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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)

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