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Hello, Bicufo, 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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La dama número trece

A few small changes for this one:

  • As it is a Spanish book, published by a Spanish publisher, I changed the price and the sourcing Amazon to the Spanish versions.
  • For ebooks, we do not use the Pages field - instead we add a note.

I also rejected all the duplicates you added (by mistake?). The result is here. Let me know if you have any questions. Annie 22:08, 5 March 2022 (EST)

Adding translations


As we are a publication based DB, the preferred way is to add the book and then connect it. If you just add an empty variant, it will be deleted based on the nightly cleanup reports if you do not add a book to it before it gets flagged as an empty title. So I rejected this one - instead add the novel using New Novel and then once created, we will connect the English and Spanish versions. Let me know if you have any questions. Annie 22:12, 5 March 2022 (EST)

The Discovery of Heaven & Mao II

Regarding this submission & this submission: From their summaries, neither of these seem be overtly speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror). Can you please confirm? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:22, 17 September 2022 (EDT)

For Mao II, I added it because there were already several editions present on the database, and I just wanted to add the latest one. I haven't read the book, so I was assuming that if it was already accepted, it counted as speculative fiction. If it's not, then I'll take the submission down. The Discovery of Heaven, however, does fall into speculative fiction, at least in my opinion. Admittedly, it's more magical realism than straight fantasy, but there are fantastical elements in the story (part of the story involves angels interfering in the affairs of two men). If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to let me know -- Bicufo (talk) 12:53, 18 September 2022 (EDT)
Okay, I have approved both. For The Discovery of Heaven, I changed:
  • The ISBN13 to ISBN10 based on the date. We use the format that is on the pub. If you actually have a later printing with the ISBN13, then we would need to update this to be that later printing and create another record for the 1997 printing.
  • The format from pb (paperback) to tp (trade paperback) based on the Amazon dimensions. The ISFDB uses a specific set of values.
Let me know if any updates are needed. Thanks for submitting these. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:27, 18 September 2022 (EDT)

Kiss of the Spider Woman

I approved your submission adding Kiss of the Spider Woman. I made the following changes.

  • I added the missing '{' to the translator template in the title record here.
  • You credited 'Vintage International / Penguin Random House'. I changed the publisher to 'Vintage Books'. 'Vintage Books / Random House' would also have been okay.
  • Vintage International is the publication series.
  • There is a scan in the internet archive. I added a link and corrected the Pages: field.

Submit an edit making this publication a variant of the Spanish edition, post here and I will approve it. Ask if anything is not clear. John Scifibones 10:40, 21 September 2022 (EDT)

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll


A few notes about this one:

  • We use "pb" for mass market paperbacks, "tp" for all other paperbacks. "NYRB Classics" are definitely not mmpb so they should always be "tp". You may want to review the help page.
  • We date the stories based on the date of the book. If they are published earlier, we need notes to explain the dates. As you cannot add them directly, the notes on the provenance of the dates should be in the moderator notes (it also makes it easier for you to copy from there when you go to add the notes into the stories).
  • In this case, it would have been a better idea to add the book without the stories and then import the stories as all of them exist already on the site with the correct title and translator. When you type a title, you create a new entry which then needs to be merged. I did the merging for you.
  • Added the price (visible on the back cover). If you are holding a later/different printing, let me know and we will untangle that.
  • When there is no page number, you can use piped numbers (|1 for example) to make sure the item stays where you put it.

Let me know if you have any questions/concerns. Annie (talk) 13:32, 22 September 2022 (EDT)

The Snow Man

I accepted this submission changing the title type, as well as the other five similar submissions. I was able to find a scan of A Cavalcade of Goblins which contains all 6 of the titles in question and confirm the changes. In the future, please document a source for your submissions. John Scifibones 12:02, 23 September 2022 (EDT)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023

I've placed this submission on hold because I can't see any evidence you contacted the primary verifier. Please do so and make sure they are okay with the information being added. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:19, 13 February 2024 (EST)

New Orleans Noir: The Classics; I added/fixed things. --Username (talk) 08:13, 13 June 2024 (EDT)

All these edits look fine to me. -- Bicufo (talk) 19:32, 14 June 2024 (EDT)