If (magazine)

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Product information

176 issues - 1952-1974 & 1986

If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn.

The magazine was moderately successful, though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved its greatest success under editor Frederik Pohl, winning the Hugo Award for best professional magazine three years running from 1966 to 1968. If published many award-winning stories over its 22 years, including Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and Harlan Ellison's short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream". Several well-known writers sold their first story to If; the most successful was Larry Niven, whose story "The Coldest Place" appeared in the December 1964 issue.

If was merged into Galaxy Science Fiction after the December 1974 issue, its 175th issue overall.

Issues are either in comic book format (CBR or CBZ) or PDF format, both formats can be easily viewed on a PC or E-Reader such as a Kindle, and on all Android or Apple tablets and phones using FREE apps in the respective stores.

Readers for PC are included

Windows 10 apps are available in the Windows store.

Technical specifications

Weight 0.06kg

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