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Der grüne Jademond publication series

Hi, I changed the pub series of Der grüne Jademond from Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher to Goldmann Science Fiction. Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher was only used up to pub. series #163. Jens Hitspacebar 18:20, 5 January 2018 (EST)

At the Earth's Core

I've added a line to the note for this pub regarding the publisher's address and the ad(s) at the end. My copy is for 1120 Avenue of the Americas and has one ERB ad with 18 titles, but rumor has it there's a version for 23 West 47th Street with only 3 ERB titles, plus other ads. Doug H 22:10, 8 January 2018 (EST)

At the Earth's Core (03324)

I've updated this edition of At the Earth's Core to make note of the ad at the end - 15G - which lists ERB books with individual prices, mostly 95c. There is supposed to be an edition with the ad 15J - ERB books but all at $1.50. Doug H 22:38, 8 January 2018 (EST)

My copy gives a list of titles and a price of $1.50 at the top of the ad. So mine is different.Don Erikson 19:02, 16 January 2018 (EST)


I've added a line to the note for this pub of "Pellucidar" regarding the publisher's address. My copy is for 1120 Avenue of the Americas, but there's supposedly a version for 23 West 47th Street. Doug H 09:51, 9 January 2018 (EST)

Updates to multiple Ace editions of Burroughs

I'm going through my Burroughs collection and some notes from another collector and updating a number of Burroughs books. It seems that there are some ACE editions that have variations that differ in some combination of publisher address and/or advertisements. Where I own one of these variations, I am making a note of it in the publication and telling verifiers. It will take me a while to get through all of these and thought a 'batched' request to check your copies would be more efficient. I will update this entry with variations you have verified and let you know when I'm done. I've copied the three earlier ones into this list. If you've another preference, please let me know. Doug H 11:09, 9 January 2018 (EST)

I've added a line to the note for At the Earth's Core (F-156) regarding the publisher's address and the ad(s) at the end. My copy is for 1120 Avenue of the Americas and has one ERB ad with 18 titles, but rumor has it there's a version for 23 West 47th Street with only 3 ERB titles, plus other ads. Doug H 22:10, 8 January 2018 (EST)
I've updated At the Earth's Core (03324) to make note of the ad at the end - 15G - which lists ERB books with individual prices, mostly 95c. There is supposed to be an edition with the ad 15J - ERB books but all at $1.50. Doug H 22:38, 8 January 2018 (EST)
I've added a line to the note for Pellucidar (F-158) regarding the publisher's address. My copy is for 1120 Avenue of the Americas, but there's supposedly a version for 23 West 47th Street. Doug H 09:51, 9 January 2018 (EST)
I've added several lines to the note for Pellucidar (65855) regarding publisher address, ad, UPC, and icon on the cover to differentiate from this other version. The existing note says there is no existing printing or edition, but my copy does state "This Ace Printing: August 1978". Can you check your copy? Thanks. Doug H 11:09, 9 January 2018 (EST)
Actually just a question regarding Back to the Stone Age (04631). The notes say only Frazetta was credited, but my notes say it was dual credited until 04632. I'll check my copy later. Doug H 11:40, 9 January 2018 (EST)
I've added the publisher's address to Back to the Stone Age (04636). The other variation has no publishing history and a different address, so unlikely any confusion. There is another entry for 04363 with a later date (1980) (and no verifiers and a Locus source) which is unlikely to be this other variation - the other address is earlier than our variation (1978). Doug H 11:59, 9 January 2018 (EST)
I've added a line to the note in Land of Terror" (47000) regarding the publisher's address and non-existence of a UPC code. The other variation already existed and the existing note regarding publication date is sufficient to differentiate. Doug H 13:21, 9 January 2018 (EST)
I've added lines to the note in Savage Pellucidar (75134) for the last ad and colour of ERB's name on the cover. These supposedly differ from another variation. Doug H 13:50, 9 January 2018 (EST)
Added ad description to Pirates of Venus (F-179) as the sole differentiator for another version. Doug H 15:59, 9 January 2018 (EST)
Added part of the publisher's address to Carson of Venus (09203) as the sole differentiator for another version Doug H 16:53, 9 January 2018 (EST)
Added the list of ad identifiers to the note in The Land Before Time (47023) as the only way to distinguish from another version. Doug H 21:34, 11 January 2018 (EST)
Added the ads to verified Return of the Mucker and added a new version with a different set of ads. You may need to switch your verification. Doug H 10:57, 15 January 2018 (EST)
Added the ads and address to your verified I Am a Barbarian and added a new version with different values. Doug H 11:19, 15 January 2018 (EST)
Added the ad to your verified version of The Rider to distinguish it from a new version. Doug H 11:59, 15 January 2018 (EST)

Updated completed. Please check when you're able. No notification required. Thanks. Doug H 15:34, 15 January 2018 (EST)

Escape on Venus

I replaced the Amazon image with a scan for this publication. Doug H 22:05, 9 January 2018 (EST)

Dolphin Island

The 253569 record for Dolphin Island is a puzzle as you have:

  • Date: date unknown
  • Notes: Stated 4th printing.

I have a copy of a 4th printing that states "4th printing, December, 1971" and so updated the 313400 record which has the 1971-12-00 date.

Could you please double check your copy and see if it has "4th printing, December, 1971"? If so, I believe the best fix is to move the notes from 313400 to 253569 both as 253569 is an older record meaning 313400 is redundant and that 253569 has a crisper cover image scan. There's already a discussion under way about how primary verifications can be moved. --Marc Kupper 14:56, 11 January 2018 (EST)

Mine says "BERKLEY MEDALLION EDITION, JANUARY, 1971 (3rd Printing)" and under that it says "FOURTH PRINTING" and no other date.Don Erikson 18:56, 16 January 2018 (EST)

The Land That Time Forgot

Added Lin Carter's Foreword to the content of this pub, although more for consistency than liking for Lin Carter. Doug H 21:51, 11 January 2018 (EST)

The People That Time Forgot

Added Lin Carter's Foreword to the content of this pub (#65941). Doug H 10:14, 12 January 2018 (EST)

Added Lin Carter's Foreword to the content of this pub (#65943) and updated notes with quotes for art credit and printing history. Doug H 10:23, 12 January 2018 (EST)

Added Lin Carter's Foreword to the content of this pub (#65944) and updated notes with quotes for art credit and printing history. Doug H 10:27, 12 January 2018 (EST)

The Cave Girl

Replaced the Amazon image with a scan in this pub - F-258. Doug H 12:40, 13 January 2018 (EST)

The Land of Hidden Men

Added a scanned image and added reference to art credit to notes for this pub. Doug H 15:17, 13 January 2018 (EST)

The Lost Continent

Added a scanned image and the Foreword to Content in this pub (49293). Doug H 16:32, 13 January 2018 (EST)

Added Foreword to Content in this pub (49295). Doug H 16:40, 13 January 2018 (EST)

The Mad King

I've added the interior art mentioned in the Notes to the Content in this pub for consistency with other editions. Doug H 17:44, 13 January 2018 (EST)

The Outlaw of Torn

I have replaced the Ace library image with a scanned image in this pub. Doug H 23:21, 13 January 2018 (EST)

Bedford-Jones and Robertson's The Temple of the Ten

I'm going to convert our mutually verified publication of The Temple of the Ten from a novel to a novella. I investigated it because FictionMags has the original appearance as a novella and an estimate of the word count comes in at 35,517 words which is well below novel length. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:06, 14 January 2018 (EST)

The Chessmen of Mars

In your verified copy here, you have no cover image and say the artist is Bob Abbett. My copy has Gino D'Achille. The artist field was greyed out when I went to put the image link in, so I just left it. Can you check and let me know if you will be changing and how. Thanks. Doug H 12:09, 16 January 2018 (EST)

Seems someone else deleted my image and your artist. I am restoring my scanned image, setting the artist to Gino and adding the publication history to the notes. Doug H 10:07, 12 March 2018 (EDT)

Swords of Mars

Added scanned image, printing history, art credit to this publication. Doug H 16:43, 16 January 2018 (EST)

The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

Ace misspelled Comanche on the cover of their books, but correctly on the title page. I have updated this pub and made a note regarding the spelling. Doug H 21:15, 16 January 2018 (EST)

Some cover artists additions ...

... were supplied by a new editor for publications PVed by you. The cover artist in question is David Mann. Christian Stonecreek 00:10, 17 January 2018 (EST)

The War Chief

Added art credit and note for source to this pub. Doug H 12:16, 18 January 2018 (EST)

A Glory of Unicorns

I'm holding your clone of A Glory of Unicorns. The pub note you added is "1st printing as per number line." If that's true, why are you cloning a new record vs. using the existing one for that ISBN? -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:33, 18 January 2018 (EST)

Oops, should be 8th printing. If you let it through I'll fix it.Don Erikson 17:38, 18 January 2018 (EST)

Tarzan of the Apes

Does your copy of this publication have an essay "Tarzan of the Apes, Newest Folk Hero" by Richard J. Hurley on page [1] with the novel on page 7? Doug H 21:29, 19 January 2018 (EST)

Yes it does.Don Erikson 17:08, 20 January 2018 (EST)
Finally dug out the copy and updated the entry. Doug H 12:37, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

There was no image for this publication, but when I tried to load one it said one existed. It seems you loaded but didn't update the publication. I've added the image URL and updated the notes with the printing history, art credit and SBN vs. ISBN locations. Doug H 22:16, 19 January 2018 (EST)

Middle Earth: The World of Tolkien Illustrated

Hello Don, can you have a look at the ISBN of this publication? Thanks. Hauck 05:01, 21 January 2018 (EST)

Fixed my typo.Don Erikson 16:15, 28 January 2018 (EST)

Catalog numbers and ISBNs

Hi Don, Ahasuerus a little while ago split the ISBN/Catalog ID combined field into two separate fields, one just for ISBNs, the other just for Catalog IDs. A couple of your recent submissions had the catalog number in the ISBN field. I've moved them to the Catalog ID field, but since there was more than one I figured I should mention it in case you weren't aware of his change. --MartyD 06:50, 21 January 2018 (EST)

I totally missed the change.Don Erikson 16:16, 28 January 2018 (EST)

Feel the Fever

In your verified publication Feel the Fever the story "Orifice" was recorded as a novelette, which I changed to short story (it's 5,000 words). --Vasha 11:23, 21 January 2018 (EST)

KJ Kabza

Could you look at The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six and confirm that KJ Kabza's name is in fact printed without periods between the initials there? Thanks, --Vasha 17:32, 22 January 2018 (EST)

I seemed to have misplaced my copy even though I read some of it less than a month ago. I'll keep looking.Don Erikson
Well, both the Amazon preview and the other edition of the book show it without periods, so if you think that is good enough evidence, you needn't bother to check your physical copy. (I am in the process of making two variants of the author's name, "K. J." and "KJ," and want to assign publications to the right one.) --Vasha 16:40, 28 January 2018 (EST)

Tazan the Untamed

Replaced the Amazon image with a scan, added printing history, art credit and SBN/ISBN locations to notes in this pub.--Doug H 11:27, 24 January 2018 (EST)


The cover artist for Banshee has been updated from "Lasser" to "Ron Lesser". Since the source wasn't explicitly stately, this seemed likely a typo in the database based on a signature misreading. Please check when you have a chance and if the publication really credited as "Lasser", let me know and I will establish a pseudonym. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:19, 24 January 2018 (EST)

Pinocchio: The Adventures of A Marionette

Hi. You verified the Heritage Press edition and provided its cover image P511623. That publication record now gives author "Carlo Collodi". The cover image shows "C. Collodi". Does the title page name "Carlo"?

It does say C. Collodi.Don Erikson 15:55, 28 January 2018 (EST)

Both of the known earlier editions of this Walter S. Cramp translation T1429449 (1904) do credit "C. Collodi". That is, our 1904 and 1937 publication records as "Carlo" are wrong. Sources:

  • Two different title pages of (Ginn, c1904) eds. viewed online, at HathiTrust and Baldwin Library
  • LC and WorldCat library records for that ed. and (Limited Editions Club, 1937) both report "C. Collodi"

If your title page names "C. Collodi" we can fix all this by revising one 1904 title record.

(Author C. Collodi is new to the database this week, or restored this week, when I entered the 1892 first English-language edition. And the 1925 translation 1st ed. is now in the queue as I depart [1].) --Pwendt|talk 22:31, 25 January 2018 (EST)

I submitted "C. Collodi" and some augmentation of this publication record. I suppose that your book does have the color-illustrated title page that WorldCat reports. [2]
(In progress I note the translation in many Pinocchio publication records, and "Unknown translation" otherwise. Carlo/C. Collodi is by the way.) --Pwendt|talk 19:40, 29 January 2018 (EST)
Looking for the 1937 LEC #88 online I find this book at Amazon
  • Publisher: The Heritage Press; The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Company, Inc. edition (1937)
  • ASIN: B000JL0DJS
If I understand correctly that is the undated Heritage Press "reprint" (with new page count, not reported at Amazon). In the image you provide, orange is the slipcase. Right? --Pwendt|talk 20:06, 29 January 2018 (EST)

Waldo and Magic, Inc.

Hello Don, I've put your submission on hold. May it be possible that the book you wish to enter is this one? Hauck 04:32, 26 January 2018 (EST)

I missed it so I'll cancel mine.Don Erikson 15:56, 28 January 2018 (EST)

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Hi. You verified a Scholastic edition P510065 and provided our cover image, which shows "by C. Collodi".

Does the title page specify "Carlo Collodi", as our publication record now reports? Is the translation specified? --Pwendt|talk 18:17, 26 January 2018 (EST)

The title page says "by C. Collodi" too.Don Erikson 15:58, 28 January 2018 (EST)


Hi. You verified a Books, Inc. edition P255441 as "Carlo Collodi", no artist credit.

And with cover image that shows "C. Collodi".

I submitted the insertion "Unknown text (translator, date) as of 2018-01-27".

The title page says "by C. Collodi" too.Don Erikson 16:14, 28 January 2018 (EST)

There is one Books, Inc. edition in WorldCat as [1939] (c)1939, "C. Collodi", Louis Beaujon, 252 pages (same page-count you report) [3].

It is "Louise".Don Erikson 16:14, 28 January 2018 (EST)
or Louise Beaujon (neither name is in the database).
Amazon shows "Louise" as 1939 both hc and pbk [4] [5]
eBay shows "Louise" and "Louis" as 1939 both hc and pbk [6] [7] [8]
--including one hc with dustjacket and several images [9]. Does that jacket match your illustrator?
Mine must be a later reprint, it has the same cover but the copyright gives no date, just "Printed in the United Staes of America"Don Erikson 16:14, 28 January 2018 (EST)

--Pwendt|talk 15:38, 27 January 2018 (EST)

Perhaps yours is a later paperback format issue of the 1939 ed., no date except (c)1939.
--Pwendt|talk 14:46, 28 January 2018 (EST)

Ace Edition of The Master Mind of Mars

I'm going to unmerge our mutually verified publication which is currently under the title The Master Mind of Mars. This should actually be under a variant title as "The Mastermind of Mars". Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 10:58, 28 January 2018 (EST)

The Adventures of Pinocchio, A Tale of A Puppet

Hi. You verified the 1972 publication record P254050. If the title is correct in wording and punctuation the indefinite articles "A" should be lowercase "a".

I didn't make that change or any other but did unmerge this work from another, which I have modified. Those are multiple submissions in the queue as I depart.

Concerning this and the two later Pinocchio above (apparently these will be sections 710, 711, 713) I will get back to you with a list of English-language translations that are in the database, whose first lines I know from some view.

Concerning the first Pinocchio above (708), my change of the NOVEL author from "Carlo Collodi" to "C. Collodi" is on hold by User:JLaTondre. So your Heritage Press book is now in the database as the sole publication of a distinct NOVEL variant. --Pwendt|talk 21:32, 29 January 2018 (EST)

Poul Anderson (Box Set)

I'm holding you clone of "Poul Anderson (Box Set)". Please see the "Boxed sets" section of Template:PublicationFields:PubType. Boxed sets should only be included if they contain unique information (their own ISBN, cover art, etc.). Is that the case here? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:11, 1 February 2018 (EST)

This clone has besides different printings and price but the box has a different design. I was going to add the cover art today.Don Erikson 15:28, 3 February 2018 (EST)
Approved. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:37, 3 February 2018 (EST)

Good Friday

I'm also holding your addition of Good Friday. Based on the Amazon synopsis, this sounds like a standard techno-thriller which are excluded by policy. Are there genre elements? -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:26, 1 February 2018 (EST)

OK I see your point. Dump it.Don Erikson 15:29, 3 February 2018 (EST)

The Best of John W. Campbell (1976)

When you get a chance, could you please review this discussion re: your verified The Best of John W. Campbell (1976) ? TIA! Ahasuerus 09:53, 3 February 2018 (EST)

Tarzan and the Lion Man

I've replaced the Amazon image with a scan in this publication. Doug H 15:28, 3 February 2018 (EST)

Tarzan and the Madman

I've added the LCCN to this pub and to this one. I also noticed that the artist is credited as Richard Powers, when the third printing (same cover) credits Robert Abbett. I'll update this once my edits pass and I figure out how. Doug H 16:58, 3 February 2018 (EST)

Tarzan and the Castaways

I've added the LCCN to this pub. Doug H 17:19, 3 February 2018 (EST)

I'm looking at the cover artist for this title and it seems to have both Abbett and Powers for the same cover as well. Doug H 17:38, 3 February 2018 (EST)
According to Zeuschner and ERB sites, Abbett was the artist. Powers is credited in the book itself, but that just seems wrong - the art style doesn't match. If you've no objection, I'll update the two publications affected- adding a note regarding the statement in the book. Doug H 18:31, 3 February 2018 (EST)
I see now it's not Powers. Go ahead with the change.Don Erikson 20:13, 3 February 2018 (EST)

Three Messages and a Warning

I've gotten a copy of Three Messages and a Warning which you verified and am going to make some updates to individual stories in the contents, such as adding translators, original publication titles and dates. --Vasha 14:53, 5 February 2018 (EST)

Frankenstein / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

A couple of questions on Frankenstein / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:

  • Should the first entry by Hal Taylor be interior art vs. fiction?
  • For Frankenstein, does the pub actually use "Shelly" on the title page or is that a database typo? The cover shows it as "Shelley".

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:49, 5 February 2018 (EST)

My typos. I fixed them.Don Erikson 15:59, 6 February 2018 (EST)

Blade (Box Set)

Hi Don,

Are you sure that you have the name of the author here spelled correctly? Because this seems like a set of the first 5 books [10]? If the name is indeed spelled this way, that's fine - I will approve and then variant and pseudonym. But if it is a typo, how about cancelling this one, submitting it again (minus content) and then importing the 5 novels (155695, 152032, 152362, 152702, 153099) (so we do not need to have 5 merge operations after that). What do you think? Thanks, Annie 18:11, 8 February 2018 (EST)

Jeffrey, Geoffrey, McCaffrey, it's one of those things I always get wrong. I'll do as you suggest.Don Erikson 18:32, 12 February 2018 (EST)
Hello, I've made the varianting, can you add its contents? Thanks. Hauck 03:42, 16 February 2018 (EST)
DoneDon Erikson 16:43, 18 February 2018 (EST)
Thanks, you entered the first novel as Bronze Axe, should it not be The Bronze Axe? I've merged the other four. Hauck 02:35, 19 February 2018 (EST)
Fixed it.!!!!

Radical Utopias

I added the cover image to your verified Radical Utopias. MLB 20:15, 9 February 2018 (EST)

Ace Editions of At the Earth's Core

I'm going to add dates to three undated printings of Burroughs' At the Earth's Core that you have verified. The dates are from Robert B. Zeuschner's Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography. For this printing Zeuschner dates it as 10/72, for this printing he dates it as 1972 or 1973 (I'll leave that one as date unknown, but add a note), and for this one, he dates it as 1973. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 10:15, 10 February 2018 (EST)

The Lad and the Lion Cover Artist

Do you happen to know the source for Sanjulian as the cover artist for The Lad and the Lion. The notes specify that the artist isn't credited. I'm asking because Robert B. Zeuschner two Burroughs bibliographies credit the cover to Enric. I'll ask Bill to chime in if he has anything to add. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:53, 10 February 2018 (EST)

Don't know the source for Sanjulian, but don't think it's Enric, either. His own [website] has other covers for Tarzan/Burroughs but not this one. Style is more Sanjulian but that's not enough to go on. Enric can be contacted through the site, which is the only way to be sure. --~ Bill, Bluesman 13:39, 10 February 2018 (EST)
It was seven years ago so it was probably already crediting Sanjulian and I trusted it was correct. So I don't know.Don Erikson 18:37, 12 February 2018 (EST)
According to an ERBzine article, this is Sanjulian, but the Sanjulian site they reference doesn't seem to work with Explorer. Doug H 08:56, 13 February 2018 (EST)
The original credit came from the now defunct and much deplored (by me) a.k.a. The Illustrator's Exchange, much of which can be found but not searched on See the original user talk. Horzel 07:12, 10 March 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)

Thomas the Rhymer

In your verified publication Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror "Thomas the Rhymer" on p. 19 is listed as a short story. But I suspect it may actually be a poem. Could you check, and if that's the case, change the type and variant it to the Child ballad Thomas the Rhymer? Thanks. --Vasha 16:42, 18 February 2018 (EST)

This is not the Ballad but a prose telling of Thomas' story.Don Erikson 16:54, 18 February 2018 (EST)
OK thanks. --Vasha 17:08, 18 February 2018 (EST)

Angels of Darkness

I have a copy of your verified publication Angels of Darkness and am making a few changes, notably changing the author of "The Sisters" from "Lord Alfred Tennyson" to "Alfred, Lord Tennyson;" changing "Lady in the Tower" to "The Lady in the Tower;" and adding the subtitle to "Amour Dure." --Vasha 21:46, 19 February 2018 (EST)

Hell Seed

I accepted your edit to Hell Seed. However, you left the statement "Info also from Locus #222 (June 1979)." When referencing a secondary source, you should state what information is from the source ("Date from ...", "Cover artist from ...", "Date & cover artist from ...", etc.). If you would please update it, it would be appreciated. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:28, 20 February 2018 (EST)

From now on I'll note not what was from Locus but what came from the book. Because I can't know what did come from Locus, who knows where all the info could also have come from.Don Erikson 15:53, 22 February 2018 (EST)

The Runaway Robot

Hi Don. I was wondering whether you might check that the two later Scholastic Book editions of The Runaway Robot (1967 and 1968) do not have the nine interior illustrations by Wayne Blickenstaff. I would be surprised if SBC removed the artwork from the 1965 edition (that I own) in the two later editions. Thank you. Main 19:22, 21 February 2018 (EST)

The 1968 does have the art and I updated the entry.Don Erikson 15:57, 22 February 2018 (EST)

The Mastermind of Mars

I've been told that there are two variants to this Ace pub of The Mastermind of Mars - one with 11 ads (F-156 to F-182) on the last page and one with 22 (F-156 to F-213). I have the latter variant. If you have the first, I'll create another entry and update this one. Otherwise we can leave it as unspecified until we find one. Thanks. Doug H 15:21, 22 February 2018 (EST)

Mine has 11 ads.Don Erikson 15:59, 22 February 2018 (EST)
I'll create a new entry and note the ads. I can also update this with an equivalent statement. Doug H 16:53, 22 February 2018 (EST)

If the Allies Had Fallen: Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II

Hello Don, I've put your submission on hold. This books seems to me like a colelction of essays of a non-fictive nature. They may be out of the scope of the db as are other counterfactual "history" books. What are your thoughts on the matter? Is this book really "spec-fic" or "about" spec-fic? Hauck 05:20, 25 February 2018 (EST)

Sounds like "alternate history", although I don't think the policy considers the possibility of such works not meant as fiction. --MartyD 08:01, 25 February 2018 (EST)
Well, for me "In this expertly written book, historians suggest what might have been if key events during the war had gone differently, from the Munich Crisis to the dropping of the first atom bomb, including Hitler's declaration of war on the United States after Pearl Harbour and the D-Day landings. The authors, writing as if these and other world-changing events had really happened, project realistic scenarios based on the true capabilities and circumstances of the opposing forces. If The Allies Had Fallen is a spirited and terrifying alternate history, and a telling insight into the dramatic possibilities of World War II." describe more a series of exercises in historical science (or a kind of kriegspiel) than a "spec-fic" work or one about "spec-fic".Hauck 08:43, 25 February 2018 (EST)
I would agree. We have quite a few similar works in the database. I've considered bringing it up at on the Community Portal, but hadn't gotten around to it. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:30, 25 February 2018 (EST)

"Searching for the Familar" in Familiars

Could you please double-check whether "Searching for the Familar" is spelled that way in your verified Familiars? TIA! Ahasuerus 18:23, 2 March 2018 (EST)

It was a typo. Now fixed.Don Erikson 16:56, 4 March 2018 (EST)
Approved and merged. Thanks for checking! Ahasuerus 17:40, 4 March 2018 (EST)


Would you please double check that Dorsai does not have an exclamation point in the title? All the other editions do and this is listed as the seventh printing. If it doesn't, then it needs to be unmerged from the exiting title record and a variant created. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:38, 6 March 2018 (EST)

It does have an "!".Don Erikson 16:51, 10 March 2018 (EST)
Added. Thanks you. -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:59, 10 March 2018 (EST)

Moon of Three Rings

Moon of Three Rings Added to the metadata:

  • ISBN 0-441-54101-1
  • OCLC 671810884 (external link) - I left the existing note about the OCLC in place.

Added notes:

  • While the title on the front cover and spine is "Moon of 3 Rings" the title page has "Moon of Three Rings"
  • Catalog # 54101 on the front cover and the SBN "441 54101 075" on the spine. The ISBN 0-441-54101-1 is derived from the SBN.

--Marc Kupper 21:11, 9 March 2018 (EST)

Phoenix Without Ashes

I added notes to Phoenix Without Ashes. The first two bullets were already there and I added everything else. --Marc Kupper 02:00, 10 March 2018 (EST)

The Mists of Doom

Cover artist of this is Sanjulian, see, which shows (move mouse over pics to zoom; see second row of leftmost photo) the contents of this 1994 Sanjulian trading cards collection. Horzel 07:45, 10 March 2018 (EST)

Russian books

Hello Don, I've approved your submission but IIRC the "Transliterated Title" field is not for translations but for transliterations. I'm not an expert in this field as Dominique may be, but this field is for the original title to be written in roman alphabet, so for "Битва королей?" it may be something along the lines of "batva koponeg" (just kidding). Hauck 05:25, 11 March 2018 (EDT)

I think I fixed it/Don Erikson 18:06, 12 March 2018 (EDT)

Fantasia Mathematica

Don, You verified one publication of this anthology P13151, whose Contents list includes this:

268 • Yet What Are All... • poem by Lewis Carroll

I wonder whether that is an excerpt from "Four Riddles", part I. See a transcript at Project Gutenberg Ebook #651 p152ff.

Wikiquotes: Lewis Carroll separately quotes the 3rd stanza ("Yet what are all such gaieties to me ...") and the 5th-6th stanzas, of part I. --Pwendt|talk 18:34, 14 March 2018 (EDT)

You are right it is a excerpt from "Four Riddles". Just two lines and a math equation.Don Erikson 18:44, 18 March 2018 (EDT)

Nightchild ISBN

I accepted your Nightchild submission, but the ISBN was flagged as bad. It looked like a digit got dropped. I changed 06781379X to 067181379X, which is what searching turned up. Please double-check against your book. Thanks. --MartyD 22:31, 18 March 2018 (EDT)

It was my typo. You fixed it right.Don Erikson 16:55, 25 March 2018 (EDT)

Forbidden Area

I credited the cover of Forbidden Area to Barye Phillips and noted his signature. MOHearn 11:51, 20 March 2018 (EDT)

Gardens of the Moon

Don, do you mind joining this conversation so we can get to the bottom of this cover attribution story? I will have a US copy of the book in hand in a few hours if needed. Thanks! Annie 18:11, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

Island of Dr. Moreau

Island of Dr. Moreau is given without a "The", but the container title is The Island of Dr. Moreau. Would you mind double checking especially since other printings of this edition have been verified as "The"? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:01, 23 March 2018 (EDT)

It should have a "The". I've added it.Don Erikson 16:57, 25 March 2018 (EDT)

Childhood's End

Childhood's End - I added notes about the cover art credit and the LCCN. --Marc Kupper 03:46, 26 March 2018 (EDT)

Tazan and the Forbidden City

I would like to change the artist on this pub from Robert Abbett to Dick Powers. The copyright page does credit Abbett, but the first editions (US and Cdn) do credit Dick. Several other Tarzan books printed at this time did switch to Abbett covers, I'm guessing the artwork was never received or used. Looking for permission rather than forgiveness ../Doug H 14:09, 27 March 2018 (EDT)

Now I'm looking for forgiveness. ../Doug H 08:08, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

Tarzan the Untamed

Recorded image URL (loaded but field not updated), added to notes: printing history, art credit, SBN, ISBN locations for this pub. ../Doug H 17:15, 27 March 2018 (EDT)

cover art credit for Strange Fantasy, Spring 1970

Hi, I think I have found your artists for Strange Fantasy, Spring 1970. They are from left to right Fantastic Stories of Imagination, April 1962 by George Barr, Fantastic Stories of Imagination, August 1962 by Vernon Kramer and Fantastic Stories of Imagination, September 1964 by Robert Adragna.--Dirk P Broer 11:35, 28 March 2018 (EDT)

Cover art credit for Strange Fantasy, Summer 1969

Hi, the cover art for Strange Fantasy, Summer 1969 was made of parts of the cover art for Fantastic Stories of Imagination, April 1965 and Fantastic Stories of Imagination, May 1965, both by Gray Morrow.--Dirk P Broer 12:56, 28 March 2018 (EDT)

Doc Savage Omnibus #10

When you get a chance, could you please check whether "The Too-Wise Owl" is really spelled "The Two-Wise Owl" in your verified Doc Savage Omnibus #10? TIA!

P.S. Also, would you like help archiving older discussions on this Talk page? Ahasuerus 10:12, 30 March 2018 (EDT)

It is "Too". I fixed it. And yes, I would like help with archiving.Don Erikson 17:42, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
Thanks! All 2015-2017 discussions have been archived. Ahasuerus 18:32, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Lest Darkness Fall

Lest Darkness Fall: I expanded the pub-notes. The old notes were just "Stated 2nd printing". --Marc Kupper 19:31, 31 March 2018 (EDT)

Ken Kelly new canonical name

Hello Don,

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:

Not credited.
Credited on Copyright page as "Ken Kelly" no "W."
Credited on Copyright page as "Ken Kelly" no "W."
Credited on Copyright page as "Ken Kelly" no "W."
Not credited.
Credited on Copyright page as "Ken W. Kelly"

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)

Thanks a lot for checking! I will adjust accordingly. Done. And signing (sorry) Annie 17:53, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

The Mind Cage

The Mind Cage; The OCLC reference refers to the 1965 Tower first edition (the Catalog ID in the OCLC record is ’43-503’ not ’43-776’). Should this OCLC ID be included in the second printing (there is no actual OCLC record for the 1967 printing)? --AndyjMo 07:30, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

I wouldn't think so. It's not mentioned on this printing so it shouldn't be included.Don Erikson 17:53, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Out of Time's Abyss

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

The Living Shadow

My copy of this pub has the ISBN on the spine and the title page. If your copy also has those, I will update the record. Thanks, Tom TAWeiss 11:58, 8 April 2018 (EDT)

There is am ISBN. Now that there is a space for both ISBN and Catalog numbers I'll add it.Don Erikson 17:59, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

The Space Scavengers

Hello Don,

I was moving the LCCN for The Space Scavengers and your note references an OCLC record but none is linked or mentioned. Can you check/verify? Thanks! Annie 03:58, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

The number on the copyright page is as it appears in the entry.Don Erikson 18:02, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
But there is no OCLC number added to the entry - there is only a LCCN one. Your note references OCLC and not LCCN.Annie 18:11, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

The Chessmen of Mars

I am adding ERB's essay on Jetan or Martian Chess to this, this and this publication. ../Doug H 16:27, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

The Mucker

I have added the Foreword by Kevin Hancer to this pub. ../Doug H 16:34, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

The Return of the Mucker

I have added the Foreword by Hancer to this publication. ../Doug H 16:38, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Битва королей

Hello Don,

Can you confirm that the author name here is indeed written in English on the title page? ThanksAnnie 03:52, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Same question for игра престолов (and any reason not to use the standard Russian capitalization here?), пир стервятников (and same question on capitalization) and Танец с драконами? Thanks! Annie 03:55, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
The author's name is in Cyrillic on the title page. The title and author are in English on the copyright page. As to capitalization, I used Google Translator and just cut and pasted the results, so I have no clue about upper or lower case letters.Don Erikson 18:09, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
I'll adjust the capitalization and the name of Martin as per the title pages then (same on covers from what I can see). Thanks for the quick answer! Annie 18:13, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
These are done, including the FantLab links. Please note that based on the year and ISBN, we can figure out the printing if you want (Танец с драконами is second printing (based on the year), Пир стервятников is fourth (ISBN + year), Битва королей is 7th (date) and Игра престолов is 9th or later (the 8th is from 2014). As the books usually do not mention it and you are the PV, I will not add this in the record :) Annie 19:02, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Beyond the Farthest Star

I have added Lupoff's foreword to this pub and changed the page number for Wollheim's foreword to page 2. ../Doug H 10:30, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Back to the Stone Age

In this publication, the note states "Cover credited to Frazetta alone.", but my notes indicate the copyright page has "Cover and title-page illustration by Roy Kenkel, Jr. & Frank Frazetta". Can you confirm please? Thanks ../Doug H 11:05, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Well I see I make an error here. I see that it is fixed.Don Erikson 18:11, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Tarzan and the Ant Men

I have changed the page numbers in this pub from 200 to 188. The last numbered page is 188 and the 2 page bio is unnumbered and not included in the contents. This makes the publication consistent with all the other Ballantine editions of this title - except one, but I don't have a copy of that one. :( . ../Doug H 11:11, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Tarzan and the Forbidden City

In this and 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 11:27, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

The Oakdale Affair

I have added the Foreword by Kevin Hancer to this and this publication. ../Doug H 13:34, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

The Monster Men

I've added the "In Tribute" essay by Lupoff to this pub. ../

The Lost Continent

I've added Wollheim's Foreword to this and this publication. ../Doug H 15:44, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Robert Asprin's Myth Series

Hi Don,

Did you forget to import the content in Robert Asprin's Myth Series? Which are the three books in this omnibus? The first 3 in the series? Thanks! Annie 17:49, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

00ps! I'll take care of it. Thanks for the reminder.Don Erikson 18:13, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Lecherous Limericks

Are you sure that the art is by Mrt Gerberg and not Mort Gerberg in your newly added? Your typo or book typo or a new artist? Annie 20:05, 10 April 2018 (EDT)

Fixed.Don Erikson 16:32, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

The Ruby and the Cauldron

Hello Don,

I have a request on hold that would like to change the name of the story The Ruby and the Cauldron to The Ruby and the Caldron (no "u" in the last word) in your verified Classic Scary Stories. Would you mind checking the book for the spelling of that story name? Thanks! Annie 12:42, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

It is "caldron".Don Erikson 16:32, 11 April 2018 (EDT)
I will approve then. Thanks for checking! Annie 16:38, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

Robert Asprin's Myth Series

Are you sure you want to add "Another Fine Myth" 3 times here or is that a typo mishap? Also - why not import instead of adding and then merging each (5 steps as opposed to 1)? Annie 15:42, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

Jeez. I've been having problems with My cut and paste. I think it's just a low battery in my mouse. i will replace it and redo after I cancel this entry.Don Erikson 15:46, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
Approved the new one. And did the 4 additional manual merges after that. :) You may want to use Import instead of PubEdit next time :) Annie 15:56, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

The War of Dreams

Cover artist of this is Peter Goodfellow, see his site. Horzel 16:35, 13 April 2018 (EDT)


I'm looking at your verified copy of Butler's Erewhon. I'm trying to track down the first US printing. Bleiler's Science Fiction: The Early Years gives this as published by Dutton with a date of 1907. I think the date is a typo as I can find no evidence in Worldcat, ABE and other sources for a 1907 Dutton printing. Worldcat does have several undated printings "[1901?]" which I suspect belong to this edition. I also found this scan which gives a Dutton printing history indicating that the first Dutton printing was March of 1917. This made me suspect the date of your copy, but I also found this Worldcat entry with a 1913 date. Does your copy have a 1913 date or did you get that from another source? I also should let you know that the Dutton reprints appear to be of the third edition (1901 Grant Richards). There were two editions in 1872. The second is revised and adds a preface. Please let me know your thoughts on the date of your edition. I would probably assume that the printing history from the later Dutton printing is correct unless there is concrete evidence to the contrary. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 09:44, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

My copy's title page looks like the 1910 printing except it has the publishers address and "1913" under the publishers name. Also mine has a previous owners name and a date of '17.Don Erikson 18:36, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

The Parasaurians

Added ISBN from SBN on copyright page to your verified 270124.--AliHarlow 10:26, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

The Citadel of the Autarch

Changed the page count on your verified 37146 from 330 to 328 to reflect the extent of the novel and added a publication note about the essay on page 329.--AliHarlow 07:42, 18 April 2018 (EDT)

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Hi. You verified one date unknown printing of the Dover ed. P255438, now the only database record of ISBN 0-486-21482-6. You note this is a photographic facsimile, so it contains the Carroll INTERIORART too. I submit import of that title (as page "|1.1"), that's all for now. --Pwendt|talk 19:31, 18 April 2018 (EDT)

Test of the Twins

Test of the Twins; A Note states “Copyright page states that the Library of Congress Catalog Card Number is 86-90222. This is the LoC Classification and not the LoC Control Number” I believe that the reference in the copyright page is an LCCN – albeit one which does not exist in the catalog and that the Note should state “Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 86-90222 on copyright page; a record with this reference does not exist”. The LC Classification is actually “CPB Box no. 582 vol. 22” which is a completely different reference. --AndyjMo 08:58, 22 April 2018 (EDT)

Did You Say Chicks?(!)

You verified this copy of the book with the trailing question mark, but not the exclamation mark on my copy of the novel. This seems to be true for the cover and title page and would affect the entries for the cover art, introduction and About the Authors. I noticed that the entry for "Yes, We Did Say Chicks!" is listed that way in the table of contents, but the actual story is titled "Epilogue"/"Yes! We Did Say Chicks!". Can you check your copy please and thank you. I have left a copy of this post with the other verifiers. ../Doug H 16:17, 22 April 2018 (EDT)

I've added an "!" to the title and "Epilogue to the story.Don Erikson 14:48, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Spring 1996

One of the contributors to this pub is Susan Alexander. Could you check her bio and see if she's the same person as the Canadian poet? Thanks --Vasha 22:47, 25 April 2018 (EDT)

Sorry to say parts of my collection is in boxes and I can't seem to find this item. I'll keep looking.Don Erikson 14:48, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Master of Middle-Earth: The Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien

Image URL found for this pub. --Zapp 07:50, 1 May 2018 (EDT)

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Hello, I recently verified the first printing of this pub and this one that you have verified. I found a few differences that I'd like to double-check to see if they are real. (1) The title of the first printing has "The" as the first word of the title. Is this true for the later printings? (2) The first printing has two poems not listed in the records for your later printings of the same catalog number: "Spirits of the Dead" (pg. 347) and "To Science" (pg. 350). Are these indeed absent from the later printings? (3) The story "Dreamland" (pg. 336) is spelled without the hyphen in the first printing; is this true for later printings? (4) And finally, the 16th printing is listed under the canonical title but has a different title on the cover. I wanted to check whether Mystery and Imagination should be a variant title, or if the canonical title is given on the title page. Thanks, Ldb001 10:57, 2 May 2018 (EDT)

Both the 2nd and 16th printing are the same as the 1st in contents and with "The" on the title page. All the differences are mistakes.Don Erikson 14:49, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines

Would you please double check the title of Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines? I'm holding an edit that would update the parent title record as the editor believes all editions should have a hyphen. I note the cover does show the hyphen and there is no note regarding the title page being different then the cover. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:08, 3 May 2018 (EDT)

Yes it has a hyphen and I've added it.Don Erikson 14:48, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Shivers VI, Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24

I updated the date of one of the stories in Shivers VI, "Like Lick 'Em Sticks," to reflect prior publication in Rolling Darkness Revue 2008. Also, in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24, I added "His Only Audience" to the series "The Normal and Nadine Adventures" based on it being described as part of a series in the author's latest collection. --Vasha 16:17, 4 May 2018 (EDT)

In the Red Lord's Reach

I've credited the artist for this pub as Richard Hescox - his signature is actually pretty obvious - bottom of the castle wall. ../Doug H 18:26, 5 May 2018 (EDT)

James Blish's VOR

The uncredited art on the first PB here is almost certainly Arthur Sussman, as the initials look exactly the same as the initials on Leinster's "Planet Explorer" visible at this link. But I'm new here and wasn't sure whether that was enough evidence to make the attribution. I have copies of both books and can verify that they're the same initials. Mphillips 21:02, 7 May 2018 (EDT)

You're right, the initials look like Sussman's. I would go ahead and credit him and note your source of info.Don Erikson 14:51, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Foundation's Edge

Foundation’s Edge & Foundation’s Edge; These 2 records seem to refer to the same edition of the book. Should one of them be deleted? --AndyjMo 06:54, 10 May 2018 (EDT)

It seems that these 2 records are identical. Hauck has already moved his Primary Verification to this one. If you agree that they are identical then can you move your verification to that one so that this one can be deleted. --AndyjMo 13:32, 10 May 2018 (EDT)
I agree. I've moved my verification.Don Erikson 14:20, 10 May 2018 (EDT)

Blood Beast

Cover artist Jim Thiesen found for this pub on this website. --Zapp 04:56, 13 May 2018 (EDT)


Image URL found for this pub. But the artist's name is spelled Jim Thiesen. Don't know if the misspelling is printed inside the book? --Zapp 06:01, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

Pet Sematary

Cover artist Linda Fennimore for this pub was found on earlier printing. --Zapp 11:01, 13 May 2018 (EDT)
And for this pub, too. --Zapp 11:03, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

"The pardon" in Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown

In Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown I have varianted "The Pardon" to the original and changed the date of the translation to that of its first known appearance, this volume. Could you look up who the translator is, and try to find out when the translation first appeared, and add those pieces of information to the record? Thanks! --Vasha 10:16, 17 May 2018 (EDT)

There is no translator mentioned and the story is not even mentioned in the Acknowledgments.Don Erikson 19:29, 27 November 2018 (EST)

The Space Merchants

I found and updated the cover artist for this pub. Also added a note regarding the source. ../Doug H 15:55, 18 May 2018 (EDT)

The End of the World

Cover art of this is indeed by Ed Emshwiller, his signature is clearly visible (below right) on the original art here.

Questions about cover for Ship of Destiny

Hi, there seems to be some sort of mix-up, because the ISFDB currently has two different verified versions of the mass-market paperback 9th printing of Ship of Destiny, both verified by you. This version has a cover image (of the older Stephen Youll cover), but incorrectly gives the cover artist as Didier Graffet. This version has no cover image, and gives the cover artist as Stephen Youll. Which is correct? Seems like one of them needs to be deleted or merged, maybe.
If you want to see the old Stephen Youll and new Didier Graffet covers, there are images on the fan site
Thanks for checking! BungalowBarbara 19:43, 23 May 2018 (EDT)

You all are going to sick of hearing this but "This seems to to misshelved,I believe this book maybe boxed with the books I'm going to be entering this week. But I'll keep looking." I haven't been here since May!? Well I've been working for a NGO start up more than when I had a real job, them there my heath scare (RX fixed me) and family medical problems and laziness and the dread of having explain to you all how everything is screwed up and . . .
BTW never work for someone whose only input is the desire to take all the credit.Don Erikson 19:23, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Danger Planet

Added a reference in note to source for Frazetta art credit in this pub. ../Doug H 09:51, 25 May 2018 (EDT)

The Goblin Tower

Cover artist of this is Paul Monteagle, see his site. Horzel 14:36, 27 May 2018 (EDT)

Science Fiction Eye, #14, Spring 1996

In Science Fiction Eye, #14, Spring 1996 you have artwork on pages 25 and 28 credited to François Cailé who is presumably François Caillé. Is that typo in the magazine? --Vasha 00:25, 1 June 2018 (EDT)

I'm sorry to be so late with this BUT I'm also sorry to say I can't find this. I do have it so I'll keep looking.Don Erikson 19:14, 27 November 2018 (EST)

The Time Machine

Hi, Don. Think I have the same edition as [this] and found a date code on the last page of 5—76. Also the artist is misspelled on the back cover as 'Scharre' instead of 'Schaare'. If yours is the same I'll just update the record, if not I'll create a new one. Thanks! --~ Bill, Bluesman 20:00, 1 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. Men Without Bones). 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 13:14, 3 June 2018 (EDT)

Fernado Q. Gouvêa


Can you check the name of this letter writer in "The New York Review of Science Fiction, January 1990"? Is he indeed Fernado (in which case we need to pseudonym to Fernando Q. Gouvêa or is it just a typo? Thanks! Annie 22:08, 3 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)

The Man Who Was Poe

Hi. You verified a copy of Avon Flare ed., 1st printing 1991-08 P179441.

  1. Perhaps Canada price C$8.99 is a misreading of $3.99. My apparent 10th printing, no date, shows "US $3.99 [horizontal line] CAN $4.99" in vertical orientation on the spine and "(CAN $4.99) U.S. $3.99" on the front cover.
  2. Our current cover image shows an Avon Camelot ed. rather than Avon Flare, without any detail text. My apparent 10th states Avon Flare at both top of spine and bottom of title page, only. (We link Amazon image of the same Avon Camelot cover for a 2008 Paw Prints ed.).
  3. Apparent 10th printing, I say. The copyright page concludes with two lines "Printed in Canada // UNV 10". Does yours show the same except continue 10 9 ... 1?

--Pwendt|talk 20:53, 11 June 2018 (EDT)

This seems to to misshelved,I believe this book maybe boxed with the books I'm going to be entering this week. But I'll keep looking.Don Erikson 19:11, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Translations in Skeleton Keys

In Skeleton Keys, could you confirm whether "The Queen of Spades" is translated by Rosemary Edmonds or someone else? Also, who translated "Stone from the Stars"? Thanks. --Vasha 15:46, 12 June 2018 (EDT)

"The Queen of Spades" was trans. by Edmonds. "Stone from the Stars" was trans, by R. Prokofieva.Don Erikson 19:10, 27 November 2018 (EST)

The Vision

Hi, Don. Added a couple of notes to [this] and noticed a signature on the back cover drawing [it's different than the front] but can't make it out. First name could be 'Ron' but that's a guess. Can you make head or tail of it? --~ Bill, Bluesman 16:50, 13 June 2018 (EDT)

Can't make it out either. If the left side of the "r" is a hair then could be "Lou".Don Erikson 19:06, 27 November 2018 (EST)

The Dead Girl's Dance

The Morganville Vampires, volume 1; The record shows a Page Count of 4767 – seems a bit high to me. OCLC has a page count of 467. Maybe a mistype? --AndyjMo 07:52, 17 June 2018 (EDT)

Rod Serling's Twilight Zone


Can you look at your verified? The title record says that it is an omnibus of the two collections but the only content added is the one of the first collection only. Annie 22:57, 17 June 2018 (EDT)

And while you are at it The Lord of the Rings (Boxed Set) also needs its content. Annie 22:59, 17 June 2018 (EDT)
Both of these books are boxed with the books I'm going to be entering this week.Don Erikson 19:01, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Utopia 3

User Horzel found the cover artist for this verified pub. It's David Schleinkofer, see his Flickr account. I added the credit. --Willem 15:55, 18 June 2018 (EDT)

The Green Man

I credited the cover art to the Paperback Library edition of The Green Man and noted that Michael Leonard's website (the one referenced for Brak versus the Mark of the Demons) credits the Sphere edition cover that it reprints.

If, like me, after comparing you think the uncredited Paperback Library covers for Jason and Jirel of Joiry are in exactly the same style, perhaps as Primary Verifier you'd add a parenthetical note to that effect to one or both. MOHearn 18:08, 23 June 2018 (EDT)

There Will Be Time

The cover artist of this is Fernando Fernandez, see his site. Horzel 17:55, 24 June 2018 (EDT)

The Sands of Mars

The cover artist of this is also Fernando Fernandez, same signature as on There Will Be Time. Horzel 18:01, 24 June 2018 (EDT)

Tales of Ten Worlds

Cover artist of this is also Fernando Fernandez, see Horzel 11:51, 25 June 2018 (EDT)


Rork!; The Catalog ID field has the value “0-532-15227-4”. Shouldn’t this value be in the ISBN field? --AndyjMo 16:59, 26 June 2018 (EDT)

Gerald Kersh's Men Without Bones collections

Hi Don, your verified 1962 Kersh collection Men Without Bones has considerably different contents from the first edition published just seven years earlier in 1955. I wouldn't even call it the same collection with a limited selection of the original stories: of the 13 stories in your collection only 3 appeared in the 1955 edition ('Men Without Bones', 'The Madwoman' and 'The Hack'), the other ten are 'new'. Would you consider it a separate collection that ought to have its own title record? (This is pretty common with some writers, e.g. look at the number of separate Kafka collections with titles like 'The Metamorphosis and Other Stories', etc.) Also, does the subtitle "and Other Haunting Inhabitants of the Wide, Weird World" appear on the title page?

I'd also appreciate some feedback to my original questions about Kersh on 3 June. Thanks. PeteYoung 09:25, 4 July 2018 (EDT)

This seems to to misshelved,I believe this book maybe boxed with the books I'm going to be entering this week. But I'll keep looking.Don Erikson 18:53, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Arabella of Mars

Added a cover scan and a couple of external links and corrected the page-count on your verified Arabella of Mars.SFJuggler 12:34, 8 July 2018 (EDT)

Ursus of Ultima Thule

Nitramyeldud found the cover artist for Ursus of Ultima Thule based on a listing for the original artwork. As a new user, the submission wasn't quite right so I re-did it with the proper publication note & canonical artist name. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:32, 8 July 2018 (EDT)

More Magic of Xanth

Cover artist Darrell K. Sweet of this pub added. --Zapp 07:03, 10 July 2018 (EDT)

The Tombs of Atuan

I guess this pub could be the 7th printing according to publication date between 6th and 8th printing. --Zapp 03:37, 14 July 2018 (EDT)

The Reassembled Man

Added notes for source of Frazetta art credit to The Reassembled Man ../Doug H 18:32, 18 July 2018 (EDT)

The Planet of the Blind, Acorna's People, & Treaty at Doona

I'm replacing the Amazon covers and cleaning up notes on our verified [11], [12], & [13]. I'm also adding Canadian prices to some books where I'm the only verifier. Jack Sjmathis 09:57, 26 July 2018 (EDT)


Hi. You verified a 2008 copy of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader P452519 as publisher Harper Trophy. That should be publisher HarperTrophy. --Pwendt|talk 14:25, 26 July 2018 (EDT)

Tin House Magazine

I'm going through back issues of Tin House, including your verified issue, and making the necessary changes because it is non-genre: setting the ng flag and changing the editor credit to "Editors of Tin House Magazine." I also made a few cosmetic changes: changed the title record to "Tin House Magazine - 2013" and added the issue number to the issue title. --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 01:01, 27 July 2018 (EDT)

A Fighting Man of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

I recently added a variation here of the publication you had verified here. The two versions differ in the ads in the final pages, which I documented in the notes. I had arbitrarily chosen which ads were associated with each publication, so you may need to move your verification to the other copy, depending on what you have in your copy. ../Doug H 17:16, 28 July 2018 (EDT)

Cover artist for Star Trek 7 (Bantam 1979)

I have just added the cover artist for Star Trek 7. It was used in 1975 for German Star Trek edition and Eddie Jones signed the artwork "S. Fantoni". JLochhas 10:04, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Hi. I have that submission on hold. Is the only credit the "S. Fantoni" signature, and is that signature visible on this Star Trek 7 cover? If so, the cover should be credited to S. Fantoni, not to Eddie Jones (since we have S. Fantoni, then a variant made as appropriate, although I don't see any 1975 German Star Trek 4... --MartyD 10:29, 29 July 2018 (EDT)
Hi Marty, here's the link to Star Trek 4 that I should have added for starters. The title is not Star Trek 4.... --JLochhas 13:28, 30 July 2018 (EDT)
Ok, sorry about the delay. I've accepted the submission.

Cover artist for Zardoz

User Horzel found the cover artist of your verified Zardoz. I added the credit and a note about the source. Thanks, --Willem 14:49, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Stories from Doctor Death

I added Robert Bonfils' cover credit and the month to Stories from Doctor Death along with a note giving the source for both, the Vintage Greenleaf Classics website. MOHearn 17:18, 29 July 2018 (EDT)

Witchcraft and Wizardry in Wales

Hi, in your verified copy of A Circle of Witches you give the essay Witchcraft and Wizardry in Wales as written by Mrs. E. Lynn Linton (I). I can't find that in two online descriptions, Vault of Evil and Goodreads. Could you please check the attribution (and the subtitle of this anthology)?--Dirk P Broer 04:57, 4 August 2018 (EDT)

Danny Dunn and the Smallifying Machine

Hi. You verified a copy of the Archway pb in its 5th printing P296925, with cover art by the illustrator Paul Sagsoorian. I don't believe Sagsoorian is the artist, given that this quite different work illustrates the same narrative moment as the cover of the [supposed, we don't say it] 1st ed., which contains the Sagsoorian illustrations P261809.

I've removed the cover credit and noted the (probably wrong) credit on the title page.

At the same time, does your book say anything relevant to "New York : Washington Square Press [1971, ©1969]", Archway Paperback #60, quoting WorldCat OCLC 21202548. Does it mention Washington or show #60? --Pwendt|talk 16:26, 10 August 2018 (EDT)

There is no mention "New York : Washington Square Press [1971, ©1969]" anywhere I could see.Don Erikson 18:45, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Welcome Home, Jaime

I corrected the spelling of Welcome Home, Jaime from Jamie on the Title Page, which affects your Primary Verified publications. MOHearn 14:02, 11 August 2018 (EDT)


Wanted to let you know I added some more info to notes of Eventide. MagicUnk 18:08, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Battlestar Galactica

FYI, I have updated the Notes field of your verified Battlestar Galactica for readability. Ahasuerus 18:22, 14 August 2018 (EDT)

P.S. Also, the cover artist, Robert Tanenbaum, has been added to the Berkley Books edition of this book, which you are also a primary verifier on. Ahasuerus 18:28, 14 August 2018 (EDT)

Apollo Press/Books

Hi, I came across your verified copy of Wellspring, that you have as published by 'Apollo Press', while the cover says 'Apollo Books' -which is also a publisher. As a matter of fact you own the two books we have of them in our database. Is this one and the same publisher?--Dirk P Broer 07:57, 22 August 2018 (EDT)

My copy of Wellspring seems to be misshelved but I'm going to say that they're the same company because another book by Hawkins, a mystery, was also published by Apollo books. The missing book maybe boxed with the books I'm going to be entering this week. But I'll keep looking.Don Erikson 18:35, 27 November 2018 (EST)

From the Earth to the Moon

I added the cover artist Raul Mina Mora to this pub, he is credited in first printing. --Zapp 12:36, 7 September 2018 (EDT)

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

Added note, external references and cover artist info to your verified The Mammoth Book of Steampunk.SFJuggler 13:36, 9 September 2018 (EDT)

The Incomplete Enchanter

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

Life on Other Worlds

I added the cover artist to this. Found a 5th edition that uses same artwork, signed "jonas," same sig as other Robert Jonas artworks. Cheers, Mphillips 17:13, 17 September 2018 (EDT)


Added notes and a cover scan to your verified Jupiter.

Typo fix in Starlight 3

Since I have a copy of Starlight 3, I went ahead and corrected "Madeleine E. Robbins" to "Madeleine E. Robins." --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 01:36, 1 October 2018 (EDT)

Andre Norton - Catseye

Just a nit-picking detail - in this pub's notes you state "This printing has ad codes B24, A25, & 31A". My copy reverses two ad codes "24B, 25A". ../Doug H 13:31, 1 October 2018 (EDT)

The Blight (Dr. Palfrey)

Hi, Don. You verified a record of the Lancer Books ed. P367155 as 1969. The cited WorldCat record reports 1968, and you note, "©1968, not likely published until 1969".

The Sunday column "Criminals at Large" by Allen J. Hubin, NY Times 1970-05-17 p287, notes "five new paperback Creasey reprints by Lancer (75 cents each)", including The Blight.

Here --venerable weekly column in the book review section-- that is late enough to be certainly 1970 publications, probably spring 1970, in my judgment. --Pwendt|talk 21:10, 10 October 2018 (EDT)

I see your point. I will change the note to 1970.Don Erikson 18:15, 27 November 2018 (EST)

possible page number typo in "Steampunk"

If you still have your copy of "Steampunk", could you check and see if the page number for "The Steam-Driven Time Machine: A Pop Culture Survey" is actually 339, or 349 as it is in the second and 4th printings? Thanks. gzuckier 22:16, 14 October 2018 (EDT)

It is 349. Thanx for fixing it.Don Erikson 18:11, 27 November 2018 (EST)


User Mphillips found the cover artist for Stardreamer, see here. I added credit and notes. --Willem 04:54, 15 October 2018 (EDT)

'Arena of Antares' and 'Fliers of Antares'

Please see User talk:Willem H.#'Arena of Antares' and 'Fliers of Antares' --Marc Kupper 23:56, 15 October 2018 (EDT)

Poe's Children

I removed the subtitle "An Anthology" from the title of Poe's Children: New Horror since such low-information subtitles are usually omitted here --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 16:12, 16 October 2018 (EDT)

Three-Ring Psychus

Cover artist of this is Terrance Lindall, see here or this book (page 6) about the artist. Horzel 17:26, 18 October 2018 (EDT)


FYI re: your PV'd, I've verified the US & UK versions and will be submitting Pub Notes to differentiate the two. Markwood 12:52, 20 October 2018 (EDT)

J. R. R. Tolkien (Writers for the Seventies)

Hi. You verified a copy of the 1st printing, P18807, with Content

  • "Foreword. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Write for the Seventies"

That is unusual format and "Writer" is mis-spelled. Is it intended to represent three-line layout such as this (perhaps punctuated)?

J.R.R. Tolkien
A Writer for the Seventies

Because of the mis-spelling I will alert moderators but I have a question for you anyway. (The other verifier is inactive now probably.) Does the book identify Terence Malley as series editor of Writers for the Seventies? If not, anyone else? --Pwendt|talk 22:02, 22 October 2018 (EDT)

I fixed errors in the title of the foreword, replacing a period with a colon and adding the "r" to writer.
From reading some of the foreword it appears that Malley IS the editor of the series. Though it doesn't say so outright.Don Erikson 18:02, 27 November 2018 (EST)


Have added a couple of bibliographic notes to your verified copy of Somtow Sucharitkul's Mallworld. PeteYoung 20:40, 28 October 2018 (EDT)

The Shaggy D. A.

Added a note and some web links to your verified listing of Shaggy D. A.. MLB 02:28, 29 October 2018 (EDT)


Typo check: is the name of the cover artist of Trillion really spelled "Particia"? --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 15:08, 6 November 2018 (EST)

Typo fixed. I will then remove misspelled name.Don Erikson 17:50, 27 November 2018 (EST)
Welcome back, Don! :) No need to remove an author when there is no record that uses that name anymore - unlike titles with no publications, authors are getting automatically removed when they have nothing attached to them. Annie 17:58, 27 November 2018 (EST)

The Best of Cordwainer Smith

Hi. The Pub Notes for your PV'd "The Best of Cordwainer Smith" ( say, "First printing has gutter code "24R" [verified] on page 341". In my copy, that first printing code is on page 337 (with no printing code on page 341.) Need to determine if Pub Note is wrong, or if I've got a verified variant. I'm posting this note to the other PV's, also. Thanks in advance for response. Markwood 11:37, 12 November 2018 (EST)

After going through 12 big boxes of SFBC books I can't find this book. I will keep looking.Don Erikson 17:52, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Midnight people cover

I deleted the reference to the cover you posted from this pub: on the following basis

title doesn't match
catalog # doesn't match
authors on cover aren't in contents

Hope I'm not overstepping my bounds. maybe you could check? thanks. gzuckier 22:23, 19 November 2018 (EST)

. . . And Baby Makes Three

I changed the designation of . . . And Baby Makes Three from a short story to that of an essay. MLB 02:51, 27 November 2018 (EST)

I, Robot

Hi, cover artist of this, now given as Kossim, should be Sanford Kossin, see this edition. Horzel 15:27, 28 November 2018 (EST)

The same goes for The Passionate Witch and for I Am Legend. Horzel 15:36, 28 November 2018 (EST)

t zero

Hi, I've imported content and appended the notes for your verified copy of t zero.--Dirk P Broer 06:50, 30 November 2018 (EST)

Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror/Supernatural

Replaced Amazon cover of this with once scanned from my own copy --Mavmaramis 13:12, 30 November 2018 (EST)

Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Hello Don,

Did the book make the typo in "Alistair Reynolds" name (he goes by Alastair Reynolds usually) or did it happen while adding the book here? Thanks! Annie 16:00, 7 December 2018 (EST)

The Astounding Adventures of Space Ranger Starr, Agent of the Council of Space

Does this omnibus really contain Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury twice? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:22, 10 December 2018 (EST)

Oops. Fixed.Don Erikson 19:10, 3 January 2019 (EST)

"Working the High Steel"

In your verified publication Warrior Wisewoman 2, the story "Working the High Steel" is listed as a novelette; however, I've seen a reprint publication of it that's less than 5,000 words long. You may want to recheck and correct the length in this publication. --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 19:05, 12 December 2018 (EST)

Circus of the Damned cover artist

Hello Don. I have added the cover artist (Craig White) for your verified, as per this earlier pub. Cheers ! Linguist 10:50, 13 December 2018 (EST).


Greetings, Don! I attempted to slightly change the record for [this] publication by changing the quoted last-page printing date from 74-09 to 9-74 and noted [only in the 'note-to-moderator' space] that the spine number actually doesn't have a checksum. Instead of checking with you or accepting the edit [I do own the book] the moderator rejected it and noted I should clone it instead. Berkley never used codes like 74-09 so I know the original note was just a 'typo' but I guess the moderator was too busy to check with you. The other verifier is long gone. So, can you confirm that your copy has the 9-74 date and that the spine # does not have the checksum? Much thanks. --Artisan 00:08, 17 December 2018 (EST)

The spine doesn't have a check sum. I notice some contributors here have added check sums to a SBN turning it into a ISBN (possably thinking they were fixing a typo). And it says 9-74 on the last page.Don Erikson 15:19, 6 January 2019 (EST)
Thanks very much, I appreciate the response [knew cloning it was just plain wrong]. While I would have no problem adding a leading '0' or some other number for foreign editions, manufacturing a checksum just seems like 'faking' data that just isn't there. I'll make the minor correction to the notes. Thanks again. --Artisan 21:04, 6 January 2019 (EST)

Letter (Fantastic Adventures, September 1947)

Is Letter (Fantastic Adventures, September 1947) really INTERIORART as currently listed? If so, an explanatory note should be added. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:31, 23 December 2018 (EST)

Fixed.Don Erikson 15:23, 6 January 2019 (EST)

Set of Lord of the Rings books in Japanese

Please come participate at User talk:Nihonjoe#Publisher needs identifying . Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:41, 30 December 2018 (EST)

Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Politics

We had duplicate records for the hc edition of Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Politics. I kept the record that had more details (including a local cover image), but that unfortunately meant deleting yours. You may wish to verify the other record. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:11, 31 December 2018 (EST)

King Kong

You have verified two copies of King Kong - here and here. The date for both is 1976-11-00, but the notes both claim that there is a date of November 1978. I have a copy that appears like the former except the only date listed on the copyright page is "First ACE printing: November 1976". Is the 1978 in the notes a typo? ../Doug H 23:39, 3 January 2019 (EST)

Yes, it is a typo. I will fix it.!!!!

The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories

For The 5th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, I've compared it against the Internet Archive scan and see the following deltas:

  • Title page has "Fifth" vs "5th" in title
I've changed to "Fifth" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
  • Publisher is "Beagle Books" vs "Beagle Boxer"
"Beagle Books" appears on title page and copyright page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
It is "Beagle Books" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
  • Page 76 has the title as "The Sea Raiders" vs "The Sea-Raiders"
It appears that way on the contents and story page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
For some reason the first 10 pages of "The Sea Raiders" have been ripped out of my copy but the title at the top of the remaining pages is without a hyphen like the contents page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
  • Page 151 has the title as "Mrs Amworth" vs "Mrs. Amworth"
Fixed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
  • Page 168 has the author as "A. M. Burrage" vs "Ex-Private X"
It appears that way on the contents and story page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .
Just "A. M. Burrage". BTW I changed page number to 166 also. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Don Erikson (talkcontribs) .

Would you please double check your edition before I make updates. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:12, 6 January 2019 (EST)

The pub has not changed & you have no pending edits so looks like something went amiss. As your responses say your copy matches the Internet Archive version, I have made the following changes:
  • Changed the title from "5th" to "Fifth"
  • Changed the publisher from "Beagle Boxer" to "Beagle Books"
  • Removed "The Sea-Raiders" and imported its "The Sea Raiders" variant
  • Removed "Mrs. Amworth" and imported "Mrs Amworth" variant
  • Removed the "The Waxwork" as by Ex-Private X and imported its parent as by A. M. Burrage
  • Expanded the notes
The record should now match the publication. Thank you for checking. -- JLaTondre (talk) 20:10, 7 January 2019 (EST)


I have a question about your verified publication Technology -- I hope you have the book available. I am puzzled by the statement that pages 51-54 (approximately) are "Night - short fiction by Sarah Teasdale." Firstly, the author's name is Sara Teasdale; secondly, as far as I know she only wrote poems; thirdly, most of her poems are short and the one titled "Night" is only four lines. I can't help noticing that Ray Bradbury's story "There Will Come Soft Rains" follows a contribution by the poet who wrote the poem "There Will Come Soft Rains" -- is that poem in there somewhere?

Similar questions about "Fear - short fiction by Nikki Giovanni," Giovanni being also a poet. --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 03:14, 8 January 2019 (EST)

I fixed the two items to poems. As to the pages, there is a blank page them a page with graphic of a giant ampersand then a page that says "There Will Come Soft Rains" then another blank page then a page with story' title and Bradbury's name. It looks like they were trying to pad the number of pages maybe for printing reasons. You don't want too many blank pages at the end, it looks like you don't know what your doing. I nearly lost a job because my boss once told me we were using 8 page signatures and not 16.Don Erikson 20:10, 8 January 2019 (EST)
OK, thanks, that makes sense now (well, sense within the bounds of some questionable publishing decisions). I made "Sarah Teasdale" an alternate name for Sara Teasdale too. --Vasha (cazadora de tildes) 21:27, 9 January 2019 (EST)

The Body Snatchers

I replaced a dead link to Bookscans on The Body Snatchers with a working one. MOHearn 19:09, 15 January 2019 (EST)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" Stories

Hi, I might have found a publication year for your verified copy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" Stories, provided the eight books in the boxed set are Berkley Medallion F798, X808, X819, X830, F858, F890, F912, and X946. These are the ones cited for OCLC record 47132821.--Dirk P Broer 07:11, 25 January 2019 (EST)

Only three of the books match. Mine appears to be a little later with the X# books having higher numbers.Don Erikson 19:09, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

World of Warcraft: Arthas: The Rise of the Lich King

Would you please double check the cover & interior artist credit in World of Warcraft: Arthas: The Rise of the Lich King? The artist's name is Glenn Rane. Is the "Glen" (one 'n') in this pub a typo in the database or in the pub itself? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:10, 26 January 2019 (EST)

The dust jacket gives it as "Glenn Rane" 2 Ns. My mistake.Don Erikson 19:13, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

The Purple Cloud, added mention of 2 previous printings from copyright page. gzuckier 23:47, 5 February 2019 (EST)

Author Credits in The Little Monsters

I'm adding a Worldcat link to your verified copy of the anthology The Little Monsters. I noticed that this record has different author credits for two of the stories. We have "The Metronome" as by "August Derleth" whereas Worldcat indicates that the credit is "August W. Derleth". Also, our credit for "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" is "Lewis Padgett". Worldcat has it as "Henry Kuttner". Could you check the book when you get a chance and ensure that we have the correct form of the author's name for these stories. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 21:21, 28 February 2019 (EST)

It does have a "W". I have fixed it.Don Erikson 19:19, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

Trapped I've added better notes to this issue, since it seems you primary verified but don't have the actual book... (amazon lookin-inside) Susan O'Fearna 23:35, 3 March 2019 (EST)

I unverified this because after a thorough search it appears I don't own this. I must have mistaken it for another in the series that I own. Or??? Don Erikson 19:50, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

Dragonfire -- this cover is by David Cherry (it's one of his trading cards). Susan O'Fearna 01:21, 13 March 2019 (EDT)

The Pirates of Zan

Hi, the cover artist of The Pirates of Zan (Ace double 1971) is Gil Cohen, as can be seen on Horzel 16:57, 13 March 2019 (EDT)

The Mystery of the Bronze Statute in Ghostly by Gaslight

Could I get you to double check the author credit for "The Mystery of the Bronze Statute" on page 192 of your verified copies of Ghostly by Gaslight? We have the credit as "W. B. Sutton" which agrees with Worldcat and The Supernatural Index However, a scan of the original magazine appearance has the author as "W. S. Sutton". I'm going to add the magazine appearance and variant the title. If it turns out that the reprint is actually "W. S." we can simply merge the titles. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:49, 17 March 2019 (EDT)

It appears as W. B. Sutton on the contents page and on the story page.Don Erikson 19:36, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

The Throne of Saturn

just FYI, re: our PV'd, I've got a dust jacket on mine, so I'm editing Pub Notes to remove statement "I did a primary 2 verification because I don't have the dust jacket" and verify price on jacket. Markwood 13:00, 28 March 2019 (EDT)

Dracula's Curse

Crediting the cover of Dracula's Curse to Peter Caras; the signature is almost covered by the title here, but it's visible on a German reprint. MOHearn 10:38, 9 April 2019 (EDT)

animal farm I tweaked the notes a bit, regarding the unusual page # strategy. thanks. gzuckier 13:41, 11 April 2019 (EDT)

Stone of Blood

I added the catalog number and the cover artist to Stone of Blood from the Fantasy Gothics page. MLB 22:02, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

Also for The Moonstone Spirit. MLB 22:13, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
And cover image for The Opal Legacy. MLB 22:25, 15 April 2019 (EDT)

An Ancient Rage

Hey Don, I added a better cover image, some notes, an LCCN, and I variated An Ancient Rage with The Joseph Stone. MLB 00:46, 17 April 2019 (EDT)

Shadows 4

I've submitted cover artist Les Edwards for this, since the same cover art is credited on Quand le Temps Soufflera. Horzel 12:22, 17 April 2019 (EDT)

Chamber of Horrors

Added note and external ID to your PVd Chamber of Horrors.Jim 12:19, 21 April 2019 (EDT)

Creeps by Night; The Red Brain

Hi. You verified our 1st ed. publication records P352219 and P315959 for these two 1961 anthologies, which contain 10 stories each from the 21-story 1931 anthology introduced by Dashiell Hammett.

Previously we have 1931 publication dates for the ESSAY introductions, revised to 1961 only now as I make them variant Titles of the 1931 ESSAY "Introduction (Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills)" T1068456.

  1. Do the 1931 dates mean that the original introduction is reprinted entirely in both of the subcollections? If it's my decision, I won't undo the variant Title relation, only note the fact in the parent ESSAY Note.
The introduction are the same in both books with a 1931 copyright indicated for both. There is no mention that the intros were revised for the 1961 editions.Don Erikson 19:47, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
  1. Is there indication that any of the stories are abridged for the 1961 books?
There's do indication of abridgement.Don Erikson 19:47, 5 May 2019 (EDT)

(Now in the queue, Submission 4267076 wherein I vow to consult you about these anthologies. You aren't here every day. I expect to extend this before you see it.) --Pwendt|talk 13:46, 2 May 2019 (EDT)

From the Earth to the Moon

I have added a note regarding the translation for the Scholastic publications here and here. I also removed the space from the catalog ID of "T 619" for consistency within the publisher. ../Doug H 15:47, 2 May 2019 (EDT)

A Compendium of the Best Science Fiction on the Internet by Dick (?) Wolf

Hi, what would be the difference between Net Sci-Fi: A Compendium of the Best Science Fiction on the Internet by Dick Wolf and this record Same ISBN, price and publication year....--Dirk P Broer 05:23, 9 May 2019 (EDT)

I feel like such an idiot. I've deleted it.Don Erikson 16:49, 9 May 2019 (EDT)

Revolt in 2100

Would it be alright with you if I imported content for your verified copy of Revolt in 2100 from an other 192 page Signet edition? It now features in one of our maintenance lists.--Dirk P Broer 05:35, 9 May 2019 (EDT)

I have no problem with it.Don Erikson 16:50, 9 May 2019 (EDT)

The New Adventures of Conan

Holding your addition of The New Adventures of Conan. Should this be Robert Jordon vs. Robet Jordon? -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:35, 10 May 2019 (EDT)

As it has been 12 days without a response, I have rejected the edit as I assume it is a typo. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:16, 22 May 2019 (EDT)
Redone correctly.Don Erikson 14:52, 11 July 2019 (EDT)

Conan the Magnificent

Holding your clone of Conan the Magnificent and Conan the Destroyer. In both cases, the date matches an existing record. Did you forget to change the date? -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:41, 10 May 2019 (EDT)

As it has been 12 days without a response, I have rejected the edits. While I assume these should be undated, that's not clear. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:17, 22 May 2019 (EDT)
Fixed.Don Erikson 14:53, 11 July 2019 (EDT)

The Jewel in the Skull

I holding your clone of The Jewel in the Skull. This seems to be the same edition as this one. Same reprint lines. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:01, 10 May 2019 (EDT)

As it has been 12 days without a response, I have rejected the edit as it's seems to be a duplicate pub. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:17, 22 May 2019 (EDT)

Daragon Prince (B0x Set)

I have a submission on hold that tries to add a Daragon Prince (B0x set) to the Dragon Prince series of Melanie Rawn.--Dirk P Broer 21:12, 10 May 2019 (EDT)

The Mysterious Island

I have reassigned the publications here and here for the abridged version of The Mysterious Island from the unspecified translation title to a separate one that provides translation and abridgement details. ../Doug H 10:27, 15 May 2019 (EDT)

Crooked Tree

Would you please double check the cover art credit for Crooked Tree? It is entered as Campantle, but Paperbacks from Hell states it is by Dario Campanile. Is the "t" (instead of an "i") a database typo or is it that way in the pub? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:44, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

Under high magnification it stills looks like a "t" but I searched the web and found his signature and it is definitely a "i". I fixed the entry.Don Erikson 15:22, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

I have added the abridger's name to the authorship to and removed the phrase "(Abridged Edition)" from your two pubs here and here based on this discussion. I will be merging these and other publications under this title with notes regarding the abridger and abridgement. ../Doug H 23:38, 19 May 2019 (EDT)

The Jewel of Seven Stars

Don, You are one verifier of the 1972 Scholastic abridged edition in its 1st printing P360620. SFE3 lists that abridgment of the 1903 novel ("cut of the above") and no other. It is not represented by a distinct NOVEL Title record here.
And you are our only verifier of the 1968 Tower Books Dracula's Curse and the Jewel of Seven Stars P291425, which reports 218 pages; and page numbers 5, 21 for the two works (evidently almost 200 pages for The Jewel). There The Jewel is an abridged novella[*], for which this is our earliest reported publication.

Do you intend that the 1968 book does not contain the 1903 novel?

It is the full novel. I don't know which ending it has but the last paragraphs are pretty grim. I think almost everyone but the narrator dies.Don Erikson 15:15, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

[*]T944701 represents the abridgment formerly known as a 1902[sic] novella, formerly with a one-line Note. By the time you read this, the record may be revised again pending input from others who have entered it as publication contents.

Concerning the 1912 modified ending (up beat, by replacement of a few down beat pages): if you are interested, then see page x of the 2004 Davies introduction view as "Look inside". Ideally we should identify later publications as containing the 1903 or 1912 or both. --Pwendt|talk 18:00, 30 May 2019 (EDT)

(update and reword) --Pwendt|talk 15:37, 31 May 2019 (EDT)
The number of more abridged, adapted, or cut editions is greater, and unknown to me. I don't expect that yours contains editorial info, probably no more than text to be compared. Next week I hope to get back to this. --Pwendt|talk 16:55, 8 June 2019 (EDT)


Hey, I wanted to add to the Jongor entries that you have listed here, here, and here turning them from novels to novellas so that I can merge the already listed novellas, and my new listings. If you go here, you can see my brief discussion on the matter. Let me know your opinion. MLB 04:52, 4 June 2019 (EDT)

Yes they should be noted as novellas.Don Erikson 14:50, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

The Lair of the White Worm

Don, You are one permanent verifier of the 1966/69 Paperback Library 1st/2nd printings as "The Garden of Evil" T1012541. That is an edition of the original version of The Lair of the White Worm (Rider, 1911):

  • 40 chapters (28)
  • I. "When Adam Salton arrived at the Great Eastern Hotel he found waiting ..."

You are also our source for the 1979 Zebra Books P77665 as 192 pp (last page unnumbered?). For that book, OCLC:9995398 (not the WorldCat record we link, which is not found today") states:

Notes: Originally published by Rider & Co., 1911.
Description: 191, [2] pages ; 18 cm
The novel ends on page 191 but an afterword also starts on the page, written by the editor Kieth Deutsch dated 1975.

Does it indeed contain the original novel? Or the often mis-reported abridgment (Foulsham, 1925)?

  • 28 chapters
  • I. "Adam Salton sauntered into the Empire Club, Sydney, and found awaiting ..."
It contains he abridgment.Don Erikson 14:49, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

--Pwendt|talk 16:17, 8 June 2019 (EDT)

Son of the Morning and Other Stories, by Phyllis Gotlieb

You primary-verified this publication -- a statement that The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction erroneously titled it "Song of the Morning" was no longer true; it was corrected on the SFE3 site. I deleted the statement of error. Hifrommike65 18:54, 9 June 2019 (CST)

SF: The Other Side of Realism

I have submitted a correction on Clifford D. Simak's name (misspelled as "Sinak") and added metadata to the trade paperback edition of this essay collection, which you primary-verified. Hifrommike65 19:05, 11 June 2019 (CST)

Eight Stories from The Rest of the Robots

Can I trouble you to check your primary-verified copy of Isaac Asimov's collection, which you state is the 8th Pyramid paperback printing, from October 1975. My copy, with the same cover, states 8th printing but in June 1976. The code on the book is V3296. It's possible the publisher failed to update the copyright page. Thanks. Hifrommike65 18:12, 12 June 2019 (CST)

My copy is correct. It says "Eighth printing, October 1975". You have a variant. I've heard Pyramid sometimes played fast and loose with reprints.Don Erikson 14:33, 9 July 2019 (EDT)

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

You had verified this publication. The note says data is from My copy has a page count of xi+752, with the xi coming only from the table of contents (the page is not numbered) and the 752 from the second page of the glossary. May I have your permission to update? ../Doug H 23:26, 17 June 2019 (EDT)

The other primary verifier (Biomassbob) agreed, so I'll make the change and we can revert is you disagree. ../Doug H 12:01, 19 June 2019 (EDT)

Moonstar Odussey

Re: this book - I have been messaged on Twitter by Diane Duane the creator of the map, thus I have made changes. --Mavmaramis 12:20, 18 June 2019 (EDT)

Dr. Futurity

You primary-verified this book: I have submitted a corrected page count (155 pages) and identified the cover artist from a signature on the front cover (James Warhola). Hifrommike65 4:52, 24 June 2019 (CDT)

The Warlord of the Air

You primary-verified this book I have submitted a correction on the cover attribution. Hifrommike65 18:10, 26 June 2019 (CST)

The Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction

You primary-verified this title: I have submitted updated info on its publication date from Ace Books. Hifrommike65 9:00, 29 June 2019 (CDT)

Neglected Visions

You primary-verified this title: I have submitted a OCLC number for it. Hifrommike65 3:26, 3 July 2019 (CDT)

The Tribe

I'm crediting the 1981 Signet cover of The Tribe to Don Brautigam, as he's credited on the new Valancourt reprint using the same cover. MOHearn 18:03, 4 July 2019 (EDT)

Worlds Beyond Dune: The Best of Frank Herbert

Hi, How many of these boxed sets -with the same price and ISBN- do you have?--Dirk P Broer 22:17, 10 July 2019 (EDT)

At least two, another may be one more boxed away for lack of shelf space. Over all I must over 100 different sets. I've got 27 Tolkiens alone. The 2 I'm hunting for the hardest are the Berkley Universal Monsters Carl Dreadstone movie novelization set and an early 3 volume Ace Years best anthology set. The only one I've seen sold on eBay $140. There's a later 5 volume set which I own.Don Erikson 14:21, 11 July 2019 (EDT)

Ironcrown Moon

I have changed the format of this publication from tp to pb, on the basis that it matches my copy and the OCLC reference and I cannot find any reference to a trade size copy. If you copy is indeed a tp with the same number of pages, I'd be happy to change it back, add a new publication and notify the other primary verifiers. ../Doug H 14:02, 13 July 2019 (EDT)

Submission approved. My copy is also pb, not tp. --Willem 14:10, 13 July 2019 (EDT)

The Cave Girl

In The Cave Girl, I've documented a variation in the notes regarding the address. You may wish to change your verification to this publication. ../Doug H 18:10, 13 July 2019 (EDT)

The Two Towers (in Japanese)

Can you take a picture of the copyright page for each of these and post them here? (520366 and 520367) The publication dates should appear on there, and I can read those pages to get the info. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:50, 19 July 2019 (EDT)

It will look something like the one shown here, and it will be at the back of the book. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:51, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Will you do the same for 520364 and 520365 (Fellowship volumes)? Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:10, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Did you receive my email? I used the "E-mail this user" link on the left to send you my email address. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:26, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
They should be all fixed now. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 04:12, 29 July 2019 (EDT)

Joe Steele

Added cover scan, external IDs and some expanded notes to Joe Steele.Jim 17:03, 20 July 2019 (EDT)

Tempo Science Fiction Library (Box Set)

Hi Don,

Do you mind updating the format of this record or add a note on why it is not possible (multiple formats or rebound edition and so on). Thanks! Annie 20:41, 23 July 2019 (EDT)

I sorry, but I don't understand what you would like me to do.Don Erikson 18:06, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
The format is set to "unknown". Are those hardcovers? Or mass market paperbacks? Or trade paperbacks? Or a mix of different formats? Annie 18:13, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
Thanks for setting me right. I would call this a senior moment if hasn't been happening all my life. They are paperbacks and I fixed it. Don Erikson 11:11, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

Cover for Shadows 8

Hi Don, I've added the cover artist for Shadows 8. The artwork was used in a German digest series and explicitly credited there, too. Cheers, John JLochhas 15:20, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

And also for #9 of the series. JLochhas 15:28, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

Red Planet

Expanded notes and added external IDs to your PV'd Red Planet.Jim 00:48, 30 July 2019 (EDT)

Lightning cover art

Added artist (Don Brautigam) to your verified, as per other editions. Cheers, Linguist 10:34, 11 August 2019 (EDT).

The Best of Jim Baen's Universe

Re: your PV'd, my copy has slightly different jacket front than image shown. Mine includes "2006" and "Free CD Inside!" on jacket front, and has "First printing, July 2007" on its copyright page. If yours is as shown, and also has "First printing" on copyright page, then I'll enter mine as a variant. Thanks for checking. Markwood 12:45, 14 August 2019 (EDT)

My copy is an ex-library copy and has a large sticker over over the "Free CD Inside!" So I didn't notice it. I also didn't notice the "2006", but that's all on me. Your copy is the correct one.Don Erikson 18:01, 25 August 2019 (EDT)

Witches! Witches! Witches!

A quick question about your verified Witches! Witches! Witches!. It currently lists the author of the story "The Horned Woman" as Augusta Baker. It turns out that this story is an Irish folk tale first published by Lady Wilde in 1887. Augusta Baker was the editor of the 1955 anthology The Talking Tree: Fairy Tales from 15 Lands, where this story was reprinted, and not its author.

Could you please double check how the author of the story is credited on the title page of your verified copy? TIA! Ahasuerus 19:17, 20 August 2019 (EDT)

Augusta Baker is credited on boh the table of contents and the story page. But the acknowledgment page says "The Horned Woman" from The Talking Tree selected by Augusta Baker. Don Erikson 18:12, 25 August 2019 (EDT)
Thanks for checking! I have updated the publication record with your explanation. Ahasuerus 14:11, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
Your verified copy of Witches! Witches! Witches! has as publication date 1958, but also has ISBN 0-531-01823-7 and price $3.95, which suggests a much later date of publication (1977, accoding to WorldCat record 773284577). W.R. Lohse is given at WorldCat to have illustrated the 1958 Mulberry Books edition. Can you correct this?--Dirk P Broer 05:05, 29 August 2019 (EDT)
Done & done.Don Erikson 16:33, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

Black Oxen

Hi. You PVerified Permanent our record of the 1923 novel Black Oxen T20379 in Boni & Liveright 11th printing as published 1923-07-00. Probably you created our records of the 2nd to 10th printings, as published March to July --unverified records which Note that their publication dates are listed in the 11th.

HathiTrust holdings include apparent 4th and 6th printings whose copyright pages (Fourth, Sixth) list 1st to 6th Printing dates that are consistent with each other, but inconsistent with our March to July schedule. I don't plan to revise any of the publication records, only add a NOVEL title Note --and to report here if I find anything pertinent in contemporary newspapers. --Pwendt|talk 13:38, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

Among January notices of "Spring" books, I find one note in "Books and Authors", NY Times 1923-01-14 pBR21, that Black Oxen will appear on the 25th. It's subject of the lead and longest review in multipage unsigned column "Latest Works of Fiction", NYT -01-21 pBR14. In the same Sunday book review section next week pBR21, it's featured in a snazzy panel "Announcing the Publication Tomorrow, of ...".
Listed at $2.00 it's among several "Recent Fiction" in a full-page panel advertisement by Wanamaker's department store, Phi. Inquirer -01-29 p9. And it's one of 6 new books used in promotion of Womrath's Library ("... Join Now!"), NYT -01-30 p6.
That's all for now. When you get a chance, please describe whether the 11th printing displays a list of publication dates in format as linked above. --Pwendt|talk 16:02, 5 September 2019 (EDT)
The dates are indicated the same.Don Erikson 16:26, 5 September 2019 (EDT)


I've submitted cover artist Vicente Segrelles to this Mike Resnick novel, I found the original art in 'Zo Schilder Vicente Segrelles'. Horzel 13:25, 10 September 2019 (EDT)

Jack Faragasso

Hi, cover art of The Cosmic Eye is really by Jack Faragasso, see this Faragasso gallery which has the original art with mirror-imaged signature. Horzel 15:17, 18 July 2019 (EDT)

Same for The Death Master (but no signature).
And The Other Foot (original art with mirror-imaged signature).
And The Pyramids from Space (no signature). Horzel 06:42, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

Out of Time's Abyss

Concerning this: I've consulted user HolmesD here, and he agrees that the current cover art credit may well be erroneous. I'm going to remove the credit to Vicente Segrelles, leave Zeuschner's opinion in the Notes. Horzel 08:28, 12 September 2019 (EDT)

Beyond the Stars (Cathay publication)

Hi, Don. I've 2nd verified your PV'd On the copyright page of my copy is "This edition published 1984 by Cathay Books Limited". Is that on the copyright page of your book? If not, I'll create a new listing. If so, I can edit the listing to add that info and change the publication date to 1984 (or you can, if you wish.) Thanks. Markwood 19:11, 3 October 2019 (EDT)

"No it doesn't. Mine just has the 1983 copyright notices.Don Erikson 16:59, 8 October 2019 (EDT)

Of Time and Space and Other Things

You primary-verified this edition: I added the OCLC number to External ID, shifted the LCCN number from pub note to External ID, and lightly edited the pub note for consistent capitalization. Mike 18:51, 3 October 2019 (CST)

I have submitted a removal of the LCCN since it is for Doubleday's first edition, not this one. Mike 12:27, 9 October 2019 (EDT)

Lest Darkness Fall

You primary-verified this edition: I have submitted OCLC external ID to the record. Mike 19:22, 3 October 2019 (CST)

I submitted a note indicating my copy did not have the binding error that PV3 did. Mike 9:25, 7 October 2019 (CST)

The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius

The cover artist of this is Jim Starlin, his JPS (James P. Starlin) signature is visible on the cover. (Compare to signature on Savage Sword of Conan #26). Horzel 10:03, 4 October 2019 (EDT)

Dolphin Boy

You are PV1 for I have submitted a OCLC external ID & added to the pub note. Mike 19:53, 7 October 2019 (CST)

This Fortress World

You primary-verified I submitted a OCLC external ID to the record. Mike 20:43, 7 October 2019 (CST)

Best Short Novels 2004

You are a primary verifier of I have submitted an error in the OCLC listing of the book's table of contents to the pub note, & added a Goodreads external ID. Mike 12:23, 9 October 2019 (EDT)

The Stairway to Heaven

Are you sure about the printing number here? Between the 0000-00-00 and the price, it feels like a later printing and a copy/paste mistake? Annie 21:10, 9 October 2019 (EDT)

"Oops. It's the 16th. I fixed it.Don Erikson 21:14, 9 October 2019 (EDT)

Approved. I rejected one of your updates today btw - you did update instead of clone (so you may want to look at your rejected submissions and resubmit). And on a totally separate note - you do not need to add "br" tags - just do a new line in the field :) Annie 21:20, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
Another oops. Redone. the "br" is an old habit which I'll glad to breakDon Erikson 21:28, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
Happens - that's why we have a system of submit and review and not a straight update - two pairs of eyes and all that (and when I self-moderate, I look even more carefully because I know I do not have that second set of eyes to assist me). And that one happens often. :) No worries on the br - I will remind you again if I see you doing them again. :)


Where is the month coming from here? As there is another PV, I would like to at least have the source identified... Thanks! Annie 21:36, 9 October 2019 (EDT)

It comes from the copyright page.I'll leave a note about the source.Don Erikson 21:41, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
Approved and added a note. Feel free to edit if you prefer different phrasing - I won't get upset :) Annie 22:02, 9 October 2019 (EDT)
And I left a note for the other verifier. He is not that active so this will get buried in his "changed primary verifications" so better notify than sorry :) Annie 22:05, 9 October 2019 (EDT)

Napoleon Disentimed

The cover artwork of Your PV here is the same as here where the artist Vicente Segrelles is credited. I submitted the artist's name. --Zapp 09:53, 20 October 2019 (EDT)

Three Against the Witch World

I've replaced the Amazon cover with a scanned cover of our verified this Sjmathis 12:59, 25 October 2019 (EDT)

King of the Vagabonds

I've replaced the Amazon cover with a scanned cover of our verified this Sjmathis 10:29, 26 October 2019 (EDT)

Tarzan and the ?Foreign Legion?

You have verified this pub as having the title Tarzan and the "Foreign Legion". I have a copy with no quotes. I was going to go digging to find my other copies to check the quotes - why would just this one printing by Ballantine have no quotes. If your copy is readily accessible, could you check the status of the quotes? Thanks ../Doug H 15:49, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

Found my other copies. Seems the early Ballantine editions used quotes (U2022 CN, U2022 US, 23859, 24978), but with the Vallejo covers, they dropped them. I've taken the liberty of submitting updates for the pub above as well as correcting the other four. I own copies of all of these and missed it when entering/verifying them. ../Doug H 13:55, 29 October 2019 (EDT)

Zelde M'Tana

Cover art for this edition is by Barclay Shaw. Credit here --Mavmaramis 15:14, 30 October 2019 (EDT)

The Ganymede Takeover

Cover art of this is by Vincent Di Fate, see for the signed original art. Horzel 08:09, 31 October 2019 (EDT)

Dark Delicacies III: Haunted

Hi Don,

Is this really a story? Or is it an essay? Thanks! Annie 22:44, 31 October 2019 (EDT)

Night of the Saucers

I just bought a copy of this and I noticed that the Notes say that it was copyrighted in MMLXXII (2072). I'm sure that's wrong, since that's a date in the future, and my copy has it as MCMLXXI (1971). So I'm assuming the missing "C" in "MCM" is probably a typo, and I'm guessing that the "LXXII" is also a typo, or else I have a different book, which I think is highly unlikely. Bluesman verified it also, but perhaps he missed the date in the Notes. Thanks, Jack Sjmathis 16:39, 1 November 2019 (EDT)

Horror Hunters

Added the cover artist to this anthology. MLB 19:20, 9 November 2019 (EST)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

You have verified several Bantam publications, the 7th, 8th, 15th and 17th printings. I will be using my 16th printing to fill in the intermediate printings. But I had a question for you - mine and the first printing have a Ray Bradbury essay at the beginning, which I will be including. Do your copies have it as well?

Also, given the reference to the 15th printing as a source, I assume you provided the 5th printing notes as well. The date (1964-09-00) and 1st Pathfinder publication match it up as the 4th printing in the notes in my 16th printing. I will be updating the notes to point out the conflict and be adding another 5th printing for July 1965. ../Doug H 16:27, 11 November 2019 (EST)

Ventimila Leghe Sotto I Mari

Your PV pub here may be one of those, supposed #1 or #2. Since the publisher Bietti is only for them. --Zapp 14:57, 14 November 2019 (EST)

The Rule of the Pagbeasts

Hi, I've changed the form of the publisher of this publication record which you have verified: to conform with other Crest publications from this period, and to conform with the form listed in the publication. Thus it had been changed from "Crest Books / Fawcett Publications" to "Crest Books / Fawcett World Library." If there's a problem with this, let me know. Thanks, Ldb001 00:40, 23 November 2019 (EST)

The Night of the Ripper

I found a cover image for Your PV pub here. Can You confirm? --Zapp 03:44, 27 November 2019 (EST)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

I've updated your verified pub to include the Ray Bradbury introduction and the LCCN, based on a transient copy. ../Doug H 10:48, 27 November 2019 (EST)

100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories

A couple of questions on your verified 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories based on comparison to an Internet Archive scan of the seventh printing:

  • Does the title page have middle initials for Dziemianowicz & Weinberg? While the cover does not, the seventh printing has the initials.
  • page 147, is the author credit "Kirk W. Mashburn, Jr." or "W. K. Mashburn, Jr."?
  • page 153, is the author credit "Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu" or "J. Sheridan Le Fanu"?
  • page 354, is the author credit "E. Nesbit" or "Edith Nesbit"?

It is always possible it changed between seventh and ninth printings, but B&N usually doesn't update these. Also, your verification is using an Amazon cover image. Is that still the correct image? It matches the Sterling Publishing edition cover. Amazon images have a tendency to change so was wondering if that might have happened after your verification. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:34, 27 November 2019 (EST)

As it is unlikely there was a change between printings, I have gone ahead and made the changes. If you come back and find there actually was a change, ping me and I will fix it. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:03, 27 January 2020 (EST)

Cover attribution on Simak's City

Not sure who to address this to, but someone says the cover of City is by Don Punchatz, "according to Don Punchatz: A Retrospective." That seems hard to reconcile with the presence of Davis Meltzer's signature on the inside of the lower jaw (you can sort of see it in the ISFDB photo, but it's perfectly clear on a physical copy). I haven't seen this Punchatz book, and I don't know who made the edit, so I'm wondering if it actually credits Punchatz, and if so, what do we do when a secondary source is clearly wrong? // Mphillips 22:15, 27 November 2019 (EST)

The signature 'Meltzer' on this cover scan is perfectly obvious. Horzel 08:20, 11 February 2020 (EST)

Virtuous Vampires

Added cover scan, notes and external IDs to your PV Virtuous Vampires.Jim 00:32, 3 December 2019 (EST)

Undine (Tales Before Narnia)

Hi, Don. You are the permanent verifier of 2008 anthology Tales Before Narnia P241393.
Does it contain this translation of Undine T75365 (unknown date)?

  • Dedication: "Undine, thou image fair and blest, // Since first thy strange mysterious glance, ..."
  • Chapter I: "There was once, it may be now many hundred years ago, a good old fisherman, who was sitting one fine evening before his door, mending his nets. ..."

Or this translation T2652134 (unknown translator, date):

  • Dedication: "Undine! thou fair and lovely sprite, Since first from out an ancient lay I saw gleam forth thy fitful light, How hast thou sung my cares away! ...";
  • Chapter I: "On a beautiful evening, many hundred years ago ..."

[Here this note may be extended.]
Or another? It will help if you give the first lines as above. Thanks. --Pwendt|talk 14:58, 4 December 2019 (EST)

Panther Granada

Hi, with regard to the conversation here [14], you are PV here.

Could you please check and let me know whether you agree to a publisher change to "Panther / Granada". Thanks, Kev. BanjoKev 23:27, 4 December 2019 (EST)

Del Rey/Ballantine

Hello Don,

Based on this discussion, the two publishers had been merged and the following 5 books now have the publisher with the correct spaces around the /

As all are later printings, this should not cause too much trouble but if you look at them and determine that they indeed need to lack the needed spaces, we can correct them back. Thanks! Annie 11:57, 12 December 2019 (EST)

The Story Behind the "Foundation"

Hi Don -

I recently discovered that the copy of this essay appearing my copy of Asimov's Foundation was incorrectly titled in the database and was missing the quotation marks around the word "Foundation". Consequently, I created this title. I suspect that the other Del Rey printings of the trilogy might also have the incorrect form of the title. Could you double check your copy of Second Foundation and swap out the version of the essay, if it has the quotes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:29, 15 December 2019 (EST)

Singapore Science Fiction

Hi Don, I've made a few corrections to our verified Singapore Science Fiction, notably the publisher as detailed in the Notes (from "Rotary Club of Jurong Town" to "Rotary Club of Jurong Town and Singapore Science Centre"), as per the Help. Would you agree? Also corrected a couple of typos in the story titles. Thanks. PeteYoung 02:10, 22 December 2019 (EST)

Web of Angels

Cover artist of this is Terrance Lindall, see here or this book (page 1) about the artist. Horzel 16:57, 4 January 2020 (EST)

Deus Irae

User Horzel found the cover artist for this pub. I added the credit and adapted the notes. Thanks, --Willem 15:15, 7 January 2020 (EST)

Time Out of Joint - PKD

Hi Don, could you please check your copy of this and let me know if the Afterword is signed by the author "Lou Stathis / Toronto & New York / Summer 1984". I'm trying to establish definitely that it is the same essay that was published in the SF Masterworks I & II editions. Thanks, Kev. BanjoKev 18:19, 9 January 2020 (EST)

Unfortunately Don has not been active lately. Hopefully, he is well and will be able to come back sometime. A scan of this pub is available at the Internet Archive (here). The essay is indeed signed "Lou Stathis / Toronto & New York / Summer 1984". -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:14, 18 January 2020 (EST)

Don, I expanded the notes and added the interior art & LCCN. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:14, 18 January 2020 (EST)

Czar of Fear / Fortress of Solitude

I added Bob Larkin's credit to Czar of Fear / Fortress of Solitude as the Fortress half does not reprint the original Bama painting. MOHearn 09:36, 14 January 2020 (EST)

An Informal History of the Pulp Magazines

I added the cover credit, interior art and notes to this verified pub. Thanks, --Willem 05:07, 18 January 2020 (EST)

Also corrected the title to 'An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine' as per the titlepage --Willem 05:13, 18 January 2020 (EST)

In Deep

Added external ID to In Deep.Jim 23:17, 19 January 2020 (EST)

Born to Exile

The initials RLC on this (at the bottom, mirror-reversed) are those of Richard Courtney, see for example Count Brass. Horzel 14:51, 31 January 2020 (EST)

Same for The Fourth "R". Horzel 14:53, 31 January 2020 (EST)

The Best of If Volume 1

Cover artist of this is currently given as Brian Boylan, while the cover artist of Donovan's Brain is given as C. Achilleos. Achilleos must be correct, see his site. Award Books and Tandem Books shared quite a few covers. Brian Boyle (Studios) was Achilleos' agency or employer or something. Horzel 09:48, 10 February 2020 (EST)

Cover artist of Off Center is also Chris Achilleos, see Farewell, Earth's Bliss. Horzel 10:37, 10 February 2020 (EST)

Revolt of the Micronauts

Cover artist of this is Peter Goodfellow, the art is shown as Absolute Elsewhere 4 in Heroic Dreams and also on the artist's site. Horzel 03:55, 14 February 2020 (EST)

Near Enemy

Added notes, cover scan and external IDs to your PVd Near Enemy.Jim 19:39, 15 February 2020 (EST)

Ace Fitzroy editions of Jules Verne

I've updated the Publisher Series The Fitzroy Edition of Jules Verne by amalgamating the information from the wiki page. Because this has been set up as a publisher series, the Ace editions don't quite fit, so I have taken the liberty of modifying these publications to refer to a new series The Fitzroy Edition of Jules Verne (Ace), which I will make a dependant of the original series. ../Doug H 15:37, 18 February 2020 (EST)

Blood Runs Cold

Hi, your verified copy of Blood Runs Cold has publication date 1961-09-00. I have a submission on hold from Peter Pinto that states "1961 is the date assigned to the first simon & schuster h/cvr printing of sixteen short stories and a novelette the popular library mmpb [mass market paperback] cat# K18 matches a year date of 1963. love, ppint.". If it is any help, OCLC 12047040 says 1962...--Dirk P Broer 11:14, 24 February 2020 (EST)

Round the Moon

I've moved this publication to a new title to reflect it's translator - which I've identified as Edward Roth from my copy of a later edition here. ../Doug H 13:25, 29 February 2020 (EST)

Dolphin Boy

I credited the cover of Dolphin Boy to Bob Abbett; he signed the cover, although I missed seeing it for decades. MOHearn 09:24, 2 March 2020 (EST)


I added a note to this verified pub, and corrected the publisher from 'Apollo Press' to 'Apollo Books'. Thanks, --Willem 05:40, 8 March 2020 (EDT)

Change the Sky

Cover artist of this is Bruce Emmett, see the artist's blog and Horzel 16:19, 18 March 2020 (EDT)

The Fabulous Riverboat double

There are two entries for the Berkley Medallion, fourth printing, in the database. One by Don Erikson (entry 2013-06-07), see <a href="">Record # 259119</a>. The other by Bluesman (entry 2016-02-09), see <a href="">Record # 558636</a>. My suggestion is to delete the one added by Don Erikson, it misses some information (the ISBN). Hope this can be done by you Don! --Rias Zlan52 10:44, 20 March 2020 (EDT)

As suggested I have removed the redundant copy. Yes I'm back. My lack keeping up is a weird combo of busyness & laziness. In the next day or so I'll endeavor to catch up here. I need to make a habit of regularly checking in here. I'll try but . . . Don Erikson 18:04, 29 March 2020 (EDT)

The Time Hoppers

Cover artist of this is Michael Embden, according to which shows the unsigned original art. Horzel 09:15, 21 March 2020 (EDT)


Hi, the cover artist of this and this is Boris Vallejo, see which shows the original signed art. Horzel 15:13, 28 March 2020 (EDT)

Verification request: author David Dean in Supernatural Sleuths: 14 Mysterious Stories of Uncanny Crime


You have this pub permanently PVed , so I'm wondering if you're possibly able to help me with a question?

I've been adding the nominees for the Kitschies award, and one of the 2018 art nominees was a "David Dean". It looks like we currently have 2 different people of this name under the same author record

I'm sure these are 2 different people - an artist who graduated university in 1999 seems unlikely to have been writing short stories in 1992 - but as a relative newbie to ISFDB, I'm - perhaps naively - assuming that part of the point of PVing pubs is to be able to chase up things like this? Any chance you can check that pub to see if it has any biographical notes for "David Dean" that might confirm these are indeed two different people?

Another of this author's stories is PVed by MLB here , so I'll pose a similar question to him.

Thanks! ErsatzCulture 10:00, 31 March 2020 (EDT)

The Bowman Test

Cover art for this is Dean Ellis. Identical to this --Mavmaramis 10:37, 18 April 2020 (EDT)

Images are not the same. See ISFDB:Verification requests#The Bowman Test. -- JLaTondre (talk) 11:13, 18 April 2020 (EDT)

The Grand Design

I have the same 3rd edition by number line "OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3" but the prices you posted and the prices on my book are different. My book has US $8.99 / $9.99 CAN on the back. Can you check your copy please? Thanks. --AndonSage 11:38, 21 April 2020 (EDT)

A Wizard in Abstentia

I'm wondering why this book is #3 in the The Rogue Wizard series, when it is listed as #1 on the author's website? <> --AndonSage 01:20, 29 April 2020 (EDT)

War of the Worlds: The Resurrection • novelization

posted to Don Erikson; Nihonjoe; SFJuggler

Hi, You are one verifier of our only publication P53757. I submitted re-classification from series The War of the Worlds to series War of the Worlds Sequels, based on the title note "A continuation of Wells' series, based on the TV series from the 1980s or 1990s."

On second thought I notify the active verifiers (3). If it is not a sequel, then I suggest the note needs amendment and H. G. Wells should be booked as a co-author. --Pwendt|talk 23:20, 29 April 2020 (EDT)

Science Fiction from China

Hello. As one of the primary verifiers of 29108, I wanted to check-in with you about a missing short story, "Death Ray on a Coral Island" by Tong Enzheng (English translation of 2394091), that should begin on page 97. Does this match your copy? Thanks! Riselka 14:25, 2 May 2020 (EDT)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2005

Hi, as a PV for this pub, I wanted to check in with you about a missing poem, Sonya Taaffe's "Matlacihuatl's Gift" (1150184), that should begin on page 255. Does this match your copy? Riselka 17:57, 3 May 2020 (EDT)


I submitted more information about dating the third Ace printing, & located the OCLC external ID for it: Mike 17:29, 10 May 2020 (EDT)

Taurus Four

Hi, I've found Robert Foster's signature on the cover art of this, to be precise, to the left of the yellow flower/lamp, on this cover scan. Horzel 15:43, 12 May 2020 (EDT)

Jules Verne translations

I have been documenting the various translations of Jules Verne's works and trying to identify a piece of text from each translation so editors can position their publications under the correct title record. You are on record as a primary verifier for one or more publications for which I am looking for text or which are placed under a generic translation title. I would be grateful if you could assist in this by checking your copies, as listed below, and providing the initial text for missing translations or an indication of the translation for those unspecified. These are listed on the Jules Verne Translations wiki. Thank you. ../Doug H 15:24, 14 May 2020 (EDT)

P.S. You've a hell of a lot of his books and I'm reluctant to impose, but. For what it's worth, this is a tail-end clean-up of a 2 year project, so no rush or worries if they don't get done. If I only got one from the list, it would be the last entry, where I believe the translation to be a completely new one.

The People That Time Forgot

I've added the artist for this publication, based on a newly published reference book. ../Doug H 22:06, 14 May 2020 (EDT)

The Land That Time Forgot

Also adding the cover artist for this pub, based on the same source. ../Doug H 10:01, 15 May 2020 (EDT)

L. Ron Hubbard Presents the Best of Writers of the Future

Added notes, external IDs and interior art credits to your PVd L. Ron Hubbard Presents the Best of Writers of the Future.Jim 19:44, 30 May 2020 (EDT)

20 Million Miles to Earth

As the lone verifier of this publication, I have a couple of questions you may be able to address.

(1) the cover art is attributed to Garonzi, I'm guessing because he is identified as the artist for Urania #164, but I notice that isn't the same artwork, it's a re-drawing intended to copy the Amazing novel art. Do we know that Garonzi did the art for the Amazing Novel? I can't find an attribution in the publication itself.

(2) the page count appears to be 130, although the novel itself ends on 120. Should the page count be changed? All the best, Ldb001 21:31, 30 May 2020 (EDT)

Alien Worlds

Ian Schoenherr has confirmed by email that his father John Schoenherr was the cover artist of Alien Worlds (Paperback Library 1964). Horzel 17:01, 4 June 2020 (EDT)

Same for The Spot of Life (Ace 1964).
Same for Contact (Paperback Library 1963). Horzel 04:34, 5 June 2020 (EDT)
Same for The Null-Frequency Impulser (Berkley 1969). Horzel 16:13, 9 June 2020 (EDT)
Same for When Worlds Collide (Paperback Library 1965/1966/1968). Horzel 16:36, 9 June 2020 (EDT)
Same for Star Gate (Ace, no date, 1971 according to Ian Schoenherr). Horzel 16:52, 9 June 2020 (EDT)

2010 Odsyssey Two

Added notes to this about printing history thus: First published in Great Britain by Granada Publishing 1982 / Published in paperback by Granada Publishing Limited in 1983. --Mavmaramis 00:42, 8 June 2020 (EDT)

The Unexpected

this second printing has the same cover art (rotated and in different colours) as The Ghoul Keepers, so the cover artist is John Schoenherr. Horzel 09:11, 8 June 2020 (EDT)

Pig World

Following on froma discussion about this on the Verification Requests forum thus:

Regarding this publication. A review on thr US Amazon site here states: cover illustration by Ron Walotsky. I can find nothing to substantiate such a claim. It isn't depicted in Inner Visions nor can I find it scrolling through many pages of RW art via Google search. Thoughts anyone ? --Mavmaramis 08:14, 4 June 2020 (EDT)

I couldn't find any independent corroboration (I did find a couple of additional references, but they all seem to have the same source). I'd be inclined to add that information to the pub notes but not give an official credit. --MartyD 08:41, 6 June 2020 (EDT)

I've just got rpound to amending the note to make mention of this. --Mavmaramis 08:59, 26 June 2020 (EDT)

Grantville Gazette V (in the Best of series)

The hard cover version of this book here seems to appear twice? You are a Primary Verifier of both copies. Is it a later printing or other difference? If so, could you add a note explaining? Thanks, Jack Sjmathis 11:13, 28 June 2020 (EDT)

Menace of the Saucers

Replaced cover of this with one taken from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 02:38, 12 July 2020 (EDT)

On Basilisk Station format

Hi Don. After this exchange, I decided to accept the submission changing the format of your verified On Basilisk Station from pb to hc, and adding a note about the covers. If you do have a paperback, we should make a new record for the hc and move the note to that. I will take care of it if you let me know. Thanks. --MartyD 07:11, 12 July 2020 (EDT)

Stress Pattern

A quick note to let you know that a derived ISBN (0-87997-143-6) has been added to your verified first printing of the DAW edition of Neal Barrett, Jr.'s Stress Pattern.

Ahasuerus 19:28, 27 July 2020 (EDT)

The Kundalini Equation

A quick FYI to let you know that the Note field of your verified first edition of The Kundalini Equation has been adjusted to read "The text of the novel ends on page 347. There is a lengthy acknowledgment on page 348." Ahasuerus 17:43, 28 July 2020 (EDT)

The Turning Place

Just in case you hadn't noticed. The spaceship on the cover of this book is the same spaceship that graces the cover of this book and is, thus, by Angus Mckie. Although the rest of the image isn't by him. --Mavmaramis 13:31, 29 July 2020 (EDT)

A Life in the Day - Frank Robinson

Could you check this book which has totally the wrong cover art credit. It's actually by Paul Lehr. "David Perry is cited by as creating the illustrations but yhere are no illustrations in the book so suspect they were cut." - comment by Joachim Boaz to me via Twitter. --Mavmaramis 10:37, 9 August 2020 (EDT)

The Black Cauldron

I added cover art credit to The Black Cauldron since it has that same cover... Susan O'Fearna 18:05, 19 August 2020 (EDT)

The Man in the Maze

another copy of this book with the same cover art was just confirmed by that artist, Jim Burns, as his work. So I've added credit to The Man in the Maze. Susan O'Fearna 16:26, 20 August 2020 (EDT)

Sinner re-PV, please.

Here's some context... (next item copied from help page)

How to merge duplicate, but PV'd publications

I believe that [15] and [16] are the same publication, but both are PVed. Any way to merge them together while retaining the verifications? --GlennMcG 18:11, 4 September 2020 (EDT)

We cannot merge publications, only titles. In this case, one of these will need to be deleted... Which means that one of the editors will need to move their PV. As Bill is not around but Don is occasionally, I would leave a note on Don's page about it with the link to the other one (so he can verify again) and request the deletion of the second one (which was added earlier but has less details...) Annie 18:54, 4 September 2020 (EDT)

So if you'd would, please re-PV [17]. Thanks. --GlennMcG 15:06, 5 September 2020 (EDT)

Soldier, Ask Not

Tony Roberts is the cover artist of this, he states in the SF artist interview in Science Fiction Monthly, November 1975 that "I've just finished the covers for Gordon Dickson's Dorsai trilogy". While this title is not explicitly mentioned, Sphere published "Soldier, Ask Not" with the text "The second in the Dorsai trilogy" on the cover. Horzel 09:37, 11 September 2020 (EDT)

The Apprentice Adept

I added cover art credit to The Apprentice Adept since it has the same cover as Juxtaposition and I put the novels in order. Susan O'Fearna 12:43, 11 September 2020 (EDT)

Brave New World

I came across your verified edition ( when trying to date my own copy.
The forth Bantam Classic Edition is June 1959 according to this edition: [18]
but I guess May 1957 (as you have stated, although it seems to point at a the New Bantam edition) if looking in a newer edition like this one: [19], where the June 1959 edition here seems to be renamed as the 9th printing. You seem to be owning multiple editions, so I think you would be a great person to ask what is going on here. --Spacecow 11:20, 15 September 2020 (EDT)

Ark Liberty

I've added cover art credit to Ark Liberty since that artwork is featured on page 15 of David Mattingly's artbook Alternate Views, Alternate Universes (the signature is hidden under the publisher's red bar). Susan O'Fearna 17:27, 15 September 2020 (EDT)


Cover artist of this is Gary LaSasso, see here on his site. Horzel 18:04, 15 September 2020 (EDT)

Same for Nebula Winners Thirteen, see artist's site. Horzel 17:45, 27 September 2020 (EDT)

Yaril's Children

I added cover art credit to Yaril's Children with some notes. Susan O'Fearna 21:47, 15 September 2020 (EDT)

Tales from Not Long for This World

I'm going to make some changes to our mutually verified copy of Tales from Not Long for This World. The title of the publication is currently listed as "Not Long for This World (abridged)" and there is a note stating "The title on the cover is preceded by 'Tales from' but not on the title page." This statement is not correct. The title page does have the words "Tales from" appearing in a smaller font above the rest of the title. I suspect that with the title depicted in negative space and the size of the font that whoever added that comment must have missed it. In any case, I'm going to alter the title and the note. I also intend to add at least one external id. Please let me know if you have any concerns. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:11, 21 September 2020 (EDT)

Want me to upload a cover? [20] --Spacecow 09:58, 22 September 2020 (EDT)

A War of Shadows

Cover artist of this is Davis Meltzer, his signature is in the middle at the very bottom of the front cover, see this scan. Horzel 17:30, 27 September 2020 (EDT)

Gunner Cade

I'm intending to move Gunner Cade from the title with Both Kornbluth and Merril credits to the one with the Cyril Judd pseudonym. Per this page under the Alternate Names bullet, we should use the original name when both names are present. Please let me know if you have any concerns. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 06:54, 2 October 2020 (EDT)

The Shining

Knowing Darkness credits cover of The Shinning to Saul Bass Susan O'Fearna 23:34, 6 October 2020 (EDT)

Healer by F. Paul Wilson

I've added cover art credit and notes to Healer -- see the art hear Susan O'Fearna 17:51, 21 October 2020 (EDT)

Friends of the Horseclans II

I changed the image from amazon to local for Friends of the Horseclans II since I'm getting annoyed by amazon changing their stupid images! Susan O'Fearna 00:02, 24 October 2020 (EDT)

The Sapphire Rose

You are PV1 on the sapphire Rose by David Eddings. Either you or PV2 named the map The Sapphire Rose (maps) with the 1992 publication date. If you check your copy I think you will see it is signed and dated 1988. This map was used in all three books of the Elenium. In fact, the publisher refers to this map as the Eosia map on the copyright page of the first book in the next series. Let me know if you have a problem with me changing this. Scifibones 14:53, 25 October 2020 (EDT)

The Shining Ones

You are PV1 for The Shining Ones. I have added additional notes and slghtly changed the format. Check my additions with your copy and let me know if there are any problems. Scifibones 19:07, 31 October 2020 (EDT)

Doors of his Face

Cover art of this confirmed as Fred Gambino via Twitter. He posed for the figure on the left. --Mavmaramis 03:46, 14 November 2020 (EST)

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six

Hi. there appears to be an error in the pagination (looking at a previous printing, but appears to be cloned), "The Withering" is on page 285 (and in the TOC) instead of 185, so I'll fix it if you have no objection. Thanks. gzuckier 00:51, 26 November 2020 (EST)

The Land Leviathan

Please come participate in this discussion regarding your verified publication. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:24, 8 December 2020 (EST)

Following up on this. If you can come comment here, that would be appreciated. Thanks for your time! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:27, 26 January 2021 (EST)

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Gonna add a note about King's having a comment re each story, if you have no objection. Thanks. gzuckier 03:56, 23 December 2020 (EST)

"Martyr Without Canon" title type + original publishing info change

Hi. This affects your (and Michael Hutchins') verified The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVI. I left this this same note for Michael.

I accepted a submission changing Martyr Without Canon from short story to poem and removing the note about original publication in The Horror Show, Winter 1987. The editor's submission stated the note was in error and that the original publication was in Grue #4 (still 1987).

I did a little research and could not find anything definitive, but Homeville/Locus do list it as a poem in that anthology and cite Grue #4 as the original publication, and I found some secondary review references also describing it as a poem. So I decided to go ahead and accept the change. I also replaced the note about the original publication source in the title record.

If you see this, please check if that's correct (and I apologize if it's not) -- we don't have an active primary verifier. Thanks. --MartyD 12:46, 1 January 2021 (EST)

Jack Vance

Hello Don. I've reglarised the series title of this to "Writers of the 21st Century Series" to conform with the rest of them. [Biomassbob answered the query re the series number so this message edited]. --Mavmaramis 02:25, 16 January 2021 (EST)

Pebble in the Sky

Hello Don. I've added notes to this edition - Elson cover, priced at 65p due to the 1974 date being the same date as this edition with Eddie Jones cover. It looks like another case of "reprinted without updating the copyright page; old stock was used with the new cover" --Mavmaramis 01:33, 16 January 2021 (EST)

Immortals of Science Fiction

Cover art for this is credited to Tony Roberts on page 5 of Heroic Dreams --Mavmaramis 11:36, 16 January 2021 (EST)

Star Fleet Technical Manual

Amended notes for this - taken directly from copyright page of my copy. --Mavmaramis 05:22, 17 January 2021 (EST)

The Blue World

Cover artist of this is of course Gino D'Achille, his signature can be seen on the original art as shown on the backcover of Russ Cochran's Comic Art Auction #81 (lower left corner, signature GA). Horzel 17:02, 22 January 2021 (EST)

Six Gates from Limbo

Cover artist of this is Gino d'Achille, see Horzel 17:19, 22 January 2021 (EST)

Fiona Macleod Omnibus

Don - I'm going to convert the two novels contained in Macleod's The Dominion of Dreams / Under the Dark Star. We already have the first one as a collection and looking at a scan of a 1919 printing of the omnibus, I see that we have at least some of the stories from the second collection as well. I'll go ahead and import the contents of the collections into your publication. The page counts of the 1919 edition are identical to those of your 1925 edition as well as the 1910 edition that I'm looking to add. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:33, 15 February 2021 (EST)

Damon Knight’s First Contact

Hi Don, I’ve found an unusual pseudonymous credit for Robert A. Heinlein in Damon Knight’s anthology First Contact (for his story ‘Goldfish Bowl’), currently verified by you as the only editor still around these parts. It’s currently credited to RAH as by “Anson MacDonald”, however my copy of this anthology has the author as “Richard A. Heinlein” on both the story’s title page and in the Contents. The back cover, however, has “Robert A. Heinlein”. Can you check? Maybe there were two printings. Thanks. PeteYoung 07:52, 24 February 2021 (EST)

The Best of John Wyndham 1932-1949

Cover art of this is Patrick Woodroffe, same as this edition. Entry amended. --Mavmaramis 04:31, 27 February 2021 (EST)

Pel Torro's Beyond the Barrier of Space

Don, I've added the cover credit for your verified pub, ascertained from other pubs that use the same artwork. Thanks. PeteYoung 12:59, 5 March 2021 (EST)


See this discussion. It seems the deletion and moving of your verification never happened. I deleted the duplicate today. When (if) you return here, pleas verify this edition. Thanks, --Willem 14:36, 11 March 2021 (EST)

Angry Candy

Replaced Amazon cover of this with the complete dustrwapper scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 12:04, 13 March 2021 (EST)

The Black Magic Omnibus

The Bradbury Epilogue to this has nothing to with The Illustrated Man, it is a rant on the ending of the movie 'Rosemary's Baby'. As such, it should be labelled an essay. Horzel 19:20, 15 March 2021 (EDT)

Don is no longer active here. The reason this has "(The Illustrated Man)" is that it originally appeared in the The Illustrated Man as can be see at the title record. If listed as a short fiction piece, then it should not have the "(The Illustrated Man)" added. If listed as an essay, then we would add the "(The Illustrated Man)" per our standards for disambiguating common essay titles (like we do with "Introduction"). This title appears in many verified pubs so the best thing would be to open a ISFDB:Community Portal discussion regarding it. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:56, 18 March 2021 (EDT)

Paul Lehr art

Hi, there are two submissions by Wowart that want to assign the cover credits to Paul Lehr on pubs where you are the PV1.--Dirk P Broer 20:07, 29 March 2021 (EDT)

Don had not been around for awhile but even if he was, as he is not a moderator, he cannot see the submissions... Annie 22:32, 29 March 2021 (EDT)


Cover artist for this is Jack Faragasso. Cover art credit from a signed print of the artwork for sale on the US Amazon site here: --Mavmaramis 13:10, 13 May 2021 (EDT)


Cover artist for this confirmed as Les Edwards via email from the artist. Same art as on this publication. --Mavmaramis 14:39, 10 June 2021 (EDT)


relocated 2022-04-30 by User:Pwendt
concerns P272882;

Cover credit for Lifekeeper to Terry Oakes

posted on the parent User page by Aardvark7 19:18, 3 July 2021

Probable typo

Hi Don, can you check in your verified pub Davy Jones' Haunted Locker the story 'On Board the Derelict'. We have it listed as "On Board the the Derelict". Cheers. PeteYoung 04:03, 7 July 2021 (EDT)

Lords of Creation

The cover artist of this is Jeff Jones, see this talk page. Horzel 09:18, 9 July 2021 (EDT)

World's Spring

Added notes and publication series to this --Mavmaramis 12:25, 5 August 2021 (EDT)

Visible Light

Added notes to this --Mavmaramis 12:34, 6 August 2021 (EDT)

All in Good Time

Best wishes. If/when you return, please check the 1983 Bantam All in Good Time P233041 for the illustrations that WorldCat reports, and for a Foreword. --Pwendt|talk 18:12, 19 August 2021 (EDT)

The Land That Time Forgot

I have added the cover artist and a note regarding the source for this pub record. ../Doug H 16:06, 24 August 2021 (EDT)

Chrysalis 9

Re: Chrysalis 9. Looks like cover is Tony Roberts from this website It's also used as the cover for this publication as well.

Sky Pirates of Callisto

Cover art for this is by Bruce Pennington. Image appears on Pennington's Facebook page. --Mavmaramis 13:43, 20 October 2021 (EDT)

Magic in Ithkar 4

Added notes and missing map info to Magic in Ithkar 4 based on owned copy. Will primary verify. Phil 07:59, 29 November 2021 (EST)

A Short History of Chemistry

I have added a list of sources to this pub's Notes, but left all verified information intact. The intent is to prevent using slight variations in the records from being used to generate alternate publications. ../Doug H 14:50, 20 January 2022 (EST)


Added notes to this - in particular the spine of dustwrapper stating it as being edited by Gordon R. Dickson (as opposed to Roger Elwood) and added the subtitle as printed on title page. --Mavmaramis 14:36, 8 February 2022 (EST)

Data added to Fantastic Adventures February, 1943

Added artwork, letter's column, a few letters, and a couple of essays. No changes to existing data.--swfritter 18:59, 21 February 2022 (EST)

Sorcerer's Legacy

I wish you were still here so you could verify cover I added to Sorcerer's Legacy Susan O'Fearna 00:27, 1 March 2022 (EST)

The Hobbit

I added cover art credit to The Hobbit Susan O'Fearna 00:41, 2 March 2022 (EST)

Author credit on "Foreword" in Haunted

I accepted a submission changing the author credit from Simon Clark to Steven Weber on "Foreword" in your verified Haunted. The Amazon Look Inside shows that credit in the copyrights list, the TOC, and on the title page of Foreword, so I was willing to accept the assumption that Simon Clark (who is the author on the first short story) was just a typo. --MartyD 08:10, 9 April 2022 (EDT)

Goonies cover art credit

I added Drew Struzan's cover art credit to The Goonies and a note as to its source on his website. MOHearn 23:27, 5 May 2022 (EDT)


Cover art for this is Dave Pether according to numerous book dealing websites. --Mavmaramis 13:47, 6 July 2022 (EDT)

The Covenant of the Crown

For the 3rd printing, I narrowed down the year to 1982 and added a note explaining why. --TerokNor 16:51, 10 August 2022 (EDT)

Brave New World

Cover art for this confirmed as by Drew Struzan on Twitter. --Mavmaramis 00:36, 5 September 2022 (EDT)


Notes and external IDs added to our co-verified Shelter. Annie (talk) 15:41, 30 September 2022 (EDT)

Wheel of Death

Changed the price of The Wheel of Death to $0.00 as per the cover, with a note to make the two-for-one price clearer. MOHearn (talk) 08:26, 11 November 2022 (EST)

Beyond Apollo by Barry Malzberg

Just in case you return to this database, you verified a Random House hc (2nd printing) of Beyond Apollo on 2020-03-29. this makes it clear it is actually a first printing, so I moved my verification here and deleted the duplicate record (with your verification). Thanks, --Willem (talk) 15:34, 28 January 2023 (EST)

Darlton - The Secret of the Time Vault

Adding notes & publisher to yours here. Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 15:22, 11 February 2023 (EST)