Entire archive of 1950s sci-fi publication IF Magazine released online

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Mar 1, 2016, 7:52 PM EST (Updated)

Looking for some light sci-fi reading from the golden age of science fiction? Well, you just hit the jackpot.

The entire 175-issue archive of IF Magazine has been released online, encompassing the entire 1952-1974 run of the publication.

The magazine’s glory years came around the late 1960s, when IF won Hugo Awards for best professional magazine from 1966 to 1968 under the leadership of editor Frederik Pohl. Highlights over the years include Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Harlan Ellison's short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” and Larry Niven’s short story "The Coldest Place.”

The magazine was well regarded back in the day, but stayed small enough to mostly retain its cult status, at least until it was merged with Galaxy in the mid-1970s.

The magazines are available for free at the Internet Archive, and needless to say, there are much worse ways to fill up an iPad.


(Via Boing Boing)