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Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe

I'm reaching out to the primary verifiers of the title because I believe it should be re-categorized from "Nonfiction" to "Collection" and I need to gain a consensus. You're marked as a verifier of the 2002 trade paperback edition of Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe. I think that "Collection" is a better descriptor for the work as it is written in the style of an in-universe guidebook and the contents are all short, encyclopedic entries about fictional alien species and cultures. (Side note, I'm not sure if I am setting up a new topic on your page correctly - my apologies if I've done so incorrectly.) Leporidae (talk) 12:11, 13 February 2023 (EST)Leporidae

My verification was a transient verification (meaning I only had the book temporary). I don't recall enough about it to weigh in - I'm fine either way. Nonfiction vs fiction for "in universe" writing is a borderline case where valid arguments can usually be made either way. I don't have a strong opinion on it. Though, if you are going to change it to collection, the individual contents should be entered. And yes, you created a new section correctly. The "Add topic" button at the top of the screen will work on any talk page. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:13, 13 February 2023 (EST)
Thanks for the quick response. I own a copy of the book, so I would be able to tackle adding the individual contents as needed. Leporidae (talk) 10:54, 14 February 2023 (EST)Leporidae

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Hello JLaTondre!

Way back in 2020 you wanted to fix how The Epic of Gilgamesh is presented in the database, and I'd like to return to this discussion, because I think that is extremely wrong to present this work as a "Novel". I have sent to Anniemod how I would like to change it: what do you think? Thanks, ErickSoares3 (talk) 06:11, 4 March 2023 (EST)

I have not read the book so I do not have opinion on that change. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:09, 4 March 2023 (EST)

Dragon's Eye; I was looking for St. Patrick's Day-related stuff and came across Conly's work in this book; I think it should be a poem. Also, most of the stories don't have lengths; Baen's site has first 3 stories readable, 2nd and 3rd stories' text was entered on and both are 9,000+ words, novelettes, but I can't say for sure about the rest. I've made an edit just adding uploaded-in-2021 link and LCCN ID. --Username (talk) 08:47, 17 March 2023 (EDT)

Edit approved. I changed "Saint Patrick's Last Snake" to a poem. Thanks for pointing that out. As for lengths, feel free to update as you see fit. I'm not one for estimating based on counting words on a page. Unless there is an electronic version to run through a word counter, I don't both with lengths. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:18, 17 March 2023 (EDT)