Knave (magazine)

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Knave magazine is a long-established British pornographic magazine, published by Galaxy Publications. Originally launched in 1968, it is the upmarket sister publication of Fiesta magazine. Mary Millington modelled for the magazine in 1974, prior to her exclusive signing to work for David Sullivan's magazines.[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. ^ Simon Sheridan (24 January 2015). "King, Queen, Knave…". Mary Millington: The Official Website of Britain's Legendary Sex Goddess. 
  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. 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.