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Amazing & Fantastic covers

I'm about to add the Artist for a set of mags that you've verified, mainly form the late 1960s. JLochhas 20:49, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Okay, go ahead.--Rkihara 23:51, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Felix C. Gotschalk vs Felix C. Gottschalk

Typo? Felix C. Gottschalk.--Dirk P Broer 19:27, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

It's Gotschalk. Fixed. Thanks!--Rkihara 03:11, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1939

Hi, Ron. MartyD has been helping me sort out editing issues with this book which includes a photographic reprint of your verified magazine Before I initiate the cleanups, he recommended I alert you "in case Ron has some further suggestions or wants to take some actions." (See last topic "Astounding essay variants" at And apologies in advance for asking you to read this long discussion.) Any guidance welcome. Thanks. Markwood 02:16, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Markwood. I just happen to have both pubs and the replicated section is identical as far as I can tell. the identification of "The Editor" as a pseudonym for Campbell, was made by someone other than myself, as I never do that for "generic" authors (The Editor, etc.) even if I'm sure that I know who it is. The change is within my posted guidelines for modifying my verified pubs without notification, so I have no problem with it, and I'm willing to let other editors work it out.
Letters are a contentious issue. I was for adding all letters, but the rules or practice is to add only notable correspondents. I don't know enough about fandom to identify prominent fans, so I leave in letters already entered and add well known authors if I see them when passing when I verify a pub. I don't otherwise search through letter columns. Authors of note should be added. Damon Knight, and P. Schuyler Miller should be added.
I'll leave any changes you feel are required to you.
A note, when you link to a discussion it helps to link to the section referenced by clicking its title in the index at the top of the discussion page, then clipping the URL. This saves a lot of scrolling. Best Regards.--Rkihara 17:05, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Ellison story in IASFM, March 1989

Can you confirm that the story "The Few, the Proud" is a novelette in this issue of Asimov's? It is reprinted in Ellison's collection Slippage and is less than 9 pages long. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 06:25, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! It is a short story, it was incorrectly listed as a novelette in the index. Corrected.--Rkihara 01:35, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
I re-merged it with the other publications of the same story. Was there a reason for creating a separate record for it? Mhhutchins 02:53, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
I noticed that several of the other records were also listed as novelettes and verified by other editors. I hesitated since I figured that if you had asked me to check, you had probably asked the others too.--Rkihara 03:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1942

There appears to be a missing INTERIORART record for the first piece illustrating "Thunder to Venus" in this issue, or the pieces are misnumbered. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 19:38, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, it was misnumbered. Corrected.--Rkihara 01:41, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Astounding, March 1938

I changed this illustration from uncredited to Jack Binder in the March 1938 issue of Astounding. I can make out a partial signature in the bottom right corner about a half inch from the bottom. The "Bin" is fairly clear, though it is hard to read the rest of it. Let me know if you disagree and we can back out the change. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:17, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Wow! Good catch! It took me at least a minute to find it. I can make out part of the first name too, but my mind keeps interpreting Jack as "Book.";>)--Rkihara 16:31, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hardison or Marchioni

Please see this discussion regarding a signature we have attributed to Hardison that I think is actually M. Marchioni. It isn't from one of your verified publications but you have a few others attributed to Hardison and I was curious if they were perhaps all actually Marchioni. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:52, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Startling Stories, May 1950

I'm changing the credit of the Fritz Leiber story in the May 1950 issue of Startling Stories, to "Fritz Leiber, Jr." to match how he is credited. I'm also adding a several of the letters. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:56, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Okay by me.--Rkihara 04:09, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Paul Di Filippo's "Victoria"

I've done an estimated word count of this story and it comes to more than 21000 words. Can you confirm its length in its first publication in this issue of Amazing so that I can correct the story-length from novelette to novella? Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 16:55, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I get a little less (956x20=19120), but it's definitely a novella.--Rkihara 17:21, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

"A Dwelling in the Evening Air"

Re this publication: Can you confirm that this story's author is credited with periods after his initials? I'm trying to determine if a variant should be made to the periodless credit. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:00, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! No periods. Corrected.--Rkihara 02:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Submissions in the queue

There are five submissions in the queue from new editor Scottandelli which changes the interior artists credits on five issues of Planet Stories which you have primary verified. Mhhutchins 23:45, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I accidentally approved one while putting the rest on hold. I'll review the issues involved. This goes back to our discussions earlier about crediting art. Many of the artists have no canonical name that I'm aware of.--Rkihara 03:37, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Joseph H. Crawford, Jr.

Checking submission history, I see that you added the following data to Joseph H. Crawford, Jr. in 2010:

Legalname: Grant, Donald M.
Birthdate: 1927-04-03
Deathdate: 2009-08-19

Do you happen to know that the Wikipedia article about Crawford is wrong and "Joseph H. Crawford, Jr." was a Donald M. Grant pseudonym? Or was it a data entry error and you meant to update Grant's record instead? Ahasuerus 18:06, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Also, I have merged the SFE3-based "C. S. Forster" record which you created on 2014-05-04 with the main C. S. Forester record. Ahasuerus 18:33, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
At this late date, I'm not sure what I knew or meant to do, but I suspect I was ignorant of the situation.--Rkihara 20:11, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Would it be safe to replace what we currently have on file for Joseph H. Crawford, Jr. with Wikipedia's data then? Ahasuerus 20:31, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I went ahead and made the change. Ahasuerus 03:13, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
No problem, sorry to be late responding, but I had an extended power outage.--Rkihara 15:36, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
No worries, glad everything is back to normal :) Ahasuerus 15:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Paul Di Filippo's "YourMoney™"

I've changed the title of this story from "Your Money™" to "YourMoney™" to relect the title as given on page 62 of your verified record of this issue of F&SF. Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Kathyn Kulpa

Would you mind double checking the spelling of "Kathyn" for the author credit of this story in your verified Asimov's Science Fiction, February 1999? The author's actual name is Kathryn Kulpa and I would like to double check the missing "r" before making a pseudonym. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 02:39, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, It's Kathryn, corrected.--Rkihara 17:24, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

The Cold Green Eye/Cold Green Eye

Hello, I've changed the title of this story (dropped the article) in this magazine as per title page. Hauck 07:30, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Good-by, Miss Patterson - F&SF Jan '72

I changed the author of Good-by, Miss Patterson from Gary Jennings to Phyllis MacLennan as per the title page in [1] F&SF JAN 1972 - Syzygy 23:56, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Amazing Science Fiction, October 1977

Added several letters from letter column to Amazing Science Fiction, October 1977. Doug / Vornoff 23:18, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1948

I've been entering content for The Third Book of Virgil Finlay, which contains 2 illustrations, pages 46 and 47, for the novelette "240,000 Miles Straight Up" by L. Ron Hubbard in Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1948. The contents you entered show only one illustration for that story. I suggest you review the pub to see if there is indeed a second Finlay illustration. Bob 03:43, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

There's only one illustration.--Rkihara 17:27, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! It appears that the illustrations are two halves of a single illustration at the top of the story. I wouldn't have noticed without your input. Bob 00:42, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Shadow on the Sand Illustrations

I'm entering content for Virgil Finlay books. The first illustrations in Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1950 for the story "Shadow on the Sand" was done by Finlay, according to Virgil Finlay Remembered, p. 42. It seems likely the other illustrations for that story were also by Finlay. You might want to change the "uncredited" for those illustrations. Bob 00:40, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Attribution added per reference.--Rkihara 22:28, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Hugo Gernsback

Another question involving Finlay artwork. On p. 94 of Virgil Finlay Remembered is an illustration with the caption "1961 — Too Late! by Hugo Gernsback". As you might imagine, this is long after most of Gernsback's work. The only 1961 citation for him that I could find was the Guest Editorial in Amazing Stories, April 1961 that you verified. Is it possible that editorial has a title "Too Late!" accompanied by an illustration by Finlay? Bob 18:00, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

The editorial is untitled, illustrated with a photo of Gernsback. The caption could be the title of a story set before 1961, though I couldn't find one by that name.--Rkihara 23:44, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for checking! Bob 03:03, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Asimov's, August 2012

The author of the SF Conventional Calendar should be Erwin S. Strauss, not Irwin S. Strauss. Please verify. Thanks. <Funslinger 16:35, 12 December 2014 (UTC)>

Thanks, I assumed you meant the Aug. 2012 issue? Corrected.--Rkihara 00:44, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Asimov's, April/May 2013

The story Spider God and the Periodic Table should by listed as by Alan Wall, not Tom Purdom. Also, the Leah Cypess story should be titled “Distant Like the Stars”. Please verify. Thanks. <Funslinger 00:14, 13 December 2014 (UTC)>

Thanks! Corrected.--Rkihara 00:38, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Startling Stories, September 1942

In my listing of the facsimile of Startling Stories, September 1942 I added some data. One thing that I changed is the title and illustrator credits for the illustration The Cubic City (reprint) in that is in your primary verification of the original pulp. I have changed the title to The Cubic City and the illustrator from uncredited to that of Leo Morey. My facsimile shows Morey's signature scrawl in the lower left-hand corner. If the original artwork was, according to this site, by Frank R. Paul, then this illustration was either original, or lifted from some other source. Hence, I removed the (reprint) from the title. If you feel that I was in the wrong, please tell me and I will return it to the title of the illustration. MLB 00:22, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

I checked it against a scanned copy of Science Wonder Stories, it is a different illustration.--Rkihara 07:42, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

The New Adam

You verified Amazing Stories, February 1943 and the following issue, both of which contain "The New Adam", illustrated by Virgil Finlay. I'm entering Finlay art books, and would like to match two of his illustrations to the originals in these magazines. One illustration is of a nude toddler with three adults behind him, and the second is of nude woman with skulls floating around her. Can you please tell me which of the four illustrations match these two? Bob 00:44, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

"Nude toddler with three adults behind him" – March 1943, p. 77.
"Nude woman with skulls floating around her" – February 1943, p. 91.--Rkihara 17:07, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Much appreciated. Bob 14:33, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Credit check

Can you confirm the credit for the work on page 234 of this publication? I'm holding a submission to create a pseudonym, but the source that's provided gives the author as Michael A. Kandel. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 02:55, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

It's credited to Michael Kandel V. in the index and on the title page without the period after the "V." Science Fiction Studies credits him as either Michael Kandel or Michael Kandel V.--Rkihara 07:17, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
So shouldn't the period be removed, based on ISFDB standards? Mhhutchins 15:52, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, corrected.--Rkihara 21:25, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Things Pass By

In Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 1945 there are 3 illustrations. I've been entering contents for Finlay art books, and one of the illustrations in those books is claimed to be from that story. It shows a woman, bent at waist and knees, looking and reaching down as if to pick something up. This illustration is signed "Virgil Finlay" near the lower right corner. Can you tell me if this illustration is for that story, and if so, which illustration it is? (There have been a few illustrations mis-attributed in these books.) Bob 19:22, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Before I go looking for the magazine, which story are you referring to? Do you mean "Things Pass By"?--Rkihara 08:31, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for being unclear. Yes. Bob 15:18, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
There are no illustrations in this issue that match that description.--Rkihara 16:39, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Profuse apologies. I really screwed up. It wasn't this magazine at all; how I made this mistake, I don't know, but it's a doozy. Thank you for trying to respond to a bad request. Bob 22:23, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
No problem.--Rkihara 19:06, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

The Land of Time to Come

In Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1941, Finlay illustrated the story "The Land of Time to Come". Would you please tell me which illustration shows a man in bed with a head bandage dreaming of a woman, a man, stars, bubbles, etc.? Bob 02:09, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

The illustration on p. 27--Rkihara 16:43, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Well, this one I got right anyhow. Thank you once again. Bob 22:24, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Yesterday's Doors

In Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1948, the story "Yesterday's Doors" has 3 Finlay illustrations. Could you please tell me which one shows a giant head, presumably a statue, with a man walking on a road past it? And which one is a monk with an airplane overhead and one in his hand? Bob 01:12, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Giant Head, p. 67. Monk with plane, p. 71.--Rkihara 19:05, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks! Bob 20:40, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

The Time Axis

In Startling Stories, January 1949, the story "The Time Axis" is illustrated by Finlay. Could you tell me which illustrations show: (a) a woman looking back over her shoulder, and (b) an outline of a man behind a faceted pattern with the head of another man in front (one of those side-of-the-page illos)? Bob 01:39, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) a woman looking back over her shoulder - p. 13
(b) an outline of a man behind a faceted pattern . . . - p. 19
FYI, the link is connected to the wrong issue--Rkihara 17:30, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
There I go making it difficult for you again! Thank you for your perseverance! Bob 18:33, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

The Moon That Vanished

In Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1948, Finlay illustrated the story "The Moon That Vanished". Would you please tell me which of the three illustrations are: (a) A man and woman floating in a field of stars (one column drawing), and (b) a woman's back, looks like she's dancing, and a man on his back to her left and a torch further left? Bob 01:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) A man and woman floating in a field of stars (one column drawing) - p.19.
(b) a woman's back, looks like she's dancing - p.13.
--Rkihara 16:46, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you again! Much appreciated. Bob 22:28, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

The Lady Is a Witch

In Startling Stories, March 1950 the story "The Lady Is a Witch" has three Finlay illustrations. Would you please tell me which ones are (a) a woman in flames with laboratory equipment in the foreground and (b) a woman pursued by a satyr, a standing and a flying witch to the left? Bob 17:39, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) a woman in flames - p.11.
(b) a woman pursued by a satyr - p.14-15 (two page spread).
Rkihara 16:53, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. I've not managed to finish half of the Finlay art books with illustrations naming the source and your help has been invaluable. Bob 22:30, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

The World of Whispering Wings

In Amazing Stories, May 1952, you indicated that Finlay illustrated the story "The World of Whispering Wings". I'm not very familiar with the normal practices in Amazing. Is there really only a single illustration for this novella? Does it show a large woman-like creature with wings and claws in a tree, with a spaceman below? Bob 16:57, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes, to both questions. Regarding "normal practice," I'd guess that most editors would commission at least one illustration for stories that were novelette length or longer. The artist would submit several rough sketches based on his impressions of the story, and the editor might decide to use more than one. Sometimes an editor would commission a story based on an illustration, reuse an illustration for another story, or would insert illustrations on file that seemed to fit the story.--Rkihara 17:20, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Some magazines regularly printed more than one illustration for novellas and even novelettes. I was never a reader of Amazing, thus my question. Bob 23:12, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
The number of illustrations varied a lot from issue-to-issue. Under Raymond Palmer it was typically 1-2 per story, but IRC there are several with more than a dozen illustrations in one story.--Rkihara 08:44, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Wow! That makes those almost graphic novels! Bob 00:47, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

The Star Hyacinths

In Amazing Stories, December 1961, Finlay illustrations for "The Star Hyacinths" include (a) a gem with two men fighting in the center and (b) a skull with a jewel beside it. Will you please tell me which one is the first and which one the second? Bob 00:45, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) a gem with two men fighting in the center - back cover, only one man, the other person is a woman.
(b) a skull with a jewel beside it - p.65. --Rkihara 21:55, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
So it is! Thank you once more. I really appreciate the trouble you go though to get his information for me. Bob 22:46, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

The Inevitability of Life

In Amazing Stories, September 1962, the essay "The Inevitability of Life" has one Finlay illustration showing a series of nude men rising toward the stars (I think). Which illustration is that? Bob 00:54, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

P. 25--Rkihara 21:58, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Again thanks, much appreciated. Bob 22:46, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

World Edge

In Amazing Stories, November 1962, one Finlay illustration for the story "World Edge" shows a man and a woman, hands raised, facing a glowing monster. Can you please tell which illustration this is? Bob 00:58, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

P. 41 --Rkihara 22:02, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you so much once again. Bob 22:47, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

"In the Land of Unblind", by Judith Merril

While verifying a book of mine that contained "In the Land of Unblind", I noticed that it was a poem, and not the "Short Fiction" that we currently have it listed as. I checked it with another book I have that contains that title, and verified that it was a poem there as well. An essay in Galactic Central refers to it as a poem, and Judith Merril's daughter lists it as a poem in her bibliography of Merril's work. So unless someone knows a reason otherwise, I'll be changing that work to a poem in a couple of days. Since this affects a content item in 7 different verified publications, including one of yours, I am asking those verifiers to post any comments about this change on my talk page (to keep any such comments together). Chavey 07:34, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Measureless to Man

In Amazing Stories, December 1962, Finlay illustrated the story "Measureless to Man". Would you please tell me which illustration shows a a bird walking, wings like hunched shoulders, spiked ground and starry sky in the background? Bob 22:29, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Second illustration, p.75. Looks like the first and second illustration are part of a whole. Are there two moons at the upper left in your illustration? If so I'll reorder the numbering.--Rkihara 23:22, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I would be surprised if your 1 and 2 are not a single illustration; that was fairly common for Finlay art work. The illustration in the art books is, however, a single page, with no moons. That also is common with the illustrations in these books, that is, they frequently show one page of a two-page (or one-plus-a-part page) illustration. I agree that you should renumber, showing only two illustrations. I will label the one in the books as "This is the right-hand page of a two-page illustration." Bob 18:55, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
The first illustration looks like a clipped off piece about twice the size of a rectangular postage stamp, so they must have discarded a large portion of the illustration.--Rkihara 00:52, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Pawn of the Black Fleet

In Amazing Stories, January 162 and the following issue, Finlay illustrated the story "Pawn of the Black Fleet". Please tell me which illustration shows a city with what look like flying saucers and spheres with eight-pointed stars overhead? Bob 22:46, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration on back cover.--Rkihara 23:31, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I presume you mean the back cover of the January issue?? Thank you for your trouble on this and the previous question. Bob 19:01, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I should have been more specific. Amazing always seemed to have a back cover illustration by Finlay in the sixties. I don't think any other artist had that privilege.--Rkihara 00:43, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

The Encounter

In Amazing Stories, June 1963, Finlay illustrated the story "The Encounter". Please tell me which illustrations show (a) a bearded man (Fidel Castro?) with a table behind him, and (b) the same man from behind in what appears to be a vortex? Bob 22:58, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) a bearded man (Fidel Castro?) with a table behind him - p.88
(b) the same man from behind in what appears to be a vortex - back cover illustration.--Rkihara 23:35, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! Thank you once again. Bob 19:12, 18 February 2015 (UTC)


In Amazing Stories, November 1961 Finlay illustrated the story "Counter-Psych". Could you please tell me which illustrations show (a) a man and a woman as puppets and (b) a man holding the left side of his head and (c) a scuba diver holding a wrench and towing a tank, behind concentric circles? Bob 22:16, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) a man and a woman as puppets - The part you describe is all of p.55, but the illustration extends into the upper third of p.54.
(b) a man holding the left side of his head - p.69.
(c) a scuba diver holding a wrench and towing a tank, behind concentric circles - p.109 --Rkihara 17:05, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Wonderful! Thank you. Bob 18:07, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

The Machine That Saved the World

In Amazing Stories, December 1957 Finlay illustrated the novelette "The Machine That Saved the World". Is there only one illustration? Bob 22:22, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Only one, covering all of p.7 and half of p.6. Two men and a woman in an explosion radiating from the upper right corner.--Rkihara 16:58, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm never sure when novellas and novelettes have only one illustration showing. Bob 18:08, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Pariah Planet

In Amazing Stories, July 1961, Finlay illustrated the story "Pariah Planet". Could you please tell me which illustrations show (a) a steer's head in the foreground, a man with a rifle beside a woman, both in space suits, rockets in the far background, (b) a man with a gun with a woman behind him, coming out of the door of a spaceship, and (c) a man with a flask in his hands and a monkey? Bob 19:40, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) a steer's head in the foreground, a man with a rifle beside a woman, both in space suits, rockets in the far background - back cover.
(b) a man with a gun with a woman behind him, coming out of the door of a spaceship - p.41
(c) a man with a flask in his hands and a monkey - p.70 --Rkihara 00:58, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Much appreciated. Bob 02:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

The Planet of Shame

In Amazing Stories, May 1961 and the subsequent issue, Finlay illustrated the story "The Planet of Shame". Please tell me which illustration shows a large statue of a bearded man with a woman sitting on its lap, kissing a man by her side. Bob 01:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration is in June 1961 issue, not May, p.82-83. (P.83 full page, p.82, quarter page.)--Rkihara 01:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! Thank you. Bob 02:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Meteor Strike!

In Amazing Stories, November 1961, Finlay illustrated the story "Meteor Strike!". Please tell me which illustration shows 3 men on the outside of a space ship working to repair a meteor strike. Bob 01:43, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

p.35 --Rkihara 01:00, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
This really winds up the Gerry de la Ree Finlay books! Thank you for all your help on them. Bob 02:31, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

"Fred Nase" and "Fred Nash"

There are two different essays in issues of Astounding, each credited to very similar names. Can you confirm that "Fred Nase" in this issue and "Fred Nash" in this issue are properly credited? Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 20:45, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! It's Nash, corrected.--Rkihara 16:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Asimov's, Oct-Nov 2005

Can you check the credit for the author of the poem on page 135 of this issue? Could it possibly be "Watkins"? Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:25, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again. It's Watkins. Corrected.--Rkihara 19:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista

In Amazing Stories, March 1962, Finlay illustrated the story "The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista". Please tell me which illustration shows a woman lying down, partly covered by waves of something. Bob 22:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

P.63 --Rkihara 16:57, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks! Bob 01:35, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Prisoner in Orbit

In Amazing Stories, April 1964, Finlay illustrated the story "Prisoner in Orbit". Please tell me which illustration shows a number of maimed men with missing p.6arts, looking kind of ghostly, apparently attacking something. Bob 19:46, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

A two page illustration, a third of p.6 and all of p.7 --Rkihara 17:00, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Wonderful! Thank you again. Bob 01:36, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

The Stars, My Brothers

In Amazing Stories, May 1962, Finlay illustrated the story "The Stars, My Brothers". Please tell me which illustration shows a woman with a man behind her emerging from jungle growth, a big cat above them. Bob 20:09, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

P.37 --Rkihara 17:04, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
A thousand thanks. Bob 01:37, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

T. Barr

Can you look at the two records for this author to determine if they're the same? Also, is it possible this is the same author T. Borr who wrote essays in other Ziff-Davis publications in 1943? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 03:16, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, it's Borr, corrected, titles merged.--Rkihara 21:38, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

A likely typo

Ron, can you just confirm that the entry for David Kangford is a typo? Thanks. PeteYoung 08:50, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it's a typo, corrected. Thanks!--Rkihara 22:11, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Back Cover of Haining's Weird Tales Anthology

Could you join this discussion regarding the back cover of Haining's Weird Tales. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:04, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

The Man with the Strange Head in the January 1927 Amazing

I'm changing the credit of "The Man with the Strange Head" in the January 1927 issue of Amazing Stories from "Miles J. Breuer, M.D." to "Dr. Miles J. Breuer" as it appears in the magazine. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:33, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

I also made the same edit for his story "The Book of Worlds" in the July 1929 issue. Additionally, I changed the credit for "Futility" from "Captain S. P. Meek" to "Captain S. P. Meek, U.S.A.". Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:54, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
I've additionally changed Meek's name to "Capt. S. P. Meek, U.S.A." for "The Red Peril" in the September 1929 issue. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:54, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Also, changed the credit for "The Lemurian Documents No. 1 - Pygmalion" from "J. Lewis Burtt" to "J. Lewis Burtt, B.Sc." in the January 1932 issue. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:34, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

"Enoch Sharpe"

Can you confirm that the credits for Enoch Sharpe are correct? We have many more credits for Enoch Sharp. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 19:23, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Same question for Edmund B. Swiatek. Could they possibly be typos on the publisher's part? There are also credits for Edmond B. Swiatek. Mhhutchins 19:54, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm at the Windy City Pulpcon, I'll check when I get back late next week.--Rkihara 04:52, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Amazing 01/51 is correctly attributed to "Sharpe." Corrected Fantastic Adventures 12/45 to "Sharp."--Rkihara 14:00, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Both instances in Amazing 07/49 are correctly attributed to "Edmund B. Swiatek." I am not one of the verifiers for Fantastic Adventures 12/50, and 03/51.--Rkihara 14:12, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Padgett's Tomorrow and Tomorrow and The Fairy Chessmen

Please see this discussion. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 23:57, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Leo Lewis or Leo Lewin

Can you confirm the credit of "A Hole in Nothing" in this issue? There are other essays from the same time period published in Ziff-Davis magazines credited to Leo Lewin. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 02:10, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

It's Leo Lewis on both the title page and the index.--Rkihara 16:59, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Yesterday's Doors

Virgil Finlay illustrated the story "Yesterday's Doors" in Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1948. Would you please tell me which of the three illustrations shows a monk in a chair holding a book and an airplane, with that same plane flying above him? Bob 20:52, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Illustration on p.71, exactly the size of one column of text.--Rkihara 17:12, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! This is the last illustration in the last Finlay book, and you've been an enormous help in identifying many of the illustrations. Much appreciated. Bob 19:08, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Analog JAN 1979

A submission has been made to change the credit for the artwork of Final Solution from 'uncredited' to 'John Butterfield' as credit appears vertically at bottom left on page 105 in Analog JAN 1979. Syzygy 20:40, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Carter J. Wainwright

Can you confirm the credit given to the "about the author" pieces on the back page of this record? The inside story is credited to Carter T. while the essay is credited to Carter J. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 05:48, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

I think that both Wainright and the Kedzie piece on the same page actually have the initial "T". I suspect that we misread the letter as a "J" because of the font. I'd suggest that we change both names. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 14:51, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
It looks more like a "J" than a "T" to me in both cases, but it might be a "T." If anyone wants to change it to a "T" that's fine with me.--Rkihara 15:55, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

A related question: is the piece on page 145 of this publication correctly credited to Carter C.? Thanks Mhhutchins 05:50, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

It's credited to Carter "C." on the title page.--Rkihara 16:00, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Elliot or Elliott

Can you confirm the credit on page 418 of this publication? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 02:01, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, It's Carlyle Elliott. Corrected.--Rkihara 16:07, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Life Probe short story

I updated this short story to add it to the Makers series. You can see my submission here. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:10, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Paul Back Covers

I've got questions about two magazine back covers by Frank R. Paul.

  1. The March 1945 issue of Amazing Stories has this essay by Paul listed on the back cover. I suspect this should actually be INTERIORART and have made a variant of a reprinting of the artwork accordingly. Please let me know if your intent was something different.
Already changed by someone.--Rkihara 23:55, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
  1. The Paul collection I've been working on also indicates that he did the back cover for the July 1945 issue of Fantastic Adventures and I expect the title would be "Stories of the Stars...Gemini". However, we don't have it listed. Perhaps your copy is missing the back cover. I know that some of my pulps are in that state.
Added back cover.--Rkihara 23:55, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for looking at these. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:12, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

The Expert Dreamers

FYI, I added printing gutter code and some minor info to, and uploaded a new jacket scan to show the spine. Markwood 22:53, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

H. Wesso Art

In Amazing Stories, July 1930, Wesso apparently illustrated 2 stories, one with two illustrations. Could you please tell me which illustration shows what look like a bunch of soccer balls emitting light rays with a Saturn-like planet overhead and a bunch of cylinders below. There is a gap on the lower right, suggesting it may fit with a title. Bob 22:53, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

The illustration fills the whole page (p. 360). The gap is filled with text.--Rkihara 16:57, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks once again! Bob 19:00, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

F&SF, May 2002

Can you confirm the title of the Paul Di Filippo story in this issue? It was reprinted as "The Short Ashy Afterlife of Hiram P. Dottle". Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 02:39, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Corrected, thanks!--Rkihara 17:06, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Dancing Jack

I was able to find the cover for Dancing Jack at ... Susan O'Fearna 07:53, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Amazing, January 1982

Can you confirm that the story on page 74 of this issue is credited to "Steven Ray Daugherty"? We have several more titles in the database by Steven Roy Daugherty from the same period. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 17:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

It's credited to Steven "Ray" Daugherty on both the title page and the index.--Rkihara 15:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
I have created a pseudonym and variant as it's obvious this is one author. Thanks again. Mhhutchins 04:08, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Astounding, December 1950

Could the artist for the work on page 67 of this issue be Swenson instead of "Swanson"? The former artist did quite a number of interior art work for Astounding in earlier issues. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 18:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

The editorial credit on the title page is "Swanson," no visible signature on the illustration.--Rkihara 15:33, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Grounded (excerpt)

Could you check to see if the interior art here is the same as the art used as the cover here? Thanks Susan O'Fearna 18:13, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

It's a reproduction of the pb cover, so exactly identical.--Rkihara 00:28, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

same thing with this interior art and this cover art? I appreciate it Susan O'Fearna 18:16, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Same with this cover, a reproduction of the pb cover. It's a little smaller than the book scan, since only the front is shown, not the wraparound portion.--Rkihara 00:34, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, October 1929

Can you determine if the three pieces credited to "Briggs" in this publication is signed as Austin Briggs? Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:28, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Editorially credited to "Briggs." There is an indistinct, signed credit, on the illustration on p. 629, that looks like Austin Bayley Briggs, but I wouldn't bet on it.--Rkihara 17:05, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Same question for the single piece credited to "Briggs" in this issue. Mhhutchins 01:30, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Editorially credited to "Briggs."--Rkihara 17:08, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

"Reward of Virtue" in F&SF

You've verified the September 1970 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction which contains the first appearance of the poem "Reward of Virtue". The title of the poem is listed as appearing with quotation marks. We've discovered reprints of this poem where we've incorrectly listed it with the quotation marks because it appeared that way in the table of contents, whereas there are no quotation marks on the title page of the poem. Could you confirm that title appears with quotes on its title page? Because of the confusion with the reprints, I just wanted to ensure that we have the proper form of the title listed as the canonical one. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:33, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

You're right, the title of the poem has no quotation marks on either the TOC or title page. I'll leave the correction to you.--Rkihara 06:19, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Done. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:04, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Illustrator for Enchantress of Lemuria

There are two illustrations for "Enchantress of Lemuria" in your verified copy of the September 1941 issue of Amazing, which are uncredited. I've been adding the illustrations in this book which reprints one of the illustrations and credits it to Robert Fuqua. The illustration is full page, in the reprint, and shows a large room full of machines, many with articulated arms in a large multi storied room. A railing is shown in the bottom left and and rows of arched windows can seen in the background. I'll leave it up to you whether you want to change the credit for either or both of the uncredited titles. If you let me know which illustration it matches, I can either merge or variant the titles, unless you'd prefer to do that yourself. Thanks for checking. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:15, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

The illustration you describe is spread over pages 24-25, a third of a page on the left, with a man at a desk, and a full page on the right. I'll leave it to you to assign the credits and whatever else needs to be done. You can assume the Robert Fuqua did the other illustration for the story, since it's extremely rare for more than one illustrator to do the interior illustrations for a story.--Rkihara 14:58, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
I've been able to identify another uncredited illustration. The illustration for "Intra-Planetary" from the October 1935 issue of Astounding is credited to C. R. Thomson in the Sadoul book. I've been able to visually match the two illustrations from the thumbnail of the original on I've added a new title record and if you agree, we can merge the titles keeping Thomson's name. I'm happy to do that and add a note to your pub, if I have your permission, unless you'd prefer to do so yourself. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:13, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
No problem, go ahead.--Rkihara 23:23, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks and done. There's one more. Since I've also verified the issue, I've gone ahead and changed the uncredited art for "The Blue Flamingo" in this issue of Startling. The Sadoul book credits the one that is reprinted to Lawrence. Thanks again. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:35, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, November 1952

I've corrected the author's name and title of this title per this discussion. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:03, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Military Ranks in September 1944 Amazing

As a result of this conversation I discovered that we are missing the military rank of the author credits of several items in this issue of Amazing. The Asa Brown essay, which should be credited as "Pfc. Asa Brown", and the two following items are the ones I've noticed so far. I'd like to correct these and I'll go through the rest of the issue to see if we missed any others, but I wanted to ensure that you were OK with the changes first. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:54, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Go ahead, I've gone back to pursuing the interests that I put aside when I began working on the ISFDB. I'll continue to be available for questions and will make an occasional entry, but I would prefer that you or anyone else makes any corrections necessary. Please leave a note if you make changes.--Rkihara 19:03, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

May 1976 Analog

Please see this discussion regarding proposed changes to the May 1976 issue of Analog. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 23:44, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

And a similar discussion for the 1976 issue. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 23:59, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
On travel until mid-November.--Rkihara 06:40, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Laurence Kamp

In this issue of Amazing that you verified, Kamp provided an illustration on p. 31. Can you please tell me if he signed the artwork "Kamp"? I've got an illustration alleged to be by "Lawrence Kamp" from 1972, and am trying to figure out if it really by the same artist. Bob 00:26, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

On travel --Rkihara 06:35, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Williamson's "Gateway to Paradise"

I'm going to convert Jack Williamson's "Gateway to Paradise" which we currently have listed as a novel, to a novella. It appears in your verified collection of the same name. My reasons for doing so are that both of the magazine appearances are classified as a novella in Miller/Contento. I also did an estimated word count from Haffner book, and it appears to be less than 3,400 words. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:36, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

In going over the collection, I also noticed several things that need attention for the Haffner collection: I'm going to add the artwork on the endpapers and the Pohl foreword. I'm also going to correct the title of "Crystal of Death" which we have incorrectly listed as "The Crystal of Death". I'm going to convert the review of the Huxley book 566 to a review and variant it to the original appearance. Lastly I'm going to the delete the Essay for the appendix. I think the last edit is the only controversial one. However, since there isn't really any text independent of the other essays, I don't think it merits a separate title. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:02, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Doc Smith story in July 1950 Startling

I'm changing the credit for Smith's story "Robot Nemesis" in the July 1950 issue of Startling. We currently have it as "Edward Elmer Smith, Ph.D." whereas it is listed as "Dr. Edward E. Smith" on the title page. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:47, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, April 1961: Robert Fuqua

Hi, Ron. In your pv'd Amazing Stories April 1961 can you check the p.98 art by Fuqua. I'm trying to see if it matches the one in my Amazing January 1939 issue, which stretches over 2 pages, bottom quarter of left side a woman & man amazed at seeing...full size right side huge robot with a device (battery?) in his hands,leaning over a car. Thanks for your help in checking this out. Doug / Vornoff 18:18, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

It's a match to your description.--Rkihara 04:22, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. Doug / Vornoff 05:34, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science-Fiction, February 1940

Hello, Paul Fraser found artist for the p. 79 illustration of your verified pub (his note to moderator read :"p.79 artwork has M. Isip's distinctive signature bottom left."). Hauck 19:36, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

January 1943 Amazing

There are two essays listed on page 221 of the January 1943 issue of Amazing with the title "Bird Justice" and I suspect one of them should be removed and deleted. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:18, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Done.--Rkihara 17:10, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

July 1977 F&SF

I'm making two changes to the July 1977 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I'm correcting the page number for "Jeffty Is Five" to page 8. We had it on page 5. I'm also changing the title of the Silverberg essay to "Harlan". We had it as "Harlan Ellison". Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 14:52, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Balance Due in Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2000

Please check your copy of this issue as it has "Balance Due" entered as an essay. I believe this is a mistake, and it should be listed as a short story. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 23:20, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Type changed. Hauck 06:37, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

January 1985 Amazing

I'm making a few changes to the January 1985 issue of Amazing. I'm adding content records for the missing illustrations on pages 53 and 89. I'm also changing the credited artist on page 62 from "John Lakey" to "V. Lakey" as the credit reads. Please let me know if you disagree with any of these. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 21:39, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

No problem.--Rkihara 17:46, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

June 1987 Analog

I'm correcting the credit for "The Forest of Time" in the June 1987 issue of Analog which we have as by "Michael Flynn" to "Michael F. Flynn" as it appears in the magazine. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 14:08, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Possible Typos 10-Apr

Here are some possible typos:

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:48, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! Corrected all.--Rkihara 20:36, 10 April 2016 (UTC)


Hello, I don't know if you monitor the corresponding cleanup report, but your updates to TWS generated some "un-varianted" titles most of these. Can you have a look? Thanks. Hauck 06:57, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

I've varianted the lot to their respective canonicals, and the Alexander Blade to "unknown". Hauck 06:22, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, I got distracted and forgot to take care of it.--Rkihara 16:12, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Film reviews...

...should be entered as ESSAYs, not REVIEWs. See the "Reviews" subsection of this policy page It appears that the last two reviews in this publication are film reviews. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins|talk 07:19, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, corrected.--Rkihara 16:22, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

IASF Aug 1989

Added note about cover being signed. [2]--Auric 22:01, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Eiji Yoshikawa

I update this discussion, so I'm letting you know since it's getting buried on the page now. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:35, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Okay, thanks!--Rkihara 03:32, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Disch's A Child's Garden of Grammar

Ron, I've entered all data for Disch's collection A Child's Garden of Grammar. At the moment it looks like these will need to be varianted to their original appearances in Asimov's (many of which you have verified) as they usually appear as From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Strange Plurals etc. This gets a little more complicated when "Tom Disch" is already a pseudonym of "Thomas M. Disch", however it may be easier to just create the title series 'A Child's Garden of Grammar', and merge the two identically-titled poems instead. There are also cases of the poems being combined into single entries for their appearance in Asimov's, eg. From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Present Tense, Epitaph for the Past Tenses, The Future Tense, and I'd like to separate these into individual entries, eg. The Present Tense, Epitaph for the Past Tenses and The Future Tense. I'm happy to do all the necessary work if you're in agreement – it would also mean marking these poems as 'non-genre', as I have done for their appearances in the book. What do you think? I'm also notifying Hervé, as he has verified other issues of Asimov's in which these poems appear. PeteYoung 07:06, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Hervé has replied, but I'd like your opinion first before proceeding with anything. Thanks. PeteYoung 07:51, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
I'm not familiar enough with the work to have a strong opinion on how it should be handled, so I'll leave it to you.--Rkihara 08:03, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
OK, cheers. PeteYoung 10:42, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1949

I have added the cover artist credit to Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1949. It's signed MLB 00:09, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Through the Earth

Hi, You approved my two simultaneous submissions. Thanks.

Afterward I recognized that the situation regarding novel, novelette, etc is messier than I thought. So I described the situation at ISFDB:Community Portal#Through the Earth serial, novel, chapbook rather than take another step myself. --Pwendt|talk 01:56, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, February 1964

I know you don't want to be bothered by us pesky editors about such things, but I added two letters to Amazing Stories, February 1964 by Billy Wolfenbarger and Jay Kay Klein. MLB 00:32, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

That's fine. I only add letters from well known authors. I don't know enough about fandom to add others, although I do know who Jay Kay Klein is.--Rkihara 00:35, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, December 1949

Hi. In your verified above title, shouldn't the interior art on pgs. 120, 130, 140 & 150 be disambiguated? They're showing up as duplicates on Rogers' page. Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 03:30, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! An oversight, fixed.--Rkihara 17:00, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Hmmm. They're still showing as duplicates. Do you have to change the variant titles as well; I notice they are all still identical. Doug / Vornoff 00:12, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Okay, fixed.--Rkihara 16:08, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, July 1949

Hi again. On your verified above, the two identical titles on p.4 are showing up as duplicates on Roger's page. Is there an accidental duplication there or are there indeed two pieces of art on that page? As you can tell, I've been looking into Roger's duplicate titles :) Doug / Vornoff 23:32, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! It was a duplicate, fixed.--Rkihara 16:16, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Here's another mis-disambiguated art title (To the Stars, Part 1 of 2 [4]). I would have changed the 4 to 5 myself but thought I'd still better check with you before touching your verifieds. Doug / Vornoff 23:27, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Fantastic, March-April 1953

Hi Ron. Regarding your transiently verified above mag, the first mini-bios under "They Write..." (B. Traven) looks like the author is actually the editor, Howard Browne, as opposed to the other two by the authors themselves.
Also looks like there's no need for variant on art credit for "The Sword of Yung Lo" as the credit on p.80 shows "Bill Ashman".
I'm notifying you as the sole active verifier for the pub. Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 05:06, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, August 1942

Hi. I submitted an addition of 'uncredited' to the cover art credit of your verified Amazing Stories, August 1942 as per conversation on moderator noticeboard. Notes also added. Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 18:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Japanese Authors' English Translations

Please see ISFDB:Community Portal#Japanese Authors' English Translations. Based on the recent edits (example), it looks like you were the one making these edits. The proper way of handling these is documented at ISFDB:Community Portal#Patch and downtime -- Transliterated author names. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:43, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

I assume you mean the variant titles? I'd forgotten about that. I'll go back through my edits and fix them. Thanks!--Rkihara 15:00, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
That's right, the names of the authors associated with translated variant titles as well as the names of the authors associated with translated publications will need to be reverted to their original Latin form. The patch notes that JLaTondre linked above provide examples of how it can be done. Unfortunately, it's a labor-intensive multi-step process and it's easy to miss things. Ahasuerus 15:13, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

February 1928 Amazing

I'm making two small changes to your verified February 1928 issue of Amazing Stories. I'm removing "The" from the title of Gernsback's essay on page 1024. Also P. Schuyler Miller's letter is signed without the first initial. I'll change that to match the credit and make the title into a variant. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Okay, thanks!--Rkihara 05:54, 13 September 2016 (UTC)