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Dangerous Visions

I picked up a copy of this and note that it states gutter codes are printed on page 544. My copy definately has "Book Club Edition" at bottom of front flap and the number 1179 on the rear flap but alas page 544 has no code at all. Is there anywhere else within the book a gutter code might have been printed ? --Mavmaramis 15:04, 21 April 2021 (EDT)

The Terminal Man book club edition

Anyone able to help with a release date for The Terminal Man. John Scifibones 14:12, 24 May 2021 (EDT)

Katherine McLean Missing Man

Hello. Could anyone tell me about this book. This Orbit edition doesn't appear in the listing so I have no clue what the ISBN is and the internet is no help. --Mavmaramis 17:17, 25 June 2021 (EDT)

It probably does not exist. There are other cases, such as Peter Jones' cover for "Phoenix Without Ashes". Cover art is requested, but the publication somehow does not make it to the printer. Horzel 05:54, 17 June 2022 (EDT)

Terry Bisson / "Planet of Mystery" on Locus Index to Science Fiction CD ROM?

Does anyone have access to the Locus Index to Science Fiction 1984 - 2008 CD ROM who can check a couple of 2008 publications verified against Locus1? See Terry Bisson / Planet of Mystery on the Moderator Noticeboard. Thanks. --MartyD 13:52, 7 February 2022 (EST)

"Nice Girl with Five Husbands" by Fritz Leiber

Hello. I am reading a scan of the April 1951 Galaxy, and I see that the title of Leiber’s story on both the table of contents and the title page is "Nice Girl with 5 Husbands". However, the multi-verified listing of the Galaxy issue has the story (and the associated illustrations) as "Nice Girl with Five Husbands". I don't know how to submit a fix for this situation: The title should have the digit 5 rather than the word Five.

Might someone be able to submit the fix or tell me how to do so. I have posted images of the scans at You may also view it at But maybe I have misunderstood the situation. Thanks.

--Michael Main 16:18, 25 April 2022 (EDT)

You are correct, it should be "5". I will update the record and notify the verifiers. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:57, 25 April 2022 (EDT)
Michael Main, thanks for finding this.Dave888 18:12, 25 April 2022 (EDT)
Good catch. Double checked my copy of "The Pail of Air" collection and the number is spelled out in that edition.--swfritter 19:06, 25 April 2022 (EDT)

Thanks for your quick responses, everyone! --Michael Main 19:16, 25 April 2022 (EDT)

Signature ID

Can anyone identify this signature? Radio detectives at sea.png

Thanks!--Rosab618 01:58, 12 August 2022 (EDT)

It's "Richard A. something". What is the title it's from? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:55, 12 August 2022 (EDT)
The Radio Detectives Under the Sea. For the last name, I've tried "Hockers", "Hockerst", "Hocherst", etc. But no luck.--Rosab618 13:02, 12 August 2022 (EDT)
It's Richard A. Holberg; he did art for another Appleton book in the same time period, Also, I added the link to Verrill's book and raised the page count by 1 because last page is unnumbered (edit awaiting approval). --Username 13:29, 12 August 2022 (EDT)
Good eye, Username. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:01, 12 August 2022 (EDT)