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The Planeteer

Total Issues: 6+1=7


Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1935 – Apr-1935: FictionMags Index
  Mar-1939: FictionMags Index


  Nov-1935 – Apr-1935: Blish-Grim Enterprises, 131 Harrison Street, New Jersey
  Mar-1939: Cosmic Publications


  Nov-1935 – Apr-1935: James Blish
  Mar-1939: James V. Taurasi and Mario Racic

Plane Tree Library

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Planet Stories

Total Issues: 71

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1939 – Summer 1955: Miller/Contento


  Love Romances imprint of Fiction House


  Winter 1939 – Summer 1942: Malcolm Reiss
  Fall 1942 – Fall 1945: Malcolm Reiss & Wilbur S. Peacock
  Winter 1945 – Summer 1946: Chester Whitehorn
  Fall 1946 – Spring 1950: Paul Lawrence Payne
  Summer 1950 – Jul-1951: Jerome Bixby
  Sep-1951 – Summer 1955: Jack O'Sullivan


  standard pulp


  Winter 1939 – Jan-1951: 20c
  Mar-1951 – Summer 1955: 25c


  Winter 1939 – Spring 1949: 128pp
  Summer 1949 – May-1954: 112pp
  Summer 1954 – ?: 96pp


  Winter 1939 – Fall 1950: quarterly
  Nov-1950 – May-1954: bi-monthly
  Summer 1954 – Summer 1955: quarterly

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Planet Stories (Canada)

Total Issues: 12

Canadian reprint edition of Planet Stories. Identical to the equivalent US issues, except for Canadian pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1948 – Mar-1951: Miller/Contento (sample issues only)
Publishers:   American News Company of Toronto
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Planet Stories (UK) [1950]

Total Issues: 12

British reprint edition of Planet Stories.

There were Australian and New Zealand reprint editions of some of the issues (at least 1 in Australia and 7 in New Zealand) but it is thought these simply had different covers and prices to the UK editions.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1950 – Sep-1954: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Mar-1950 – Sep-1954: Pembertons of Manchester
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   9d or 1/-
Pagecounts:   66pp
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Planet Stories (UK) [1954]

Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Planet Stories. Only one, undated, issue is known which is a partial reprint of the November 1952 US issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Streamline Publications, 105 Curtain Road, London EC2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   68pp
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Subtitled "Girls on Parade". Contained pin-ups but no fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1942 – ?
Publishers:   White Publications

Play Book Series

Total Issues: 169

Issues & Index Sources:  1903 – 1923
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Total Issues: 722 (to Oct-2014)

Men's magazine which has always published considerable fiction and during Ray Russell's editorship included a lot of sf, fantasy and horror. Authors include Evelyn Waugh, Carl Sandburg, Nelson Algren and many in the sf/horror fields.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1953 – present: Destiny Reference Guide (Missing: any after Oct-2014)
FictionMags Index


  HMH Publishing, Playboy Building, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (in 1998 - 2002)



  ?: Jack Kessie
  1955 – 1960: Ray Russell
  1965 – 1966: Frank DuBlois
  1967 – 1976: Robie Macauley
  1976 – 1979: Victoria Hayden-Chen
  1980 – 2000?: Alice Turner


  standard slick



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia


  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)
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Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Total Issues: 426

A monthly pornographic magazine that featured semi-nude or fully nude men. The magazine was founded in 1973 during the height of the feminist movement as a response to erotic men's magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse that featured similar photos of women. It published the occasional piece of fiction, but much less than Playboy did.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1973 – Jan/Feb-2009
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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Play Hour

Issues & Index Sources:  1857 – 1858


Issues & Index Sources:  1848 – 1849
Frequency:   monthly

Playtime (UK)

Total Issues: 103

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1900 – Jun-1909
Publishers:   5 Agar Street, Strand, London E.C.
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   monthly (1st of month)

Playtime [1958] (US)

Total Issues: 1?

Subtitled "Fun for Fellows and Femmes".

Issues & Index Sources:  1958: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
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Playtime [1960s] (US)

Total Issues: 2?

Subtitled "The New Fun Magazine for Males". First issue contained "Lady for Rent" by Gil Brewer.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s
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