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Titles Not Included

While an attempt has been made to be as comprehensive as possible in the Science Fiction Index, a line had to be drawn somewhere and there are a number of titles you might expect to find here which have been deliberately excluded. These fall into four major categories:

1. Items that aren't really SF

The original index compiled by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento was created at a time when few other "genre" indexes had been written and, as such, indexed a number of "fringe titles", particularly in the "hero pulp" and "weird menace" fields, which has some elements of SF but do not really qualify as science fiction, fantasy or weird fiction. As these have now been fully indexed elsewhere, particularly in the Crime Fiction Index and the Adventure Fiction Index there seems no need to repeat them in this index. The titles concerned are:

Adventure Tales Futures Mystery Magazine (UK) Spicy Mystery Stories
(American) Pioneer Tales G-8 and His Battle Aces Mystery Novels and Short Stories The Spider
The Avenger Golden Fleece Mystery Stories Star Detective Magazine
Bizarre! Mystery Magazine The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Mystery Tales Startling Mystery (UK)
Black Cat Mystery Magazine/Quarterly Hutchinson's Adventure Story Magazine The Octopus Stories of Sheena
Blue Star Adventure Hutchinson's Adv/Mys Story Magazine (Secret Service) Operator #5 Strange Adventures (US)
Buccaneer Stories Hutchinson's Mystery Story Magazine Oriental Stories Strange Detective Mysteries
Capt. Hazzard High Adventure Out of the Gutter Strange Detective Stories
Captain Satan Jungle Stories (1931) Prof. Stone Adventures Super-Detective
Captain Zero Jungle Stories (1938) Pulp Review Suspense (Magazine/Tales)
Captain Zero (Canada) Jungle Stories (2007) Pulp Vault Tales of Crime and Punishment
Detective Book Magazine Ka-Zar (the Great) Pulse Pounding Adventure Stories Tales of Mystery and Detection
Dime Mystery (Book) Magazine London Mystery Magazine Real Mystery Magazine Terence X. O'Leary's War Birds (xref)
Doctor Death The Magic Carpet Magazine The Scorpion The Thrill Book
Dr. Yen Sin (Canada) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Secret Agent X Thrilling Mysteries
Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds Masked Gun Mystery The Secret 6 Thrilling Mystery
Exploration Tales The Mysterious Wu Fang Snappy Mystery Stories Thrills of the Jungle
Famous Detective Stories The Mysterious Wu Fang (Canada) Speed Mystery Underworlds
Fantastic Adventure Stories Mystery and Detection Spicy Air Tales  

2. General Magazines with "special SF issues" or related interest

The original index also contained a number of magazines which typically contained little or no SF, but which published special SF issues, or which had some related connection to the genre. In many cases other issues of the same magazine are already indexed in the Fictionmags Index so it seems sensible to exclude those magazines from this index as well. The titles concerned are:

Antæus Edge [1973] Overland Monthly Stories Annual
Argosy (1990s) Fate Pearson's Magazine Strange (1952)
Argosy Magazine/Quarterly The Fiction Magazine [1982] Penthouse Strange Romances
An Argosy Special: Science Fiction Flame [1936] Pig Iron Strange Suicides
Ballyhoo International Storyteller Portico [197?] Swill
The Best of Argosy Annual Irreantum Prairie Fire 10 Story Book
Bestsellers Libbon Puck Thunder's Shadow Collector's Magazine
Best Stories (of All Time) Lucky Stories Pulpsmith Tin House
Borderline Mag-a-Book Rake Trap Door
Child Life Medical Horrors Real War Tri-Quarterly
The Clack Book Mississippi Review Romanian Review True Mystic Science
Clever Truths The Missouri Review Room of One's Own True Weird
Conjunctions Modern Wonder Rosebud [1993] Whistling Shade
Corridor New Libertarian (Notes) Semiotext(e) Wicked Mystic
Cricket Omnibook Magazine Sovereign Magazine Wright's Shakespeare Library
Descant (Canada) One Soviet Literature  

3. Minor magazines

The SFFWF field is an incredibly prolific one and there are (literally) an unknown number of minor magazines, ranging from the fanzines of the 1930s to the online magazines of the 2010s, many of which have not even been catalogued, let alone indexed. In some cases, partial listings of these titles are available in the Fictionmags Index while in others little is known beyond the magazine title and rough publication details. Over time, hopefully, some of these titles will be fully indexed and will be added to the Science Fiction Index, but, for now, the following titles have been excluded:

Abortions Dream Quest Klein Bottle Science*Fiction [1945]
Absent Willow Review Dreams and Visions Knights Science Fiction Scout
Ad Astra [1965] Dream Scene The Kore Scienti-Comics
Adbhut Duckspeak Labyrinth Inhabitant Scifaikuest
Afterburn SF Ecce Lakeside Circus SciFi Dimensions
Agog Eclipse [1966] Laser & Sword Magazine SciFi Freedom
Aleph-Null Eclipse [1970] Lathered in Crimson SciFi Paradox
Alien Culture Edge of Twilight Laughing Osiris Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine
Alien Landings eFantasy Leprechaun Scorched Earth
Alien Skin Eldritch Science Les Spinge Scream Queens Illustrated
alphaDrive Electric Wine Lethe SDO Fantasy
Altair [1950] Elegia Lighthouse [1960s] Senary
Altered Reality 1130 Club The Little Corpuscle Sentinel SF
Alternate Realities Elysian Fiction The Looking Glass Serpentarius
Alternaties Embelyon The Lorelei Signal Seventh Dimension
Alternative Coordinates Empire for the SF Writer Lost Pages The Seventh Seal
Anomaly Entropy Lost Worlds Severed Tales
Anotherealm Erotic Horror & Fantasy Magazine Lovecraftiana SFanzine
Antares Escape [1930s] Low Orbit Shadowdance
Anthro Escape Velocity Lunar Castles Shadowland [1950s]
Antipodean SF Eternity Macabre Tales Shadowland [1990s]
Antithesis [1973] Ethereal Gazette Mad Scientist Journal Shiny
Aphelion (online) Eulogy Mainstream Shiver
Apocalypse Fiction Eusifanso The Many Worlds of Jack Vance Si-Fan
Appalling Stories Event Horizon [1987] Maplecade Silver Blade
Arcana Exile [1960s] Marginal Boundaries Simulacrum
Arioch Expressions of Dread Mars! Sinfully Twisted
Arkham Tales Extro [1980] The Marvellous Magazine Sinister Tales
Art & Story Eye of Newt The Masked Spaceman Skewed
ASFO Eye to the Telescope Masque (UK) Sky Hook
Asmodeus [1969] Fabulist [2009] Meshuggah S1ngularity
Astonishing Stories [1935] Fadaway Midnight Wine The Sockdolager
Astounding Tales Fairy Tale Review Mindflights Sol Reader
Athene Fanatic Mindscapes Sonar4
Atomjack Fandom Unlimited Mirage Sorcerous Signals
Aurora Speculative Feminism Fanomena Miriad The Southern Star
Auslander Fan Slants Mirth and Irony Space Gamer/Fantasy Gamer
Avatar Fantasia [1941] The Miskatonic Spaceports and Spidersilk
Avesta Fantasia [1951] Modern Mythology Space Squid
Banana Skins Fantasite Monomyth Spacesuits and Sixguns
Banana Wings Fantast Sidetrack The Monsters Next Door Spaceship
Bane Fantasy Annual [1948] Moondust Space Tales
The Banshee Fantasy Collector's Annual Morgan Smith Spaceteer
Barbarian Scroll Fantasy Digest Moslem in Cambridge Spaceways [1938]
Bardic Runes Fantasy Fiction Field The Multiversal Scribe Spaceways [1996]
The Barsoomian Fantasy Jackpot Multiverse Magazine Spearhead
Bar Trek Fantasy Times Muse Fantastique Spectra-Foundation SF & Fantasy Mag
Basement Stories Fantazone Muzzy Spectra Magazine
Beabohema Fantome Mystic Signals Speculation
Betelgeuse Fanvariety Mythagoras Speculative Fiction and Beyond
Bête Noire Farrago Mythos Speculon
Bewildering Stories Fear and Trembling Magazine The NASFA Shuttle The Specusphere
Beyond [1943] FemSpec Nebula [1950] SPGA Showcase
Beyond the Moon Fiction Inferno Nebula [1970] Staffs and Starships
Bite Me Magazine Fifth Di... Necrography The Stake
Black Flames Flapperhouse Necrophantasy The Standing Stone
Black Hole Flash Fantastic! Neometropolis Stardust [1960s]
The Black Lily Flashing Swords Neverary Starlight
Black Moon Fogfire Neverworlds Starlit Fantasy
Black Oracle Foma New Realm Steampunk Tales
Black Skull Magazine Fools Motley Magazine New Venture [1975] Stellarite
Blood from 'Stones Fortean Bureau New Witchcraft STFanatic
Bloodlines Foundation New Words Stone Telling
Bloodrake Foxfire Next Phase Straitjacket
The Blue Lady Franson's Nexxus Strange Aeons [1990s]
Bone Chilling Tales Freedom Fiction Journal Night Dreams Strange Aeons [2010]
Bone Marrow Review F(r)iction The Nightmare Express Strange Brew
Brain Harvest FTL Science Fiction Nightmares Quarterly Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine
Brillig Full Moon S.F. Nightside Strange Wonderland
Bulletin of Terrestrial Fantascience Guild Fusion Fragment [2007] Night to Dawn Strix
Burroughs Bulletin Future Focus Night Views The Stylus [1993]
Byzarium Futurian War Digest Nightworld Styx
Cabal Asylum Futurismic Niteblade Sumer Morn
Cactus Garage Floor The Nocturnal Lyric Sun Spots
Camber Gathering Darkness Nomad Surprising Stories
Canadian Fandom Gauntlet! The Magazine of Heroic Tales Not at Night The Sword Review
Canticles from Labowitz genrEzone Nova [1941] Swords and Sorcery Magazine
Catenary Tales Giallar Nova [1972] Symphonie's Gift
Cats with Wings Glutonlumps Chilling Tales Nova [1989] Syzygy
Cemetery Moon Goblin Fruit Novae Terrae Tabebuian
Censored Golana The Nucleus Talers Tales
Centauri Golden Atom Nuketown Tales from Texas
Challenger Golden Visions Magazine Nu Ormenel Collected Tales of Blood and Roses
Chanticleer Goodwitch Stories Odd Tales of Wonder Magazine Tales of Horror and Damnation
Chaos Theory: Tales Askew Gothic Light Of Unicorns and Space Stations Tales of the Episco Pals
The Chigger Patch of Fandom Granfalloon Ogre Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
Chimaeran Review Graveyard Rendezvous Old Bones The Tale Spinner
Chronicle Grimoire [1993] Omnifan Tangent [1976]
Ciln Grok Omni Online Terraform
Cinquefoil The Grotesque [1940s] The Oracle [1982] Terror
Citadel Grue [1953] Orion Science Fiction Terror Hunters Journal
The City Morgue Gryffon's Star The Orphic Chronicle The Thing
Clarges Grymalkin Ouroboros Third Order
The Comet (fnz) Gryphonwood The Outlander Thirteen Magazine
The Communicator Hands in the Dark Outside This Way Up
Concept Sci-fi E-zine Harbinger [1975] Outsider Tiamat
Cosmic Speculative Fiction The Hardcore Pages [1988] TiconderogaOnline
Coyote Wild Harsh Reality Pan Demos Time Travel Tales
Crabapple Haunted Journal Pantechnicon Tiofart
Crifanac Heart Attack Papyrus [1999] TLMA
Cyberpulp Magazine Heliocentric Net Paradox [1942] Tomorrow Magazine [1970]
Cygni Heliophobe Parageography Toward Tomorrow
The Cygnus Chronicler Heliotrope Parlour Papers Tower of Light
Daikaijuzine Hocus Pegasus Online Trail of Indiscretion
The Daily Phantagraph Holier Than Thou Peridot Books Transmission
Damned Thing Horizons (fnz) The Periodical Lungfish Troat
Dark Energy Horrorfest Phantasia The Tryout
Dark Infinity The Horror Fiction Review (fnz) Phenomena TSAT (Transformation Stories)
Dark Moon Rising The Horror Zine Phile Twilight Garden
Dark Muse The H.P. Lovecraft Fanzine Piffle Twilight Times
Dark's Art Parlour Hugin and Munin Planet Magazine Twin Cities SF & Fantasy Magazine
Dark Side Hyphen [1952] Planet Relish Twisted Dreams Magazine
Dark Star Ibidem Pluto Ultraverse
Dark Tome Ibn Qirtaiba Polaris [1940] Undinal Songs
Dark Visions If! (fnz) Polaris [1980] Universe Pathways
Darwin's Evolutions IFA Review Polluto Usok
Daughters of Nyx Illumen Popular Music & Science-Fiction Journal Usva International
Dead Letters Imagination [1971] Pornographic Onion Utopian
Deadspawn Imagination [1990s] Port Iris Vamperotica Magazine
Demensions Imaginative Fiction Procyon The Vampire Journal
Dementia 13 Incredible Proteus [1966] Vanations
Descend Infinite Edge Psychic Dimensions The Velvet Vampyre
Destiny [1991] Infinity [1970] Pulsar! Visionary Tongue
Dianoura Infinity [1987] Purpleverse Vortex Temporum
Diaspar Infinity Ltd. Quantum Waxen Wings and Banana Skins
Diehard Inside (Science Fiction) Quantum Kiss Weird Space
A Different Path Interstellar Fiction Quantum Muse Whispers from the Dark
Digital Catapult InterText Radius White Dwarf
Digital Dragon In the Shadow of the Monolith The Realm Beyond White Wolf
Digressions Invisible Stories Realm of Fantasy The Wolverine
Dipple Chronicle Is Redshift Wotta World
Distant Worlds Ixxis Renaissance Would That It Were
Don-o-saur Jackhammer E-zine Renard's Menagerie Xeron
Doorways Janus ResAliens Yandro
Double:Bill (fnz) Jayland Unlimited Residential Aliens Yawning Vortex
Dragonlaugh Jinnia Clan Journal Revolution Science Fiction Ye Yowlings of Yog-Sothoth
Dragonlore Jinx The Richard S. Shaver Magazine Zenith (Speculation)
Dragons, Knights and Angels Kasma SF Magazine Rictus The Zobee
Dragonwings Kenoma Rogue Worlds  
The Dream Cell Kinda Kinky Schlock! Webzine  

4. Short Story Publishers

Since the advent of the Internet, a number of websites have published original fiction online as individual short stories, sometimes on a regular basis and sometimes on a rather more "ad-hoc" basis. In the initial confusion between traditional "print" magazines and the newer "digital magazines" there was a regrettable tendency to classify anything published online as being a magazine and a number of "titles" crept into earlier views of the Science Fiction Index even though they couldn't conceivably be regarded as magazines. Rather than "lose" the data already entered, those already entered into the index will continue being listed as magazines until such time as the indexes provide alternative support for this sort of data, but have been moved to the Fictionmags Index for convenience. The "known" publishers affected by this are listed below (with hyperlinks to the entry in the Fictionmags Index where relevant).

AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review Daily Science Fiction Little Blue Marble Sci Fiction
The Arcanist Eclipse Online Mad Scientist Journal Strange Constellations
Black Gate Online Enigmatic Electronic Mysterion Terraform
Cemetery Dance Online Event Horizon (1998) Persistent Visions
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores GigaNotoSaurus Postscripts to Darkness