Worlds of IF Science Fiction, May, 1967

Worlds of IF Science Fiction, May, 1967

This incredible cover for the May, 1967 issue of Worlds of IF Science Fiction is by Jack Gaughan (credited simply as Gaughan in the magazine). Gaughan did a lot of cover art for both Ace and DAW, including this cover for Here Abide Monsters by Andre Norton. He was quite an accomplished artist, having won several Hugo awards, and he even has an award named after him: the Jack Gaughan Award.

This particular cover, featuring an assortment of spindly robots, was for the issue’s title novelette The Robots Are Here by Terry Carr.

Carr worked primarily as an editor, though he published some fiction in the 1960s, including The Robots Are Here. He worked under Donald Wollheim at ACE for a period, but this partnership was doomed to fail after the two had a falling out.

This issue of Worlds of IF Science Fiction also features interior illustrations by Hector Castellon, Vaughn Bodé, Gray Morrow, and Virgil Finlay. In fact, Finlay created a fairly iconic piece of art for The Long Slow Orbits, shown below.

Worlds of IF Science Fiction, May, 1967

This issue was edited by Frederik Pohl. Here are the full contents of this issue:

Novelettes

  • The Robots Are Here by Terry Carr
  • The Youth Addicts by Charles W. Runyon
  • The Long Slow Orbits by H. H. Hollis

Serials

  • SPACEMAN! by Keith Laumer
  • The Road to the Rim by A. Bertram Chandler

Short Story

  • The Hole by B. K. Filer

Features

  • Editorial by Frederik Pohl
  • SF Superclubs by Lin Carter
  • Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry is the title of Worlds of IF Science Fiction‘s “Letters to the Editor” section.