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  • Publication: If, September-October 1971Publication Record # 58836 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: Ejler Jakobsson
  • Date: 1971-09-00
  • Publisher: UPD Publishing Corporation
  • Price: $0.75
  • Pages: 180
  • Format:
    digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
  • Type: MAGAZINE
  • Cover: If, September-October 1971 by Bruce Roggeri
  • Webpages:
  • Notes:
    • Vol. 21, No. 1, Issue 156
    • Titled Worlds of If Science Fiction on the cover and the contents page. Titled If Science Fiction on the spine.
    • Cover and spine dated October 1971. Contents page dated September-October 1971.
    • Cover illustrates "The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World" as noted on the Contents/copyright page (scanned version from
    • Inside pages run 1-176, not including the covers.
    • UK Price 25p, this issue was distributed in both US and UK.
    • The story "To Kill a Venusian" is plagiarized. It was written originally by Anthony Boucher, and published as "Nine-Finger Jack," in F&SF, August 1952.
    • Except for the piece by Charles R. Knight (courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History), no interior illustrations are explicitly credited. Jack Gaughan's art identified by signature.
    • Some copies of this issue may have missing or repeated pages. "Star Light" is listed as "StarLight".
    The full text and images of this edition are available at The Internet Archive, see web page for link.
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Editor Title: If - 1971 • [If / Worlds of If] • (1971) • edited by Ejler Jakobsson

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