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Title: Dial "F" for Frankenstein Title Record # 62000
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1965-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1973 Dial F for Frankenstein
Year Language Title
1974Translated by Leni Sobez
German Geburtsstunde
1983Translated by George W. Barlow revised by Tom Clegg.
French Qui est à l'appareil ?
1985Translated by Milton Persson
Portuguese Disque F para Frankenstein
1986Translated by Mihai Bădescu
Romanian
Formați "F" de la Frankenstein?Formati "F" de la Frankenstein
1986Translated by Michael Nagula
German Wähle F wie Frankenstein
1990 Portuguese Frankenstein ao telefone

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Playboy, January 1965 1965-01-00 ed. Editors of Playboy        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy 1966-00-00 ed. Editors of Playboy Playboy Press  
$5.95?$: US dollar
ix+
403
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jack Gregory , Seymour Mednick Checkmark
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy 1968-00-00 ed. Editors of Playboy Playboy Press BA0115
$0.95?$: US dollar
ix+
402
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Jack Gregory , Seymour Mednick Checkmark
Last Train to Limbo 1971-00-00 ed. Editors of Playboy Playboy Press 16106
$0.75?$: US dollar
187
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Shelly Canton Checkmark
The Wind from the Sun 1972-04-00 Arthur C. Clarke Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-196810-1
$5.95?$: US dollar
viii+
193
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Carl Smith Checkmark
The Wind from the Sun 1972-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz 0-575-01360-5
 
 
<type 'exceptions.IndexError'>
Python 2.7.18: /usr/bin/python
Mon Nov 28 16:41:56 2022

A problem occurred in a Python script. Here is the sequence of function calls leading up to the error, in the order they occurred.

 /home/stoecker/isfdb/install/cgi-bin/title.cgi in <module>()
    601                 print '<p>'
    602         pubs = retrieval_function(title_id)
=>  603         PrintPubsTable(pubs, "title", user)
    604 
    605         ###################################################################
PrintPubsTable = <function PrintPubsTable>, pubs = [(300558, 'Playboy, January 1965', 'PLBJNRKWQD1965', '1965-01-00', None, None, 'unknown', 'MAGAZINE', None, None, None, None, None, None, None), (45400, 'The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy', 'THPLNTSY221966', '1966-00-00', 190, 'ix+403', 'hc', 'ANTHOLOGY', '', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/ed/THPLNTSY221966.jpg', '$5.95', 168153, None, None, None), (45399, 'The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy', 'PBBSFF1966', '1968-00-00', 190, 'ix+402', 'pb', 'ANTHOLOGY', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/f/ff/PBBSFF1966.jpg', '$0.95', 255925, None, None, 'BA0115'), (20004, 'Last Train to Limbo', 'LSTTRNTLMB1F1971', '1971-00-00', 190, '187', 'pb', 'ANTHOLOGY', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/55/LSTTRNTLMB1F1971.jpg', '$0.75', 161163, None, None, '16106'), (50040, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'MLO212', '1972-04-00', 267, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0151968101', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/MLO212.jpg', '$5.95', 164122, None, None, None), (192261, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1972', '1972-08-00', 13, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0575013605', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/33/THWNDFRMTH1972.JPG', '\xc2\xa3', 79981, None, None, None), (604153, 'Science Fiction Stories', 'SCNCFCTNSL1973', '1973-00-00', 137, '123', 'tp', 'ANTHOLOGY', '0395142636', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/8/8a/SCNCFCTNSL1973.jpg', '', 596061, None, None, None), (194077, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTB1972', '1973-01-00', 17573, 'viii+178', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/ef/THWNDFRMTB1972.jpg', '$1.49', 243198, None, None, '5543'), (115581, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1973', '1973-07-00', 9, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b3/THWNDFRMTH1973.jpg', '$0.95', 191955, None, None, 'Q5581'), (420175, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTB1973', '1973-07-00', 42562, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b3/THWNDFRMTH1973.jpg', 'C$0.95', 346740, None, None, 'Q5581'), (616537, 'Science-Fiction-Stories 37', 'SCNCFCTNSN1974', '1974-06-00', 1126, '127+[1]', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '3548030548', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/e3/SCNCFCTNSN1974.jpg', 'DM 2.80', 616428, 1618, '69 (3054)', None), (270411, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1974', '1974-10-00', 56101, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0552096547', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/THWNDFRMTH1974.jpg', '\xc2\xa30.35', 156620, 292, None, None), (320420, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTG0000', '1975-09-00', 9, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/d/d3/THWNDFRMTG0000.jpg', '$1.25', 222050, None, None, 'Y6607'), (402523, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1976', '1976-00-00', 173, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0552096547', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b1/THWNDFRMTH1976.jpg', '\xc2\xa30.65', 322398, 292, None, None), (253821, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTC0000', '1982-04-00', 9, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0451114752', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/7/73/THWNDFRMTC0000.jpg', '$1.95', 125776, None, None, None), (280836, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTD0000', '1982-04-00', 42562, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0451114752', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/d/da/THWNDFRMTD0000.jpg', 'C$2.25', 158655, None, None, None), (51161, 'Those Amazing Electronic Thinking Machines!: An Anthology of Robot and Computer Stories', 'THSMCHNS321983', '1983-00-00', 318, '147+[3]', 'hc', 'ANTHOLOGY', '0531046672', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/0/0b/THSMCHNS321983.jpg', '$10.90', 137432, None, None, None), (336513, 'Le vent venu du soleil', 'LVNTVNDSLL1983', '1983-04-25', 1822, '249', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '2266012789', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/bb/LVNTVNDSLL1983.jpg', None, 241621, 251, '5164', None), (358746, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1983', '1983-07-00', 139, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '033028052X', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/THWNDFRMTB1983.jpg', '\xc2\xa31.75', 267919, None, None, None), (554883, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTB1983', '1983-09-00', 139, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '033028052X', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/THWNDFRMTB1983.jpg', '\xc2\xa31.75', 512263, None, None, None), ...], user = <login.User instance>
 /home/stoecker/isfdb/install/cgi-bin/common.py in PrintPubsTable(pubs=[(300558, 'Playboy, January 1965', 'PLBJNRKWQD1965', '1965-01-00', None, None, 'unknown', 'MAGAZINE', None, None, None, None, None, None, None), (45400, 'The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy', 'THPLNTSY221966', '1966-00-00', 190, 'ix+403', 'hc', 'ANTHOLOGY', '', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/ed/THPLNTSY221966.jpg', '$5.95', 168153, None, None, None), (45399, 'The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy', 'PBBSFF1966', '1968-00-00', 190, 'ix+402', 'pb', 'ANTHOLOGY', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/f/ff/PBBSFF1966.jpg', '$0.95', 255925, None, None, 'BA0115'), (20004, 'Last Train to Limbo', 'LSTTRNTLMB1F1971', '1971-00-00', 190, '187', 'pb', 'ANTHOLOGY', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/55/LSTTRNTLMB1F1971.jpg', '$0.75', 161163, None, None, '16106'), (50040, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'MLO212', '1972-04-00', 267, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0151968101', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/MLO212.jpg', '$5.95', 164122, None, None, None), (192261, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1972', '1972-08-00', 13, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0575013605', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/33/THWNDFRMTH1972.JPG', '\xc2\xa3', 79981, None, None, None), (604153, 'Science Fiction Stories', 'SCNCFCTNSL1973', '1973-00-00', 137, '123', 'tp', 'ANTHOLOGY', '0395142636', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/8/8a/SCNCFCTNSL1973.jpg', '', 596061, None, None, None), (194077, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTB1972', '1973-01-00', 17573, 'viii+178', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/ef/THWNDFRMTB1972.jpg', '$1.49', 243198, None, None, '5543'), (115581, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1973', '1973-07-00', 9, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b3/THWNDFRMTH1973.jpg', '$0.95', 191955, None, None, 'Q5581'), (420175, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTB1973', '1973-07-00', 42562, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b3/THWNDFRMTH1973.jpg', 'C$0.95', 346740, None, None, 'Q5581'), (616537, 'Science-Fiction-Stories 37', 'SCNCFCTNSN1974', '1974-06-00', 1126, '127+[1]', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '3548030548', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/e3/SCNCFCTNSN1974.jpg', 'DM 2.80', 616428, 1618, '69 (3054)', None), (270411, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1974', '1974-10-00', 56101, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0552096547', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/THWNDFRMTH1974.jpg', '\xc2\xa30.35', 156620, 292, None, None), (320420, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTG0000', '1975-09-00', 9, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', None, 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/d/d3/THWNDFRMTG0000.jpg', '$1.25', 222050, None, None, 'Y6607'), (402523, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1976', '1976-00-00', 173, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0552096547', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/b1/THWNDFRMTH1976.jpg', '\xc2\xa30.65', 322398, 292, None, None), (253821, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTC0000', '1982-04-00', 9, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0451114752', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/7/73/THWNDFRMTC0000.jpg', '$1.95', 125776, None, None, None), (280836, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTD0000', '1982-04-00', 42562, 'viii+168', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '0451114752', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/d/da/THWNDFRMTD0000.jpg', 'C$2.25', 158655, None, None, None), (51161, 'Those Amazing Electronic Thinking Machines!: An Anthology of Robot and Computer Stories', 'THSMCHNS321983', '1983-00-00', 318, '147+[3]', 'hc', 'ANTHOLOGY', '0531046672', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/0/0b/THSMCHNS321983.jpg', '$10.90', 137432, None, None, None), (336513, 'Le vent venu du soleil', 'LVNTVNDSLL1983', '1983-04-25', 1822, '249', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '2266012789', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/b/bb/LVNTVNDSLL1983.jpg', None, 241621, 251, '5164', None), (358746, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1983', '1983-07-00', 139, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '033028052X', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/THWNDFRMTB1983.jpg', '\xc2\xa31.75', 267919, None, None, None), (554883, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTB1983', '1983-09-00', 139, '188', 'pb', 'COLLECTION', '033028052X', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/5/56/THWNDFRMTB1983.jpg', '\xc2\xa31.75', 512263, None, None, None), ...], display_type='title', user=<login.User instance>, limit=100000)
   1080         index = 1
   1081         for pub in pubs:
=> 1082                 PrintOnePub(pub, pub_authors, pub_publishers, pub_series, cover_artists, bgcolor, display_type, user, index)
   1083                 bgcolor ^= 1
   1084                 index += 1
global PrintOnePub = <function PrintOnePub>, pub = (192261, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1972', '1972-08-00', 13, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0575013605', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/33/THWNDFRMTH1972.JPG', '\xc2\xa3', 79981, None, None, None), pub_authors = {20004: [(10978, 'Editors of Playboy', 'Editors of Playboy')], 21021: [(5, 'Isaac Asimov', 'Asimov'), (509, 'Martin H. Greenberg', 'Greenberg'), (7938, 'Patricia S. Warrick', 'Warrick')], 37304: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], 45399: [(10978, 'Editors of Playboy', 'Editors of Playboy')], 45400: [(10978, 'Editors of Playboy', 'Editors of Playboy')], 50039: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], 50040: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], 51161: [(5, 'Isaac Asimov', 'Asimov'), (288480, 'Martin S. Greenberg', 'Greenberg'), (288481, 'Charles H. Waugh', 'Waugh')], 89003: [(5, 'Isaac Asimov', 'Asimov'), (3805, 'Ansen Dibell', 'Dibell'), (509, 'Martin H. Greenberg', 'Greenberg')], 115581: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], ...}, pub_publishers = {9: 'Signet / New American Library', 13: 'Gollancz', 23: 'Tor', 58: 'Signet', 86: 'Henry Holt', 88: 'Penguin Books', 107: 'Bantam Spectra', 112: 'Orb', 137: 'Houghton Mifflin', 139: 'Pan Books', ...}, pub_series = {251: 'Presses Pocket - Science Fiction', 292: "Corgi SF Collector's Library", 530: 'Bastei L\xc3\xbcbbe Science Fiction Special', 1618: 'Ullstein 2000'}, cover_artists = {20004: [(106205, 'Shelly Canton')], 21021: [(27200, 'Richard Mantel')], 37304: [(74281, 'Drive Communications')], 45399: [(27071, 'Jack Gregory'), (27072, 'Seymour Mednick')], 45400: [(27071, 'Jack Gregory'), (27072, 'Seymour Mednick')], 50040: [(59291, 'Carl Smith')], 51161: [(26315, 'Neil Waldman')], 118431: [(53431, 'blacksheep Design')], 188565: [(27690, 'Terry Pastor')], 188569: [(26209, 'Splash'), (27690, 'Terry Pastor')], ...}, bgcolor = 0, display_type = 'title', user = <login.User instance>, index = 6
 /home/stoecker/isfdb/install/cgi-bin/common.py in PrintOnePub(pub=(192261, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1972', '1972-08-00', 13, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0575013605', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/33/THWNDFRMTH1972.JPG', '\xc2\xa3', 79981, None, None, None), pub_authors={20004: [(10978, 'Editors of Playboy', 'Editors of Playboy')], 21021: [(5, 'Isaac Asimov', 'Asimov'), (509, 'Martin H. Greenberg', 'Greenberg'), (7938, 'Patricia S. Warrick', 'Warrick')], 37304: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], 45399: [(10978, 'Editors of Playboy', 'Editors of Playboy')], 45400: [(10978, 'Editors of Playboy', 'Editors of Playboy')], 50039: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], 50040: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], 51161: [(5, 'Isaac Asimov', 'Asimov'), (288480, 'Martin S. Greenberg', 'Greenberg'), (288481, 'Charles H. Waugh', 'Waugh')], 89003: [(5, 'Isaac Asimov', 'Asimov'), (3805, 'Ansen Dibell', 'Dibell'), (509, 'Martin H. Greenberg', 'Greenberg')], 115581: [(17, 'Arthur C. Clarke', 'Clarke')], ...}, pub_publishers={9: 'Signet / New American Library', 13: 'Gollancz', 23: 'Tor', 58: 'Signet', 86: 'Henry Holt', 88: 'Penguin Books', 107: 'Bantam Spectra', 112: 'Orb', 137: 'Houghton Mifflin', 139: 'Pan Books', ...}, pub_series={251: 'Presses Pocket - Science Fiction', 292: "Corgi SF Collector's Library", 530: 'Bastei L\xc3\xbcbbe Science Fiction Special', 1618: 'Ullstein 2000'}, cover_artists={20004: [(106205, 'Shelly Canton')], 21021: [(27200, 'Richard Mantel')], 37304: [(74281, 'Drive Communications')], 45399: [(27071, 'Jack Gregory'), (27072, 'Seymour Mednick')], 45400: [(27071, 'Jack Gregory'), (27072, 'Seymour Mednick')], 50040: [(59291, 'Carl Smith')], 51161: [(26315, 'Neil Waldman')], 118431: [(53431, 'blacksheep Design')], 188565: [(27690, 'Terry Pastor')], 188569: [(26209, 'Splash'), (27690, 'Terry Pastor')], ...}, bgcolor=0, display_type='title', user=<login.User instance>, index=6)
   1149         # Price
   1150         if pub[PUB_PRICE]:
=> 1151                 print '<td dir="ltr">%s</td>' % ISFDBPrice(pub[PUB_PRICE])
   1152         else:
   1153                 print '<td>&nbsp;</td>'
global ISFDBPrice = <function ISFDBPrice>, pub = (192261, 'The Wind from the Sun', 'THWNDFRMTH1972', '1972-08-00', 13, 'viii+193', 'hc', 'COLLECTION', '0575013605', 'http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/3/33/THWNDFRMTH1972.JPG', '\xc2\xa3', 79981, None, None, None), global PUB_PRICE = 10
 /home/stoecker/isfdb/install/cgi-bin/library.py in ISFDBPrice(price='\xc2\xa3', location='right')
    600                         if price == symbol:
    601                                 found = 1
=>  602                         elif price.lower().startswith(st.lower()) and price[len(st)].isdigit():
    603                                 found = 1
    604                         if found:
price = '\xc2\xa3', price.lower = <built-in method lower of str object>, ).startswith undefined, st = '\xc2\xa3', st.lower = <built-in method lower of str object>, builtin len = <built-in function len>, ].isdigit = <built-in method isdigit of str object>

<type 'exceptions.IndexError'>: string index out of range
      args = ('string index out of range',)
      message = 'string index out of range'