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Hello, Taweiss, and welcome to the ISFDB Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:32, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

As stated on the upload page, cover images should be no more than 600 pixels along the largest dimension. I have resized your image appropriately. Also, adding an image to a publication is a two step process. Now that you have uploaded it, you need to add it to the publication. Please see Help:How to upload images to the ISFDB wiki. If you have questions, please ask at ISFDB:Help desk. Thanks for participating. -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:32, 16 February 2014 (UTC) Thanks for fixing my image. I believe its linked correctly now. TAWeiss 16:12, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

The First Men in the Moon

When you run into a big price discrepancy, such as $0.60 vs. $1.25, chances are very good it indicates two different printings of the same book. Sometimes for newer books you'll get a pre-announced price that differs a little (by $1 or $0.50) from the actual selling price, but for those you can usually tell the data came from a pre-release announcement. So in this case, it would have been better to clone the existing publication and make the price $1.25 in the new copy. I cloned it to keep a copy with the $0.60 and then accepted your edits (don't forget to include the currency symbol on prices -- I added the '$'), so now we have two Magnum editions. Thanks, and thank you for contributing. --MartyD 11:39, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

I have a number of Magnum editions. I will clone the others as appropriate. Thanks for the guidance. TAWeiss 16:14, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Bradbury's "The Ardent Blasphemers"

I rejected the submission to change the date of this title. If the work was first published in 1962, then the record can not be dated 1961-09-15. That may the date the author wrote it, but the ISFDB dates a work to its first publication, not the date it's written. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:23, 27 February 2014 (UTC) Agreed. Thanks for clarifying. TAWeiss 19:35, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Poe collection

Is the author's middle name credited as "Allen" in this collection? Mhhutchins 20:31, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

BTW, when responding to a wiki posting, add a colon (:) at the start of the response. This will separate and indent if from the previous comment, making it easy to follow the discussion. Then add another colon to each successive response. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:33, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again. I will be far more careful with my typing ( and cutting and pasting). Allan is the spelling throughout. I can correct it.
BTW, How do I link to short stories directly from the author's list? TAWeiss 20:37, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
You have to merge the title records. After you've made the corrections to the publication (and its contents), go to his summary page and click on the link "Check for Duplicate Titles" under the Editing Tools menu. Check the boxes for each of duplicate titles (one submission per title). You will have to reconcile the differences. In most cases, keep the earliest date, and choose to retain any series data or notes. (Don't forget to add another colon for each successive message in a wiki posting. I've done it for you in this case. Look at the raw edit to see how it's done.) Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:58, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Got it. TAWeiss 21:00, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Ancient Sorceries

Since there is a printed price on this book you can remove the note that Tuck is the source. Thanks. Mhhutchins 23:46, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

I'll take care of it. TAWeiss 23:57, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Proper HTML

I've corrected a few of your records which contained malformed HTML in the Note field. If you look at this record, you'll see what I mean. Observe how the Bibliographic Comments field aligns with the notes, and not with the other field. This was caused by not closing the HTML unnumbered line list function in the Note field. You don't have to close a <li>, but you must close a <ul> with a </ul> at the end of the list. Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:33, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I see. Thanks for all of your help. TAWeiss 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

4th printing of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Is the ISBN you entered into this record stated, or derived from an SBN or catalog number? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 21:48, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

It's an SBN. I had thought I should translate and report it as an ISBN. TAWeiss 22:57, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

The Devil's Playground

The record you added was for an edition which was already in the database. You may not have saw it because it is pseudonymously published (as "Kenneth Robeson") and appeared on the summary page of the canonical author, Alan Hathaway. It's a good idea to do a search by title when you don't see it on an author's page. I will delete the first record when you've had a chance to read this message. Mhhutchins 05:14, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. That clears things up. TAWeiss 11:52, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Catalog numbers for the Doc Savage Bantam editions

I read your message in the "Note to Moderator" field concerning your wanting to change the catalog numbers in this series to be consistent. (Actually, such messages should be posted on the Moderator Noticeboard. The "Note to Moderator" field should only be used to give additional information to the one person who is moderating the submission to help in the decision to accept or reject it. Concerns which are not limited to the single publication which you are addng or updating should be brought before the larger group. Thanks.)

As long as there's only a catalog number and not an ISBN, feel free to update the records. There is no policy about which catalog number to use, when there are multiple numbers printed on a publication. I usually check to see how other publications have been entered from the same publisher in the same time period. It seems that for Bantam Books it's usually the letter-number code printed on the front cover. I see that user Dcarson (who primary verified many records in this series) chose to use the catalog number on the spine (which added the publisher identifier before the number, followed by the price code.) It looks like it's been almost a year to the day since he posted his last contribution to the wiki, so feel free to change these records to give the cover catalog number in the "ISBN/Catalog #" field, and move the spine catalog number to the Note field so that data will not be lost. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:39, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

I'll take care of it. TAWeiss 22:22, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Star King

I'm holding your submission to add a publication for this title. It appears to be close to this record which is titled The Star King, while you submission titles it as just Star King. If the title page drops "The", please notify the primary verifiers of the current record to discuss changing the record. If not, you can cancel the submission in the queue. Thanks. Mhhutchins 23:21, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I see it now. I've withdrawn the submissionTAWeiss 00:47, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

The Broken Sword

The note in this record dates it as March 1977, but the date field gives November 1981. Which is correct? Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:45, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps you meant to update this record? Mhhutchins 16:46, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

This record is the correct one. I cut and pasted incorrectly. I have submitted the correction. TAWeiss 21:16, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I accepted the submission, but am puzzled that there are now two records stating "Third Printing". Mhhutchins 21:19, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Fixed that as well. Should be fourth printing. TAWeiss 21:36, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

The Hunger Games - 15th printing

I zeroed out the date of 2008-10-00 from this record. The 15th printing would have to have appeared sometime after that. Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:35, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that TAWeiss 20:40, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

A Princess of Mars

Re this record: If you're doing a primary verification of a publication record, you can remove the source of the data from the Note field. If any of the data isn't from the primary source (the book itself), then state which data is from another source. Otherwise, it's assumed that all of the data is from the book itself when a record is primary verified. Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:37, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Makes sense. I'll care of it for this pub and others that I primarily verify. TAWeiss 20:39, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Date for gutter code N17 on Dilvish, the Damned

Hi. I accepted your submission adding a note about gutter code N17 to Dilvish, the Damned. From where did you get the April, 1985 date you included in the comment? I'm thinking this is likely to be an early 1983 gutter code, which would correspond to when this was first an SFBC selection. Thanks. --MartyD 03:15, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Typo on my part. I meant to put 1983. Thanks for catching that. I'll fix it. TAWeiss 10:43, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

A Discovery of Witches

I zeroed out the publication date field of this record as it's not likely that it went through 6 printings before the publication date. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

As always, thanks! TAWeiss 02:23, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


Have held your submission as there is a tenth printing with the same date. I believe getting the printing from the number line but where did the date come from? Often Bantam would have a printing history that might end with "10th printing ... [date]" but the number line would end in '11'. Doesn't mean the date for the 10th is carried over to the 11th. If that's the case here, you'd have an undated printing, but, check in the back. Bantam was always current with their ads and they nearly always have date codes. Multiple ads can have different, those close together, date codes. I pick the latest one and put that in the date field, with a note as to source, of course. Also, a printing history is given in [this] record which has the date for the 11th printing as July 1980. --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:51, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that. I had meant to enter date unknown for the 11th printing since I only had printing dates for the preceding 10 printings on the title page. I'm looking at the ad codes. One of the ad offer expires on 1/81 and has a code of SF2-7/80. That correlates well with the date you've seen in the other entry. Do you want me to re-submit or can you fix it? TAWeiss 22:11, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
I'll accept it and you can fix it. Please note the source for the date. ["Printing History of X printing, give date or our record number]. It's always worth the time to peruse records, especially for titles that are reprinted many, many times. Sooner or later the publisher will give a printing history and hopefully an industrious editor will record it. Sometimes it's quite a bit of work [check out some of Bradbury's titles, with 50+ printings]. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 22:22, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

The Way of the Wizard

I accepted the submission to accept the content record for "Aknowledgements" [sic] in this record. Is this more than a list of "thank you"s? 01:52, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

It appeared on the table of contents, so I added it, but yes, it's merely a list of "Thank you's which normally wouldn't be listed. It can be removed. TAWeiss 12:44, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

I added the Canadian price to your verified

I added the Canadian price to your verified [1].Don Erikson 22:33, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks TAWeiss 19:56, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Traitor to the Living

Added some notes and uploaded a new cover scan for your verified. Thanks. Linguist 09:13, 23 June 2014 (UTC).

Looks good. Thanks!TAWeiss 00:02, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Skin Game

I added the LCCN and some other minor information to the Notes for your verified Skin Game. Looking forward to reading it! BungalowBarbara 03:37, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Philip Jose Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Replaced the Amazon image of Philip Jose Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 13:57, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Looks goodTAWeiss 13:59, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Paladin of Souls

Re this publication: A fifth printing wouldn't have the same date as the first...unless it was a VERY popular title. Does your copy have a stated date of publication? If not please zero out the date field. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:13, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Since you didn't respond, I'm assuming the book isn't dated, so I zeroed out the publication date. Mhhutchins 21:52, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

The Dreaming Jewels

Can you confirm the price and the unstated publication date of this printing? We have another record which is close to yours in most details, but has a slightly higher price and a publication date. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 02:33, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

I had the missed the date. The price is correct.TAWeiss 23:17, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Life. the Universe...

I accepted the submission adding this record to the database, but zeroed out the publication date field to indicate an unknown date. It's not likely that the fifth printing appeared in the same month as the first printing. Thanks. 21:50, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks TAWeiss 02:06, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Sourcing data for non-primary verified records

The source for the data given in this record should have been recorded in the "Note" field. Anything recorded in the "Note to Moderator" field disappears the moment the submission is accepted. Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:46, 5 January 2015 (UTC) Thanks for the clarification. TAWeiss 22:54, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Entering book club editions

Because these editions lack so much vital bibiliographical data, we've created special rules about entering them into the database. I've adjusted the update you made to this record accordingly. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 19:38, 18 January 2015 (UTC) Got it! 01:09, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing the entry. TAWeiss 01:11, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Two artists credited for a single cover art

When two artists in collaboration are credited for a single work of art used for the cover of a publication, you should enter that credit as follows:

When creating the publication record, only credit one of them. Once the submission is accepted, go back to the publication record and click on the "Cover:" link which carries you to the COVERART record. Click on "Edit Title Data" link under the Editing Tools menu. On the next screen, click on the "Add Author" button which opens a new entry box. Enter the name of the second artist and submit. (There's a bug in the software which prevents a user from adding both artists in the original submission.)

When there are two covers (like Ace Doubles), and there are two different works of art created by two different artists not in collaboration, do the following:

When creating the publication record, enter the first artist in the Artist1 field, then click the button labeled "Add Artist" which creates the Artist2 field into which you can credit the second artist.

Never enter artists as "Leo and Diane Dillon" into one field. This creates a new person with that name. I have fixed the artist credit of this publication. Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:15, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for the clarificationTAWeiss 01:55, 23 January 2015 (UTC)


I added a gutter code for Triad from the SFBC. Bob 22:48, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

GoodTAWeiss 17:48, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Making a Chair

Sorry, I approved a submission to change this title to POEM, without realising that it appears in a primary verified publication (verified by you). Could you please check if this does qualify as a poem? Thanks, Stonecreek 14:47, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

It's a poem. The change is fine. TAWeiss 00:17, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

The Somnambulist

I have put your submission on hold to change this publication, because the proposed page count of 353+12+7 is somewhat irritating and not meaningful without a further explanation and because you deleted the note "This includes an essay by the author on some historical details, and an interview with his [Barnes] fictional detective.", again without an explanation: So, please do explain on your changes here. Stonecreek 18:55, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

After more than a week without a response I rejected the submission. Stonecreek 08:20, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

"The Dreaming Jewels", by Theodore Sturgeon

I added a cover image to your verified publication. I'm pretty sure this is the right image, but I encourage you to compare this against your own copy. The "Dell SF" just to the left of "Jewels" in the title is pretty distinctive, I suspect. Chavey 09:03, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

OkTAWeiss 19:17, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

"The Silver Sun", by Nancy Springer

You verified this printing as having a cover by Sofia Grunfeld. Don Erickson verified another printing with the same cover (zoomed out a bit) as having the cover by Carl Lundgren. They can't both be correct. Could you please check your publication again for the credit to this cover? Chavey 15:33, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Don Erickson looked at the book again, and Lundgren is listed as the cover artist, while Sofia Grunfeld is credited only for "Interior Design", which we don't normally include in the formal credits (although occasionally editors will put such credits in the notes). So I have take the liberty of changing that cover credit to Carl Lundgren. Chavey 05:24, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. TAWeiss 19:17, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Sandman collection

This publication can not have a 1991 date of publication if it is a sixth printing with a 1995 introduction. Unless there is a specified date of publication for this printing, you should zero out the publication date field. The ISBN-13 would indicate a printing sometime after 2005. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:05, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

I removed the extraneous content NOVEL record. A publication typed as NOVEL is automatically given a NOVEL content record so it should not be added again when you create or update the publication record. Mhhutchins 18:05, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

I'll fix the reference, and make sure that I create the remaining publications correctly. Thanks for your help.TAWeiss 21:32, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

The Sandman Collection titles

To my knowledge, we don't have a standard, but a common practice for titles in series is to eliminate the collection name from the title (so instead of SERIES: TITLE or TITLE: SERIES, just use TITLE). Then, if the title page uses the series as supertitle or subtitle, include it in the publication title. That helps avoid having a series-less title be a variant of a title containing the series name when one runs into a publication that does not include that super/subtitle. You can see if you go here that The Sandman Collection's entries have not been handled consistently. I accepted your edit to add it to one of them, but it might be better to remove "The Sandman:" from the titles. I will point the other moderators to this in case someone thinks you should do otherwise, so wait a bit to see if anyone objects. --MartyD 10:30, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. Should I go ahead and fix them all?TAWeiss 17:23, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that would be a good thing. --MartyD 00:30, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Will do.TAWeiss 00:37, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

"Wild Angel", by Pat Murphy

I corrected a note in your verified book. It had said "First edition by number line". This was, however, the second edition -- the first edition being the Tor hardcover. I corrected that to "First printing by number line". Chavey 04:37, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks!TAWeiss 16:55, 21 September 2015 (UTC)


Found a good Bantam/Spectra cover scan for Silverthorn, which you verified... Susan O'Fearna 06:35, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks TAWeiss 16:55, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Is it a typo?

For "An Essary" in this title could be one. Stonecreek 19:15, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I've updated the record. TAWeiss 02:11, 31 October 2015 (UTC)


As you can see here on Flickr, there's a signature "Blanchard" in the lower right corner of the front cover. Therefore the cover artist of this is (Robert or Bob?) Blanchard, not Richard Powers. Thanks. Horzel 23:36, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Good catch! Please update the record. Thanks TAWeiss 02:09, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Doc Savage novels

Hi. In your verified 5th printing of The Fantastic Island your edition didn't have a printing date. My 7th printing says it's July 1969. Do you want to add it to your pub? Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 03:20, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Submitted change for cover artist of Meteor Menace from Jim Aviati to James Avati.

I've updated the record. Thanks for the informationTAWeiss 14:33, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Science Fiction Adventures in Dimension

FYI, I'm updating the publication date for your verified book, based on Cole's Checklist of SF Anthologies Markwood 00:27, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks!TAWeiss 19:29, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

The History of Middle Earth

As a verifier of one of the volumes of The History of Middle Earth, I would like to ask your input on an issue of authorship. Most of the title records for volumes in this series list both J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien as authors. Two do not (Vols. 1 and 10). Christopher is credited with editorship on the title pages, but his contributions go well beyond those of the average editor. On the other hand, strictly speaking an editor of a collection is not given author status on ISFDB. The exception to this rule that has given Christopher author status for most of these books is likely a judgment by ISFDB editors that the fraction of content he has contributed to these books warrants it.

Please see <a href="">this entry</a> at the help desk for arguments on both sides.

I would like to get your opinion on this, so that a consensus can be reached and all of the volumes be credited in a consistent way. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks, Ldb001 19:59, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

The Sandman: The Doll's House

Would you please double check the interior art credits for The Sandman: The Doll's House? The first artist is listed as Mike Drigenberg. However, his real name is Mike Dringenberg (with an 'n' before the 'g'). Looking at your scanned cover, it shows the 'n' present. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:10, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Good catch! I've made the fixTAWeiss 19:29, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac

Hi. I accepted your modifications to The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, but I see you left in the note about "Data from Amazon and Locus Magazine...". Since you have the book, you should change that to refer only to data elements not found in the book. For example, if there were no publication date in the book, you might make it read: "Publication date from Amazon as of 2015-12-29". If you need help figuring out how best to change it, let me know. Thanks. --MartyD 12:35, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Will do.TAWeiss 16:21, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

The Laughing Sutra

From descriptions I've found of this work, it doesn't appear to be speculative fiction. Can you supply further information to show that it's eligible for the database? Also, a book from 1992 wouldn't have an ISBN-13. And $10.00 seems high for a 1992 mass-market paperback ("pb"). Perhaps it's a trade paperback ("tp")? Thanks. Mhhutchins|talk 16:52, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

From what I read, there's a "magical" scroll and an immortal character. Left to my own devices, I won't accept it but we already have texts with thinner spec-fic contents (IMHO of course). Hauck 17:47, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
I just finished reading it. One of the main characters is an immortal with exceptional strength who has been involved through thousands of years of Chinese history. It has more fantastic elements than other books I've read that are in the database. That being said, I'm ambivalent about adding it. It's size is a bit odd, so I expect that it should be labeled a "tp". If the consensus is to add it, then I can fix the ISBN as well.TAWeiss 18:59, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
I've accepted the publication and made the following changes: the ISBN is the ISBN-10, the publisher is Vintage Books, the publication series is Vintage Contemporaries, and the format is "tp". (It's 21 cm / 8 inches tall which well qualifies it as a trade paperback.) If any of this isn't as stated in your publication, please let me know. I also added a link to the cover image on Amazon, and changed the title's publication date to 1991-01-16, which is the date of the work's first publication. (The publication record's date remains as you entered it.) Thanks. Mhhutchins|talk 20:13, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. It looks good to me now. TAWeiss 16:32, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

The Men Who Smiled

Hi. Concerning your 2nd verified edition of the above. I've found an ISBN for this which is derived from the book's # by adding a zero to the beginning and a nine to the end which seems to work, namely "0553048759". Should we put this into the ISBN field and add the existing Catalog ID# to the notes with the other one? Also, the link in the notes no longer works. I'd also like to add the OCLC number that I found: OCLC: <a href="">6506640</a>, and a couple of notes from the copyright page. Do you have any objections? Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 00:32, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Doug, Your updates sounds good to me. The one change I'd check with the moderators is promoting the 8 character catalog number (presumably an SBN) into an ISBN. I remember making that kind of change when I first started editing, and my impression was that was not acceptable. Tom TAWeiss 01:48, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Tom - good idea. I'll check the help files again & then post it on the help desk. Doug / Vornoff 04:02, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Submitted notes but, on advice from the Help Desk, did not alter or add info on the derived ISBN. Doug / Vornoff 18:07, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Changes to Moon Called

Hi, I've made some minor changes to your verified entry for Moon Called. There are additions to the notes about the contents of copyright page, appearance of cover, and exact publication date. Nothing essential, just stuff I like to include when verifying (which I'm about to do as well). Also, I have changed the name of the map from "Moon Called (map)" to "The Tri-Cites (map for Moon Called)" to be consistent with the rest of the books in the series (see listing for Michael Enzweiler). And I've added page numbers to the contents. OK? BungalowBarbara 23:00, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

All sounds good to meTAWeiss 23:43, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

The Martian

I have updated your verified The Martian to add a note and title for the artwork in the background of the title page. --Marc Kupper|talk 09:01, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

okTAWeiss 23:15, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Traitor to the Living UK edition

I added the cover artist, Joe Petango, for this edition [[2]]. Zlan52 23:26, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

OkTAWeiss 19:10, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
First, it's Joe Petagno, and second, a Tumblr page is not proof enough (though the llstyle very much points to Joe Petagno). Horzel 12:18, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
I agree, credit deleted. Hauck 14:34, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

The Book of Three

Hi. You verified The Book of Three Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1983 (Book Club Edition of 5th printing, or 5th printing of Book Club Edition, or the 5th printing of the Laurel-Leaf is the Book Club printing) P499991.

Is cover artist Jean-Leon Huens identified in the book?

I have the undated 13th printing, same ISBN and front cover except price US $2.95 (bold) over CAN $3.95 (light). The cover artist is not credited, or I overlook it.

Elsewhere we show the same cover illustration credited to Jody Lee (not verified) P257305.

--Pwendt|talk 19:11, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

We have wrong artists or wrong images for publications of multiple Prydain novels, including multiple illustrations erroneously attributed to Jody Lee.
See User talk:Mike Christie‎#The Black Cauldron which I have augmented since writing to both of you one month ago (neither active during May). --Pwendt|talk 16:47, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
I'll find my copy and take another look. TAWeiss 11:29, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
The amazon cover links with ZZZZ in the path are notoriously unreliable. That is likely the cause of some of the cover art not matching the correct illustrator. This link explains the illustrator histories for this series. I'll confirm my pubs, but someone needs to take a closer look at the unverified pubs. TAWeiss 00:42, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I will look to replace ZZZZ edresses sometimes.
I will pursue the article on Prydain illustrations another day. --Pwendt|talk 20:50, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Fire, Burn!

Hello, cover artist found for this pub. Hauck 16:19, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Nice catch! TAWeiss 11:30, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Obsidian Butterfly

Although the total number of pages is 596 there is a preview of the next book (I assume it is Narcissus in Chains) which starts at page 586. Shouldn't this be added as an excerpt? AndyjMo 14:27, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

I'll check my copy TAWeiss 11:31, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
You're right. I'll update the record. TAWeiss 00:18, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

The Rook

Hello, I've approved your submission for this pub, but both items seems to start on page 1. Is it the case? Thanks. Hauck 15:21, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

The second item is at the end of the book. There is an addendum which numbered starting at 1.TAWeiss 19:44, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

The Magic Goes Away

It appears there are two publication records for the second printing of The Magic Goes Away

If you agree that these are duplicates can you move your primary verification to the first record and then we can delete the duplicate? Note, you can't "move" a verification but rather would primary verify the first record and un-verify the second record. The cover image shown on the duplicate is for the third printing meaning there would be no data loss when the duplicate record is deleted. --Marc Kupper|talk 06:52, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Requested deletion of the duplicate record. 22:21, 27 August 2016 (UTC)


Hello, to answer your implicit question, IIRC CHAPBOOKS are not allowed to be part of title series, it's only the contents that can (that's why the field was inaccessible). Hauck 07:59, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

So do I change the entry to something other than a chapbook? TAWeiss 21:06, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
No, you just have to update the SHORTFICTION contained in the chapbook. Hauck 07:22, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Get Off the Unicorn

Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of Get Off the Unicorn.--Dirk P Broer 11:01, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

From Off This World

re: I added publication month (October) and pub notes. Markwood 20:03, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Poe's Tales of Mystery and Terror

Cover artist of this is Joseph Lombardero, his signature JL is clearly visible on the cover. Horzel 13:46, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks TAWeiss 15:20, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

John Carter of Mars

Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of John Carter of Mars.--Dirk P Broer 13:16, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

ThanksTAWeiss 15:19, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Notes to The Drafter

Hi, I've made some minor additions to the Notes for The Drafter. I've added more info about what's on the copyright page and the cover art credits on the back cover. Also a link to archived for exact publication date. BungalowBarbara 21:26, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Looks goodTAWeiss 19:49, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Dead until Dark

I've replaced the Amazon cover of Dead Until Dark with a scan of my copy and added a few notes. --AndyjMo 11:20, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Every Which Way But Dead

I've replaced the Amazon cover for Every Which Way But Dead with a scan of my copy. --AndyjMo 10:03, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Added series to Dead Six (excerpt)

Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:22, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

The Last Command price

Hi. The price on this came through as 76.99. I'm guessing it should be $7.99 or $6.99, given the C$10.99. --MartyD 03:59, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Fixed it. Thanks. TAWeiss 13:21, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Malcolm Jones III

In your verified The Sandman: Dream Country, standardized Malcolm Jones III to Malcolm Jones, III. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:30, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

OK TAWeiss 18:16, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

The Summer Dragon

Hello, I've put your submission on hold as you're assigning to the fifth printing the same publication date as the first. Can you confirm? Hauck 17:11, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Without reply, I've approved the submission but chnaged date to "0000-00-00". Hauck 08:21, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for catching my error.TAWeiss 21:15, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

The Door Into Summer

Not a change to your verified pub per se, but I've been going through many pubs of The Door Into Summer and capitalising the "into" to "Into". Thanks. PeteYoung 02:18, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Ok. TAWeiss 21:14, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Gaiman's Norse Mythology

I added the glossary to Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology. I also added the LOC and Worldcat numbers. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:18, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! TAWeiss 20:17, 25 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi. I accepted your submission of Merrick, but the ISBN you gave wasn't correct -- it had an extra, 11th digit. It looks to me like the original ISBN isn't missing a check digit, but rather has the wrong one (should be 7 not 5). That matched the entry on Amazon, so I made that change and adjusted the note to say it's incorrect instead of that it's missing. --MartyD 19:34, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! TAWeiss 14:35, 11 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello. I have changed the page count of your verified to 215, assuming the previous count was a typo. Would you be able to check to see if yours is the same ? Thanks, Linguist 10:48, 14 March 2017 (UTC).

Ill take a look. TAWeiss 22:13, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Confirmed. Thanks for letting me know. TAWeiss 14:06, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

The High King

Hello, I've put your submission of artist credit to Jean-Leon Huens on hold as the the same artwork is credited to Jody Lee (but this may be due to a confusion with this other artwork. Can you precise the source of your data? Thanks. Hauck 14:18, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

According to this link, "In July 1980 Dell Laurel-Leaf printed new, pocket-book editions with art by Jean-Léon Huens. These were extremely popular; by July 1984 Dell had printed ten editions of this cover." The link points out that the Jody Lee covers were available in the Dell Yearling editions starting in 1990. Pwendt was trying to clean these references up. I'm not clear if he's still working on it. His efforts are documented here. TAWeiss 13:19, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Submission approved.Hauck 13:47, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

King's Night Shift

Hi! Is there really any hint that this sixth printing was published in the same month as the first? If not, and there's no other indication for the actual date of publication, the date should be set to 0000-00-00 (unknown). Thanks, Stonecreek 08:19, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Sorry. I really wish cloning would blank or set the date unknown. TAWeiss 14:56, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Julian May's "Magnificat"

I've added to the notes of this pub: the LCCN (Library of Congress Number) and a note regarding the family tree after the numbered pages. I did notice however that my copy is printed in Canada. Can you confirm where your copy was printed? Thanks. Doug H 02:12, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

My copy was printed in the US. TAWeiss 22:41, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
One of the joys of living in Canada - our own printings. Thanks for checking. Doug H 01:32, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
NP TAWeiss 01:47, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Blade Runner

Hello, I've put your submission on hold. You give in it a "1987-06-00 " publication date and indicate "Nineteenth Printing: October 1991" in the notes. What should I believe? Thanks. Hauck 16:05, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

October 1991 is the correct date. Thanks for catching my mistake. TAWeiss 00:31, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

A batch of nongenre stories - if you disagree please comment

Currently there are numerous non-genre horror stories that are in the database because it's natural to just enter a book of horror or "tales of terror" without figuring out which stories are supernatural. I don't intend to systematically hunt for them, but when I spot one, I like to mark it nongenre. (In the case of classic stories, marking is better than removing it from the database because it'll just get re-added with some new anthology.) At the moment, I've spotted the following stories that I think need such a change, and I'm consulting people who have them in their verified pubs.

Firstly, there's Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (verified copies: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7)), which contains "A Terribly Strange Bed," "The Three Strangers," "The Most Dangerous Game," "Leiningen Versus the Ants," "A Rose for Emily," "Taboo," and undoubtedly other non-supernatural ones that I'm not noticing at the moment. Here are verified publications for those and some other stories:

Are there any of those stories you think ARE genre? Vasha 15:33, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

ADDENDUM: Discussion moved to the Community Portal. --Vasha 00:57, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

six TAWeiss 21:45, 29 June 2017 (EDT)

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Hello, I have your submission on hold - was it just used to send a message to the moderators? If so, please use Community Portal or if you need a moderator to take action: Moderator noticeboard. The submission system should be used only when a change is submitted. If you meant to make a change, can you please let me know what it is?

As for the title (your message to the moderator) - please do not forget that we catalog based on the Title page of the books. So even if the covers and the copyright does not have a dot, if a title page does, this is what you go by. Please feel free to submit the change for the books you personally have and can verify (after notifying your fellow PVs on these books) but the rest will need to be handled carefully because there may be some that have the dot on the cover page. Annie 23:13, 11 July 2017 (EDT)

But how do we set a Title for a set of publications? TAWeiss 19:28, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
For the title record - you edit the title record and change the title. Then you edit each publication record to change the pub title one by one. If we will need a variant here, you will need to unmerge the editions that will need a new title (this will create new title records), merge them (so there is now only one title record for the new title, change that one to the new value, change all the publications inside of it and variant the title to the original. If all PVs agree that we need the dot, then the unmerge and variant are not necessary.
If you tell me exactly which records you want changed and how, I can either give you the step by step or do it for you. Annie 19:35, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
I just wasn't clear if should change the Title name, or if there needed to be more consensus given the number of publications and associated PVs. The changes should be fairly straightforward.TAWeiss 19:49, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
I saw you posted in the Community portal so let's see what the consensus will be. Annie 20:03, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
Easier than I expected. TAWeiss 21:36, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Obsidian Butterfly

Replaced Amazon cover art for Obsidian Butterfly with a scan of my copy, updated Printing History and included source of cover designers. --AndyjMo 08:00, 6 August 2017 (EDT)

The Nimble Man

The Nimble Man: updated Printing History, added source of the Cover Artist and the LCCN. --AndyjMo 11:33, 6 August 2017 (EDT)

Tears of the Furies

Tears of the Furies: updated Printing History, added source of the Cover Artist and the LCCN. --AndyjMo 11:40, 6 August 2017 (EDT)

Stones Unturned

Stones Unturned: replaced Amazon cover art with a scan of my copy, added Copyright statement and LCCN. --AndyjMo 11:46, 6 August 2017 (EDT)

Crashing Paradise

Crashing Paradise: replaced Amazon cover art with a scan of my copy, added Copyright statement and LCCN. --AndyjMo 11:52, 6 August 2017 (EDT)

All good!. Thanks TAWeiss 19:41, 14 August 2017 (EDT)

Web of Defeat

Replaced Amazon cover art for Web of Defeat with a scan of my copy, also added the LCCN. --AndyjMo 06:22, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

Agnes Day

Added LCCN, OCLC, source of Cover Artist and Copyright statement to Agnes Day. --AndyjMo 06:47, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

ok TAWeiss 12:48, 27 August 2017 (EDT)

Hundred thousand kingdoms interview

Hi, could you check the interview at the end of The Hundred Thousand Kindgoms? You have the author as "Anonymous", but if there's simply no author mentioned that should be "uncredited" -- unless it literally says "Anonymous." Thanks! --Vasha 21:32, 28 September 2017 (EDT)

It should be uncredited. I had just cloned the primary, but should have checked. TAWeiss 09:28, 30 September 2017 (EDT)

Don F. Glut

The interviewee should always be entered using the canonical name of the author. I have rejected your pseudonym submission for Don F. Glut & have instead fixed the interview. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:55, 28 October 2017 (EDT)

Thanks TAWeiss 14:27, 28 October 2017 (EDT)

The bad death of eduard delacroix just corrected typo in notes, notifying you as a verifier. thanks. gzuckier 00:59, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

Swords Against Darkness IV

Hi, the cover artist of this is Luis Bermejo, see the original art at Horzel 17:05, 5 November 2017 (EST)

Thanks TAWeiss 17:06, 12 November 2017 (EST)

"Night in Funland"

I believe that in Night in Funland which you verified, the author of the title story is William Peden not Penden. Could you check that? --Vasha 02:57, 16 November 2017 (EST)

I'll dig out my copy and check. TAWeiss 22:24, 25 November 2017 (EST)
Any news on this? --Vasha 20:34, 22 February 2018 (EST)


Gog is a primary verified publication and we credit per the publication. Please reach out to the verifier and ask them to double check the credit. If it's an error in the database, I'll approve your submission. If the publication has the error, we would leave it as is and then variant it to the correct name. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:12, 18 November 2017 (EST)

I've contacted the PV. TAWeiss 10:09, 26 November 2017 (EST)
Since Don has not been active, I've approved the change and added the source to the pub notes. If Don comes back and verifies the pub actually did use 'Steve', I'll make the necessary corrections to establish a "Steve Miller (I)" and make it a pseudonym of Stephen Miller. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 20:04, 20 December 2017 (EST)
Thanks !TAWeiss 10:05, 21 December 2017 (EST)


hi. I added the acknowledgments to the publication notes, if that's ok. thanks. gzuckier 00:39, 22 November 2017 (EST)

Looks fine to meTAWeiss 10:09, 26 November 2017 (EST)

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

I added the cover artist credit to To Your Scattered Bodies Go along with a note on the source for this. --Marc Kupper 00:55, 7 December 2017 (EST)

ThanksTAWeiss 19:54, 7 December 2017 (EST)


I accepted your edit for Spells but could I ask you to please make two further edits (I'd do it myself but it's your verified pub):

  • We don't include series names in titles, so please remove "Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy #4"
  • If 'A Literary Death' is credited to "Martin Harry Greenberg" on the first page of the story, then that is how it should be credited here. He already has that as a pseudonym so please make the title pseudonymous. You could then remove that line referring to this from the Note.

Thanks! PeteYoung 22:49, 17 December 2017 (EST)

PeteYoung, for your first point, please see ISFDB:Help_desk#Title rules. While I would not add it, the help specifically states that it's allowed. -- JLaTondre (talk) 07:22, 18 December 2017 (EST)
I'm not clear on how to edit the publication to change the author. I don't have permission to edit the entry. Do I need to create a new content entry and delete the old one? Thanks ! TAWeiss 09:23, 18 December 2017 (EST)
When content is shared across multiple publications, it cannot be edited in the publication. It can only be edited at the title level (but any change there would impact all pubs containing that content so should only be done if the change should be in all pubs). To add a 'new' version to pub, you would need to:
  1. Edit the pub and add a new content record for that item.
  2. Use the "Remove Titles From This Pub" option to remove the old version
  3. Variant the old and new versions to each other
However, in this case, this content has only appeared in the various Spells books. I'd suggest contacting the other verifier to double check how it was entered in their pub. If same as yours, then the content record should simply be updated. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:04, 18 December 2017 (EST)
Sounds good!! TAWeiss 17:48, 18 December 2017 (EST)

Sailing to Sarantium publisher

Hi. I accepted your clones of Sailing to Sarantium. From Amazon's Look Inside and the Eos-related publisher names we already have in the database, I believe Eos is an imprint of HarperCollins, and we should record it that way (Eos / HarperCollins). I changed the non-verified 1st edition that you submitted, but I will leave yours for you to judge. The Look Inside shows on the title page:

An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

from which I take "HarperCollins" as the publisher's name, given the way they use the italics for the surrounding text, including "Publishers". See what you think. --MartyD 06:47, 19 December 2017 (EST)

I modified it to "Eos / HarperCollins". 07:10, 19 December 2017 (EST)
Thanks! TAWeiss 10:04, 21 December 2017 (EST)

The World of H. P. Lovecraft

I accepted your addition of The World of H. P. Lovecraft. I made the following mods:

  • Changed the type to OMNIBUS per our standards
  • Moved the catalog number from the ISBN field to the new catalog field. After a recent software change, these two fields are now separate.

I imported the contents of the individual books in the book sets. Please double check that. Feel free to tweak the page numbering if you like. Some folks like to prefix the page numbers with the book number to make the various books clearer for example. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:10, 31 December 2017 (EST)

I'll check it out now. I wasn't clear if an OMNIBUS could include a collection. Thanks for all the help. TAWeiss 10:18, 31 December 2017 (EST)

The Arkham Edition of H. P. Lovecraft

I accepted your addition of The Arkham Edition of H. P. Lovecraft. To have made this easier, you could have entered the publication without contents and then imported the contents from the existing publications. That would have saved all the typing. Plus it saves having to merge the new content records with the existing entries. Appreciate your willingness to type all that in, but might want to save yourself some time. ;-) -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:02, 1 January 2018 (EST)

Ugh. Oh well TAWeiss 15:11, 1 January 2018 (EST)

The Paths of the Dead

Hello, I've put your submission on hold. It seems to refer to a 4th printing but has the same publication date as the first printing. Shouldn't the date be set to "0000-00-00"? Hauck 09:23, 21 January 2018 (EST)

Fixed it. Thanks. TAWeiss 09:36, 21 January 2018 (EST)
Approved. Hauck 09:45, 21 January 2018 (EST)


I added a cover scan and some notes to your verified Artimis. Bob 17:05, 27 January 2018 (EST)

ThanksTAWeiss 17:14, 27 January 2018 (EST)

Iorich date

Hi. I accepted Iorich, but it had the original edition's 2010-11-30 date, while the notes stated February 2018, so I changed the date on it to 2018-02-00. I also merged the interiorart as you requested. --MartyD 07:46, 1 February 2018 (EST)

Thanks TAWeiss 11:32, 1 February 2018 (EST)

Jhegaala (diagram)


I am looking at your request and I do not see any updates. Is the update just to request the merge you mentioned in the moderator's note? If so, I can execute that but for future references, you can request the merge yourself - go to the author page and press "Show All Titles". This will open this page and you can request the merge from there. Annie 19:56, 1 February 2018 (EST)

Thanks for the info. I had tried to find the correct method for this. I removed my old submission and did it the correct way. TAWeiss 20:49, 1 February 2018 (EST)

Under the Dome

This title was added to the contents of our verified edition of Under the Dome as a piece of shortfiction. Since it is only a list of personages in the novel, I removed it. --Willem 13:59, 17 February 2018 (EST)

okTAWeiss 16:08, 17 February 2018 (EST)

The Black Cauldron

Hello, I've approved both your submissions, but, just to be sure, can you confirm that they both kept the "9780805080490" ISBN? Thanks. ~~

Yes. The ISBN is the same. TAWeiss 16:06, 19 February 2018 (EST)
Thanks for having a look. Hauck 02:11, 20 February 2018 (EST)

Norse Mythology

Hi. You are one of four who verified the 1st ed. 1st printing P605192. Momentarily I submit correction of the publisher moniker "Norton", which be eliminated from the database on approval.

Do you know the meaning of "Cover artist credited on dc"? Not the back cover if its image at Amazon is correct. The 6th printing verifier doesn't know.

(I notify the first 3 of 4 verifiers identically.) --Pwendt|talk 13:17, 22 February 2018 (EST)

Inside the book cover under Gaiman's picture.

Soul Music

Hello, I've put your submission on hold as I find the source of artist credit a bit light (and quite isolated), have you any spplemental evidence? Thanks. Hauck 09:40, 4 March 2018 (EST)

I agree. I will withdraw that submission. Tom TAWeiss 09:51, 4 March 2018 (EST)

Fires of Eden (map)

Should Fires of Eden (map) be INTERIORART instead of SHORTFICTION? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:42, 4 March 2018 (EST)

INTERIORART. I submitted the change. Thanks Tom TAWeiss 14:49, 4 March 2018 (EST)

Infinity Beach

Hello, I've put your submission on hold. Your note says "Second printing by the number line 10—3." which is incoherent. Can you confirm which printing it is? I'll adjust the submission accordingly.Hauck 02:39, 5 March 2018 (EST)

Corrected and re-submitted. TAWeiss 07:10, 5 March 2018 (EST)

Swords Against Death

Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of Swords Against Death.--Dirk P Broer 07:56, 1 April 2018 (EDT)

Thanks! Tom TAWeiss 10:48, 1 April 2018 (EDT)

Ken Kelly new canonical name


I am in the process of changing the canonical name for Kelly and in a few books, the note does not specify if the Ken W. Kelly is used because it is credited this way (in which case I will variant) or because it was the canonical at the time (so the coverart needs a new author). Can you please check the following books:

Thanks in advance! PS: I have to go through a few more of these so I may need to ping you again. Annie 16:44, 2 April 2018 (EDT)

There is no credit in the book. The artwork appears to be signed "Ken W. Kelly" with his stylized signature, but is partially obscured. The W is present though. Tom TAWeiss 21:44, 7 April 2018 (EDT)

Out of Time's Abyss

I've added the Lin Carter Foreword to this ../Doug H 15:33, 5 April 2018 (EDT)

The Chessmen of Mars

I am adding ERB's essay on Jetan or Martian Chess to this publication. ../Doug H 16:26, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Lost on Venus

Adding Foreword (Lost on Venus) • (1963) • essay by Vernell Coriell to this publication. ../Doug H 10:58, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

In this publication, the cover artist is incorrectly identified as Robert Abbett when it is Richard Powers. I'm adding to the notes and trying to change the cover artist. ../Doug H 11:26, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Looks like the right change to me. Tom TAWeiss 13:12, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

A Kiss of Shadows

Re A Kiss of Shadows: This is listed as a third printing, but it has the same date as the first printing. Is this correct or should it be 0000-00-00? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 20:19, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Fixed it. Thanks TAWeiss 20:51, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

The Annihilist


In this publication, you dropped the following note while moving OCLC: "WorldCat translates the catalog # into an ISBN". Was that on purpose or did you lose it when you copied the OCLC by mistake? Thanks! Annie 23:36, 30 May 2018 (EDT)

That was an error. Thanks for catching my mistake.TAWeiss 14:30, 31 May 2018 (EDT)
No worries. It is very way to drop these by mistake and I would usually just add it back after checking Worldcat to confirm it and then just let the editor know of the change. But as you are a PV on that one, I came over to ask instead. Thanks for moving these! Annie 16:18, 31 May 2018 (EDT)

Changing the author of a publication

Don't forget that when you change the author of a publication, you also need to change the author of the reference title - either by changing it directly or if the variant with the correct author exists, with removing the old (wrongly authored title) and importing the correct one. I did that for "The Sargasso Ogre" :) Annie 17:16, 2 June 2018 (EDT)

Pseudonyms are quite confusing in the database. I thought the title was already attributed to Kenneth Robeson and I was just changing the one publication. Thanks for your help. TAWeiss 18:41, 2 June 2018 (EDT)
We had two of them and inside of your publication, it was the one with the old author :) Annie 18:44, 2 June 2018 (EDT)

Gerald Kersh

You may know Harlan Ellison has a site dedicated to Gerald Kersh, and it has a wealth of bibliographic detail (eg. here and here) which I would like to use to enhance our records. This would probably alter some of the detail in publications you have verified, eg. more accurate dates for The Secret Masters/The Great Wash and some of his collections. Also, given the great amount of genre short fiction we have for him, would you consider Kersh to be 'above the threshold' as I do? I would like to add the non-genre short stories that are included in his many collections, but I want to get other verifiers opinions first. Given his standing as a highly respected genre author I think our biblio page for him is lacking and ought to more resemble that of Kurt Vonnegut, who also has a large number of non-genre short stories listed. What do you think? PeteYoung 13:10, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

I had not been familiar with Gerald Kersh in the past, but based on what I've seen, he appears to be above the threshold. TAWeiss 19:14, 5 June 2018 (EDT)


The signature on this cover is not R. de Sant, but R. DeSoto, hence Rafael DeSoto. See flickr for a clear cover scan. See also The Haploids for another Lion Books cover by DeSoto. Horzel 15:52, 10 June 2018 (EDT)

I checked my copy and the artist's name is not visible on the cover. I can see that there are other references which confirm your finding though. I will update the pub. Thanks, Tom TAWeiss 20:59, 11 June 2018 (EDT)

Publisher of Ancillary Justice

Hi. An editor proposes to change the publisher on your verified Ancillary Justice from "Orbit" to "Orbit (US)" based on ISBN and price. Let me know what you think. Thanks. --MartyD 08:48, 30 June 2018 (EDT)

I am admittedly not clear on whether we should list and imprint or publisher. I personally would prefer Orbit to Orbit (US). Tom TAWeiss 08:29, 1 July 2018 (EDT)
After studying it some more and checking with the other moderators, the conclusion is that we should be using "Orbit (US)" for the US-published Orbit books. I did find that the ISBN group is currently assigned to Hatchette Book Group USA. So I accepted the submission, even though we'd both prefer "Orbit". It seems best from a consistency/ISFDB practice standpoint. --MartyD 19:20, 9 July 2018 (EDT)
Fair enough. I'll use Orbit (US) going forward. Tom TAWeiss 08:11, 11 July 2018 (EDT)

Nemesis Games excerpt in Cibola Burn

Hi. You have the excerpt from Nemesis Games in this as "Nemisis Games". I assume that's just a typo? Or is there an actual mistake in the book? TerokNor 03:57, 4 July 2018 (EDT)

Oops. Nice catch! It's a typo. Tom TAWeiss 20:21, 5 July 2018 (EDT)

Moderator notes


When adding additional notes and/or adding or moving external identifiers to verified publications (such as this submission), the PV cannot see what had changed once it is approved - they only see you changed the Notes field (or the external IDs one). But they can see the moderator notes. So can you start adding a moderator note ("in this case I would have added "oclc moved" or something like that) so when the PV sees that their record is changed, they can actually see what is changed? I tend to add such notes to all my submissions but the PV's EditPub are the ones where it is the most important :)

This is not a shortcut for big changes - you still need to talk to the verifiers before doing these, but for this kind of updates, it is perfectly serviceable.

Thanks in advance! Annie 12:22, 6 July 2018 (EDT)

ok TAWeiss 20:41, 6 July 2018 (EDT)

The Bones of Giants

Corrected the page count for your verified The Bones of Giants.16:26, 8 July 2018 (EDT)

Looks good. Thanks TAWeiss 19:49, 8 July 2018 (EDT)

Battlestar Galactica

FYI, I have updated the Notes field of your verified Battlestar Galactica for readability. Ahasuerus 18:23, 14 August 2018 (EDT)

Works for me! Tom TAWeiss 18:30, 15 August 2018 (EDT)

Princep's Fury

I have replaced the Amazon image with a scan for this pub. ../Doug H 22:36, 4 September 2018 (EDT)

The Incomplete Enchanter

Replaced Amazon image with a scan in this publication. ../Doug H 23:49, 16 September 2018 (EDT)

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