The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction

by L. Sprague de Camp
Release date: 1948
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

A collection of stories.


  • Foreword
  • The Wheels of If
  • The Best-Laid Scheme
  • The Warrior Race
  • Hyperpilosity
  • The Merman
  • The Contraband Cow
  • The Gnarly Man

THE WHEELS OF IF turned – and Allister Park spun from our own New York through a dizzying succession of alternate worlds to New Belfast... biggest city in the Bretwaldate of Vinland, the country that might have been it some historical crises had turned out the other way...

Park's frantic efforts to get back to his own if-world turn Vinland upside down – and create a marvelously inventive and entertaining classic of SF.

In addition to this famous novel, this collection includes "The Gnarly Man", "Hyperpilosity", and four other stories in the inimitable De Camp manner.

(updated 2010-09-07)

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