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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)
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