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Fantasia [1951]

Total Issues: 2?

Amateur magazine. First issue was mainly fiction; second issue had some fiction but was mainly aimed at Nolacon for 1951.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1951? – Sep-1951?
Publishers:   Ray C. Higgs, Connersville, Indiana
Editors:   Ray C. Higgs

Fantasite

Total Issues: 12

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1940 – 1943?
Editors:   Phil Bronson
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Fantasmagoria

Total Issues: 5

Amateur magazine including fiction by Henry Kuttner and non-fiction by Robert Bloch & Manly Wade Wellman.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1937 – Winter 1939/1940: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   John J Weir, 223 John Street, South Amboy, New Jersey
Editors:   John J Weir

Fantasque

Total Issues: 9

"We welcome stories of no more than 2,500 words in the fantasy/science fiction/horror genres, or any combination of such. We strive for a range of styles: gothic, contemporary, surreal, and experimental horror; high and low, light and dark, as well as slipstream fantasy; and soft or hard science fiction. A blend of any of the genres is most welcome."

Issue #6 was the last regular issue of Fantasque. From Spring 2002 it became an annual anthology for 3 years and then folded.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1999 – 2004: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Melancholic Works; Lititz, PA
Editors:   Pam Chillemi-Yeager & John Davies
Formats:   octavo
Prices:   $4.50
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   mainly quarterly
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The Fantast

Total Issues: 14

Fanzine, publishing early fiction and poetry by C.S. Youd, Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Eric Maine and others.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1939 – Jul-1942: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Apr-1939 – Mar-1941: C.S. Youd, 244 Desborough Road, Eastleigh, Hants
  Apr-1941 – Jul-1942: Douglas Webster, Idlewild, Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen, Scotland

Editors

  Apr-1939 – Mar-1941: C.S. Youd
  Apr-1941 – Jul-1942: Douglas Webster
 
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Fantastic [1952]

Total Issues: 208

Begun in 1952 by editor Howard Browne and publishers Ziff Davis (Z-D) as an attempt at a sophisticated and handsome digest-sized magazine, Fantastic was initially a success, and became even more so by its third issue, which featured a story attributed to the enormously popular crime fiction writer Mickey Spillane (although it was actually written by Browne.

Subsequent issues of Fantastic sold well enough for the pulp Fantastic Adventures to be merged with it in 1953; Amazing had already been reshaped to resemble Fantastic.

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1952 – Oct-1980: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Summer 1952 – Jun-1965: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.
  Sep-1965 – Oct-1980: Ultimate Publishing

Editors

  Summer 1952 – Aug-1956: Howard Browne
  Oct-1956 – Nov-1958: Paul W. Fairman
  Dec-1958 – Jun-1965: Cele Goldsmith [Lalli]
  Sep-1965 – Nov-1967: Joseph Ross
  Jan-1968 – Oct-1968: Harry Harrison
  Dec-1968 – Apr-1969: Barry N. Malzberg
  Jun-1969 – Jan-1979: Ted White
  Apr-1979 – Oct-1980: Elinor Mavor

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c at outset

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Summer 1952 – Fall 1952: quarterly
  Nov/Dec-1952 – Dec-1956: bi-monthly
  Feb-1957 – Jun-1965: monthly
  Sep-1965 – Feb-1976: bi-monthly
  May-1976 – Oct-1980: quarterly

Title Changes

  Summer 1952 – Feb-1955: Fantastic
  Apr-1955 – Feb-1958: Fantastic Science Fiction
  Mar-1958 – Aug-1959: Fantastic
  Sep-1959 – Sep-1960: Fantastic Science Fiction Stories
  Oct-1960 – Jun-1965: Fantastic Stories of Imagination
  Sep-1965 – Feb-1975: Fantastic (cover and spine varied at times)
  Apr-1975 – Jan-1979: Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories (cover and spine varied at times)
  Apr-1979 – Oct-1980: Fantastic Science Fiction

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic (UK)

Total Issues: 8

British reprint edition of Fantastic.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1953 – Feb-1955: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Strato Publications
Pagecounts:   128pp
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Fantastic Adventures

Total Issues: 129

Fantastic Adventures was founded by editor Raymond A. Palmer in 1939 as a companion to Amazing Stories and was initially published in a large size format to emulate the early Amazing Stories magazines. The magazine was published by the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, then headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Fantastic Adventures published much light, "frothy" fantasy in its early years, but by the late 1940s was printing much the same material as its companion, only more fantastic in vein.

Following its demise in 1953, it was absorbed by Fantastic magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1939 – Mar-1953: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Chicago (moved to NY in 1950)

Editors

  May-1939 – Dec-1949: Raymond A. Palmer
  Jan-1950 – Mar-1953: Howard Browne

Formats

  bedsheet to May-1940; then pulp

Frequency

  mostly bi-monthly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Adventures Quarterly

Total Issues: 21

Each issue rebound three unsold issues of Fantastic Adventures with a new cover.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1941 – Spring 1951: Science Fiction Index
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Adventure Stories

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2007 – Aug-2007: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pulp Tales Press
Website:   www.angelfire.com/film/locationbooks/magazines.htm
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $10.95
Pagecounts:   80pp
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Fantastic Adventures (UK) [1946]

Total Issues: 2

#1 carried the front cover and the lead story from the US July 1946 issue, as well as the Frank Paul back cover from the same date. #2 had the cover and lead story from US June 1942 and it, too carried a Frank Paul back cover, but this one from the original US issue from December 1945. These two issues were only 32 pages in length and the remaining stories they contained were drawn from various earlier numbers from the 1942-45 period. SFI gives 1947 as the date for these, but IdxBSF dates them as July and September 1946, which are the dates used here.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1946 – Sep-1946: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Ziff-Davis Limited; London.
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Fantastic Adventures (UK) [1950]

Total Issues: 24

British reprint edition of Fantastic Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1950 – Feb-1954: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter, Leicester
Formats:   standard pulp
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Fantastic Adventures Yearbook

Total Issues: 1

Reprints seven stories from Fantastic Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  1970: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Fantastic Collectibles Magazine

Total Issues: 42

An SF/fantasy catalog that regularly published fiction from 1992 to 2005.

Issues & Index Sources:  #105, 1992 – #146, 2005: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Ray Bowman
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Fantastic Collector

see under Pulpdom

Fantastic Metropolis

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-2001 – Jan-2006: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Oct-2001 – Nov-2001: Gabe Chouinard
  Dec-2001 – Jan-2006: Luís Rodrigues

Editors

  Oct-2001 – Nov-2001: Gabe Chouinard
  Dec-2001 – Jan-2006: Lu^i's Rodrigues

Fantastic Novels Magazine

Total Issues: 5+20=25

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1940 – Apr-1941: Science Fiction Index
  Mar-1948 – Jun-1951: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  1st series, Frank A. Munsey Co.; 2nd series, New Publications imprint of Popular Publications, NY

Editors

  Mary Gnaedinger

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c at outset

Pagecounts

  144pp

Frequency

  bi-monthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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