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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 Dreams and Visions The Kore Science Fiction Collector [1930s]
Absent Willow Review Dream Scene Labyrinth Inhabitant Science Fiction Scout
Ad Astra [1965] Duckspeak Lakeside Circus Scienti-Comics
Adbhut Ecce Laser & Sword Magazine Scifaikuest
Afterburn SF Eclipse [1966] Lathered in Crimson SciFi Dimensions
Agog Eclipse [1970] Laughing Osiris SciFi Freedom
The Alchemist Edgar Rice Burroughs Leprechaun SciFi Paradox
Aleph-Null Edge of Twilight Les Spinge Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine
Alien Culture eFantasy Lethe Scorched Earth
Alien Landings Eldritch Science Lighthouse [1960s] Scream Queens Illustrated
Alien Skin Electric Wine The Little Corpuscle SDO Fantasy
alphaDrive Elegia The Looking Glass Senary
Altair [1950] 1130 Club The Lorelei Signal Sentinel SF
Altered Reality Elysian Fiction Lost Pages Serpentarius
Alternate Realities Embelyon Lost Worlds Seventh Dimension
Alternaties Empire for the SF Writer Lovecraftiana The Seventh Seal
Alternative Coordinates Entropy Low Orbit Severed Tales
Anomaly Erotic Horror & Fantasy Magazine Lunar Castles SFanzine
Anotherealm Escape [1930s] Macabre Tales Shadowdance
Antares Escape Velocity Mad Scientist Journal Shadowland [1950s]
Anthro Eternity The Magi Shadowland [1990s]
Antipodean SF Ethereal Gazette Mainstream Shadows of Saturn
Antithesis [1973] Eulogy The Many Worlds of Jack Vance Shiny
Aphelion (online) Eusifanso Maplecade Shiver
Apocalypse Fiction Event Horizon [1987] Marginal Boundaries Si-Fan
Appalling Stories Exile [1960s] Mars! Silver Blade
Arcana Expressions of Dread The Marvellous Magazine Simulacrum
Arioch Extro [1980] The Masked Spaceman Sinfully Twisted
Arkham Tales Eye of Newt Masque (UK) Sinister Tales
Art & Story Eye to the Telescope Meshuggah Skewed
ASFO Fabulist [2009] Midnight Wine Skinned Alive
Asmodeus [1969] Fadaway Mindflights Sky Hook
Astonishing Stories [1935] Fairy Tale Review Mindscapes S1ngularity
Astounding Tales Fanatic Mirage The Sockdolager
Athene Fandom Unlimited Miriad Sol Reader
Atomjack Fanomena Mirth and Irony Sonar4
Aurora Fan Slants The Miskatonic Sorcerous Signals
Aurora Speculative Feminism Fantascience Digest Modern Mythology The Southern Star
Auslander Fantasia [1941] Monomyth Space Gamer/Fantasy Gamer
Avatar Fantasia [1951] The Monsters Next Door Space Magazine
Avesta Fantasite Moondust Spaceports and Spidersilk
Backlog Fantasmagoria Morgan Smith Space Squid
Banana Skins Fantast Sidetrack Moslem in Cambridge Spacesuits and Sixguns
Banana Wings Fantasy Annual [1948] The Multiversal Scribe Spaceship
Bane Fantasy Collector's Annual Multiverse Magazine Space Tales
The Banshee Fantasy Digest Muse Fantastique Spaceteer
Barbarian Scroll Fantasy Fiction Field Muzzy Spaceways [1938]
Bardic Runes Fantasy Jackpot Mystic Signals Spaceways [1996]
The Barsoomian Fantasy Times Mythagoras Spearhead
Bar Trek Fantazone Mythos Spectra-Foundation SF & Fantasy Mag
Basement Stories Fantome The NASFA Shuttle Spectra Magazine
Beabohema Fanvariety Nebula [1950] Speculation
The Best of Argosy Annual Farrago Nebula [1970] Speculative Fiction and Beyond
Betelgeuse Fear and Trembling Magazine Necrography Speculon
Bête Noire FemSpec Necrophantasy The Specusphere
Bewildering Stories Fiction Inferno Neometropolis SPGA Showcase
Beyond [1943] Fifth Di... Neverary Staffs and Starships
Beyond the Moon Flapperhouse Neverworlds The Stake
Bite Me Magazine Flash Fantastic! New Ceres The Standing Stone
The Black Cat (UK) Flashing Swords New Realm Stardust [1960s]
Black Flames Fogfire New Venture [1975] Starlight
Black Hole Foma New Witchcraft Starlit Fantasy
The Black Lily Fools Motley Magazine New Words Steampunk Tales
Black Moon Fortean Bureau Next Phase Stellarite
Black Oracle Foundation Nexxus STFanatic
Black Skull Magazine Foxfire Night Dreams Stone Telling
Blood from 'Stones Franson's The Nightmare Express Straitjacket
Bloodlines Freedom Fiction Journal Nightmares Quarterly Strange Aeons [1990s]
Bloodrake F(r)iction Nightside Strange Aeons [2010]
The Blue Lady FTL Science Fiction Night to Dawn Strange Brew
Boggle Full Moon S.F. Night Views Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine
Bone Chilling Tales Fusion Fragment [2007] Nightworld Strange Wonderland
Bone Marrow Review Future Focus Niteblade Strix
Brain Harvest Futurian War Digest The Nocturnal Lyric The Stylus [1993]
Brillig Futurismic Nomad Styx
Bulletin of Terrestrial Fantascience Guild Galaxy [1939] Not at Night Sumer Morn
Burroughs Bulletin Garage Floor Nova [1941] Sun Spots
Byzarium Gathering Darkness Nova [1972] Surprising Stories
Cabal Asylum Gauntlet! The Magazine of Heroic Tales Nova [1989] The Sword Review
Cactus genrEzone Novae Terrae Swords and Sorcery Magazine
Camber Giallar The Nucleus Symphonie's Gift
Canadian Fandom Glutonlumps Chilling Tales Nuketown Syzygy
Canticles from Labowitz Goblin Fruit Nu Ormenel Collected Tabebuian
Catenary Tales Golana Odd Tales of Wonder Magazine Talers Tales
Cats with Wings Golden Atom Of Unicorns and Space Stations Tales from Texas
Cemetery Moon Golden Visions Magazine Ogre Tales of Blood and Roses
Censored Goodwitch Stories Old Bones Tales of Horror and Damnation
Centauri Gothic Light Omnifan Tales of the Episco Pals
Challenger Granfalloon Omni Online Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
Chanticleer Graveyard Rendezvous Operation Fantast The Tale Spinner
Chaos Theory: Tales Askew Grimoire [1993] The Oracle [1982] Tangent [1976]
The Chigger Patch of Fandom Grok The Orbit: Joe R. Lansdale Newsletter Terra
Chimaeran Review The Grotesque [1940s] Orion Science Fiction Terraform
Chronicle Grue [1953] The Orphic Chronicle Terror
Ciln Gryffon's Star Ouroboros Terror Hunters Journal
Cinquefoil Grymalkin The Outlander The Thing
Citadel Gryphonwood Outside Third Order
The City Morgue Gynaezine Outsider Thirteen Magazine
Clarges Hands in the Dark Pages [1988] This Way Up
The Comet (fnz) Harbinger [1975] Pan Demos Tiamat
The Communicator The Hardcore Pantechnicon TiconderogaOnline
Concept Sci-fi E-zine Harsh Reality Papyrus [1999] Time Travel Tales
Cosmic Speculative Fiction Haunted Journal Paradox [1942] Tiofart
Coyote Wild Heart Attack Parageography TLMA
Crabapple Heliocentric Net Parlour Papers Tomorrow Magazine [1970]
Crifanac Heliophobe Pegasus Online The Torquasian Times
Cyberpulp Magazine Helios Penumbric Speculative Fiction Toward Tomorrow
Cygni Heliotrope Peridot Books Tower of Light
The Cygnus Chronicler Hocus The Periodical Lungfish Trail of Indiscretion
Daikaijuzine Holier Than Thou The Phantagraph Transmission
The Daily Phantagraph Horizons (fnz) Phantasia Troat
Damned Thing Horrorfest Phenomena The Tryout
Dark Energy The Horror Fiction Review (fnz) Phile TSAT (Transformation Stories)
Darker Matter The Horror Zine Phoenix Phables Twilight Garden
Dark Infinity The H.P. Lovecraft Fanzine Piffle Twilight Times
Dark Moon Rising Hugin and Munin Planet Magazine Twin Cities SF & Fantasy Magazine
Dark Muse Hyphen [1952] Planet Relish Twisted Dreams Magazine
Dark's Art Parlour Ibidem Pluto Tycho
Dark Side Ibn Qirtaiba Polaris [1940] Ultraverse
Dark Star Ideomancer Polaris [1980] Undinal Songs
Dark Tome If! (fnz) Polluto The United Co-operative
Dark Visions IFA Review Popular Music & Science-Fiction Journal Universe Pathways
Darwin's Evolutions Illumen Pornographic Onion Usok
Daughters of Nyx Imagination [1971] Port Iris Usva International
Dead Letters Imagination [1990s] Procyon Utopian
Deadspawn Imaginative Fiction Proteus [1966] Vamperotica Magazine
Demensions Incredible Psychic Dimensions The Vampire Journal
Dementia 13 Infinite Edge Pulsar! Vanations
Descend Infinity [1970] Purpleverse The Velvet Vampyre
Destiny [1991] Infinity [1987] Quantum Visionary Tongue
Dianoura Infinity Ltd. Quantum Kiss Vortex Temporum
Diaspar Inside (Science Fiction) Quantum Muse Waxen Wings and Banana Skins
Diehard Interstellar Fiction Radius Weird Space
A Different Path InterText The Realm Beyond Whispers from the Dark
Digital Catapult In the Shadow of the Monolith Realm of Fantasy White Dwarf
Digital Dragon Invisible Stories Redshift White Wolf
Digressions Is Redstone Science Fiction The Wolverine
Dipple Chronicle Ixxis Renaissance Wotta World
Distant Worlds Jackhammer E-zine Renard's Menagerie Would That It Were
Don-o-saur Janus ResAliens Xeron
Doorways Jayland Unlimited Residential Aliens Yandro
Double:Bill (fnz) Jinnia Clan Journal Revolution Science Fiction Yawning Vortex
Dragonlaugh Jinx The Richard S. Shaver Magazine Ye Yowlings of Yog-Sothoth
Dragonlore Kasma SF Magazine Rictus Zenith [1941]
Dragons, Knights and Angels Kenoma Rogue Worlds Zenith (Speculation)
Dragonwings Kinda Kinky Sargasso The Zobee
The Dream Cell Klein Bottle Schlock! Webzine  
Dream Quest Knights Science*Fiction [1945]  

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