SF magazines have pretty much already disappeared. They were gone before the Internet and e-books, so the blame must lie elsewhere. Maybe nobody even thinks we're missing much without them, but I do. One thing I miss is covers like this one by Anton Kurka from If (January 1955). Rocket ships! A giant guy! People of all creeds and colors gathering to listen to some guy make a speech! When I saw something like this on the stands, and I couldn't wait to open the magazine and see what stories were inside. The back cover wasn't bad, either. Great books, and you could get three for only a buck! And photos of the writers. I loved that. I was never going to get to see them any other way, and it was great fun to see what they looked like. I read every book pictured there, and I still have some of them in the editions pictured. Electronic publications may take over the world, but they'll never thrill me like the old paper ones did. And still do.