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Hello, Thomas64, 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 18:24, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Dawn of Flame

Thanks for adding the pagination and content to this record. I've disambiguated the foreword, per ISFDB standards, by adding the title of the book parenthetically. If you have a copy of the book, please do a primary verification (linked in the Welcome section above.) Thanks again, and welcome to the ISFDB. Mhhutchins 18:26, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

"Revolution of 1950"

I accepted the submission adding a variant title to this title. Will you be adding a publication of the story using that title and author credit? If so, it's better to create the record by adding the publication and then making the new title record into a variant of the original title. At the moment we have a similar title record (Revolution of 1960) which is only credited to Weinbaum. Do you know if this is the same story that was credited to Farley and Weinbaum in 1938 under the title of "Revolution of 1950"? Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:21, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Your subsequent submission made it clear what you were attempting to do. Now I understand how you wanted to correct the title as it was published in this collection. You will now have to merge this new title record with the one you created in the previous submission. If you need help in how to do this, just ask here. I'm not even sure if you've found your talk page yet. Mhhutchins 20:25, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

The Red Peri

I accepted the submission to this record that replaces "Revolution of 1950" with "Revolution of 1960". You may (or not) have noticed that the record has been primary verified by two other editors. In the case that you notice that a primary-verified record doesn't match your copy of the book, it is ISFDB policy to first notify the primary verifiers to discuss the situation before submitting a change in the record. (See the link above in the Welcome section, about primary verification.) Editors have differing levels of notification, which may be posted on their user talk page. I will tell both of the verifiers of this record of your change and let them determine if their copies agree with the change. In the future, primary verifiers must be notified first, unless the change is exempted under their own preferences. Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:22, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry; I'll be more careful in future. I had the book in hand and double checked both the contents page and the story page before making the changes. But I'll be sure to notify editors in future. I will wait to see if there is any objection raised before removing "Revolution of 1950."thomas64 22:46, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
It was just a matter of protocol. Nothing to worry about. One editor has confirmed that your changes are correct. I'll remove the wrong title. Good job. Keep it up. Mhhutchins 02:29, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Startling Stories, May 1940

I accepted the submission to update this pub, but saw that you'd made an error common to new editors: you overwrote a content record (for "The New Frontier") into a new title ("Meet the Author"). In this case there was no harm in doing this, but many times this might cause problems, especially if the record you're overwriting was in a series. In the future, just add a new content record, and then use the "Remove Title from This Pub" function to get rid of the old one. Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:26, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

One other thing I forgot to add: column titles should be disambiguated by adding parenthetically the title of the issue. For example: "The Ether Vibrates", a regular column, should be titled "The Ether Vibrates (Startling Stories, May 1940)". That way there's not duplicate titles on Weisinger's author page which might mistakenly be merged. (I think "Thrills in Science" was also a regular column.) Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:29, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

I seem to be causing you more problems than I'm worth. I've added the parenthetical information, and also a couple of uncredited drawings. I will try to be careful about this in the future.thomas64 04:55, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Every mistake you've made has been made by plenty other new editors, even me. Please don't let this discourage you. You learning by doing, even when you make mistakes. Please continue to submit and I promise you'll pick up if you stick with it (and us!) Your work is appreciated. Mhhutchins 05:01, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

The Eyrie

Hello, Thomas. I put your submission on hold, because I don't understand the motivation behind your request of change. We only do add a sort of commentary in brackets if there is another work by the same author with the exact (or nearly exact) same title. It's quite often used with for example essay series, but to me this doesn't seem to be the case here. Stonecreek 09:13, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

It was a regular feature that I don't seem to have handled right. I will correct it.

Verification of records

Please do a primary verification of the records for Unknown that you're updating, if you have the copies. If you don't, please give your source in the note field. Thanks. Mhhutchins 05:35, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

If I don't have the publication, I'm probably going to let it alone. This has given me an excuse to dig through my rather small collection of pulps. I just finished verifying.thomas64 05:46, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Unknown, June 1941

I've made some changes in your verified record of this issue.

  • In the header info, I added the publisher and binding, and changed the page count to 164 (we count covers in magazine).
  • Added the additional interior art pieces for each story. This isn't mandatory in order to verify a record, but it's useful to some db users.
  • Changed the name of the story "Shape of Things" (contents page title) to "The Shape of Things" (title page title) per ISFDB standards.
  • Changed the author credit for "And Having Writ" from "uncredited" to "various". This is the standard for letter columns that credit several letter writers. If one of the letters is from a well-known person, you can create a separate record, using the form "Letter (Title of Magazine)".

I also added a few notes to the record and did a transient verification of the record. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:11, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

I've correct some page number and added a lot of interior art. ChanurBe 14:48, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Removing the white frame around Amazon images

I approved the submission adding this record, but you'll notice a white frame to the left and right of the image. This is easily removed: Copy the original URL and remove all characters between the last dot (.) and the previous one, leaving one dot before the file extension. In this case you'd enter the URL as Look at the difference between the two images: here and here. Pretty neat trick, don't you think. This is pointed out on the help page for image-linking permissions under Amazon's listing. Thanks. Mhhutchins 05:45, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Do the same thing with the URL link to the Amazon image in this record. Mhhutchins 05:52, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Wonder Stories Quarterly, Winter 1932

You added a record to this pub for a piece titled "Wanted--More Plots". Does the actual title use two dashes? Or is it a single long dash (an emdash) like this one: — ? If so, the character can be entered by holding down the ALT key and entering 0151 on the numeric keypad. Thanks. Mhhutchins 05:03, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm holding the submission to change the two dashes to a colon. Is that your intention? Please respond here on your user talk page and I'll accept the submission. Just click on the [edit] link to the right of this message, type your response in the window that opens, sign your message with four tildes (~~~~), and then save the page. Thanks. Mhhutchins 05:33, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes. I accidentally typed the wrong punctuation. Sorry. thomas64 06:25, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Unknown Fantasy Fiction, August 1940

For your verified pub, I've correct some page numbers and added a lot of interior art. Thanks. ChanurBe 17:21, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Unknown Worlds, June 1942

For your verified pub, I've correct some page numbers and added interior art. ChanurBe 22:00, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two

Replaced the amazon scan for your verified here. Hauck 13:34, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1939

There is an essay titled "As Williamson Sees Himself", reprinted in The Crucible of Power that states that it was originally printed in the June 1939 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. You don't have this essay listed. Could you double check if the essay appears in the magazine. I would guess that it may be introductory material for Williamson's story in that issue, but that's pure speculation. It's also possible that it may be under a different title or even untitled. It's a fairly short biographical sketch. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 23:40, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

I'll try to check. It's likely part of "Meet Our Science Fiction Family." thomas64 14:51, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Found it. thomas64 00:58, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

"No Good From a Corpse", by Leigh Brackett

I added several notes to your verified publication, and corrected the errors indicated by the 2nd and 3rd note, i.e. inconsistencies in the table of contents. Chavey 23:57, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Amazing Stories Verifications

You have verified Amazing Stories Quarterly, Fall 1929 and Wonder Stories Quarterly, Fall 1932. A prior editor had added the contents based on reference sources (Bleiler/Gernsback & Miller/Contento) and included notes stating such. As the verification is to show that the information matches the publication, these notes are no longer needed. I have removed the notes stating the source is an external reference. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:55, 26 December 2012 (UTC)


You entered several content records in this publication record, giving "Untitled" as the title of the work. It is ISFDB policy to title an INTERIORART record for the work which it illustrates. If the work doesn't illustrate a specific work (whether it's fiction, poetry or essay), the it is given the title of the container publication, i.e. the name of the ANTHOLOGY, COLLECTION, or MAGAZINE. The second of such work in a given publication by the same artist is disambiguated by adding the bracketed number [2] to the title, and each additional such work is given the next number. Mhhutchins 15:37, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

The Night Side

I expanded the notes to Derleth's The Night Side. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:28, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Weird Tales, November 1937

I've made several changes to the November 1937 issue of Weird Tales. I've expanded the notes. I've increased the page count to account for the covers. I've changed the cover artist credit to "M. Brunadge" as she is credited in the table of contents. I've changed the page numbers of the interior art to the page where they actually occur. I've added missing artwork and letters and the "Coming Next Month" essay. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:04, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

The Dunwich Horror and Other Weird Tales

I've expanded the notes for The Dunwich Horror and Other Weird Tales noting some secondary sources. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:26, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

A Martian Odyssey and Other Science Fiction Tales - Stanley G. Weinbaum

I added a cover scan to A Martian Odyssey and Other Science Fiction Tales. You might want to check the page count. I came out at xxix+555+[3]. "The Last Martian is on page [556] (which is in your listing as 556) and pages [557] and [558] are acknowledgements. My copy also has a subtitle: "The Collected Short Stories of Stanley G. Weinbaum."SFJuggler 04:47, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Weird Tales, March 1935

I've made several changes to the March 1935 issue of Weird Tales. I've expanded the notes. I've increased the page count to account for the covers. I've changed the cover artist credit to "M. Brunadge" as she is credited in the table of contents. I've added missing artwork and letters and the "Coming Next Month" essay. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:25, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm making another pass of these and I added links to the previous and subsequent issues to this record. Thanks.--Ron ~ RtraceTalk 20:18, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
I've made a similar addition to the notes of the November 1937 issue. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:54, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Unknown Worlds, June 1942

I've corrected the page count of the June 1942 issue of Unknown Worlds. I also changed the credit of the illustration on page 88 to Cartier as it is clearly signed by him. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:44, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Canonical name for T. O'Connor Sloane

Please see this disucssion regarding the canonical name of T. O'Connor Sloane. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:09, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Fantastic Adventures, September 1939

For Fantastic Adventures, September 1939 I'd like to: 1) Change uncredited artist to Jay Jackson pg. 6 for "Horror Out of Carthage". His sig can be read on pg. 17, and knowing that can be barely made out on pg. 6. 2) Add second Jackson artwork on pg. 17 (same story) 3) Add second uncredited artwork pg. 39 "Golden Girl of Kalendar" 4) For "Introducing the Author", add content for each entry written by the separate artists as essays. 5) Add letter from "Jerry Bixby" (Jerome Bixby) Thanks, Doug Vornoff 21:21, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

This editor has been inactive for more than a year, so please make the submission to update the record. Remember to give the signatures as the source for the art credit in the Note field. Also, enter the letter as credited and then variant it to the canonical author. Thanks. Mhhutchins 23:01, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Done, except for varianting. Doug/Vornoff 02:38, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

The Black Star Passes

Added better cover to The Black Star Passes.SFJuggler 18:56, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Wonder Stories Quarterly, Winter 1932

Updated some details to this publication, including changing names to the names credited in the publication. Ldb001 16:01, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Wonder Stories Quarterly, Fall 1932

Corrected price and format of this publication, and changed some author names to agree with those actually credited in the magazine. Ldb001 16:03, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Amazing Stories Quarterly, Fall 1929

Added a Note about publication date, from copyright registration.