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Hello, Tkech, 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:

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(done) old note to self

to Hauck I added that "The Protectors of Zendor" by John Morressy in the above issue is a Kedrigern series story. (links to isfdb hopefully helpful.)

However, I failed to put any note to the moderators on my submission - I'm new here. Is it possible for you to check your copy of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2006 for verification? The Kedrigern character name appeared in the first paragraph. I can see you do *tons* of work with your collection, so please accept my apologies for asking.

First submission

That change you mention above was fine. I found some secondary sources corroborating it. Best of all (from a moderator's point of view) is that your inclination to check with/notify the verifier is spot on! That's usually something we have to encourage people to do. We communicate to others by leaving notes on their "talk" pages -- the "discussion" tab when you go to their user page. I've pointed Hauck here to your note to yourself. Thanks for contributing! --MartyD 01:25, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

I second the thanks. Hauck 07:26, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

The hard rejects

There was nothing wrong with the updates but I approved your other submission first and then merged all titles where they belonged - which left the other two not viable - the title they contained does not exist after the merge. Thanks for finding the problem with The Mage Storms. Annie 05:29, 10 February 2021 (EST)

(done) Fantastyka Wydanie Specjalne 9

Tried to add translators to and I guess it went REALLY badly when it showed the "proposed changes" and "warning" page. Seems to be a problem with polish letters? Hopefully. ~me

Edit was accepted woo! Tkech 20:27, 2 September 2022 (EDT)

Nowa Fantastyka 9 (96) 1990

New publication

Okay I found The Curse ("Klątwa" translated by Sławomir Kędzierski) by William King (the old one, not the new one.) They had it in the Polish list three ways. The English name of the story is Wolf Riders

Garry Kilworth White Noise

David Brin "Old is Beautiful" is actually The Practice Effect. Only trouble is they published the novel here in three parts. ~me

Yay, new publication accepted!
Now I need to figure out how to "merge"(? connect? add?) these translations into the existing English entries. Tkech 20:27, 2 September 2022 (EDT)

Additional note: Kwestia Ceny in this 1990 publication is a new entry for the existing Kwestia Ceny (erroneously dated 1993!)
And it's actually the reason for posting this whole magazine. I KNEW some of The Witcher short stories had been previously published in magazines before the currently listed collections were published. I have two more but wanted to see how this went, first. And the absolute FIRST Witcher collection in Poland was in 1990; see below. Tkech 20:48, 2 September 2022 (EDT)
(YES I post comments on my own Talk page, why the heck not, lol?!)

A few useful tips when working on translations and short fiction.
  • If the record already exists but you added instead of importing, you need to merge. If it is an exact match, the Find Duplicates on the left menu of any publication will find it. For example for "Nowa Fantastyka 9 (96) 1990", it gets you this. Select, pick the correct values where they are different (date for example) and submit. On approval, they will get merged. If the duplicate finder cannot find them because they are slightly different:
  • If one of them is simply wrong, you can get to the merge screen via the author page (look at the left menu, there is a duplicate finder there and it can be tweaked to find "similar" titles) or via Advanced search
  • If it is the same story but there is a difference in the title, author name or language, it is a variant.
  • For variants: open the title you want to variant (the translation or the new name). In a separate tab (or before that), locate the original and get the ID of the original title from the top right corner. Now in the translation record, look at the left menu again and locate "Make This Title a Variant". Click on it. You want Option 1 inside of it. Use the ID you collected. The stories are now connected :)
    • If the original does not exist yet, you use the same page, just Option 2. The help page for the two options of varianting is her.
Let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns. Annie 22:26, 2 September 2022 (EDT)

Wiedźmin (1990) (actual first collection of The Witcher)

New Collection

For reference see polish language SF database site and click on the Contents tab (Zawartość) ~me

Note that this old collection predates the ones already listed (Sword of Destiny 1992 and The Last Wish 1993). Tkech 20:48, 2 September 2022 (EDT)

Nowa Fantastyka 3 (90) 1990

from me: cover artist Chris Moore (name conflict Eddie Jones) looks like could be either one. The source website ( is no help. Neither one has worked on Polish publications, both have worked on German publications, and I'm sure that's meaningless anyway. Tkech (talk)

Dee Shull

Greetings, This submission was rejected, but I have made the changes you outlined. Here is the result. Perhaps you could add a note of explanation. Let me know if something doesn't look correct. John Scifibones 13:51, 14 February 2024 (EST)

Anything with Nothing: All-New Tales of Valdemar

I approved your submission adding the contents to Anything with Nothing: All-New Tales of Valdemar. I made the following changes.

  • Restored the subtitle.
  • Corrected a couple case errors.
  • Added page numbers and length.

Ask if you have any questions, John Scifibones 14:09, 14 February 2024 (EST)