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Special Garvice Library

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Mutual Book Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Special Report - Fiction

A short-lived product of Whittle Communication LP which flourished in the early '90s, as part of a set of SPECIAL REPORT magazines explicitly aimed at doctors' offices and similar sites.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   Whittle Communication LP
Formats:   slick bedsheet

The Spectator [1711]

Total Issues: 555+80=635

Mayo says: "On the whole the Spectator published less fiction than the Tatler, perhaps because it gave increased emphasis to literary criticism. Nevertheless The Spectator did make one new and significant addition to the repertory of 18thC magazine fiction: the oriental tale." Examples are "The Vision of Mirza", "The Letter from a Monkey", "The Story of Hilpa".

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Mar-1711 – 6-Dec-1712
  1714

Publishers

  Addison & Steele, London

Editors

  Addison & Steele

Frequency

  daily

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

The Spectator [1828]

Primarily a Conservative political weekly, but still publishes the occasional short story, e.g. "Birthday and Christmas" by Tim Parks (18-Dec-1999).

Issues & Index Sources

  1828 – present: Index to Periodical Literature (1882 - 1906 only)

Publishers

  Robert Stephen Rintoul, London

Editors

  1861 – 1897: R.H. Hutton
  1898 – 1925: John St Loe Strachey
  in 1962: Iain Hamilton
  ?: Dominic Lawson
  in 1997: Frank Johnson
  in 2000: Boris Johnson

Frequency

  weekly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 2
Website:   www.spectator.co.uk

Spectra-Foundation Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1989 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Team Spectra/Foundation, NY (BantamDoubledayDell)
Editors:   Lou Aronica
Formats:   US Quarto
Prices:   free
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   Three times annually

Spectral Realms

Total Issues: 8 (to Winter 2018)

Journal devoted to weird poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2014 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #8, Winter 2018)
Publishers:   Hippocampus Press
Editors:   S.T. Joshi
Website:   www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms
 
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Spectral Tales

Total Issues: 2

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1988 – #2, 1989: Science Fiction Index
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Spectra Magazine

Total Issues: 5?

Digital downloadable magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2010 – Feb-2011?
Publishers:   AndrewsUK, Ltd., Luton, Bedfordshire
Editors:   Fraser MacInnes and Spanner Spencer

Spectra Pulse

Total Issues: 2

Promotional magazine for the Bantam Dell Publishing Group.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring/Summer 2008 – Fall/Winter 2008: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Editors:   Melody Johnson
Formats:   US Quarto
Prices:   free
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Spectrum

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1957 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  University of California, Santa Barbara

Editors

  Georgia Pearce (in 1959)

Frequency

  1957 – 1975: three times a year
  1976 – 1982: twice a year
  1983 – ?: annual

Spectrum SF

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 2000 – #9, 2002: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Spectrum Publishing, Aberdeen

Editors

  Paul Fraser

Formats

  digest

Prices

  2000 – 2002: £3.50
  2002: £3.99

Pagecounts

  160pp

Frequency

  2000 – 2002: roughly quarterly
  2002: irregular

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Spectrum Stories

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1985: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wonder Press, Louisville, KY
Editors:   Walter L. Gammons
Formats:   A4 size (spiral bound)
Prices:   $3.95
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Speculative Fiction and Beyond

Total Issues: 1

Semi-professional online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1996
Editors:   John Bradt, Irvine, California

Speculon

Total Issues: 12

Amateur online magazine that turned semi-professional from issue #3.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-2000 – Apr-2002
Editors:   Timothy Cooper

The Specusphere

Amateur online magazine, relaunched from a continuous daily blogzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-2008 – ?
Publishers:   The Specusphere, Browns Plains, Queensland, Australia
Editors:   Stephen Thompson

Speed Adventure Stories

see under Spicy-Adventure Stories

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