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Strange Constellations

A online short fiction magazine, printing science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2014 – present
Editors:   R.S. Mason

Strange Days

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1991 – #7, 1993: Science Fiction Index (Missing: v1 #6, 1993)
Publishers:   Broken Arrow Publishing, Worcester, MA.
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Strange Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 2+5+26=33

Strange Detective Mysteries specialised, as the title implied, in "bizarre, thrilling, eerie-laden, mystery stories" and featured a host of bizarre crime fighters. Briefly, for five issues in 1938, it changed its name to Captain Satan and concentrated on the eponymous hero, but soon reverted to the original title, publishing a total of 33 issues in 6 series.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1937 – Nov-1937: Crime Fiction Index
  Mar-1938 – Jul-1938, as Captain Satan: Crime Fiction Index
  Nov/Dec-1938 – May-1943, as Strange Detective Mysteries: Crime Fiction Index


  Popular Publications


  ?: Willard Crosby
  ?: Ejler Jakobson
  ?: John Bender


  standard pulp






  Oct-1937 – Jul-1938: monthly
  Nov/Dec-1938 – May-1941: bimonthly
  Jan-1942 – May-1943: bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Strange Detective Mysteries (Canada)

Total Issues: 48?

Canadian version of Strange Detective Mysteries.

The earliest issue known of this title is v6 #3, August 1941. This, and the following issue (v6 #4, November 1941) are the only issues in which the numbering is the same as the US edition from which it reprints, so they are probably among the first issues. The latest issue seen is v11 #30, November 1945. It seems to have been monthly for the entire period, which would have produced at least 48 issues.

In the early issues, the contents of an issue of Strange Detective Mysteries and an issue of Dime Mystery Magazine were mixed together and republished over two issues of the Canadian magazine, with a couple of stories squeezed out.

After the US edition of Strange Detective Mysteries folded, issues of Dime Mystery Magazine were reprinted, abridged, in alternating issues of Strange Detective Mysteries, with the intervening issues filled with random reprints, mostly from Detective Fiction Weekly of the 1930's.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1941? – Nov-1945?: Crime Fiction Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Popular Publications Canada
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   Science Fiction Index, The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Strange Detective Mysteries (UK)

British reprint edition of Strange Detective Mysteries.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1941: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
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Strange Detective Stories [1933]

see under Man Stories

Strange Detective Stories [2011]

Total Issues: 12 (as at Apr-2018)

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-2011 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #12, Oct-2017)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
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Strange Fantasy

see under Science Fiction Classics


Total Issues: 1 (to Dec-2002)

Subtitled "a queer journal".

Issues & Index Sources:  2000 – 2002?
Publishers:   Strangefruit, Box 19624 Manulife, Toronto, ON M4W 3T9
Sources:   Our Own Voices

Strange Horizons

Online SF magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Sep-2000 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all after 2-Apr-2018)
Editors:   Susan Marie Groppi
Formats:   online
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia


Total Issues: 10

Strangelet is a journal of speculative fiction that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic stories/comics, and artwork six times a year with an anthology at the end of each year.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2014 – Sep-2016: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Strangelet Press, 30 Newbury St. 3rd floor, Boston MA 02116
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Strange Plasma

Total Issues: 8

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1989 – #8, 1994: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Edgewood Press, Cambridge, MA
Editors:   Steve Pasechnik
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $3.00 (rising to $4)
Pagecounts:   pagination varied 28pp-52pp
Frequency:   irregular, one or two per year
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Strange Romances

Total Issues: 3?

Strange Romances was another one of those ever present publications that seek to capitalize upon sensationalized accounts of true and often gruesome events. Here we have detailed reviews of off-beat romantic relationships ending in tragedy. Some of the fictionalized accounts do have a hint of weird menace or supernatural occurences but none of them are truly of this nature. Three issues have been seen and others may well exist.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1939 – Apr-1939?
Publishers:   Strange Romances Publishing, NY
Formats:   small pulp
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   52pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

Strange Sorcery

Total Issues: 26 (as at Apr-2018)

"An occasional magazine devoted to Clark Ashton Smith".

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2006 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #26)
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Editors:   John B. Ford & Steve Lines
Formats:   A5
Prices:   £7.00
Pagecounts:   40pp
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Strange Stories

Total Issues: 13

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1939 – Feb-1941: Science Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1


  Better Publications


  Mortimer Weisinger


  standard pulp


  Feb-1939 – Jun-1940: 15c
  Aug-1940 – Feb-1941: 10c


  Feb-1939 – Jun-1940: 128pp
  Aug-1940 – Feb-1941: 96pp



Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Strangest Stories Ever Told

Total Issues: 1

Reprint magazine with stories from Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1970: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Ultimate Publishing
Editors:   Sol Cohen (pseudonymously)
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
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Strange Suicides

Total Issues: 2

Strange Suicides may well have been the most bizarre entry in the magazine field of the 1930's. The magazine's policy was given in the first issue. It was to cover, "The choice of the most dramatic events in our field, but not to neglect the unknown". Although the magazine purports to be true, it is probably mostly fictional.

A Hersey magazine put out pseudonymously; he called it one of his "missteps in the dark"!

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1933 – Feb-1933: General Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   George Hill, NY
Editors:   Harold Hersey
Formats:   small pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   48pp (2nd issue 112pp)
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Strange Tales

There were two editions of #1. The first was printed in Eire with a cover by Alva Rogers, the second was printed in England with a cover by H.W. Perl.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1946 – Oct-1946: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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