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Speed Adventure Stories

see under Spicy-Adventure Stories

Speed Detective

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Speed Mystery

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Speed & Power

Country: UK
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

Country: US
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The Aug/Sep-1931 issue was an unpublished "ashcan" issue.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
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Speed Western Stories

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Spellbound [1993]

Country: US
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]

Country: US
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

Email Address:   spellbound@eggplant-productions.com

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
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SPGA Showcase

Country: US
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

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3343

Illustrated weekly that focused on news stories and society features, but also published occasional fiction such as the "F. T. Carrington, Inquiry Agent" series by J. Storer Clouston (24-Nov-1919 on).

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 issues only)

Publishers

  Illustrated Newspapers

Editors

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

Frequency

  weekly

Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers

Online Sources

  Online Books

The Sphinx

Country: US
Total Issues: 597

An "independent journal of the magical arts" that occasionally published fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1902 – Mar-1953
Publishers:   William Hilliar; Dr. A. M. Wilson; John Mulholland
Editors:   William J. Hilliar; M. Inez; Dr. A. M. Wilson; John Mulholland
Related Sites:   Magicpedia

Spice

Country: US

Pinup magazine that published some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  1959 – 1967?: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
Publishers:   Tri-S Publications Inc., 8032 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood 46, CA.
Editors:   Curt Wilson
Prices:   50c
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The Spice Box

Country: US

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

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s: FictionMags Index (partial issue only)
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Spick

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

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


Spicy

Country: UK
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. 1953
Publishers:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

Spicy Adult Stories

Country: US
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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Spicy-Adventure Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 95+18=113

Note that from late 1935 through late 1937, most issues appeared in two different versions - one uncensored and the other self-censored. The censored version was identifiable by a star within a box located at the top of the cover. The interior illustrations were typically "toned down" in the censored versions and some even had variant contents.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: Adventure Fiction Index
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946, as Speed Adventure Stories: Adventure Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2

Publishers

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: Culture Publications, NY
  Jan-1943 – Mar-1944: Trojan Publishing Corporation, 125 East 46th Street, New York, NY., then 2242 Grove Street, Chicago, Illinois, then 29 Worthington Street, Springfield, Mass.
  Apr-1944 – Jan-1946: Arrow Publishing

Editors

  Kenneth W. Hutchinson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Jul-1934 – Dec-1942: 25c
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946: 15c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Jul-1934 – Mar-1943: monthly
  May-1943 – Jan-1946: bimonthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Spicy Air Tales

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Contains fiction spinoffs of an alternate-world air war games called Crimson Skies. #1 had story by Michael Stackpole; #2 by Robert Vardeman.

Issues & Index Sources:  1999: Adventure Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   $5.99
Pagecounts:   104pp
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Spicy Armadillo Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 7

Spicy Armadillo Stories was divided into two sections. The first section published articles and features on the pulps, both serious and light-hearted. There was a wonderful column by George Evans called "George Evans' Scrapbook." Fan artists producing work for us included Paul McCall (we introduced him to pulp fandom and, in fact, printed the book on his coier), Peggy Ranson, Ron Wilber, Dan Aldredge, Kevin Duncan, Jim Garrison, Bobb Cotter, Mark Fults, George Evans, Wally jones and Bobb Cotter. Writers included David Bates, Jon Tuska, Link Hullar, Jerry Burge, Al Tonik and Sam Moskowitz.

The second section was called "The Armadillo Cub" and featured humorous stories about Page's characters The Armadillo (first created in 1957 for Dean Grennell's fanzine Grue; he showed up in plenty of other outlets, including Mike Shayne Mystery), and Nadir McGirk, about a misfit crew of thirtieth century space adventurers. The focus on this gradually changed to its heroine, Captain Shivers.

An eighth issue was "worked on but never published".

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1990 – Aug-1992: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald Page, 193 Battery Place, Atlanta, GA 30307
Editors:   Gerald Page
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $5.00
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Spicy Detective Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 104+28=132

Spicy Detective Stories was one of the notorious Spicy pulps published by Culture Publications in the late 1930s which concentrated on a simple formula - fast action stories laced with sex. It ran for nine years under that title before the forces of reform forced it to change to the rather more sedate Speed Detective.

Note that from late 1935 through late 1937, most issues appeared in two different versions - one uncensored and the other self-censored. The censored version was identifiable by a star within a box located at the top of the cover. The interior illustrations were typically "toned down" in the censored versions and some even had variant contents.

Also in 1941 & 1942, most of the stories were retitled stories, attributed to "fake" authors, from earlier issues (or from other Cuture magazines) apparently as part of a fraud by the editors.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1934 – Dec-1942: Crime Fiction Index
  Jan-1943 – Feb-1947, as Speed Detective: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 2

Publishers

  Apr-1934 – Dec-1942: Culture Publications, NY
  Jan-1943 – Mar-1944: Trojan Publishing
  Apr-1944 – Jan-1946: Arrow Publishing

Editors

  Kenneth W. Hutchinson

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Apr-1934 – Dec-1942: 25c
  Jan-1943 – Jan-1946: 15c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  Apr-1934 – Sep-1943: monthly
  Nov-1943 – Jan-1946: bimonthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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