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Thrills Incorporated

Entry updated 25 May 2016. Tagged: Publication.

Australian magazine, Pulp format #1-#5, Bedsheet format #6-#12, Digest format #13-#23, numbered, undated, mostly monthly March 1950 to June 1952, published by Associated General Publications, Sydney, company name changed to Transport Publications from #13; mostly edited by (uncredited) by Alister Innes. Thrills Incorporated was intended for adolescents. Although US reprints as such were not used, plagiarism did occur without the publishers' knowledge. For instance, "Synthetic Alibi" (1950 #8) by D K Garton was really "Marionettes, Inc" (March 1949 Startling Stories) by Ray Bradbury. These pirated stories by Charles L Harness, Murray Leinster, Clifford D Simak, William Tenn and others were the only good stories printed. This practice ceased after issue #9 and the magazine ran mostly new stories by Alan G Yates, and G C Bleeck (1907-1971) – some under the name of Belli Luigi – and Norma K Hemming writing as N K Hemming. Some stories were reprinted in the UK Amazing Science Stories. A sister publication from the same company was Scientific Thrillers. [FHP/PN/MA]

see also: Otto Kensch.


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