User talk:Dr. Charles G. Waugh

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I read your Bio whilst prettying-up the format, and wondered about "two children, two stepchildren, two grandchildren, and three stepchildren" - should the last be stepgrandchildren (or grandstepchildren, not sure which is more correct)? BLongley 19:09, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

"Adoniram", by you and Martin Greenberg

In your notes, you say "Not much fantasy, science fiction, or horror appears in them." Can you tell me which stories in this collection actually are "fantasy, science fiction, or horror". We have to have some of those in there in order to include the book, and we need to know which ones qualify, so they can be added the contents for the book. (I assume this would be a book where we would list "partial contents".) Thanks, Chavey 02:29, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

As Dr. Waugh seems to not be watching this I'll take a look. A quick scan found that Christmas on the Prairie has Hungry old witch by Charles J. Finger and one other story, Wonderful Mirror, by the same author. I've put in a hold request and so can add the that publication and titles for the specfict when it comes in. Unfortunately, the series did not seem to have been picked up by public libraries in California as Christmas on the Prairie was the only one of the 12 books in the catalog. --Marc Kupper|talk 00:14, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
The submission is a catchall for several anthologies. It should be rejected, and individual submissions should be made for those anthologies that include spec-fic contents, and only the spec-fic contents should be entered into the publication records for these nongenre anthologies. Holding such a submission for more than five months in the queue is preposterous. Mhhutchins 01:51, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
I have verified Christmas on the Prairie and started Series:The Newbery Authors Collection to document the series. The blurb about the series on the back cover of the publication mentions six featured authors. All six were known for their specfict work meaning it's likely all 12 volumes have at least one specfict story. In the volume I read/verified two of the six stories were specfict. --Marc Kupper|talk 20:35, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

I have the entire series in a box in my office. With my broken hip I wasn't able to carry them to my car. Tomorrow, I'll see if I can get a student to help me. Charles

Psychology: A Literary Introduction

You are dealing with an electronic cluck. When I grew up cars had running boards and there was no TV. Things would get done faster if you emailed me at or if you provided me with an email. Also, I think we could do some anthologies together if you are interested. Charles

I have accepted the submission to add this record to the database but require further information. Because this database covers only speculative fiction, you should add content records for those stories which are spec-fic. The extensive notes you added to the "Note to Moderator" field disappeared the moment the submission is accepted. They do not become part of the record. That field should not be used for data about the publication. It should only be used to provide the moderator information about the submission which helps them in the decision to accept or reject the submission.

Further information required:

  • Binding type: trade paperback (softcovered books taller than 7 inches)
  • Page count: 495
  • ISBN or catalog number: 978-1-935573-86-9

Also, I will add the currency symbol to the Price field, assuming this is in US dollars. ($24.95)

To help you in updating the record, I have here copied and pasted the data you entered into the "Note to Moderator" field:

Psychology: A Literary Introduction Edited and Written by Drs. Laura Kati Corlew and Charles G. Waugh 1. History & Approaches Edgar Allen Poe "The Tell-Tale Heart" [horror] The Pioneer (January, 1843) (A disturbed and delusional young man obsesses over an old man's bad eye, believing it to be an independent agent of evil.) Walter De Leon "In Hell-hole Swamp" Everybody's Magazine (August, 1921) (Religious zealotry and forbidden romance infest a backwoods swamp that Paul must enter to assemble a sawmill engine. But the question is, after helping a pair of lovers, how can he escape without being killed, or losing his pants?) 2. Methodology Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward "Loveliness: A Story" The Atlantic Monthly (August, 1899) (When a crippled young girl has her beloved dog go missing, her professor father eventually discovers a medical lab intends to dissect it in a teaching demonstration.) Edith Wharton "The Debt" [science fction] Scribner's Magazine (August, 1909) (The protégé of a famous deceased scientist is given the man's university chair. But when he develops a theory refuting the man's work, his mentor's family considers itself betrayed.) 3. The Brain & Nervous System. Kate Chopin "The Story of An Hour" Vogue (December 6, 1894) (Shock can result in severe stress to the nervous system, as in the case of an unhappy woman told her husband had died in a train accident.) Phillip K. Dick "Second Variety" [science fiction] Space Science Fiction (May, 1953) (In Earth's final war, once artificial intelligence has succeeded, it is no longer man against man, but man against android, and even android against android. Furthermore, it is becoming more-and-more difficult to determine who is what.) 4. Sensation & Perception H. G. Wells "The Country of the Blind" [science fiction] The Strand Magazine (April, 1904) (When an explorer stumbles into a lost South American valley inhabited by generations of the blind, the residents, believing the man disturbed, decide upon an unpleasant form of therapy.) Susan Glaspell "A Jury of Her Peers" Every Week Magazine (March 5, 1917) (Accompanying their husbands to the scene of a mysterious death, two wives, because of their perspective, determine what has taken place from the clues they alone notice, and then jointly determine what should be done.) 5. States of Awareness Ambrose Bierce "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" [horror] The San Francisco Examiner (July 13, 1890) (What some have reported in near death experiences is graphically illustrated in this story when union soldiers decide to hang a Confederate spy.) Frank R. Stockton "The Magic Egg" The Century Magazine (June, 1894) (To impress his would-be wife, a young man invites her to a public demonstration he is putting on — but things go wrong.) 6. Learning Lydia Maria Child "The Man That Killed His Neighbors" The Anti-Slavery Bugle (June 11, 1847) (When neighborly problems arise, a farmer utilizes psychological techniques to solve them.) Richard Harding Davis "The Boy Orator of Zepata City" Harper's Monthly (November, 1892) (As career criminals grow older can they learn from reflecting upon their experiences? According to this story, the answer is "Yes!") 7. Memory Israel Zangwell "The Memory Clearing House" [science fiction] (AC) The King of Schnorrers: Grotesques and Fantasies (1893) (Inventing a means to add or remove memories may seem like a good idea, but unintended consequences are bound to abound.) Morgan Robertson "The Grain Ship" [horror] Harper's Monthly (March, 1909) (When a cargo of rabid rats kills off a ship's crew one-by-one, two things occur — and psychology predicts them both.) 8. Thinking, Intelligence, & Creativity Elisabeth Sanxay Holding "The Married Man" Munsey's Magazine (December, 1921) (This is a comedy of a brilliant, but naïve doctor, disillusioned with marriage, who thinks a change would be better, and also of his wife who must decide how to react.) Rebecca Harding Davis "Marcia" The Harpers Monthly (November, 1876) (Though bursting with creativity, when Hans Christian Andersen first started writing his grammatical, structuring, and spelling deficiencies proved an insurmountable handicap. And this was Marcia's problem too.) 9. Development F. Scott Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [fantasy] Collier's Magazine (May 27, 1922) (Born an septuagenarian, Benjamin lives his life backwards, growing gradually younger-and-younger.) Dorothy Canfield Fisher "The Last of the Garrison" Everybody's Magazine (July 1906) (While nobody gets out of life alive, most of us, at least, would like to exit with dignity. This story suggests how.) 10. Motivation and Emotion John Oxenham "Bulls and Bears on Skor Vhean" The Strand Magazine (October, 1901) (In this farce, a boatload of capitalist barons becomes stranded on a lighthouse island. And how do you think they decide to pass their time?) Morgan Robertson "The Line of Least Resistance" The Metropolitan Magazine, v. 10, Aug., 1899, pp. 174-184 (In this very interesting and emotional story, there is a lost love that wasn't, a revenge killing that didn't, and a young lawyer who couldn't.) 11. Personality Edith Wharton "Xingu" Scribner's Magazine (March, 1911) (In this biting satire, pompous members of a university women's club all pretend they understand what a prominent woman author is lecturing them about.) Dorothy Canfield Fisher "Portrait of a Philosopher" Scribner's Magazine (April, 1911) (The great man dies before seeing his portrait the college has commissioned. To his aunt, however, it reveals unseemly personality aspects he had striven desperately to suppress.) 12. Social Psychology Harriet A. Nash "A Truth Party" Designer (February, 1906) (Two middle-aged spinster sisters almost shatter the social fabric of a small town when, as a novelty, they decide to hold a "Washington's Day" truth party, at which all attendees are required to speak "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.") Alice Brown, "Joint Owners in Spain" The Atlantic Monthly (January, 1895) (Two querulous old women no one else can stand must find a way to co-exist when a poorhouse puts them together.) 13. Psychological Disorders Mary Fortune ("Waif Wander") "The White Maniac" [horror] The Australian Journal (July 13, 1867) (A London doctor begins to suspect that a young woman he has been hired to attend for a rather vague illness may instead be a victim and not disordered.) Harriet Prescott Spofford "Her Story" Lippincott's Magazine (December, 1872) (In this long Janus-type monologue, a woman institutionalized for ten years recounts her past. The questions are: was she driven crazy by the actions of her husband and her rival for his affections, or did she incorrectly imagine what took place; and is she still ill, or could she be an institutional alpha error or, even worse, are others conspiring to lock her away?) 14. Therapy Edna Ferber "The Woman Who Tried to be Good" The Saturday Evening Post (June 14, 1913) (A woman attempts to repudiate her past by fitting into respectable community life.) Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper" [horror] The New England Magazine (January, 1892) (An attempt to treat a woman's postpartum depression with bed rest takes a very unexpected turn.)

Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 16:26, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Making Tracks: 23 Classic Railroad Stories

You added the entire contents of Making Tracks: 23 Classic Railroad Stories to the database-- thanks for the work, but unfortunately I know some of those stories shouldn't have been added to this database because they're not speculative (supernatural, science fiction, etc.) For instance, O. Henry's "Hearts and Hands" doesn't belong. Do you think you could look through the book and see which ones have supernatural or speculative elements, and delete the rest? Thank you very much, and sorry for the extra work! --Vasha 02:09, 9 September 2017 (EDT)

I have removed the non-genre stories from this publication; they are still listed in a note. --Vasha 10:38, 1 December 2017 (EST)

Sailing Into Danger

I have added notes to stories in Sailing Into Danger and marked some of them as non-genre. Do you think you could do that for others of your anthologies-- mark the stories that don't have any speculative content? --Vasha 11:48, 12 November 2017 (EST)


Hi, I have an Authorupdate on hold from you where I ask myself "What does he want with this change?" Can you enlighten me?--Dirk P Broer 05:08, 21 February 2021 (EST)