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Country: US

A thin side-stapled fan production revolving around graveyards and ghosts, with has short stories, poems and articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-2002 – ?
Publishers:   Rain Oubliette, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
Editors:   Rain Oubliette

Descent Into Darkness

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7 (as at Jan-2023)

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-2018 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #7, Mar-2020)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £4.00

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Desert Sun

Country: US


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Nightowl Productions
Editors:   Chris Chrissinger

The Designer

Country: US

Originally a women's fashion magazine, in the 1920s it began to compete with The Delineator as a fiction-bearing publication; a sample 1925 issue contains: "'The Blind Goddess,' a new novel by Arthur Train," and "other fiction by Royal Brown, Octavus Roy Cohen, Dana Gatlin"; it absorbed The Woman's Magazine in April 1920.

Issues & Index Sources

  1894? – Jul-1898, as Standard Designer
  Aug-1898 – Mar-1920, as The Designer
  Apr-1920 – Oct-1926, as The Designer and The Woman's Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  big slick



Desires of Darkness

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11


Country: US
Total Issues: 11

A paperback anthology series that was a magazine in everything but physical format; also had spin-off volume Proteus (May-1981). When Jim Baen founded his own paperback house, he issued two similar anthology series which could be considered successors: see Far Frontiers and New Destinies.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1978 – Aug-1981: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ace Books
Editors:   James Baen
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   $2.25
Pagecounts:   average 300pp
Frequency:   roughly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Destiny [1950]

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1950 – Fall 1954: Science Fiction Index
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Destiny [1975]

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975
Editors:   Bob Sourk

Destiny [1991]

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

One-shot "Blake's 7" fanzine with fan fiction and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  1991
Publishers:   Ashton Press, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Editors:   Brendan O'Cullane & Ann Wortham

Detective [1933]

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

A very rare, and short-lived, magazine which was unusual in that the lead story actually started on the cover of the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1933 – Jan-1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jan-1934)
Publishers:   Delo Publications, Myrick Bldg., Springfield, MA.
Formats:   bedsheet
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Detective [1940]

Country: US

True crime. Compilation of stories from Official Detective, Intimate Detective and Actual Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  1940 – ?
Publishers:   Detective Stories Publishing Co., 731 Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL
Frequency:   quarterly

Detective [1947]

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1947 – ?
Publishers:   Bernarr MacFadden

Detective [1949]

Although listed in CookMDE as a 64pp pocketbook that appeared bimonthly for 24 issues in 1949, this is actually an anonymous anthology called DETECTIVE: 24 COMPLETE YARNS.

Detective [1951]

Country: US

Subtitled "The Magazine of True Crime Stories/Cases".

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1951 – Summer 1951: FictionMags Index
  Fall 1951 – Fall 1953, as True Crime Detective: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Mercury Publications


  Edward D. Radin; Anthony Boucher & J. Francis McComas







Detective Aces

Country: UK
Total Issues: 8?

British reprint edition of Ten Detective Aces, including some stories from Lone Wolf Detective Magazine and one from Marvel Science Stories!.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1950s: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   L. Miller and Son, Ltd, 342-344 Hackney Road, London E2
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/- (last 2 issues 1/3d)
Pagecounts:   64pp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Action Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 19+9=28

Detective Action Stories was one of the first four magazines published in October 1930 by the then-new partnership of Henry Steeger and Harold Goldsmith that was to become so well-recognised as Popular Publications. However Detective Action Stories was never a great success, running for only 19 monthly issues until April 1932. It was briefly relaunched four years later (in October 1936) but lasted for only a further 9 issues before folding for good.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1930 – Apr-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Oct-1936 – Oct/Nov-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Popular Publications, NY


  in 1931: Harry Steeger
  in 1937: Ralph Perry


  standard pulp






  monthly; bimonthly from Feb/Mar-1937

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Adventures

Country: US

A magazine rumoured to exist but, like the publisher's name suggests, has been seen by very few.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Lorelei Publishing, Chicago
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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