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Startling Mystery Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

An attempt to cash in on the popularity of the "shudder pulps", Startling Mystery Magazine used reprint covers and paid authors only half the then-going rate. Perhaps as a result it folded after only two issues, though a third issue was planned.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1940 – Apr-1940: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Fictioneers, Inc., imprint of Popular Publications
Editors:   Costa Caroussa
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   112pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Startling Mystery (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

British reprint edition of Startling Mystery Magazine. There was probably only one issue which reprinted stories from the first issue of the American edition.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1940s: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester
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Startling Mystery Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 18

Startling Mystery Stories specialised in stories where either the detective or villain had supernatural powers or their scientific equivalent. Despite a steadily growing circulation during its 18 issues it was killed in 1971 by increasing costs and distribution problems.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1966 – Mar-1971: Crime Fiction Index
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Health Knowledge Inc.
Editors:   Robert A.W. Lowndes
Formats:   digest
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   mostly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Startling Science Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 32+39=71

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1997 – Mar-2000: Science Fiction Index
  Apr-2000 – Jun-2003, as Alien Worlds: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fading Shadows, Inc.; Seymour, TX

Editors

  Tom & Virginia Johnson

Formats

  octavo

Prices

  $5.00 (in Dec-2000)

Pagecounts

  84pp

Frequency

  monthly
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Startling Space Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-2007 – Jan-2014
Publishers:   Rainfall Books
Website:   www.rainfallsite.com/Chapbooks01.html

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Startling Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 99

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1939 – Fall 1955: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Jan-1939 – Jul-1949: Better Publications, Inc., Chicago
  Sep-1949 – Mar-1951: Better Publications, Inc., Springfield, MA
  Winter 1951 – Winter 1955: Better Publications, Inc., Kokomo, IN
  Spring 1955 – Fall 1955: Standard Magazines, Inc., Kokomo, IN

Editors

  Jan-1939 – May-1941: Mort Weisinger
  Jul-1941 – Fall 1944: Oscar J. Friend
  Winter 1945 – Sep-1951: Sam Merwin, Jr.
  Nov-1951 – Fall 1954: Sam Mines
  Winter 1955 – Fall 1955: Alexander Samalman

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  initially 15c (rose to 25c by Nov-1948)

Pagecounts

  initially 128pp (varied from 112pp - 144pp)

Frequency

  bimonthly, but quarterly Jun-1943 - Fall 1946, and monthly Jan-1952 - Jun-1953

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Startling Stories (Canada)

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 7+3+12=22

Canadian reprint edition of Startling Stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1945 – Fall 1946: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
  May-1948 – Sep-1948: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except May-1948)
  Mar-1949 – Jan-1951: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)

Publishers

  Summer 1945 – Fall 1946: Publication Enterprises Ltd., Toronto
  May-1948 – Sep-1948: Pines Publications Ltd., Toronto
  Mar-1949 – Jan-1951: Better Publications of Canada Ltd., Toronto

Formats

  standard pulp

Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Startling Stories (UK)

Country: UK
Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1949 – May-1954: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Publishers:   Pembertons of Manchester
Prices:   1/-

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Startling Stories (Australia)

Country: Australia

Australian reprint edition of Startling Stories. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   2/6d
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Startling Stories (New Zealand)

Country: New Zealand

New Zealand reprint edition of Startling Stories. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any before #13; #15; #17)
Formats:   pulp
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Startling Stories (2006)

Country: US
Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 2007 – Summer 2012: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Wild Cat Books
Editors:   Ron Hanna
Formats:   paperback
Prices:   $10.00
Pagecounts:   64pp

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 30

Largely filled with articles about the cast, characters and other features of the third Star Trek series. Most issues contain what are described as "synopses," which are brief prose adaptations of the show's scripts, analogous to the ones James Blish did for the original series.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1993 – #25, 1998: Science Fiction Index (Missing: #2, 1993)

Publishers

  #1, 1993 – #9, 1994: Starlog Communications International, New York
  #10, 1995 – #25, 1998: Starlog Group, Inc.; New York

Editors

  David McDonnell
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Star Trek Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 4?

Star Trek fanzine which featured some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s
Publishers:   U.F.P., St. Petersburg Chapter of the Star Trek Federation of Fans
Editors:   Richard Clabaugh
Related Sites:   FanLore

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Country: US
Total Issues: 30

Mostly filled with articles about the cast, characters and other features of the "revived" Star Trek series. All issues contain some number of stories, each one a brief prose version of one of the scripts.

Issues & Index Sources

  v1, 1987 – v30, 1994: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Dec-1987 – Jun-1989: O'Quinn Studios, New York
  Dec-1989 – May-1990: Starlog Communications International, New York

Editors

  David McDonnell, Carr D'Angelo
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Star Trek: Voyager Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 19

Largely filled with articles about the cast, characters and other features of the fourth Star Trek series. Most issues contain what are described as "synopses", which are brief prose adaptations of the show's scripts, analogous to the ones James Blish did for the original series. The magazine ceased publication at the end of the fourth season; all the episodes up to that point had been adapted.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1995 – #19, 1998: Science Fiction Index
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Star Wars Insider

Country: US
Total Issues: 159 (as at Sep-2015)

Star Wars magazine that occasionally published fiction. Initially entitled The Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1987 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Paizo Publishing; Titan Magazines
Related Sites:   Wookieepedia
Website:   www.titanmagazines.com/t/star-wars-insider


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