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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 bimonthly

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

  bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Novels Magazine (Canada)

Total Issues: 17

Canadian reprint edition of Fantastic Novels Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1948 – Jun-1951: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   New Publications Inc., Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   130pp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Fantastic Novels Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 2

British reprint edition of Fantastic Novels Magazine.

There were two undated issues in 1950 or thereabouts. One is unnumbered and is a full reprint of the November 1949 (US) issue, while the other is numbered as #1 and is a partial reprint of the May 1949 (US) issue. The first is thought to have appeared first but doesn't list a publisher, although it carries a Thorpe & Porter advert on the back, while the second gives the publisher as "Pembertons (of Manchester)".

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter/Pembertons of Manchester
Prices:   1/- & 9d
Pagecounts:   129pp & 64pp
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Fantastic Science Fiction

Total Issues: 2

Dreadful juvenile sf. According to Walter Gibson all of the stories in this magazine were written either by himself or Ed Burkholder. Gibson could only identify one of his pseudonyms. One of the bylines is a known Burkholder pseudonym. J. Randolph Cox, who prepared a massive bibliography of Gibson's work, examined the remainder of the stories and is of the opinion that the two Bruce Crandall stories are probably by Gibson, and that the others are probably not.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1952 – Dec-1952: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Aug-1952: Super Science Fiction Publications (Charlton Publications), Derby, Connecticut
  Dec-1952: Capitol Stories (Charlton Publications), Derby, Connecticut

Editors

  Walter Gibson

Formats

  bedsheet

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Science Thriller

Total Issues: 5

Booklet series.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1954 – #5, 1954: Science Fiction Index
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
 
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Fantastic Stories of the Imagination [2000]

see under Pirate Writings

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination [2014]

Total Issues: 21

Online magazine that also publishes an ebook edition. The final issue was an unnumbered "People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination".

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2014 – Apr-2017: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wilder Publications, PO Box 632, Floyd, VA 24092
Website:   www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com
Editors:   Warren Lapine
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Fantastic Story Quarterly

Total Issues: 23

Fantastic Story Quarterly was a pulp magazine which merged pulp reprints with new stories, with each issue featuring a lead novel or novella and a number of short stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Spring 1950 – Spring 1951: Science Fiction Index
  Summer 1951 – Spring 1955, as Fantastic Story Magazine: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Best Books subsidiary imprint of Standard Magazines, NY

Editors

  Spring 1950 – Fall 1951: Samuel Merwin
  Winter 1952 – Fall 1954: Samuel Mines
  Winter 1955 – Spring 1955: Alexander Samalman

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  25c at outset

Pagecounts

  160pp

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Wikipedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Fantastic Story Quarterly (Canada)

Total Issues: 4

Canadian reprint edition of Fantastic Story Quarterly.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1950 – Winter 1951: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except v1 #2 & v1 #3)
Publishers:   Better Publications of Canada, Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   162pp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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