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