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Just adjusted a birthplace for Letchworth for Peter Underwood - it's in Hertfordshire, not Herefordshire. Very similar names, I know. BLongley 22:52, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks!--Rkihara 16:55, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Queen of the Legion

Added a nice image to [this] and in checking Locus1 against the record find they have the month as September as opposed to April. Was there anything specific in the book? Thanks! --~ Bill, Bluesman 22:56, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

The top of the copyright page says in caps "FIRST HARDCOVER EDITION," then at the bottom "First hardcover edition, Haffner Press, April 1998." The copy I verified was a limited edition, autographed copy, so maybe another run of regular copies were printed.--Rkihara 02:44, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Fantasy & Science Fiction, September 2006 -- Dear Starbear letters

You are listed as the verifier for "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, September 2006". One of the articles there is "Dear Starbear: Letters Between Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr.", listed as with Julie Phillips as the author. Of course Julie did the editing, but the letters were written by Ursula and Tiptree (Alice Sheldon), so it seems that it would be appropriate to add them as co-authors. For example, fans of either of those two authors would want to know about this article. Do you mind if I add them as co-authors? Chavey

That's a complicated issue. If "Dear Starbear: . . ." had been published apart from the magazine as a volume of collected correspondence, then the credit would go to the editor, re: "The John W. Campbell Letters". The magazine credits Julie Phillips, which is consistent with our practice for books.--Rkihara 20:15, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
I don't think that is our universal practice for books of letters, see
I think most such are credited or co-credited to the author of the actual letters, not solely to the editor. -DES Talk 20:58, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
The above are all from an advanced title search on "Letters" and title type NONFICTION. -DES Talk 21:02, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
The practice seems to vary as you noted, but if you credit all of the authors, then in many cases you would have to credit hundreds, which would get out of hand. I believe this is the reason that no letters in the letters columns of magazines are credited, with some exceptions. Analogously, collections are credited to the author and not the editor, and vice-versa for anthologies. Some of the collected letters cited by you may likewise contain only the outgoing correspondence, and it would be reasonable to credit those solely to the author, and not the editor. A note, out of the list above "Arthur Machen . . ." is credited to the editors, "Letters to Jenny" IRC, are letters to a comatose girl, so it can be credited solely to Anthony. Most of the Delany entry, "Seven Essays . . . ," falls into the category of collection, though perhaps the interviewers should be credited too?--Rkihara 22:07, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Quite true. But the works that are records of correspondence between two specific individuals, such as Letters of George Sterling and Clark Ashton Smith, The Letters of H. L. Mencken and George Sterling, and From Narnia to a Space Odyssey seem to credit the principals. This seems to be the closest match with the "Starbear" letters. All that said, i will leave it to you to handle this as you see fit, and not debate the matter further. -DES Talk 23:18, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
I brought the topic up in Rules & Standards for discussion.--Rkihara 15:29, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Cosmic Kill art credits

In the June 1957 issue of Fantastic, Paul Fairman credits Henry Sharp with the illustrations for both parts of Silverberg's "Cosmic Kill" here and here so I've updated accordingly. Jonschaper 00:24, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Bonanno middle name in Apr 1991 Analog?

In your verified Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 1991 is a review of The Others. Is the author's middle name "Wender" as captured, or might it be "Wander"? This review seems to be the only instance of that misspelling. Thanks. --MartyD 00:23, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

The review spells it "Wender" in two places. I don't know the author, so feel free to make a correction if you think that's in error.--Rkihara 06:39, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
She's definitely "Wander" (see -- The Others trilogy is described about 1/3 of the way down). I will correct it and add a note about the mispelling to the pub. Thanks for checking it. --MartyD 10:40, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Book/Magazine sale

Website is [here]. Happy shopping! --~ Bill, Bluesman 22:36, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Ursula K. LeGuin

Hi. While reviewing some proposed changes, I noticed that Ursula K. LeGuin with no space between "Le" and "Guin" exists only because of two reviews in Analog, and you're the primary verifier on each. See August 1982 and August 1988. --MartyD 02:51, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Spelled "LeGuin" without a space in both reviews. Feel free to make corrections and add notes as you see fit.--Rkihara 17:35, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Similar question with Ian Randall Strock in your verified Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 1991 BLongley 20:11, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Fixed.--Rkihara 21:02, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

T. I. Beecham

Hi, can you check the middle initial for Beecham here? I suspect the I might be an A as in Thomas A. Beecham AKA Tom Beecham. Jonschaper 04:54, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I re-examined the signature and what I took to be an "I", looked more like an elongated period, so I've made the correction.--Rkihara 05:17, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Robert Frazier & Tol E. Rant Questions

Please see this discussion. I have two questions for both Mhhutchins and you. Thanks. --JLaTondre 21:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Stephen-Elliot Altman

Stephen-Elliot Altman only exists because of a review in the May 2001 Asimov's; the first name is more commonly spelled Steven-Elliot. Can you double-check which spelling actually appears in the review? Thanks, BrendanMoody 20:17, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

That was a mistake. Fixed. Thanks for the notification.--Rkihara 21:25, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Haining's Weird Tales

I've made a number of changes to your verified pub:

  1. Added a cover scan
  2. I've removed Lee Brown Coye as a cover artist and added the back cover as a separate entry.
  3. Added the Hannes Bok masthead that appears over the table of contents.
  4. Added the cover illustration on page 20.
  5. Added credits for more of the interior art by looking up in Jaffery & Cook The Collector's Index to Weird Tales
  6. Swapped the Derleth story "The Shuttered House" for its variant under "August W. Derleth".
  7. Changed the variant title of "Cordelia's Song" to add the parentheses and quotes
  8. Added the Tennyson poem to the Finlay pictorial feature on page 95
  9. Removed the "The" from the Whitehead story "Passing of a God"
  10. Added a credit for Hugh Rankin's Weird Story Reprint illustration
  11. Added interior art for "The Eyrie" columns and changed the credit to "The Editor" to match what is done in the original magazine
  12. Added those contained letters in "The Eyrie" by notable authors
  13. Swapped the Leiber story "The Phantom Slayer" for its variant under "Fritz Leiber, Jr.".
  14. Added the Weird Tales Club column and art on page 177
  15. Added the interior art for the two Lovecraft poem on page 208
  16. Added the essay portion of Coye's Weirdisms and merged with the original appearance.

Please let me know if you have concerns over any of the changes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:26, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Looks fine in general. Some small quibbles. It seems to me that the art in #'s 3, 11, and 14 should be identified as reprints. Maybe the two differing entries for the Eyrie can be entered as "The Eyrie (reprint) [x]," rather than making one a variant. That also entails differentiating the artwork in the magazines. A two line excerpt of a poem such as #8 seems to fall in the same category as the small excerpts used as space fillers which are not entered.--Rkihara 07:05, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
I had a conversation with Swfritter a while back where we agreed that breaking the no merge of interior art rule was OK to do for mastheads and column headings, which is how I've entered things in the individual issues of WT. In these cases, I'm familiar enough with the column headings to know that these match exactly. Especially so, since the Haining book claims to be a facsimile. The reason for qualifying one of the Brosnatch pieces as "(variant)" is that he did two different illustrations to head "The Eyrie" column. The one that goes across the entire page is titled just "The Eyrie" whereas the other that is narrower is marked as "variant". There are further differences detailed in the title records.
Virgil Finlay did several of these pictorial features where he illustrated a few lines from a poem or Shakespeare. I know that in all the ones that I've entered I've included the excerpt even though it is small. I guess I don't see these as space fillers but rather a part of the pictorial feature similar to Coye's Weirdisms which contains both art and essay.
Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 22:54, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
I'll bow to Swfritter's judgment on merging the masthead art, but I think it should be differentiated in some other manner than calling it a variant, since there are no distinguishing characteristics as in a variant pub, as some mastheads have changed art 3-4 times while retaining the same column title. I'll drop my objections to the Tennyson poem, since as you point out the context and intent is different, and we do have a listing for "The Shortest SF Story Ever Told."--Rkihara 04:52, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
(variant) was the result of another discussion with Swfritter. Though, in looking for the thread, I looks like I suggested "(alternate)". I can change it to that if you'd like. I wouldn't disambiugate at all if the column heading or masthead was done by a different artist, it is only an issue since Brosnatch did two different headings for "The Eyrie". Your right, though the scheme falls down if one artist did three or more variations. If you have a better suggestion on how to disambiguate, I'll happily change the titles. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 06:02, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

The Man Who Staked the Stars • novella by Katherine MacLean and Charles Dye

Is the story in this pub credited only to Charles Dye? If so, shouldn't there be a variant title relationship with Dye and MacLean as the canonical authors but Dye only as the variant title author?--swfritter 14:39, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

I don't recall adding either the note or the MacLean credit, so I've removed MacLean and left the note. Sorry it took so long to respond, but the Planet Stories were stored in back of a lot of stuff.--Rkihara 19:20, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
This is the one you were nice enough to verify for me since it is so expensive to buy; it has Dick's first published story. It is entirely possible that I was responsible for the note and the method of crediting the story although I should have, and will, credit the source of the comment (Contento for sure & probably Ashley). I will do it the same way I did the PG chapterbook. Thanks for digging this one out twice.--swfritter 22:00, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
I think this is a little bit better.--swfritter 15:01, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Change to verified pub Amazing Stories Oct 1948

This pub. "The Brain" is almost 60k words in length as reprinted in Project Gutenberg so I changed it to a Complete Novel Serial. Particularly time consuming because other entries had been entered as chapterbooks, the reprinting of the story in a magazine, and because of the pseudonym factor. Fun way to start my morning!--swfritter 15:03, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, must have been asleep when I did this.--Rkihara 07:52, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
I think a number of very long pulp stories were initially entered as novellas. It only becomes a significant problem when a standalone version is published and logically needs to be entered as a novel. If the standalone is published as a Project Gutenberg ebook then we know we are dealing with the same animal. Luckily most cases are easier to deal with than this one.--swfritter 15:32, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Michael Carroll in Asimov's, June 2000

Is there any biographical information given for the author of "The Terrible Lizards of Luna" in this issue of Asimov's? I'm trying to disambiguate the author of YA fiction from the space artist who share the same name. Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:35, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

They may be the same person. Editor's comments preceding story. "Michael Carroll is best known for his astronomical art and scientific writing. His work has appeared in hundreds of magazines and books throughout the world, including Asimov's. Lately he has been painting more down-to-earth pictures for the upcoming children's book Dinosaurs! that he co-authored with his wife Caroline. That book should be out soon from Chariot/Victor."--Rkihara 16:47, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Just read the post on the Help page and skimmed the Wiki articles. Based on the name of their wives, it appears to be two different people.--Rkihara 16:56, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Looked up Dinosaurs! on Amazon, the author is listed as Michael "W." Carroll.--Rkihara 17:02, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the fast response. I'm going to leave this story as is, letting the artist have the name because he's got a lot more records. Mhhutchins 17:06, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Duplicate submission

There's been a submission in the queue for a couple of days from you to update the author data for Cynthia Lindsay. Looking back I see that you'd already submitted and approved an identical submission around the same time. I'm not sure how it happened, but I used to have mouse problems and sometimes found that a submission was duplicated. In any case, I've accepted the submission just to clear the queue. Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:18, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll check the queue more often.--Rkihara 00:57, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

F&SF, March 2006

Can you re-check how the story by Alexander C. Irvine is credited in this issue? The cover gives the credit to "Alex Irvine". I have a feeling we messed up by making the longer form of his name as the canonical one, as 90% of his output has been with the shorter name. Even his website only gives the shorter name. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 19:32, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, it's Alex Irvine. Changed.--Rkihara 20:24, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks again, but there's another one when you get the time. Same situation in F&SF, January 2005. Sorry, another one in May 2005. I think this may have been caused by overly enthusiastic global change for all of Alex Irvine's records. I'm more convinced than ever that we've got the wrong parent here. Even though his "serious" novels are credited to his full name, everything else, including most short fiction is simply "Alex Irvine". Mhhutchins 20:53, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Alex Irvine in both cases, corrected.--Rkihara 23:43, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

F&SF, November 1975

Can you see if the story "The Boy in the Iron Mask" in this issue is credited to Arthur J. Cox or Arthur Jean Cox? Mhhutchins 20:13, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, it's Arthur Jean Cox. Corrected.--Rkihara 22:23, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

The Future of the Jovian System

See this question about the above piece appearing as two different types. --MartyD 13:25, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

As far as Asimov's is concerned the title in question is an essay. I suppose it's possible that Benford recycled the title for a short story.--Rkihara 17:18, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Review of Louis Herrman Book in Amazing 6/35

There is a review in the 6/35 issue of Amazing Stories, which you have verified, of a Louis Herrman book with the title "The Sealed Cave". I'm fairly certain that the title should be at the very least "In the Sealed Cave" and all the sources I can find, including Reginald1, Bleiler78 and OCLC reflect that. There is actually an extended title,"In the Sealed Cave, Being a Modern Commentary on a Strange Discovery Made by Captain Lemuel Gulliver in the Year 1721 and Now Published from Manuscript Notes Recently Come to Light, a Scientific Fantasy". I'm going to correct the Herrman book with the extended title. If the title is incorrect in the review, we should probably note that in the record of that issue. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:16, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

It was reviewed as "The Sealed Cave." Feel free to make any changes/additions/corrections that you feel are necessary.--Rkihara 19:25, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

C. Corwin

Hi, could you check if "C. Corwin" here should actually be "M. Corwin"? I understand "Query for Doc Richardson" was actually written by M. C. Cosley under the pseudonym of M. Corwin. The "C. Corwin" appears to have led to some confusion about it being written by C. M. Kornbluth, who used the pseudonym of "Cecil Corwin". Thanks Jonschaper 00:50, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, it was M. Corwin, corrected.--Rkihara 16:40, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Analog contents, 1988

You are the primary verifier for the May and July 1988 issues of Analog. These issues contain stories which are listed as being by Roland Shew. Locus1 lists them as being by Rowland Shew. Can you check the actual attributions in Analog to see if this is an error in our listing, or whether it's a variant? Thanks, Chavey 18:24, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

May has Roland Shew in the index and Rowland Shew on the title page. July has Rowland Shew in both places. Corrected both, thanks.--Rkihara 06:23, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

"...Speaks His Peace" vs "...Speaks His Piece"

Hi, can you check if Bradbury's poem here in F&SF should be entitled "...Piece" as per these appearances. Cheers Jonschaper 00:39, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

It's "Piece." Corrected, thanks.--Rkihara 06:29, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Correcting review records credited to "LeGuin"

Ron, please see this message concerning the changes I made in a couple of review records which appeared in two issues of Analog that you have verified. Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:01, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Amazing Covers

Replaced the GC cover scans for your verified Amazing 05-1963 & 11-61 & 01-1929. Hauck 18:08, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

It's probably good to use our own images, but these are of noticeably lower quality than the GC scans, mostly because of the moire, and smaller image size. If you scanned these images, I would recommend rescanning with the "de-screen" option checked to remove the moire and 600 pixels vertical for a better image.--Rkihara 07:28, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Curse of the Fantasy Writer's Wife in Asimov's

Could you check this issue and see whether this poem is credited as "Fantasy Writer's" or "Fantasy-Writer's"? Thanks.--swfritter 14:08, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

No Hyphen.--Rkihara 16:40, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

And this poem

In this pub, this poem. A hypen between Mad Scientist or not. Thanks again.--swfritter 14:11, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

No Hyphen.--Rkihara 16:24, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

And another

In this issue of Asimovs' for this poem. Hyphen between SF and Editors's. Another thank.--swfritter 14:15, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

No Hyphen.--Rkihara 16:44, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Not done yet

This issue of Asimov's. Hyphen between SF and Writer's'?

No Hyphen, but the other poem "Curse of the Body-Thief's Wife" is.--Rkihara 16:31, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

And you thought you were done.

This issue of Asimov's. This poem. The hyphen thing again. So the issue are Asimovs 4/95,1/96, 12/98, 9/99, and Amazing 7/88. I think that is it.--swfritter 14:38, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

No Hyphen.--Rkihara 16:34, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Looking for all of these hyphens reminded me of a dispute I had with a (non)-technical editor about a paper I had written. The new editor hyphenated compound modifiers that in my field that are not hyphenated although it is technically correct to do so, and also broke apart and hyphenated compound words which had been hyphenated in antiquity or not at all. I made my point, but when the paper was submitted, he had re-entered all the hyphens (hundreds) without my permission and it was too late to recall the paper. He did this just before transferring to another department, supposing he could escape negative feedback . . . --Rkihara 17:17, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Many (at least five) thanks. Looks like variant time. A (non) technical editor would have done them right.--swfritter 21:54, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Clare vs Claire

Hi, can you check the name spelling of Claire (Clare) Winger Harris in the Curiosities column here? Thanks Jonschaper 02:32, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice, it's "Clare." Corrected.--Rkihara 04:30, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

In Memory of Wonder's Child: Jack Williamson

In your verified pub, the essay "Jack" (page 19) is as by Frank Robinson. The notes however say Frank M. Robinson. Can you check how the essay is credited? If it's really credited without the "M", shouldn't it be a variant of the Locus essay? Thanks, --Willem H. 20:03, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

The cover credits Frank M. Robinson, while the TOC, "About the Contributors", and essay are credited to Frank Robinson. The Locus essay may be the variant, as all reprinted essays are credited in the pub including one from Locus, but there is no reprint credit for Frank Robinson's essay.--Rkihara 21:08, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Could be two different essays then (the Locus one was published first). Yours should still be the variant of a "Jack" by Frank M. Robinson, as that's the canonical name and Frank Robinson is the pseudonym. --Willem H. 06:09, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Okay, done.--Rkihara 17:09, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Boy Meets Dyevitza, Amazing, Oct. 1962

Hi Ron, I have a copy of A Glass of Stars [[1]] by Robert F. Young. The ISFDB lists an additional introduction by Avram Davidson which I don't see in the book. However, just before the first story, "Boy Meets Dyevitza" there's an uncredited introductory paragraph on its own separate page. The paragraph in question appears on this site under the TOC [2]. I'm wondering if that's part of the original story itself which appeared in the Oct. 1962 issue of Amazing (or if by some chance it's by Davidson, though that's doubtful). ISFDB lists you as the primary source for that issue of Amazing. Could you please check to see if the original story has that paragraph whenever you have a chance? Thanks! Rob--Rob 22:32, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm tied up till the end of the month. I'll get back to you then.--Rkihara 15:01, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Hey, no problem. I just appreciate you looking. Thanks again. --Rob 20:17, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
The paragraph starting with "A thrilling news bulletin, dated September 11, 1996, was recently . . ." is part of the story.--Rkihara 14:31, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
That paragraph you quoted is under the title of the story. The paragraph in question appears on the page before the story in the book. My apologies for not quoting the beginning of it in my original posting. It starts like this, "This is a dream, I said. This whole journey has been a dream, a terrible trek that I have been making through the tortured country of my mind while I am lying safe in my trundle bed." But, if what you quoted is indeed the very first paragraph of the story, the one I quoted must not be there. --Rob 01:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
I took a second look just to be sure, your paragraph is not part of the story. In fact it's out of context. In the online copy you cited, the paragraph appears to be an intro to the book.--Rkihara 18:27, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Whew, sorry this reply has taken so long. I'm assuming this was written by the Young (and not by Davidson) but I'll state that in the notes when I amend them. Thanks very much! Rob --Rob 01:18, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

F&SF, June 1997

Can you tell me whether the review of "The Martian Odyssey" on page 110 of this issue is a review of the story or a collection? I see that Resnick's column is a retrospective, so I'm not sure which title record the review should be linked to, possibly one of the earlier (many) collections that have the story in their title? Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:26, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

In the review he suggests the reader pick up one of Weinbaum's unspecified collections, then goes on to review "The Martian Odyssey" in particular.--Rkihara 14:39, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

De Camp Essay

In this issue here, you classify De Camp's text as a shortfiction. As I think that's it's more an essay (it's called an article in Venture SF [UK]), I changed it to the Nonfiction type. Can you confirm ? Hauck 20:36, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it's an essay, although it introduces itself with a short story to make a point. Good catch.--Rkihara 16:15, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Ellison story in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 2001

Can yo check this magazine for the Harlan Ellison story? In my (new) edition of Deathbird Stories, From A to Z in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet has a comma after the Z (From A to Z, in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet). Does your edition of the story have it too? Thanks, --Willem H. 20:51, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! There is a comma. Fixed.--Rkihara 21:50, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Second Stage Lensman or Lensmen in Astounding

Can you check the four issues (Astounding 11/41-2/42) that contain this serial and confirm that the title is spelled "Second Stage Lensman"? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 21:13, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. It's the plural, "Lensmen." Corrected.--Rkihara 18:12, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Change to verified pub F&SF December 2005

This pub. Changed "F&SF Competition #69" from interiorart to essay.--swfritter 12:40, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

"Improbable Profession"

Can you reconcile the types of the variants of this piece which appears in this issue of Astouding? The variant is an essay while the parent record is fiction. Thanks. Mhhutchins 15:25, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, fixed. Miss-categorization probably due to its listing as a "special feature" in the index. Illustrations for this story are also credited as "cartoons," although they are regular illustrations.--Rkihara 16:29, 18 May 2011 (UTC)


I'm just about to add a missing cartoons to the listings for the May 1952 and Sep 1952 Imagination. Jonschaper 04:06, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Berkeley Livingston's The Gift

You verified this pub which contains The Gift (1946) and this pub which contains The Gift (1947). Would you mind checking if these are the same story? Thanks. --JLaTondre 16:21, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

I'll get to in the next couple of days. These pulps are harder to access than most.--Rkihara 02:30, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
They're two different stories.--Rkihara 16:05, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --JLaTondre 23:57, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Author:John Douglas

We're trying to make sure new Wiki pages like that get an automatic "AuthorHeader" template and you seem to have evaded that. Did you delete the automated text or did you create the page some other way rather than the link from the ISFDB author page? BLongley 18:32, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

You beat me to it, Bill. I was going to ask the same thing! Mhhutchins 19:06, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
The Bibliographic page? I clicked on the link, got a message to log in to edit, logged in, then entered comments. I did see some stuff that looked like html initially in the edit window, but when the log in message appeared, I logged in and the edit window looked normal with no code. I've only entered biblio data a couple of times in the past, so did I break a protocol?--Rkihara 20:15, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


Just in case you're interested : I'm going to replace some GC scans (when pertinent as some are in quite dire state) for a batch of Amazing that I've just received (09-1947; 01/02/06/09/10/12-1948;04/05/09-1949; 09-1950). Hauck 08:57, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Partners in Wonder: Women and the Birth of Science Fiction, 1926-1965

Added scan and notes to your verified here. Hauck 16:49, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Cigarette Characterizations in Jack Williamson's Wizard's Isle

I was wondering if I can get you to take a look at this title in Williamson's Wizard's Isle. My question is whether the individual parts are really one complete story. I recently added the individual magazine appearance in the July 1934 issue of Fantasy Magazine using Miller/Contento as my reference. M/C lists these as separate vignettes, which is how I originally entered them. When I discovered the combined title, I thought that perhaps M/C had it wrong and I changed the parts from short stories to serials (as if they were a round robin) and made them variants. I then discovered that I had the Donald Wandrei installment here and it looks, to me, more like a stand alone item rather than part of a larger story. Could you take a look and let me know if it really seems like a connected story, or 6 separate vignettes all on the same theme. I'll also invite Hauck to this discussion, since he has also verified Wizard's Isle. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:26, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

To me, it's six seperate vignettes as (for example) the narrators are different. But you can see directly by yourself here (forgive me for what I've had to do to this poor book in order to scan it). Hauck 13:54, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
It seemed that it would cause fewer complications to enter it under the blanket heading. Separate vignettes is a more accurate description.--Rkihara 02:27, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. I've undone the serial and variants for the Fantasy Magazine appearance of these. I've left the names as Miller/Contento has them (e.g. "Cigarette Characterization #1"). I've also made the Wandrei reprint into a variant. I'm happy to do the work on Wizard's Isle if you'd like, or I'll let either of you do it if you prefer. Do we have a preference on how to title them? Either as in M/C with the number after or simply as "Cigarette Characterization"? I'd lean towards the including the number based on Hauck's scan, but I don't feel overly strongly about it. By the way, I really appreciate the scan and hope you didn't do lasting damage to your book. Thanks again. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 04:48, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
No problem with the book (these Haffner Press volumes are quite sturdy), for the titles, I'm in favor of the numbering option (as it may avoid any future trouble with identical titles). I'll happily let you do the changes (I'm a lazy guy, and I'm leaving for work now ;-)). Hauck 05:22, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Same here.--Rkihara 07:38, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
All done. Thanks again. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 11:45, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Duplicate Entry

The January 1942 Amazing has two entries for Correspondence Corner (on pages 237 and 240). Is that intentional? I note there's also a Discussions listed for page 237. Cheers Jonschaper 04:00, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

It was an error, fixed. Thanks!--Rkihara 20:37, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1972

Hello, in this pub, I think that the Siodmak story is titled _Variation of a Theme_ instead of _Variations on a Theme_, can you have a look at your copy ? Thanks. Hauck 05:16, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, corrected.--Rkihara 15:47, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

I. Asimov

Added a cover image and some notes to [this]. I have the ARC noted. --~ Bill, Bluesman 22:55, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1936

According to the copyright page of this book, the cover art for this issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories was by Howard V. Brown. Mhhutchins 02:20, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Added attribution. Thanks!--Rkihara 21:14, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, January 1949

Can you confirm that the interior art for "Pattern for Destiny" (page 104 of this issue) is by Julian S. Krupa and not Malcolm Smith? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 20:51, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Index credits Julian S. Krupa, illustration not signed.--Rkihara 21:43, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Asimov's Science Fiction, January 1995

Slightly changed title of Downes' cartoon from "on to" to "onto" for your verified and corrected date for Cavallo's drawing from 1951 to 1995 here.Hauck 17:51, 3 July 2011 (UTC)