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Rick Rubin's Final Mission/Muster

Could you double check "Final Mission" in Pournelle's Men of War. A member of the FictionMags Yahoo group has pointed out that this should be "Final Muster" giving this sale listing as reference. Given the matching dates it looks like it is probably the same story. If the title differs, we should probably check with the other verifiers and make the variant title if warranted. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 22:39, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

It is "Muster" and not "Mission". I'll fix it.Don Erikson 17:49, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Yurth Burden

Your verified edition of this novel credits Jack Gaughan for the cover art. User Attilios led me to the true artist (Vicente Segrelles) here. I corrected my edition and added a note about this, if you agree yours should also be changed. Thanks, --Willem H. 08:43, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

I fixed it & noted the change and info source.Don Erikson 17:33, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Aliens 1: Zum Überleben Verdammt

Hello, Don! I accepted your submission, but I think that there should be some fine tuning:

1) It probably should read Zum Überleben verdammt (small v) as the german spelling in headings differs from the English regulations.

2) I'd drop Aliens 1 as this only is the title of the overall series (just as in the original) and will automatically displayed once the title is varianted to its original.

3) We have the publisher in the database as 'Goldmann' only, 'Verlag' just means publishing house.

4) There once was a discussion that lead to that we have the european prices also as 12.90 instead of 12,90. It is the international standard as well as our's, despite what's printed on a given publication. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 10:39, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

I followed each of your recommendations and fixed it.Don Erikson 17:42, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Galactic Pot-Healer

Hello. I replaced the Amazon image by a new cover scan, and added some notes to your verified. Thanks. Linguist 19:41, 10 June 2014 (UTC).

I've also added a cover art credit for this, via correspondence with the artist. PeteYoung 02:11, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Garan the Eternal

Your 2¢ [US, of course] would be appreciated on [this] discussion. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 04:09, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

This thread was archived to User talk:Willem H./Archive/08#Garan the Eternal. --Marc Kupper|talk 05:36, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Black Caanan

Can you please confirm the spelling of the title as given in this record? See the title of the first novelette in this collection. It is given as "Black Canaan". Thanks for checking.Peregrin 16:17, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

It is "Black Canaan". Strange that three verifiers missed this.Don Erikson 18:12, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
And if none of you update the record, thinking that the other one will, it will never be corrected. :) Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:19, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Blade Runner

Replaced scan of your verified (better definition). Thanks. Linguist 09:44, 14 June 2014 (UTC).

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Added notes & links to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.SFJuggler 17:20, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Knave of Dreams

There are two Ace editions of the above title that are virtually identical. [this] and [this]. The differences are in the notes for the first link. I don't know which copy you have .... Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 01:34, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

I have the 1977 printing so everything is OK.Don Erikson 18:25, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Legacy of Sorn Fen

Your verified Garan the Eternal (fifth printing) includes Legacy of Sorn Fen. All the other editions of the this publication (including your verified first printing), list it as Legacy from Sorn Fen. Would you mind double checking this title and either correct or variant as appropriate? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:14, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

It is 'from". I'll fix it.Don Erikson 18:26, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I approved those two edits, but that was the long way to do it. It also required two more steps (merging the new record and deleting the old) which I completed. The easier way would have been to use advanced search and search on a title record of "Sorn Fen" and then merge the two records (the correct one and the wrong one). In the merge, you would have selected the correct record's information. That would have done it all in one step. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:40, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Star Trek 7

I expanded the notes for Blish's Star Trek 7 adding information about secondary verifications. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:37, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

The Treasure of Tranicos

Please see this discussion regarding the title of Howard and De Camp's The Treasure of Tranicos. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 20:28, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Clone of The Anubis Gates

I'm holding your submission to clone the first printing of this because I think you may have misunderstood the statement on my verified record and the response I gave in your inquiry on my talk page.

My copy gives the art credit to Don Brautigan (note the final "n"), which is a misspelling of the artist's name (should end with "m"). Your clone submission keeps the same spelling in the Artist field, but the Note field states that your copy has a misspelled credit of Don Brautigam, when actually that is the correct spelling.

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do? Mhhutchins 18:16, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Ya, I was just coming to the conclusion the I screwed up. Now I'm sure. So just dump it.Don Erikson 18:20, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

The Stars are Ours

Replaced the Amazon image with a scan and expanded the notes slightly for [this]. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 00:23, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Likewise for [Warlock of the Witch World] --~ Bill, Bluesman 01:50, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Added a scan and date [from an ad in the back] with notes to [Witch World]. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 02:17, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Machineries of Joy

Does [this] 17th printing give a date for the 13th printing? Thanks for checking. --~ Bill, Bluesman 17:30, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Night of Light

Added some notes and replaced the cover scan of your verified (correct dimension, better definition). Thanks. Linguist 08:23, 20 June 2014 (UTC).

Time's Last Gift

Hello. After adding a note and uploading a new cover scan to your verified, I wondered whether the art credit, which is at the present time “Darrell K. Sweet”, shouldn't be changed to “Darrell Sweet”, as this is the way it appears on the copyright page. Thanks for your opinion about this. Linguist 09:04, 20 June 2014 (UTC).

Linguïst is right. I corrected the artist (and varianted the cover to “Darrell K. Sweet”). --Willem H. 19:56, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Green Queen

I added a note about the cover credit of The Green Queen per this discussion. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:27, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Mindbridge

Don, did you forget to verify [this]? I did notes, then noticed you had uploaded the image. If you don't have the book then I'll move my PV to the '1' spot. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 18:55, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Planet of the Robot Slaves

Replaced the Amazon image and corrected to artist credit for [this]. Somehow Harry Harrison was credited?? Expanded the notes, there was just one about the interior sketches. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 19:16, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Maker of Universes

Uploaded a new cover scan and expanded some notes (visible Melvyn signature; correct link format) for your verified. Thanks. Linguist 09:04, 21 June 2014 (UTC).

Great Untold Stories of Fantasy and Horror

Can you confirm the author credit of the story "Man Overboard!" (p. 164) in this publication? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 17:37, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

The table of contents and the story page credits Winston Spencer Churchill.Don Erikson 18:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll make it into a variant. Mhhutchins 19:20, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Edward Valigursky

Please see this discussion regarding covers by Edward Valigursky. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:54, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Swords Against Death

Dated [this] from printing history in the seventh printing [noted]. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:53, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

And [this] printing from the same source. --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:59, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

The Edge of Tomorrow

Expanded the notes and uploaded a new cover scan (larger, better definition) for your verified. Linguist 09:04, 24 June 2014 (UTC).

Doppelgangers

Added some notes (there were none) for your verified, and uploaded new cover scan (better quality, no creases or scuffs). Thanks. Linguist 10:27, 25 June 2014 (UTC).

Bibblings

Added better cover scan to Bibblings.SFJuggler 18:53, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Under the Canopy

Added better cover scan to Under the Canopy.SFJuggler 19:14, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Conan the Free Lance

Added notes to Conan the Free Lance.SFJuggler 01:00, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Sword of the Samurai

Added notes and links to Sword of the Samurai.SFJuggler 03:10, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Hellstar

Can you take a look at your copy of Hellstar? There's a signature in the lower left-hand corner under the ship. It says "© Ron" [over] M"<indecipherable> [over] 1984. My copy is badly creased at that point and I missed it entirely, until SFJuggler asked me about it. Thanks, Jack Sjmathis 12:55, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately mine has pretty much the same crease. So no help here.Don Erikson 18:37, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Now I pretty sure this is Ron Miller. Compare this [1] with this [2]. Though one is on two line & the the on one, they seem like the same signature.Don Erikson 00:19, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Lantern of God

I uploaded a new cover scan of of God to replace the Amazon one. I also added a note about the interior art (map).SFJuggler 18:56, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Yngling

Added better cover scan and artist note to Yngling.SFJuggler 21:31, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Assignment in Eternity

Expanded the notes for your verified, and replaced the Bookscans image by a new cover scan. Thanks. Linguist 09:53, 28 June 2014 (UTC).

The Mummy or Ramses the Damned

The cover that you added to this edition doesn't match mine. Mine has no artwork and is all black. Did you add the cover to the wrong edition? Or does your edition match all the details that I entered when I verified this one? -- JLaTondre (talk) 22:47, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

A far as I can tell it matches exactly. Maybe mine was a change in the print run, you know they probably printed a lot, maybe even divided between more than one printer. A few days ago I uploaded 2 images of Melanie Rawns DRAGON PRINCE [3], both a first printing, so it does happen. Both books should be shown & noted I guess. Ballantine seems to be good at giving correct printing numbers but then how would really know.Don Erikson 00:00, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah. It makes the dates a bit suspect, but we have to go with what's in the books. Since your image was already uploaded, I cloned the pub, uploaded my image, and then moved my verification to the new pub. You should re-verify your record to change your Primary2 to the Primary slot. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 00:38, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Worlds of Eclos

Could you have a look at [this] artwork discussion? --~ Bill, Bluesman 05:10, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The Black Cloud

Added some notes to your verified, and replaced the unsightly Amazon image with a new cover scan. Thanks. Linguist 15:16, 30 June 2014 (UTC).

"The Lost and the Founder"

Can you confirm that the piece on page 1 of this publication is credited to Jerry Pournelle? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 17:09, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I guss this is some sloppiness on my account. There's n author mentioned in the book. Stewart or Pournelle? There's no evidence one way or another, so I'm going to unverify this.Don Erikson 18:11, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
If there is no credit, then it should be credited to "uncredited". I'll correct the record, if that matches your copy, regardless of whether you choose to do a verification of it or not. Mhhutchins 18:50, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The Avenger

This is a title series and not a publication series, unless the numbering of the paperback reprints differ from the order in which the original novels were published. I've accepted the submissions and will let you decide if the series data should go into the title records or the publication records. Mhhutchins 06:02, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

They were published out of order after #4. Don Erikson 17:36, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
This record's ISBN is missing a number. And are you certain it's an ISBN? Paperback Library was rather late when it started using ISBNs. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 06:04, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
I fixed it.Don Erikson 17:36, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
The two books you added (#12 and #13) match the numbering of the title series. According to Wikipedia:
In 1972, Warner Paperback Library reprinted most of the Avenger novels in a series of paperback editions, all credited to Kenneth Robeson. After reprinting the 24 original novels (by Ernst), Warner ignored the short stories of Tepperman, and instead commissioned Ron Goulart to produce a further dozen titles. These fit chronologically after the six stories by Tepperman, but are numbered by Warner starting from #25.
So the deviation doesn't start until #25, and since we would only number the books, and not the 6 stories, it would appear that it's actually a title series. I've started doing that with the other books in the series. You can continue to add publication records to the publication series based on the numbers given in the books, but they'll probably also match the title series numbering. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:16, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Turning On

Added note about interior art by Jack Gaughan to your verified (+ content). Thanks. Linguist 09:27, 1 July 2014 (UTC).

Invasions

I expanded the notes and added a cover scan to Invasions. I also added the subtitle to "The Cloud-Men" and corrected the author credit (it was previously entered as Oliver Owen) per the story title page. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:53, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

The Big Time

Uploaded a new cover scan of your verified (correct dimension, better definition). Thanks. Linguist 16:01, 4 July 2014 (UTC).

Man the Fugitive

Added cover scan to Man the Fugitive to replace the Fantastic Fiction one.SFJuggler 17:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Escape to Tomorrow

Added better cover scan to Escape to Tomorrow.SFJuggler 17:47, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Journey into Terror

Added better cover scan to Journey into Terror.SFJuggler 17:53, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Those Who Favor Fire

Added notes about "co-author" (only mentioned on copyright page) to Those Who Favor Fire.SFJuggler 23:50, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I accepted the submission updating this record, but removed the credit to Kurland from the author field. Unless she is credited on the title page, she should not be given as an author in the publication record. If there is sufficient evidence that she is an uncredited co-author, you can variant the title record giving her as a co-author. But I'm not certain her contributions would be enough to warrant a co-author credit. Mhhutchins 01:44, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

"Till Death Do Us Part" in Witch Fantastic

Re this publication: Can you confirm that this story's author is credited (on page 168) with periods after his initials? I'm trying to determine if a variant should be made to the periodless credit. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 04:20, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Periods used on Table of Contents, story page & the acknowledgements.Don Erikson 21:43, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Good. I'll make it into a variant. Mhhutchins 22:13, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Pindharee

Added better cover scan to Pindharee.SFJuggler 21:40, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Added notes and co-author to Armageddon 2419 A.D..SFJuggler 00:26, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

You might want to flip open the cover of the later printing and see if it has the same notice concerning Spider Robinson]. If it does you might want to update the listing.SFJuggler 01:43, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Good idea. I'll do that.Don Erikson 16:33, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
If you change the author credit on a publication record, it must also be changed in the author field of the title record. In this case, this version will have to be unmerged from the title record which credits only Nowlan. But before we do that, you must confirm that Spider Robinson is credited on the title page of the book, not just in a notice. As per ISFDB standards, publication records should credit author based on the title page. If you believe that Robinson should be credited as the co-author of the work, then the title record will have to be a variant of a title record crediting both Nowlan and Robinson. Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:15, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Actually Robinson only appears on the page 1 notice in both printings.
One other thing: the artist for the back cover should not be credited in the "Cover Artist" field. That can be credited by adding a content record of INTERIORART, giving "bc" as the page number. Mhhutchins 21:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I'll hold off until the other matter is settled and go "bc" with the Ellis.Don Erikson 22:25, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I also don't understand the series into which the title has been placed. Mhhutchins 23:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers fotonovel

It appears that there are two records for the same edition of this title. The first was verified by Bluesman here and credits Jack Finney. You copy here credits Richter, which seems to be the appropriate credit since this is based on the screenplay. Also, you should consider changing it from NOVEL to CHAPTERBOOK, adding a SHORTFICTION record for the screenplay. In any case, it should be removed from the title record for Finney's novel, since this is not his novel at all. I'll direct Bluesman here so the two of you can reconcile the differences and delete one. Thanks. Mhhutchins 00:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

It's been a week, and still no resolution to the conflict. Please consider getting in touch with Bluesman to fix the problem. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:23, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Carter's Golden Cities, Far

Please see this discussion and offer an opinion if you'd care to. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:35, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Victoria Tales of Terror

Re this publication: Can you confirm that the story on page 120 is credited to "Anon." and not "Anonymous"? Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

"It is "Anon." on the ToC but "Anonymous" on the story page. So I'll change it. >>LATER<< OK so maybe I won't. If edit it as a writers name then it would change the other printings, but I don't for sure what they show. And is this treated like a pseudonym. Would you be so kind as change it, I'd probably just screw it up? Thanx.Don Erikson 21:00, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Expanded the notes for your verified, and uploaded a new cover scan (better definition, fewer creases or stains). This site credits “Solution” for the cover art. I mentioned it in the notes, but left the field blank; you might want (or not) to enter this data. Thanks. Linguist 08:38, 10 July 2014 (UTC).

L'Étonnant voyage de Hareton Ironcastle

Hello, I've put your submission on hold. I suppose it concerns this book. If it's the case, can you check the title (is it "voyage" or "aventure" ?), the publisher (likely to be "Jean-Jacques Pauvert" instead of "Jean-JacquesPauvert"). Note also that the french capitalization rules will need to be applied (no caps except for first letter and proper nouns) and the price set to "F9.00". Thanks. Hauck 20:04, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello, due to lack of response, I've rejected your submission. Don't hesitate to resubmit if necessary. Hauck 16:27, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

The Breast by Philip Roth

Added a content record to this CHAPTERBOOK record as required by ISFDB standards. Mhhutchins 03:06, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure

Can you check your copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure? Mine has 317 pages. There is also a frontispiece that looks like it might be Frazetta. Added better cover scan.SFJuggler 04:47, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Your right. I guess I didn't look past the index. In my opinion though the frontispiece doesn't look like Frazetta and is possibly from an earlier source.Don Erikson 18:31, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

The Incomplete Enchanter

Added some notes to your verified. Thanks. Linguist 08:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC).

Space on My Hands

Hello. I've got two remarks to make about this pub :

  • I can't find any indication of price (25c) on the book, but only an indirect allusion to it under the lists of hard-to-get books at the end. Shouldn't this (or some other source) be mentioned in the notes ?
  • Copyright page has : “Bantam Edition Published January, 1953" / “1st Printing.........December, 1952”. This makes me think it is the same pub (second printing) as this unverified one, where an editor has entered in the notes : “"2nd printing ....... January 1953" noted in printing history on copyright page of 3rd printing [May '80]”.

Thanks for your views on the matter. Linguist 10:34, 31 July 2014 (UTC).

Also replaced Bookscans image with a new cover scan. Linguist 10:47, 31 July 2014 (UTC).

It was a common practice at that time that paperbacks were 25¢ even if they were unmarked. But your right, it should be noted and I'll do that.
Also a common practice publishers up until the 1990's would date their books month earlier maybe to allow distribution lag time. But in this case I believe what has happened here is the "Publishing date" is the release date while the "Printing date" is the date of manufacture. If seen this in other examples of both hardback & paperback of this practice.
And besides the 3rd printing says "Bantam Edition/January 1953 2nd printing.....January 1953 3rd printing.....May 1980" which clearly shows that there were two printings in the same month. If the 1st was in December 1952 I think they would have mentioned it. But in the end it's can all be so confusing.Don Erikson 18:56, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your comments. Linguist 21:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC).
I made my comments here. Please weigh in on the cover image question. Though, I'm not sure if non moderator's can easily find the proposed replacement. You can view it here. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:10, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
I have uploaded a better cover scan (not mine, though). Would that do ? Linguist 08:21, 1 August 2014 (UTC).

1984

Added some notes to your verified, and replaced Bookscans image with a new cover scan. Thanks. Linguist 12:43, 31 July 2014 (UTC).

As far as the artist is concerned, this site credits Alan Harmon. How do you feel about it ? Thanks. Linguist 13:11, 31 July 2014 (UTC).
So does this one. Linguist 13:19, 31 July 2014 (UTC).
Look good to me.Don Erikson 18:59, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
OK, I'll update the record. Thanks. Linguist 21:21, 31 July 2014 (UTC).
See the message I've posted on Linguist's talk page concerning this cover credit. Mhhutchins 23:32, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection

Uploaded a new cover scan of your verified (better definition). Thanks. Linguist 10:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC).

Dramocles

Hello, I suppose that your copy of this french pb is this one, in this case, the title page is misleading (it's a copy of the 1st french printing) as the publisher is in fact "Le livre de poche" and the book is part of this publication series with #7099. Note also that artist already exists under a simpler canonical name here. Hauck 19:59, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Also remember to variant title records for translations to the parent title, after the submitted pubs are in the database. I've done that for the French and German titles. Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:58, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I also varianted Chasseur/victime and Der grüne Jademond. Mhhutchins 17:05, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Sheckley's Das Jäger-Spiel

Please confirm the ISBN in this publication. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:42, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Also, it's better to create variants after the title is in the database. So create a record for the translated publication. After it's in the databaase, go back and variant its title record to the original title record. Mhhutchins 19:46, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you'v not read my above request, but you can see we now have a publess title in the database. So again, it's better to create a publication record first, then variant its title record back to the original title. Mhhutchins 22:00, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I did respond. I guess it didn't go through I screwed up somehow. So, I fixed the ISBN, it was wrong on the BC but good on the copyright page. I was so happy the Babelfish correctly translated "Journey Beyond Tomorrow" I forgot to check if was already there. I'll add variants 1st from now on.Don Erikson 22:14, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
My second message was about your creating publess title records, not about the ISBN, which I saw you'd corrected because I accepted the submission. I see you're still creating these variant records first. So please do it in this order: 1. Use the "Add New Novel" (or "Collection", etc.) function to create a publication record. 2. When that submission has been accepted go to its title record and use the "Make This Title a Variant Title or Pseudonymous Work" function to variant it to the original title. Mhhutchins 22:48, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
You also may notice that you created it as an English title, although it doesn't look like English to me! Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:04, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I tought I might have after I did it. I'll more carefuller.Don Erikson 22:14, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Time to archive your talk page

Your talk page is getting very long and slow to load. Did you need help to archive the older messages? Mhhutchins 22:03, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes. I'm going to need help. Do I use the move page? My technical prowess is not the greatest. Don Erikson 22:18, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Again, creating variants without publications

Please don't create variant title records for translated titles. Just create the publication records for the translated publication and then variant its title to the original. Mhhutchins 22:56, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Saki's The Brogue

In your verified Incredible Tales, there are two listings for "The Brogue" (page 91 and page 97). Is this intentional? If so, would you please add notes to the publication and the title records that these are different stories? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:06, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

I've seem to have misplaced, misshelved, or mis-something this book. I;ll keep looking.~~

Multiface

Added exact publication date [from Review slip] to [this]. --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:33, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

The Man Who Counts

Exact date of publication, from Review slip, added to [this] --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:42, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

The Long Way Home

Exact publication date, from Review slip, added to [this] --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:46, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

A Far Sunset

Exact publication date, from Review slip, added to [this] --~ Bill, Bluesman 00:41, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

The Cave of Time

The 1st through 6th printings for 278293 include the note "Date from 7th printing."

Could you please check your verified 7th printing of The Cave of Time to see if the printing history table has June 1979 for both the 1st and 2nd printing? I have the 12th printing and it has:

A Bantam Book / July 1979
2nd printing ... June 1979
...

If Bantam received enough book orders prior to a planned July 1979 release it's possible they did a second print run in June. For now, I've added a note to the 1st printing about what the 12th printing states. --Marc Kupper|talk 20:38, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I know it's confusing but that's what it says.Don Erikson 17:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Dreamsnake

Hi. You left a note on my talk page that you added the Canadian price to this pub. Since the note is 5 months old I thought you wouldn't notice any changes I made to it, so I'm taking the discussion here to your talk page. Anyway, I double-checked the book and I couldn't find a Canadian price on it, only U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Rep. of Ireland (all on the back cover). I noticed, though, that the pub record, as it currently stands, does not contain the Canadian price you were talking about, so there is no actual issue. I just wanted to let you know my findings, in case you wish to comment. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 09:00, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I think it was autocorrect. I may have tried to note other international prices.Don Erikson 17:27, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The Lad and the Lion

Hi, according to Ace Image Library and Illustration Exchange, the cover artist for this publication is Sanjulian. Could you perform the update? Horzel 13:46, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I added it.Don Erikson 18:43, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Wizard of Tizare

Hi. You are listed as the primary verifier for The Wizard of Tizare. My copy has "Wizard of Tizare" (no "The") on the title page and throughout and the publication date is given as January 1990 rather than 1989. Locus1 gives "The Wizard of Tizare" published in Jan 1990. Are you happy for me to make these changes and verify? --AliHarlow 20:27, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

I guess you see what you expect to see. I'll fix it.Don Erikson 20:40, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Starfall

I've replaced the Amazon cover of this pub with a scan of the cover at a higher resolution. Jack Sjmathis 14:18, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The Fall of the Towers

You have verified this, this and this. Please enter the discussion on the community portal whether we can eliminate two title records that are included in your pubs. Thanks, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 18:51, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Also, can you confirm that the afterword in this verified record is correctly titled? I have a later printing of this omnibus and the title is "Author's Afterword". Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 23:14, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes it is. Same as the earlier Ace printing.Don Erikson 23:16, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Just to be clear, the record I linked above is the first Ace omnibus printing. Are you saying that this afterword appears in an earlier Ace printing of one or more of the individual works of the series? Mhhutchins 23:28, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry. I got it turned around. The text pf both Ace printings are he same.Don Erikson 17:35, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Out of the Dead City

To make the publication record match what was stated in the publication I updated a your verified Out of the Dead City to change the title of the introduction from Introduction (Out of the Dead City) to Author's Note (The Fall of the Towers) and also made this a variant title of Author's Note on the Revision of this Edition (The Fall of the Towers).

I also added a title note to Author's Note on the Revision of this Edition as the text of the essays is not exactly exactly the same. --Marc Kupper|talk 01:29, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I also updated the notes with

  • This publication does not contain the Prologue that appears in other editions.

--Marc Kupper|talk 01:42, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

The Last Unicorn

I added a note as to the SBN in this printing of Beagle's The Last Unicorn per this discussion. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:29, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Fox's Earth

I could find nothing that indicates this is a work of speculative fiction. Can you confirm that it is? Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I was only going by the back cover blurbs which are pretty vague. With words like "possessed", "evil" & "unholy" I guess these could be found on many Gothic romances too. After reading some reviews on line I say forget it.Don Erikson 20:07, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:42, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Sentinels of / from Space

User Horzel made me aware of the difference between the cover and the titlepage of this verified pub. I changed the title from "Sentinels of Space" to "Sentinels from Space", and added a note. Thanks, --Willem H. 09:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

The Third Galaxy Reader

I have a copy of this pub that you verified. I took the liberty to change the name of the author of the story "Ends as a World" from "Floyd L. Wallace" to "F. L. Wallace", because that's what is on the title page 37. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 17:39, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

A Plague of Masters

Your verified Flandry of Terra contains A Plague of Masters. Other editions of this Ace publication have been recently corrected to The Plague of Masters. Would you mind double checking the "A" vs. "The" in yours? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:50, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

It is "The".Don Erikson 23:27, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Changed to the "The" version. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 01:10, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Lecher

The title, not you ... ;-))) The cover of [this] has a blurb that says "An original Nightstand Book" but the publisher in the record is "Newstand". Which is correct? --~ Bill, Bluesman 23:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Your right. 2 Ss. I'll fix it.Don Erikson 23:17, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Yow am I stupid!! I'll fix.Don Erikson 23:20, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I guess working in the newspaper biz for 20+ years has an effect.Don Erikson 23:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
It never ceases to amaze what the mind sees, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary!! Hang in there, youngster, you'll survive!!  ;-))) --~ Bill, Bluesman 23:37, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

The Werewolf Principle

Re this record: Perhaps you meant to remove the note about no printing stated? When you're adding a new publication/edition/printing to a title, it's usually best to use the "Add Publication to This Title" function instead of the "Clone This Pub" function. You avoid the possibility of accidentally failing to replace or delete data from the parent publication record. I would suggest only using the "Clone" function if you're adding a record which has similar contents, like a COLLECTION or ANTHOLOGY. Thanks. Mhhutchins 00:26, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes I meant to remove it, and will. I try to only clone when there's only slight difference and a usable cover scan. I'll be more careful in the future.Don Erikson 23:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Petaja's Saga of Lost Earths

I added the Reginald1 number to the notes for Petaja's Saga of Lost Earths and converted the Worldcat number to a link. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:24, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

When We Were Good

I think the record you want to add is identical to this one. Don't let the link to the Amazon image fool you. Just because it has a Canadian maple leaf doesn't mean the record stands for the Canadian edition. We can't control Amazon or its partners from changing the image files. If you don't have a scanner, I can scan my copy and upload it to the ISFDB server. Mhhutchins 04:26, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

You're right. I jumped to a conclusion based on the cover. I have it in my scan pile and will upload it soon. a An entry for the Canadian printing should be done too, right?Don Erikson 05:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure, if someone has a copy, or a reliable secondary source. Mhhutchins 05:23, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells

Re the content titles in this record: Please join in this discussion when you get a chance. Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Still need your voice in this discussion. Wouldn't want to change your verified record without it. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:09, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Satellite Science Fiction: June 1957

I added an art credit to Satellite Science Fiction: June 1957 for the story Ben's Idea. The artwork is the only signed artwork in the magazine. I hope that this is okay. MLB 00:59, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

I changed the credit to John Schoenherr based on the visible signature "Schoenherr". Mhhutchins 01:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

By-the-way, did you know that there is a Hugo Gernsback editorial reprinted on page 95 and it is not credited on the contents page? MLB 01:02, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

There Will Be Time

I added a cover image based on my verification to [this pub]. Doug 15:00, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for God of Tarot

Replaced Amazon image with uploaded scan of my copy of God of Tarot. OK eh? Doug 16:02, 4 September 2014 (UTC).

Piers Anthony Race Against Time

I have replaced the Amazon image in this pub with one I have scanned. Doug 20:59, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Piers Anthony Shade of the Tree

Replaced the Amazon cover for this pub with a scan. Doug 21:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Piers Anthony Vision of Tarot

Replaced the Amazon image of Piers Anthony's Vision of Tarot with one I scanned. Doug 14:05, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov Earth is Room Enough

I replaced your upload for Asimov's Earth is Room Enough as part of the price had been marked out. Mine also has slightly greater resolution. Details available on the image page. Doug 14:22, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Fantastic Science-Fiction Art, 1926-1954

I added a few notes to this verified pub. Thanks, --Willem H. 18:49, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

John Brunner Blacklash

I have replaced the image for Blacklash from Bookscans with a scan from my copy. Doug 18:57, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Martin Caidin Four Came Back

Replaced the Fantastic Fiction image of Martin Caidin's Four Came Back with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 19:29, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Martin Caidin The Mendelov Conspiracy

Replaced the Amazon image of Martin Caidin's The Mendelov Conspiracy with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 21:54, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Lou Cameron Cybernia

Replaced the Amazon image of Lou Cameron's Cybernia with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 22:00, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Arthur C. Clarke A Fall of Moondust

Replaced the Amazon image of Arthur C. Clarke's A Fall of Moondust with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 13:39, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Samuel Delaney's Dhalgren

Replaced the Amazon image of Samuel Delaney's Dhalgren with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 14:53, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Carole Nelson Douglas' Six of Swords

Replaced the Fantastic Fiction image of Carole Nelson Douglas' Six of Swords with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 15:55, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions

Replaced the Fantastic Fiction image of Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 17:36, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Harlan Ellison's Paingod and Other Delusions

Replaced the Amazon image of Harlan Ellison's Paingod and Other Delusions with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 17:45, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Kenneth C. Flint's Storm Upon Ulster

Replaced the Fantastic Fiction image of Kenneth C. Flint's Storm Upon Ulster with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 18:37, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Charles Fontenay's The Day the Oceans Overflowed

Replaced the Amazon image of Charles Fontenay's The Day the Oceans Overflowed with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 18:45, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Alan Dean Foster's Son of Spellsinger

Replaced the Amazon image of Alan Dean Foster's Son of Spellsinger with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 14:09, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Alan Dean Foster's The Moment of the Magician

Replaced the Amazon image of Alan Dean Foster's The Moment of the Magician with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 15:26, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for David Gerrold's When Harlie was One

Replaced the Amazon image of David Gerrold's When Harlie was One with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 16:04, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Barbara Hambly's The Armies of Daylight

Replaced the Amazon image of Barbara Hambly's The Armies of Daylight with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 20:21, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Update image for Barbara Hambly's The Witches of Wenshar

Replaced the Amazon image of Barbara Hambly's The Witches of Wenshar with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary4 reference. Doug 20:44, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Updating image for Harry Harrison's The Deathworld Trilogy

Replaced the Amazon image of Harry Harrison's The Deathworld Trilogy with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 22:00, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Adding image for Frank Herbert's Santaroga Barrier

Added old scan of my copy for Frank Herbert's Santaroga Barrier. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 13:29, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Mercedes Lackey's Arrow's Flight

Replaced the Amazon image of Mercedes Lackey's Arrow's Flight with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 13:57, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Ursula K LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven

Replaced the Amazon image of Ursula K LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 14:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness

Replaced the reference to the Fantastic Fiction image of Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness with the original scan. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 14:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Patricia A. McKillip's The Riddle-Master of Hed

Replaced the Amazon image of Patricia A. McKillip's The Riddle-Master of Hed with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 17:34, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Andre Norton's Breed To Come

Replaced the Amazon image of Andre Norton's Breed To Come with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Looks like you scanned this long ago, but never updated the publication. Doug 21:16, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Andre Norton's Garan the Eternal

Replaced the incorrect image of Andre Norton's Garan the Eternal (wrong code/price in top corner) with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary5 reference. Doug 22:32, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

New image for Andre Norton's Zarsthor's Bane

Replaced the Amazon image of Andre Norton's Zarsthor's Bane with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 00:18, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Replaced the Amazon image of Frederik Pohl's Gateway with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 13:16, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Jerry Pournelle's Men of War

Replaced the Amazon image of Jerry Pournelle's Men of War with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 13:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Rudy Rucker's Wetware

Replaced the Fantastic Fiction image of Rudy Rucker's Wetware with one I scanned. Actually the same image I loaded for them. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 14:45, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Paula Volsky's The Luck of Relian Kru

Replaced the Amazon image of Paula Volsky's The Luck of Relian Kru with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 15:44, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

The Crossroads of Time

Replaced the Amazon image for this pub that you verified with your own ISFDB cover scan. It's funny, I wanted to upload my own scan, but then the wiki software told me about the scan that you had uploaded almost 6 years ago. I assume you forgot to update the pub record at that time. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 19:45, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

The first editing of the ISFDB was adding Norton cover images any years ago. Many weren't used because I didn't know what I was doing. BTW if you upload a new image for an old one hosted by ISFDB sometimes it initially won't show the new one until the hardware has a chance to catch up, but it has gone through. I learned this the hard way, trying to fix something that ain't broke.Don Erikson 05:14, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Star Trek Log Seven

Re this publication and this one: Can you confirm that there are two novels in these books, one credited to Foster and the other credited to Foster and John Culver? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 00:26, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

There is only one novel THE COUNTER-CLOCK INCIDENT from the script by Culver I guess I shoulda caught that..Don Erikson 05:07, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Catseye

Hi, the cover artist for your verified this is John Schoenherr, according to auction site ha.com. Could you perform the update? Thanks! Horzel 21:26, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Update done did.Don Erikson 19:18, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Second Stage Lensmen/Lensman

I have a question about a couple of your verified Second Stage Lensmen, specifically the 8th printing and the 11th printing of the Pyramid edition. The title says "Second Stage Lensmen" (with an "e"), but the cover says "Lensman" (with an "a"). Could you please check what it says on the title page? TIA! Ahasuerus 14:42, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

I changed the title. Because both title version exist I hope this simple spelling change is enough to do the job.Don Erikson 19:21, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for checking! I have unmerged these two publications from the "e" title and merged them with the "a" title, so now we are all set :-) Ahasuerus 22:55, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
According to Willem, who owns the 9th printing, it's "Lensman" on the cover, but "Lensmen" on the title page. Could you please check your printings to see if it's done the same way? TIA! Ahasuerus 00:24, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Who is Ronald Reagan?

I approved this before I noticed that you probably wanted to put that in the image URL field instead of the artist. I confess that I sometimes make that same mistake myself. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:58, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Earth

Replaced the Amazon image of Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Earth with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 13:55, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov's Prelude to Foundation

Replaced the Amazon image of Isaac Asimov's Prelude to Foundation with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 14:04, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Greg Bear's / (Slant)

Replaced the Amazon image of Greg Bear's / (Slant) with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 14:24, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Something Wicked This Way Comes

You verified a the 19th printing of this book . The 16th and 18th take their date from this edition. I have the 17th. Can you provide a date for it? Thanks. Doug 03:07, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Both the 19th & 20th printings say January, 1977.Don Erikson 18:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Close Encounters fotonovel

Re this publication: I rearranged the title, placing "Fotonovel" into parentheses. Also, I changed the type from NOVEL to CHAPTERBOOK, which seems to be the closer type of the two. Thanks. Mhhutchins

Penelope or Phyllis?

The title given on the cover of this publication doesn't match the publication record. Does the title page give a different title? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 17:37, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

It is all wrong. I've requested the removal of this Publication, PHYLLIS, as it is the wrong info for this title. I will then enter the book PENELOPE under its own name.Don Erikson 19:54, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
But the cover matches everything about the record except for the title. Is it possible that the record was just entered under the wrong title record? If that's so, just correct the title field and then unmerge it from its current title record. There was no need to remove the image from the record or delete the record from the database. Mhhutchins 20:09, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Winds of Darkover

Replaced the Amazon image of Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Winds of Darkover with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 12:51, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Orson Scott Card's The Worthing Chronicle

Replaced the Fantastic Fiction image of Orson Scott Card's The Worthing Chronicle with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 18:47, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Jack L. Chalker's The Identity Matrix

Replaced the Amazon image of Jack L. Chalker's The Identity Matrix with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 12:39, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Empire

Added an image to Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Empire. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 14:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov's Second Foundation

Added an image to Isaac Asimov's Second Foundation. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 14:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Jack L. Chalker's Echoes of the Well of Souls

Replaced the Amazon image of Jack L. Chalker's Echoes of the Well of Souls with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary4 reference.

The Rakehells of Heaven

I added the cover artist and a note about the source to this verified pub. --Willem H. 08:51, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon at War

Replaced the Amazon image of Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon at War with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Added note about Canadian cover price. Doug 17:31, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

The Pirates of Zan

Replaced the Amazon image for this pub that you verified with an ISFDB cover scan. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 19:51, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Virgin of Zesh & Tower of Zanid

Since [this] contains a novel, do you think it should be an omnibus instead of a collection? --~ Bill, Bluesman 00:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

I'd say this is an omnibus.Don Erikson 20:59, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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