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Modern Author's Library

Total Issues: 100

Issues & Index Sources:  1894 – 1897
Publishers:   Donohue-Henneberry
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Modern Boy

Total Issues: 523+87=610

Authors include W.E. Johns, Murray Roberts, merges with Boy's Cinema. Incorporates: Chums from 9-Jul-1932

Issues & Index Sources

  11-Feb-1928 – 12-Feb-1938: Story Paper Index (Missing: all issues after 5-Dec-1931)
  19-Feb-1938 – 14-Oct-1939

#incorporated into Boy's Cinema


  Amalgamated Press


  Charles Boff (Assistant Editor); Fred Lidstone (Assistant Editor)


  tabloid; later issues smaller






  weekly (every Saturday)

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Modern Detective (1898)

True crime magazine that occasionally published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s

Modern Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 11 (at least)

Australian digest mainly printing original stories by Australian authors, although two of the issues reprinted from stories US pulp magazines.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #11)
Publishers:   Action Comics, 14 Bond Street, Sydney
Prices:   1/-
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Modern Electrics

A popular science magazine edited by Hugo Gernsback which regularly published fiction from 1911 to 1913. In March 1913 Gernsback sold it to his partner Orland Ridenour who combined it with Electrician and Mechanic to form Modern Electrics and Mechanics which only lasted for six months until being absorbed by Popular Electricity and World's Advance.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1908 – Dec-1913: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
  Jan-1914 – Jun-1914, as Modern Electrics and Mechanics: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)


  Modern Publishing Company, 231 Fulton Street, New York


  Hugo Gernsback (to Feb-1913)



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Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Fairy Tales

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938 – in 1940s
Publishers:   Popular Fiction; Phoenix; Anglo-American
Formats:   pocket
Pagecounts:   20pp

Modern Girl

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1938 – ?
Publishers:   Coudry
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   monthly

Modern Girl Book

Note that title given as "Modern Girl Book Magazine" on cover and "Modern Girl Book" on contents page.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1939 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Lex Publications, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York
Formats:   11.5" x 8.5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   60pp
Frequency:   bimonthly

Modern Girl Stories

see under Live Girl Stories

Modern Homemaking

see under The American Woman

Modern Life Stories

Total Issues: 1?

Contained stories plus many photo studies of stars and starlets.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11
Prices:   6d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Modern Love Magazine

Total Issues: 6?

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1937 – Jun-1941?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Western Fiction Publishing Co.
Editors:   Carrie Vaughn
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Love Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1950
Publishers:   Atlas News
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Man

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1951 – Dec-1976: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Publishers Development Corp., 8150 North Central Park Avenue, Skokie, Illinois
Prices:   50c
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Modern Maturity

A very large-circulation glossy for old folks; publishes occasional fiction, e.g. "The Book Collector" by Leon Arden (Dec-1993/Jan-1994).

Issues & Index Sources

  1958 – 2002: Short Story Index
  2002 – present, as AARP: The Magazine


  American Association of Retired Persons



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Modern Mechanics and Inventions

A pulp-size science magazine. During the period from November 1928 to July 1929 it serialized reprints of three Edgar Rice Burroughs novels: The Moon Maid as "Conquest of the Moon" (Nov 28 to Feb 1929), At the Earth's Core as "Lost Inside the Earth" (Feb to Apr 1929), and Under the Moons of Mars as "Carter of the Red Planet" (Apr to Jul 1929). It published no original fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1928 – Jul-1929: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Modern Miss

Total Issues: 9

Subtitled "The Magazine for the Younger Set".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1948 – May-1949: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Eric H. Hale
Editors:   Rita Boyce (1948); Rita Boyce & Joan Seager (1949)
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   24pp

Modern Mythology

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 199? – #2, 1993

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