User talk:JLaTondre/Archive 2010

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John Zeleznick credit for Shadowrun: Find Your Own Truth

It looks like Zeleznik is the real thing. Is there an incorrect attribution in the book? It's not required but many editors enter the source of the cover artist attribution in the notes.--swfritter 15:32, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

That pub has the copyright statement as "John Zeleznick." After I submitted, I noticed another volume in the series said "Zeleznik." I believe it was a typo by the publisher. After that change was approved, I was going to add a note about the typo and set up a pseudonym relationship. I supposed I should have thought to self-cancel and re-edit with the note to make it clearer. --JLaTondre 15:45, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
Approved. If you can find any other attribution to the correct artist, like a signature, that would be great but if the copyright credit is the only credit then the pseudonym option is the way to go. Thanks.--swfritter 15:52, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
I didn't think it had a signature, but your comment made me double check and I found it. It was partially obscured by the text, but enough of it can be made out. Thanks! --JLaTondre 16:41, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Variant title dates

For Judgment Call I changed the date of the variant to the date of the canonical title.--swfritter 15:14, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Or more correctly, to the earliest publication date which in this case is the date of the canonical title. Sometimes the canonical title is not from the first published appearance.--swfritter 15:45, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. When you make something a variant, it doesn't provide an option to allow you to change the date at the same time. --JLaTondre 16:56, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
There is really no good way for an editor to indicate their intentions. If you were to change the date of the intended variant title first then a moderator is going to ask you why you are entering a date prior to the earliest publication. I fix short fiction variant dates pretty much automatically since there are only a few cases where the exception is valid.--swfritter 16:14, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Gamer Fantastic

Can you please check Gamer Fantastic and see if "The Gods of Every Other Wednesday Night" is really credited to S. L. Farrell, or is really "Farell"? BLongley 21:37, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Good catch. You are correct & I have submitted an update. Thanks. --JLaTondre 00:53, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Beggars in Spain chapterbooks

I'm holding the submission which wants to merge the title records for two publications of this work, pending the outcome of a discussion I started on the Rules and Discussions page (under "Merging chapterbook records"). Please feel free to join in. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:27, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

I've accepted the submission. Mhhutchins 05:37, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Vampire Stories

I accepted the submission for this new pub, but had to change the publication type from anthology to collection. Anthology is used for multi-author collections. When you get a chance, please merge the newly created content records with any pre-existing records. Thanks. Mhhutchins 15:10, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Although there is one story by another author (Crider), the book is credited as by Doyle. Adding that one story seems a strange choice for me, but then I didn't edit the book. :) Thanks. Mhhutchins 15:13, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
I debated the anthology vs. collection, but Help:Screen:NewPub states under Pub Type, If a book of Conan stories contains stories which are all partly or wholly by Robert E. Howard, it is a collection; if one or more of the stories is by Lin Carter or L. Sprague de Camp, not in collaboration with Howard, then the book is an anthology. That matches this case which is why I picked collection. If the book credit matters, then the help should be updated to reflect that. --JLaTondre 16:16, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

The karma corps

Replaced the Amazon scan, added DAW number on your verified here. Hauck 18:18, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Nolan Merges

Thanks for catching all those. Entered the pubs a couple of days ago, went out and forgot all about them!! ~Bill, --Bluesman 01:14, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

No problem. You're welcome --JLaTondre 01:16, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Ralestone Luck

Scanned in a very nice image, added C$ price, to [this] ~Bill, --Bluesman 02:30, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Fast Ships, Black Sails

I changed the image on your verified pub to one that doesn't include a white border. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 04:47, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Into the Shadows (Shadowrun) June 1991

The number of pages is incorrect. Should be 291 by last page number. Edited. --Astromath 18:32, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

You have me confused. There is not a June 1991 edition of Into the Shadows. Also, that is not a book I verified. Did you write the wrong title or notify the wrong person? --JLaTondre 22:52, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I think he means Shadowrun: Find Your Own Truth. I have that edit on hold pending your answer. BLongley 23:07, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
329 is correct per my copy of Find Your Own Truth. 291 is the page number of the Into the Shadows record and that is also correct per my copy. Astromath, were you by chance looking at the wrong record when you made your edit? --JLaTondre 23:25, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Proposed merge of "Stochasti-city"

Hi. I've put your proposed merge of Stochasti-city instances as by Tobias S. Buckell and Tobias Buckell on hold. It looks to me like you're trying to merge a variant with its parent, and the variant exists because of the differing author name. Why do you want to merge them? Thanks. --MartyD 12:28, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Because there is no variant. The contents were originally generated from the publisher's website (there was a note to that effect in the publication before I added data from the book itself). The book credits the story as 'Tobias S. Buckell'. --JLaTondre 12:38, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, makes sense. I approved it. Thanks. --MartyD 12:45, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Epilog:.... essay to poem

If [this] is a poem, shouldn't the parenthetical addition to the title be dropped? --~ Bill, Bluesman 23:19, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

You are correct. I'll submit an edit to remove it. --JLaTondre 23:23, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

The Ancient Ones

Have held the merge submission. The one record has the note: First published in the magazine Tales of the Talisman #4, 2006 but the merge will give the story a date of 2005. Is the note wrong? --~ Bill, Bluesman 18:30, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

One of the records is wrong, but I'm not sure which one. The note says #4 is 2006, but the publication record for #4 says it's 2005. I went with the date on the publication record as giving it a date after the date of the publication it first appeared in doesn't seem right. I wish there was a history for records so you could see who entered unverified information and be able to ask them their source. Locus lists lists v1 #4 as 2006, but also has v2 #1 as 2006 which is a bit unusual. I've typically seen the volume number change with the year. Unfortunately, the publisher's website doesn't provide a date. If that publication ever gets physically verified and it turns out its date is incorrect, all of its contents will need to be updated. Anyhow, until then, I think the publication record needs to be handled consistently. If based on the Locus record you want to update the whole publication, that seems fine. However, baring that, I think the individual story should match the rest of the publication. --JLaTondre 19:51, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Sometimes Locus lists the publication date which may be later than the copyright date [Dec issue comes out in Jan kind of thing]. No harm in merging the records and waiting for better data to sort it out. Thanks! --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:52, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

The Best of the Best

Replaced the amazon scan on your verified here and added notes and modified title by adding definite article. Hauck 16:32, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction's Finest Voices

Replaced the amazon scan on your verified here. Hauck 14:57, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume One

I updated your verified The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume One to add notes plus I changed the title to add a colon before "Volume One" based on how "Volume One" is spaced away from the main title on the title page. --Marc Kupper|talk 02:32, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


Replaced the amazon scan on your verified here and here and here and here. Hauck 17:13, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

I didn't verify that last one so your should notify the correct person. Also, could you please either add a new line or update the existing timestamp when you edit a comment that is weeks old? It is confusing to get the new message indicator and then not be able to find the new message on the page w/o using the history. --JLaTondre 20:37, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Louisa May Alcott's "Rosy's Journey"

I've discovered that we have a typo in the title of the Louisa May Alcott story in this collection that we've both verified. We mistakenly have it listed as "Rosy's Journal". Once I get a verification that it's not actually misspelled in the hardback edition, I'll merge with this title to correct the title of the story. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:55, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Good catch. Yes, it's also "Rosy's Journey" in my copy. --JLaTondre 20:13, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Wolfe's "The HORARS of War"

Can you verify that this publication of the story doesn't capitalize the word "horars" on the story's title page? Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:37, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it is not all capitalized. --JLaTondre 02:40, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll accept the submission creating a variant. Guess the editors or proofreaders never actually read the story! Mhhutchins 02:42, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Best New Fantasy

I'm holding the submission updating this pub, with a note that some pages were bound upside down. The other verifier didn't note this, so I'm assuming this may not have happened to the entire press run. I'm going to accept the changes but add to the note that at least one copy is known to be improperly bound. Thanks. Mhhutchins 00:30, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Sounds good. --JLaTondre 01:36, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Black Fire

Added an image [broken link] and the Introduction by Sturgeon to [this] --~ Bill, Bluesman 16:40, 27 December 2010 (UTC)