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The Family Story Paper (UK) [1875]

see also under The Story Paper

The Family Story Paper [1888]

see also under The Daisy

Famous American Science Fiction

see under American Science Fiction (Magazine)

Famous Authors Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 75

Issues & Index Sources:  1923 – 1926: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City, NY
Formats:   7 1/2 x 5"
Prices:   25c?
Pagecounts:   120-225
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Famous Cowboy Stories

Country: Australia
Total Issues: 25?

A series of Australian booklets, numbered but not dated.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: #1-#12; #14; #17; #20; #21; #22; #24)
Publishers:   Malian Press, Sydney
Formats:   digest
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Famous Crime Cases

Country: Canada

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.

Famous Crimes

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Famous Detective Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1934 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Famous Detective Stories

see under Crack Detective (and Mystery) (Stories)

Famous Detective Stories (Australia)

Country: Australia

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1946 – 1954?
Publishers:   Frank Johnson, 250 George Street, Sydney
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Famous Detective Stories (UK)

see under Crack Detective Stories (UK)

Famous Fantastic Adventures

Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1971: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Clayton Publications, P.O. Box 1906, Wilson, North Carolina
Prices:   $2.50

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Famous Fantastic Mouse Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 3


Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1995 – May-1996
Publishers:   Redd Boggs

Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Country: US
Total Issues: 81+2=83

Famous Fantastic Mysteries was a fantasy fiction magazine offering reprints of scientific and fantastic classics from earlier decades. It ran from 1939 to 1953 for a total of 81 issues.

Published by the Frank A. Munsey Company, the publication began with an issue cover-dated September-October 1939, initially priced at 15 cents and edited by Mary Gnaedinger. With the first issue featuring A. Merritt's The Moon Pool and Ray Cummings' The Girl in the Golden Atom, the first issue was a success, and the schedule then went from bimonthly to monthly. Virgil Finlay was the magazine's leading illustrator.

Confronted with numerous requests for reprints, Gnaedinger launched a spinoff magazine, Fantastic Novels, in June 1940.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep/Oct-1939 – Jun/Jul-1953: Science Fiction Index
  Fall 2016 – Spring 2017: Science Fiction Index



  Sep/Oct-1939 – Dec-1942: Frank A. Munsey Company, NY
  Mar-1943 – Jun/Jul-1953: All Fiction Field imprint of Popular Publications, NY
  Fall 2016 – present: Altus Press


  Mary Gnaedinger


  standard pulp (small pulp/large digest briefly in early 1951)


  initially 15c


  128pp (112pp for some issues)


  Sep/Oct-1939: bimonthly
  Nov-1939 – Apr-1940: monthly
  May-1940 – Jun-1942: bimonthly
  Jul-1942 – Dec-1942: monthly
  Mar-1943 – Dec-1945: quarterly
  1946 – Jun/Jul-1953: bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Canada)

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 27

Canadian reprint edition of Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Identical to the US issues except half an inch longer and with Canadian adverts on the outside back cover.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1948 – Aug-1952: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   All-Fiction Field Inc., Toronto; Popular Publications Inc., Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   112-130pp
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Famous Feature Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

This had the size and external appearance of a comic book, but featured prose fiction (about comic strip characters).

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1938: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Dell Comics
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   66pp

Famous Kidnapings

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   World at War Publishing Co., 19 W. 44th St., New York, NY., 55 Morton St., New York, NY

Famous Lives

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Subtitled "a magazine of biography and autobiography".

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1929 – Jun-1929
Publishers:   Magazine Publishing
Formats:   bedsheet
Frequency:   bimonthly

Famous Novel Magazine

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1927 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Famous Magazine


Famous Police Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – ?
Publishers:   Volitant Publications, 103 Park Ave., New York, NY, and 105 E. 35th St., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Famous Science Fiction

Country: US
Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1966/1967 – Spring 1969: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc.
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia

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