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Surprise Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 100

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Surprise Library, 140 Cedar St., New York, NY
Formats:   7 x 4 7/8"
Prices:   not priced (15c)
Pagecounts:   200-250
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Surprise Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 204

Issues & Index Sources:  1889 – 1892: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #101 #202, #203)
Publishers:   Hovendon Company, 17 and 19 Waverley Place, New York, NY
Formats:   7 x 5"
Pagecounts:   200 to 300
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Surprise Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 100

Issues & Index Sources:  1889: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York, NY
Formats:   7 x 4 5/8"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   250 to 400
Frequency:   tri-weekly and daily
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Surprising Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 49 (to Jan-2019)

Amateur online magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-2003 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Website:   surprisingstories.thiels.us
Publishers:   Oort Cloud Publications, Indiana
Editors:   John Thiel

Surreal

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Surreal Magazine is a quarterly print magazine, featuring short fiction and flash fiction tales of the supernatural, horror and occult, poetry, artwork, author interviews, and reviews.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2005 – Fall 2005: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Cavern Publishing Group, PO Box 1424, Salem, NH 03079
Editors:   Mike Miller
Prices:   $5.50
Frequency:   quarterly
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Surrender

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring 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

Suspect Detective Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

Suspect Detective Stories was a fairly standard crime digest featuring fast-action, contemporary, crime adventure stories. It never made a mark in the crowded marketplace for such fare and folded after 5 issues.

The issue numbering was continued by Infinity SF.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1955 – Oct-1956: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Royal Publications
Editors:   Larry Shaw
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   erratic
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
 
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Suspense [1946]

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

An attempt to cash in on the popular CBS radio mystery show of the same title.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1946 – Mar-1947: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Suspense Magazine, Los Angeles
Editors:   Leslie Charteris
Formats:   digest
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   112pp
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Suspense Magazine [1951]

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

A second attempt to cash in on the popular CBS radio mystery show of the same title, this version also ran for only four issues but included a wider range of material including a lot of science fiction.

There was a companion series of Suspense Novels that ran for 3 issues in 1951 publishing "Strange Pursuit" by N.R. DeMexico, "The Case of the Lonely Lovers" by Will Daemer and "Naked Villainy" by Carl G. Hodges.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1951 – Winter 1952: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Farrell Publishing, NY
Editors:   Theodore Irwin
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   144pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Suspense [1958]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 32

Created as a companion magazine to the British Argosy magazine, Suspense published many original stories by crime writers of the first rank. It lasted for 32 issues before being absorbed into its parent magazine.

Most (possibly all) of the issues were distributed in Australia and South Africa with identical contents but with covers changed to contain Australian and South African prices and, initially, to read English Suspense. Where known these are displayed below the original covers.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1958 – Apr-1961: Crime Fiction Index

#merges with The Argosy

Publishers

  Aug-1958 – Jul-1959: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., The Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London E.C.4.
  Sep-1959 – Apr-1961: Fleetway Publications, Ltd., The Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London E.C.4.

Formats

  Pocketbook

Prices

  2/-

Pagecounts

  160pp

Frequency

  monthly

Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Suspense Magazine [2009]

Country: US
Total Issues: 93

Subtitled "The Insider Source into Suspense, Mystery, Horror and Thriller Fiction" Suspense Magazine offers a blend of interviews, articles and original short fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-2009 – Winter 2021: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: May-2009; Aug-2009)
Website:   www.suspensemagazine.com
Publishers:   Suspense Magazine, 26500 Agoura Road, #102-474, Calabasas, CA 91302
Editors:   John Raab
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $5.99
Frequency:   monthly
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Suspense Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 3

Short-run magazine that published a series of original stories by the publisher's in-house writers ranging from gangster yarns to conventional tales of detection - often with a hint of science fiction or the supernatural.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1954 – Nov-1954: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Curtis Warren
Formats:   Digest
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Suspense Tales

see under Shock Tales

Svelte

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2?

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   Paget Publications, 106 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, London


Swagger

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1951 – Jul-1951
  #1, 1957 – #2, 1958
  Mar-1965 – Jul-1965
 
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Swallow's Tale

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

Little magazine featuring a broad range of fiction plus extensive poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1983 – 1985
Publishers:   Joe Taylor, Tallahassee, Florida
Editors:   Joe Taylor
Prices:   $3.50
Pagecounts:   140pp

Swan American Magazine

Country: UK
Total Issues: 17

A rotating genre magazine, with contents of issues varying between detective, sf and western magazines, mostly reprinted from Columbia Magazines. Each individual issue carried the name of an individual magazine, as follows:
  #1 Western Yarns, 1948
  #2 Detective Yarns, 1948
  #3 Crack Detective Stories, 1948
  #4 Famous Western, 1948
  #5 Western Yarns, 1948
  #6 Famous Western, 1948
  #7 Hooded Detective, 1948
  #8 Famous Western, 1948
  #9 Crack Detective, 1948
  #10 Famous Western, 1948
  #11 Future Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1948
  #12 Complete Cowboy Wild Western Stories,
  #13 Famous Western,
  #14 Complete Cowboy Wild Western Stories,
  #15 Science-Fiction Quarterly, 1950
  #16 Black Hood Detective, 1950

There is also at least #1 of a New Series, which is identical to #1 of the original series.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1946 – 1950: Crime Fiction Index
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Editors:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   small pulp
Prices:   9d (#1 - #13), 6d (#14 - #16)
Pagecounts:   36pp (#1 - #13), 48pp (#14 - #16)
Frequency:   irregular but vaguely quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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