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I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! -DES Talk 21:48, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
The Witch Queen of Mongo
I approved you changes to The Witch Queen of Mongo, it seems pretty clear that giving the the author's name as "Carston" was an error. However, did it actually appear in that incorrect form on the book's title page? if it did, we want to record that fact.
Secondly, please do not put multiple numbers into the ISBN/Catalog number field. If there is a valid ISBN, please enter that only, and describe any other catalog numbers present (DAW books sometimes have three different ones) in the notes. If there is no ISBN, please place the most important catalog number in this field, with a # in front, to let the software know that it isn't an ISBN. Record any other catalog numbers in the notes, please.
I made the required change on this publication, see the results here. Please make any further corrections needed, and then please consider verifying the book. See Help:How to verify data for more detail.
-Thanks for the welcome. I'm still becoming familiar with the software, so please bare with me as I learn. The book's title page lists the author's name as Carson Bingham and I've verified the book. Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
The Pirate of World's End
I approved your changes, but when adding data to a verified record, it is considered a courtesy here to notify the verifier on his or her wiki talk page. i have done this in this case, but please take note for the future. If the additions are large, or if existing data is being significantly changed or deleted, it is generally better to ask the verifier before making the changes. -DES Talk 22:55, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
-I'll keep this in mind if/when it comes up again. Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time
Thank you for entering this. However when an anthology (or collection) is entered that includes contents for which we already have records, the new records must be merged with the existing records. See Help:How to merge titles for more information. -DES Talk 23:04, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
-I must have missed this in the format documents. I'll make sure to read it tonight. Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
There are several issues or questions with this anthology:
- This anthology includes a story "On the Nature of Time" by Bill Pronzini. However, our existing record for what seems to be the same story credits both Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg. Is Malzberg credited in the anthology, even on the copyright page? Does the book mention (on the copyright page or anywhere) the previous publication of this story? was it published in Amazing Stories, particularly in the September 1981 issue? We need to record this properly, depending on the facts of the matter. -DES Talk 23:12, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
-Malzberg is the editor of the anthology, but only Pronzini is credited as author of this story. It is copyright 1981 to Ultimate Publications, Inc. first published in Amazing Stories in September 1981. Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
- This anthology includes a story "Time Trap" by Charles Harness. Are you quite sure that the author was credited that way, and not by his more usual name of Charles L. Harness?
-In the copyright info he is credited with the L. but on the page that the story appears the L. isn't there. Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
- This anthology includes a story "Timetipping" by Jack M. Dann, which is dated 1948. In 1948 the author would have been only 3 years old, and the story (which i have read) refers to events of the late 1960s. Thus this date must be in error. Does the anthology actually list this incorrect date? If so we will want to note the fact, But i am merging the record for it into the existing record for "Timetipping". Also, please confirm that the author was credited as "Jack M. Dann", rather than his more common name of "Jack Dann". -DES Talk 00:03, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
-This is my error. The copyright is 1975. I misread another line of the copyright info and entered that date by mistake. Also here Jack Dann is credited with the M.Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
The Depths of Time
I am going to reject this submission, because again you added a second catalog number to the ISBN field. I will make a separate edit to the pub to insert your valid data in the proper places. -DES Talk 23:41, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
The results are here. Please check them and enter further info as needed. (Clarifying what the extra number is and/or where it appears in the book would be helpful.) -DES Talk 23:46, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
The number is a Library of Congress catalog number. I'll clarify it. Gloinson 01:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Norton's Forerunner: The Second Venture
I've placed on hold your submission for a new pub of this title. It appears to be almost identical to a previously entered record. The only difference I can see is the month of publication. The current record (verified by Ahasuerus) dates it as June 1986. Your submission gives it May 1986. Can you double-check your copy? I've notified the verifier of the current record to check as well. Thanks. MHHutchins 05:17, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
- I have checked my copy and sure enough, it's dated May 1986. Good catch, Michael, thanks! I have updated the publication record and rejected the submission. Ahasuerus 01:19, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Robots and Empire
You submitted a new pub of Robots and Empire with date 1986-11-00; price $4.50, and note "Stated 1st U.S. printing of Del Rey edition". This looks like a duplicate of this verified pub although your edit includes some data that the existign record ommits. I have the submission on hold for the moment. I would suggest that you add the missing data to the existign record, and drop the verifier a note that you have doen so (I think this verifier is not active at the moment).
Also, if the first printing was in Nov 1986, is this unverified pub which gives a lower price an a july 86 date, an error? The Locus index shows "Robots and Empire (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33769-7, Jul ’86, $3.95, 468pp, pb)" so it looks as if a 1986 printing could not be the first Ballantine / Del Rey printing, even if it says that it is. -DES Talk 03:21, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
- I'll add info to verified edition. --Gloinson 03:49, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
- I have approved the addition. See Help:How_to_verify_data#Replacing_a_Primary_Verifier if you want to take over primary verificarion on this pub. -DES Talk 05:07, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
- I'm going to reject the original edit, which is now superfluous. -DES Talk 05:14, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Weird Tales, September 1942
Weird Tales, September 1942 approved with a few minor changes:
- Changed "Never the Twain..." to "Never the Twain . . ." as per Help:Screen:NewNovel:
- An ellipsis should be entered as the sequence "space", "period", "space", "period", "space", "period". [we are still converting old titles to this format, so this is a common issue]
- Changed all dates from 1942-00-00 to 1942-09-00.
Also, "Herbert West: Reanimator: III. Six Shots by Moonlight" is a bit irregular. Normally, we would enter it as "Herbert West: Reanimator (Part 1 of 3)" so that it would be automatically linked to the novella version. However, I assume that this is how it appears in the magazine, so I guess we'll just let it be for now. Our Serials implementation is due for a revamp anyway... Ahasuerus 03:56, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Tarnsman of Gor
- Thanks for catching that! I've added the info. --Gloinson 03:44, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
I Sing the Body Electric!
I have approved the addition of the 4th printing of I Sing the Body Electric!, but keep in mind that it's easier to use Cloning when dealing with Collections. If a pre-existing publication has its contents listed, then, when you Clone it, all of its contents is copied over and you don't have to enter it separately.
Now that we have a "shell" Collection publication, we can use another way to populate it with its Contents data, namely by using the Import option. Go to the 4th printing that you have added, select Import Content in the navbar on the left and enter the ID (either the tag or the number) of another edition which includes contents. In this case, we can use another another Bantam printing for simplicity's sake, e.g. http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?SNGTHBDLCT1976 . Everything to the right of the question mark in the URL is the tag, so simply cut and paste it into the form and hit "Import Content". There is more at Help:Screen:ImportContent if you would like more background information on this capability. Thanks for all the submissions! :) Ahasuerus 01:23, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks for the help. I appreciate it. :) --Gloinson 03:09, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
- Import approved -- quite a time saver, isn't it? Ahasuerus 03:25, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I reviewed the proposed changes to Reel Stuff and implemented them differently. As Help:Screen:EditPub#General_contents points out:
- When you are viewing or editing an ISFDB publication record, the data in the upper part of the page is from the publication record and the data in the Contents section is composed from ISFDB title records. ISFDB has one big "gotcha" in that if you make changes to anything in the Contents section -- other than the page numbers -- you will be updating the original title record which can be referenced from multiple publications. Thus, ISFDB editors should keep in mind the following points:
- The Page field for each title listed belongs with the publication record and can be edited without affecting other publications or author bibliographic displays.
- The data for the remaining Content fields (Title, Date, Entry Type, Length, and Author) is stored in ISFDB title records. If you make any changes to these fields please be aware that these changes will be affecting all publications that reference these titles and you will also be affecting what’s displayed in the author bibliographic displays.
- A general rule of thumb is that if you need to make a change to a title or author name, no matter how minor, then you should use the [Add Title] button and set up the new title record which matches what's in your publication. You can then remove the old/incorrect title record using the “Remove Titles From This Pub” option which is available from the publication display screen.
- If you need to change an attribute which is about the title, such as the Date, Entry Type, and/or Length fields then you normally make the changes without going through the add-title/remove-title route. However, please be aware that your changes will be visible in all publications and author bibliographies which reference the title.
We also have a separate page at Help:How to change a story in a collection which describes the same concepts in greater detail and gives step by step instructions on how to make Contents changes. If you have any questions, please post them either here or on the Help Desk and we can discuss them further. No worries, it's the biggest "gotcha" that we have and one that all new editors get exposed to, typically sooner rather than later :) Ahasuerus 02:46, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
- Yowch. At some point I read that and completely forgot about it. I'll re-read tonight. Thanks for pointing it out. --Gloinson 00:27, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
The Doom That Came to Sarnath and Other Stories
Lou, you verified The Doom That Came to Sarnath and Other Stories and have the story Imprisoned with the Pharaohs written by H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini.
Could you please take a look at how this is credited in the publication? The story was ghost written by H. P. Lovecraft for Harry Houdini and first published under Houdini's byline. Thus I'm curious on if your publication says it's written by H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini or how the credit is worded. Thanks! --Marc Kupper|talk 05:59, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Find The Changeling
Have a question for you about your verified pub FNDTHCHNGL1980. I have what appears to be an identical copy, stated first printing - November 1980, but the cover price is $2.75. (The pub record has $2.50). Dell was very good for stating printings, so I'm left with a couple of options/explanations: the price in the pub record is wrong (can you please check that) or this is a printed in the US edition but printed for the Canadian market (in which case I will enter it as a separate pub). This edition pre-dates most dual-priced editions, and there is no cover image to eliminate that possibility. Thanks and cheers! ~Bill, --Bluesman 23:26, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Children of the Thunder
Tarzan The Untamed
Could you please have a look at the cover of your verified TRZNTHNTMB1963 and see if the letter in the catalog # is actually a "J"? All of the other second printings of this series have a "U" Thanks. ~Bill, --Bluesman 04:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
- According to Carl Bennett's Ballantine index, it should be a "U". No Ballantines had a "J" prefix. MHHutchins 05:57, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
- I concur, just wanted to make sure before changing a verified pub. ~Bill, --Bluesman 18:34, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
The Swords of Lankhmar
Conan The Guardian--Differences?
This. . I found a cover image that will work. This. . The major differences being your ver has "First Publication in any form" above Conan. Also the Tor catalog/price/ logo chain on the right under the far edge of last n in Conan. Problem though is my copy has Roland Green with no middle initial anywhere. The cover is your option, but the name should have the J. deleted from the verification. They stress the name 'as used' in the book. In case you have not done this just edit amd delete it from the author line. Thanks, Harry. --Dragoondelight 17:00, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Conan the Barbarian--added cover/notation
The Goblin Mirror- added cover/ notation
The Crystal Empire
The Robots of Dawn
Forty Thousand in Gehenna---added cover/notation
Dark Side of the Earth
Virgin Planet--added cover/notation
Planet of Women! This.  . I added a cover and notation as my copy matches your ver. Of special interest is that the Anderson copyright is older than the Galaxy, which may infer he was not consulted and that it is a reissue with the ISBN with British pricing, yet our copies have U.S. pricing. Thanks, Harry. --Dragoondelight 14:16, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Beyond This Horizon -- cover image
Cosmic Engineers -- cover image
Tarzan and the Madman cover artist credit?
Hi. As part of consolidating some Richard Powers and Dick Powers cover credits (see  and ), we discovered the use of "Dick Powers" was with one exception limited exclusively to various Ballantine Tarzan reprints. There are a couple of Tarzan titles crediting "Richard Powers" instead, including your verified Tarzan and the Madman from 1975. I've concurrently pestered Dcarson about the 1974 printing of that title and another one.... 1975's later than the mid-60s editions crediting "Dick Powers", but would you mind humoring my curiosity and checking the artist credit on that if you have it handy? Thanks. --MartyD 01:30, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
New Worlds Quarterly 3
The Best SF Stories from New Worlds
The Pathless Trail
Swords in the Mist
- Approved. The imported contents match that of the earliest edition. Kevin 23:21, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Find the Changeling 2
Badge of Infamy/The Sky is Falling --- added notation
Added artist credit
I added cover credit for your verified Zebra edition of Smith & Tierney's FOR THE WITCH OF THE MIST from signature.Don Erikson 01:18, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
Escape Across the Cosmon -- added cover/notation
Weird Tales #1
Regarding your verified Operation Nuke. You have the date as 1974-08-00 and I'm wondering if that's a typo or if you have a later printing. My copy says "First Printing: March, 1974." Please reply on my talk page. --Marc Kupper|talk 05:19, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
The Wanting Seed
The Wizard of Venus - added cover image/notation/essay/interior art credit
Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
Added "Cover art not credited, but a signature is clearly visible." to your verified Playboy edition of Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life. Ahasuerus 02:03, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Beyond This Horizon
Grey God Passes
Added artist credit
Robert E. Howard's "Fragment"
Your verified pub Worms of the Earth lists Robert E. Howard's poem "Fragment", however I believe that it should actually be a short story with the same title. The story in Bran Mak Morn (which I've been adding begins "A gray sky arched over the dreary waste" whereas the poem titled "Fragment" begins "And so his boyhood wandered into youth" (from Always Comes Evening). Since Bran Mak Morn is a reprint of Worms of the Earth, I'm going to go ahead and replace the poem with the story in your publication. Thanks. ~Ron --Rtrace 03:10, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Added artist credit
Changes to The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time
I merged "On the Nature of Time" in your verified The Best Time Travel Stories of All Time with the title credited to both Pronzini and Malzberg, based on the credit in the Locus listing. --MartyD 10:34, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
- I made some further changes as well, based on the Locus info:
- Changed the pub date to 2004-03-00 from 2003-12-00, from Locus entry. As corroboration, Amazon lists 2004-02-24, which is likely an announced date.
- Added an Introduction by Malzberg on vii, from that introduction in the 2003-02-00 tp edition
- Changed "3 Rms Good Vue" to "3 Rms, Good View", based on the Locus contents for the 2003-02-00 tp edition and a couple of other appearances of the latter title vs. none for the former
- I added notes about all of the above to the pub record. I also added a note that this edition drops the 16-page graphical adaptation of "A Sound of Thunder" present in the 2003-02-00 tp edition (from Locus' notes; also looks like this is confirmed by the change in the cover, which on the tp edition touted that and on this one makes no mention of it).
- Apologies if any of this is incorrect. I am happy to fix/restore anything that does not match your pub in hand -- just leave me a note. Thanks. --MartyD 10:34, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
Queen of Angels -- notes and cover
I added substantial notes to your verified Queen of Angels, matching my copy of the same edition and information from Locus1. I also replaced the cover image with a non-LZZZZZZZZZ image. --MartyD 22:37, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos
Faery in Shadow
Son of the White Wolf
Ahead of Time
You verified the second printing of Henry Kuttner's Ahead of Time, with the essay "About Henry Kuttner". The 2nd printing doesn't have this essay, so I removed it. Thanks, Willem H. 20:37, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
For the Witch of the Mists - added cover/notation
Added artist credit
The Silicon Man
I added a note to your verified pub that, according to the numberline, it is a first printing. Please let me know if this does not match your copy. Thanks. Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 12:37, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
I shortened the title of your verified pub THDMTHTCMB0000 removing "and Other Stories". I have the 17th Del Rey printing and while the extended title is on the cover, only "The Doom That Came to Sarnath" is on the title page. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 00:59, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
- I'd also like to change the type of "Ex Oblivione". It is currently listed as a short story. However, the note in the front of the section in The Doom That Came To Sarnath that contains "Ex Oblivione" describes it as a "prose poem". It is also contained in Magazine of Horror, November 1968 in a section titled "Four Prose-Poems" (see this discussion of another Lovecraft prose poem). I am proposing that we change "Ex Oblivione" from a short story to a poem. Other examples of prose poetry that I am aware of are entered this way. While I don't see any posts on the wiki from you for a while, please let me know if you concur when you return. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:17, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
The Tomb and Other Tales
I'm swapping out three stories in your verified pub The Tomb and Other Tales replacing them with the variant of the title as it appears in other Ballantine or Del Rey printings of the collection (I've got the 3rd and the 19th printings). "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs" should be credited to Lovecraft and Houdini. "In the Walls of Eryx" and "Poetry and the Gods" should be credited to Lovecraft alone. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 04:16, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Weird Tales, September 1942
I added a cover image to your verified pub Weird Tales, September 1942. I also added additional interior art and mad a few other small changes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:27, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
Dealing in futures
City at World's End
Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
- Also added the coverscan. --Willem H. 07:50, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
The Pathless Trail
A Short, Sharp Shock
While verifying this I noticed that my copy while identical in all respects has a Special Preview of Blue Mars that's 14 pages long after the last page of the novel.
This preview doesn't have page numbers, and I wanted to check with you to see if your copy also had this preview. If so, how should it be entered, or should it just be a note?
Thanks. Albinoflea 05:37, 13 July 2010 (UTC)Albinoflea
Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home
I updated Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home to add "Printed in U.S.A." to the printing statement line plus I added lines about the catalog #, publisher, and copyright. --Marc Kupper|talk 22:30, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
The Village in the Treetops
The Norby Chronicles
Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad
I've swapped out the title record for James' "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" in this anthology to reflect the variant of the title without the quotation marks. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:16, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
The Vultures of Whapeton
The Worms of the Earth
Weird Tales, September 1942
I'm in the process of changing the editor of Weird tales where listed as Dorothy McIlwraith to D. McIlwraith as it is listed in the magazine. I am making just such a change to Weird Tales, September 1942 which you have verified. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:29, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
The Forever King
Jungle Tales of Tarzan, Novel or Collection?
I'm proposing that we change the title type of Jungle Tales of Tarzan from NOVEL to COLLECTION. Since this would affect your verified publication, please join in the discussion here. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:58, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
- I have gone ahead and made these changes. I've also added the individual stories to your publication. If you'd like, you can add the page numbers. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:49, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Red Sonja 5: Against the Prince of Hell
Tarzan the Magnificent
I uploaded a cover scan for Burroughs' Tarzan the Magnificent. I also change the cover artist from Bob Abbett to Richard Powers. The cover is an excerpt of the cover of the 1st printing, which is by Powers. If the book actually credits the cover to Abbett, let me know and we can add a note that it is miscredited in the book. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:33, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Twilight of the City
Swords of Mars
Carson of Venus
The Mad King
Dealing in Futures
The Grey God Passes
I added the price and notes to The Grey God Passes.
Sword of the Gael
Cosmic Engineers Better Cover
- Don, the cover image associated with that edition shows $3.75 in Canada. Maybe you have a later printing? --MartyD 17:38, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs
Conan the Hunter
Conan the Barbarian
Added the LCCN link to this book. MLB 23:25, 6 October 2016 (UTC)