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A Man They Didn't Know

Hello, as there are a lot of David Hardy(s) in the db and as entered the author of this text may be pseudonymistically linked to the artist, perhaps should it be dismabiguated to another David Hardy if you can have some evidence. Hauck 10:13, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

This one seems to be a third one. The bio doesn't match the two already in the system. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:04, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, welcome to a fourth David Hardy... Hauck 15:09, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

(Atlas) cubed

I interpreted your comment about (Atlas)^3 and "(Atlas) cubed" to mean you wanted (Atlas)³. So I changed the title to that, using ³. It's also Unicode 00B3. If that's not what you meant, let me know. --MartyD 01:40, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Nope, that's exactly right. Thanks. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 06:29, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Ghost in the Shell original info

Hi -- Would you be able to add the original publication info for the anthology Ghost in the Shell? The copyright page says the Japanese title was "Koukaku Kidoutai Shousetsu Ansoroji". Also, the lengths of the stories if you can find them out.

(Do you mind being asked to do these sorts of things? And is there another editor specializing in Japanese books who I can pass some of them on to?) --Vasha 00:59, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Can you snap a pic of the copyright page and post it here? That may help. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 03:50, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Nevermind. I think I found it. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 03:51, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I've submitted it, so just waiting on someone to approve it. Then I'll variant and pseudonym everything. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 04:41, 9 June 2017 (UTC)


I may be telling you something you already know... but according to discussions here and here, CreateSpace isn't a publisher, but rather a printing and production service (a subsidiary of Amazon, which is probably why they insist on naming it in the "publisher" space on their pages). So we don't list it as a publisher here, instead leaving a blank space (currently -- even though the help says to put the author name; I believe that the help will be updated, but -- as with every other discussion! -- the discussion is still ongoing.) Therefore, I'd like to change all of your verified publications that list CreateSpace -- Rise of the Phoenix, and maybe others I haven't found yet. Thanks! --Vasha 18:06, 23 June 2017 (EDT)

Yes, I'm aware of that, but back when those were entered, many people here were listing it as a publisher. So I followed suit. I'll do it when I get around to it. Thanks. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:54, 23 June 2017 (EDT)
Also, I'm not aware of an easy way to find them. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:35, 24 June 2017 (EDT)
Advanced search to the rescue as always - search for publications with your name as a Primary Verifier and publisher as CreateSpace. You do not seem to have any left though (I did try with another publisher(Tor) and it found them so the query is working). Or any other weird spelling of the publisher name. Annie 15:31, 24 June 2017 (EDT)
Like I said, I generally don't use them as a publisher. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:04, 24 June 2017 (EDT)

Decision Points / The War of Gifts

Can you look at your copy of Decision Points to see if the last story is titled "A War of Gifts" or "The War of Gifts"? Amazon's Look Inside has the table of contents which has "The War of Gifts" which is the title you verified. I'm wondering if "The War of Gifts" is the the same story as "A War of Gifts" from 2007. You might find a clue on page 355 which has the copyright acknowledgements.

Amazon has a Look Inside of A War of Gifts here. The Look Inside does not include the full story. It ends with

"Merry Christmas," Dink mouthed silently.
Wiggin smiled.

This Amazon review of Decision Points says "It ends with a tale by Orson Scott Card: “A War of Gifts.” Aptly named. This is a reprint but I’d never read it and it showed all the brilliant interpersonal psychology of the best parts of the Ender universe."

Thank you. --Marc Kupper|talk 04:15, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

It is "The War of Gifts". The copyright notice states:
"The War of Gifts (An Ender Story)" © 2007 Orson Scott Card. First published in A War of Gifts, novella hardback, by Tor Books. This is its first anthology appearance, and the first in a form slightly abridged by the author.
So, it's the same story, only abridged. The "(An Ender Story)" is used as a subtitle, and I've submitted a correction to the story title. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:12, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
Thank you. I added a pub-note plus title notes about this so that people researching the Enderverse will know why there are two similarly named stories. --Marc Kupper|talk 15:07, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
Works for me. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:54, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

A Kiss Is Still a Kiss

Added ASIN to your verified A Kiss Is Still a Kiss. Would you like a notification when the only change I am making is adding an ASIN? Annie 17:20, 26 June 2017 (EDT)

No, feel free to add ASINs with wild abandon. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:59, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
About that... do you happen to have a few free minutes? There are 22 Japanese e-books that need ASINs and things sound a bit too similar to me to try and not to mess a few... :( If you don't have the time, do not worry but thought I would ask. Annie 20:07, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
Submitted. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:33, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
All approved and the link to Amazon JP opens the correct pages(title and cover match so I call it correct) on all of them. Thanks a lot! :) Annie 20:34, 26 June 2017 (EDT)
No problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 03:53, 27 June 2017 (EDT)

Galactic Games

You verified this pub. Cover artist is 'Domic Harman'. Could it be that his name is 'Dominic'? --Zapp 02:07, 28 June 2017 (EDT)

No, it could not be. That's what it states in the book. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:08, 28 June 2017 (EDT)
It's possible Baen made a typo. It happens. But "Domic" is what's in the book. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe

The Alexander Inheritance


I wonder if we should disambiguate "Cast of Characters" in your verified The Alexander Inheritance? I think we should treat is we treat an Introduction. What do you think? Annie 19:19, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

Submitted. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:21, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

Ao Jyumonji

When you get a chance, could you please check if I entered 十文字青 / Ao Jyumonji correctly? TIA! Ahasuerus 15:13, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

Looks good to me. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:17, 8 July 2017 (EDT)
ありがと! Ahasuerus 15:22, 8 July 2017 (EDT)
どういたしまして。···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:24, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

Togakkai Arufa

Can you check the family name of Togakkai Arufa again? If it indeed needs to be the complete name, can we add an author note explaining that this is indeed his family name (so someone does not decide to "fix" it at a later date? Thanks! Annie 16:16, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

It's a pseudonym used by a group of writers, not a family name. I don't know who they all (or any of them) are, so I can't give you more than what's there. It's correct as it is now. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:03, 8 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks for the answer. A note to explain it is a group pseudonym it is then. Thanks for the answer. :) Annie 18:57, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

Omnibus vs collection

無責任艦長タイラー【スーパー・デラックス版】1 is actually an omnibus, not a collection - it contains at least 2 separate novels which makes it automatically an omnibus. I changed the type but did not add anything in the content field - not sure how those novels are connected if at all. Annie 22:49, 8 July 2017 (EDT)

Same for this one Annie 22:51, 8 July 2017 (EDT)
They are connected as they are all in the same meta-series. I'm not sure how to list them with the "O/1,2,3" thing since (for example) the first one has one novel from one series and two from another. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:13, 9 July 2017 (EDT)

Mikagura School Suite

When you get a chance, could you please take a look at this Amazon record? It appears to be volume 1 in an 8-volume fantasy series which I am not familiar with. TIA! Ahasuerus 14:53, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Added to the list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:05, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 15:48, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
They've all been submitted. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:15, 21 July 2017 (EDT)
Looks nice, thanks! Ahasuerus 20:00, 21 July 2017 (EDT)

Hiromi Kawakami

Also, Fixer has found this collection of 3 novellas, but I don't know what the original Japanese titles are. Ahasuerus 15:02, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

This is the original volume in Japanese. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:28, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
Variants created. Thanks! Ahasuerus 15:47, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
No problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:13, 13 July 2017 (EDT)


When Annie was nominated for moderator, I suggested your name too. No one seemed to disagree, so the question is, do you think you're ready? Take a look at the moderator help screen and the moderator qualifications if you're in doubt. I personally think you're more than ready. --Willem 15:08, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

If people seem to think I'd be acceptable, I'm happy to help out where I can. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:08, 16 July 2017 (EDT)
At least I think so. I started the process. Thanks for accepting. --Willem 02:12, 17 July 2017 (EDT)
As per the outcome of the Community Portal discussion, the moderator flag has been set. Congratulations!
As I wrote on the Community Portal, it may be best to concentrate on self-approvals for now, i.e. while you are getting more experience in other areas and becoming familiar with moderator-only features of the software. That's what ChrisJ did a while back and it worked out well. Ahasuerus 16:14, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
Congratulations! And a warm welcome from me. You'll see life gets easier when you can review your own edits. --Willem 17:05, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
It also becomes a lot more interesting when you realize that there is noone to catch your weird brain-freezes and that if you mess up and press Approve too fast, you need to clean the mess :) Welcome on board, Nihonjoe! Don't hesitate to ask when/if you need assistance. Annie 17:09, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion. I'll tread lightly. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:53, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

Japanese serials

When you have a free moment, could you please review this cleanup report? Ideally, all SERIAL titles should be varianted to their parent NOVEL/SHORTFICTION titles, so if you could find and enter/variant the missing serials, it would be a big step in the right direction. TIA! Ahasuerus 09:25, 18 July 2017 (EDT)

Added to the list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:16, 18 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 14:59, 18 July 2017 (EDT)
Done! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 21:12, 22 July 2017 (EDT)

Awards dates


I accepted this addition but changed the year back to just 2017 -- see my notes in the Community Forum. The field needs to only have the year, not just the date or month. Otherwise, it does not show up in the yearly list. The field is called "year" as well - not date :) Annie 16:19, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

Same here. Annie 16:19, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
Then it should just ask for a year and tack on the "-00-00" automatically. :) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:43, 20 July 2017 (EDT)
I do not disagree with you. :) But it does not - so the editors need to be careful. You can even just type 2017 by the way - and it WILL add the 00-00 :) Annie 16:46, 20 July 2017 (EDT)

ショック・ウェーヴ (Part 1 of 2)

The submission is to make this a variant, but the proposed title is of type 'shortfiction', all the rest you're doing are serials-novels. Keystroke mistake? --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:19, 22 July 2017 (EDT)

Nope, there are a couple of these that are serialized short fiction (either novelettes or novellas). ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 21:32, 22 July 2017 (EDT)
Okay! --~ Bill, Bluesman 21:47, 22 July 2017 (EDT)

Weird variants


Can you look at these variants? The main title is by 牧野修 while the serialization is from 久美沙織 and they do not seem like the same person to me. Is one of the attribution wrong? Annie 14:22, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

Fixed. I was reading off the line below (which contained a work by 牧野修) on the list I was using to keep track of things. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:07, 24 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks! Annie 20:10, 24 July 2017 (EDT)



I do not think that this is "Nightwings" - looks more like "The Andromeda Strain". Can you check your submission? I have it on hold until you can clarify. Annie 14:35, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:02, 24 July 2017 (EDT)

Magical Girl Raising Project

Fixer has found a new light novel series, Magical Girl Raising Project, by Asari Endou. When you get a chance, could you please take care of the author's Japanese name/VTs? TIA! Ahasuerus 17:21, 25 July 2017 (EDT)

Added to the list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:30, 25 July 2017 (EDT)
Thanks! Also, I see that we have Tomoco Kanemaki set up as an English-language author. However, Amazon's Look Inside shows that his "Kingdom Hearts" light novels were translated, so he'll need to be "Nipponified" at some point. Ahasuerus 17:42, 25 July 2017 (EDT)
Added to the list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:07, 25 July 2017 (EDT)
Both of these are done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 04:34, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
Looks nice, thanks! Ahasuerus 11:18, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

Monster Hunter Siege

I added a cover scan to your verified pub. Bob 13:17, 5 August 2017 (EDT)

Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:01, 6 August 2017 (EDT)

The Ghost in the Shell: Five New Short Stories

I have the English US edition of this, which does not specifically credit an editor but includes the name "Shirow Masamune" in the copyright list of authors on the copyright page. Masamune is not a contributing writer, so I suspect he is the editor. The Japanese edition also contains an extra essay not in the English edition. Do you have access to a source that can establish this one way or the other? Thanks in advance. :) PeteYoung 13:23, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

I have no source showing an editor. doesn't have a Look Inside for this book, so I can't see it that way, either. Shirow created the series, which is why he's credited in the copyright page. He's listed on the cover of the Japanese edition as the creator. After reviewing a few sources, I determined I misread one of them and have therefore removed the essay. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:32, 18 August 2017 (EDT)
OK, thanks for looking! PeteYoung 14:02, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

Forthcoming light novels

Would you mind if I asked Fixer, our robot, to add the forthcoming light novels that he keeps finding to your Talk page? I figure you are in a much better position to handle them than I will ever be :) For example, here is what Yen On plans to do in October:

  • 9780316318228 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, Vol. 4 (light novel) by Fujino Omori, 2017-10-31, Paperback, 304pp, $14.00, Yen On
  • 9780316398329 Psycome, Vol. 5 (light novel): Murder Machine and the Catastrophic Athletic Festival by Mizuki Mizushiro, 2017-10-31, Paperback, 208pp, $14.00, Yen On
  • 9780316398459 Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Vol. 5 (light novel) by Tappei Nagatsuki, 2017-10-31, Paperback, 240pp, $14.00, Yen On
  • 9780316470971 Log Horizon, Vol. 9 (light novel): Go East, Kanami! by Mamare Touno, 2017-10-31, Paperback, 256pp, $14.00, Yen On
  • 9780316473118 your name. Another Side:Earthbound (light novel) by Makoto Shinkai, Arata Kanoh, 2017-10-31, Hardcover, 192pp, $20.00, Yen On
  • 9780316561105 The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria, Vol. 1 (light novel) by Eiji Mikage, 2017-10-31, Paperback, 208pp, $14.00, Yen On

Ahasuerus 17:53, 20 August 2017 (EDT)

Sure, that's fine. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:41, 20 August 2017 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 19:01, 20 August 2017 (EDT)
Sword Oratoria vol 4
Psycome (added the whole series) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:17, 21 August 2017 (EDT)
Re: Zero 5 (added whole series) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:00, 22 August 2017 (EDT)
Log Horizon 9 ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:20, 22 August 2017 (EDT)
Your Name. Another Side: Earthbound ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:53, 22 August 2017 (EDT)
The Empty Box (added whole series) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:31, 22 August 2017 (EDT)

(unindent) Excellent! Here are 3 September ones for your reviewing pleasure:

  • 9780316466066 Accel World, Vol. 11 (light novel): The Carbide Wolf by Reki Kawahara, 2017-09-19, Paperback, 224pp, $14.00, Yen On
  • 9780316558662 Baccano!, Vol. 5 (light novel): 2001 The Children of Bottle by Ryohgo Narita, 2017-09-19, Hardcover, 240pp, $20.00, Yen On
  • 9780316562652 Strike the Blood, Vol. 7 (light novel): Kaleid Blood by Gakuto Mikumo, 2017-09-19, Paperback, 176pp, $14.00, Yen On

Ahasuerus 15:21, 22 August 2017 (EDT)

Accel World 11 (and the rest of the series in Japanese) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:24, 23 August 2017 (EDT)
The Baccano! series and the Strike the Blood series are both on the list now. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:06, 3 September 2017 (EDT)
The バッカーノ! (Baccano!) series is done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:49, 15 September 2017 (EDT)
Strike the Blood is done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:30, 28 September 2017 (EDT)


Hi Joe, want another small project? I've added all details for the English language edition of the Tatsuaki Ishiguro collection Biogenesis, which currently has no information about the stories in the original Japanese. However the copyright page does have details with anglicised titles as follows, which you may be able to use to provide the titles in Japanese from which you could then variant the English titles:

  • "It Is with the Deepest Sincerity That I Offer Prayers..." originally published in Japanese as "Heisei sannen gogatsu futsuka, kotensei meneki fuzen shokogun nite kyusei sareta Akedara Nobuhiko hakushi, narabini", by Fukutake Shoten, 1994, and republished as "Shinka" in Shinka by Haruki Bunko, 2000.
  • "Snow Woman" originally published in Japanese as "Yuki Onna" in Hitokuibyo by Haruki Bunko, 2000.
  • "Midwinter Weed" and "The Hope Shore Sea Squirt" originally published in Japanese as "Tojiso" and "Kibo Hoya" in Tojiso by Hayakawa Shobo, 2006.

Some more author details would also be good... all I can find about him is his birth date, so you'd probably have more success in Japanese. Cheers. PeteYoung 15:41, 23 August 2017 (EDT)

Added to the list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:45, 23 August 2017 (EDT)
Okay, they are all done and under 石黒達昌. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:44, 14 September 2017 (EDT)
Looks great, thanks. Hopefully we'll see more work translated – Biogenesis was a lovely read. PeteYoung 19:42, 14 September 2017 (EDT)
Maybe I'll get around to reading it some time. I have so many books on my "to read" list, it's ridiculous. Probably 300-400 or so. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:00, 14 September 2017 (EDT)

A Wizard in Mind

I've replaced the Amazon image with a scanned image for this pub. Doug H 23:51, 10 September 2017 (EDT)

A Wizard in Midgard

I have replaced the Amazon cover image with a scanned image for this pub. Doug H 23:56, 10 September 2017 (EDT)

Library of Souls cover artist

Hi I noticed you verified Library of Souls I think the cover artist isn't really John Van Noate, I think he's the owner/collector/source of the photo; the list of photographs on page 463 lists Page, Title, and "From the Collection of" with quite a few entries for Van Noate in the latter column, and googling him he looks to be a collector, not a photographer. I just entered a different printing, and put Doogie Horner ("Cover design by") for cover artist, since he's already got an entry. Anyway. gzuckier 22:02, 11 September 2017 (EDT)

Yasutaka Tsutsui

The database contains two collections of English translations of stories by Yasutaka Tsutsui: Salmonella Men on Planet Porno and Bullseye! Yesterday I found the titles of the original stories online and added them. Could you take a look at that and make sure it's all OK? I took the transliterations from Google Translate so presumably they aren't 100% right.

Also, if you have time, could you find the original publication dates for the stories? According to the translator, a lot of them came from a collection titled おれに関する噂. Thanks very much! --Vasha 12:15, 24 September 2017 (EDT)

All updated and corrected. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:04, 27 September 2017 (EDT)
Thank you! --Vasha 13:42, 27 September 2017 (EDT)

New light novel publisher: Cross Infinite World

Here is another light novel/manga publisher courtesy of our industrious robot. They seem to concentrate on shoujo/josei fantasy. I have entered the light novel part of their output and then figured that you would be better positioned to do pseudonyms, variants, Japanese ISBNs etc. Ahasuerus 15:19, 3 September 2017 (EDT)

P.S. This looks like a reasonably comprehensive list of translated light novels. I have entered Mishio Fukazawa "Adventures of Duan Surk" books, but it looks like reconciling everything with our data may take some time. Would you like to give it a shot? Ahasuerus 15:40, 3 September 2017 (EDT)
Added both to the ever-growing list. It may be a while before I get to them. The list keeps growing. :) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:06, 3 September 2017 (EDT)
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." :-) Ahasuerus 20:43, 3 September 2017 (EDT)

Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume II

I was working on sorting out Charles King vs. Charles King (I) and noticed that the cover of your verified Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume II was also done by a "Charles King". Could you please check if there may be anything in the pub to suggest whether the artist is "our" Charles King (1914-1977) who wrote for Weird Tales and worked on comics? TIA! Ahasuerus 10:43, 3 October 2017 (EDT)

The image is copyright 2012, so likely not the guy who died in 1977. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 12:26, 3 October 2017 (EDT)
Thanks, I have changed the credit to "Charles King (III)" since we already have "Charles King (II)" on file. They are multiplying! :-) Ahasuerus 12:33, 3 October 2017 (EDT)

Stone of Farewell

Is this the right cover image for this pub? --Zapp 10:08, 5 October 2017 (EDT)

Yes. I've added it as the cover image. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 11:46, 5 October 2017 (EDT)

The Stone Garden

Added notes, cover scan and external IDs to your verified The Stone Garden.SFJuggler 17:52, 7 October 2017 (EDT)

Sounds good. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:33, 10 October 2017 (EDT)


I added a cover scan and notes to your verified Edgedancer. It seems to me that the interior artists should be credited separately, since the illustrations are not by both working on the same illustrationS, but by each on different ones. Bob 18:35, 21 October 2017 (EDT)

That works. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:18, 24 October 2017 (EDT)

Time at the Top

Concerning Time at the Top again, I see by accident today that two years ago (User talk:Nihonjoe/Archive 3#Time at the Top) I neglected to ask you as Marc Kupper had suggested I do:

Please compare your verified 1986 Bantam Skylark tp 518125 (cover as by interior illustrator Peggie Bach but no cover image) with his verified 1982 Bantam pb 233049 (cover uncredited, with cover image) and a record of the Parnassus hc 6th printing 551227 (cover by Peggie Bach, with image).

(At the moment displays for your edition a cover image of another title.) --Pwendt|talk 20:47, 22 October 2017 (EDT)

I've uploaded a scan of my cover. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:18, 24 October 2017 (EDT)

the eye of minds I added the unpaginated stuff to the notes section, if that's ok with you as verifier. thanks. gzuckier 01:36, 11 November 2017 (EST)

Operation Arcana

I added a cover scan to you verified pub Operation Arcana. Bob 16:14, 11 November 2017 (EST)

ギャラクシーエンジェル (Galaxy Angel)


Can you look at ギャラクシーエンジェル (Galaxy Angel)? It seems to have two books under number 1. Can you see if they need a variant or if an explanation is in order and if so, can you add one to the Notes? Thanks! Annie 18:04, 15 November 2017 (EST)

Please see the note on ギャラクシーエンジェル ~廃太子の帰還~. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:51, 16 November 2017 (EST)
Thanks for adding the note in the series! Annie 15:47, 16 November 2017 (EST)
No problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:30, 16 November 2017 (EST)


I added a cover scan and a note concerning the art on the inside of the dust jacket and the endpapers to your verified Oathbringer. Bob 11:16, 22 November 2017 (EST)


I added the "Prologue" for Edgedancer to the contents. The version of "Edgedancer" in Arcanum Unbounded does not include the "Prologue", which occupies about 50 pages in the separate volume. I don't think it's necessary to change the pub from CHAPBOOK to COLLECTION, because it's still one story. But should the CHAPBOOK be made part 2.5 of the "Stormlight Archive" instead of the SHORTFICTION? Bob 11:33, 22 November 2017 (EST)

Chapbooks can't be part of a series, so that wouldn't work. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 11:41, 22 November 2017 (EST)
O.K., but then maybe the solution is to remove the "Prologue" as a separate story and make the "Edgedancer" that appears in the Arcanum Unbounded "Edgedancer (abbreviated)" or some such to distinguish it from the full-length version, with notes to explain the difference. Bob 16:27, 22 November 2017 (EST)
I've made the Prologue part 2.4 of the series. That way, it shows up in the right place. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:01, 22 November 2017 (EST)
You're more clever than I am. That works! Thanks. Bob 19:40, 22 November 2017 (EST)
No problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:57, 22 November 2017 (EST)

Yoshino Origuchi

FYI, Fixer has found another light novel series by Yoshino Origuchi. Ahasuerus 14:33, 6 December 2017 (EST)

Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:05, 6 December 2017 (EST)
Fixer says "Thanks!" Ahasuerus 19:18, 6 December 2017 (EST)

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth

I think you have a typo in the title for Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth. It appears to be missing the accent in "Númenor" which appears on the title page. If you agree, I can update the title. TAWeiss 11:05, 9 December 2017 (EST)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:30, 2 January 2018 (EST)

More light novels in 2018!

Fixer has added books by the following new light novel authors:

I'll leave them to your tender mercies :-) Ahasuerus 16:49, 1 January 2018 (EST)

Added to the list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:31, 2 January 2018 (EST)
Thanks! And here are the new light novel authors published by Yen On in late 2017:
The translations were apparently delayed due to some kind of scheduling snafu, but they are available from Amazon now. Ahasuerus 18:37, 4 January 2018 (EST)
Added to the list. You're welcome to add anything like this to User:Nihonjoe#Fixer stuff. I made a special section for it and everything. :) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:08, 4 January 2018 (EST)
Will do! Ahasuerus 19:38, 4 January 2018 (EST)

David Grinnell (Donald A. Wollheim)

Hi, the working language of David Grinnell (Donald A. Wollheim) remains English, even when his name is written as ディヴィッド・グリンネル. To make it easier for native Japanese fans to look for the athor the family name is given as Gurinneru instead of Grinell. At least I was told some months ago that that is the way we do it. You may have heard/read otherwise, but that is how I treat all translations into the Japanese, author-wise.--Dirk P Broer 19:27, 16 January 2018 (EST)

That's what the hiragana is for (and the katakana in his name). Native Japanese speakers will likely search using one of those, and those are both in the listing now. The working language of David Grinnell is indeed English, but anything that appears under ディヴィッド・グリンネル is going to be Japanese. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:29, 16 January 2018 (EST)
I've held that same position -translated authors having their local psuedonym under that language- but I was told then to give e.g. all Asimov's pseudonyms the working language 'English'. I'll look in the archive for the discussion.--Dirk P Broer 19:40, 16 January 2018 (EST)
this wiki page about author data states that the Directory Entry (new name for Family name) needs to be the Latin transliteration of the family name (so 'Gurinneru' instead of 'Grinell') for working languiage it states "Working Language - The Working Language field is populated using a drop-down box which lists all languages supported by ISFDB. It defaults to your user-specific language value, which is usually English unless you have changed it in your User Preferences. Make sure to change the value if the author's primary language is not the same as your default language."--Dirk P Broer 19:58, 16 January 2018 (EST)
Dirk's understanding matches mine. It doesn't really matter for names written in hiragana because all hiragana names are associated with works written in Japanese. However, it becomes important when the same alphabet/script is used by multiple languages. For example, Robert Heinlein is "Роберт Хайнлайн" in Belorussian and Russian. Ahasuerus 20:11, 16 January 2018 (EST)

The Raven Ring

I replaced the Amazon image with a scan and added Canadian price to notes to this pub. Doug H 15:32, 23 January 2018 (EST)

Sounds good. Thanks. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:43, 23 January 2018 (EST)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Tale Anthologies

As a verifier of one of these publications, please see this discussion. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:23, 25 January 2018 (EST)

The Blue Fairy Book (A Selection)

I updated the original edition of The Blue Fairy Book, but have not done anything with your version yet. I wasn't sure how the stories were actually credited in that edition. Is it the same as the original with the footnotes or did they do something else? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:58, 31 January 2018 (EST)

It only credits Lang. He's listed as the editor on the title page, and then his name is on the bottom of every right-hand page in the book. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:17, 1 February 2018 (EST)
I've updated them to uncredited and varianted / merged with the originals as appropriate. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:09, 2 February 2018 (EST)
Thanks. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:37, 2 February 2018 (EST)

Udon Entertainment Japanese art portfolios

Thanks for your input into this discussion. I was initially going to post my query here to your talk page about those two volumes and given my query (and response) to Hauck I posted it to a wider audience.

The two volumes in question are: this and this

However since both these volumes have credits in english and japanese and neither author is listed I thought I'd ask you how exactly to enter these titles - although I can find chinese characters by using the Character Map in Windows I didn't want to enter completely bogus data plus the fact the print size in the book is rather small.

Any guidance you could provide in this respect would be appreciated. --Mavmaramis 05:05, 10 February 2018 (EST)

I'll take a look at them after this week. I'm preparing for a couple presentations at a conference. Thanks for your patience. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:05, 13 February 2018 (EST)
Mavmaramis, do you own these two books? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:32, 6 March 2018 (EST)
Yes I own both of those books and a copy of this which has number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 - not sure is that means a 1st or 2nd printing - mine has a silver band stuck to the bottom of the paper wrapper. I may end up not adding them at all since they are graphic in nature and may well end up being rejected for that reason but thanks for your input either way. --Mavmaramis 13:19, 8 March 2018 (EST)
Art books/portfolios are acceptable to add. The numberline above indicates a first printing. You go with the lowest number in the numberline. Will you take pictures of the copyright pages for these items and post them here? That will help me figure out this issue. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:46, 8 March 2018 (EST)
I'll do that for you over the weekend. I'm not entirely sure how to post images to talk pages so I'll put them up on my Flickr gallery and post link(s) and hope that's acceptable. --Mavmaramis 09:29, 15 March 2018 (EDT)
Scanned images of Japanese credits for both volumes posted. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2 and Mikucolor: KEI's Hatsune Miku Illustration Works. --Mavmaramis 03:00, 16 March 2018 (EDT)
I have now removed the images from Flickr so the links above are now dead. --Mavmaramis 12:23, 30 April 2018 (EDT)

Leading Edge, #50, October 2005

I was cleaning up some of The Leading Edge records (adding data sources per The FictionMags Index, etc.) and I missed that this one was primary verified. I have reverted my changes. Sorry about that. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:50, 1 March 2018 (EST)

No problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:28, 2 March 2018 (EST)

Yoko Tawada

A couple of questions about this Japanese-German writer. Would you happen to know the original title of The Emissary? It says that the English version of the novel was translated by Margaret Mitsutani, whose specialty is Japanese literature, so my guess is that it was originally written in Japanese.

Also, if her working language is listed as Japanese, do you think we should change her canonical name to 多和田葉子? Conversely, if we keep the current canonical name, Yoko Tawada, should we change the working language to German? Ahasuerus 19:58, 5 March 2018 (EST)

I think I've fixed it all up now. See here. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:42, 6 March 2018 (EST)
Very nice, thanks! Ahasuerus 21:28, 6 March 2018 (EST)

Arifureta vs. Arifureta Rei

While adding the second volume of Arifureta, I noticed that the transliterated titles of ありふれた職業で世界最強 1 seemed to be the same as the transliterated titles of ありふれた職業で世界最強 零 1 (Arifureta Rei). Was it a copy-and-paste artifact, by chance? Ahasuerus 21:43, 25 March 2018 (EDT)

Fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:56, 27 March 2018 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 17:32, 27 March 2018 (EDT)

Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream

Our friend Fixer has added Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream. It's a collection of stories set in the Perfect Blue universe. Would you happen to know (or be able to find) the original collection title and the story titles? TIA! Ahasuerus 20:16, 28 March 2018 (EDT)

Done. I still need to do the transliterations and variant any English story titles, but I'll do that later tonight. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 21:46, 28 March 2018 (EDT)
All done. The English version doesn't list the titles, so I didn't variant any short stories. The Japanese one has the titles, however. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:33, 29 March 2018 (EDT)
Thanks! Ahasuerus 13:51, 29 March 2018 (EDT)

Some new Japanese authors and stories to add info for

I just entered a collection of early-20th-century Japanese horror stories (Kaiki) and there are three by authors who aren't already in the database. (I hope they aren't nongenre stories; the small amount of description I have been able to find sounds at least borderline genre.) Anyhow, would you mind taking care of adding the author info and transliterations? Also, my source of information didn't contain the original title for one story. Here's what I have:

Thank you very much... --Vasha 16:02, 6 April 2018 (EDT)

Sure, I'll look into that. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 16:38, 6 April 2018 (EDT)
Okay, I've updated all of it and completed all the variations and pseudonym connections. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:08, 6 April 2018 (EDT)
Thanks! --Vasha 19:49, 6 April 2018 (EDT)

Sisyphian by 酉島伝法

Hi, could you try to find out what the original title of Sisyphean was? And also, why is it in the database as both a novel and a short fiction? Thanks in advance. --Vasha 10:10, 8 April 2018 (EDT)

Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:07, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Carlo Zen


When you have a chance, can you work your magic on Carlo Zen? Despite the somewhat uncommon name, he seems to be Japanese (or at least works in Japanese) and this work is definitely a Japanese original. Thanks! Annie 17:07, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

I've added the first Japanese volume and varianted everything. There are 8 more volumes. I'll add them soon. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:53, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
And if you can find a publication for this, that would be awesome (I know enough to be able to find the original title based on what Vertical put in their copyright page but finding a Japanese publication is stretching my language skills a bit). Feel free to correct anything I got wrong on this one as well... Thanks! :) Annie 17:15, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:00, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
Thanks a lot! Annie 18:14, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Authors that need attention

If you have the time for a few more... I am clearing a report so found a few more that need your magic touch:

And a single work that is just hanging there in English:

Thanks! Annie 18:21, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Added to my list. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:26, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Spelling needed

Hello again,

Would you have any way to find the Japanese spelling of this poem? The PV of the work has no way to write Japanese and I cannot find it easily enough to assist. Any chance you can find it? Or maybe Bob can scan the page so you can see copy? Thanks in advance. Annie 19:13, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Will you ask him to scan the page with the title, then post a link to the scan? ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:16, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
Done -over here. And I will leave you two to resolve this one - I need to go chase a few of the other language editors to find the translators in other editions of this poem. Thanks a lot for the assistance! :) Annie 19:25, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
Image uploaded: in our wiki. Do you mind deleting it once you are done with it? Thanks :) Annie 20:26, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
Okay, updated. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 20:38, 9 April 2018 (EDT)
Team work in action! Thanks a lot. Annie 20:47, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Yōko Ogawa

When you have a chance, this author can use some help. I found the book in (Look inside) but my kanji writing is abysmal so trying to get it copied is not realistic and I cannot find them in a copyable place. So would you mind using your special powers and getting the parents corrected? Thanks! Annie 18:48, 26 April 2018 (EDT)

There you go. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:39, 26 April 2018 (EDT)
You are awesome! I will go do the variants and will holler if I get stuck on something :) Annie 19:41, 26 April 2018 (EDT)

Yoko Tawada - The Last Children of Tokyo

Another mysterious novel (or perhaps novella) from Yoko Tawada -- The Last Children of Tokyo. I have been unable to find the original Japanese title. My guess is that it's usually listed as a novella, so it stays under the radar. Ahasuerus 16:56, 27 April 2018 (EDT)

Looks like the Brit publisher decided to give it a different English title than the American publisher. It's been merged to 献灯使. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:38, 27 April 2018 (EDT)
Very nice, thanks! Ahasuerus 19:17, 27 April 2018 (EDT)

Tobi Hirotaka's The Thousand Year Beach

And here is another "mystery" novel, apparently first published ca. 2002. Ahasuerus 20:50, 27 April 2018 (EDT)

Done. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:18, 30 April 2018 (EDT)


Hi, I added a couple of lines to the notes on your entry if that's ok.gzuckier 23:14, 27 April 2018 (EDT)

No problem. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:19, 30 April 2018 (EDT)

Yukiya Murasaki

When you have a moment, could you please review this author's biobibliographical data? I have massaged Amazon's data and separated light novels from manga, but I am less sure about the directory entry and such. TIA! Ahasuerus 18:37, 28 April 2018 (EDT)

I've entered up through volume 9 in the series. There are no others listed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 21:51, 30 April 2018 (EDT)

P.S. Hopefully Fixer's final request for the month -- this Amazon record says:

  • Light novels based on the popular Tenchi Muyo! anime series―available in English for the first time! Based on the hit Tenchi Muyo!Ryo-Ohki OVA series, this trilogy of canonical light novels explores the lore that shapes the past, present, and future of the sprawling Tenchi Muyo universe.

However, the cover appears to be a scan of a Japanese edition, so I am not sure what's going on. Ahasuerus 18:49, 28 April 2018 (EDT)

Working on the Japanese ones. The series is here. I'm partially done adding them. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:27, 1 May 2018 (EDT)
Thanks muchly! Ahasuerus 14:34, 1 May 2018 (EDT)
Okay, the main series is complete. I still need to add the GXP series and Paradise War. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:20, 2 May 2018 (EDT)
Thanks again! Ahasuerus 00:03, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
And a whole bunch of other ones that are apparently in the same universe. I never realized they were all related. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 14:15, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
You poke it and it comes back and bites your head, doesn't it? :) Annie 17:04, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
Yup. Apparently Photon, Battle Programmer Shirase, Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, and Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure are all in the same universe. Then there are the various Pretty Sammy/Sasami books. It's quite extensive. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:55, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
Okay, all done! Battle Programmer Shirase and Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure didn't have any novels. I also added this guy since he has a pseudonym. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 21:34, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
Reminds me of that time Fixer came across Michael-Scott Earle's first series. It seemed innocuous enough, so I added the books. Well... Over the last 2 years he has published well over 30 novels. What's even more impressive is that some of them are over 800 pages long :-! Ahasuerus 21:49, 3 May 2018 (EDT)
That's a lot of writing! (speaking as someone who writes and edits for a living) ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:19, 4 May 2018 (EDT)

Library of Souls

Added notes and external IDs to your verified Library of Souls.SFJuggler 13:09, 6 May 2018 (EDT)