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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

see under Battle Stories

Fawcett's Magazine

see under True Confessions

Fawcett's Triple-X Magazine

see under Triple-X Magazine

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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F.B.I. Detective Stories (UK)

see also under Real F.B.I. Detective Case Stories

Fear! [1960]

Total Issues: 2

There is a rumour that there was a British edition of this title, but no details have been found. It is possible these were simply the US issues with UK price stamps.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1960 – Jul-1960: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Great American Publications, NY
Editors:   Joseph L. Marx
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Fear [1988]

Total Issues: 34+2+2=38 (as at Jan-2016)

Glossy horror magazine with the emphasis on films and tv but with much fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul/Aug-1988 – Oct-1991: Science Fiction Index
  Oct-2012 – Nov-2012: Science Fiction Index
  Nov-2015 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Dec-2015)


  Jul/Aug-1988 – Oct-1991: Leisure Monthly, Ludlow
  2012: Opium Press, 43a High Street, BEXLEY, Kent, DA5 1AB
  2015: Maaxmedia



  John Gilbert


  large format


  price varied




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Feature Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1942 – ?
Publishers:   Magazine Publishing House of Canada (1943-1946); Pastime Publications Ltd. (1946-1947)

Feature Movie Magazine

Featured "snappy short stories" about movies

Issues & Index Sources:  15-Mar-1915 – Mar-1916: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Feature Movie Publishing Co., 123 W. Madison St., Chicago, Ill.
Editors:   Leander James Neiss
Prices:   10c
Frequency:   twice monthly

Federal Agent

see under Public Enemy

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