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Befehl an Raumschiff ORION : Rettet die Erde

Could you please take a look at this pub and this pub? They look like duplicates to me and that your secondary verification and the cover on the second one should be moved over to the first one and then the second one deleted. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 00:29, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

You're right it's a duplicate entry. I have made the necessary corrections. Thanks for spotting. JLochhas 00:50, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Linking reviews

Hello John, there are still a few unlinked reviews in your verified publication. Can you attnd to them (either by linking them to an existing record, creating the corresponding record or changing it to an ESSAY). Thanks. Hauck 09:58, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Will do so! JLochhas 11:29, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the two that you did, there arestill two left. Hauck 10:08, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Both changed into ESSAYs. Hauck 08:33, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

William Voltz Gedächtnisband

Hello John, can you confirm the ISBN of this pub, it's the same as the one of that one? Thanks. Hauck 19:02, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

I've made the necessary correction to "that one" for which the ISBN is indeed wrong. Thanks. JLochhas 19:46, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. BTW, can you have a look at the unlinked reviews cited just above? Hauck 08:57, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
It's not forgotten, I'm missing the quality time to dig out the resp. publications. Will need another week or so and then it'll be done. Cheers, John. JLochhas 19:49, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Deserteure cover image

Hi, John. It seems that you uploaded the wrong image for this. Stonecreek 07:55, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Christian, sh/%& - and thanks! Corrected! JLochhas 19:12, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Perry Rhodan #1916

I added another letter (by Michael Prieskorn) to that issue. Christian Stonecreek 08:31, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! JLochhas 08:39, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

C. W. Bach pseudonym

I have rejected the varianting to unknown. The 'unknown' identity shouldn't be used when an existing credit is given. Instead I have established C. W. Bach (I) to differentiate this author. On the other hand I'd think that it be quite safe to assume that the editor Hans-Ulrich Steffan is the user of the pseudonym. What do you think? Christian Stonecreek 07:47, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

I am working on the true identify. If I don't have it within a week I'll make the change for C. W. Bach (I). John. JLochhas 06:12, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Martin Barkawitz, one of the Mark Hellmann authors, confirmed by email that the Mark Hellmann Leserseite was in the hands of the editor Hans-Ulrich Steffan. JLochhas 23:02, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the research! Christian Stonecreek 05:27, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Aceituno and Aceytuno

Hello, Can you verify the name of the cover artist in your verified Mark Hellmann, #5: Die Bestie aus dem Bayerwald and Mark Hellmann, #15: Ich fand Störtebekers Schatz? Are they spelled differently? If they are, any details in the works to be able to determine if it is the same person actually? Thanks!Annie 23:02, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

They are definitely spelled differently and Mark Hellmann, #15: Ich fand Störtebekers Schatz shows his signature. I am working on the final identification. Update to follow. Thanks. JLochhas 06:10, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Grouping by year

Hello John. A tip to group by year, it will be quicker to skip the renaming to "Grusel-Schocker - 2000" phase by directly merging all the EDITOR records under this title (under provision that there is one them already existing). To do this, use the "Show All Titles" link at Peter Tannisch level and choose all the records to be merged and the title under which they will be merged, it's possible even if the titles differ (you just have to choose the right one). Hauck 14:01, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Perfect, thanks for the tip. John JLochhas 14:02, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Der Gehenkte von Dartmoor

Hello John, I don't understand what you're trying to do. Perhaps you don't know the "real" author for this story by a house pseudonym, in this case, just variant it to "unknown". Hauck 18:47, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Well, I have advised to better use a pseudonym like this in such cases (see here). Christian Stonecreek 18:59, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry to differ but IIRC in fact using "unknown" is the SOP in such cases (pseudonym used by multiple authors some unknown for now), see here, with Jorgensen or Blade being ones of the most notable cases. Hauck 20:21, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Good, I hope this settles it. I am more comfortable this way, too. JLochhas 20:47, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Done. Hauck 20:54, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Still, there should be some note on the reason for assuming an unknown author (else the next editor thinks that 'Dan Shocker' is a pseudonym for Jürgen Grasmück, and only him: we had a similar case not too long ago). Stonecreek 16:20, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Good Point, I'll add a note. JLochhas 16:22, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Jürgen Grasmück / Jürgen Grasse ...

... are one and the same (that is, the latter is a pseudonym of Grasmück), according to the corresponding wikipedia entry and other sources. So, the setup of a pseudonymous relation and a lot of varianting seems to be necessary. Christian Stonecreek 16:16, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I am fully aware of it and right now in the process of bringing final clarity. Thanks. John JLochhas 16:18, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Perry Rhodan #1898

There seems to be some confusion in dating that issue: in the entry for this specific issue Perryedia in fact states 1998-01-06; in another table on publication dates (on issues #1899/1900) it contradicts itself, in implicitly stating the date two days later. As I'm going to verify this issue and the latter is also the date stated at the publisher's website I am inclined to change the date accordingly. What do you think? Stonecreek 16:30, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Christian, I am 100% certain that 6 January is the correct publication date. The statements at Perrypedia are contradictory themselves. First, it is claimed that the pub date was moved from Tuesday to Thursday, and shortly after it mentions the (true) shift from Tuesday to the preceding Friday. The latter took place because the digests were out every Friday / Thursday evening anyway and thus the practice was made the 'law'. This one Perrypedia page is wrong and it requires correcting. Please do not Change the date away from 6 January. Thanks. John JLochhas 17:01, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
But we would credit the publisher's statement higher than one that is extrapolated by a (at least in theory) more unknowing source. Also, the page states a shift from Thursday to Tuesday (not the other way round); the shift to Friday was more than five years later, with issue #2207. The earlier days of distribution were not the official dates of publication (which we record), and were only common in special stores, such as the ones located in big railway stations. Stonecreek 18:18, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Agreed. No further objections... ;) John JLochhas 18:25, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Zauberkreis publication dates

I have put your latest bunch of submissions for publications on hold: with your recent revision of publication dates for some 1985 titles the four-weekly schedule doesn't fit with those new ones from 1983 & 1984. So, what's the exact anchor for publication dates of Zauberkreis in general? I do concede it's a mystery to me as this publisher wasn't too generous on stating those dates. But if you change the dates for some issues (or only one) the four-weekly schedule will have repercussions on all other issues.

Also, you noted for some publications that no credit for a cover artist is stated, but inserted one nevertheless. There should always be a note on how the cover artist got indexed. Stonecreek 19:52, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

I have been comparing all ads in the "Larry Brent", "Ron Kelly", "Macabros" and "Grusel-Krimi" mags and the outcome was: ZSF #260 was published simultaneously with Larry Brent #69 / Macabros #124 and thus confirming the "old" series of dates. #285 advertises "Ron Kelly" for the following week, meaning that somewhere in between one week had been skipped in the schedule. And all ads in the magazines confirm that #271 was the number for which one week was skipped. I still need to properly evidence the numbers before #260... - I'll add the sources into the resp. notes. John. JLochhas 19:59, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
That's fine but there should be at least one anchor publication. So, where do the publication dates for those other series stem from?
(A note aside: I've made Grasse into a pseudonym of Grasmück, so his titles are ripe for varianting.) Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 20:04, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
The dates for Larry Brent are from a listing published in the series from #150. They are also confirmed in the book "Geisterwald Katalog". Ron Kelly is from Geisterwald too. The upside is - it all LB and RK correlate with the late publication phase when the Pabel's Dämonenkiller underpins the dates. JLochhas 20:13, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
The Grusel Krimi entries will also receive corrected dates as part of this exercise. JLochhas 20:15, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation! I have approved the first of the bunch but wondered what 'bad announcements' means in the notes for this. Christian Stonecreek 07:19, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
And a second one illustrates the problem of the credit for the cover artist: no credit, no visible signature, but Dollens is stated nevertheless? (the same holds for this: where does Evertz stem from?) Stonecreek 07:22, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Name check - Grusel-Schocker, #50: Ein Opfer für die Blutgöttin


Can you check again if the cover artist in Grusel-Schocker, #50: Ein Opfer für die Blutgöttin is indeed J. Crispero. We have quite a lot of issues with the artist as G. Crispero. And while I am around - can you also look at Grusel-Schocker, #73: Dark Manor to see if we can link that Crispero to the ones above?

Thanks! Annie 23:20, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Sadly, I have found no evidences in the web so far that connect the various instances of Crispero / Crispino. My hunch is that they are all one and the same person but I have no evidence. John JLochhas 07:49, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Oh well - it was worth checking. Thanks for looking into it. Annie 08:14, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The magazine question pops up again...

...for Silber Grusel-Krimi: it seems that this is no magazine, as it publishes on the whole independent novellas, similar to the publisher's science fiction series. Stonecreek 10:24, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Zauberkreis' science fiction series has virtually no connected novellas, apart from a handful of stories. Silber Grusel-Krimi the vast majority belong to (different) series, be it Larry Brent, Nebelgeister, UWA, etc. Especially during the first four to five years it was Larry Brent only. So here I strongly feel that it is a magazine... JLochhas 10:43, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Stonecreek 11:30, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Uploading images

Hello John. Please note that every time you upload a new image, the old one must be deleted by a moderator lest we run short of disk space. I see that you're replacing a lot of Christian's images, are you sure it's worth the trouble? (note also that the image metadata should also perhaps be changed as it stills says "Scanned by User:Stonecreek "). Hauck 16:19, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Hello Hervé. Thanks for pointing out the gap. I wouldn't want to upload new images as a rule for the reasons that you mentioned. I'll make sure to post a note to the moderator if I should (again) feel the urge. In the cases observed it was primarily to have a higher quality of the image. Will check the metadata as this completely slipped my attention. Thanks, John. JLochhas 16:33, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Macabros, #101: Sturz in das Chaos

If you go here I think that this is the original artwork for your verified Macabros, #101: Sturz in das Chaos. MLB 22:08, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Perfect! Thank you very much! JLochhas 05:13, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Larry Brent #119

I changed this from #120 to #119. The catalogue number and disambiguation in the content titles was using 119, and my Google searches suggested the 120 was a typo (plus I had just processed a different #120 submission). Please double-check. Thanks. --MartyD 04:27, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! Thanks, John. JLochhas 09:14, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Larry Brent, #127: Die Müll-Monster

Hello John, perhaps is there a mistake in the contents of Larry Brent, #127: Die Müll-Monster, the novella is also in #125. Hauck 12:57, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for spotting the error, it's being cleaned up... JLochhas 13:14, 12 February 2017 (UTC)
Would you think less of me if I told you I wish I could read German so I could read these? MLB 22:07, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Grusel-Krimi - 1985

Hello John, I've approved your merging submission but find the result here a bit strange. Hauck 09:25, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Sorry didn't see your next submission. Just a question why not keep the same formalism "- 1985" instead of " (1985)"? Hauck 09:26, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
A mere lack of concentration... ;) -- JLochhas 09:56, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

similiar names

Hi John, Are these two Dirk Likowski and Dirk Liwowsky different authors or pseudomys? Or could there be a misspelling? Could you check it? Thanks! Rudam 10:14, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Rudolf! - Corrected. JLochhas 10:18, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Fora 1

Just to let you know, I identified the original cover that your verified Fora 1 reprinted. MLB 22:05, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Perfect, thank you! JLochhas 22:10, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Perry-Rhodan-Lexikon Folge 354

Hi, John! As there wasn't any publication under the title 'Perry-Rhodan-Lexikon Folge 353', we wouldn't variant this item to it (so I rejected your submission). It may look a bit odd, but so does it when one finds #354 following #352. Thanks for the other submissions, though. Christian Stonecreek 10:59, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Dirk Likowski vs Dirk Liwowski vs Dirk Liwowsky

Hi, in your verified copy of Neues aus Dan Shocker's Grusel-Truhe (Larry Brent #114) the interior art is done by Dirk Likowski. In you verified copy of Neues aus Dan Shocker's Grusel-Truhe (Larry Brent #128) the interior art is done by Dirk Liwowski, of whom you remark Fan artist Dirk Liwowski is wrongly spelled as Liwowsky. Now what will it be, Likowski or Liwowski? And when it has been given wrong, why not enter the wrong name (as given by the publication) and make it a pseudonym for the real one?--Dirk P Broer 23:31, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Liwowski was a typo and it is now corrected. Thank you for spotting it! - The only reason to use the canonical name Likiwski is that this artist has virtually no works and then it wouldn't make sense to blow up the number of pseudonyms. --JLochhas 09:16, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Duplicate ISBNs

Hello John, this publication and that one share the same ISBN, can you have a look at them? Thanks. Hauck 08:27, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Sure, done... JLochhas 09:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Duplicate ISBNs

Hello John, another couple of similar ISBN for your sagacity: this one and [that one. Thanks. Hauck 07:14, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Interesting. Upon cross-checking I found two more. Thanks, John. JLochhas 19:16, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

A faster way to combine magazine titles

In case this helps save you some work: If you want to combine all of a year's issues for a magazine, instead of first editing all of the titles to be the same and then merging, you can make one title be the way you want, then use Advanced Search to find all of them and submit a merge. Much less editing. The Advanced Search would use the "Title" section and these three entries:

TITLE contains <the magazine name>
TITLE YEAR contains <the year>

So, for example, to do the 1982 Macabros ones:

TITLE contains Macabros
TITLE YEAR contains 1982

Then pick all of the ones to be merged and merge them. In the merge screen, keep the fields you edited in the one you made look the way you want when it's done. --MartyD 19:48, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you!! JLochhas 19:50, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Essay added ...

to Perry Rhodan #14. Christian Stonecreek 16:04, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks you. JL JLochhas 20:00, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Erich Loydl vs Erich Loidl

Hi, are you -with your Perry Rhodan knowledge- able to find out if Erich Loydl and Erich Loidl are two names for the same person, or two different persons?--Dirk P Broer 23:11, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

I've installed a pseudonym and varianted the one Loidl title. Christian Stonecreek 17:02, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Aceytuno vs Aceituno

Hi, Could it be possible that Aceytuno and Aceituno are actually the same person, just two ways of writing the same name (or perhaps a possible typo, either by you or by the publishers of Mark Hellmann)?--Dirk P Broer 16:18, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this one out. It's definitely a typo by the publishers. I have varianted Aceituno to Aceytuno. JLochhas 12:18, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Interior art and notes added ...

... for Die Macht der Götter. Hubert Peregrin 15:40, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Michael Müller (interviewer)

Hi, John! I have changed the name of the interviewer to disambiguate him from the already established essayist here. Is there any biographical information on him? Also, there's still the notion 'All data taken from the ebook and the publisher's website', which ain't correct anymore. Christian Stonecreek 17:42, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Der Einhornfriedhof

Hello John, I've approved your submission for this title but can you check the ISBN? Thanks. Hauck 09:34, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I spotted it right after submission - am correcting the value now.. JLochhas 09:35, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Monstrula, #36: Tanz am Abgrund

Your edit to Monstrula, #36: Tanz am Abgrund has to be rejected as there was an error in the HTML that broken the interface. I updated the pub to include the image you were trying to link in. But whatever edits to the notes field you were making will need to be re-done as they were not visible. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:57, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! JLochhas 05:39, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Kelter Geister Krimi

Hello John, I'm in the process of approving your submissions to change the publication series but, IMHO, you could have asked a moderator to change the whole lot in one go. Hauck 18:20, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Indeed, at least for the numbers up to #50. Thank you for your support! JLochhas 19:16, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Perry Rhodan 1921

Hi, John! After checking it five times, I changed the author of the novella from Peter Terrid to H. G. Francis (how did that happen?). I also changed the number for Frick's Clubnachrichten and added the accompanying interior art, which had the initially supplied no. 238 (see the latter's title note). Christian Stonecreek 10:10, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Christian, beats me, and it's discomforting too. Nonetheless a thousand thanks for correcting the mistake. John. JLochhas 11:52, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Well, something similar happened to me when I was tired and somewhat going only on auto-pilot. Christian Stonecreek 13:11, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Griff aus dem Dunklen

Hello John, I've approved your submission for this publication. The 1978 date is quite early for an e-book! Hauck 06:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Ditto for this other one, and your first submissions of this batch. Hauck 06:44, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I saw that after I had submitted a set, am correcting the flaw now. JLochhas 19:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Dragon, #35: Das Erbe des Träumers

Hello John, I just changed the author from Hugh Walker to Hans Kneifel. Hubert Peregrin 16:04, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Hubert, thanks for spotting and correcting! John JLochhas 20:16, 23 May 2017 (UTC)


Hello John, I've tried to clean up the record for Lührs (I suppose that the pseudonymistic link was reverted) by deleting all the "orphan" (without publications) titles for H. J. Lührs. I've also corrected one variant. Can you have a look to see if everything is ok? Thanks. Hauck 07:20, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Hervé, thank you for taking over the Task for me, all looks fine too. John. JLochhas 07:26, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

External Identifiers

External identifiers (OCLC, DNB, etc.) should no longer go into the notes field, but now into the new External Identifiers field on publication editing screen. Select the specific type from the pull down, and just enter the number. The software make the link automatically. If you have more than one, use the "Add External ID" button. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:19, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Herrscher der Nacht

Hello John, I've approved your submission for changing the publication date of this publication from "1975-01" to "1975-01-02". As this is not clearly supported by the notes, I suppose it's a case of the 4-week publication schedule. Such process of deduction has probably its place in the note field.Hauck 06:55, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello Hervé, thanks, of course you are right. It is now amended. JLochhas 07:22, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Die Sex-Hexe

Re-Hello John, as our specialist on this topic, can you link this pseudonymistically authored title to its "real" author (either Merz or our gret friend "unknown")? Thanks. Hauck 07:23, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Fahrt ohne Ende

Hello John. Can you have a look at this publication it's declared as a CHAPBOOK but it contains two records, one novel and one short story (the former being varianted to the extension of the latter). Perhaps should one of them be deleted. Note also that the corresponding CHAPBOOK record is missing. Thanks. Hauck 08:47, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks and: Corrected. It IS a chapterbook containing a novella and not a novel; reasoning is added to the comments. JLochhas 19:38, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for having a look. Note that I've also changed credit cover directly to Bruck (when the credit is via signature or secondary source, we credit to canonical without intermediate step). Hauck 06:03, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Covers for publications with earlier dates

Hi. Since you are being good about adjusting title dates when you add an earlier publication: The other "title" record that may need its date fixed when you add a publication having a date earlier than what is already in the system is the coverart record. --MartyD 11:10, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Grusel-Schocker, #7: Verlies der blutigen Träume cover reprint

I linked the cover of Grusel-Schocker, #7: Verlies der blutigen Träume to the Vampir Horror-Roman volume it reprints, and added that fact to the note. MOHearn 21:23, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! JLochhas 04:24, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Translator template


Just a reminder that we have a {{Tr|NAME}} template that can be used in all Notes fields that will allow easier identification of all the translation notes when/if a new system for recording them is built. When you use it, it changes automatically to "Translated by NAME". :) Annie 15:59, 23 June 2017 (EDT)

Thanks! JLochhas 16:08, 23 June 2017 (EDT)

Zauberei in Tainnia

Added ASIN to your verified Zauberei in Tainnia Annie 03:13, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

Thanks! JLochhas 04:33, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
Do you want a notification if that is the only change I am doing? (sorry, thought to ask last night and apparently forgot) Annie 12:37, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
Hi Annie, thanks for asking but that I don't need an info for that sort of change. John. JLochhas 12:39, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
OK, I will spare you all the updates then - there may be a lot if you have a lot of ebooks. The "Changed Primary" should show them clearly and if I do any other change, I will let you know. Annie 13:01, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

Heyne Fantasy Classics

Hello John, on the cover from this publication I can read "Heyne Fantasy Classics". I own further publications from Conan and all shows this title. In my view these pubs belongs not to the pub. series "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy", but to a new pub. series called "Heyne Fantasy Classics". What do you mean?--Wolfram.winkler 08:01, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

Hi Wolfram, although I see where you're coming from as the books don't officially state "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy", both Fantasy Classics and Science Fiction Classics have been treated as an individual labeling as their numbering is an integral part of the SF&F publication series. So far, I can only see the early Conan books with the "Fantasy Classics" label, Fritz Leiber's books went without it. Cheers, John. JLochhas 08:19, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
Hello John, what do you mean with "although I see where you're coming from.."? All publications between 3000 and 9999 belongs to "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy", is this right? And Fantasy Classics and Science Fiction Classics are quasi subseries? How is it at "Blanvalet Fantasy". There are many Books with 24000er numbers, but not all, e. g. 24271 not in pub. series, 24932 in, same author, same theme, same series. And there are more examples! I don't understand the logic, what belongs to a pub. series and what not. But this is another theme.--Wolfram.winkler 05:44, 27 June 2017 (EDT)
May I assist in explaining the logic: In theory, "Heyne Fantasy Classics" would make up a publication series of its own, but as the copyright page states "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy" (or just "Heyne Science Fiction" for earlier publications), a given publication also belongs into this series. As we don't nest publication series into another (unlike title series), we decided to go for the overall series "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy".
I don't know if it is so, but in the case of Blanvalet, it may happen that an editor forgot to add the pub. series. Stonecreek 06:17, 27 June 2017 (EDT)
E. g. in my book "Conan" Heyne 3202 (is not in Database) is no note about "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy" or "Heyne Science Fiction" only on the cover, spine and page #1 appears "[Heyne] Fantasy Classics". On page #3 is stated "Ein klassischer Fantasy-Roman". I'm confused. I think, we can all Heyne Fantasy and Science Fiction publication put in the pub. series "Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy". That I would understand.
You are right, this was not included in the first publications in the series. However, Heyne did include those publications into the series. I will add a note to the title series.
Also Blanvalet, there are no notes in the books I own, which indicates to a pub. series. I cannot comprehend why these books belongs to the pub. series "Blanvaler Fantasy"? Where can I find information about this, a look to DNB doesn't give a conclusive result.--Wolfram.winkler 04:43, 3 July 2017 (EDT)
I'm not sure which book by Blanvalet you mean. But it is possible that this was added by accident. Christian Stonecreek 09:15, 3 July 2017 (EDT)
I will have a look on my Blanvalet books at weekend, but I think no one have a note to "Blanvalet Fantasy". This topic will still concern me for a while.--Wolfram.winkler 04:06, 7 July 2017 (EDT)

Magira, #31

Hello John, I've approved your submission. As my german (and what is german "ISFDB-official" spelling) is quite rusty, perhaps "Hubert Strassl" should be entered as Hubert Straßl. Hauck 04:39, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

Hi Hervé, thanks for spotting! If the spelling had been in capitals "SS" would have translated to "ß". The spelling is consistently in lower case and that's why I decided to spell the name as "Strassl". JLochhas 04:53, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

Prinzessin der Haie

Can you check the cover artist in your verified Prinzessin der Haie that I just approved? Is it really just the first name or was it a copy/paste mistak and should be Nikolai Lutohin? Thanks! Annie 15:20, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

The artist is indeed credited "Nikolai". JLochhas 15:21, 30 June 2017 (EDT)
Ha. Thanks for checking :) Annie 15:22, 30 June 2017 (EDT)


Hello John, I've approved your submissions for a bunch of Ares. I'm worried by the fact that the assigned language is German. Am I missing something? Hauck 06:03, 9 July 2017 (EDT)

No need to be worried, my mistake nonetheless.. JLochhas 06:08, 9 July 2017 (EDT)

A City on Mars


I rejected your merge of the German and English interiorart. Even though the name matches, the language does not. In such cases, we variant. That allows the record to show what language the art is used in and when for the first time. I varianted and the result is here. Annie 18:19, 11 July 2017 (EDT)

Die Fantasy des Ashton Fisher

Hello, there are two records with the same name in subsequent issues of SF Perry Rhodan Magazin (here and here. Is that the case? Are they named exactly the same? Thanks! Annie 18:25, 11 July 2017 (EDT)

Geschenk des Teufels

Hi John, I've approved your submission, but correct the series name to the existing series Die Mitternachtsbücher and add a '0' to the price. Rudolf Rudam 04:20, 22 July 2017 (EDT)

Thanks you Rudolf! Cheers, John JLochhas 04:23, 22 July 2017 (EDT)


Hello John. I've put three of your submissions on hold. I don't undersatnd what you're trying to achieve (one will just duplicate the title record and the two others will set Gronwald as the canonical). Hauck 13:28, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

Nope, that doesn't make any sense - I'll cancel the three items ans later add the underlying Heyne books. Thanks for pointing out the potential mess-up! JLochhas 13:35, 23 July 2017 (EDT)

Unsupported HTML

Hello John, I'm sorry but I had to remove the "<--" a "-->"in this publication as this kind of syntex is on our list of unsupported HTML (and is simply not interpreted at all). Hauck 03:25, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

Mythor, #46: Prinz der Düsternis

On Mythor, #46: Prinz der Düsternis, should the catalog number be #MY046? -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:47, 5 August 2017 (EDT)

Der Weltraum-Anwalt

Hello John, as I've acquired a copy of this pub, I was wondering why its title is given as Der Weltraum-Anwalt although I can only find Der Weltraumanwalt on cover and title page. Is there a reason not to the record the title exactly as it is on the publication? Thanks. Hauck 06:02, 20 August 2017 (EDT)

Hi Hervé, you are totally right. I have made the amendment to change the title(s). JLochhas 06:23, 20 August 2017 (EDT)
Thanks, approved. Hauck 06:52, 20 August 2017 (EDT)

Note Templates

Note templates require two brackets, not one (i.e. {{Tr|Lore Strassl}} not {Tr|Lore Strassl}). I have fixed the ones in your recent submissions that I have approved. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:48, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Hello John! You changed again the correct translator template with two brackets {{ }} into one bracket. Is there a reason? I'll fix your submission. Thanks! Rudolf Rudam 11:06, 2 September 2017 (EDT)
Only plain stupity, sorry for causing the extra work. JLochhas 11:08, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Visionen des Grauens

I have approved this addition. However, the pub notes state "Translated by Margaret Meixner" and the title notes state "Translated by Leni Sobez." Would you please deconflict that? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:56, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Leni Sobez is correct (and corrected). -JLochhas 11:08, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Exklusive Alpträume

On Exklusive Alpträume, since the notes state this is an original anthology, I have removed the translation statement on the title record and updated the publication notes to state contents translated by. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:02, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Thanks. JLochhas 11:04, 2 September 2017 (EDT)


Hello John, I've approved your submission but changed TitleID from #VTB13 to #VTB14. Hauck 08:35, 3 September 2017 (EDT)

Perfect. Thanks! JLochhas 08:41, 3 September 2017 (EDT)

Odyssee in M 87 / Schach den Cantaro submission

Hi. I think your Odyssee in M 87 / Schach den Cantaro submission that I have on hold duplicates this. Let me know if I am mistaken. Thanks. --MartyD 09:17, 9 September 2017 (EDT)

Hi, it is no duplicate but by mistake I had repeated the ISBN from the preceding capture. Will correct the value once you have removed the hold. Thanks. JLochhas 09:25, 9 September 2017 (EDT)
Ok, done. --MartyD 11:48, 9 September 2017 (EDT)

Series number

Hello John! It seems that this book Spielball der Hexen has a wrong series number! Cheers Rudolf Rudam

Hi Rudolf, thank you, and it is now corrected. Cheers, John. JLochhas 09:05, 24 September 2017 (EDT)


Hello John, both this pub and that one share the same Id. Can you have a look? Thanks. Hauck 11:09, 24 September 2017 (EDT)

Die Meute

I accepted Die Meute, but I noticed the notes state "Original English title: Creep, Shadow, Creep!." This is the same note you had in your previous submission (Die Königin der Schatten). It looks like that was a copy over as David Fisher (I) doesn't have a title by that name and A. Merritt does. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 20:05, 27 September 2017 (EDT)

You are right, the proper title is "The Pack". Now corrected. JLochhas 00:58, 28 September 2017 (EDT)


Hi John! I've corrected your typo of this title [1] from Süiegelwelt into Spiegelwelt Cheers Rudolf! Rudam

Thanks, Rudolf! JLochhas 06:28, 1 October 2017 (EDT)

Commander Scott as magazine

Hi, John! I've put your submission on hold. As with other series, there does the question remain where the magazine content is featured within this series. It'd be analogous case to Perry Rhodan NEO. What's your background thinking for that? Christian Stonecreek 11:36, 1 October 2017 (EDT)

Hi Christian, here are some first thoughts. In a way it's a messy topic. The way that Perry Rhodan NEO is being treated makes a lot of sense: The stories are novels by length and it's only their format and - potentially - their fortnightly publication schedule that would qualify them as magazines. And as per Deutsche Nationalbibliothek NEO is a magazine. What looks weird to me is to have a full-length / abridged novel printed in one number of a German Heftroman and then label it serial and Complete Novel. This would make sense if the magazine always had several stories in it, one of them being the complete novel. But our Heftromane usually only have that one novel. The serial only makes sense to me if there is more than one part. Considering that many of the old Heftromane are now being republished as ebooks... maybe we should only use magazine if there is an editorial / reader's section in the publication. - Cheers, John JLochhas 02:12, 2 October 2017 (EDT)
I completely agree with this viewpoint, as we judge title types by their contents. If Perry Rhodan never had a letter's page (and no such things as the 'Report'), there wouldn't have been much meaning in assigning the series the status of a magazine. With NEO it was the expecation that similar things would find their way into the publications, which didn't happen. So, what's to do with your submission (reject or accept and then modify)? Christian Stonecreek 08:34, 2 October 2017 (EDT)
Reject. The sad Thing being that I will now need to change all Commander Scott digests to chapterbooks / novels.Well, at least thatll Keep me off the streets and give me a safe and sound occupation. Sort of.... John JLochhas 12:42, 2 October 2017 (EDT)

Changing formalism

Hello John, please do not add <ul> & <li> tags to the notes in my sole verified publications. Apart from the fact that I dislike this specific formalism (I'm more a "basic design" guy) and found it more time consuming to enter, leaving things "as they are" allows me to determine (by recognizing the style and idiosyncrasies) who is (are) likely the last user(s) that intervened on the record. Thanks. Hauck 05:14, 15 October 2017 (EDT)

Sorry for the inconvenience, Hervé. Noted and will cease to do so. JLochhas 05:29, 15 October 2017 (EDT)
Great, thanks. Hauck 06:03, 15 October 2017 (EDT)

Die Chronik von Poseidonis

I accepted your edit to Die Chronik von Poseidonis. However, I found the added pub note "The interior art was only included in the first reprint, dated September 1980." confusing since you added interior art records to this pub. Did you mean that the interior art was not in the original, but first added in the 1980 reprint? -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:54, 26 October 2017 (EDT)

Precisely, the 1980 reprint had the illustrations. I'll rephrase the Statement and try to make it more catchy... JLochhas 02:27, 27 October 2017 (EDT)

Possible typo for the essay by Voltz

Looks somewhat ominous here. Christian Stonecreek 00:20, 13 November 2017 (EST)

Yup, ominous. Now amended. Thanks for pointing it out! John JLochhas 00:50, 13 November 2017 (EST)

Trivid: Die Klon-Verschwörung

Hi, John! Now, as the novel of that name is published as paperback it seems that the previous instalments as CHAPBOOKs would have contained SERIAL episodes. Would you agree? Chrstian Stonecreek 00:12, 14 November 2017 (EST)

Hi Christian, I haven't seen the pb myself but if Pabel-Moewig has only glued the stories together then I agree, the should be SERIAL episodes. John JLochhas 07:15, 14 November 2017 (EST)
Yeah, it's presented as a NOVEL. I'll make the necessary changes. Christian Stonecreek 14:39, 14 November 2017 (EST)

Die Kokod-Krieger

Hi, John! As far as I know, this collection is not a variant of The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph but collects the rest of The Worlds of Jack Vance which's other stories were collected in Das Gehirn der Galaxis (TTB 363). So, also the merge of Der Gnadenstoß with the story translated by Birgit Bohusch would be incorrect, as the later publication was presumably translated by Leni Sobez. Can you check the translator credit or (if there's no one) take a look at both texts? Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 13:12, 20 November 2017 (EST)

Hi Christian, you are totally right, it is not a reprint of the old Terra edition. I have corrected the entries. JLochhas 15:32, 20 November 2017 (EST)

2 times PR Terminus 1

See here. Did I or did you add this magazine a second time (or was it someone completely different)? Christian Stonecreek 13:58, 20 November 2017 (EST)

Double capture... I'll remove mine. John. JLochhas 14:49, 20 November 2017 (EST)

"Abstieg in die Tiefe" & "Chandris Welt"

Hello, John! Both publications still have the initial notes about the sources of the data when I entered them. As you PVed them, they should be changed. There may also be some more that slipped through. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 02:46, 28 November 2017 (EST)

Hi Christian, it appears that these two were the only ones. Done. Cheers, John JLochhas 16:52, 28 November 2017 (EST)

Die Ebenen des Todes

I have your edit removing the shortfiction from Die Ebenen des Todes on-hold. This is shown as a chapbook and chapbooks have to have a shortfiction record. What are you trying to achieve? -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:30, 2 December 2017 (EST)

The reason is, I think, that we have the original as NOVEL. Stonecreek 11:51, 2 December 2017 (EST)
Precisely. I did a bad capture and was correcting it. JLochhas 11:54, 2 December 2017 (EST)
Approved & converted to novel. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:55, 2 December 2017 (EST)

Illustrations for PR #100

Hi, John! Could you possible reach your copy of that issue of the first printing? I have recently verified the issue of the third: it has only two of the original five illustrations, one on the first pages of the novella, the other near the end. I'd think that the first pieces are the same, showing Perry Rhodan & Brazo Alkher. The second is not to determine: it depicts Auris von Laas-Tor with Perry Rhodan in the background. Regards, Christian Stonecreek 08:13, 3 December 2017 (EST)

Hi Christian, the illustrations of the first printing are: (1) Rhodan saluting to Brazo Alkher on p. 9; (2) Gucky and Rhodan shaking hands on p. 19; (3) Spaceship "Fantasy" flying through a sun on p. 31; (4) Auris von Las-Toór glancing sideways with Rhodan in the background on p. 55; (5) two astronauts, collapsing over their seats on p.59. In the fifth printing, if I remember it correctly, illustrations numbers 1, 3 and 5 were reused. Cheers, John JLochhas 11:59, 3 December 2017 (EST)
Thanks very much, John! I'll update the issue. Stonecreek 16:16, 3 December 2017 (EST)

Zaubermond tps / pbs

Hello John! Why did you make some of the tps into pbs? By their size stated at DNB they have a height of more than 19cm and are tps by our definition. Christian Stonecreek 06:01, 11 December 2017 (EST)

Christian, I guess that I mis-measured the books. (They are borderline TPs, though, with just a few millimeters over the minimum length.) Sorry, my mistake. John. - JLochhas 12:46, 11 December 2017 (EST)

Terra Astra report

Hi, John! There are several of this essays that still need to be put in the title series they belong to. Christian Stonecreek 04:23, 12 December 2017 (EST)

I have put your recent submissions for new publications on hold while waiting for an answer (and regretfully, I had to reject the one for Loikaja's Irrläufer: it happened that I just entered it). Christian Stonecreek 14:44, 12 December 2017 (EST)
The unspoken (or better: unwritten) answer was that I had started including the essays youngest first without notifying here. Well, it's done now. Appreciate the kicking. John JLochhas 15:08, 12 December 2017 (EST)

New authors ...

... need to be taken care of, as there were some in the recent publications you submitted: at least a language assignment should be possible. Christian Stonecreek 09:28, 13 December 2017 (EST)

Some modifications were due

1) For Virus der Macht a transformation into CHAPBOOK, since it contains only one piece of shortfiction. 2) The title of this was changed to comply with the other ones in the publication series (also in Playboy Science Fiction from the same publisher) and the original title. Some notes and the month of publication are to be added. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 09:27, 15 December 2017 (EST)

Thank you. John JLochhas 07:32, 16 December 2017 (EST)

And another one for Die Sternlauscher: the parent title had only novella length. Christian Stonecreek 02:59, 20 December 2017 (EST)

And yet another for Weltraumreporter : Berichte aus dem Weltall [1] (month and year of publication). Christian Stonecreek 03:23, 20 December 2017 (EST)
Thank you. John JLochhas 15:04, 20 December 2017 (EST)

Der lautlose Krieg

Hello John, I added a better cover scan of this book and also removed some text in the notes:

  • Data from Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.
  • month of publication from second printing

Please take a look. Thanks Henna 14:30, 19 December 2017 (EST)

Hi Henna, thank you for the update! Cheers, John JLochhas 15:47, 19 December 2017 (EST)

Aufbruch nach M 33

I accepted your edit to Aufbruch nach M 33. There was one issue though. You changed the publication notes regarding the cover art from stating it was Themistokles Kanellakis to Eddie Jones. However, publication's cover art was still credited to Themistokles Kanellakis. I updated it to match the note assuming that was just an oversight. If not, then it needs to be restored and the comment changed back. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:10, 24 December 2017 (EST)

Hi, thank you for correcting the oversight, Eddie Jones should have been in the notes too. Cheers, John - JLochhas 10:23, 24 December 2017 (EST)

Cover artist

Hello John? I just verified Das Zeit- Manuskript. You refer Nikolai Lutohin as the cover artist. what's your source? Rudolf Rudam 05:16, 26 December 2017 (EST)

Hi Rudolf, I have added a note: The cover is signed "NL" as many other 'Utopia Classics' and 'Mythor' covers that are credited to Lutohin. I will probably need to check this publication series for further omissions. Thanks, John JLochhas 05:23, 26 December 2017 (EST)

Probably essay

Hello John! Isn't this Das Große Vergessen — über scheinbare Widersprüche im Amalh-Zyklus an essay? Rudolf 08:04, 27 December 2017 (EST)

Hi Rudolf, thank you for asking, I had briefly considered it but the content is a plot speculation similar to 'Perry Rhodan Computer' or 'Atlans Extrasinn' and SHORTFICTION makes the most sense to me. Cheers, John JLochhas 08:33, 27 December 2017 (EST)

Projekt Pandora

Found a wrong cover image here. Wanted to upload new cover scan, but there seems tobe a software error. See there. Couldn't get the right cover image into the program although my scan is correct. What do You mean? --Zapp 11:05, 28 December 2017 (EST)

The upload worked. However, you will need to clear your browser cache to see it. It's a problem with the older version of the Mediawiki software that runs the wiki portion of the site. It doesn't properly tell the browser a new version of a image is present so the browser will continue to use its cached version. For people just leading the page (like me), we will see the new version as it's not in our browser cache. -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:16, 28 December 2017 (EST)
Oh, I closed the window and opened it again several times but didn't have success. Now I know. Thanks. --Zapp 14:42, 28 December 2017 (EST)
Thank you for the upload and the amendments to the notes! Everything else is on your talk page.. John. JLochhas 17:18, 28 December 2017 (EST)

Utopia Grossband Magazine

Hello John! I found this publication as a magazine Utopia Großband, #20: Bodenstation Venus. Shouldn't it be in this pub series Utopia Grossband? Rudolf Rudam

Hi Rudolf, yes, it doesn't make sense as a magazine and needs changing. JLochhas 10:25, 31 December 2017 (EST)
Hi John! I've changed it for a start. It still has to be clarified if it is a novel, a collection, an anthology or a chapbook! Look at the discussion below! Rudolf Rudam 15:44, 1 January 2018 (EST)

Schiff des Satans

I accepted your addition of Schiff des Satans, but changed the type from CHAPBOOK to COLLECTION. CHAPBOOK is supposed to be used for publications containing a single short fiction (or poem) work. If it has two or more, it is a COLLECTION. In this case, there are three fiction works (serial, short fiction, & novella) listed. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:04, 1 January 2018 (EST)

Hi JLaTondre! I don't quite understand your intention. According to the rules, a collection contains several stories by the same author. But here are 3 different authors. Then it would be in fact an anthology. On the other hand this digest is not considered or identified as an anthology. I am myself uncertain how to describe this model. Rudolf Rudam 15:41, 1 January 2018 (EST)
Ugh! I focused on one thing, missed the other. ISFDB types do not always match how pubs self-identify. -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:54, 1 January 2018 (EST)
I'd think the most fitting type would be magazine: it has many resemblances with Perry Rhodan (the main novellas are in fact written by authors of that series, and the structure of the booklets is almost identical). Stonecreek 15:55, 1 January 2018 (EST)
I switched it to anthology for the moment just to fix my mess. I'll leave it to you all who know this content better to decide if it should be magazine. -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:54, 1 January 2018 (EST)
Hi Christian and Rudolf, although "Magazine" makes a lot of sense to me - where do we draw the borders? Only Terra Astra - or Terra, Terra Nova and the entire lot? The changes for Terra Astra alone will be massive and can create a big mess. And the down-side is that Collections and Anthologies would either vanish or require an additional "dummy" entry. Do we really want the full implications? - John. JLochhas 04:51, 2 January 2018 (EST)
I didn't mean to imply to change any of the publication series into a magazine, just the ones that have the Orion novellas and some acompanying material such as letter columns & additional shortfictions. A publication series can incorporate issues of a magazine, see Heyne Science Fiction Magazin (Wolfgang Jeschke, ed.) #s 1-12. Christian Stonecreek 13:29, 2 January 2018 (EST)
Hi Christian, if I understand you correctly we would name this publication "Orion, #124: Schiff des Satans" and continue to have the publication series populated with "Terra Astra"? John JLochhas 13:39, 2 January 2018 (EST)
Good, I will successively switch them to Magazine. JLochhas 16:41, 4 January 2018 (EST)
Hi, John! Yes, that's what I meant. Stonecreek 06:22, 5 January 2018 (EST)

Terra Romane

Hello John, I've approved your batch of changes to this series that prefixed the purely numeric Catalog# by "T" (e.g. my PVed "005" being changed into "T005"). Checking my copies, I didn't find such notation used by the publisher on the books themselves. Did I miss something? Hauck 13:30, 5 January 2018 (EST)

Hi Hervé, the early numbers of Terra did not have any such indication. Am just going through my later Editions to confirm where it started. JLochhas 02:51, 6 January 2018 (EST)

Dämonenkiller, #146: Der Schatz in der Tiefe

I've added a note to Dämonenkiller, #146: Der Schatz in der Tiefe with the source of the William Teason cover and a link to it at Bookscans, as it's non-genre--an Agatha Christie. MOHearn 17:40, 12 January 2018 (EST)

Thanks! JLochhas 07:13, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

Dämonen-Land, #120: Der Plan der GROSSEN ALTEN

I've added a note and a link to the original comics cover of John Bolton's that Dämonen-Land, #120: Der Plan der GROSSEN ALTEN reprints. MOHearn 11:07, 24 January 2018 (EST)

Thanks! JLochhas 07:08, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

Perry Rhodan Weltraumatlas

Hello John,

Can you check this one and its content? You have "Perry-Rhodan-Sternenkarte" added 3 times - all 3 times set on page "fep (if you start editing the publication, you will see the 3 entries - one at the top of the list, one between pages 47 and 49 and one at the very end; it is only shown once in the content due to the way the software works). Is that picture in 3 different places in the same book? If so, we will need two variants to account for that (and the pages will need to be adjusted). Or was it added 3 times by mistake? Thanks! Annie 12:52, 8 February 2018 (EST)

Hello Annie, the artwork is actually included three times. Thank you for spotting the capturing error and your initial correction! JLochhas 07:12, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

Das Weltraumtor

... has been tranformed into a CHAPBOOK (caused by the parent title). Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 09:28, 22 February 2018 (EST)

Thanks! JLochhas 07:12, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

Galle & Bauer: Sun Koh

Hello, John! I adpet the title to our standard and changed the date for this. since amazon's stated month is likely mistaken when DNB states otherwise. Christian Stonecreek 05:11, 1 March 2018 (EST)

Hi Christian, ok, thanks. JLochhas 07:06, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

Perry-Rhodan-Lexikon Folge

Hello John, I've left your submissions for another more inspired moderator to deal with. The problem is that half of the titles in this series are ESSAYS and the other half are SHORTFICTION. Perhaps should a consensus be reached between german PR specialists. Hauck 07:58, 14 March 2018 (EDT)

Hi Hervé, thanks, I appreciate your point... JLochhas 08:17, 14 March 2018 (EDT)
Well, the thing is that the character of the essays changed somewhere around issue #500. Preceding this point the articles were formulated as essays, such as 'Antis, a notion from the Perry Rhodan series', or were downright science articles on astronomy, electromagnetism, you name it. After that, the items were exclusively in-universe, telling the story so far of the different protagonists, races etc. Stonecreek 09:20, 16 March 2018 (EDT)

Johnny Bruck Covers

Hello John, as I approve most of your submissions, I was quite surprised to "recognize" some of the cover attributed to Bruck that are copies of some of these. Just FYI. Hauck 08:18, 16 March 2018 (EDT)

Hi Hervé, thank you for pointing me in that artistic direction, much appreciated!
Bruck is definitely confirmed as the artist of the Terra digests. Nonetheless, his oeuvre is spicked with "inspirations" by other artists. The question is more: Whom didn't he clone...? Ed Emsh, Richard Powers, John Schoenherr, Frank Frazetta, Chris Foss, Colin Hay, etc. etc. JLochhas 08:25, 16 March 2018 (EDT)

Title and Colon

Hello John! I've changed the title of Raven: Göttin des Todes because ISFDB policy states no space between title and colon. Cheers Rudolf Rudam 04:16, 8 April 2018 (EDT)

Thanks Rudolf, I'll Keep this in mind going forward. Cheers, John JLochhas 04:21, 8 April 2018 (EDT)

Chapbooks renaming


We have a few mismatches after your renaming of chapbooks the other day - you have the chapbook titles under the new name but not their respective publications. Should the publications be renamed to what the chapbook titles are now or are you still working and renaming these and I should wait until you are done?

With chapbooks, you usually have at least 3 places to rename (the chapbook title, the story and the publication) unlike novels where you do not have a third thing to worry about (in both cases covers and interior art may also need changing). Thanks! Annie 15:29, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Hi Annie, thanks for asking, I am still working. Should be through within the week. Cheers, John JLochhas 15:31, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
I'll leave them alone for now then - although if you do not mind submitting the publication renames at some soon-ish point, it will be appreciated (I don't like seeing things that can be resolved fast on reports) :) I'll check back with you in a few days if they are still around. Annie 15:41, 10 April 2018 (EDT)



Do you happen to know the translator of this one? We have quite a lot of German translations already. If this is a new translation, I will just variant; otherwise, we can merge. Annie 04:11, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

Thanks for spotting. I have not been able to identify the translation - and I own a couple of them myself... JLochhas 17:03, 11 April 2018 (EDT)
Have a new report to play with so I may be back with more of those question :) I know the feeling - I was looking at a Russian translation of a certain story the other day (one of at least 8 translations) and my head was hurting from trying to compare them to find out which one is which. Thankfully it is not a genre one so I do not need to add it here but... :) Annie 20:37, 11 April 2018 (EDT)
 :) JLochhas 00:39, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

The leftover chapbooks

Just FYI, I am deleting the leftover chapbook titles that you are ejecting from the publications - if they do not get taken care of immediately after they are kicked out, they pile up and need to be deleted based on the cleanup report tonight :) If any has any notes/information that looks useful, I'll ping you before deleting. Annie 14:39, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

You're a treasure - thank you for helping! John. JLochhas 14:41, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
No worries - took me awhile to catch up and figure out what you are up to - I was not sure initially if you will be readding them somewhere later with all the shifting of content you had been doing :) You may want to change that moderator note to say "cleanup, ejected title to be deleted" for these removals so it is clear to the handling moderator. Just an idea. They popup on the report anyway so no worries one way or another. I just like getting things cleaned up when possible :) Annie 14:57, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
Just a thought here (based on all that renaming): You remember that you need to go back and change the names of all COVERART and INTERIORART pieces(and any essays that had been differentiated with the name of the publication, right? I had not seen any of those renames coming through (but I am not here all the time) so just a reminder. Such as in here - you need the COVERART, the INTERIORART and the essaty to get renamed when you zap the name. Ignore me if you already have that on your list or if those gets merged/removed at some point or if the pub names remain as is :) Annie 15:47, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

Fixing typos


Just letting you know that I fixed a couple of obvious typos in your last edits after approving them: A Missing "2" in the brackets in the interior art in Perry Rhodan, #214 and switching "Endstation des Grauens [4]" from shortfiction to interiorart in PR215. :) Annie 17:39, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

Offensive Minotaurus 1. Teil and 2. Teil

Hello John,

Do you mind finishing your updates on these two: Part 1 and Part 2? They had been staying like that for a few days and you are pretty good at following up on your updates so I suspect these two just fell off the side. Thanks! Annie 16:36, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

Hi Annie, done - and: thanks! John JLochhas 00:45, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
All approved. Thanks for taking care of them. :) Annie 01:03, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

L. H. in Magira 33

Hi, in your verified copy of Magira, #33 you have Lieder aus dem zweiten Krieg/Songs from the Second War as done by (German) author L. H.. Phantastische Bücher und Hefte grants the credit to well-known US author Robert E. Howard however (perhaps it is R. H. in Magira?), can you please check?--Dirk P Broer 12:27, 20 April 2018 (EDT)

Hi Dirk, the poem is indeed credited to "L. H.", the lyrics go as follows: The gown of war is crimson // Silenced are the cries - // Wanderers sing of Tandor // And smoke-filled northern skies // ... All poems of the magazine's section are "howardy" so it would make sense for this one to be so too. Cheers, John. JLochhas 02:49, 21 April 2018 (EDT)

Die schlafende Welt

Hello John,

Can you check with the other PV about the page count change in this update? You may be correct but considering that there is another active PV, an agreement before the change makes sense. Thanks! Annie 17:58, 22 April 2018 (EDT)

And while I have your attention, can you finish your updates in this one and its sibling? Thanks! Annie 19:53, 22 April 2018 (EDT)
Hi Annie, thanks - and checking.... JLochhas 01:31, 23 April 2018 (EDT)
And confirmed by Rudam. JLochhas 16:48, 24 April 2018 (EDT)

Synopsis vs Note

Are you really trying to put something in the synopsis field here or did you hit the wrong field? It sounds to me more like a note and I approved and changed it to Note in one of those earlier but though I should come and check considering that there is more than one :) Annie 18:29, 23 April 2018 (EDT)

Hi Annie, yes, it appears that by mistake I copied it into the synopsis field instead of the Notes. Thanks for your support! JLochhas 16:50, 24 April 2018 (EDT)
I've moved them in all of the records I moderated yesterday but you may want to look through your Recent Edits and verify again :) Annie 16:54, 24 April 2018 (EDT)

Perry-Rhodan-Sonderheft / -Magazin

Hi, John! I have added notes and contents to no. 2 (and will do so for further issues). For that issue I have one question: where does the Bruck credit for the back cover come from? Christian Stonecreek 14:53, 2 May 2018 (EDT)

Hi Christian, I should have varianted the illustration log ago, thanks for spotting. It's the cover art of the Perry Rhodan Paperback #77: Gucky und seine Urenkel. Cheers, John. JLochhas 00:40, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
Of course! I should have known the original; thanks for the varianting. Christian Stonecreek 02:36, 3 May 2018 (EDT)

Review of Der eige Kreis by R. Chetwynd Hayes

Hi, in your verified copy of Der Ring des Terrors there is a review of Der eige Kreis by R. Chetwynd Hayes. Shouldn't that be Der ewige Kreis by R. Chetwynd-Hayes?--Dirk P Broer 04:49, 21 May 2018 (EDT)

Hi Dirk, yes it should. I posted the amendment earlier today and its awaiting its approval. John. JLochhas 05:31, 21 May 2018 (EDT)

Rafael Lopez-Espi

I think maybe Rafael Lopez-Espi should have López Espí as the canonical form of his name instead. He published lots of work under that name in his native language; we just don't have records of it, since nobody has been adding Spanish dime novels. What do you think? --Vasha 01:36, 30 May 2018 (EDT)

I don't see any harm in having López-Espí as the canonical name. Will you make the resp. changes? Cheers, John. JLochhas 02:55, 30 May 2018 (EDT)
Will do. --Vasha 03:11, 30 May 2018 (EDT)

Im Bann der Träume

Hello John,

What am I missing here? Why did we need a variant for that cover? Annie 15:25, 8 June 2018 (EDT)

The changes were posted in reverse order... JLochhas 15:30, 8 June 2018 (EDT)
And I even looked to see if you are shifting this one to Stephan and did not see it. Thanks. Sorry for bugging you! Annie 15:32, 8 June 2018 (EDT)

Kampf zwischen den Welten

Is "Issac Asimov" really spelled like that (both as an author and as an essay name)? I'll approve this but wanted to ask if I should fix the spelling immediately after that :)Annie 19:36, 15 June 2018 (EDT)

Hi Annie, it's a typo alright, please go ahead and correct it as you suggested. Thanks! John. JLochhas 04:02, 16 June 2018 (EDT)
Approved and done. Annie 04:17, 16 June 2018 (EDT)
Just to verify - is Terr Nova report indeed a new series or is that a typo? Annie 04:20, 16 June 2018 (EDT)
Amended... JLochhas 04:35, 16 June 2018 (EDT)

Terra Nova 168

Hello John, I've approved your submission but we're now having two #168 as can be see here. Can you have a look? Thanks. Hauck 12:08, 17 June 2018 (EDT)

Hi Hervé, yes, the number should be 170. It's now corrected. Thanks, John. JLochhas 12:50, 17 June 2018 (EDT)

Das heilige Atom

Hello John,

I managed to connect the "Die heimlichen Invasoren" review here (different spelling of the author) but I cannot see anything in Silverberg's page that matches this one... :) Annie 15:55, 19 June 2018 (EDT)

Hi Annie, I have just added the Silverberg novel and will create the links once it has been approved. Thanks, John. JLochhas 16:08, 19 June 2018 (EDT)
Perfect, thanks :) Annie 16:11, 19 June 2018 (EDT)


Hello John,

Just a reminder that we have a very nice "ClonePub" feature that can be used when someone adds second printings and the like -- then you do not need to type as much and all of the content auto-merges where it belongs :) Annie 15:20, 28 June 2018 (EDT)

 ;) - JLochhas 16:35, 28 June 2018 (EDT)
When the covers got merged, the ClonePubs became invalid for two of these third editions - did not see them there before I approved the merges (which were submitted first) or I would have approved them first :(. I approved all the remaining clones so that another merge does not kill them. Do you mind resubmitting? Thanks! Annie 17:21, 28 June 2018 (EDT)
No worries. Done. JLochhas 17:32, 28 June 2018 (EDT)
All approved now - thanks! Annie 18:00, 28 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 11:18, 4 July 2018 (EDT)

Notes in Terra Astra 130

Hi John, is in fact written on the copyright page of Terra Astra 130 Im Auftrag der Solar-Police the publication date of December 1973 ? Cheers Rudolf Rudam 10:28, 15 July 2018 (EDT)

Hi Rudolf, thanks for spotting, it is most certainly not. TA #130 was published 5 February 1974 and I need to amend the notes. Cheers, John

Zarastra — die Zauberin

Zarastra — die Zauberin has the author as Peter Terrid in the publication record, but Kurt Mahr in the title records. Which is correct? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk)the 11:44, 22 July 2018 (EDT)

Thanks for spotting, Kurt Mahr is the true author. I've submitted the correction. JLochhas 15:02, 22 July 2018 (EDT)

Steve Ramaniuk vs Steve Romaniuk

Hi, in your verified copy of Orion, #114: Spieleinsatz Erde there is a story Die Begegnung, attributed to Steve Ramaniuk. Can that be a typo -either by you or the publisher- for Steve Romaniuk?--Dirk P Broer 07:47, 24 July 2018 (EDT)

Hi Dirk, sometimes things stare right into your face and you don't notice them ... well spotted, Romaniuk with an "o" ist the correct Name and the typo was mine. I'm submitting the amendment. Cheers, John. JLochhas 16:55, 24 July 2018 (EDT)
As a bonus I've brought in two new 'Robert Lamont' pseudonyms: Frank Helgath and A. F. Morland.--Dirk P Broer 17:15, 24 July 2018 (EDT)

Language Selection

When entering publications that are not in the language your default ISFDB is set to, please remember to update the language field to the correct value as part of creating your submission. I've updated your recent Swedish translation additions from German to Swedish. I did not variant them. If you could do that, it would be appreciated. Based on your pub notes, it looks pretty straight forward to pick the right one, but just in case. ;-) -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:31, 25 July 2018 (EDT)

Thank you for the reminder. JLochhas 00:42, 26 July 2018 (EDT)

Publisher of the Swedish Saturnus series

Hi, there are currently two similar publisher names used for the Saturnus series, which you are currently entering. They likely are the same publisher and should be changed accordingly:

  • B. Wahlström
  • Wahlström

It also looks like the publisher is actually called "Wahlström & Widstrand", if that's the Wikipedia page for the same publisher, so maybe change the the records to "Wahlström & Widstrand"? Jens Hitspacebar 06:56, 28 July 2018 (EDT)

This particular Wahlström is "B. Wahlström" and the missing letter is now being reintrocued... "Wahlström & Widstrand" is another company, indeed. Nonetheless, thank you for spotting it! John. JLochhas 07:32, 28 July 2018 (EDT)

Terra Astra report (Galaktische Station 17)

Should Terra Astra report (Galaktische Station 17) be an essay instead of a novella? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:09, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Thanks, it should be and the correction has been posted. JLochhas 09:13, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Star Trek 4 (German Terra Astra 122) and Star Trek 7 (Bantam Books, 1979)

Hi, I've placed a link in the notes at the German Terra Astra publication with a link to this page, where it says "This cover illustration was used for: Terra Astra #222 (Pabel, 1975) and Star Trek 7 (Bantam Books, 1979)".--Dirk P Broer 04:47, 31 July 2018 (EDT)

Thanks, Dirk. --JLochhas 06:34, 31 July 2018 (EDT)

Essay or fiction

Hello John, I hold two of your submissions. You want to name this two titles as fiction, but I'm curious if it's really fiction. The titles refer more to an essay. Please help me to understand your decision. Rudolf Rudam 11:54, 12 August 2018 (EDT)

Hi Rudolf, the two titles describe the imaginary technology illustrations. They would be essays within that speculative universe but in our world they are a work of fiction. So far, all notes to the "Perry Rhodan Rißzeichnungen" have been handled this way. John. JLochhas 11:58, 12 August 2018 (EDT)
It is a weird explanation for me, but it seems to be common practice now. I have accepted it. Cheers, Rudolf Rudam 12:23, 12 August 2018 (EDT)

Paul Alfred Müller (Lok Myler, Freder van Holk): Eine illustrierte Bibliografie seiner Werke

Hi, I've put your submission for Paul Alfred Müller (Lok Myler, Freder van Holk): Eine illustrierte Bibliografie seiner Werke on hold because we already have it in the database for this ISBN. Did you maybe want to submit a different edition and mixed up some data? Jens Hitspacebar 13:51, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Hi Jens, the second submission was intentional but the duplicate ISBN wasn't. Please release it and I can insert the correct value. Thanks. JLochhas 14:48, 13 August 2018 (EDT)
Ok, done. Jens Hitspacebar 15:01, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

John P. Vanda's birthplace

As for your author record submission of John P. Vanda: county ("Landkreis") boundaries and names are quite fluid in Germany and are often merged with other counties and/or renamed over time. The county you submitted didn't exist when the author was born (something which can be tough to find out). However, for locations whose names have changed over time, we use the name as of the time of the author's birth. Therefore I removed the "county" information and also changed the country from "Germany" to "West Germany". Jens Hitspacebar 14:28, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Thanks you! JLochhas 14:48, 13 August 2018 (EDT)


How do you feel about being nominated for moderator? You have been around long enough & doing quality work that I would support it. Our moderation process is based on a community vote so I cannot guarantee the final result, but you certainly would have my vote. Take a look at Moderator Qualifications and Help:Screen:Moderator. You may also want to look at ISFDB:Moderator noticeboard to see the type of issues that come up. If after that, you wish to proceed, I will make the nomination. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:18, 22 August 2018 (EDT)

Thank you for the kind assessment of my activities so far! I have given it a good thought and - provided that there are no objections - would be happy to take on the duty. Best, John. JLochhas 05:28, 24 August 2018 (EDT)
I have made the nomination. Thanks for be willing to take this on. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:10, 24 August 2018 (EDT)
The nomination was successful; the moderator flag has been set on the account. Congratulations!
As I always say when new moderators are minted, please don't hesitate to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure what the best way of recording something would be :-) Ahasuerus 19:17, 29 August 2018 (EDT)
Congrats and welcome to the task, John! Christian Stonecreek 23:36, 29 August 2018 (EDT)
Thank you! And I am counting on your support... :-) JLochhas 00:56, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
Welcome to the madhouse, John. Or did these guys forget to tell you what exactly you agreed to? :) Annie 01:43, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
Booze, drugs, mayhem, and eternal hellfire. Have I missed anything? :)) JLochhas 02:58, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
Drugs? Mostly Aspirin and caffeine :-) Ahasuerus 10:17, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
 :-) JLochhas 10:20, 30 August 2018 (EDT)
BTW, I have added Template:Moderator-availability. Please feel free to add any additional information that you think may be useful. Ahasuerus 14:36, 30 August 2018 (EDT)


Should this be an essay instead of shortfiction? If not, it would be good to add a title note to avoid future confusion. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:43, 29 August 2018 (EDT)

You're totally right, it should have been tagged as an essay. Now amended. Thanks. JLochhas 00:54, 30 August 2018 (EDT)

Die Bücher des Kaisers Wutai

Hi. Welcome to moderating. German is your native language I infer.

Yesterday I expanded the Walter Meckauer and (which you approved) Emperor Wu Ti records. Concerning submission 1937087, I consulted Christian S. about the DNB record, User talk:Stonecreek#Interpretation of DNB record, which I interpret as a report of the 1st edition, supported by German Wikipedia [2].

After reading several brief reviews, I doubt that UK/US publishers or reviewers expected a youth audience. Nor a Christmas gift market. --Pwendt|talk 13:57, 1 September 2018 (EDT)

I've read some more wikipedia entries and to me this "Jugendpreis deutscher Erzähler" was, primarily, a marketing iniative by the book club and publisher Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft to support their claim of not being a profit organisation, which of course they were. For sure the writers weren't juveniles but the name of the competition and the prize suggest that the novels were targeted at adolescents - young people of 14 to 21 years of age. Hope this helps to clarify. John. JLochhas 16:01, 1 September 2018 (EDT)
Oh, and 1928 would definitely be the year of first publication. JLochhas 16:02, 1 September 2018 (EDT)

Publication-Title Type Mismatches

Now that you are a moderator ;-) , can you please look at this clean-up report (which is only visible to moderators). This lists publications where the publication does not have a corresponding title type that matches the publication type. In each of these cases, the publication is listed as a NOVEL, but the main content is a SERIAL. Given the length of these are all 64-65 pages, it seems like they should be CHAPBOOKS (which I think allows the SERIAL type, but if not, the ignore function could be used for that). Since these are verified by you, bringing it to your attention. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:10, 7 September 2018 (EDT)

Thanks for pointing this out. The full novel was split into two parts for publication in the 1960s and likewise for its reprint in the 1970s. JLochhas 01:42, 8 September 2018 (EDT)

Das vs. Im

Hi, John! Could you please check Perry Rhodan #166? The cover (as well as my 2nd printing) say Im Labyrinth von Eysal instead of Das Labyrinth von Eysal. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 23:55, 24 September 2018 (EDT)

Hi Christian, you were right, the first edition was badly captured, its title is supposed to be "Im Labyrinth von Eysal", just as rhe title says. It's now corrected. Cheers, John. JLochhas 00:55, 25 September 2018 (EDT)
Thanks for looking it up! I thought I had captured all of the mistakenly entered titles during my first run, but seemingly was wrong about that. I hope there'll be no more of them. Stonecreek 04:33, 25 September 2018 (EDT)
No worries. I'm surprised that I didn't notice the discrepancy when verifying the record.... JLochhas 07:27, 25 September 2018 (EDT)

Private tag request

Please set my tags "Read18" and "checked" to Private, thanks! --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 13:06, 20 December 2018 (EST)

Done... JLochhas 13:33, 20 December 2018 (EST)

Cover artist for Macabros #10

Hi John, after some thinking I found the original cover art for this and added him & an accompanying note. Cheers, Chistian Stonecreek 15:07, 20 December 2018 (EST)

Hi Christian, this is cool, thank you very much indeed! Cheers, John. JLochhas 15:36, 20 December 2018 (EST)

John Sinclair 'novels'

Hi, John. I've got a bad feeling about setting any of the titles from this universe as novels. Just recently (a month or o ago) I've looked into a paperback that had quite big letters (surely no more than 200 words a page), so that one would qualify as a CHAPBOOK containing a NOVELLA. Alas, I don't remember which one it was, but have the suspicion that the other don't differ. Before entering any more of them, can you take a look into the matter? Christian Stonecreek 04:43, 9 February 2019 (EST)

Hi Christian, sure, I'll hold back from capturing any more. I'll check out the books next time that I'm in Wetzlar in the 'Phantastische Bibliothek', they have a full collection there. Cheers, John. JLochhas 04:45, 9 February 2019 (EST)

Something wrong?

Hi, either you do not finish your changes, or your connection is so bad they -the changes- never leave digital moderator limbo.--Dirk P Broer 16:20, 26 February 2019 (EST)

Hi Dirk, thanks for reminding, the slippage is all my doing and has Nothing to do with the connection... JLochhas 01:13, 27 February 2019 (EST)
As long as you are alive and well, it's all good :-) Ahasuerus 11:52, 27 February 2019 (EST)


Since this is in no way a magazine, I have begun to change some of the issues into CHAPBOOKs (what they really are by our standards). Stonecreek 05:09, 6 April 2019 (EDT)

Perfect, I was planning to do the same once I'm through with Vampira. JLochhas 10:41, 6 April 2019 (EDT)

Drakulas Bluthochzeit cover artist

John, I've corrected the cover artist (and the note about his signature) of Drakulas Bluthochzeit from Peter Caran to Peter Caras. This will be a variant of his Dracula's Guest cover for Tower Books. His signature is covered by the title there, but compare it on Drakulas Bluthochzeit to the one on Escape Across the Cosmos. Martin. MOHearn 10:32, 9 April 2019 (EDT)

Martin, thank you!! - JLochhas 15:26, 10 April 2019 (EDT)

Die Sterne gehören uns

Hi, John! In the process of identifying false novels, this one got re-classified as a CHAPBOOK. But I also have a question, since there is a later edition as translated by 'Otto Kuehn', but edited by the erstwhile translator, Walter Spiegl. So, it seems somewhat likely that the earlier translation was reused and Spiegl masquerades as Kuehn. Would you be able to look at three paragraphs in your publication?

The first one is right at the beginning: "Das also hat ihm seine Experimentierleidenschaft eingebracht, dachte Clifton Rudge, als seine Blicke auf das kleine, runde, rotumränderte Loch in Professor Brownlows Schläfe fielen."

The beginning of chapter 5: "Rudge reagierte unwillkürlich. Seine Muskeln gehorchten den Befehlen seines ermüdeten Gehirns."

And the last two sentences: " 'Ich warte auf dich, Cliff.' Ihre Gedanken strahlten in die unendlichen Weiten des Raumes hinaus, zu den Sternen. 'Paß auf, Milchstraße! Die Menschheit ist bereit — und die Sterne gehören uns.' " Thanks for spending a thought on this, Stonecreek 10:20, 9 May 2019 (EDT)

Hi Christian, I've quickly checked the excerpts and the translation is identical to the word, with only one exception: In the Pabel edition it's Experimentiererei and not Experimentierleidenschaft. For me, it's the same translation / interpretation of the English original and I very much support the conclusion that this particular Otto Kuehn and Walter Spiegl are the same person... Cheers, John. JLochhas 14:07, 9 May 2019 (EDT)
Thanks, John. I'll take the note to the entry. Christian Stonecreek 00:51, 11 May 2019 (EDT)

Das Gepsenster-Schiff

Hi John, there seems to be a slight typing error here. Christian Stonecreek 12:37, 19 May 2019 (EDT)

Hi Christian, thanks for spotting the error. It's now corrected. John. JLochhas 12:41, 19 May 2019 (EDT)

Zu Gast beim schwarzen Grafen

For Zu Gast beim schwarzen Grafen, the publication author is Brin Elliot. Should this be Brian instead? That or the title record needs to be fixed. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:25, 8 June 2019 (EDT)

You are right, it should be, I corrected the error yesterday, at least that is what I thought to have done. JLochhas 11:08, 8 June 2019 (EDT)

Diamenten aus der Sonne

Hello John, I think there is a typo in the title. Regards Henna 15:23, 15 July 2019 (EDT)

Hi Henna, thank you for spotting this! The typo is now corrected. Thanks, John. JLochhas 15:27, 15 July 2019 (EDT)


Hi John,

I hope you have a good summer. Just a reminder that we have templates for the external IDs that need to be cited but do not belong to the book (I fixed it here). Thanks! Annie 13:07, 22 July 2019 (EDT)

Hi Annie, indeed, and thank you for refreshing my memory... ;) JLochhas 13:11, 22 July 2019 (EDT)

Dämonen des Weltalls

Hi John,

Can you check if these two translations are indeed the same and add the translator? (one of them seems to be Dr. Le - checking if the other is the same). Thanks! Annie 20:22, 5 August 2019 (EDT)

Hi Annie, will do but it'll take a couple of days. JLochhas 01:15, 6 August 2019 (EDT)

Die Abenteurer 5 and 6

Hi, I'm wondering about the contents of Das Schiff des Todes and Die versunkene Stadt. It seems the contents are confused? --Zapp 14:27, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

Thanks for pointing this out, the contents werer confused indeed - and are now far less so. Thanks, John. JLochhas 14:53, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

Das Haus der Bestie

Hi John,

Is there any indication who may have translated this one for its serialization? Thanks! Annie 02:28, 16 October 2019 (EDT)

Hi Annie, I didn't see a translator's name when I went through the resp. mags - and it's going to be a couple of months before I can have access to them again. I'll put it on my to-do list to recheck. Cheers, John. JLochhas 00:22, 18 October 2019 (EDT)
Thanks. I saw them when a few of them ended up on "serials without parents" report and decided to come ask. Probably will need to make them translated by uncredited but oh well. :) Annie 01:56, 18 October 2019 (EDT)

Professor Zamorra, #551: Im Licht der schwarzen Sonne

It looks like the ISFDB server experienced a technical issue earlier today and created dozens of duplicates of this submission. Would you like to reject them yourself or would you like my help rejecting them? Ahasuerus 13:48, 20 October 2019 (EDT)

No worries, I've taken care of the duplicates. Thanks for letting me know! JLochhas 15:48, 20 October 2019 (EDT)
Great, thanks! Ahasuerus 15:54, 20 October 2019 (EDT)

Year change

Hello John,

I have 3 edits from a new editor on hold (is the first one, the other 2 are from the same user) who wants to change the year in 3 of your verified pubs). Do these need to be approved? Annie 13:33, 1 November 2019 (EDT)

Hi Annie, actually, Norman is right, the year is wrong indeed and must be 1967 and not 1966. Only that Norman ideally would have changed more than the publication's date but the contents too. Please approve! Cheers, John. JLochhas 14:08, 1 November 2019 (EDT)
He is new (as in - these are his first submissions) - he does not know yet :) I will approve and change the contents and explain the process to him :) Annie 14:11, 1 November 2019 (EDT)
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