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Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories

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Fast-Action Western Stories

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The Fast Man

Total Issues: 16

A 'soft-porn' magazine which carried some stories such as "Miss Lavender Miffs; or, the Single Young Lady That Lived by her Wits" (anonymous but by H. Brooks).

Issues & Index Sources:  1850
Publishers:   R. Donaldson, London
Formats:   large tabloid (11"x17")
Pagecounts:   4pp
Frequency:   weekly


The most successful and longest running occult magazine. Devoted entirely to non-fiction, it is still being published today. It was started pseudonymously by Ray Palmer while he was still an editor at Ziff-Davis. It was a sister publication to Other Worlds and early issues may be of some interest to collectors for the large number of SF authors who crossed over to its pages, as well as the many striking SF-style covers done by artists like Malcolm Smith, Harold McCauley and James Settles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1948 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Clark Publishing Company, Chicago
Editors:   Robert N. Webster
Formats:   digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Father William's Stories

Total Issues: 24

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1866 – Dec-1897

#becomes Children's Treasury




Issues & Index Sources:  1971 – ?
Publishers:   Union City, California


Total Issues: 11 (to Dec-2002)

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   English & Comparative Literature Dept., University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-2650 (in 2002)
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Frequency:   annual
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Total Issues: 31 (as at May-2015)

Magazine about Arthur Machen, with the occasional short story by him.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1998 – present: FictionMags Index (Missing: any after #31)
Publishers:   The Friends of Arthur Machen
Formats:   hardcover

The Faust Collector (fnz)

Total Issues: 10

Fanzine dedicated to the writings of Frederick Faust under his pseudonyms. Each issue contains a number of short stories and an article or two.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1969 – Jan-1973
Publishers:   William J. Clark, Los Angeles, California.
Editors:   William J. Clark
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Favorite Library

Total Issues: 300

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1905: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American News Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Favorite Library of Choice Fiction

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  1889
Publishers:   John W. Lovell Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Favorite Magazine

Total Issues: 52?

Began as a theatre and entertainment guide but ran increasingly more fiction, especially after the name change. Authors include Frank Aubrey; first year called Eureka.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1897 – 1903?
Publishers:   The Favorite Publishing Company
Editors:   Paul Naumann
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Favorite Series

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1898
Publishers:   American Pub. Corp.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Favorite Series

Total Issues: 100

Issues & Index Sources:  1898
Publishers:   George Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Favorite Tales

Supposedly a cheaply reproduced magazine containing reprint material.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1939/1940
Sources:   Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Fawcett's Battle Stories

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Fawcett's Magazine

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Fawcett's Triple-X Magazine

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F.B.I. Detective Stories

Total Issues: 14

F.B.I. Detective Stories was introduced in February 1949 and ran on a regular bimonthly schedule for 14 issues - quite a long life for a magazine about "The Feds", particularly at a time when the general trend was long past.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1949 – May-1951: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

#merges with Detective Tales


  All-Fiction Field imprint of Popular Publications


  standard pulp








  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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F.B.I. Detective Stories (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of F.B.I. Detective Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – 1951?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
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F.B.I. Detective Stories (UK)

Total Issues: 6?

British reprint edition of F.B.I. Detective Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  1950 – 1951: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #6, 1951)
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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