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Notice: If you're here to tell me of a minor change (image added, additional information added, etc.) to one of my verified publications, you do not need to make a note of it here. Thanks!

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Bones of the World; Some dude just dropped this on the Archive, August is date on copyright page, September is date here, couple of stories have September, most have nothing, so check it out and decide what's best. --Username (talk) 19:19, 5 December 2022 (EST)

All updated. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:55, 13 December 2022 (EST)

Soichiro Yomenagi

Fixer has found a series of self-published books which Amazon lists as "light novels". The title is "Shadow Lord: The Strongest Legendary Hero Is a NEET" and the author's name sounds Japanese, but I can't find the Japanese originals. There is a related Facebook page in what appears to be Nepali, but that's not dispositive. Would you happen to have any ideas? TIA! Ahasuerus (talk) 17:06, 9 December 2022 (EST)

Looking at the cover and the interior art, and the fact they are illustrated by "Pablo Santo", I'm guessing these are original English light novels rather than translations of Japanese light novels. It looks like they did their homework, though, and are trying to make them appear to be translated novels. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:37, 12 December 2022 (EST)
Thanks for checking! Ahasuerus (talk) 17:04, 13 December 2022 (EST)

Facemaker;; Someone just added McGraw-Hill, I added Avon and Piatkus, you may want to add this Japanese edition on Amazon. --Username (talk) 18:33, 17 December 2022 (EST)

Done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:03, 19 December 2022 (EST)

Yokohama Station SF: National

Hi Joe, re. this title/publication, I've changed the title type from NOVEL to COLLECTION and added the short fiction and interior art. I've also varianted them to Japanese titles with the correct date however the titles presently remain in English: is it possible you could alter them to their Japanese titles? Thanks. PeteYoung (talk) 06:50, 24 December 2022 (EST)

Are you sure it's short fiction? Everything I'm finding in Japanese lists it as a novel (same as the first one). The "short stories" you have listed may actually be chapters. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:33, 29 December 2022 (EST)
Updated. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:16, 10 January 2023 (EST)

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream; I added Archive link and LCCN, note has Amazon date, the usual fake -01 when they don't know the month or day, but original stories are -00; the book itself says October, not October 1. They really should be the same so it doesn't look like they're reprints. I had an incident recently where some mod complained endlessly about changing Amazon dates to the real one without asking PV first, so you decide what you want to do. --Username (talk) 11:43, 24 December 2022 (EST)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:36, 29 December 2022 (EST)

Pending edit for The Chronicles of Narnia

Hi Nihonjoe -

Could you take a look at this edit which affects one of your verified publications. I suspect the editor is removing the overall INTERIOART because they're there for the individual novels. The publication is also verified by Gzuckier, though that is a transient verification. The remaining verifier is inactive. Also, the was another Narnia omnibus verified by Biomassbob that I discussed with him earlier today. He preferred that the overall INTERIORART record not be removed and I rejected that edit based on that discussion. I'm not holding the edit, so you may accept or reject as you wish. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:42, 5 January 2023 (EST)

If the interior art is individually entered, there shouldn't be a generic entry in addition to the individually entered INTERIORART titles. I've approved this specific one. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:27, 6 January 2023 (EST)

Forrest J. Ackerman credits

When you have a moment, could you please check how your verified Forest J Ackerman pubs credit Ackerman? The other day a user pointed out that most of Ackerman's books/stories use Forrest J Ackerman as opposed to Forrest J. Ackerman, but only 30-ish of our pubs credit him that way. TIA! Ahasuerus (talk) 17:36, 7 January 2023 (EST)

Sure. I'll try to remember to check when I get home. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:05, 9 January 2023 (EST)
I've updated this one. I'll have to see if I still have the Perry Rhodan book. I might have gotten rid of it. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:53, 11 January 2023 (EST)

Forced merges

Hi, you moderated here and here and I'm curious as to what happened/went wrong :) The results on the author page are what I wanted but... I don't understand how Stonecreek merged these two successfully *after* I submitted. Have I got that right? And what does forced mean in this context? Please explain. Thanks, Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 15:49, 18 January 2023 (EST)

Sometimes, more than one person can submit an edit for a specific title or publication. Depending on the order in which the submissions are handled, one edit may invalidate another submission. That's probably what happened in this case. When I pulled those two submissions up for reviewing, they were already in an errored-out state and they had to be "hard rejected" (that's what "forced" means). ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:00, 18 January 2023 (EST)
Ah, now I understand. Thanks for that! Kev. --BanjoKev (talk) 16:09, 18 January 2023 (EST)
No problem. I've had a few submissions that have had to be hard rejected for similar reasons. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:14, 18 January 2023 (EST)

Godmakers;; ISBN on copy's copyright page is different than what's on ISFDB for the 1974 edition but some numbers match the catalog ID of the 1970 edition. Also, shouldn't regular title date of Pendleton be made 1974-02-00 and not 1970-00-00? --Username (talk) 20:07, 22 January 2023 (EST)

Nihonjoe is an active verifier for the 1974 publication: it's best to ask him about the ISBN (he has to be asked anyway if it is changed). And no, if a title is first published under a pseudonym we variant it to the canonical name and keep the date. Christian Stonecreek (talk) 12:43, 23 January 2023 (EST)
This is his page; that's why I asked here. Also, the book was published as by Pendleton in 1974 but on ISFDB the regular title date is 1970, the date of the original publication under the pseudonym (and nobody bothered to enter the month, either, which was entered for the 1970 book). So I think what I'm asking is if 1974-02-00 should be the Pendleton title date and not 1970-00-00. Plus the ISBN thing, too. Joe? --Username (talk) 12:52, 23 January 2023 (EST)
I'll have to check when I get home. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:03, 23 January 2023 (EST)
OK. I think I get it now; however, the month should still be added to Pendleton reg. date like it was for pseudonymous book date. ISBN is the only real issue now; date on copyright page in 1974 is different than numbers on cover which match ID of 1970 book. --Username (talk) 13:29, 23 January 2023 (EST)
I've updated the ISBN on this publication, making a note of the discrepancy on the ISBN from cover to copyright page. I also added a note about the front cover. The date on that pub is already "1974-02-00". ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:30, 24 January 2023 (EST)
OK. Also, I don't know if I'm confused or what, but I still think this,, should be 11-00, shouldn't it? --Username (talk) 15:51, 24 January 2023 (EST)
Yes, it should be. Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:53, 24 January 2023 (EST)

Golden Cord;; page count is 399, not 398, map is mentioned in your (?) notes and there is a map credit on copyright page and a full 2-page map, might be later printing with that number line, so you may want to take a look at copy, compare with your PV copy, and fix page count, add map with further note, add link to the copy if it's the same as yours, etc. EDIT:;; page count is 373, not 386, another map with a later copyright date is mentioned on the copyright page, you may want to look at this, too, and fix/add. --Username (talk) 18:29, 23 January 2023 (EST)

I've updated the printing I have (see here). I think I got rid of the TPB I have as I can't find it, so I removed my verification of that one. I've updated the page count and the notes there and added the map. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:27, 24 January 2023 (EST)