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Occult Detective Quarterly Magazine

Total Issues: 5 (as at Jun-2019)

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2016/2017 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #5, Winter 2019)
Publishers:   Electric Pentacle Press
Editors:   Sam Gafford & John Linwood Grant
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The Occult Digest

"A Monthly Digest for Everybody, dedicated to the Laws of Higher Mind-Soul Expansion", the magazine regularly featured articles (or short fiction) on Kundalini, "The Astral Lover," the danger of being "Vamped" by ghosts, "An Occult Interpretation of Life's Secrets: Sex the Mystery of Mysteries Revealed," and the like.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1925 – Mar-1947: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Maha Publishing Company, Chicago, IL
Editors:   Effa E. Danelson
Related Sites:   IAPSOP

Occult (Shorts)

Total Issues: 2

First issue is entitled Occult; second is Occult Shorts.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1945 – #2, 1946: Science Fiction Index
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: Adventure Fiction Index
  Feb-1908 – Sep-1908, as The Live Wire: Adventure Fiction Index

#merges with The Scrap Book


  Frank A. Munsey









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: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Richard Freeborn
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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The Octopus

see under The Western Raider

Oddlands Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  2008: Science Fiction Index
Editors:   Omar Singleton
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Odd Tales of Wonder Magazine

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2016 – May-2018

Odyssey [1976]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1976 – Summer 1976: Science Fiction Index
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: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Partizan Press, London
Editors:   Liz Holliday
Formats:   A4 Slick
Prices:   £3
Pagecounts:   72pp (average)
Frequency:   bimonthly
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)


  Pontiac Publishing, 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, Mass








  generally bimonthly

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

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1934 – ?


  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



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.


Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1993 – Winter 1993: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Graphic Image Press, New York
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Of Unicorns and Space Stations

Amateur magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1994 – ?
Editors:   T. Gene Davis, Bountiful, Utah

Ogilvie's Fireside Reading

Total Issues: 6

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

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