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If this user is the sole verifier of a publication record, please:

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Hello, Teddybear, and welcome to the ISFDB Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Note: Image uploading isn't entirely automated. You're uploading the files to the wiki which will then have to be linked to the database by editing the publication record.

Please be careful in editing publications that have been primary verified by other editors. See Help:How to verify data#Making changes to verified pubs. But if you have a copy of an unverified publication, verifying it can be quite helpful. See Help:How to verify data for detailed information.

I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! Mhhutchins 19:05, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

SFBC edition of The Many Worlds of Science Fiction

I rejected the submission to update this record because it didn't actually change anything in the record. The "Note to Moderator" field is not a permanent part of the record and is not displayed. It is used to add further information about the submission, not about the publication. You should use the "Note" field to add further information about the publication and that data becomes part of the record as displayed. I will update the record to include the additional information that you gave in the submission. You will find some useful links in the Welcome section above which will help you in updating and creating records for the database. Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 19:09, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Linking uploaded images to publication records

Thanks for uploading cover images to the ISFDB wiki. The next step is to link those images to the records of the books for which these are the covers. As the instructions (step 6) explain:

Once the file has been uploaded, the image's wiki page will appear. In order to get the URL (address) for the image you just uploaded, left click anywhere on the image and copy the URL from your browser's address window. (Or right click on the image and choose "Copy Image Location".) If you're adding a cover image to a pub record, this is the URL which you would enter into the pub record's "Image URL" field.

So for the image you uploaded earlier today, copy the URL (here), Then go the pub record (here). Click on "Edit This Pub" under the Editing Tools menu. Go down to the field labeled "Image URL" and enter the URL of the image you uploaded. Then submit. Once the submission has been moderated the cover image will be linked to the publication record. Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 22:25, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Asher's The Gabble and Other Stories

I accepted your submission updating this record, but had to correct the title and type of the content record you added for the author's notes. When a title is common or generic, we disambiguate it by adding the title of the work parenthetically, so it became "Author's Notes (The Gabble and Other Stories)" and the type was changed to ESSAY, the ISFDB standard for nonfiction pieces appearing in a larger work (book or magazine). Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:37, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Tomorrow's Crimes

Is "Curt Clark" credited on the story's title page for "Nackles" in this collection? Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 21:00, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes. Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 1964. Originally published as by "Curt Clark".--Teddybear 21:56, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
We're aware that the story was first published as by "Curt Clark". Is he credited as the author on page 13 of this collection? Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:54, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
No. There's no author name on page 13, only story's title.--Teddybear 01:20, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
The copyright page has publishing info on all stories, including "Curt Clark" for "Nackles". Also shows "Harry Harrison" copyright 1970 for "The Winner"--Teddybear 14:06, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
For individual stories we use the author and title that appear on the page on which the story begins. If neither we use the publication's title page. If no title page, we use the table of contents. So in this case, as in most collections of stories by the same author, we use the author credited on the book's title page. I'll correct the record to give credit to Donald E. Westlake. BTW, Harry Harrison was the editor of the anthology in which "The Winner" first appeared. Sometimes stories are copyrighted by someone other than the author, so we rarely if ever use those to credit authorship. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:41, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Adding contents to a pub that are already in the db

Here's a great tip about updating a record to add content records: first check to see if there's another pub record already in the database that has the same contents. If there is one, using the "Import Content" function will save you much time and typing. For example: this record that you just verified and made a submission adding nine new content records for. It's identical to this record. That last pub is record number "12109". You can find this number by looking at the numbers after "pl.cgi?" in the record's URL in your browser's address window. Now go to the record that has no records and click on the link "Import Content" under the editing tools menu. Then enter "12109" in the "Import From" field, and click the button. On the next page you'll see your record with the new content added. From here you can add any content that was not in the record that you imported from. Then just submit. All of the content records will now be automatically merged with the existing records. If I accept the current submission in which you painstakingly entered all the content records, you will then have to merge all of these newly created records with each one that's already in the database, taking up even more time for you and for the moderator who handles them as well. So, I'm going to reject the submission and ask that you use the "Import Content" function. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:36, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Adding a new novel vs. Adding a new publication

I have a submission to add a new novel by Jack Womack, Let's Put the Future Behind Us. Unfortunately there is already a record of the database for this title. If you use the "Add New Novel" function, you not only create a new publication record, you also create a new title record. In this case, it would have been better to go to the existing title record and use the "Add Publication to This Title" function, which would automatically merge the new publication record into the title record that contains the other publications. I will accept your submission and then make another submission to merge its title record with the existing one. Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 22:07, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Let's Put the Future Behind Us

According to Amazon, the first printing of this edition was on 1997-03-21. Is your copy a first printing of the Grove Press edition? If not, update the record to indicate the printing, and I'll create a record for the first one. If your copy is the first printing, update the record, giving the date as 1997-03-21 and give Amazon as the source in the record's note field. Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:11, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Pub Deletions

You're being a bit over-zealous on these. We record every printing of every edition, so a difference in publisher or a country of printing is enough of a difference to keep both. BLongley 18:50, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Please check ISBN's. 067169801X is for both titles in the database. And so is 0671653938. Did the publisher mix up the titles? --Teddybear 19:01, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
It does look suspicious:
36621 	The Bug Life Chronicles 	1988 	316 	BLCH1988 	pb 	COLLECTION 	0-671-65393-8 	$3.50 	Simon & Schuster 	
36622 	The Bug Life Chronicles 	1989 	304 	89BugLife 	pb 	COLLECTION 	0-671-69801-X 	$3.50 	Baen 	
52096 	Tower to the Sky 	 	1989 	304 	TWSK1989 	pb 	NOVEL 	0-671-69801-X 	$3.50 	Simon & Schuster 	
52097 	Tower to the Sky 	 	1988 	316 	BKTG07147 	pb 	NOVEL 	0-671-65393-8 	$3.50 	Baen
I'm not sure where the S&S details came from, I've got the two Baen books. I'll delete the unverified ones - I think Simon & Schuster were the distributors for Baen at that time, so that might be the source of confusion. Thanks for pointing them out. BLongley 20:07, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Making changes to verified pubs

As noted in the Welcome section above: Please be careful in editing publications that have been primary verified by other editors. See Help:How to verify data#Making changes to verified pubs.

We're not saying that verifiers can't make mistakes, but as a courtesy you should notify them before making submissions that change the pub fields (other than the note field and adding links to cover images.) I have on hold your submission to change the date of this record. I'll accept it once you've left a message on the verifier's talk page (go to the record and click on the verifier's name in the Primary field, which leads you to their user page; from there click on "Discuss this page" which leads you to the user's talk page.) Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:25, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

I saw your post on the verifier's page, so I accepted the submission. About Wiki posts: when you're making a new post to a talk page, click on the plus sign (+) at the top of the page (or click on the "Post a Comment" link, depending upon what skin you're using). This allows you to add a single post without having to edit the entire page. And be sure to enter the topic in the subject line so that it doesn't get overlooked or mixed with the previous post. I've made the changes on Marc Kupper's talk page. Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:56, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

McDaniel's Number Two

I accepted the submission linking the cover image to this record, but I'm not sure what you meant by This publication is not shown under Fiction Titles for "The Prisoner". It is listed under The Prisoner series. Because the title isn't The Prisoner, it would not be returned using that as the search criteria. Unless the title is changed. How is titled on the title page? Mhhutchins 21:21, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

The title page shows The Prisoner#2 and underneath that Number Two. When I searched under Fiction titles for "The Prisoner", David McDaniel is not listed.--Teddybear 21:34, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
That's because the title of the book doesn't include "prisoner". The only way it would show up in a search of title records is if the title of the book were The Prisoner: Number Two. In most cases, we don't give the series name in the title field of a title record, but series names occasionally appear in the title field of the publication record. The third book in the series is a prime example of why we usually don't do that: every variation has been made into a variant title record. If this were the usual practice, they would be thousands of additional variant title records in the database. FYI, it's not possible to search for titles of publication records, only titles of title records. 99% of the time they match, so it's no problem. Hope this makes sense. Mhhutchins 22:40, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Alpha Centauri - note added

Hi, Teddybear. I'm leaving a note here about the note LPHCNTR1998|here that I've added to your verified pub. I made a note about artist accreditation and cleaned the field up a little bit. John L. Syzygy 03:06, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Submission was accepted. Syzygy, instead of [[ ]], you should use {{ }} in the template to link to pub records. So the above link should be to here. Look at the raw text of this message to see how it was entered. Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:32, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You

I'm holding a submission that wants to update this record of the 4th printing, making it into the 5th printing. I believe you meant to clone this record, not edit it. If that's true, let me know. I can accept the submission and recreate a new record for the 4th printing. Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:15, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Hold on. Now I have another submission to remove the printing number of this record, now shown as the fifth. If you are holding the fifth printing, perhaps you should have updated this record, and not the fourth one. Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you're attempting to do with these two submissions. Mhhutchins 04:17, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

cgi?226765 should not be listed as the fifth printing as the only change. The only question is what printing is 0-553-23912-0 at $2.75.
cgi?263059 has the right price at $2.50 and the right ISBN 0553227963 for the fifth printing per my copy. Thanks.--Teddybear 18:49, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Also Gary LaSasso is credited as artist on copyright page and on cover, not Paul Lehr. --Teddybear 18:53, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm still having difficulty in figuring out what you're trying to do. Sorry. Sometimes subsequent printings retain the same price and ISBN. Sometimes they change cover art, so there's no correlation between printing number, price, ISBN and cover art. Can I ask you to add a new pub record to this title (click "Add Publication to This Title"), one that matches your copy of the book? Once that's done, I can examine all of the records to determine if they need to be corrected or deleted. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:36, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the submission. Most of the problems with the title and its printings appear to be corrected now. I believe I may have figured out the problem with this record (0-553-23912-0, $2.75, "fifth printing"). Your fifth printing is 0-553-22796-3, $2.50, July 1983 and the sixth one is 0-553-25395-6, $2.95, and undated. The ISBN (0-553-23912-0) would indicate a printing in 1984, but it's possible that Bantam failed to change the printing number, and then published another printing as the sixth when it should have been the seventh. Thanks for helping to clear this up. Mhhutchins 20:19, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Weird of the White Wolf

Dated [this] edition from Jaffery, added note for that. Was waiting until someone could confirm it is a third printing before dating it. You left me a note about an Ace price change [done] but in future could you leave such on my Talk Page? I don't check the other page very often [it's more for image additions or notes added not for changes]. If I hadn't been the one to read the note in the submission it might have been weeks before I saw it. Just an FYI! --~ Bill, Bluesman 20:31, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Piper's Empire

I've put your submission regarding this publication on hold. It is five times primary verified and it'd be nice if you could inform and ask the primary verifiers about Whelan's sigil. I think you might have found something that the others missed but in any case it's our policy to correspond about such changes with the primary verifiers. Thanks, Stonecreek 13:58, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

The same holds for Piper's 'Lord Kalvan...'. But look on the bright side: it's only one primary verifier :-) . Stonecreek 14:19, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Regarding "Lord Kalvan..." please note the following verify Whelan: cgi?138301, cgi?356278 Thanks, --Teddybear 19:24, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

OK, thanks! I approved the submission regarding 'Lord Kalvan...', but please do inform the primary verifier, you can do it here on his talk page.
In the case of 'Empire' please find a (primary) verifier who can sustain your change. I have looked at the cover image but can't identify anything sigil-like (but it's probably to small to be seen on a screen). After verification you should inform the other primary verifiers. Stonecreek 09:52, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

I found another webpage showing Michael Whelan as the artist of "Empire" 02:40, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

That's good. I'll accept your submission. But you still have to notify the primary verifiers in both cases. Come on, 1) none of them is too aggressive (OK, I don't count the aches in my legs, every time I get kicked) 2) it's nice for everyone to learn some more about the publications you own, and 3) it's really essential to our work on the database. Stonecreek 18:02, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
I've notified BLongley, in both cases the primary verifier, on Feb 26 and also on March 1st.

Is that sufficient? Thanks.--Teddybear 20:16, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Well, yes and no. The other primary verifiers would also be delighted to learn more about their books. Now that you have notified one verifier it's really only a matter of paste and copy. It takes a few minutes, but soon you'll be in their position in that regard, I think. Stonecreek 08:48, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for notifying! It is a bit tedious in the beginning (thanks to the mighties that there aren't ten primary verifier slots), but our community is worth the effort, I think. Stonecreek 19:27, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

The Return of the Emperor

A new editor wants to change the cover artist credit for The Return of the Emperor from Michael Herring to David Mattingly based on a signature visible on the original art here: (It has a monogram of Mattingly in lower right corner of the picture.) Can you confirm it's like that on your copy? BLongley 15:31, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

The bottom part of the cover of my copy is shorter than the picture above. Looks like Mattingly's name was cut off when printing the cover. Certainly looks like Mattingly's work, previous four books in this series were by him.--Teddybear 17:18, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
OK - is Herring (mis)credited in the publication or does that come from another source? BLongley 14:36, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Michael Herring is credited on the copyright page. Assuming that's in error.

As an aside, I found this about Michael Herring: 20:34, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Author credit for Triplanetary

Can you confirm that the author credited on this book's title page is "E. E. Smith, Ph.D." and not "E. E. 'Doc' Smith" as shown on the cover? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 17:56, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I just read your note about the discrepancy. Never mind. Mhhutchins 17:57, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Use of Weapons

Added cover artist credit note to Use of Weapons. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:32, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

The Man Who Sold the Moon

Can you check to see if the story's title on page 11 of this pub is given in quotation marks? Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 21:19, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes. "let there be light" Also on the contents page this story is in quotation marks.--Teddybear 00:51, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Eldren series

HI, I approved the first two submissions before I realised the series should be at title level[1]. I've now corrected this and removed the other entries. This field is for publisher series like this Gollancz[2] Conan Classics. Thanks for editing!Kraang 02:08, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

If you'll re-read the response I gave to your message on the Moderator Noticeboard, I said you should update the title records to add the series data. Here's a link to the help page that explains the differences in the two major types of series. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:40, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

New Writings in SF-5

Your note to the moderator to update this record said "not sure how to correct title to SF 5". Simple, the same way you added the image link. Click "Edit This Pub" and change the title field to match the way the title is given on the book's title page and then submit. Then go to the title record (here) and correct the title field (it should be identical to the name you gave in the pub edit). I'll then make the changes to correct the variant relationship to the parent title record. Mhhutchins 21:57, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Norton Book of SF

Unless this third printing specifies that it has the same printing date as the first printing, you'll have to zero out the date field. Mhhutchins 19:43, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Matter by Banks

I accepted the submission updating this record and saw your concern about how to credit the interviewer. Just click on the content record and choose "Edit Title Data" changing the credit in the interviewer field. I wonder how your copy gives credit while the other primary verifier entered it as uncredited. You should leave a message on his talk page. Also, why does the page count give 593 when they are obviously more pages in the book for the interview and excerpt? Mhhutchins 19:49, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

At the end of the interview it says:
"This interview is published with permission of Socialist Review,, Mary Branscombe at,, and SFX". I confirmed some web sites that she interviewed Banks.

Also some other publications of the book mention the interview but no name. The novel ends at page 593. Should I change it to 611?--Teddybear 20:05, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, please change the page count to the last page of text. And proceed to edit the interview's title record. Also, please notify the other primary verifier of your changes. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:07, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

SF Age, May 2000

Thanks for updating and verifying this record. The columns which are part of a series are not titled with the series. Only give the title of the column. If it's not titled, then title it as, e.g. "XXXX (Science Fiction Age, XXX 2000)". Don't enter the series in the title field. That's done in an update to the title record. Otherwise, it would not appear in a list with the other pieces in the series. In my earlier verifications of issues of this magazine, I used the headline as the name of the column, and then placed the title records into the series (all issues up through 1998). Look at this issue as a guideline. Ask if you need assistance. Mhhutchins 17:51, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

The Green Man

Your submission adding this record was accepted. The OCLC record gives differing information. It gives the title as The Green Man: A Visitor from Space, the publisher as "Century Publications", and its dimensions (20 cm) would make it "tp" instead of "pb". In the note field, what does "PBO" mean? Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:30, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

PBO means Paperback Original. Just noticed some of this publisher's books are digest size. It was not specified for this title. A picture of the cover does say "A Visitor from Space" in a smaller font underneath the title. Amazing Stories or the 2011 reprint does not use this subtitle. Publisher is: Century Books, Chicago: Century Publications. Thanks.--Teddybear 21:00, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
What is the title on the title page? This is the only source for the title field of an ISFDB record. Mhhutchins 22:28, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
I don't have a copy this book, but found an Should I copy this? I guess it is a variant or original title by this author, as the other printings only use the short title.--Teddybear 00:45, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
This image clearly gives the title and publisher the same as the OCLC record. I'm going to update the record and give the source as OCLC. When you're relying on secondary sources to add and update records, it's important to find the most reliable ones and note those sources in the record. Here's a list of reliable sources, and what data you can expect to find in each of them. These sources are also listed in the "Verification Status" list of each pub record and the editor can indicate which source has been verified. I'm going to copy the image and upload it to the ISFDB server as the source of the price is visible in it. Mhhutchins 03:44, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
I've updated [the record, giving the secondary sources in the note field, and linked the cover image. I also made it into the parent title record (it was the first edition), and then made the serial and 2011 reprint into variants. Mhhutchins 03:53, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Titled works don't need disambiguation

We add the title of the book parenthetically to generically titled works, such as "Introduction" or "Foreword". If an introductory essay has a title like "When I Was Writing Dune", there is no need to disambiguate it. I've made the corrections to the introduction in this record. I've also merged it to the other publications of the essay which were dated 1982. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:42, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Pinnacle editions of Tarzan books

I have you submissions adding a catalog number to the four pubs in this series published by Pinnacle in 1958 and a couple more Burroughs titles earlier. You give the source as "Paperback Price Guide". Can you be more specific? Who is the editor, publisher, year, etc? I have Kevin Hansen's guide, but couldn't find these British printings listed. Thanks. Mhhutchins 00:48, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

I have the first edition of "The Official Price Guide PAPERBACKS" by Jon Warren Feb 1991. This Guide shows: Pinnacle Books, London: W.H. Allen. There are 39 Burroughs books 1 thru 39, published 1951 to 1954. The 4 that are numbered NN1,2,3 and 13 are reprints in 1958 in addition to the earlier 39.-- [User:Teddybear|Teddybear]] 01:01, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
I'll accept the submissions, but will be more specific about the source. "Paperback Price Guide" is not going to help any user. Also remember to add a number sign (#) in front of catalog numbers that are not ISBNs. I'll make the corrections to these six records. Mhhutchins 06:39, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Trouble with upload?

You seem to be having a problem with this image. The same image has been uploaded five times. None of which have a license tag. It looks like you're doing a direct upload instead of using the semi-automated function which automatically generates the proper license tag. You may be seeing an error message that the thumbnail could not be created. That's because the image is more than 600 pixels tall (the limit we request that you follow). But regardless, the image is on the server. You just have to reset your preferences in order to view it on the wiki page. You can link it to the pub record as well. Mhhutchins 20:08, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Hmm...I see now you used the correct upload procedure, but you removed the license tag. Any particular reason to do this? Mhhutchins 20:13, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
Another attempt at uploading the same image, but with a different name. If you use the "Upload Cover Scan" link from the pub record, it will automatically title it with the unique ID of the pub record, add a license tag, and then link it back to the pub record. Naming a file image something as generic as "Heinlein. jpg" creates a possible conflict in file names. Allowing the system to title it ensures that it has a unique file name. I see you've uploaded before, so I'm not sure what problems you're having with this particular image. Perhaps because it's too big? Mhhutchins 20:21, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes. I forgot to edit the image to less than 600 pixels tall, as I usually do. I will attempt another upload with a smaller image.--Teddybear 00:26, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
It can be as large as 600, so I copied the original image, resized it, and replaced the last one you uploaded. And added back the CDI data template (with the license tag) that you'd deleted. Everything looks good now. Mhhutchins 00:50, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Titles from title pages, not from covers

I may not have mentioned this in a couple of days, but please remember: we don't create or update records based on cover images. The titles in the title fields of publication records come from the book's title page, not from the book's cover. Look at this OCLC record which gives the book's title as The Thing and Other Stories, but it also notes a discrepancy in how it's titled on the cover. Tuck also gives the title as The Thing and Other Stories. I'm going to accept your submission to update this record, but I'm going to change the title back to the one it had. Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:07, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

I will check OCLC on my next edits to confirm the data and include # of pages and title. Thanks.--Teddybear 01:17, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Good plan. Your submissions updating this publisher has prompted be to do more research and I found this wonderful webpage, from which I've snagged cover images for our records. Like Tuck, this source dates the last four books (#408-411) as published in 1952. I've kept the 1953 dates that you gave to the records, but have noted the discrepancy between the secondary sources. You may have noticed that I've held the submission to update this record. If you recall, I've mentioned before that it is ISFDB etiquette to notify editors who have primary verified a record, before making changes in them. I'll leave the submission on hold until you've had a chance to discuss the changes with Hauck. I agree the publisher should be changed in order to group it with other titles by the same publisher. Mhhutchins 03:10, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I had to leave a message about Ralph 124C 41+ on Hauck's user page, so I went ahead and asked him about the submission to change the publisher. Don't expect a moderator to do this for you. :> Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:21, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Hauck agreed about the publisher name change, so I accepted the submission. Mhhutchins 16:33, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for all you help and input on this series. I also see from the Moderators page you are investigating Macfadden merge.--Teddybear 16:41, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Using the ISBN to determine the publisher

It sounds like a good idea, but as a practice, it should be used with caution. Quite often when publishers are taken over by another corporation, they will continue to use the same ISBN range. After all, they've already paid for the numbers, and should get their money's worth. Sometimes, they'll even change the name of the publisher but still use the same ISBNs. HarperCollins still uses the same ISBNs that were used on books published by Fontana in the 1980s. We wouldn't go back and change a 1985 Fontana book to HarperCollins just because they've published books using the same ISBN range. I usually refer to OCLC when trying to figure out how a publisher is credited. Most of the time, they're a pretty good source, but be careful about reprints, because they often combine ISBNs for later printings into one record. Mhhutchins 17:35, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Japanese edition of Brothers in Arms

I've put your submission on hold. It seems that Brothers in Arms is not the Japanese title. The correct way is to enter the publication with the title stated on the title page (or, if you only have a cover image, from the cover) and then to make the title a variant title of the original (see this example for a Hungarian variant of a Japanese novel).

In addition, it is better to remove 'Tokyo' from the publisher's field, because it's not part of the publisher's name. Thanks. Stonecreek 18:21, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Several Japanese sites call the book "Dear Clone". However the cover shows "Brothers in Arms" above the Japanese title. Thanks.--Teddybear 19:48, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Without the book in hand, and without a reliable secondary source, and without a knowledge of Japanese publishing, Japanese language and how Japanese characters should be entered into the database (if they can be at all in this stage of ISFDB development), I would suggest a record for this not be created. Mhhutchins 20:37, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
I thought you already had Japanese publications from the Community Portal under "Progress on languages" were it shows 50 Japanese pubs.--Teddybear 21:00, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Just because the software gives "Japanese" as one of the languages in the drop-down menu doesn't mean the database fully supports that language. Most Western languages and alphabets, probably. So I reiterate, if you have the book, or a reliable secondary source, feel free to attempt to add it to the database, if you're able to transliterate the data into a Western alphabet. Mhhutchins 21:26, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Shall I approve your submission and you'll correct or does it better suit you to enter the publication anew? Stonecreek 10:46, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
This is the Japanese title per OCLC: "Shin'ainaru kurōn". The Google translation of Japanese sites is "Dear Clone". Would you enter the Japanese title, the translation or the original? If you want we can hold off doing Japanese pubs, since I noticed there are other Japanese translations of Bujold's novels. Thanks.--Teddybear 19:41, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
I'd enter the Japanese title from OCLC, after all it is a Japanese publication. Although we don't fully support Japanese, I'd enter it (I'll do it for you). After all, we don't have the original Japanese 'letters', but it will take only one more step to change the title once we have the letters. Stonecreek 19:53, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Queen City Jazz - notes

I've added and formatted notes for your verified Queen City Jazz. AndonSage 14:55, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Empire of the East

Indeed Ace does count the tp edition as the first, as the note in [this] surmises. They frequently did that [but not always - after all Ace is the most inconsistent publisher out there] with number lines when a trade edition appeared first. I just picked up a copy of the [trade] edition and am wondering if internally the name change of the third book is in the MMPB? --~ Bill, Bluesman 19:30, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Book three is called "Ardneh's World" in my copy. BTW, the notes were by Mgpb, the Primary verifier. My copy shows First mass market printing: July 1980, but no #1 in the line. If this is the actual 2nd printing, then that date should be entered on cgi?249296. However there is another unverified entry for that date with same price and ISBN at cgi?314726.--Teddybear 19:51, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
That was my whole point. What has been entered as the first mmpb, by date, is correct, but the number line does start with a '2'. If Mgpb were still active, I would suggest moving both your verifications to the record with the correct date [the record's 'tag' is tied to the date but that's a minor point]. It's just as easy to adjust the record that is verified with an appropriate note and then delete the other record. As for the re-named novel, since the contents have yet to be listed for the mmpb, importing them from the tp edition would be best [no merges!]. Thanks for checking! --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:52, 24 March 2012 (UTC)


Replaced cover scan and added notes for your verified here. Hauck 14:22, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

V for Vendetta

Can you confirm the publisher as given in this record? That ISBN range is usually reserved for the DC Comics release (for comic book stores), while the bookstore (trade) release is by Warner Books with a different ISBN range. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 14:49, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Copyright page has DC Comics Inc. A Warner Bros., Inc. Company. DC Logo is on top of cover. Back cover has ISBN 0-930289-52-8 but no scanning print.--Teddybear 17:03, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
That sounds like DC Comics is the publisher. What is the publisher given on the spines of the book and the dustjacket? Mhhutchins 18:22, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
DC Comics is on the spine, no dustjacket. I'll change this to DC Comics.--Teddybear 19:35, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Notes to a Science Fiction Writer

It would have been better and easier (for both of us), if you had cloned the 1975 record of this title to create this 1981 printing. This would have saved you from having to type in all of the contents, and saved me from having to merge all of the content records that the books have in common.

A good rule of thumb to determine which ISFDB editing function to use: don't use any of the "Add New..." functions before you do a search for the title. Here's the path I recommend:

  • In the search did you find a title record for the exact title and is it by the same author?
    • Yes: Is there a similar pub?
      • Yes: Use the "Clone" function.
      • No: Use the "Add Publication to This Title" function.
    • No: Use the appropriate "Add New..." function.

Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:42, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

I didn't think I could clone the 1975 record, since the 1981 record was already in the DB and would have created a duplicate. The 1975 edition also did not have pagination and was missing an essay that is in the 1981 pub.--Teddybear 20:00, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't know that you had not created the record. In that case...if the record is already in the db, use the "Import" function to copy the contents of one record into another. After that you can add or remove content records based on those in your book. Again, this saves you from having to type in all of the contents and from merging the newly created records with the records already in the database. Mhhutchins 20:05, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Moving Mars

I added an OCLC cat# note to your verified publication of Moving Mars --John L.-- Syzygy 01:56, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

The Artifact

I added an OCLC Cat# to the note field of The Artifact --John L.-- Syzygy 05:12, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Title series vs. Publication series

They're not the same thing. When you're creating or updating a publication record, you can only enter the publication series (such as Ballantine Adult Fantasy). You can only enter a title series (such as SPQR) after the title record is created (after the submission has been accepted.) Please read this help page that explains the difference. Then go back to the John Maddox Robert titles you entered into a publication series titled "SPQR" (there's no such thing), remove the data from the publication record's publication series and number fields. Then go to each of the title records, remove the series name from the title field and place it into the series field, and the series number in the appropriate field. If you have any questions, ask here. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:22, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Editing primary verified records

It is ISFDB policy to discuss changes in records that are primary verified with the editor(s) who verified it. I'm going to reject your submission to change the price of this record. My copy of the book (the one used to create the record) is priced at $3.50 on the cover, despite the image currently linked to the record (uploaded and linked by another editor). You may have a Canadian printing or a later US printing of the book. Can you check to see if there's any indication of that in your copy? I'm going to scan my copy and link it to the record. In the future please bring such discrepancies to the attention of the verifier before making a submission to change the record. If the verifier is not active, leave a message on the Moderator Noticeboard. Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:59, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I went to your page, but did not see where to notify you, no +- on navigation. I am sending a scan of the hc, which also has the wrong image.--Teddybear 18:13, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

You went to my user page, just like everyone has. Click on the "Discussion" tab which opens a new page. This page is my talk page and there's a "+" tab to add a new message. This is the same as every talk page.
Have you looked to see if your copy (the softcover one priced at $3.75) has any statement about printing? Mhhutchins 18:18, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Copyright page says Printed in the United States of America. It also says Published simultaneously in the United States of America and Canada. Also shows First Edition. I also wondered if these "Best of" should be bedsheet format like the magazine instead of tp.--Teddybear 18:49, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

My copy says the same thing. Yours may be priced for Canada. Here is a record for the Canadian edition. Where did you get your copy? Also "bedsheet" is reserved for magazine records. This is a book, and "tp" is the closest description we have for this format. Mhhutchins 19:32, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Albedo One #38

Is the publisher of this issue actually "Albedo One Publications" or "Albedo One Productions" as the other issues are credited? Mhhutchins 19:59, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Meant to type Productions instead of Publications. Will change when I upload the cover. Thanks.--Teddybear 20:07, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
And there's a better (and larger) image on Galactic Central. It saves you much time to just link to GC instead of snagging an inferior image that you then have to upload and link to the ISFDB record. Mhhutchins 20:14, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

James Rollins or James Clemens?

I do suspect that you wanted to have the same appearance for #6 as for the previous five titles of the series. But you'd have to make a variant title with James Clemens as author to achieve that. I've put your sub. on hold while waiting for your answer. Stonecreek 17:56, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

I only entered the pb edition of this book under the James Rollins name, the hc and tp was already in the DB. Whoever entered those should have moved them to James Clemens, where all his other books are. I thought by changing the name, they would be moved to James Clemens group.--Teddybear 18:14, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

They would indeed be moved to James Clemens' author page, but that wouldn't be the name under that they were published. Look at James Rollins page now and you'll see that there's only the one novel in question listed (all the others are filed under Clemens). Then do yourself a favor and click on 'Show all titles' for Rollins (and notify me after doing so). Stonecreek 18:35, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Ok. I clicked on 'show all titles'. Do all boxes have to be checked or only the "Doomsday Key" to merge? Also, "Key" does not say variant.--Teddybear 18:54, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

No boxes to be checked. I only wanted you to see that the titles by Rollins are still there, but hidden (or better: shown only on Clemens' page -- note that there is only one distinct title by Rollins that isn't a variant). Now go again to this title page and 'Make This Title a Variant Title or Pseudonymous Work'. Now, there is no parent title of "Doomsday Key" with the author James Clemens; so, you have to create it by just replacing James Rollins with James Clemens in the lower part of the editing screen. After doing that (and after approval through a moderator) look again at the pages of the two authors. Stonecreek 19:07, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, Christian. I didn't know you were working on the title with this editor. I accepted the submission and everything looks fine now. Mhhutchins 19:20, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem, problem solved. Thanks for your attention. Stonecreek 19:33, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Making changes to verified records #2

I'll point out again this portion of the help pages, explaining ISFDB policy about making changes to verified records. Different verifiers may have different preferences for notification and they'll post that preference at the top of their talk page. Since I was the moderator who handled the submissions, you will not need to notify me, the verifier of the records, that you've added cover images to the records for Vertex. Please keep this policy in mind when making changes in the future. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:32, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Steve Berry

Are you certain that the books in the Cotton Malone series are speculative fiction? The Amazon descriptions are thriller, mystery, suspense, adventure, espionage, etc. but not one has any fantastic element to them. Or am I missing something? Thanks. Mhhutchins 23:29, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

These books are all of the "Da Vinci Code" genre. Historical secrets that could have worldwide repercussions. I figured since you had books one and three in the DB, I would add the rest. As an aside, I was wondering about Clive Cussler books. There are five Dirk Pitt books in the DB. What about the others? I remember reading one that had combat on the moon. Forgot the title.--Teddybear 00:57, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

The problem with series is that maybe one or two books would qualify as speculative fiction while the others wouldn't. But all of them eventually sneak in because editors (and moderators) who haven't read the books figure all the books in a series should be in the database. If you've read the titles and feel there are fantastic elements to them, I'll gladly accept the submissions. If you've not read them, but can do some research that shows that they are speculative fiction, I'll gladly accept the submissions. Otherwise, you have the option to cancel them. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:56, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
We've discussed Cussler before, and although we originally zapped almost everything we've allowed a few back in once they've been checked for SF. BLongley 12:13, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

I've cancelled all but "The Templar Legacy", which is already in the DB. As this series is on my TBR list, I will hold off listing them until I've read them. I think they are in a similar vein as the James Rollins' Sigma Five series.--Teddybear 12:31, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


Hello, I've found the cover artist for Schismatrix (Penguin, 1985). It is John Harris, as I found here. Checking, it also appeared to be on the back cover.--Dirk P Broer 08:15, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Skylark of Valeron

Does [this] book really credit Gaughan? Seems that the initials EMSH [Ed Emshwiller] are present according to [this] record. Thanks! --~ Bill, Bluesman 17:50, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

My four Skylark books were all published in 1966 and all have Jack Gaughan listed on the back cover. The DB also has [this] listed as Gaughan.--Teddybear 19:33, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Can you see EMSH on the cover? The identical artwork exists on all but one printing ['70, which does have Gaughan's initials] and the only other [active verifier] is certain the initials are there. Wouldn't be the first time a cover and credit don't match. --~ Bill, Bluesman 20:06, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I can see EMSH on the bottom of the robot on the right.--Teddybear 20:09, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! I will make the changes to the credits and add notes where necessary. --~ Bill, Bluesman 23:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

To Trade the Stars

Hello, Teddybear. I have a copy of To Trade the Stars that you have previously verified. According to ISFDB guidelines, I have to ask your permission to change any of the metadata fields of a publication, so I am asking if I can change the page count from your 495 to 479+[16] to reflect the page counts found at Locus1 and WorldCat. I agree that those genealogy charts are an integral part of the book, if not the series, so a mention in the notes seems appropriate here (adding it as content doesn't seem right as it falls far short of interiorart). Let me know what you think. John - Syzygy 12:43, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Sure. Please also change the notes. There's a 4 missing in front of the 95. Thanks.--Teddybear 01:03, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Done. You can click on the link above to check it out. Syzygy 22:57, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

The Blood Red Game

Can you confirm that your printing of this publication is priced as $1.95? There is another record for one priced at $2.25. In fact, the image linked to your record shows the same one linked to that one showing the $2.25 price. If the price on your copy is correct, add a note that the image is for a later higher-priced image, or upload a scan of yours to the wiki. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:53, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

My copy is $1.95. I will upload a scan to replace the one that's shown.--Teddybear 01:40, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Analog July '96

Please join the discussion for the cover art credit for Analog July 1996 at TPI 's wall since you verified with the designer? instead of cover artist for cover art credit. Thanks! Ofearna 19:10, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Pebble in the Sky

In your verified pub Pebble in the Sky, I changed the publication date of Afterword (Pebble in the Sky) from November 1985, to November 1983, Matching its first appearance in the first Ballantine Books edition. Thanks Kevin 16:47, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

In my copy the afterword is dated November 1982.--Teddybear 00:23, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Also "The Currents of Space" and "The Stars Like Dust" each have an afterword dated the same: November 1982 beneath Isaac Asimov. All my copies are fourth printings.--Teddybear 00:33, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

That's good then. You have the same thing in your books that I have in mine. - Thanks for checking Kevin 01:40, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

3001: The Final Odyssey

Are you certain that this publication doesn't exist? It's possible that the date is wrong, but that there is a printing with this ISBN. Mhhutchins 21:52, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

I've rejected the submission, but changed the date to "unpublished" and made notes about the spurious circumstances about this ISBN. Mhhutchins 13:40, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Evolution's Shore

Scanned a new image and added notes [there were none] to [this] --~ Bill, Bluesman 20:47, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

The Labyrinth of Dreams by Jack L. Chalker

Uploaded new version of cover (wraparound) for this pub BarDenis 19:29, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

An Alien Heat

Replaced the amazon image with a new scan for [this]. --~ Bill, Bluesman 01:36, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

DAW Collectors publication series

I and a couple of other editors are trying to formalize the DAW Collectors Books publication series. The consensus is that we should include only those publications that explicitly list their DAW number, either on the cover, the spine, or the copyright page. This applies to, apparently, all first editions and to some reprint editions, but not to most of the reprints. You have verified several DAW reprint editions where the notes list the DAW number. However, I can't tell from the wording in the notes whether this number is listed because (i) it was actually stated on the book; or (ii) the number was inherited from other editions with the DAW number listed. If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you could check these reprints and when they have the number actually listed, update the notes to reflect that. For example, adding "(on cover)" to a phrase like "DAW Collectors No. 123". The publications you've verified that fall into this scenario are:

Thanks much, Chavey 06:46, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Just came back from vacation. All the above except Gordon R. Dickson's have the collectors number on the covers and some also on the copyright page. I just changed this on the notes today.--Teddybear 19:16, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the help! I added most of those books to the publication series. You didn't actually update the notes about this on Tactics of Mistake or Elric of Melnibone. Had you meant to? Chavey 16:04, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I did not change either of those. This Elric of Melnibone already list the collectors no. in the notes. I can add that the number is also on the cover. The other one Tactics of Mistake notes also already had the collectors no. in the notes, but that number is not on the cover or copyrights page in my copy. Should that be deleted from the notes?--Teddybear 20:20, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Your other DAW books all had notes added as to the DAW number, and presumably you added the notes about the number actually occurring on the cover or on the copyright page, so it would be appropriate to add that statement to Elric. And it's probably appropriate to remove the DAW# notes from "Tactics", since that's not in that publication. Chavey 19:30, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Breaking lines in the note field

Concerning the submission to update this record: I think you meant to break lines between the separate elements of the note field. In order to do this, an entry of the ENTER key on your keyboard will not do this. You have to use an HTML tag to start a new line. The simplest way to do this is to enter <br> (the letters "br" inside pointy brackets) at the end of the line and before you start the next line. Mhhutchins 17:20, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Wear The Butchers' Medal

Hi, I've submitted a change of cover artist for this pub from Harry Benneth to Harry Bennett. I do admit that Bennett's signature looks like Benneth. Horzel 20:35, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Daughter of Elysium

Scanned in a sharper image and expanded the notes for [this] Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:15, 29 August 2012 (UTC)


Re this record: I changed the designation of the Library of Congress catalog number to match the current ISFDB standard (LCCN) and linked it to their website. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:13, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

I did a search and discovered several dozen other records which you verified and that give the number as LCCC. I'm currently in the process of correcting them. Mhhutchins 19:29, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Notification request

If you had read the note at the top of my notification page you would have known that the note about adding an artist credit was left on the wrong page. Please use that page for notification of changes as described. I specifically ask this because I am not notified about changes to that page as I am when there have been messages left on my regular talk page. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:50, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

My edit was for both cover artist and notes. I got confused with the two different yellow box pages.--Teddybear 23:46, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Time Story

This is not a tenth printing. The so-called 'number paragraph' is the same as a number line. If it has 'First printing ... Tenth Printing' the book is a first printing, not a tenth, the same as a number line of 1 ... 10 is a first printing, not a tenth. Fortunately DAW only used this rather odd method for about twenty books. You need to move your PV to [this] record so the undated one can be deleted. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:22, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Done.--Teddybear 15:47, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

American Science Fiction

Thanks for adding OCLC verifications to these records. I've pulled out my Miller/Contento to do some further verification and the first thing I've noticed is that the page count given in the OCLC records do not correspond with Miller/Contento. They use the same method that the ISFDB uses: counting all pages of magazines including the covers. OCLC only gives the last numbered page in their records. I'll work on correcting these the next couple days, and adding short stories that are not included in the OCLC listing. Thanks. Mhhutchins 05:02, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Please also note that here Part 2 credits all covers to Stanley Pitt. Could probably also get missing covers there. Thanks--Teddybear 13:05, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
All the covers are on Galactic Central, a website that allows us to deep-link to their server. So there's no need to get the images from another website and load them to our server. Miller/Contento gives "Safone Jais" credit for some covers. I suppose this is a pseudonym for Pitt, but will have to find another reliable source to confirm this. Mhhutchins 14:42, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
ISFDB has a link for Stanley Pitt to his Wikipedia page that shows his pseudonym Jais Safone.--Teddybear 15:29, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
The Wikipedia page mistakenly reversed the penname. I've corrected it, and then made the ISFDB name into a pseudonym. Mhhutchins 16:03, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Note about OCLC listings

Hi. It's ok to add more information to publication notes, title notes, etc. For example, your note to the moderators about a second OCLC number for The Jewel of the Seven Stars is quite appropriate for the publication notes, so I put it there. The "Note to moderator" section of submissions is not preserved once the submission is processed. --MartyD 10:31, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Linking images on non-ISFDB servers

Please read this help page. Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:59, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

In the case of Spectre Library, not only do they not grant permission, they actively block another server from deep-linking to their files. There's nothing stopping you from downloading the image and then uploading it to the ISFDB server, but make sure the file is within the required limits. Mhhutchins 18:01, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Sorry. I had several web sites open and thought I was linking to Galactic Central. I'll copy the image. Thanks.--Teddybear 18:05, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Uploaded new (wraparound) cover art for The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction BarDenis 19:01, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

When to "Add a Pub", "Add New", "Clone"

As I instructed before ( in this message]), you have to keep in mind which function to use when creating new records. You did a "Add New Novel" function to add a publication of a title already in the database (The Weapons Shops of Isher). I'll accept the submission but ask that you now go back and merge it with the existing title record. Also you entered "?" into the publication number field, which is a character we never use to indicate unknown or uncredited within a data field. Just leave the field blank if you don't know it. I've added the catalog number from Tuck. Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:24, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

The Hell Fruit by Rose

Your submission deletes the wrong record. This one has the correct title and author credit. This one is credited to "Laurence" and the title incorrectly includes a hyphen. But because the second one has notes and a cover image, I'm going to accept your submission, and then update it to give the correct title and author credit. (I'll hold off until you've seen this message.) Mhhutchins 02:02, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Didn't notice the hyphen, and figured it was right since it already had been verified. Don't get the "Laurence" reference, they both say "Laurence"--Teddybear 16:44, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Look again. It's "Lawrence" with a "w". And neither of them have been verified. Mhhutchins 17:19, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I need to look more carefully. I saw "Dragoondelight" three times on the one, not noticing the N/A.--Teddybear 17:26, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
I will accept the submission to delete the duplicate and then make the corrections in the remaining record. Thanks for finding this. Mhhutchins 18:36, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Return to Mars

What is the source for your dating this 1954? The only source you give in the record's note field is the OCLC record which gives a tentative date of 1952. This record is sourced from Reginald's Checklist, also tentatively dating it 1952, and giving the page count as 111, and with no reference to Westward as a pseudonym of Fearn. Tuck positively dates this as 1954, with 111 pages and priced at 1/6. Your source also doesn't give a price, so I have to ask what is your source for the price. If you would give your sources in the note field, I wouldn't have to do question your submissions. Mhhutchins 18:35, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I have an image of the cover showing 1/6. In the note to moderator I have the pseudonym source i.e.,%20John%20Russell--Teddybear 18:46, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
The "Note to Moderator" field should be used to provide additional information for the moderator to help in the decision to accept the submission. This note is seen only by the moderator handling the submission and does not become a visible part of the database record. You can use this field to inform the moderator that you're working from a book-in-hand which will speed up the acceptance of the submission. Do not enter any vital bibliographic information which you believe adds value to the record. This includes the source of the data used to update or create the record. That data should be recorded in the "Note" field. Also, do not ask questions of the moderator in this field. You will get a faster response at the Help Desk. If your source for the price is a scan of the cover, then that should be recorded in the note field, regardless of whether or note a scan of the image is part of the ISFDB record.
So back to the original question: what is the source for the date 1954? Mhhutchins 19:08, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
I assumed the moderated would read the "Note to Moderator" as I was not 100% sure the name was a pseudonym. I will cancel the submission and limit myself to verifications and cover images.--Teddybear 19:22, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Please re-read my last message about the purpose of the "Note to Moderator". Of course, I read it (I mention the pseudonym in my original post). But it did not source the data I'm asking about. What was the point of cancelling the submission? Now I'm going to have to reconstruct it. Why let all the research I did go to waste? Please continue to contribute as you have been, and don't be sensitive about someone asking a question. That's all part of the game. And aren't we all just having fun? Mhhutchins 19:41, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

The disposal of man

Hello, can you have a look at your copy of this magazine to see if Broderick's story is titled _The Disposal Man_ (as entered) or _The Disposal of Man_ (as in this pub) ? Thanks. Hauck 09:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

The Disposal Man is shown both in the index and at the beginning of the story. The illustration is of a man carrying a large bag.--Teddybear 21:07, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Hauck 14:48, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Foundation and Earth

Re: Foundation and Earth
Updating notes.--Astromath 19:54, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

And All the Stars a Stage

Re: And All the Stars a Stage
Adding LCCN to notes. Notifying all verifiers.--Astromath 14:41, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Dark Is the Sun

Re: Dark Is the Sun
Adding LCCN to notes. Notifying all verifiers.--Astromath 14:23, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


Re: Sundiver
The notes say that the artist's signature cannot be found on the cover. I think I found a signature, but I'm not sure. Just beneath the subtitle "The Ultimate Voyage" seems to be a series of letters that I can't read. Just to make sure that it is not an aritfact of my copy, I found another image here. That image also has those same letters. They are very faint. Could you look on your copies to see if they are there as well? I'm notifying the other verifiers of my find.--Astromath 00:25, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Further examination under high def scanning the letters seem to spell Jim something or other. I think it may be Jim Burns who did the cover of the 2nd volume, Startide Rising.--Astromath 00:34, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Re: Starquake
Updating/adding notes. Notifying all verifiers.--Astromath 15:06, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Re: Macroscope
Added artist (& notes) found in this record.--Astromath 19:03, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

The Chaos Weapon

Re: The Chaos Weapon
Adding LCCN to notes. Notifying all verifiers.--Astromath 14:04, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

"First Channel", by Lorrah & Lichtenberg

I added an Amazon cover image to your verified publication, and a note about the cover artist credit. Chavey 08:19, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Exile Waiting

Found a signature on the cover of [this], bottom edge left of the leading figure is 'Kresek' in a faint lilac print, hard to make out. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:57, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

The Catiline Conspiracy

In your verified The Catiline Conspiracy, there is a listing for "The Catiline Conspiracy (maps)" which is marked as an ESSAY. Should this be INTERIORART instead? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:53, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes. I have corrected. Didn't notice when I verified. Thanks.--Teddybear 21:00, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Death's Gray Land

Re: Death's Gray Land
Replacing Amazon image with one of higher quality scanned from personal collection. Adding notes.--Astromath 00:07, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Not Less Than Gods

Adding notes, including OCLC & LCCN, for Not Less Than Gods by Kage Baker, which you secondary verify-ed and I'll supplemental verify. Thanks O'Fearna 02:39, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Exiles at the Well of Souls

Re: Exiles at the Well of Souls & Quest for the Well of Souls & The Return of Nathan Brazil & Twilight at the Well of Souls: The Legacy of Nathan Brazil Added LCCN to notes.--Astromath 23:50, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Cover: Becoming Alien

Hello, can you have a look at your copy of this verified pub to confirm if the artist is credited as "Wayne Barlow" or the usual "Wayne Barlowe". Thanks. Hervé Hauck 11:19, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Copyright page shows Wayne Barlowe.--Teddybear 20:51, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, now corrected. Hauck 21:21, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

I added the Canadian price to your verified

I added the Canadian price to your verified [3]Don Erikson 20:56, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

I added the Canadian price to your verified

I added the Canadian price to your verified [4].Don Erikson 18:48, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

I added the Canadian price to your verified

I added the Canadian price to your verified [5].Don Erikson 22:32, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Wall of the Sky, Wall of the Eye

Replaced the amazon image and added notes to [this]. Also added cover artists from credit on the back cover. --~ Bill, Bluesman 17:27, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

The Engineer ReConditioned

As one of the primary verifiers of this pub, could you please check the note that I posted on the Verifications board a few minutes ago? TIA! Ahasuerus 04:11, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

New Barbarians

Hello, I've replaced the amazon scan and added notes to your verified here. Hauck 16:19, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Tunnel in the Sky

Another set of 'twins', [1] and [2]. Difference is in the notes. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 19:05, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Sisterhood of Dune

After approving your changes to this edition of Sisterhood of Dune I made a couple of corrections:

  • Fixed the HTML code in the Notes field
  • Changed the binding from "pb" to "tp" since, as per Template:PublicationFields:PubFormat, "Any other book that is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep, and is not a hardback, should be entered as "tp"."

(Also, as an FYI, "strippable" vs. returnable", which is how the industry distinguishes between mass market and trade paperbacks, is not used by ISFDB.)

I also have a couple of questions. First, does the full number line really read "0-1" or is it, perhaps, "0-10"? Also, the "Notes" field still says "Data from Amazon (date) and Locus Magazine #625 as of 2013-02-04" even though you have verified the pub. Can we remove this line or is there some additional data provided by Amazon and/or Locus that is not available in the book itself?

TIA! Ahasuerus 01:58, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

The full number line is 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. I will remove the Amazon data line. Thanks--Teddybear 23:20, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Stranger Things Happen

An editor added a later printing of this publication, giving the publisher as "Jelly Ink Book / Small Beer Press" which is the ISFDB standard of entering an imprint and publisher. Does your copy have both the imprint and the publisher stated on the title page, the copyright page, or the spine of the book and/or dustjacket? Mhhutchins 23:36, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

My copy has "small beer press" on the spine and title page. Copyright page has "A Jelly Ink book, Jelly Ink is an imprint of Small Beer Press". I will delete my verification as I just noticed my copy is a 4th printing.--Teddybear 15:42, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Also the notes are not mine.--Teddybear 15:45, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Notes can be added to verified publication records as long as they don't change the other fields. In most cases it is not necessary to inform the original verifier of additional notes. Are any of the notes to the original record incorrect? Mhhutchins 16:55, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I confirmed the notes on the original record are correct.--Teddybear 18:32, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

I added the number line & Canadian price to your verified

I added the number line & Canadian price to your verified [6].Don Erikson 18:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)


I accepted the submission to add this record to the database, but there are a couple of problems. There is no record that this was ever available as a selection of the SFBC. What is your source for this? Also, if it proves not to be a SFBC selection, but still a book club edition, the publisher should be entered as "The Overlook Press / BCE" (note the spaces around the slash). Another thing, we don't use the stated ISBN in a book club edition if it is a reprint of a trade edition which has the same ISBN. We use the book club's identification number which is usually found on the back. It's a seven digit number, probably starting with "13xxxxx" in 2011 printings. That number should go in the ISBN/Catalog # field. You can add the trade edition's ISBN in the Note field.

One last thing: I had to reject the submission to add the trade edition because the data wasn't sourced, and it had very little data. If you don't have time to do some further research and create one, let me know and I'll do it. Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:27, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Submission to update was accepted, but I had to add a "#" before the non-ISBN number in the ISBN/Catalog # field, per ISFDB standards. Thanks. Mhhutchins 23:39, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Please feel free to add the trade editions. I will be sending a cover image later. BTW, a sequel was published called "Screwed".--Teddybear 23:45, 18 September 2013 (UTC)


This record has a nonstandard pub format (hardcover should be entered as "hc", capitalization in this field creates a different format). Also, there is a missing number in the ISBN. Mhhutchins 20:12, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Marching through Georgia

I added the two maps to the contents of Marching through Georgia and one map to the contents of Under the Yoke. Bob 20:51, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

To a Highland Nation

I added a map to the contents of To a Highland Nation and two maps and notes to The Vang: The Military Form. Bob 18:43, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

A Small Colonial War

I added notes and front-end contents to A Small Colonial War. Bob 19:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

I have this submission on hold. Bob's proposed notes include a statement about a numberline indicating a 4th printing: "First Edition" on copyright page. Number line runs from 14 through 4.. I'm wondering if that's true of yours or you each have different printings. Would you please check yours? Thanks. --MartyD 21:15, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
My copy does not have a number line. Only has First Edition: February 1990.--Teddybear 13:20, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
The fourth edition is here[7]. Just one number over.--Teddybear 16:48, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Hah! Thanks. Didn't occur to me to go looking.... --MartyD 00:24, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
I had an idea while leaving Bob a note about this. Maybe some of his proposed edits apply to your first edition, and you'd like to keep them? See this note and let me know here or there. I'm happy to accept the submission and keep whatever you want and remove/revert whatever you don't want. Thanks. --MartyD 00:46, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
My edition has the same content. So it can be added as is. BTW the copyright year is shown as 1989. Don't know if this is relevant.--Teddybear 18:28, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Great, thanks. I accepted Bob's modifications and removed the note about the number line. Please review to make sure all of the other details apply. As for the copyright, it's not unusual for a copyright date to be earlier than the publication date, especially for early-in-the-year publications. A copyright date can help us figure out that the edition statement doesn't apply, if it's later. E.g., if the statement were "First Edition, June 1986" and the copyright said 1989, we'd suspect some sort of revision, published in 1989 or later. --MartyD 12:08, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

SPQR cover art credit

The book [p:360629|SPQR] has cover art by Targete as per Targete's art-book. Susan O'Fearna 06:40, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

And All the Stars a Stage

User Horzel found the artist for this pub here. I added Enric to the record and adapted the notes. Thanks, --Willem H. 14:34, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Gun, with Occasional Music

Added cover scan, LCCN & OCLC links plus some notes to Gun, with Occasional Music.SFJuggler 06:12, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

The Castaways of Tanagar

Have replaced the Amazon image with a scan of my verified copy in The Castaways of Tanagar Prof beard 13:53, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

The Furthest Horizon

Are you sure this book is a hardcover? Mine and others with this ISBN on ABE are trade paperbacks. Thanks for checking. Markwood 05:03, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

You are correct. This is a trade paperback. I will change and add comments. Thanks.--Teddybear 14:02, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

I added the Canadian price to your verified

I added the Canadian price and number line to your verified[8].Don Erikson 20:06, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Please create a copy as my copy has a full first printing line 10-1. Thanks.--Teddybear 14:12, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Date of Double Full Moon Night

Hi. I took a look at Double Full Moon Night, and it looks like the date came from Locus1, so I rejected your submission to change it to 0000-00-00 and added a note as to the source of the date instead. --MartyD 11:08, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Deep Sky

I have added the LCCN to Deep Sky. Hope this is okay. MLB 22:21, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Futures Past

The first two notes in this record should probably be removed. BTW, what is the publication date stated in the book itself? Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:36, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Copyright page has November 2006. I'll make the change and delete the two notes.--Teddybear 01:14, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

The Trojan Colt

Hello, do you happen to know if the publisher for this book could be identical to this one? (I have put it on hold while waiting for an answer). Thanks for finding and adding it, anyway. Stonecreek 19:28, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Seventh Street Books is an imprint of Prometheus Books. I have several books from them. They publish mysteries and thrillers. I can't find any information on 7th Street Press.--Teddybear 01:24, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Okay, they seem to be different, will approve immediately. Thanks, Stonecreek 09:12, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Larry Niven's Rainbow Mars

Please see ISFDB:Community Portal#Larry Niven.27s Rainbow Mars. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:59, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

I added the Canadian price to your verified

I added the Canadian price to your verified[9].Don Erikson 20:10, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


Added notes and a better cover scan to Tesseract.SFJuggler 04:22, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Heavy Metal August 1977

Can you confirm that the art on this issue's cover is a collaborative work by Wrightson and Moebius? I have a copy of this packed away, but I'm pretty certain that I've never seen a cover done by these disparate artists. Mhhutchins 02:27, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

These magazines have both front and back cover. If only the front cover artist is required, I'll delete Moebius.--Teddybear 20:30, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
This came through as two separate coverart credits, not as a collaboration, FWIW. --MartyD 00:26, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Heavy Metal Publication Edits

I rejected your change to two Heavy Metal magazine publication records. Magazine publication titles should contain the month as stated on the cover (though separated by a comma and not a dash; I've updated that). I assume you were trying to consolidate these under the Heavy Metal - 1977 title record. That is done by merging the title records; not by changing the publication record. Publication records and title records are not the same thing and publications have titles that are separate from the title in the title record. I've performed the merge. Hopefully this help, but I know this can be confusing so let me know if you have questions. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:10, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

"The Hermetic Millennia"

Is the shortfiction title in this novel record an excerpt or preview from a novel? If so, please append "(excerpt)" to the title field of the work. Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:35, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I thought I would find "excerpt" under Entry Type. Didn't think to put it in brackets after title.--Teddybear 21:07, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Held submission

I'm holding a submission that wants to change one your PV records. Please join this discussion if you have the time. Mhhutchins 18:20, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

More Than Fire

Added some notes to your verified. Thanks. Linguist 10:10, 21 June 2014 (UTC).

The Instrumentality of Mankind

Uploaded a new cover scan of your verified (better definition). Thanks. Linguist 10:30, 18 July 2014 (UTC).

Flies From the Amber

Added a cover scan to replace the Amazon one for Flies From the Amber. Also added notes about the internal page-numbering and illustrations.SFJuggler 16:20, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

The Fall of Sirius

Added notes about illustrations to The Fall of Sirius.SFJuggler 16:47, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Aggressor Six

Added cover artist note to Aggressor Six.SFJuggler 17:15, 26 July 2014 (UTC)


I expanded the notes of this pub which both of us have verified. This is just a notification, in case you want to double-check the information yourself: Note: At the time of writing the submission is still pending, but I'm confident that it will go through as soon as a moderator finds the time to approve. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 02:06, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

The Fall of the Towers

You have verified this. Please enter the discussion on the community portal whether we can eliminate two title records that are included in your pubs. Thanks, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 18:52, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Jack L. Chalker Priam's Lens

Replaced the Amazon image of Jack L. Chalker's Priam's Lens with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 22:07, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art

I added notes to this verified pub (there were none). Also added the publication month (from the front flap), the foreword and the introduction. --Willem H. 10:35, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Replaced the Amazon image of Frederik Pohl's Gateway with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 13:16, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

The Rise of Endymion

Replaced the Amazon image for this pub that you verified with an ISFDB cover scan. I also added some pub notes. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 12:35, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Earth

Replaced the Amazon image of Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Earth with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 13:55, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Ports of Call

Replaced the ISFDB cover scan for this pub that you verified with a better image. I also added some pub notes. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 14:02, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

David Brin's Heaven's Reach

Replaced the Amazon image of David Brin's Heaven's Reach with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary5 reference. Doug 15:39, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Jack L. Chalker's Vengeance of the Dancing Gods

Replaced the Amazon image of Jack L. Chalker's Vengeance of the Dancing Gods with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary5 reference. Doug 00:26, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Arthur C. Clarke's Garden of Rama

Replaced the Amazon image of Arthur C. Clarke's Garden of Rama with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary4 reference. Doug 15:26, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Alan Dean Foster's The End of the Matter

Replaced the Amazon image of Alan Dean Foster's The End of the Matter with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary4 reference. Doug 13:44, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Alan Dean Foster's Reunion

Replaced the Amazon image of Alan Dean Foster's Reunion with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 13:51, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Orson Scott Card's Shadow of the Hegemon

Replaced the Amazon image of Orson Scott Card's Shadow of the Hegemon with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 21:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Brian Herbert's The Butlerian Jihad

Replaced the Amazon image of Brian Herbert's The Butlerian Jihad with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 18:33, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Julian May's The Adversary

Replaced the Amazon image of Julian May's The Adversary with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary4 reference. Doug 15:21, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Dawn for a Distant Earth

Replaced the Amazon image of L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Dawn for a Distant Earth with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Also updated note with Canadian price and ISBN Doug 16:10, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The Eternity Artifact

Can you verify the Canadian price for this pub of L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The Eternity Artifact? The entry claims a Canadian price of $9.99, but my copy has $10.99, visible on the spine and inside front cover. I will also be checking with other two primary verifiers. Thanks. Doug 16:20, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Verified and updated by Hauck. Doug 16:43, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Dan Simmons' The Fall of Hyperion

Replaced the Amazon image of Dan Simmons' The Fall of Hyperion with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. I also added the Canadian price to the notes. Doug 16:15, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon

Replaced the Amazon image of Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary reference. Doug 18:47, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Schismatrix +

Hello, due to the fact that the novel _Schismatrix_ is included in this book (and its diverse translations), I've changed the type õf the parent type from COLLECTION to OMNIBUS. You'll may need to change the type of the publication that you verified. Hope that you'll agree. Hauck 11:45, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Lawrence Watt-Evans's The Chromosomal Code

Replaced the Amazon image of Lawrence Watt-Evans' The Chromosomal Code with one I scanned. You are listed as Primary3 reference. Doug 15:08, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


I added the Canadian price (C$7.99) and the OCLC to your Primary2 verified pub. fuhsaz 18:43, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Galactic North

I added some notes to this verified pub. The notes were: Data from Locus1 / OCLC 231408135. Thanks, --Willem 09:53, 16 November 2014 (UTC)


Added cover scan and notes to Intruder.SFJuggler 17:46, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


Added cover scan and notes to Renegade.SFJuggler 17:59, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Added review for The Boy Who Discovered the Earth

In my primarily verified July 1956 issue of Astounding.--swfritter 23:33, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Added review for The Boy Who Discovered the Earth

In my primarily verified July 1956 issue of Astounding.--swfritter 23:33, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Change to verified pub

See the Bennet/Bennett post.--swfritter 21:45, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Space Stories, February 1953

FYI, I have added the second Finlay illustration to our mutually verified Space Stories, February 1953. Ahasuerus 03:03, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

As on a Darkling Plain

Hi, I found your cover artist, it is Dean Ellis, look at this title Wenn die Sterne verlöschen for the same picture in mirror-image, where Dean Ellis is credited.--Dirk P Broer 10:32, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

A queston about "The 1972 Annual World's Best SF "

The entry for your verified "The 1972 Annual World's Best SF" [10] states in the notes ""First Printing, May, 1972"; no number line'. My copy which seems to be the same except the copyright page doesn't have a date just the the copyright notice of 1972. Could you check to see if I have a variant? Thanx.Don Erikson 20:29, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

My copy does not show May 1972. Someone else may have entered it.--Teddybear 21:22, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

The Gabble and other stories

I updated this record [11] with an artist and additional note's, thank you. 21:52, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Vertex - October 1973

You are primary verifier (transient) for Vertex OCT 1973. I made a submission to update this publication with added essays and interior art (cartoons), and made changes to title and page designations as per ISFDB guidelines. If you still retain this issue, please review your copy for anything that looks amiss. Thanks. Syzygy 23:41, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Alan Dean Foster's The Light Years Beneath My Feet

Replaced the Amazon image of Alan Dean Foster's The Light Years Beneath My Feet with one I scanned. Added Canadian price to pub notes. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 19:54, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Alan Dean Foster's Lost and Found

Replaced the Amazon image of Alan Dean Foster's Lost and Found with one I scanned. Updated page count for unnumbered pages. You are listed as Primary2 reference. Doug 18:50, 20 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 20:45, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Anne McCaffrey's Freedom's Landing

You're secondary verifier on Freedom's Challenge and I've added some notes/change. 02:06, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

In Endless Twilight

Added cover scan and note to In Endless Twilight.SFJuggler 04:34, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Heavy Metal, September 1977

Hi. Could you check your verified copy of the above and see if the cover artist is actually credited as "Druillet". If so it should have a pseudonym and variant for "Philippe Druillet". Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 18:42, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Table of Contents lists Front Cover by Druillet and Back cover by Moebius.--Teddybear 16:59, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

New cover scan for Tor Icehenge

Replaced the Amazon image for the Tor mass market edition of Icehenge with an actual scan. Thanks, Albinoflea 01:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

The Mutant Weapon vs. Med Service

Please see ISFDB:Community Portal#The Mutant Weapon vs. Med_Service as a primary verifier of Astounding Science Fiction, August 1957. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:46, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Cauldron - Pages and pub notes.

While add. verifying this edition of Cauldron from my copy, I amended the 'Pages' count to allow for "Cauldron (star chart) already in Content to have a page number. Also added/amended pub notes on art/design credit, and the star chart. PV1 is inactive, PVs 2, 3 and P(T) being advised. Astrodan 12:50, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

May 1976 Analog

Please see this discussion regarding proposed changes to the May 1976 issue of Analog. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 23:43, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

And a similar discussion for the 1976 issue. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 00:00, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

August 1962 Analog

I'm adding an illustration that we missed for "The Toughest Opponent" in the August 1962 issue of Analog. It occurs on page 24. I'll also adjust the disambiguation of the subsequent illustrations for that title. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:27, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Gunn Story in August 1955 Astounding

I'm changing the author credit of the James Gunn story, "Feeding Time" appearing in the August 1955 issue of Astounding to "James E. Gunn" as it appears on the title page. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 21:43, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Author's Note for Chalker's 'Quintara Marathon' trilogy

Letting you know I've merged the three "Author's Notes" that appeared in each separate publication of this Jack L. Chalker trilogy (in which we both have one or more verified publications) as they are all the same essay. I've given them the universal title Author's Note (The Quintara Marathon) and merged. A note has been added to this title regarding one very minor text difference, but they are essentially the same essay. Thanks. PeteYoung 14:44, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

September 1977 Analog

I'm making a few changes to the September 1977 issue of Analog:

  • Adding volume and issue number to the notes.
  • Varianting the editorial to Bova (per Miller/Contento)
  • Adding missing illustrations
  • Changed the author of "Have You Been Converted?" to "Rachel Cosgrove" as she is credited on the title page.

Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:09, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Mid-December 1993 Analog

I've added the missing illustration on page 32 and the uncredited humorous piece on page 49 of the Mid-December 1993 issue of Analog. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:17, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Roger Zelazny's "Guns of Avalon"

I had hoped to update the notes for this pub for which you are a primary verifier. The details are in this discussion. Doug 20:34, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Alan Dean Foster's "Quofum"

I added the Canadian price to the notes for Quofum. Doug 20:53, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories

I've added individual interior art records for the stories in my 2nd printing of McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, which you may wish to add to your verified first edition as well. Thanks. PeteYoung 14:02, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Astounding, August 1954

I added the art in the editorial to your verified Astounding, August 1954. Bob 16:30, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Company by Max Barry

Added cover artist, publication date and notes to your verified Company.SFJuggler 17:50, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

The Ends of the Circle

Added a credit for Barberi's map in The Ends of the Circle.--Auric 20:08, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

November 1958 Astounding

I'm adding an illustration that was missed on page 119 of the November 1958 issue of Astounding. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:01, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Chalker's Priam's Lens

Added a better cover scan and Canadian cover price to our verified Priam's Lens. PeteYoung 15:43, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

The Engineer ReConditioned

I would like to make some changes to The Engineer Reconditioned, which was verified by you and several others. Could you please take a look at [this post] and respond there? Thanks so much. BungalowBarbara 04:41, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Adding to notes for Line War by Neal Asher

I have added information to the Notes for your verified copy of Line War by Neal Asher. More detailed information about what is on copyright page & cover. Also updated the link for the BLIC number to one that works (for now, at least). OK? BungalowBarbara 04:37, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Redemption Ark

Replaced the Amazon image for this pub that you verified with an ISFDB cover scan. I also reformatted the pub notes to use a bullet list. Cheers, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 14:18, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


Corrected page numbers and added note about cover artist. [12].--Auric 22:01, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Added cover artist and edition info to The Golden City

I added cover artist und a note about the edition to your primary verified The Golden City. Jens Hitspacebar 13:15, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

The Engines of Dawn

Added the Canadian cover price to our verified pub. PeteYoung 07:47, 9 August 2016 (UTC)


I recently added some content to SPQR II. MLB 05:33, 18 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of Foundation.--Dirk P Broer 01:17, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Elric at the End of Time

Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of Elric at the End of Time.--Dirk P Broer 14:41, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Second Foundation

Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of Second Foundation.--Dirk P Broer 20:48, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Heirs Of Empire

Added some notes and an adjusted page count for this book. MLB 01:31, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Foundation and Empire

Hi, I've imported content for your verified copy of Foundation and Empire.--Dirk P Broer 10:14, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Under the Yoke

Adjusted the page count, added a note, and some content to Under the Yoke. MLB 06:08, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

The Fleet Of Stars

I added a couple of notes to The Fleet Of Stars. MLB 03:23, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Farthest Star

I've added the source of the Cover Artist to Farthest Star. --AndyjMo 18:42, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Changes to John G. Hemry/Jack Campbell pubs

I am changing John G. Hemry's canonical name to Jack Campbell; this is affecting some of your verified publications. --Vasha 17:45, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Arian Andrews, Sr.

I am changing the canonical name of Arlan Andrews Sr. And this is going to affect some of your verified publications such as issues of Analog. Vasha 15:23, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

The Armageddon Inheritance

Replaced the cover art of The Armageddon Inheritance with a scan of my copy. --AndyjMo 12:09, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Heirs of Empire

Replaced the cover art of Heirs of Empire with a scan of my copy. Also added the source of the Cover Artist. --AndyjMo 12:17, 21 May 2017 (UTC)


Please see User_talk:Kraang#Sundiver. --Marc Kupper|talk 07:56, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

J. R. Pierce

Hi, I made a change in Letter (Analog, November 1961) by J. R. Pierce. It is not done by John J. Pierce but by his father, John R. Pierce.--Dirk P Broer 04:16, 10 November 2017 (EST)

Analog July 1975, 'Reference Library' essay credit

Re. this earlier discussion, I've gone ahead and made a change to the author of the 'Reference Library' column for Analog, July 1975. David Langford has pointed out that it was credited to Budrys as a guest writer for that issue. Cheers. PeteYoung 09:46, 13 February 2020 (EST)

Astounding Science Fiction, June 1956

Dave Langford is reporting that the review of "Stories" by "И. Ефремов" on pp. 147-150 of your verified Astounding Science Fiction, June 1956 is by Algis Budrys as opposed to P. Schuyler Miller. The Internet Archive agrees. (Other primary verifiers have been notified.) Ahasuerus 06:57, 8 May 2020 (EDT)

Night of the Dragonstar

Cover artists for this identified as Alan Guitterez. Credit from the same art used on Altan no. 836 ebook from here --Mavmaramis 19:18, 9 May 2020 (EDT)

Credit is actually from the signature on the cover of Night of the Dragonstar and has been entered that way on the pub record. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:12, 9 May 2020 (EDT)

Dan Dare

Added notes and content to this --Mavmaramis 20:15, 16 January 2021 (EST)

The Trigan Empire

Your Chartwell edition of The Trigan Empire has been deleted from ISFDB as being graphic in content only, thus not eligable. --Mavmaramis 16:42, 28 January 2021 (EST)