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Magazine: If / Worlds of If

Editors (alphabetically listed): James Baen  |  Paul W. Fairman  |  H. L. Gold  |  Clifford R. Hong  |  Ejler Jakobsson  |  

Damon Knight  |  Frederik Pohl  |  James L. Quinn

Language: English

ISSN:

Active: 1952 – 1974, 1986

Issues: 176

Websites: Internet Archive  |  ISFDB  |  Wikipedia

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Bibliographic comments: US magazine launched by James L. Quinn in 1952, known variably as If or Worlds of If.

• Winner of the 1966, 1967 and 1968 Hugo Awards for Best Professional Magazine.

• The complete range of issues with contents of interest to this library are listed here, highlighted in white.

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Worlds of If, #29

James L. Quinn, ed.

August 1955

Quinn Publishing Company

Digest, 124 pages

$0.35

Notes:

  •  Vol. 5, No. 5.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, Franchise  //  April Smith, Birthright  //  Willard Marsh, The Ethicators  //  Winston Marks,

Bleedback  //  Philip K. Dick, The Mold of Yancy  //  Charles L. Fontenay, The Patriot  //  Varley Lang, Ecology on

Rollins Island

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Worlds of If, #143

Ejler Jakobsson, ed.

December 1969

Universal Publishing & Distribution Corporation

Digest, 164 pages

$0.60

Notes:

  •  Vol. 19, No. 10.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Gordon R. Dickson, Ancient, My Enemy  //  Neil Shapiro, Now No One Waits  //  Barry Malzberg, What Time

Was That?  //  Norman Spinrad, Heroes Die But Once  // John Brunner, The New Thing  //  Glenn Chang, In the

Beginning  //  James E. Gunn, The Man Who Would Not  //  Keith Laumer, The Seeds of Gonyl (Part 3 of 3)

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Worlds of If, #112

Frederik Pohl, ed.

March 1967

Galaxy Publishing Corporation

Digest, 164 pages

$0.50

Notes:

  •  Vol. 17, No. 3.

  •  Editorial 'The Hugo Winners' by Frederik Pohl.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, The Billiard Ball  //  Harlan Ellison, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream  //  Roger Zelazny,

This Mortal Mountain  //  Joseph Wesley, Moonshine  //  Larry Niven, Flatlander  //  Rosco Wright, The Sepia Springs

Affair  //  Algis Budrys, The Iron Thorn (Part 3 of 4)  //  Betsy Curtis, Latter-Day Daniel

Worlds of If, #40

James L. Quinn, ed.

June 1957

Quinn Publishing Company

Digest, 124 pages

$0.35

Notes:

  •  Vol. 7, No. 4.

  •  Editor's Report by James L. Quinn.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Charles Fontenay, Pretty Quadroon  //  Walter S. Tevis, Jr., Operation Gold Brick  //  Aldo Giunta, Jingle in

the Jungle  // Isaac Asimov, Does a Bee Care?  // Lloyd Biggle, Jr., ...On the Dotted Line  //  Dan Galouye, Shuffle

Board  // Leo Kelley, The Human Element

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Worlds of If, #44

James L. Quinn, ed.

February 1958

Quinn Publishing Company

Digest, 124 pages

$0.35

Notes:

  •  Vol. 8, No. 2.

  •  Editor's Report by Eve P. Wulff.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, The Feeling of Power  //  J. F. Bone, Assassin  //  Elaine Wilber, The Hero  //  Alan E. Nourse,

Contamination Crew  //  John A. Sentry, The Barbarians  //  Arthur C. Clarke, Out from the Sun  //  Ed M. Clinton, Jr.,

Security Risk  //  Stephen Bartholomew, The Standardized Man  //  Robert Hoskins, Feet of Clay

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Worlds of If, #95

Frederik Pohl, ed.

October 1965

Galaxy Publishing Corporation

Digest, 164 pages

$0.50

Notes:

  •  Vol. 15, No. 10.

  •  Editorial 'Where Are They Now?' by Frederik Pohl.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Keith Laumer, Retief's War (Part 1 of 3)  //  Mack Reynolds, A Leader For Yesteryear  //  Miriam Allen deFord,

The Smiling Future  //  Robert F. Young, Origin of Species  //  Edward V. Dong, Purpose  //  Gordon R. Dickson, An

Ounce of Emotion  //  Robert Moore Williams, Short Trip to Nowhere  //  Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., Skylark DuQuesne

(Part 5 of 5)

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Worlds of If, #123

Frederik Pohl, ed.

February 1968

Universal Publishing & Distribution Corporation

Digest, 164 pages

$0.60

Notes:

  •  Vol. 18, No. 2.

  •  Editorial 'The Day We Launched the Moonship' by Frederik Pohl.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Larry Niven, Slowboat Cargo (Part 1 of 3)  //  Robert Sheckley, The Petrified World  //  Burt K. Filer, Star Bike  

//  Robert Lory, The Courteous of Ghoor  //  Laurence Yep, The Selchey Kids  //  James White, All Judgment Fled

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Worlds of If, #133

Frederik Pohl, ed.

December 1968

Universal Publishing & Distribution Corporation

Digest, 164 pages

$0.60

Notes:

  •  Vol. 18, No. 12.

  •  Editorial 'Three in a Row' by Frederik Pohl.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, The Holmes-Ginsbook Device  //  Julian F. Grow, The Starman of Pritchard's Creek //  Bram

Hall, The Canals of Santa Claus  //  J. G. Ballard, The Comsat Angels  //  A. Bertram Chandler, The Tin Fishes  //  

Harlan Ellison, The Pawob Division  //  Mack Reynolds, The Computer Conspiracy

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Worlds of If, #147

Ejler Jakobsson, ed.

April 1970

Universal Publishing & Distribution Corporation

Digest, 164 pages

$0.60

Notes:

  •  Vol. 20, No. 4.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, Waterclap  //  Robert F. Young, To Touch a Star  //  Lee Harding, Spaceman  //  Ron Goulart,

Swap  //  R. A. Lafferty, Ride a Tin Can  //  Gene Wolfe, Thou Spark of Blood  //  Frank Herbert, Whipping Star (Part 4

of 4)

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Worlds of If, #159

Ejler Jakobsson, ed.

March 1972

Universal Publishing & Distribution Corporation

Digest, 180 pages

$0.75

Notes:

  •  Vol. 21, No. 4.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves (Part 2 of 3)  //  Harry Harrison, The Stainless Steel Rat's Return  //  

David Magil, One and One Are Two  //  David R. Bunch, Two Suns for the King  //  Robert Bloch, The Old Switcheroo

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Worlds of If, #172

James Baen, ed.

May 1974

UPD Publishing Corporation

Digest, 180 pages

$0.59

Notes:

  •  Vol. 22, No. 5.

  •  Guest editorial by Frederik Pohl.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Isaac Asimov, Stranger in Paradise  //  Robert Silverberg, House Divided  //  Fred Saberhagen, Berserker's

Planet (Part 1 of 2)  //  Christopher Anvil, Cantor's War  //  James H. Schmitz, Aura of Immortality  //  Mack Reynolds,

Second Advent  //  William Jon Watkins, The People's Choice  //  Mack Reynolds, Nostradamus

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Worlds of If, #173

James Baen, ed.

July 1974

UPD Publishing Corporation

Digest, 180 pages

$0.75

Notes:

  •  Vol. 22, No. 6.

  •  Only fiction is listed.

Fiction: Fritz Leiber, Midnight by the Morphy Watch  //  Bob Shaw, A Little Night Flying  //  Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey S.

Hudson, Half-Baked Publisher's Delight  //  Larry Niven, Plaything  // Jerry Goodz, No Time Like the Past  //  Fred

Saberhagen, Berserker's Planet (Part 2 of 2)  //  Raccoona Sheldon, Angel Fix  //  G. C. Edmondson, Tube