929: Link House

Editors

  Robert Sievier?; possibly Frank Sellicks to 1926?

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Jul-1919 – Jan-1920: 7d
  Feb-1920 – Aug-1920: 9d
  Sep-1920 – Aug-1929: 1/-

Pagecounts

  Jul-1919 – Jan-1928: 96pp
  Feb-1928 – Aug-1928: 104pp
  Sep-1928 – Aug-1929: 128pp

Frequency

  monthly (but combined Jul/Aug-1928 issue)

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers

The Blue Moon

Total Issues: 7?

Rebound issues of Telling Tales.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1920 – Jun-1921: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Readers' Publishing Corp. (Clayton Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Blue Mule

Total Issues: 26

Called 'a western magazine of stories'. Some of the authors included Herman Whitaker, Adriana Spadoni, Peter B. Kyne.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1906 – Apr-1908: An Index to The Blue Mule
FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Blue Mule Publishing Co., San Francisco
Editors:   Feb-1906 – Feb-1908: Henry Anderson Lafler
Formats:   standard
Prices:   5c

Blue Pencil Magazine

Issued by the "Blue Pencil Club", contained fiction, poetry and other oddments.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1900 – Nov-1901?: FictionMags Index (Missing: all after Jan-1901)
Publishers:   The Blue Pencil Club, 9 Spruce Street, NY
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly

Blue Peter

Total Issues: 206

A combination of fiction and fact articles about travel, yachting and Motor-boating, with the sub-title "Dramatic Stories of the Seven Seas". Ran from Vol. 1 no. 1 July 1921 to Vol. 19 no. 206 May 1939.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1921 – May-1939: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#becomes The Trident

Publishers

  Blue Peter Publications, 123 Queen Victoria Street, London

Prices

  1/- (in 1937)

Blue Ribbon Sports

Total Issues: 13

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1937 – Oct-1940: Sports Fiction Index
Publishers:   Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Sports in the Pulp Magazines
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Blue Ribbon Western

Total Issues: 64

Usually ran a full-length novel and one or two stories and features.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1937 – Apr/May-1950: Western Fiction Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications)
Editors:   Robert W. Lowndes
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulp Western
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Blue Ribbon Western (UK)

British reprint edition of Blue Ribbon Western.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1939: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
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Blue Shift

Total Issues: 1 (as at Jul-2014)

Blue Shift uses a strict definition of science fiction, all the stories have some scientific element essential to the story. No fantasy or slipstream here. This is pure, blue science fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2013 – present: Miller/Contento (Missing: any after #1, May-2013)
Publishers:   White Cat Publications, LLC. 33080 Industrial Road, Suite 101 Livonia, MI 48150
Website:   www.whitecatpublications.com/products-page/scifi/blue-shift-magazine
Editors:   Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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Blue Star Adventure

Total Issues: 2?

Blue Star #1 was "Ace of the Speedway" by F.G. Rayer, a non-sf adventure story. It would appear that #2 was the only sf title published. Other imprints from this publisher were Green Star Western and Red Star Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  1947: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Grafton Publications, 270 North Circular Road, Dublin
Formats:   pocket size (6.0" by 4.75")
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   64pp
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