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The Best Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (German)

Image URL found for Die Kristallwelt. --Zapp 05:13, 4 July 2017 (EDT)
And for Irrtum der Maschinen. --Zapp 05:17, 4 July 2017 (EDT)
And for Die Esper greifen ein. --Zapp 05:34, 4 July 2017 (EDT)
Uploaded cover scans for Saturn im Morgenlicht, Heimkehr zu den Sternen, Signale vom Pluto, Die Überlebenden and Musik aus dem All. --Zapp 17:36, 5 July 2017 (EDT)
And another URL found for Die Untiefen der Sirenen, Ansleys Dämonen and Der Tod im Land der Blumen. --Zapp 18:34, 5 July 2017 (EDT)
And for Der Wüstenplanet. --Zapp 08:22, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

The New Women of Wonder

Added roman-numeral introduction to the page numbers; moved external identifiers. --Vasha 12:32, 4 July 2017 (EDT)

Die Radarwelt

I added an Amazon cover scan link to Die Radarwelt. MOHearn 07:56, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

German: Die Herren der Lüfte and other one

Hello Rudam, I've changed here and here and here and other one "german" to "German".--Wolfram.winkler 15:45, 12 July 2017 (EDT)--Wolfram.winkler 05:33, 2 August 2017 (EDT) --Wolfram.winkler 14:10, 17 March 2018 (EDT)

Second update on the same one to start using the Tr template. And changing the header of this section here so the update leads here as opposed to the previous section called German :) :) Annie 15:48, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
What do you want?--Wolfram.winkler 15:58, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
I am notifying Rudam that I made a second edit on the notes on the same publication to use the Translator template instead of spelling "translated by" manually. Annie 16:06, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
Hello Annie, a new thread may be better or a note like @ Rudam, so I've related to me :). --Wolfram.winkler 05:19, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Ein Treffen mit Medusa und andere »Nebula«-Preis-Stories 4

Hello rudam, the title of this publication is "Das Treffen mit Medusa ...". See cover. Hubert Peregrin 17:36, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

Thanks for the hint! Rudolf Rudam 03:20, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

The Edge of Tomorrow

Added the Printing History to The Edge of Tomorrow. --AndyjMo 17:10, 22 August 2017 (EDT)


Hello Rudolf, lately a lot of your updates appear in our cleanup report that lists Invalid Record URLs in Notes, likely because you use to leave a space between the "" and the TitleID. It works in the dispaly but is detected by our cleanup report. Hauck 03:02, 5 September 2017 (EDT) BTW, perhaps is your talk page a bit long. Hauck 03:02, 5 September 2017 (EDT)

Hello Herve! I've always suspected that I've done something wrong, but I couldn't find out, because the display was always correct! Thanks to inform me what I did wrong! It's true that my talk page has become too long, but I don't know how to archive it. Rudolf! Rudam 05:19, 5 September 2017 (EDT)
Do you want me to create an archive page for you? Hauck 06:17, 5 September 2017 (EDT)
That would be nice!!Rudam 06:54, 5 September 2017 (EDT)
OK for you? Hauck 07:31, 5 September 2017 (EDT)
Wonderful and thanks! 07:44, 5 September 2017 (EDT)

I, Robot

Hello Rudolf, I've just laid my hands on a german paperback and have entered it. Can you please have a look at the result and tell me if everything seems OK to you. Thanks. Hauck 12:18, 6 September 2017 (EDT)

Hello Herve! I didn't notice anything. Only in some stories the story length has to be changed. Rudolf Rudam 02:07, 7 September 2017 (EDT)
Thanks. Hauck 02:51, 7 September 2017 (EDT)

Cover artiist for Komet der Verwandlung found ...

... and it's Gray Morrow! Christian Stonecreek 02:45, 26 September 2017 (EDT)

Fine! Rudam 14:22, 26 September 2017 (EDT)

Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1

Cover artist of Yearbook 1 is Brian Waugh, see The Last Castle / Nightwings (Tor Double). Horzel 08:14, 28 September 2017 (EDT)

The Future Makers

Cover artist of this is Bruce Pennington, according to Pennington: A Portrait of a Master Fantasy Artist. Horzel 06:15, 13 October 2017 (EDT)

Science Fiction Stories 23

Hi, Rudolf! I'm wondering if it shouldn't be Science-Fiction-Stories 23 for this pub.. Also, the initial primary verifier didn't enter the beginning pages of the respective items. Could you check again? Christian Stonecreek 05:10, 16 October 2017 (EDT)

Overlooked! I've just corrected it! Rudam 13:42, 16 October 2017 (EDT)

Atelier Heinrichs as cover artist for Alpträume

Hi, Rudolf! My third printing with the same art has a credit to Atelier Heinrich for the cover. What do you think of adding this 'artist'? See also this discussion item for some recent changes to the first printing. Christian Stonecreek 07:11, 6 November 2017 (EST)

Hi Christian! Atelier Heinrichs is also listed in the first printing. It looks like a typical collage that characterizes the Atelier Heinrichs and so I'll add it.
Thanks for fixing that mistake in the 1963 issue. It seems that worldcat is not to be trusted as the only source. I'm going to add a note that Worlcat is stating a wrong book title. Rudolf Rudam 12:52, 7 November 2017 (EST)

Another Bastei Lübbe foul-up ...

... or so it seems: According to amazon (and my later printing) the cover art for Salmonson's anthology Amazonen! should be corresponding to this one: but that was done by Eric Ladd, not by Michael Whelan as credited. Can you check? Christian Stonecreek 10:06, 8 November 2017 (EST)

Bastei Lübbe did it again. In my copy Michael Whelan is indeed mentioned as the artist, but the cover art is actually the same as the one you suggested by Eric Ladd. I'll fix it. Thanks for the tip. Rudolf Rudam 10:43, 9 November 2017 (EST)

The cover artist for Die Rache des Kosmonauten ...

... is Richard Powers. I made the necessary changes. Christian Stonecreek 09:15, 11 November 2017 (EST)

Excellent News. Rudolf Rudam 09:59, 11 November 2017 (EST)

Interior art for Shambleau

Hi, Rudolf. I imported the pieces of art, please check their pages (also take a look at the overall page count: could possibly be 415 pages). Christian Stonecreek 14:20, 13 November 2017 (EST)

Hi Christian! The page numbers of the interior art is correct. I also modified the page count. Rudolf Rudam 13:23, 14 November 2017 (EST)

Your printing of Die drei Sonnen

Hi, Rudolf. This may have been published later than January (in 0000-00-00?). I've seen a much higher printing that still has only "Deutsche Erstausgabe 01/2017". What do you think? Christian Stonecreek 13:22, 20 November 2017 (EST)

Hello Christian! My copy couldn't have been published after January 2017, because I bought it on the 14th of January 2017 and entered it in the DB on the same day (see my PV). The first printing was available before christmas 2016 (see entry of the first printing). If later printings should be added you could doubt the date of the month. Rudolf Rudam 09:01, 22 November 2017 (EST)
Ah, yes, right you are! Thanks for the update. Christian Stonecreek 09:05, 22 November 2017 (EST)

Andere Himmel publication series

Hi Rudolf, regarding your PV'd Andere Himmel: based on the discussion I had with Christian on his talk page for "Die letzte Siedlerin" it looks like the publication series "Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Special" was not used after approx. 1996. Can you please check your publication if that series is really stated there? If not we should probably change several wrong publication record or coordinate other ways how we want to deal with these series. I have compiled a list of approximate series lifespans on Bastei Lübbe's page. Jens Hitspacebar 10:01, 26 November 2017 (EST)

Please also see that discussion for a possible renaming of "Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction" into "Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction & Fantasy". Christian Stonecreek 10:56, 26 November 2017 (EST)
Hi, Rudolf. Maybe you missed this, but if you just meant to issue no objection we could proceed. Maybe we'll wait for one more day. Christian Stonecreek 08:32, 3 December 2017 (EST)
Sorry, but I'd lost sight of that question. The name of the publication series is not mentioned in the book and only the numbering refers to the publication series. The dropping of the series name seems to have taken place around 1994. Rudolf Rudam 10:53, 3 December 2017 (EST)

Your printing of Solaris ...

... is entered as hc (the first printing was mistakenly entered as such). Also, the publication series is missing, is that correct? Christian Stonecreek 15:46, 30 November 2017 (EST)

Hello Christian! The difference is caused by the fact that the data for the first printing is completely taken from the Deutsche Nationalbilbiothek. The format is described there as "broschiert" and the publication series as "Science Fiction & Fantastica'". Nowhere in my copy of the second printing the former name of the publication series is mentioned and the format of the book is actually harcover. Rudolf Rudam 06:14, 3 December 2017 (EST)
Curious! I have seen the first printing and it is as decribed by DNB. One would think that a publisher would use at leat the same format for a new printing. Thanks for taking the second look. Christian Stonecreek 08:06, 3 December 2017 (EST)
But maybe at least the cover image resembles the one of the first printing? Christian Stonecreek 09:22, 8 December 2017 (EST)
It does! Rudolf Rudam 05:09, 9 December 2017 (EST)
Okay, I have added the image. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 09:27, 9 December 2017 (EST)

Cover artist for Der Turm von Rizwan found ...

... and it's John Schoenherr. Take a look at this publication. Christian Stonecreek 09:06, 11 December 2017 (EST)

Planet der Träumer

Image URL found for this pub. --Zapp 15:03, 12 December 2017 (EST)

Brüder unter fremder Sonne

Hello Rudolf, I added a better cover scan from the reprint in 1970. Please take a look, it is also correct for the 1964 edition? Regards Henna 16:39, 13 December 2017 (EST)

It's correct. Thanks! Rudolf Rudam 11:33, 14 December 2017 (EST)

Planet der Verlorenen

Image URL found for this pub at Amazon here. Can You confirm? --Zapp 07:42, 19 December 2017 (EST)

Sorry to say,, but it is the wrong cover. It seems to be from a later edition. The cover of this edition has this type of Cover of Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction Taschenbuch. Rudolf Rudam 13:04, 19 December 2017 (EST)
But it has to be the cover for the 1982 publication. I'll connect. Thanks for finding it! Stonecreek 13:20, 19 December 2017 (EST)
Now I got it there. --Zapp 14:59, 28 December 2017 (EST)

Cover image for Samjatin's Wir with Heyne

Hello, Rudolf! I have added the cover image to this. It's the one from the 1982 reprint, that I have seen: I'm guessing that it remained unchanged over the years, but it is certainly better if you check on it. Merry Christmas (in retrospect). Christian Stonecreek 07:11, 27 December 2017 (EST)

Hello Christian! Sorry to say,, but it is the wrong cover. Heyne has frequently changed the covers from the 60s and early 70s when they were reprinted again in the 80s. This is the correct cover Wir Rudolf and likewise a belated Merry Christmas! Rudam 07:55, 27 December 2017 (EST)
Thanks for taking a look, I've changed the link. Christian Stonecreek 08:02, 27 December 2017 (EST)

Die seltsame Welt des Mr. Jones

I put in cover image for this pub. --Zapp 11:46, 2 January 2018 (EST)


The cover image for the [above has a credit to Sarah Brown but it was previously used [here] and credited to Peter Elson. Doesn't seem to be any difference [re-painted]. Is the image for a later printing? --~ Bill, Bluesman 16:33, 12 January 2018 (EST)

Hello Bill! It isn't re-painted and it isn't a later printing. We have repeatedly noticed in the past that this publisher Bastei Lübbe used incorrect artist names on the copyright page. Thanks for revealing another mistake. I'll fix it. Rudolf Rudam 10:32, 13 January 2018 (EST)

Reisebüro Galaxis

Image URL found for this pub. --Zapp 06:39, 14 January 2018 (EST)

Der Besucher aus dem Dunkel

I added a cover scan to Der Besucher aus dem Dunkel MOHearn 10:17, 16 January 2018 (EST)

Carl Amery's Der Untergang der Stadt Passau

Hello! A recent discussion on a different title reminded me to check this one: the fiction turned out to be only of novella length and the single publications thus are CHAPBOOKs. Are you okay with the change? Christian Stonecreek 11:10, 18 January 2018 (EST)

Hello Christian! According to the ISFDB standards (word counting) you're right, it would have to be a novella. On the other hand, this book is referred as a novel in all German bibliographies as in our discussion about Die Kinder des Saturn. I accept your request to change the book into a novella, but in fact it contradicts the existing language usage in German biobliographies. By the way, what do you think of this book Das Gitter? Rudolf Rudam 06:17, 21 January 2018 (EST)
Yes, it'll be the same. In the beginning, I did orient at the types stated with the respective publications, it was just tempting.
Regarding Der Untergang der Stadt Passau': Amery sees it as a shortfiction according to his preface. Christian Stonecreek 09:47, 21 January 2018 (EST)

Cover image for Medizin für Melancholie

Hello, Rudolf! I added the cover image to this. Christian Stonecreek 06:30, 19 January 2018 (EST)

Der Herrscher Pterodactyls

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 12:50, 19 January 2018 (EST)

Guten Morgen Übermorgen

Hi, I added the cover artist (and will upload the image), corrected some errors and will add some more items to this anthology. Christian Stonecreek 13:38, 22 January 2018 (EST)

Perry Rhodan Planetenromane

Hi, I got good news and bad news about this series. As You verified at Planet der Mock, the date of publication is calculated. But in Perry Rhodan Heft #156 inside the front cover there is an advertising notice, which says: „Das Perry Rhodan Taschenbuch ist da! ... Ab Anfang September (1964)... erhältlich“. So I'm for shure the publication day was Friday 1964-09-04. Bad news: all following dates are wrong, too. --Zapp 09:00, 28 January 2018 (EST)

Sorry, but I think you are wrong, Zapp! 'Anfang September' is in no way a distinct day of publication, and seems to encompass the first half of the month. Our data was calculated from various notes and ads. (It also seems that the dates of publication at Perrypedia were based on this one fuzzy statement, without looking at further evidence.) Take a look for example at the publications from the fifth cycle ('Meister der Insel') and the note for "Planet der Mock" & the ones for higher no.s of the publication series. Christian Stonecreek 23:45, 28 January 2018 (EST)
The fuzziness may be rooted in the uncertainty of the day of publication: the start may have been planned for 1964-09-04, but there seems to have been an unreliability of a delay (which then has happened). I'll update some of the early publications in the series to make things more clear. Christian Stonecreek 06:27, 29 January 2018 (EST)

Cover art for Der Robotspion

Hello Rudolf! The cover art for Der Robotspion doesn't seem to be by a known hand (and not by Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann), since it's the same as for the original edition. Christian Stonecreek 04:28, 30 January 2018 (EST)i

Well spotted, Christian! I'll modified it! Rudolf Rudam 15:13, 30 January 2018 (EST)

Ullstein 2000

Hello Rudolf, do you forgot to validate the #62? I have found some covers from the series Ullstein 2000, should I add them? Regards Henna 08:07, 31 January 2018 (EST)

Hello Henna! I've actually forgotten to verify the book. I've already done it. Of course you are welcome to add some covers. Rudolf Rudam 12:29, 31 January 2018 (EST)

Science-Fiction-Stories 70

Hello, I found the artist for your verified and also this other one. Hauck 14:04, 31 January 2018 (EST)

Titans Tochter

Hello Rudolf, this publication is sitting on one of our cleanup reports for a long time. You entered it as a novella in german which is varianted to a novel in english. Perhaps is a change of type (from CHAPBOOK/SHORTSTORY to NOVEL) may be in order. Thanks for having a look. Hauck 04:47, 23 February 2018 (EST)

Sorry, it seems that I may be responsible for the mess (at least there is a dim recognition of such a fact). I guess that I started on that title but somehow got distracted (by a question, a discussion or whatever). It seems to me that this title also only qualifies as SHORTFICTION, at least the German version does so. Hervé could you guess a rough word count for the original? Christian Stonecreek 08:31, 23 February 2018 (EST)
All things should be in order now: turned out as a NOVEL after all. Christian Stonecreek 00:14, 25 February 2018 (EST)
Hello Herve! Thanks for rembering me to this. It was on my to-do-list. it seems that Christian was the origin of the confusion, but he corrected it now. Thanks! Rudolf Rudam 03:59, 25 February 2018 (EST)

Erdzauber: Die Erbin von Wasser und Feuer

Found an image URL for this pub at Amazon. Can You confirm? --Zapp 06:13, 10 March 2018 (EST)

And for Erdzauber: Harfner im Wind here. --Zapp 06:18, 10 March 2018 (EST)
The images are correct. Rudolf 05:30, 11 March 2018 (EDT)
I put them in. --Zapp 15:44, 12 March 2018 (EDT)

Die dunkle Königin

Image URL found for this pub. --Zapp 15:54, 11 March 2018 (EDT)
And for Das Geheimnis von Xanadu. --Zapp 15:42, 12 March 2018 (EDT)

Bastei Lübbe series (again)

Hi Rudolf,

in December we discussed the chaos of the Bastei Lübbe series on Chrstian's talk page and how to resolve it. Christian later came back with some more information derived from second hand book shop visits and we now have a final idea of how we'd like to summarize the series. It can be found in the "(unindent) Final version" paragraph on my talk page. What do you think about this solution? Jens Hitspacebar 15:20, 19 March 2018 (EDT)

Hi Jens! Sorry for the late reply but I have job-related stress. At first sight, it looks okay. I'll take a closer look at it over this weekend and then give my final feedback. Thanks for your patience. Rudolf 14:24, 21 March 2018 (EDT)

Title change for PR NEO

Hi, based on the cover image & the statement at Perrypedia, while merging I changed the title for this publication to "Das Gift des Rings" (from "Das Gift des Ringes"). I hope that was the right move. Christian Stonecreek 06:19, 20 March 2018 (EDT)

Thanks for the correction. Rudolf 14:15, 21 March 2018 (EDT)

Software enhancements for German "Taschenbuch" and "Paperback"

Hi Rudolf, the software is about to get its own publication format entries for German "Taschenbuch" and "Paperback". We still have to devise the best possible name for them. See Rules_and_standards_discussions#Format_pb_vs._tp__-_interim_solution_for_German_publications for the discussion. Jens Hitspacebar 11:36, 25 March 2018 (EDT)

Der Schatten des Windes

I am intending to change the spelling of the author's name from Zafon to Zafón as shown on the cover of your verified copy. If you feel it's necessary, please check the title page to make sure the diacritic is printed there. Thanks! --Vasha 19:27, 29 March 2018 (EDT)

Hi, it's ok for me. Rudolf Rudam 04:16, 30 March 2018 (EDT)

Cover artist for Die schlafende Welt

Hi Rudolf, I'm updating the artist to "Karl Stephan". Bruck only did two covers filling in for Stephan and the style definitely matches his. Further meterial is available at Zuberspiegel and here. Cheers, John. JLochhas 00:52, 23 April 2018 (EDT)

And another one: Das Ende aller Tage is definitely by Karl Stephan. JLochhas 16:20, 23 April 2018 (EDT)
It's oayk with me. Rudolf Rudam 14:57, 24 April 2018 (EDT)

Das Milliarden-Gehirn

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover to the first printing, maybe its the same for the second printing. Regards Henna 06:20, 30 May 2018 (EDT)

It's the same. Thanks! Rudam 05:39, 31 May 2018 (EDT)

Am Ende aller Träume

Hello Rudolf, I found a cover scan. Regards Henna 04:23, 31 May 2018 (EDT)

I added all missing covers of this series. Henna 05:56, 31 May 2018 (EDT)

Thanks! Rudolf Rudam 05:58, 31 May 2018 (EDT)

author name fixed

In Jenseits des schweigenden Sterns I fixed the cover artist's name (it was "Karl Gröning jr." and should have been "Karl Gröning, Jr."). --Vasha 13:37, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

I rejected the submission as the author's name seems to be correct. Stonecreek 14:03, 3 June 2018 (EDT)
I had thought that all names with Jr. are standardized to ", Jr." Can you point to the paragraph in policy where it says not to do so? --Vasha 14:09, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

Parallele X

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 05:48, 21 June 2018 (EDT)

Planned Project Scope Expansion

(I am leaving this note on the Talk pages of some of the more active editors to make sure that we are not missing anything. If you have been following this Rules and Standards discussion and agree with the proposal, please ignore this note.)

As per this discussion, ISFDB:Policy#Rules_of_Acquisition is about to be expanded to include:

  • Speculative fiction webzines, which are defined as online periodicals with distinct issues
  • Special speculative fiction issues of non-genre webzines
  • One time speculative fiction anthologies published on the Web

If you believe that this scope expansion may cause unforeseen and/or undesirable consequences, please share your thoughts on the Rules and Standards page. TIA! Ahasuerus 11:25, 4 July 2018 (EDT)

Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction

Added a cover scan to your verified Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction.SFJuggler 12:36, 14 July 2018 (EDT)

Die fliegenden Zauberer

You verified this pub where I found the note "The interior artist was identifiable by his signature 'Marvano 0182' on his works." Since the artist's page gives more i[nformations, I guess the note should be changed. --Zapp 04:42, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Hello! This note isn't mine. It's a typcal formulation from Christian Stonecreek. You have to inform him about it. Rudolf Rudam 13:42, 30 July 2018 (EDT)


I found a cover image of this pub there. Can You confirm? --Zapp 02:36, 21 August 2018 (EDT)

I can! Rudolf Rudam 15:14, 22 August 2018 (EDT)
Cover image uploaded. --Zapp 06:14, 26 August 2018 (EDT)

Sterne wie Staub

Image URL for this pub added. --Zapp 14:22, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
And for Wing 4 and Gigant Hirn, too. --Zapp 14:31, 28 August 2018 (EDT)
Also for Stadt zwischen den Planeten. --Zapp 14:56, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
And so for Der Report der Magd. --Zapp 18:18, 2 September 2018 (EDT)


Added note and cover scan to Horror.SFJuggler 20:15, 3 September 2018 (EDT)


I added a cover scan link from Amazon to the Heyne edition of Medusa. MOHearn 11:24, 4 September 2018 (EDT)


Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 08:37, 10 September 2018 (EDT)

Die Reise in die Zukunft cover artist found

Hi, Rudolf. It is Richard Powers for this. I added him and a note on the source. Christian Stonecreek 00:20, 21 September 2018 (EDT)

And also the one for Science-Fiction-Stories 32 (Dean Ellis). Christian Stonecreek 07:17, 23 September 2018 (EDT)

And the one for Welt der Chaoten. Christian Stonecreek 00:14, 27 September 2018 (EDT)

Diktatur der Androiden

Hi, I've added a cover for Diktatur der Androiden.--Dirk P Broer 16:04, 26 September 2018 (EDT)

Utopia Science Fiction Magazin, #5

Image for this pub added. --Zapp 11:58, 12 October 2018 (EDT)

Rauchs Weltraum-Bücher

Image URL added to Überwindung von Raum und Zeit. --Zapp 05:21, 14 October 2018 (EDT)
And for Wing 4 --Zapp 05:26, 14 October 2018 (EDT)

Gesänge des Computers

Cover image of this pub added. --Zapp 15:44, 21 October 2018 (EDT)

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Replaced front half cover of this with full version --Mavmaramis 10:09, 28 October 2018 (EDT)

Stunde der Vampire

Cover image added to this pub. --Zapp 16:11, 30 October 2018 (EDT)

More for Wenn der Wind sich dreht

Hi Rudolf! I have added the preceding essays to this. You might want to consider of adding them also to the tp edition, where the beginning pages differ. Christian Stonecreek 09:06, 30 November 2018 (EST)

Hi Christian! I'll add the introductions to the tp edition. However, not only the page numbering is different but also the titles of the introductions! Rudolf Rudam 13:52, 2 December 2018 (EST)

Bedingt menschlich

Image URL for this pub added. DNB, OCLC and Amazon give 574 pages. Is there an error at pages? --Zapp 16:52, 4 December 2018 (EST)

Oops! A big typo! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Rudolf Rudam 04:49, 5 December 2018 (EST)

Der Sternenhändler

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 16:26, 11 December 2018 (EST)

Die fremden Sterne

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. The cover artist is stated as Umschlagillustration: Fawcett, can you confirm that? Thanks for looking it up Henna 05:24, 13 December 2018 (EST)

Hello Henna! That is correct. Fawcett is the name of a publisher.The cover is probably released by this publisher. Rudolf Rudam 05:33, 13 December 2018 (EST)
Thanks for the info. Henna 06:04, 13 December 2018 (EST)

Kontakt mit Jupiter

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 13:37, 14 December 2018 (EST)

Das Erbe der Titanen

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover and changed the date, which is stated in the second printing, to 1972-12-00. Regards Henna 06:43, 18 December 2018 (EST)

Sorry, but to play safe, I have changed the date back to 1972-00-00. There were many more volumes of the publication series in 1972, so 1972-12-00 seemed unlikely to me. Bastei Lübbe was a publisher whose copyright pages were not always in the best condition, see this example: the statement for 1972-12-00 may actually refer to another book. It also wasn't the second printing but the first printing of the second edition, two things the publisher mixes up quite often. Christian Stonecreek 10:46, 18 December 2018 (EST)
Thanks for your feedback. Henna 14:17, 18 December 2018 (EST)

Der Tausendjahresplan

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 13:37, 21 December 2018 (EST)

Der galaktische General

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Merry christmas Henna 16:10, 21 December 2018 (EST)

Hello Rudolf, I'm not sure this is the right cover, maybe it is the cover from the edition in 1977.
Thanks for looking it up Henna 09:21, 7 January 2019 (EST)
First, sorry that I haven't answered earlier. I must have missed it. Thanks for adding the covers. The first cover is from the 1966 edition and the second cover is from the 1977 edition. Happy New Year belatedly. Rudolf Rudam 10:13, 7 January 2019 (EST)
I messed with the covers. I think this is orphaned now, please delete it. Thanks again Henna 12:30, 7 January 2019 (EST)
Why to delete it? I've used your image for this pub Der galaktische General. Thanks. Rudolf Rudam 14:24, 7 January 2019 (EST)
I have tried to correct the image data from the 1966 edition to the 1977 edition. That went wrong, so I dropped the image and uploaded new covers.
Sorry for the trouble Henna 07:31, 8 January 2019 (EST)
Don't worry. I worked on the mix-up, too. You have put it back in order! Thanks! Rudolf Rudam 11:33, 8 January 2019 (EST)


Image added to this pub. --Zapp 14:48, 1 January 2019 (EST)

Der fiebernde Planet

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 12:32, 7 January 2019 (EST)

As translator is Iris und Rolf H. Foerster stated in the DNB and in my document. Thanks for looking it up Henna 12:49, 7 January 2019 (EST)
That's true! I'll revised it! Rudam 14:28, 7 January 2019 (EST)

Das galaktische Imperium

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover from the fifth printing. Regards Henna 13:01, 10 January 2019 (EST)


Hi, I am about to add an omnibus with the German editions of this series. For each the 3 volumes you have added a title and verified a pub record, e.g. this pub resp. this title. In my opinion "Erdzauber:" should be removed from all 3 titles and all pubs because it is the German series name (compare here). What do you think? Thanks in advance! Boskar 07:52, 14 January 2019 (EST)

Hi! I'm entirely with you. At that time it was common practice to include the series title. I'll remove the name of the series. Regards, Rudolf Rudam 09:51, 14 January 2019 (EST)
That's great! Thank you! Boskar 10:02, 14 January 2019 (EST)

Science-Fiction-Stories 61

I've credited the cover of Science-Fiction-Stories 61 to Gray Morrow, as it's a variant of an Ace Books Perry Rhodan. MOHearn 19:47, 14 January 2019 (EST)

Good catch! Rudolf Rudam 03:07, 15 January 2019 (EST)


Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 12:44, 26 January 2019 (EST) Also for Die Macht der Steine and Tangenten

Die Hölle ist ewig

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 06:15, 29 January 2019 (EST) Also for Der Tag ist nicht mehr fern

Die Bären entdecken das Feuer

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 13:17, 1 February 2019 (EST) Also for Der Hexenmeister

Die Mars-Chroniken

Hello Rudolf, in a hasty decision I unmerged the Diogenes edition from the Heyne edition. Now I see I would have to unmerge all stories too. When I look in the Heyne and Diogenes editions of Die Mars-Chroniken, I‘m not sure we should handle it as the same text. Here is the first paragraph:

  • Diogenes: ]anuar 1999: Raketensommer: Eben noch war es ein richtiger Ohio-Winter: die Türen waren geschlossen, die Fenster verriegelt, die Scheiben blind durch Frost, Eiszapfen rahmten jedes Dach ein, Kinder rutschten auf Skiern die Hänge hinab, Hausfrauen bewegten sich schwerfällig wie große schwarze Bären durch die vereisten Straßen.
  • Heyne: Januar 1999: Raketensommer: Eben herrschte noch typischer Ohio-Winter: Die Türen waren fest verschlossen, die Fenster verriegelt, die Scheiben blind vom Frost, Eiszapfen rahmten die Dächer; die Kinder fuhren Ski auf den Hängen der Hügel, und die Hausfrauen stapften schwerfällig wie große schwarze Bären durch die vereisten Straßen.

Can you please take a look at the unrevised translation by Thomas Schlück and give me an advice. Many Thanks Henna 15:39, 12 February 2019 (EST)

Hello Henna! Indeed the Diogenes edition is gently revised (and in my opinion affectionately "bradburyfied"). But it's not a complete new translation. The source is still the translation of Thomas Schlück. What do you think if the publications would be merged back and a mention in the notes is made that the Diogenes editions have been gently revised by Alfons Barth?
BTW, you stated the the poem by Sara Teasdale is translated by herself. Is that correct? In the Heyne editions the poem has been translated by Wolfgang Jeschke. First line is: Leise Regen werden kommen und frischer Duft. In the MvS edition the fist line is: Leise Regen werden kommen und Bodenduft Rudolf Rudam 08:30, 13 February 2019 (EST)
Hello Rudolf, I will merge back the editions and will edit the notes.
Do I understand it right, the text of the Heyne editon, with exeption of the poems, is the same as in the MvS edition?
The poem by Sara Teasdale is not translated by herself, the text is also revised: Sanfte Regen werden kommen und des Bodens Duft. The Byron poem is different: Schweifen werden wir und scherzen, instead of: Laß uns jetzt zur Ruhe kommen.
Thank you for your research Henna 06:56, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Hello Henna! That's correct. The translation of the Heyne edition is identical with the MvS edition, except the two poems. In the MvS edition is the first line of Lord Byrons poem: Nicht länger streifen wir einher. Rudolf Rudam 11:47, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Hello Rudolf, now everything is done. Please take a look. Thanks again Henna 15:19, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Perfect and your welcome! Rudolf Rudam 02:57, 15 February 2019 (EST)

Träumende Erde

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regars Henna 15:08, 17 February 2019 (EST)

Thanks Rudam 04:11, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Alle Tränen dieser Erde

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 17:12, 20 February 2019 (EST)

Thanks Rudam 04:12, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Von Robotern beherrscht

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 04:54, 26 February 2019 (EST)

Thanks Rudam 04:13, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Cover images

Image URL added to Die Unheimlichen. --Zapp 07:53, 7 March 2019 (EST)
And to Best of Asimov. --Zapp 15:06, 7 March 2019 (EST)
And to Andere Welten, andere Meere. --Zapp 17:51, 7 March 2019 (EST)
And to Ufer von morgen. --Zapp 18:10, 7 March 2019 (EST)
And to Terra gegen Avalon. --Zapp 03:04, 8 March 2019 (EST)
And to Marsfieber. --Zapp 03:06, 8 March 2019 (EST)
Also to Eiszeit 4000. --Zapp 03:11, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Thanks Rudam 04:13, 8 March 2019 (EST)

Amendments to Heyne's First Editions of Conan

Hi Rudolf, I have corrected the cover Artist for Conan der Wanderer: Herbert Bruck instead of Johnny Bruck, and I have aligned the uncredited introduction with its cousins. -- JLochhas 11:35, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

Ok! Rudam 12:59, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

Unter den Wolken der Venus

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 16:25, 20 March 2019 (EDT)


Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 16:50, 24 March 2019 (EDT)

Eiszeit 4000

Hi, who is the artist in Eiszeit 4000?--Dirk P Broer 05:28, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

My guess is that a portion of the works that are now credited to Jürgen Rogner are NOT done by him....--Dirk P Broer 10:55, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
Hello, Dirk! Thanks for drawing my attention to this curiosity. First I couldn't figure out what went wrong. Then I found out that someone had added the cover of the first printing by another artist and also added this artist's name and made the proper artist a variant of the erroneous artist. I will correct that immediately and inform the cover contributor that he added a wrong cover. Rudolf Rudam 10:49, 17 April 2019 (EDT)

Das Gedankenfenster

I found the artist of this pub here. --Zapp 14:44, 23 May 2019 (EDT)


Hello, I have some questions: Your PV publication doesn't show a cover, but the first printing with the same ISBN does. I found on all other sources a different cover image: DNB, Amazon, abebooks and Goodreads. So I guess there is an error. What cover has Your item? And which printing fits to this cover? --Zapp 04:07, 26 May 2019 (EDT)

Sorry for the belated replay, but I was on vacation. This is the cover of my copy Alpträume. Rudolf Rudam 05:15, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
Yes and I'm late, too. Your link is out of cache. I guess it's this one. Or can You give another link? --Zapp 15:37, 8 August 2019 (EDT)
That is the correct cover! Rudam 01:20, 9 August 2019 (EDT)
Upload done. --Zapp 05:15, 11 August 2019 (EDT)

Der Unschuldige Roboter

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 09:13, 19 June 2019 (EDT)

Dunkle Reflexionen

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 10:15, 21 June 2019 (EDT)

The New Hugo Winners Volume III

You primary-verified this title I submitted info about copyright of the book by Martin Harry Greenberg. Hifrommike65 19:38, 25 June 2019 (CDT)

Camp Concentration

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 13:50, 16 July 2019 (EDT)

Die Fremden

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 08:16, 18 July 2019 (EDT)


Hi Rudolf, I've uploaded the cover for this pub. Cheers, John. JLochhas 14:02, 19 July 2019 (EDT)

Pabel Utopia Taschenbuch revisited

Hi Rudolf, we'd had a thread on this a while back but as I am now getting around to completing the Utopia digests it is resurfacing. I was thinking of renaming the series from "Utopia Zukunft" to "Utopia Taschenbuch", that should make it better distinguishable from the digest series. Do you concur? Cheers, John JLochhas 12:10, 29 July 2019 (EDT)

Hello John! I have taken a closer look at the naming and it's a good idea to reconsider the name of the publication series. All books are published and numbered under the name Pabel-Taschenbuch and have an additional label as Zukunftsroman, Science Fiction and Utopia-Zukunft. All books have an advertisement on page 176. Pabel had diveded there his Pabel-Taschenbuch series into the sub-series Kommissar X-Kriminalromane, Western-Romane and weitere Pabel-Taschenbücher. All Utopia-books are added under the last category. There is no special sub-series. I propose that we call the pub series only Pabel-Taschenbuch or Pabel-Taschenbuch-Utopia. What do you think? Cheers. Rudolf Rudam 05:10, 1 August 2019 (EDT)
Hi Rudolf, yes, let's go with Pabel-Taschenbuch, that's the way that the pub. series is stated everywhere and it looks like the cleanest option to me. I'll capture the changes... Cheers, John. JLochhas 11:56, 1 August 2019 (EDT)

Flug in den Weltraum

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 11:12, 7 August 2019 (EDT)

Wenn der Krebsbaum blüht

Image URL added for this pub. --Zapp 11:36, 19 August 2019 (EDT)

Tod eines Samurai

The cover art for this can be found here on Vicente Segrelles' art site, so the current credit to Enric must be wrong. See also Sirius #15. Horzel 16:52, 10 September 2019 (EDT)

I'm on vacation. I'll check it next week!Rudam 03:06, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

Galaxy 12 - 2nd printing

I added the cover image for this pub. --Zapp 05:58, 16 September 2019 (EDT)

Atomic Avenue

Hello Rudolf, I added the cover. Regards Henna 09:39, 29 September 2019 (EDT)

Die Hunde der Hölle

Hi. I have improved (I think) the cover scan for your verified. Cheers ! Linguist 10:27, 5 October 2019 (EDT).

Der zweite Planet der Ogg

Image URL added to this pub. --Zapp 10:51, 29 October 2019 (EDT)

Im Tal der Statuen

Hello Rudolf, I added a better cover. Regards Henna 14:22, 29 October 2019 (EDT)

Der Sohn des Greifen Ein Tanz mit Drachen

Hello Rudolf, I have added the covers. Regards Henna 05:17, 27 November 2019 (EST)

Der letzte Caleban

Found a cover image URL (of 1980) here for this pub later printing. Is it the same as in 1972? --Zapp 08:30, 4 December 2019 (EST)

It's the identical cover of the 1972 edition. Later printings have a different cover. Regards Rudolf Rudam 08:46, 4 December 2019 (EST)

Thanks. --Zapp 14:53, 5 December 2019 (EST)

Das unheimliche Raumschiff

I found a cover image of this pub here. Can You confirm? --Zapp 14:52, 12 December 2019 (EST)

I can confirm! Rudam 05:19, 14 December 2019 (EST)

Die Astronauten

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 14:41, 19 December 2019 (EST)

Die Totengräbersohn-Saga

Regarding this (which you have on hold) and this (which I have on hold), it appears the series title is "Die Totengräbersohn-Saga" (per the Look Inside on this book on Amazon. I'm not sure regarding the titles of the volumes in the series. The Look Inside shows "Buch 1", etc., but the author's page seems to indicate either "Totengräbersohn 1" or "Das geheimnisvolle Amulett". What do you think? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:33, 1 January 2020 (EST)

Hello! Look my answer on Wolfram talk page. [1]. I would also prefer "Die Totengräbersohn-Saga" but there are various series titles, so I would leave it up to Wolfram to pick the one he wants. Rudolf Rudam 16:48, 1 January 2020 (EST)


Hi, Rudolf, a good year 2020 for you! Thanks for beginning to add this series, which was long overdue. However, I'd think it might be better to add this as a (yearly) magazine, since essays and shortfiction are part of all of the titles, but in some of them essays take the most part of the respective publication. Also, it is described as almanac, which most often corresponds to a yearly magazine (at least in general publishing). What do you think? Christian Stonecreek 03:27, 3 January 2020 (EST)

Hello Christian! Happy New Year to you too. I agree that it is a yearbook series. But I wouldn't consider it as a magazine, but more like an almanac series. According to my research almanac is not considered as a magazine but only as a yearbook. If we use your criterias as a guideline, then we have to consider this Science Fiction Almanach as a magazine too. What do you think? Rudolf Rudam 08:56, 3 January 2020 (EST)
Hi, I went ahead and added Polaris 6-10 as a magazine (as an experiment). It turned out that at least #s 6 & 10 couldn't be considered anthologies: they are dedicated to Herbert W. Franke & the Strugatskys, respectively. They wouldn't be considered as collections as well, as they have more the character of nonfiction titles on the authors.
In the case of the series published with Moewig, at least all of the titles are dominated by shortfiction, and can thus be considered safely as anthologies as well (though it'd also be possible to change them to magazines). Christian Stonecreek 12:55, 3 January 2020 (EST)
Hi! It's really difficult to determine the publication type of Polaris 6 and 10. That doesn't make things easier! I still think of it as a kind of yearbook. But due to the definition chaos with individual volumes, we can make it a magazine. Let start! Rudolf Rudam 08:01, 4 January 2020 (EST)
Of those numbers that I have, only Polaris 9 seems to be majored undoubtable by shortfiction. For the others, essays and fiction seem to be more or less on a par. I've seen that you transformed #s 4 & 5. Thanks for that. I'll see if I can dig out something about the months of publication, and will also upload the cover images. Christian Stonecreek 09:09, 4 January 2020 (EST)

Chthon oder Der Planet der Verdammten

Image URL added for this pub. Can You confirm? --Zapp 15:13, 5 January 2020 (EST)

Phantastische Erzählungen

Image added to this pub. --Zapp 17:37, 21 January 2020 (EST)

Die Zauberer von Callisto

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 04:59, 24 January 2020 (EST)

Die Bruderschaft vom Talisman

Hello Rudolf, I think 'Brüderschaft vom Talisman' is the correct title. Regards Henna 09:14, 24 January 2020 (EST)

Correct! Rudam 09:56, 24 January 2020 (EST)

Der Teleporter

I replaced the Amazon cover link of Der Teleporter with a clearer scan. MOHearn 13:17, 5 February 2020 (EST)

Changing a PV book

Hello Dirk! I'm confused why you changed my primary verfied book Das Weltraum-Abenteuer from chapbook into novel without asking me first. I've estimated the words of the book and they are approximal 35.000 words. Rudolf Rudam 07:57, 28 February 2020 (EST)

It is a variant title to a novel, and so creates a maintenance report. 148 pages is long enough for a novel. It is either this, or making the canonical a novella too.--Dirk P Broer 08:33, 28 February 2020 (EST)

Alternate name to Mário-Henrique Leiria

Hi Rudam, you approved my PubUpdate to this, although it is needed to create an alternate name of Mário-Henrique Leiria, so that the link of the translator (Mário Henrique Leiria) could lead to the author. I don´t know how to do that, and i think i don´t have the permissions necessary to do that. To sum up: it is needed to create an author of Mário Henrique Leiria and make it an alternate name of Mário-Henrique Leiria. Could you do that? Thanks! Best regards--Wolland 07:59, 2 March 2020 (EST)

Hi Wolland! An alternate name can only be created if an author title exists for the parent name and the alternate name. A name that only appears in the notes and has no publication in the database will not have an author title and therefore cannot be used as an alternative name. Your request is therefore not feasible. Regards Rudolf Rudam 08:52, 2 March 2020 (EST)
Ok, I see. Could it be a solution to this to write in the notes (using the same template) like this:Translated by Mário-Henrique Leiria as Mário Henrique Leiria? --Wolland 09:13, 2 March 2020 (EST)
Of course! Rudolf Rudam 09:18, 2 March 2020 (EST)

Das dritte Buch des Horrors

Image URL added to this pub. --Zapp 13:03, 10 March 2020 (EDT)

Michael Moorcock: Das blutrote Spiel

Cover art, artist and month of publication added to this pub. -- JLochhas 16:42, 27 April 2020 (EDT)

Gerda und die Zauberer

Hi! There's a typo: the correct story title is Gerda und der Zauberer (at least in my copy). Boskar 02:53, 1 May 2020 (EDT)

Thanks for the hint! Rudolf Rudam 03:27, 1 May 2020 (EDT)

Das leere Haus

Hello Rudolf, I have added the correct cover (Phantastische Bibliothek). Please take a look. Thanks Henna 15:33, 19 June 2020 (EDT)

Hans-Günter Hauptmann

Two of Your pv pubs here and here have the cover artist "Hans-Günter Hauptmann [as by Mike Hauptmann]". But Mike is the son of Hans-Günther, see perrypedia. Mike does his father's business, but not known of artworks. Both covers are signed 'Hans', so I suppose an error in alternate name. They are two different persons. --Zapp 11:27, 13 July 2020 (EDT)

Hello Zapp! Thanks for your interesting and thrilling informations. I will include it in the notes. Rudolf Rudam 04:26, 15 July 2020 (EDT)
Both covers are also seen in the background of the photograph in perrypedia. --Zapp 04:57, 15 July 2020 (EDT)

Künstliche Dinge

Upload new cover, corrected typo Künstliche Dinge--Wolfram.winkler 11:32, 27 July 2020 (EDT)

A Life in the Day - Frank Robinson

Could you check this book which has totally the wrong cover art credit. It's actually by Paul Lehr. "David Perry is cited by as creating the illustrations but yhere are no illustrations in the book so suspect they were cut." - comment by Joachim Boaz to me via Twitter. --Mavmaramis 10:37, 9 August 2020 (EDT)

Der Riß im Himmel

Hello Rudolf, I have added a better cover. Regards Henna 15:28, 19 August 2020 (EDT)

Die besten Stories der amerikanischen Science Fiction: Worlds Best SF 8

I added a cover image to Die besten Stories der amerikanischen Science Fiction: Worlds Best SF 8 Susan O'Fearna 03:15, 21 August 2020 (EDT)

Die Nacht des Gerichts

Die Nacht des Gerichts has incorrect cover art credit Susan O'Fearna 19:20, 3 September 2020 (EDT)

Thanks for your rectification! Rudolf Rudam 05:17, 8 September 2020 (EDT)

Der Gedankenwurm

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 05:12, 9 September 2020 (EDT)

Also for Wenn der Krake erwacht

Welt ohne Horizont

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 05:02, 28 September 2020 (EDT)

Die Mörder Mohammeds

Hello Rudolf, I have added a better cover. Regards Henna 15:04, 30 September 2020 (EDT)


is this the cover for Mythenwald edition? Susan O'Fearna 01:01, 4 October 2020 (EDT)

It's the accurate cover! Rudolf. Rudam 05:22, 4 October 2020 (EDT)

Embracing the Dark

Image added for this pv pub. --Zapp 07:38, 21 October 2020 (EDT)

Das Monster im Park

Hello Rudolf, I think the ISBN is wrong. DTV have publisher number 423 instead of 485. Please take look. Thanks Henna 13:08, 11 November 2020 (EST)

Hello Henna, you're right! There are two ISBN numbers on the copyright page. The first ISBN is for the Nymphenburger hardcover edition (publisher number 485). The second ISBN is at the very end of the copyright page and I missed it completely. Thanks a lot for bringing this to my attention! Rudolf Rudam 05:23, 19 November 2020 (EST)

Der Hund in Die Hunde der Hölle

I added a collection by Ivan Turgenev which included several prose poems which I entered as POEMs. One of the prose poems is a translation of Собака. I notices that we also had this title as a short story and I've converted the variant titles that were unverified or where the verifiers are inactive. There is one remaining translation in your verified Die Hunde der Hölle. If you agree, you can convert your story to a poem and make it a variant of the title above. The parent story title could then be deleted. Let me know if you disagree or have any questions. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 00:18, 19 December 2020 (EST)

Hello Ron! First sorry for my belated reply. I actually have to disagree, because they are two different stories. Ivan Turgenev has written two works with the title Sobatka. The first is from 1866 and is about 16 pages long and is titled story by Fantlab. The second is from 1878 and is only one page long and Fantlab calls it a prose poem. Rudolf Rudam 06:49, 3 January 2021 (EST)


Hello Rudolf, I have changed the title from Hausgemacht to Hausmacht. Regards Henna 14:43, 29 December 2020 (EST)

Thanks! Rudolf Rudam 06:50, 3 January 2021 (EST)


Driftglass cover by Barclaw Shaw Susan O'Fearna 02:58, 7 January 2021 (EST)

Der Unbesiegbare

Hello Rudolf, is the cover art also correct for your verified 8th printing? Thanks for looking it up Henna 13:14, 2 February 2021 (EST)

Am Tor der Dämmerung

Cover art for this os Bruce Pennington. Same image (bur mirrored) as this. --Mavmaramis 23:34, 8 February 2021 (EST)

Das Monster im Park 1970 + Das Monster im Park 1973

Hello Rudolf, I have added both covers. Please take a look. Thanks Henna 14:47, 18 February 2021 (EST)

German magazines and editors


I hope you are doing well despite the crazy times we live in.

Just heads up as you are working on these often enough (and had verified a lot of them). The DB expects the author of the publication and of the title to be the same. For some reason, long time ago, someone started doing things differently for the German magazines: instead of creating a parent record with the names that are known only based on secondary sources, the EDITOR record was edited to have them as authors. See this one for an example of a fixed one: the uncredited title is inside of the publications (matching the publication authors); the authored one is just a parent.

The cleanup report looking for these discrepancies had suppressed them initially due to the volume -- and then they were forgotten and noone looked closely at these. The report is going to be updated and these will get fixed but if you add any new ones, just heads up. :) More details are in Christian's page - but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. The other thread also has the fastest process on clearing these (if you want to change some -- although it is a pretty logical one). Thanks! Annie 23:56, 11 March 2021 (EST)

Hello Annie!
The times are indeed tough. I hope that after my hiatus I will be back more regularly. Thanks for your detailed information. At that time I must have copied it unfortunately without questioning. But I will obey it in the future. Rudolf Rudam 13:07, 10 May 2021 (EDT)

Uralt, mein Feind and others

Hi, Rudolf! I was surprised that Dickson's collection wasn't stated as first German edition by Heyne. But you had and have several publications marked with "First edition (noted stated)" or "First German edition (noted stated)". Here's a list. I guess we are right to assume that this phrase should read "Apparent first German edition (not stated)", as far as translations are concerned (all but one of the nine)? Christian Stonecreek 09:45, 12 March 2021 (EST)

I approved the changed on this one. Rudolf, when you are back, can you recheck the note? Thanks! Annie 04:28, 5 April 2021 (EDT)
Hello! I've checked it and it's ok with me. Also I'll check this list with the other publications and revise it if necessary. The noted stated is a stupid typo! It' s of course not stated. Rudolf Rudam 13:20, 10 May 2021 (EDT)

Der programmierte Götze

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 14:06, 25 March 2021 (EDT)

Begegnung im Nebel

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 12:38, 5 May 2021 (EDT)

Die Welt, die Dienstag war

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover and the DNB ID. Regards Henna 14:20, 5 May 2021 (EDT)

Der Dienstagsmensch

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 06:11, 13 May 2021 (EDT)

18 Gänsehaut-Stories

Hallo Rudolf, some time ago I added this anthology and researched the parent of Die Zaubernacht in den Hochlanden. It is Philarète Chasles: L’Œil sans paupière. The first French edition was published by anonymous, the first German edition by Balzac.

  • »Hal­lo­we’en, Hal­lo­we’en!« schri­en sie al­le. »Das ist der Abend der hei­li­gen Nacht, die schö­ne Nacht der Skel­pies und Fai­ries! Car­rick, und du, Co­lean, kommt ihr? Al­le Bau­ern von Car­rick-Bor­der sind da. Un­se­re Megs und Jan­nies kom­men auch. Wir wer­den gu­ten Whis­ky in zin­ner­nen Krü­gen brin­gen und schäu­men­des Ale und den schmack­haf­ten Par­ridge. Das Wet­ter ist schön, der Mond muß bald auf­ge­hen; nie, Ka­me­ra­den, sol­len die Rui­nen von Cas­si­lis-Dow­n­ans ei­ne so hei­te­re Ge­sell­schaft ge­se­hen ha­ben.«
  • Hallowe’en, Hallowe’en ! criaient-ils tous, c’est ce soir la nuit sainte, la belle nuit des skelpies et des fairies ! Carrick ! et toi, Colean, venez-vous ? Tous les paysans de Carrick-Border sont là, nos Megs et nos Jeannies y viendront aussi. Nous apporterons de bon whiskey dans des brocs d’étain, de l’ale fumeuse, le parritch savoureux. Le temps est beau ; la lune doit briller ; camarades, les ruines de Cassilis-Downaus n’auront jamais vu d’assemblée plus joyeuse ! »

Regards Henna 09:37, 28 May 2021 (EDT)

Hello Henna! Thanks for this unexpected information. Excellent that you found out this fact. Unfortunately, you forgot to enter this additional information in the notes of the title. I therefore assumed that the statement in the introduction to the story and further google research point solely to Honoré de Balzac. Feel free to adjust the title properly again! Regards Rudolf Rudam 10:33, 28 May 2021 (EDT)
Hello Rudolf, can you help me to create a short and incomprehensible note? I think we have the same problem with this title Der Kriminalrichter. Thanks Henna 15:08, 28 May 2021 (EDT)
Hello Henna! I add a note. What do you think about the note? I've done it the same way with the other story.Rudolf Rudam 15:48, 28 May 2021 (EDT)
Prefect. Thanks again Henna 05:05, 29 May 2021 (EDT)

Nein: Die Welt der Angeklagten

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 10:55, 25 June 2021 (EDT)

Die Untersuchung

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 05:41, 21 July 2021 (EDT)


Hi Rudolf, Thanks for getting rid of the duplicate Elgin award. I assumed it would go away when I merged the two title records. Learned something new. John Scifibones 10:57, 22 July 2021 (EDT)


Cover art of this is Angus McKie. Same cover art as on this book. --Mavmaramis 12:26, 11 August 2021 (EDT)

Thanks for your hint. Rudolf Rudam 12:35, 11 August 2021 (EDT)

jack payne artist

I split off this cover artist for pub you verified from the other John Payne, not artist and long dead., if you have not objection. gzuckier 14:06, 17 August 2021 (EDT)

Abenteuer Randwelt

Hello Rudolf, as a primary verifier you stated John Grimes: Autobiographische Notizen as short fiction / short story. So I did that for the following titles in the series. Meanwhile I located where the title was first published. See John Grimes - Autobiographical Notes where it is listed as article. In my opinion it should be stated as an essay. I would change this and the following titles to essay and make the first publication to a parent title. What do you think?
What do you do with prefaces with identical content? So far I have entered it with "Vorwort (title)". This ultimately results in 12 identical prefaces. The same problem arises with an identical obituary in five of fourteen volumes. Hubert Peregrin 13:20, 28 August 2021 (EDT)

Hello Hubert! Good catch to find the source of the text. Initially I also thought it is an essay, but if you read it carefully, it is written as a fictional text about a fictional person. I would define it as a fictional report disguised as an article. That's why I put it under the category fiction.
If the content of the prefaces are identical, then we merge them, as here Introduction (Conan; first Heyne series). Regards Rudolf Rudam 05:20, 29 August 2021 (EDT)

Ein Cyborg fällt aus

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 10:38, 29 August 2021 (EDT)

Hello Rudolf, the Lichtenberg edition and the first Heyne edition are abridged, look here. Should I add the unabridged edition from this pub as an separated title or merge them? Thanks Henna 12:08, 29 August 2021 (EDT)
Hi, Henna, I'd think the omnibus should reprint the previous version, at least that was Jeschke's policy in most cases. Christian Stonecreek 12:30, 29 August 2021 (EDT)
Okay, I see that it's stated as unabridged. If the expansion isn't much longer than the first German version, I'd recommend to clone / import that one and add a note, like it was done for the original English novel (please look at the note); maybe even the revised text was used for the expansion. Christian Stonecreek 12:57, 29 August 2021 (EDT)
Hello Henna, that is a nice catch you made. I will add your information to my verified copy. Usually, abridged or revised editions are merged and annotated with the appropriate information. So feel free to merge the 1987 edition with the others. As your information only states abridged and not revised, we can assume that the 1987 edition is an unabridged version and not the revised edition. Thanks and regards. Rudolf Rudam 06:34, 30 August 2021 (EDT)

Der rote Planet

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 13:12, 16 September 2021 (EDT)

Freibeuter des Alls

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 16:26, 20 September 2021 (EDT)

Verlorene Monde

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 17:53, 20 September 2021 (EDT)

Die besten Science Fiction Geschichten des Golden Age

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 08:51, 23 September 2021 (EDT)

Westlich der Sonne

Image URL added here. --Zapp 06:05, 17 October 2021 (EDT)

Die Kolonie der Kobolde

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 09:36, 18 October 2021 (EDT)

Mann aus der Retorte

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 04:30, 19 October 2021 (EDT)

Directory Entry


I saw you set the language to a few of the Czech authors so just a reminder that for non-pure Latin authors, the Directory name may need tweaking: "only English letters "A" through "z" and punctuation are allowed in this field". So when setting the language, also fix this if you do not mind - or someone needs to reedit after you (technically these will also need transliterations - so if you do not mind doing these as well, it will be even better but at least fixing the directory name will make sure that the author actually shows up on the author directory (if the non-Latin character is one of the first two, it won't be there at all). For example Štiblaríková needs to be Stiblarikova or Shtiblarikova in the directory name (and before that she was not in the directory at all). Pirochová needs to be Pirochova and so on. Annie 17:15, 19 October 2021 (EDT)

Hello Annie,
thank you for this information. I didn't have this issue in my mind. In the future, I will pay attention to change both when it comes up. After all, nobody has to sweep up behind me. Regards Rudolf Rudam 10:21, 20 October 2021 (EDT)
They show up on a report - so they will get fixed even if you forget - but I find it easier to just fix everything while I am editing anyway - so figured I will stop by and mention it. Thanks! :) Annie 15:06, 20 October 2021 (EDT)

La revanche de l'Ombre Jaune

Just a heads up. This Approval [2], created this conflict[3]. I noticed this submission and should have put it on hold, but now it's done. Will fix if you like and the other one(Plus two others I found).Kraang 12:45, 25 October 2021 (EDT)

Feel free to fix it. Regards Rudolf Rudam 12:53, 25 October 2021 (EDT)
Talking about recent approvals: Heads up - this one is yours :) Annie 13:01, 25 October 2021 (EDT)

Homchen und andere Erzählungen

Image added here. --Zapp 13:06, 27 October 2021 (EDT)

Fabrik der Träume

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 05:42, 17 November 2021 (EST)

Simak / Strangers in the Universe

While PVing [4] I noticed that most of the page #s for the stories are off by one. Can you confirm? --GlennMcG 00:33, 10 December 2021 (EST)

Glenn is right. I corrected the pagenumbers. --Willem 14:26, 10 December 2021 (EST)
Thanks Glenn for your advice and thanks Willem for the correction. This edition seems to have the same page numbering as this edition [5] Regards Rudolf Rudam 08:09, 13 December 2021 (EST)

Die Mächtigen des Universums

Hello Rudolf, I have a copyright page with inconsistent informations:

im Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München

Titel der amerikanischen Originalausgabe
Deutsche Übersetzung von Birgit Reß-Bohusch

Alle Stories sind deutsche Erstveröffentlichungen bis auf
›Seine Majestät der König‹ von Arthur C. Clarke

2. Auflage
Copyright © 1965 by Pyramid Publications, Inc.
Printed in Germany 1969
Umschlag: Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann, München
Verlagsdruckerei Freisinger Tagblatt,
Dr. Franz Paul Datterer oHG., Freising

"Second printing" and "Printed in Germany 1969" does not fit, maybe a scan error. Please take a look. Many thanks Henna 15:30, 4 January 2022 (EST)

Hello Henna! This is very odd. In my copy of the second edition everything is written exactly as you posted except that mine definitely says Printed in Germany 1970. Regards Rudolf Rudam 08:07, 6 January 2022 (EST)
Hello Rudolf, thank you very much for looking it up. Puzzling regards Henna 10:10, 10 January 2022 (EST)

Geschichten aus der Raumhafen-Bar und andere Erzählungen

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 13:31, 10 January 2022 (EST)

Das Kriegsbuch

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 10:10, 12 January 2022 (EST)

Cover art credit for Science-Fiction-Stories 79

Rudolf, I've added the cover credit for Rich Sternbach to Science-Fiction-Stories 79 as it's a variant of a Galaxy cover of his. I modified the comment about the indecipherable signature to note that the art has been flipped. Martin--MOHearn 10:21, 3 February 2022 (EST)

The Day the Gods Died

Note for this states "Cover artist not credited in book. Signature "Circled TY" at bottom left front cover". Fairly certain given other instances of this signature here; here; here and others would indicate to me at least cover art was by Peter Tybus. --Mavmaramis 14:52, 7 February 2022 (EST)

Thanks for your advice! I'll add the artist. Regards Rudolf Rudam 05:07, 14 February 2022 (EST)

Die Zwingfeste

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover from the second printing. Please take a look. Regards Henna

Hello Henna. It's the same cover and congratulations for your promotion. Regards Rudolf Rudam 05:10, 14 February 2022 (EST)

Soldat des Nebels

I added a cover image to Soldad des Nebels SLDTDSNBLS1989.jpg -- can you confirm it is the correct image? Susan O'Fearna 15:44, 14 February 2022 (EST)

Hello Susan! It's the correct image. Thanks for adding. Regards Rudolf Rudam 12:47, 15 February 2022 (EST)

Planet der Abenteuer

Hello Rudolf, in my copy the last novel ends on unnumbered page 528. Please take a look. Thanks Henna 08:43, 15 February 2022 (EST)

Hello Henna! in my copy it also ends on the unnumbered page 528. It seems that another PV changed the page number. I'll add the correct page number. Thanks for your advice. Regards Rudolf Rudam 12:55, 15 February 2022 (EST)

Grüne Magie

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 10:07, 15 February 2022 (EST)

Die Mordmaschine

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 16:38, 15 February 2022 (EST)

Is the cover also correct for the second printing? Henna 16:45, 15 February 2022 (EST)

Hello Henna! The second printing has the same cover. Regards Rudolf Rudam 15:14, 26 February 2022 (EST)

Die Welten des Magnus Ridolph

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 11:41, 17 February 2022 (EST)

Planet der Ausgestoßenen

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 18:21, 17 February 2022 (EST)


Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover. Regards Henna 19:33, 17 February 2022 (EST)

Tomas der Barde

can you look and confirm cover art I added to Tomas der Barde? Thanks! Susan O'Fearna 01:00, 25 February 2022 (EST)

Hello Susan! The cover is correct. Regards Rudolf Rudam 15:16, 26 February 2022 (EST)

Insel Verlag: Series "Phantastische Wirklichkeit"

Hallo Rudolf; Some Cover added/changed and DNB added elsbernd 13:05, 5 March 2022 (EST)

Hello! Thanks for adding the covers. Regards Rudolf Rudam 06:21, 10 March 2022 (EST)

Das Killer-Ding

Cover art for this is by Angus McKie. It's a mirror image of Manalone. --Mavmaramis 12:40, 11 March 2022 (EST)

Thanks for finding. Regards Rudolf Rudam 05:43, 16 March 2022 (EDT)

Men Against the Stars

I'm holding this submission which impacts your verified publication. Please let me know if you agree or not. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:24, 16 March 2022 (EDT)

Hello! I've checked my copy and the notes accurately describe this edition. The title page, the copyright page and the spine explicitly state Pyramid Books. I consider that Pyramid Giant is just the series name and not the publisher. If Username has other sources, then he should specify them. Regards Rudolf Rudam 12:24, 17 March 2022 (EDT)
Username was just going by the note you or someone else wrote that says "Pyramid Giant", and the Pyramid Giant logo in the upper left corner of the cover. If Pyramid Giant isn't a publisher then somebody should tell the editors who entered Pyramid Giant as a publisher,, including an edition of this book we're discussing. --Username 13:07, 17 March 2022 (EDT)
We credit the publisher per the title & copyright pages, not the cover. As for the other Pyramid Giant works, I will point the verifiers of those works to this conversation. However, if Pyramid switched their marketing between an imprint and a pub series (stranger things have happened), we would record separately and add notes to explain the difference. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:14, 18 March 2022 (EDT)
I'll have to check my copy of A Way Home when I get home from work. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:27, 18 March 2022 (EDT)
Entered these books back in 2007 will dig them out and check.Kraang 23:33, 18 March 2022 (EDT)
Both A Way HomeCDN printing 501 & A Way HomeUS printing G184 have "Pyramid Science Fiction" on the spine & "Pyramid Books" on the title page. Greenberg book Men Against the StarsCDN printing 524 has "pyramid Books" on spine and title page. Should make "Pyramid Giant" a series name & "Pyramid Books" the publisher.Kraang 00:17, 19 March 2022 (EDT)
Publisher on titlepage and copyright page is "Pyramid Books" so according to the current rules that should be the publisher. --Willem 07:29, 19 March 2022 (EDT)

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I will update the pubs. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:17, 20 March 2022 (EDT)

A little late, but my copy is as described by Kraang. I agree with turning Pyramid Giant into a publication series. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 11:51, 21 March 2022 (EDT)

Was kommt nach dem Zukuntsschock?

Hello, Rudam. About this interview in SF Perry Rhodan Magazin, 4/79: is it an interview or more of an essay? I called the original Future article, "Alvin Toffler: After Future Shock", an essay. I know Stonecreek disagrees with me on the definition of an interview (I say it's an interview only if it's in Q&A format), but what do you say? I'd like to make the German article a variant of the English, but they have to be the same type. Thanks.--Rosab618 03:06, 26 March 2022 (EDT)

IMO, it is quite clearly an interview, it's only that the questions aren't phrased as questions (instead they are in the form of micro-essays). If this ain't interviews we would also have to change the interviews collected in this series, which tend even more towards essays (here also many of the answers are micro-essays, if I remember correctly), but in the same vein represent real conversations/interviews. Christian Stonecreek 07:50, 26 March 2022 (EDT)
Hello Rosab! At first glance this looks like an essay, but the content has been taken from an interview. I actually would have considered it an essay as well, but similar texts where an interview was converted from Q&A to an essay like form are the well-known books Dream Makers. The texts there were all defined as interviews. So I would suggest, to make it consistent, to consider this also as an interview. Regards Rudolf Rudam 04:43, 27 March 2022 (EDT)
Hello, Rudam. The original piece was an essay too: Alvin Toffler: After Future Shock Do you agree?--Rosab618 10:19, 28 March 2022 (EDT)
Hello Rosab! Unfortunately, there is a label in the magazine that indicates it is an interview. If you look at the Table of contents of this issue, you will notice that it is stated as an interview. Would you disagree with the ToC ? Regards Rudolf Rudam 05:25, 29 March 2022 (EDT)
Yes, I would.--Rosab618 09:47, 30 March 2022 (EDT)
Since you can't agree with Stonecreek and me, I suggest you take Annie's recommendation and submit the problem to the Community Portal in order to achieve a decision there. Regards Rudolf Rudam 05:25, 2 April 2022 (EDT)
Or take a look at Living in the Future: An Interview with Artist Shusei Nagaoka, which you also have entered - IMO erroneously - as an ESSAY (it wasn't characterized as an interview without minding the category): I do think it's in the same or a similar form. One has to concede that it's more edited than the average interview with interchanging Qs & As, but it's still an account of an interview and should be classified as such: in the end virtually every (published) interview was edited by a) the interviewer, b) the responsible magazine editor, and/or c) the interviewee. Christian Stonecreek 05:38, 29 March 2022 (EDT)


Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Planetenjäger. Regards Henna 12:36, 1 April 2022 (EDT)

Die Riesenvögel kommen

Hi, Rudam. Could you check this issue of SF Perry Rhodan Magazin and tell me if this essay by Bob Woods is a translation of one from Future? If it is, I don't know which it is. Maybe it's from Starlog. Thanks. --Rosab618 10:20, 18 April 2022 (EDT)

Hello! No copyright or copyright year is stated for the essay. Two illustrations by Douglas Chaffee are added with the note "original".The essay is about the development of larger aircrafts than the legendary "spruce goose". I didn't find a corresponding essay by Bob Woods. Maybe you'll have more luck. Regards Rudolf Rudam 09:17, 19 April 2022 (EDT)
Thanks, Rudolf. No luck so far. Maybe he wrote it just for them and they translated it, who knows? Thanks for checking. --Rosab618 00:22, 22 April 2022 (EDT)

Die Pension der verlorenen Seelen

Hello Rudolf, do you also have a wrong ISBN (3-453-00318-7) in this pub? Please take a look. Many thanks Henna 07:48, 20 April 2022 (EDT) .Hekklli Henna!

Hello Henna! Thanks for your advice. Indeed, I also have this wrong ISBN number on my copyright page. I must have overlooked it then. I'll add this information. Thanks again. Regards Rudolf. Rudam 02:35, 21 April 2022 (EDT)

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

Would you mind double checking The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories? I've entered the third printing based on an Internet Archive scan, but there are some differences with the first printing:

  • page 22, 3rd printing's credit is Frank L. Pollack vs. 1st printing record's Frank Lillie Pollack
  • page 33, 3rd printing's title is As Easy As ABC vs. 1st printing record's As Easy As A.B.C.
  • page 278, 3rd printing's credit is Brian Aldiss vs. 1st printing record's Brian W. Aldiss

Are these differences between the printings or database errors? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:28, 4 May 2022 (EDT)

Hello! I've double checked the details in my edition and you're right. Your specifications are exactly the same in my first printing. I guess I either used the existing content or cloned it without checking it for accuracy. I'll correct that immediately. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Regards Rudolf Rudam 11:08, 6 May 2022 (EDT)

Rejected?; I have no idea why this was rejected, being a simple addition of the cover image like the thousands of others I've done, but is this the same as your cover? Sorry to ask such a stupid question. --Username 10:14, 17 May 2022 (EDT)

Hello! It's exactly the cover from my copy. Regards Rudolf Rudam 10:59, 17 May 2022 (EDT)
These 3 edits,,,, were rejected, just like the one above. Are they the right covers, and in future can I add covers without having to check with you first and stop these unnecessary rejections? MLB agreed to my replacing his unstable Amazon cover images without having to contact him first, so I hope you will agree to my adding covers to your uncovered PV, too. EDIT: This one,, hasn't been rejected yet but I thought I'd save time and just ask you if that's the right cover, too. --Username 10:25, 2 June 2022 (EDT)
Hello! These are all the correct covers and you can add future covers without asking but with two exceptions.Later printings of the publishers Heyne and Goldmann often have different covers. Therefore, it is better to ask whether it's the right cover for the respective printing. I've approved all four submissions. Regards Rudolf Rudam 03:55, 6 June 2022 (EDT)

Accidental Unreject

Hi Rudam

I have to apologize, but I accidentally hit unreject on one of your own edits that you had rejected. Unfortunately, since you're a moderator, I can't undo the mistake. this edit was returned to the queue. Sorry to create extra work for you. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:53, 17 May 2022 (EDT)

World's Best SF 2, 3, 6

Hello Rudolf, I have added the covers for World's Best SF 2, World's Best SF 3 and World's Best SF 6. Regards Henna 12:08, 2 June 2022 (EDT)

Bending the Landscape; I added Borealis to publisher, ID (WW 11011). --Username 08:47, 8 July 2022 (EDT)

German Dinosaurs; I added FantLab ID and cover, and I will variant cover art to American art. --Username 12:03, 11 July 2022 (EDT)

Jeder Dämon hat seinen Preis; I added cover, and I assume it's the same as your copy. --Username 12:31, 13 July 2022 (EDT)

Hello Rudolf! The publication mentioned above looked somewhat weird: it had the ISBN and the pub. series of the 'dtv phantastica' imprint, while it had the cover image, the date and the pub. series number (#1403) of the general pub. series 'dtv'. I aligned these to the things I found in my copy, and also added some more notes. If your copy resembles in fact the 'dtv phantastica' edition, I think it'd be better to clone this one (but this series - as far as I know - only began in 1979 and its publications generally seem to feature a black background, instead of the white one found with 'dtv' in the 1970s). Christian Stonecreek (talk) 08:06, 31 December 2022 (EST)

New Voices II; I replaced unstable Amazon with Bookscans. --Username 10:22, 20 July 2022 (EDT)

The Eerie Book


While I have no issue with the approval of the Web Page addition here and I can easily check it to make sure it is valid, the history does not show what the old value of the cover was (even if you go through all of the records) and the "note from the submitter" is useless in clarifying the change so there is no way for a PV (especially on a Transient verification) to verify that the cover is indeed the same post approval. Just heads up to watch out for things like that. I've added a note that the cover is now not verified. Thanks! Annie 15:31, 22 July 2022 (EDT)

You're an interesting person. You complain about not being able to find what the old cover looked like when it's right there in the edit history under 1 of Pwendt's edits. I replaced it because the new cover image was less faded and didn't have a big yellow timestamp on the corner. The original 1898 edition has the same art but different text. There are countless terrible covers here where the editor just grabbed whatever they could find on Amazon without looking for anything better, so I replace them if I see them. I've asked Pwendt to respond, although I don't know what he could have to say because it's clearly the same cover, just better. What kind of submitter note exactly are you looking for; "I'm adding this better cover"? And why would you need to "check" an Archive link? I've added thousands of them and never heard anyone say they had to be "checked" first; you click on the link and it goes to the archived book. --Username 18:40, 22 July 2022 (EDT)
Found the update now in one of the imports (here. The book I had (and verified) had a grey cover (and not brown/beige) and the Amazon image is closer to how the book actually looks like. So no, the cover you replaced with (here) is not the same, neither it is the cover of the book I verified. So I restored to the original one. It may be all about the light when the image was taken but brown/beige is different from grey and the Amazon cover is a better representation of the actual cover. Which I would have told you if you had followed the practices of the site and actually asked before replacing PVed data :) Annie 19:08, 22 July 2022 (EDT)
So let me see if I can understand this. You decided to revert back to a poorly framed, blurry, time-stamped cover off of Amazon with someone's wooden table visible in the background because you think the slight color difference better matches your copy, even though I just looked at both yours and mine side-by-side and the color looks exactly the same, grey. As I explained earlier, the 1898 edition has different text, so the cover on Amazon and the one on OL are the same 1981 Castle reprint edition (there are no other editions on OL except 1898 and 1981), except the OL cover (which perfectly matches the Archive copy's cover, which isn't always the case) is framed properly, bright, has no timestamp, and there's no table in the background. But you prefer yours because it's greyer (even though it's not, really). Makes perfect sense. --Username 19:39, 22 July 2022 (EDT)
I reverted to a picture whose colors look like the book I verified and not like a recolored version of it - one of these images has the background in a sharp grey with no brownish or yellowish undertones, the other is beige/yellowed. Noone is arguing that the OL image shows the same cover but due to how the image was taken, the colors are very different from how the actual cover looks like. And the scans are often color shifted a bit as part of their scanning process or as a result of yellowing of the copy they scanned (among other reasons). The real cover is pure grey in these areas - and the Amazon images shows that color. Thus the replacement - I'd rather have an imperfect image which shows the correct colors and cover than a better centered image which shows the colors incorrectly (for one reason or another). Annie 20:05, 22 July 2022 (EDT)
Eh, it's a pointless argument, anyway; the important thing is I added a link to the book so people can now actually read it. Slight cover variants only interest people who care about such minutiae; reading is fundamental. --Username 20:15, 22 July 2022 (EDT)
Hello! You write that there is a color difference between the two covers ( grey and brown/beige) and of course I believe you. The only problem is that due to color perceptions of my eyes, I did not perceive them properly. In addition, the similar background colors here made it difficult for me to distinguish them accurately. For me, the new version was only slightly brighter. Therefore, I did not consider to inform the verifier. Since I caused some trouble, I will refrain from accepting any new covers in the future and will leave it to other moderators.Rudam 06:24, 23 July 2022 (EDT)
There is no difference. I have perfect eyesight and the covers' colors are exactly the same. I don't know if she has eye problems or a bad computer or what, but the key point is that it made no sense to me to choose a cover that's inferior in every way just because the color supposedly matches a PV copy more closely. A lot of people "working" at this site seem confused about why most people use it, and think that the majority care about matching colors and whatnot. They actually want the best-looking cover possible so they can print it and save it or, as I said earlier, they just want to read the book. The reprint copy on I linked to is actually the only copy worth much because the 1898 copy has Univ. of California stamped on most of the illustrations, making them useless for people who want to print them out; the reprint's illustrations are all pristine. This whole discussion was a waste of time. --Username 08:29, 23 July 2022 (EDT)

Sulphur; I corrected Sulpher to Sulphur recently, then remembered to correct it in the alternate title, too, but that seems to have erased the original title, so I made this edit, which I think will fix it, right? --Username 12:36, 26 July 2022 (EDT)

Tuck Numbering

Hi Rudam

Another editor has changed the page count for Tuck Volume 2 and Tuck Volume 3 from (8)+(244) to [8]+244 and (8)+(389) to [8]+389 respectively. The page numbering continues across all three volumes of Tuck and I suspect that was the reason for the non-standard numbering. These volumes also have a note explaining the continued numbering of those pages for the Arabic numbers. I don't think that the bracketed count for the pages with Roman numbers is correct. The brackets imply that the pages are not numbered. I would like to change the page count to give the number of pages using Roman numbers (viii+244 for 2 and viii+389 for 3) I would also update the note to explain the continued numbering ([xiii] to xx for 2 and [xxi] to xxviii for 3). I would also adjust the note for Volume 3 to indicate the start of the Arabic numbered pages as [231] (the page that would be 231 is a section title page and has no number). You have verified one or both of these books. Would you have any objections to my proposed changes? Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 11:47, 30 July 2022 (EDT)

Cthulhu's Kinder; I added cover from that link; does it match your PV cover? --Username 21:24, 20 August 2022 (EDT)

Das grosse Warten

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Das grosse Warten. Regards Henna 11:52, 4 September 2022 (EDT)

also for Planet der Verbrecher, Ich, der letzte Mensch and Weltraum-Expedition der Space Beagle —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Henna (talkcontribs) .

I clicked on something weird (phone, small links, big fingers and so on) and removed it for a second - all returned I think. Sorry :) Annie (talk) 23:29, 6 September 2022 (EDT)

also for Die vom anderen Stern, Die Triffids, Blut der Erde


Hello, Rudolf! I don't know if you have seen my application for self-moderating. Would you mind to leave a comment? Christian Stonecreek (talk) 12:31, 23 September 2022 (EDT)

Accidental rollback of the Community Portal

It looks like you accidentally rolled back Pete Young's comment on the Community Portal a couple of hours ago. I have reverted the rollback and restored Pete's response. Just letting you know in case you meant to do something else. Ahasuerus (talk) 09:18, 24 September 2022 (EDT)

Thank you very much! It was completely unintentional, of course. This "rollback" was previously unknown to me and I did not know what it evokes. Glad you were so mindful! Rudolf Rudam (talk) 11:11, 24 September 2022 (EDT)
Glad to be able to help! Ahasuerus (talk) 16:27, 24 September 2022 (EDT)

Die Pioniere von Sigma Draconis

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Die Pioniere von Sigma Draconis. Regards Henna (talk) 07:01, 29 September 2022 (EDT)

also for Exil im Kosmos, Schwerter und Teufelei, Schwerter gegen den Tod, Der Befehl aus dem Dunkel, Schwerter im Nebel, Schwerter gegen Zauberei, Die Schwerter von Lankhmar, Ralph 124C 41+, Die schwarze Flamme, Der Gesang der Neuronen, Das Sternenschiff, Die Macht der Drei, Die Ruinenwelt

German Geston; I added cover image,, to your PV. --Username (talk) 13:28, 24 October 2022 (EDT)

Hello Rudolf, I did the same Der Stern der Hoffnung. Henna (talk) 14:39, 24 October 2022 (EDT)
So I'll just cancel my edit. --Username (talk) 14:41, 24 October 2022 (EDT)

Der Sturz der Astronauten

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Der Sturz der Astronauten. Regards Henna (talk) 12:45, 25 October 2022 (EDT) also for Heut wählen wir Gesichter

Fine! Regards Rudolf Rudam (talk) 06:22, 9 November 2022 (EST)

Ein glücklicher Tag im Jahr 2381

Hello Rudolf, I hope you are well. In this publication Ein glücklicher Tag im Jahr 2381 is Josh Kirby stated as cover artist. Please take a look. Many thanks Henna (talk) 18:37, 29 October 2022 (EDT)

Hello Henna! Sorry for the late reply, but I had some problems. Thanks for your note regarding the cover artist. But both you and I have been wrong. Josh Kirby is not on the copyright page and it is not Kirby's style. Where did you get the information that it should be Josh Kirby? Inexplicably, I named Thole as the artist. But it states the completely unknown name "Blair-Wilkes". I will change it accordingly. Regards Rudolf Rudam (talk) 06:21, 9 November 2022 (EST)
Hello Rudolf, here is the copyright page from a scan. Now I see the ISBN is wrong, maybe a mix up of different errors. Regards Henna (talk) 15:43, 11 November 2022 (EST)
Hello to both of you: it seems to be an alternate form of the name Blair Wilkins (aka known as Edward Blair Wilkins). This for example seems to be somewhat similar in style (and he did some more covers for Heyne in the mid-1970s). Christian Stonecreek (talk) 08:32, 9 November 2022 (EST)
Hello Christian! Thanks for the tip. The cover is indeed similar to other Blair Wilkins covers. It seems that the n from Blair-Wilkins got lost.I will credit it as a variation. Regards Rudolf Rudam (talk) 09:12, 9 November 2022 (EST)

Die Zeitmenagerie

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Die Zeitmenagerie. Regards Henna (talk) 13:36, 30 October 2022 (EDT)

"Gildenhaus Thendara"

Hi, Rudolf! I found the actual month of publication for this (which lead to a shift in the year). I also added some notes. Christian Stonecreek (talk) 06:34, 8 November 2022 (EST)

Fine! Rudolf Rudam (talk) 06:20, 9 November 2022 (EST)

Green Hornet; Title note says "original"; should it really have been checked off as a novelization? --Username (talk) 19:48, 28 November 2022 (EST)

Sorry, but I actually can't help you because I don't own the book. Regards Rudolf Rudam (talk) 17:03, 29 November 2022 (EST)
I was just wondering because it was entered early this year by another editor and a short time later you added the novelization check, even though the original editor wrote a note saying it's original and doesn't novelize any episode, so I figured you found info that it does novelize something. No big deal; if you find out it's not you can always uncheck it. --Username (talk) 18:38, 29 November 2022 (EST)

Einige werden überleben

Hello Rudolf, I've credited the cover of Einige werden überleben to Sanjulian and noted the original appearance, where it was identified as his work. Hubert Peregrin (talk) 12:35, 2 December 2022 (EST)

Kornkönig und Frühlingsbraut; I added cover image; there's also a 1998 paperback,, in case you have that one, too. --Username (talk) 13:56, 9 December 2022 (EST)

Man Who Fell to Earth--the Dillons cover credit

I credited the cover of The Man Who Fell to Earth to Leo and Diane Dillon and in the note added a link to the Art of Leo and Diane Dillon blog confirming the partial signature as theirs. MOHearn (talk) 10:07, 29 December 2022 (EST)

Die Unterdrückten

Cover art credit for this is wrong. It isn't Alan Daniels but Tim WHite. I have had confirmation from Tim's daughter who stated "Yes it is one of Tim's" --Mavmaramis (talk) 15:04, 18 January 2023 (EST)

Schwerter im Nebel

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Schwerter im Nebel. I also added the original publication of Schwerter im Kampf. The story Tor zu einer anderen Welt is a mix of the stories The Wrong Branch (Tor zu einer anderen Welt) and Their Mistress, the Sea (Ihre Herrin, das Meer). The Wrong Branch (Tor zu einer anderen Welt) is split into two parts and build a brace and Their Mistress, the Sea (Ihre Herrin, das Meer) is embedded. Do you have any idea how we should handle this? Thanks Henna (talk) 11:18, 19 February 2023 (EST)

Hello Henna! Sorry for the late response. I own the original edition of Schwerter im Kampf and have taken a closer look. I have compared the merged story Tor zu einer anderen Welt from Schwerter im Kampf with the two stories from Schwerter im Nebel. In the merged story, the two original stories are interwoven. In addition, some parts are missing, new ones have been added. The German translation is different in some places. Therefore, I would consider it as a new story and when I verify the book, I will include explanatory notes. What do you think of it. Regards Rudolf Rudam (talk) 09:27, 13 March 2023 (EDT)
Hello Rudolf, thank you very much for your investigations. Regards Henna (talk) 08:33, 29 June 2023 (EDT)

Best of Asimov

Hi, Rudolf. After some searching I did find the actual cover artist for this publication. I also added some notes and missing contents: the two afterwords. Since you are primary verifier of the earlier publications of the associated pieces: were those afterwords also published back in 1975? Christian Stonecreek (talk) 10:29, 11 March 2023 (EST)

Hello Christian.The afterword of Die schwindende Nacht is included in the earlier edition. The afterword of Das Nullfeld isn't. I will correct it accordingly. Rudolf Rudam (talk) 09:37, 13 March 2023 (EDT)

Pohl - Gateway

Hello Rudolph, while I was looking into this title (to enter my own later copy) and I came across this pub. Could you revisit your submission approval here. From the edit history, I think the PV added the detail about it being the 3rd printing. I don't think the pub can have a date of 2006-08-00 (as per Locus1) and also be the 3rd printing. Could it be that when the PV entered the data the record was unverified, and acting as a placeholder for the 1st printing and, instead of cloning that one to a "date unknown" copy, the editor just edited that one. If it is as above, could you, as a moderator sort it out? What do you think? Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 07:37, 8 April 2023 (EDT)

Hello! Sorry for the late reply. I have contacted the PV and asked for his assistance. Regards Rudolf Rudam (talk) 05:51, 21 April 2023 (EDT)
I happened to see this and remembered that I saw a copy recently on,, that's a 7th printing not on ISFDB (, in case you can do anything with it. --Username (talk) 13:26, 20 September 2023 (EDT)
Sorry for not getting back on this until now. Good news is that my move is done and the book is no longer packed into a box. I can verify that my book is the third printing. But as you deduced the record was unverified and didn't specify the printing so per my note to the mod I pinned it to the printing which I could PV. The book itself only says 2006 month was gotten from Locus1 (which might then have referred to the first printing?). /Lokal_Profil 16:04, 22 September 2023 (EDT)
Thanks for your reply. If my understanding is correct then, indeed, the pub you PV'd and added to was the 1st printing. In that case some adjustments need to be made to your 3rd printing entry and meanwhile I'll create the 1st printing again. Here's what I think should be changed;
  • Date to 0000-00-00 (i.e. unknown). 2006-08-00 only applies to the 1st printing.
  • Pages to vii+293 (delete the +[2]). Although the observation is ok recorded in the notes, we don't record a note about the author or publisher blurbs - so therefore it shouldn't be reflected in the pages count.
  • Delete the notes line "Month from Locus1 (note that Locus has an incorrect page count of 283)". It's no longer applicable here, but I will record that in the new 1st printing.
  • Delete OCLC/WorldCat# 71807441. I'll add that to the new 1st printing.
  • I'll get the SVs for the Locus1 and OCLC/WorldCat entries deleted on yours so they can be applied on the new 1st printing.
Does all that seem reasonable to you? Thanks, Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 16:47, 22 September 2023 (EDT)
Date should be 2006-00-00 (per year printed in the book. The note can make clear that month>=08 based on first printing/Locus1 note.
OCLC is connected to edition not printing, unless I misremember, but if there is a uniqueness constraint then it makes sense to have it on the 1st printing.
Dropping the +[2] seems weird to me. Yes we dont create entries for About the author and advertisements but that does not mean they shouldn't be included in the pagination.
/Lokal_Profil 06:48, 23 September 2023 (EDT)
Ok, I'll leave all that with you and I'll re-create the 1st printing. Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 17:03, 24 September 2023 (EDT)

Brown's Blues; I added cover from Amazon, but your note about last page, 415, doesn't make sense because the book is 270 pages. --Username (talk) 09:13, 23 April 2023 (EDT)

Stupid past and copy error. Rudam (talk) 10:13, 23 April 2023 (EDT)

Räume des Paradieses; I've been editing Ian Watson books and this has no cover but the one I see on Amazon is tiny, so if you're able can you upload yours? --Username (talk) 19:23, 27 April 2023 (EDT)

Robotspion; 143 pages. --Username (talk) 00:17, 5 June 2023 (EDT)

Utopia; cover. --Username (talk) 13:15, 10 June 2023 (EDT)

German Gabriel; I added cover. --Username (talk) 11:05, 27 June 2023 (EDT)

Winterspiel; PENDING edit adding link and raising count by 1 (no # on last page), there are 2 Amazon images, 1 slanted and very blurry, the other too bright and with a watermark across it, so if you can upload a good image from somewhere that would help. --Username (talk) 18:38, 31 July 2023 (EDT)

Frontera / James Tiptree Jr.

Hello Rudolf, I'm letting you know that I'm removing the intrusive pages field spaces from these two pubs; Frontera and James Tiptree Jr.. Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 01:42, 22 September 2023 (EDT)

"Es", not »Es«

Hi, I was a bit unsure about the correct handling of quotation marks (creating the entry for this pub ). According this information they must be standardized to " " resp. ' '. As soon as you have a little time please adapt this pub (verified by you) to the rule. Thank you! Boskar (talk) 12:44, 21 November 2023 (EST)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August 2003 & The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Marh 1999 I changed the cover image to local and added ASIN Susan O'Fearna (talk) 22:42, 25 November 2023 (EST)


Hi. See this on the Community Portal. The submission adding the cover is against your verified pub, so perhaps you would like to handle it and do the edits for the artwork? --MartyD (talk) 11:09, 9 December 2023 (EST)

Sphere Cities of Wonder; If your copy has readable prices on the back you can erase my note after approval and enter them all; also, pre-decimal price, if there is one, should be added to price field because it's a 1970 book before the switch to decimal prices. --Username (talk) 12:11, 26 January 2024 (EST)

Tschechows; Second word in cover title doesn't have an n; does title page have one or is that an error? --Username (talk) 11:55, 8 February 2024 (EST)

Zukunftsgeschichten ?


Can you stop by here - an editor wants to change the author attribution on one of your verified and a second look at your book will be appreciated. Thanks! Annie (talk) 12:41, 8 February 2024 (EST)

Other Worlds 2; While adding link in a PENDING edit I noticed Tucker's story should be "Kaleidoscope", not "Kaleidoscopic", so I fixed that. --Username (talk) 11:21, 17 February 2024 (EST)

Theodore Sturgeon / Beyond

Posted on the Talk pages of: Rudam, Dirk P Broer, Spacecow, GlennMcG
I am editing and PVing Beyond. The only source for the cover artist is the abbreviated signature "Suss" on the artwork itself. In this situation, the coverart record should be under the artist's canonical name, not an alternate name. Hence I will change the coverart record from "Beyond by Art Sussman [as by Arthur Sussman]" to "Beyond by Art Sussman"
FYI: coincidentally, there is a current discussion related to this topic (but for a different publication) here. In his post at 11:33, 19 February 2024 (EST), Ahasuerus has created a very useful table showing 'What we enter in the "Artist" field'. Teallach (talk) 16:42, 24 February 2024 (EST)

German Blaylock; Amazon cover is bad, small and shot from far away, so if you can you may want to upload an image. --Username (talk) 22:44, 5 April 2024 (EDT)

Östlich von Mitternacht

Hello Rudolf, I have added the cover for Östlich von Mitternacht. Regards Henna (talk) 15:48, 25 April 2024 (EDT)

Content & page count for Atlan #395

Hello, Rudolf! I found the contemporary advertisement for the Perry Rhodan hardcover #3 as existant in my copy, changed the page count & notes accordingly and also added the essay on the upcoming series of competitions here. Christian Stonecreek (talk) 02:15, 16 May 2024 (EDT)