Knave (magazine)

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Knave magazine is a long-established British pornographic magazine, published by Galaxy Publications. It is the upmarket sister publication of Fiesta magazine.[1]

Along with many other adult magazines, Knave has published the works of popular authors, including Harlan Ellison. Ellison's short story "The Pied Piper of Sex"[2] was first published in the March 1959 issue under the name Paul Merchant, whilst "The Man with the Green Nose", also known as "Survivor No. 1", and co-written with Henry Slesar, first appeared in the September 1959 issue.[3] Other people to have been published at Knave include Kim Newman, Dave Langford,[4] and Neil Gaiman.[5] Gaiman's early short stories, including "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale", were published within the magazine;[6] he also worked at the magazine in many roles, including celebrity interviewer and book reviewer.[7] Gaiman began work at the magazine in 1984 but left in the late 80s because an editorial change resulted in the magazine concentrating more heavily on pornographic content.[7]

Eric Fuller, credited by The Guardian as "the man behind the success of Dennis Publishing's lad-mag, Maxim", also worked for the magazine for a time.[8]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ The work has also appeared in print titled "An Episode of Sunbather" or "The Pied Piper of Love"
  3. ^ "Harlan Ellison Bibliography: Works List". Ellison Webderland, the official Harlan Ellison homepage. Harlan Ellison. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  4. ^ Langford, David (July 2000). "Choose Your Own Column!". SFX (magazine). Dave Langford. Retrieved 2006-12-01. Neil Gaiman reminisces briefly about how he, Kim Newman (see 1), John Grant (of whom more elsewhere) and I used to write funny articles in between the pictures of naked ladies in Knave magazine 
  5. ^ Bender, Hy; Neil Gaiman (July 2000) [1999]. The Sandman Companion (paperback ed.). New York: Vertigo. p. 14. ISBN 1-56389-644-3. my steadiest gig was for Knave 
  6. ^ "Stories, Listed by Author". The Locus Index to Science Fiction. Locus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2006-09-02. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Knave". Neil Gaiman Visual Bibliography. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  8. ^ Jessica, Hodgson (September 27, 2000). "IPC Media recruits Fuller". The Guardian.  Retrieved on 2006-12-01.