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Fanzine de la SF Internationale No.27

Since I found this fanzine I've been wondering how the confusing contributions by user Antunes can be corrected. I did my very best. Unfortunately, only some of the pages are available as scans on the website of WordPress and I'm not quite fluent in Japanese. :) Can You please have a look on that? Thank You! --Zapp (talk) 16:22, 26 January 2024 (EST)

Japan SF Year Book; Not sure exactly what it covers but I don't think it's on ISFDB so if it qualifies you may want to enter it. --Username (talk) 23:35, 8 March 2024 (EST)

Added]. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:43, 24 March 2024 (EDT)

Folklore Studies

Hi Joe,

Can you help finding the Japanese series and title and author name here. Thanks in advance! Annie (talk) 19:53, 21 March 2024 (EDT)

Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:10, 21 March 2024 (EDT)
Thanks! Annie (talk) 20:11, 21 March 2024 (EDT)

Swan Song published in Canada

Hello. I see that you have changed the Swan Song entry I added for the book published in Canada by changing the publisher to Pocket Books (Canada). The book's title page states "Published by Pocket Books New York" over "Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks Ltd., a Licensee of the trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc." and the copyright page states "POCKET BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y.10020" above "In Canada distributed by PaperJacks Ltd., 330 Steelcase Road, Markham, Ontario". So, I'm not sure - do these two statements verify that the book was published by Pocket Books (Canada)?

Another interesting item is that the "Published in Canada" is a completely different font versus the rest of the book. Any ideas as to why?

One72guy (talk) 12:30, 23 March 2024 (EDT)

I assume you mean this one? If so, you didn't include any of that information in your note. Feel free to update the publication with that information, and then correct the publisher accordingly. My change was based on the notes you included stating that everything was done in Canada. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:12, 24 March 2024 (EDT)
Thanks for the reply. I will add the info as per your suggestion and I'll change the publisher back to Pocket Books until there's more knowledgeable information found regarding the real publisher. My guess is that Pocket Books got a Canadian company to do the printing, with a new cover and copyright page for Canada, (possibly PaperJacks) and then had it distributed by PaperJacks as per the statements on the title & copyright pages.
One72guy (talk) 23:35, 24 March 2024 (EDT)
Sounds good. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:24, 25 March 2024 (EDT)

Baen Books/Baen and Toni Weisskopf

When you have a free moment, could you please review this discussion? TIA. Ahasuerus (talk) 17:11, 27 March 2024 (EDT)

Nahoko Uehashi's The Deer King

I am trying to figure out how Yen On's recent translations of this series map onto the Japanese originals, but I am not having much luck. The Wikipedia article says:

  • Kadokawa published the original novel in two volumes in September 2014, and then republished it in four reprinted volumes between June and July 2017.

As far as I can tell, Yen On reused the cover art from the first and the third volumes of the 2017 Kadokawa edition, but Wikipedia says that their 2 books map onto volumes 1 and 2. Also, these two books''s Look Inside files are for the manga version, but it appears to be an unrelated problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Ahasuerus (talk) 16:02, 1 April 2024 (EDT)

I'll see what I can figure out. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:55, 2 April 2024 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus (talk) 16:06, 2 April 2024 (EDT)
Okay, I think I have it sorted out. See here. Let me know if anything looks confusing. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:09, 23 April 2024 (EDT)

Sir Gawain Introduction

Hi Nihonjoe -

You are the only other active verifier of a publication containing the introduction to Tolkien's translation of 3 medieval poems. Yours is in this collection. We currently have this introduction attributed to Christopher Tolkien. There is a note its several other appearances that state while Christopher signed the preface, the introduction and other essays are not signed and the attribution is from Locus (Perhaps this record though it could be from an issue). I'm about to enter the audio book of this title. It has the same essay, though it is split into three (before each poem), I've verified it against my paper copy. What is interesting is that the first two parts of the essay are specifically credited to J.R.R. Tolkien in the audio book. The third part just states it is an introduction to "Sir Orfeo" without an author attribution. I'm thinking our credit to Christopher for this essay is incorrect and I'm proposing changing it to J.R.R. giving the audio book as a source. However, if your book actually credits Christopher, then it is more complicated we'll have to decide who we think actually wrote the introduction. Could you check your copy and assuming that it appears without credit, let me know if you have any objections to this change. Thanks for checking. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 08:41, 21 April 2024 (EDT)

I can check when I get home tonight. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:09, 22 April 2024 (EDT)
Okay, I've carefully reviewed the book and updated the publication record. The introduction to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is definitely by Christopher as the author mentions "my father" at least once in it. I will go and place a note on that title indicating that. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:51, 23 April 2024 (EDT)
I'm going to push back slightly here. What you say about referring to "my father" is certainly true of the Preface which begins "When my father, Professor J. R. R. Tolkien...". While I have only skimmed the introduction, it never appears to go into first person. It begins "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are both contained...". There are 6 sections with titles and Roman numerals. I just want to make sure you're not conflating the two essays. Thanks again. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:24, 23 April 2024 (EDT)
Page 241, second to last paragraph: "...are in accordance with my father's wishes." This is part of the Introduction. The Preface is pp. 225-227, so definitely the Introduction. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:57, 23 April 2024 (EDT)
Got it. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:35, 23 April 2024 (EDT)

Simulacrum; I added PDF and noticed Bothell story is from 1997 under her full name, Lisa Jean Bothell, in case you want to variant it. --Username (talk) 20:54, 2 May 2024 (EDT)

Thanks! Done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 10:15, 3 May 2024 (EDT)

Concerning books by

On this page you will see a book with isbn no

Downloads for audio are available at

I have several other books in the works, but they are a little delayed, unfortunately. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) . 17:46, 8 May 2024‎ (EDT)

I tried downloading the PDF and epub on this page, but the links gave a 404 error (there was nothing there to download). ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:22, 8 May 2024 (EDT)
I checked to see if had copies of them (the PDF and epub), but they apparently never archived them. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:24, 8 May 2024 (EDT)


These are things to add when I have a minute to do so: