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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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Speculation

see under Zenith

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

Speed Detective

see under Spicy Detective Stories

Speed Mystery

see under Spicy Mystery Stories

Speed & Power

Total Issues: 87+1=88

Include a "Christmas Special" in 1974.

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Mar-1974 – 22-Nov-1975: Story Paper Index

#incorporated into Look and Learn

Publishers

  IPC Magazines

Frequency

  weekly

Speed Stories

Total Issues: 3

The Aug/Sep-1931 issue was an unpublished "ashcan" issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1931/Sep-1931 – Feb/Mar-1932: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Headquarters Publishing (Harold Hersey)
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   25c
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Speed Western Stories

see under Spicy Western Stories

Spellbound [1993]

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1993 – Summer 1994: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Spellbound; Douglasville, GA
Editors:   Cathy Shanks
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $6.00
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Spellbound [1999]

Total Issues: 15+7=22

A fantasy magazine for kids ages 9 to 13.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1999 – Spring 2003: Science Fiction Index
  Winter 2012 – Summer 2014: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Eggplant Productions, PO Box 2248, Schiller Park, IL 60176

Editors

  Raechel Henderson and Marcie Lynn Tentchoff

Formats

  Fall 1999 – Spring 2003: octavo
  Winter 2012 – Summer 2014: ebook

Prices

  $5.00

Email Address:   spellbound@eggplant-productions.com
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SPGA Showcase

Total Issues: 1?

A publication of the Small Press Genre Association meant to get more exposure for their members, containing 11 short stories and 10 poems.

Issues & Index Sources:  1995
Publishers:   Small Press Genre Association, Concord, California
Editors:   David G. Barnett and Bobbi Sinha-Morey
Pagecounts:   10pp

The Sphere

Total Issues: 3343

Illustrated weekly that focused on news stories and society features, but also published occasional fiction such as "The Envelope" by J. Storer Clouston (24 Nov. 1919), etc.

Absorbed two other well-known weeklies, Black and White (1912) and The Graphic (1932); became a big slick by the 1920s.

Issues & Index Sources

  27-Jan-1900 – 27-Jan-1964: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  Illustrated Newspapers

Editors

  1900 – 1926: Clement Shorter
  1926 – 1960: Jesse Heitner
  1960 – 1964: John Oliver

Frequency

  weekly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

The Spice Box

Rebound issues of Snappy Stories and/or Live Stories. Subtitled "A Quarterly Magazine of `Telling Tales'".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s
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Spick

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London
Prices:   2/6d

Spicy

Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring six to eight racey short stories, interspersed with black and white nude or scantily-clad pin-up, purporting to be a US pulp magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

Spicy Adult Stories

Total Issues: 4

Comic book reprinting the text and illustrations of "spicy" stories that originally appeared in the spicy pulps such as Stolen Sweets, Tattle Tales, and Snappy between 1930 and 1936

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1991 – Jun-1991: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Aircel (Malibu Graphics)
Editors:   Chris Ulm
Formats:   quarto newsprint
Prices:   $2.50
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly
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