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Total Issues: 175+1=176

Subtitled "Worlds of Science Fiction" when it started, the "Worlds of" part came and went during the Fifties, often being placed on the cover in a manner that allowed one to misread the full title as "Worlds of If". Robert Guinn seems to have been a bit uncertain of the exact title after he bought it in 1959. The title is given in a variety of ways in the indicia, annual statements of ownership, etc.; it is worth noting, however, that Guinn never thought it was "Worlds of If".

Universal seems to have also been confused about the magazine's title for a while; they finally settled on "Worlds of If" in 1972.

The last issue was a revival as a semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1952 – Nov/Dec-1974: Science Fiction Index
  Fall 1986: Science Fiction Index


  Mar-1952 – Feb-1959: Quinn Publishing, NY
  Jul-1959 – May-1963: Digest Productions (a subsidiary of Galaxy Publishing)
  Jul-1963 – May-1969: Galaxy Publishing
  Jul-1969 – Nov/Dec-1974: Universal Publishing
  Fall 1986: STF Corporation, Hicksville, NY


  Mar-1952 – Sep-1952: Paul W. Fairman
  May-1953 – Mar-1954: Larry Shaw
  May-1954 – Apr-1958: James Quinn
  Oct-1958 – Feb-1959: Damon Knight
  Jul-1959 – Sep-1961: Horace L. Gold
  Nov-1961 – May-1969: Frederik Pohl
  Jul-1969 – Jan/Feb-1974: Ejler Jakobsson
  Mar/Apr-1974 – Nov/Dec-1974: James Baen
  Fall 1986: Clifford Hong




  average 160pp


  mostly bimonthly, but monthly Oct-1964 - May-1969

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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If (UK)

Total Issues: 15+18+10+9+15=67

British reprint edition of If.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1953 – Jan-1955: Science Fiction Index
Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
  #1, 1959 – #18, 1962: Science Fiction Index
  #100, 1967 – #109, 1967: Science Fiction Index
  Nov-1969 – Aug/Sep-1970: Science Fiction Index
  May/Jun-1972 – Sep/Oct-1974: Science Fiction Index
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IFA Review

Total Issues: 5


Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1940
Editors:   Ted Dikty

Iguana Informer


Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s

Illinois Monthly Magazine

see under The Western Monthly Magazine (1830)


Total Issues: 32 (to Summer 2018)

Illumen is a print magazine of speculative poetry co-edited by Tyree Campbell and Erin Donahoe, published semi-annually in Spring April and Autumn October. It contains speculative poetry, illustrations, articles, and reviews.

Issues & Index Sources

  Autumn 2004 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  Sam's Dot Publishing, Cedar Rapids, IA
  Alban Lake Publishing


  Tyree Campbell & Erin Donahoe




The Illuminated Magazine

Issues & Index Sources

  May-1843 – Nov-1845


  Ebenezer Landells


  May-1843 – Apr-1845: Douglas Jerrold
  May-1845 – Nov-1845: W.J. Linton



Illuminated Western World

Total Issues: 173

Issues & Index Sources:  1869 – 1872
Publishers:   French & Wheat
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Started as Weekly Illustrated, possibly without any fiction, but then merged with Passing Show to form Illustrated, which did publish fiction. In 1958 incorporated into John Bull.

Issues & Index Sources

  7-Jul-1934 – 25-Feb-1939, as Weekly Illustrated: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  4-Mar-1939 – 4-Oct-1958, as Illustrated: FictionMags Index (incomplete)

#merges with John Bull





Illustrated Adventure Trails

see under The Danger Trail

Illustrated American

A kind of large-format weekly news-magazine with pictures, competing with Harper's Weekly and Leslie's Weekly, occasionally ran fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  22-Feb-1890 – 1900
Prices:   25c

The Illustrated Ape

Total Issues: 30 (as at Aug-2015)

"Features 100% creative fiction, pictures, poetry, pop and never, ever, reviews."

Issues & Index Sources:  1998 – present
Publishers:   The Illustrated Ape, P.O. Box 16329, London E17 4FD

Illustrated Detective

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1954 – ?
Publishers:   Factual Publications Inc., 471 Park Ave., New York, NY, and 171 Park Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

The Illustrated Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 33+36=69

Launched in 1929, Illustrated Detective Magazine was a smooth, bright-coloured, slick-papered publication that was sold exclusively in Woolworth's and was aimed mainly at female customers. After 33 (mainly) monthly issues the title was changed to the rather more bland Mystery, as which it lasted for a further three years.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1929 – Sep-1932: Crime Fiction Index
  Oct-1932 – Sep-1935, as Mystery: Crime Fiction Index


  Tower Magazines, NY


  1933 – 1934: Hugh Weir


  Dec-1929 – Dec-1934: large format slick
  Jan-1935 – Sep-1935: even larger (10.6" x 13.5")


  Dec-1929 – Dec-1934: 138pp
  Jan-1935 – Sep-1935: 88pp



Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Illustrated Dublin Journal

Ran much fiction, mostly anonymous, but including stories by R.D. Joyce.

Issues & Index Sources:  1861 – 1862
Publishers:   Duffy, Dublin
Formats:   quarto
Pagecounts:   12pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Illustrated Family Novelist

Total Issues: 1007

Issues & Index Sources:  1878 – 1897: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   T.H. Roberts, London
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   weekly

Illustrated Fireside Novelist

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1885 – 1886
Publishers:   Robert Jackson
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Illustrated Home Guest [1871]

Total Issues: 60

Issues & Index Sources:  1871 – 1876
Publishers:   J. Latham
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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