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Esli (Russian: Если, Russian for "If") was a Russian science fiction literary magazine. It was started in 1991 in Moscow, as a publisher of foreign SF stories, but soon broadened its format to include Russophone writers as well. In the 2000s, Esli also started publishing fantasy short stories and articles on futurology.

EditorNikolai Yutanov
CategoriesFuturology, science fiction short stories
FrequencyMonthly (1991-2012),
bimonthly (2015-2016)
Year founded1991
Final issue2016
Based inMoscow

The magazine won the European Science Fiction Award (Eurocon award) for best science fiction magazine in 2000. Esli closed down by the end of 2012 due to retailing problems.

In late 2015, the magazine was relaunched with a new team and a new, futurology-centered subject. It was suspended again in the late 2016.

See alsoEdit

  • If, American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952

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