Strange Stories

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Strange Stories was a pulp magazine which published thirteen issues between 1939 and 1941. It was published by Better Publications, and was probably edited by Mort Weisinger; the editor was not credited in the magazine. Contributors included Robert Bloch, Eric Frank Russell, C.L. Moore, August Derleth, and Henry Kuttner. Strange Stories was a competitor to the established leader in the weird fiction field, Weird Tales, but with the launch, also in 1939, of the well-received Unknown, Strange Stories was unable to compete. It shrank from 128 pages to 96 pages with the August 1940 issue, cutting the price to ten cents from fifteen cents, and three issues later ceased publication.[1]


  1. ^ Robert Weinberg, "Strange Stories", in Tymn & Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 623–625.


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