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Special Detective

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Launched by the then editor of Detective Fiction Weekly, Special Detective featured a blend of fiction (mainly by authors familiar from Detective Fiction Weekly) and factual articles. After the third issue the former were phased out and the magazine continued as a true crime magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1937 – Nov-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Haig-Kostka Publications Inc., 434 Main Street, Mount Morris, Illinois
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Special Detective Cases

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1937 – ?

Publishers

  1948 – mid 1950s: Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
  in 1950s: Skye Publishing Co., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY, 60 W 46th St., New York, NY, and Louisville, KY

Frequency

  bimonthly

Special Detective Cases (Canada)

Country: Canada

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1941 – ?
Publishers:   Magazine Publishing House of Canada (Aug-1941 - 1945); Pastime Publications (1946-1947); Merchants House (Jan-1948); Alval Publishers of Canada (1948-1950)

Special Detective Yearbook

Country: US

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

Special Garvice Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

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


Special Report - Fiction

Country: US

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

Spectacle

Country: US
Total Issues: 1?

A quarterly illustrated fiction and lifestyle magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2018: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Spectacle Media Inc.
Editors:   Kevin Hale & Danny Dumas

The Spectator [1711]

Country: UK
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: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  1714

Publishers

  Addison & Steele, London

Editors

  Addison & Steele

Frequency

  daily

Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 1

The Spectator [1828]

Country: UK

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 (Poole 1882 - 1906 only; FicMags sample issue only)
FictionMags Index

Website:   www.spectator.co.uk

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

Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 2

Online Sources

  Online Books

Spectra-Foundation Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine

Country: US

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

Country: US
Total Issues: 13 (to Summer 2020)

Journal devoted to weird poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 2014 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after #13, Summer 2020)
Website:   www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms
Publishers:   Hippocampus Press
Editors:   S.T. Joshi
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Spectral Tales

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Fanzine.

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

Country: UK
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

Country: US
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

Country: US

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

Country: UK
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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