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Andrei Zakizjanov

I am pretty sure that our Andrei Zakizjanov is actually Andrey Zakirzyanov/Андрей Закирзянов (see the missing "r" in the last name in our record - the y/i change is due to different transliteration)?). The only 3 sites that list this artist with our name are ISFDB, Locus and Galactic Central (here is the search) and this feels like a loopback repetition from a single wrong record. The big question is if it was spelled this way in the publication (it is very possible) or it is a mistake created during the cataloging. Does anyone have any way to check the magazine (Visions, Fall 1991) by any chance? If not, I will leave it as is (maybe it was a typo in the magazine) but will add the rest of the information above in the record... Thanks in advance.Annie 16:34, 4 June 2018 (EDT)

I sent him an eMail with a query about. Will see if he answeres. --Zapp 07:55, 22 July 2018 (EDT)
Андрей Закирзянов answered very quickly. He wrote:
"Hi. Yes it is mine work, something from this series Don't remember which one though." So his identity is for shure. --Zapp 09:39, 22 July 2018 (EDT)

La roue du temps

Since user Hauck is no longer active, I post my question here. Curiously Bibliotheque nationale de France, OCLC/WorldCat and enlist different ISBN as of 978-2-266-19153-1 for this pub of 2008, but not the verified one. The verified ISBN is only to find at for the same pub of 2005. Neither BNF nor OCLC enlist a printing of 2005. I put a note there or did I wrong? --Zapp 15:46, 18 July 2018 (EDT)

OK, which one exactly are you asking about and what exactly do you need verified? The ISBN? Because I cannot see a 2005 printing in our listing and I am lost at what exactly the problem is here? Annie 15:58, 18 July 2018 (EDT)
Hauck verified that 2008 pub with an ISBN that is not enlisted in OCLC, BNF, Amazon and Abebooks for a printing of 2008. All of them enlist a different ISBN for the 2008 printing. Only Amazon enlists Hauck's ISBN for a 2005 printing. But the others haven't enlisted Hauck's ISBN and no 2005 printing anyhow. I wonder if there is something wrong or curious? --Zapp 01:47, 19 July 2018 (EDT)

Armageddon Outta Here (2nd edition)

The record for the second edition of Derek Landy's collection Armageddon Outta Here, which has different contents from the first edition, has a note indicating that the table of contents shown in Amazon Look Inside may not be correct: "The contents page mistakenly includes several headings and an excerpt, that are not in the book." However, whoever wrote that note didn't add contents to the record. Can anyone get hold of this edition and see what's in it? --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 19:35, 26 July 2018 (EDT)

James Warner in Interzone #276

Would someone with access to the most recent issue of Interzone (#276, July-August 2018) please check the bio for the James Warner who wrote "P.Q." and make sure he is the same person as the author of the other stories in the DB: this guy, born in England and now living in San Francisco where he's active with literary groups. (Also, please add the reviews to the record for this issue). --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 23:27, 26 July 2018 (EDT)

Same one - his site and his only novel ("All Her Father's Guns") are mentioned specifically. Annie 15:29, 29 July 2018 (EDT)
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