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The Observer

Britain's oldest Sunday newspaper; latterly it has published fiction in its supplement, The Observer Magazine, e.g. J. G. Ballard's "Love in a Colder Climate" (16 Jul-1989; reprinted from the US magazine Interview).

Issues & Index Sources:  1791 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Frequency:   weekly

Obsidian III

Subtitled "Literature in the African Diaspora".

Issues & Index Sources:  1975 – 2012: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   North Carolina State University
Website:   obsidian.chass.ncsu.edu

Obsolete!

Total Issues: 8 (as at Jan-2014)

"Obsolete! Magazine is a quarterly tabloid publication in the tradition of the International Times and the other great underground rags of days past."

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2010 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Victor, Iowa
Website:   obsoletemag.blogspot.com
Editors:   Rich Dana
Frequency:   weekly
 

Occident

Series 2 revived as a separate magazine, after being issued 4-Sep-1933 - 25-Apr-1934 as Literary supplement of the Daily Californian. Arbitrarily called ser. 2. Revived subsequently in 1945, 1967, 1979 and 1988. Vol. 83 omitted in numbering. Publication suspended Mar-1926 - Apr-1930.

Issues & Index Sources

  11-Aug-1881 – Apr-1933
  Sep-1934 – Nov-1937
  Spring 1945 – Spring 1964
  Spring/Summer 1967 – Spring 1975
  Fall 1979 – Fall 1981 (plus 2 issues in 1988 & 1990)

Publishers

  Feb-1907 – Mar-1926: The English Club of the University of California
  Apr-1930 – Apr-1933: The Associated Students of the University of California

Occult (Shorts)

Total Issues: 2

First issue is entitled Occult; second is Occult Shorts.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1945 – #2, 1946: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Editors:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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The Ocean

Total Issues: 11+8=19

One of the first specialist pulp magazines, dealing with sea stories. Authors include Charles F. Bourke, George Bronson-Howard, Edwin C. Dickinson, Steven Chalmers, Clarence B. Kelland. When revamped as The Live Wire, it was the first pulp to have all its illustrations in two colours. Absorbed into The Scrap Book in Sep-1908.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1907 – Jan-1908: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Feb-1908 – Sep-1908, as The Live Wire: FictionMags Index
Adventure Fiction Index

#merges with The Scrap Book

Publishers

  Frank A. Munsey

Formats

  pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  192pp

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Oceans of the Mind

Total Issues: 19

After the first (print) issue, distributed in PDF format via e-mail.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2001 – Spring 2006: Miller/Contento
Website:   www.trantorpublications.com
Editors:   Richard Freeborn
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Octopus

see under The Western Raider

Odyssey [1976]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1976 – Summer 1976: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Gambi Publications, Brooklyn
Editors:   Roger Elwood
Formats:   large format, newsprint paper
Prices:   $1.00
Pagecounts:   80pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Odyssey [1997]

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  #0, 1997 – #7, 1999: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Partizan Press, London
Editors:   Liz Holliday, 72pp (average), \3
Formats:   A4 Slick
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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O'er Land and Sea Library

see under Aldine O'er Land and Sea Library

Off Beat Detective Stories

Total Issues: 35?

Sure-Fire Detective Stories was typical of the action-packed, violent, crime-adventure fiction of the mid-1950s which not only continued the tradition of the pulp magazines, but added to it by inserting a large measure of brutal sex. It ran for 9 issues from January 1957 to July 1958, and was then replaced by/renamed to Off Beat Detective Stories under which title it ran for a further 26 issues (at least). It is mainly remembered today for its graphic cover art, and for the occasional contributions from authors such as Robert Silverberg and Harlan Ellison.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1957 – Jul-1958, as Sure-Fire Detective Stories: Crime Fiction Index
  Sep-1958 – May-1963, as Off Beat Detective Stories: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Mar-1963, any after May-1963)

Publishers

  Pontiac Publishing, 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, Mass

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  generally bi-monthly

Sources

  Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Official Detective Stories

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1934 – ?

Publishers

  in 1930s: Detective Stories Publishing Co., 731 Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL
  in 1940s: Triangle Publications Inc., 400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
  1970 – 1972: TD Publishing Corp, 206 E. 43rd St., New York, NY
  1972 – ?: RGH Publishing Corp, 460 W 34th St., New York, NY

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Official Police Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1955 – ?
Publishers:   Factual Publications Inc., 471 Park Ave., New York, NY, and 171 Park Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Official Police Cases (Canada)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   A.B.C. Publishing Co.; Fireside Publications Ltd.

Offworld

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1993 – Winter 1993: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Graphic Image Press, New York
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Ogilvie's Fireside Reading

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1889
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Ogilvie's New Books for Boys and Girls

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1901
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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