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The Osborne Magazine

Total Issues: 7

Subtitled 'A Monthly Illustrated Magazine of Fact & Fiction'.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1896 – May-1897?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   S.W. Partridge, PaternosterRow, London
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   48pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Other Times

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1975 – #2, 1976: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   P.P. Layouts, London
Editors:   Andrew Ellsmore (#1), Leo Bulero (#2)
Formats:   A4 glossy
Prices:   60p
Pagecounts:   48pp
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Other Voices

Total Issues: 37 (to Dec-2002)

An all-fiction journal plus author interviews. Theme issues. No payment. Circulation 800.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1984/1985 – Nov-2007
Publishers:   University of Illinois, 601 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7120 (in 2000 - 2002)
Editors:   Dolores Weinberg at outset; Lois Hauselman (in 1998 - 2002)
Formats:   review
Pagecounts:   225pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Other Worlds [1988]

Total Issues: 6


Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1988 – #6, 1996: Science Fiction Index
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Other Worlds Science Stories

Total Issues: 31+4+26=61

Raymond Palmer launched Other Worlds Science Stories in November 1949 as a fiction counterpart to his major magazine Fate, which focused on UFOs and the unexplained, shortening the title to Other Worlds in November 1952.

After running into financial problems, Palmer folded the magazine in 1953 and launched two new magazines in its place - Science Stories and Universe Science Fiction. While Palmer referred to the former as being the successor to Other Worlds it folded after only four issues and he concentrated on Universe Science Fiction instead.

After ten issues, Palmer formally announced that Universe had expired, but immediately relaunched Other Worlds Science Stories with issue numbering continued directly from Universe AND a secondary issue numbering related to the 31 issues of the first run of Other Worlds.

In June 1957 the title changed to Flying Saucers from Other Worlds which, for four issues, alternated between a Flying Saucers emphasis and an Other Worlds emphasis; only three of which featured any fiction. After this it was simply a nonfiction UFO magazine, retaining the title Flying Saucers from Other Worlds until July/August 1958 and then continuing under various titles until June 1976.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1949 – Oct-1952: Science Fiction Index
  Nov-1952 – Jul-1953, as Other Worlds: Science Fiction Index
  Oct-1953 – Apr-1954, as Science Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Jun-1953 – Mar-1955, as Universe Science Fiction: Science Fiction Index
  May-1955 – May-1957, as Other Worlds Science Stories: Science Fiction Index
  Jun-1957 – May-1958, as Flying Saucers from Other Worlds: Science Fiction Index (only fiction indexed)


  Nov-1949 – Jul-1953: Clark Publishing, Evanston, IL
  Jun-1953 – Oct-1953: Bell Publications, Chicago
  Dec-1953 – May-1957: Palmer Publications, Inc., Evanston, IL


  Raymond A. Palmer with Bea Mahaffey


  Nov-1949 – Oct-1955: digest
  Nov-1955 – May-1957: small pulp




  Nov-1949 – Jul-1953: 160pp
  Jun-1953 – Oct-1955: 128pp
  Nov-1955 – May-1957: 96pp


  Nov-1949 – Jul-1953: bimonthly to Sep-1950; six weekly to Oct-1952; then monthly
  Oct-1953 – May-1957: mainly bimonthly

Related Sites

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  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Total Issues: 410

Men's magazine which, in the 1970's at least, "publishes one fiction piece per month-sometimes, but rarely, two".

In June 1981 Playboy Enterprises sold the magazine to Laurant Publishing Ltd. in New York. The new president and chief operating officer was Irwin E. Billman, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Penthouse Group. Initially, Laurant Publishing Ltd. featured celebrity nudity, peaking in 1982 with pictorials of Linda Blair, Demi Moore and Pia Zadora. The magazine has since experienced a significant decline in circulation.

The magazine went hardcore, along with many of its competitors, in the early 2000s, featuring couples photosets with penetration.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1972 – Feb-2008: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Oct-1972 – May-1981: HMH Publishing, Playboy Building, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
  Jun-1981 – Feb-2008: Laurant Publishing Ltd


  1973: John Lombardi


  standard slick



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Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11
Formats:   7" x 9.5"
Pagecounts:   36pp

Our Animal Friends

The official organ of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which often published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1909
Publishers:   The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Our Boys [1876]

Total Issues: 122

Really a retitle of The Boys' Own, or Weekly Story Teller.

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Feb-1876 – 20-Jun-1878: Bibliographic Listing: Our Boys and New York Boys Weekly

#merges with Young Men of America


  Norman L. Munro


  large tabloid story-paper







Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Our Boys [1883]

Total Issues: 26+13=39

"In No.12 the paper announced that they had opened a new clothing shop called "Our Boys" at 149 Newington Causeway, London S.E., with branches at Holborn Viaduct and Kings Cross, in which boys could buy clothing 20% cheaper than anywhere else, because it had come straight from the manufacturer. Velvet suits, sailor suits, Eton suits, Norfolk suits, were amongst the many advertised."

Incorporates: Grip from 14-Feb-1884

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Nov-1883 – 17-May-1884
  24-May-1884 – 16-Aug-1884


  General Publishing Co.


  Edward A. Morton



Our Boys [1892]

Total Issues: 1

Not a story paper, just two printed pages in which the Editor gave a long-winded talk about how they hoped boys would buy his paper which would contain real manly stories and first class articles for intelligent boys. No such magazine was forthcoming.

Issues & Index Sources:  30-Jul-1892
Publishers:   Boswell Printing Co.
Pagecounts:   2pp

Our Boys [1897]

Total Issues: 1

Gifford notes "may be registration copy only."

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Jul-1897: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.
Frequency:   weekly

Our Boys [1911]

Total Issues: 1

Gifford notes "may be registration copy only." "Contained pictures and stories of interest. Main story was written by Andrew Murray entitled "Pleasure Island"." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Mar-1911
Publishers:   Temple Press
Frequency:   weekly

Our Boys [1914]

Our Boys was a children's magazine published by the Educational Company of Ireland and the Christian Brothers, beginning in 1914. Modelled on the British "Boy's Own" tradition but informed by a Catholic and nationalist ideology, it included cartoons and prose adventure adventure stories in English and Irish.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1914 – ?
Publishers:   Educational Co. of Ireland, 65 Mid Abbey Street, Dublin; Congregation of Christian Brothers, Dublin
Prices:   1d; 2d
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   monthly

Our Boys and Girls

Issues & Index Sources:  1877 – 1910
Publishers:   Sunday School Union?, 2 Ludgate Circus Buildings, London E.C.
Prices:   ½d
Frequency:   monthly (25th of month)

Our Boys and Girls' Band of Hope Journal

Total Issues: 12

Subtitled "To aid young people in Band of Hope and Temperance Work".

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1886 – Sep-1887
Publishers:   (S. Knowles?), Manchester
Editors:   S. Knowles
Frequency:   monthly

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