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Hi, I saw a nice Peter Jones in Stardance, and found the publication month at Amazon.co.uk--Dirk P Broer 22:26, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Replaced the FF scan for your verified The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 3. Hauck 16:57, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I have given "Jacks" as cover artist for Strangers from Earth because you do not want "Jeff Jacks". Still seems a bit silly to me, compared with other signatures that are written out to describe who it is, e.g. "F", "PE" or "PAJ". Nowhere I have seen that Jeff Jacks prefers "Jacks" as his artist name.--Dirk P Broer 11:38, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

And I've seen nothing that even confirms a "Jeff". :-/ I may look inconsistent - I have reworked "F" and "PE" and "PAJ" and even "A" for Chris Achilleos - but I do feel there's a distinction between "Initials only" and an "Abbreviated Name" like "Emsh" or "Powers". It's not my specialist area by any means so if the people that care more can clarify the desired rules I'll happily join in. BLongley 22:55, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I have given "Jacks" as cover artist for The Best of Kuttner 2 as well.--Dirk P Broer 12:18, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Fine by me. BLongley 22:55, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I identified the cover artist of this publication as Eddie Jones, same cover art as the DAW 1974 edition of <a href="http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?240589">The Star Road</a> by Gordon R. Dickson, where Eddie Jones is credited.--Dirk P Broer 15:51, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Added a cover artist credit for your verified Gunner Cade, by "Cyril Judd". The photographer credit was listed in the notes, but recent discussions seem to validate putting photographer credits in the cover artist field, so I moved it there from the notes. Chavey 04:51, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

I emailed the Bruce Pennington website asking for confirmation that he painted the cover of Time and Timothy Grenville, which they confirm he did. I have therefore edited the cover credit on that edition - awaiting acceptance of the edit. Nimravus 22:05, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

I added a bit to the notes of The Best of John Wynndham, 1951-1960, adding yet more confusing stuff for these 1975/76/77 re-publications of the original 1973 publication in one part.--Dirk P Broer 16:01, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

I identified the cover artist for Best of Sci-Fi 3. It is credited to Richard Powers, the same artist that did Great Science Fiction Stories (of which Best of Sci-Fi 3 is a variant title). It all started with a search for the artist of Sabotage 1: Ruimteplatform, a mirror image of the original artwork. Thanks to Willem H..--Dirk P Broer 19:44, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I've made this publication part of the Corgi SF Collector's Library.--Dirk P Broer 08:49, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Found the cover artist for The Asutra. It is Jim Burns. Lay out the series next to each other and you get one picture. Center was already credited to Jim Burns.--Dirk P Broer 19:07, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Interesting. I think I'll have a dig around tomorrow and see if I can patch up the full picture - or are you already working on that? BLongley
here! --Dirk P Broer 23:29, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
And here.--Dirk P Broer 23:42, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
OK, you've convinced me! Such evidence shouldn't be hidden away on this sub-talk page though. If you can't find a better place to put it, tell me where it should go - I think such webpages should be linked to Vance and Burns, and maybe the Series, or a Publication Series... please add a Feature Request or several, I enjoy this stuff although it's not my priority. BTW, have you seen ISFDB:Moderator_noticeboard#Proposed_Make_Variant_Submissions? That was mostly your fault... ;-) BLongley 00:45, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Problem is that this piece of art is Coronet-Durdane specific, so for this particular series as trilogy. There is, at present, no page to connect the total artwork to (there are more publishers that have this series). Normally you can tie the original artwork to a cover page (might be nice but perhaps copyright prevents this), and then give all instances of that piece of art. Here the artwork is split over three books. And that is by no means an unique feat. My Granada original Foundation-trilogy has the same: it is a three-split Chris Foss artwork. My two copies of the Complete Venus Equilateral are also complementary to each other. The latest version of the Greg Mandel trilogy also has one continuous artwork: here.--Dirk P Broer 10:19, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Rather than a feature request I handle things like this by using a publication's Bibliographic Comments section page and then will add notes to the various affected publication records pointing to the Bibliographic Comments page. --Marc Kupper|talk 18:55, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

The cover art for [The Other Side of the Sky] is stolen from a PKD book, which is signed by the artist. Added that and a link to the original. --~ Bill, Bluesman 01:11, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Bill: There is no cover artist detailed on The Orphan, which you've verified, but I have the other two books in this edition of the trilogy and there is a back cover artist credit for Gino D'Achille on them both. As the artwork on The Orphan is clearly by the same hand, would it be OK for me to add D'Achille as artist on The Orphan entry? Nimravus 00:20, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

I'd say so - just note that it isn't actually stated, and give your reasoning. Well spotted! BLongley 15:20, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

I've replaced the cover for The Worlds of Robert Heinlein (NEL 1970 with a scan that gives the whole wrap-around picture (kindly liberated from the Bruce Pennington website). --Dirk P Broer 22:32, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

So long as he doesn't mind. I don't suppose you've persuaded his representative(s) to edit here yet? BLongley 01:23, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Bill, added publication month and -via Bibliographic comments- the original artwork for Capitol (Orit / Futura, 1980) by Orson Scott Card. --Dirk P Broer 14:39, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Publication month April gets confirmed at {http://www.hatrack.com/osc/bibliography/OSC_Publications_List.pdf Orson Scott Card's website]

"Capitol (story collection, science fiction, Ace, mass-market paperback, January 1979; permanently out of print; much material included in The Worthing Saga)
Trade paperback (Baronet, November 1979)
UK edition (Futura/Orbit, April 1980)
German translation: Capitol (Bastei Lübbe)". --Dirk P Broer 17:00, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

The publication month of The Space Guardians (Orbit, 1975) is confirmed on www.space1999.net --Dirk P Broer 15:49, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Locus1 gave us both publication month and artist for Tales From Planet Earth (Legend, 1990). --Dirk P Broer 12:30, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

I found -well, found....- the artist for The Wandering Worlds. It is of course Tim White (see NEL paperback with same title). --Dirk P Broer 09:26, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Found artist for your verified Triplanetary and Meteor and The Earth Trippers and PR #9 and Galactic Patrol and The last starship from earth and Next of Kin and The Dying Earth and Killer Pine and The Last Continent and Children of the Lens and The Dramaturges of Yan and First lensman and Masters of the Vortex.Hauck 10:25, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Another batch : Farewell, Fantastic Venus!, The Voyage of the Space Beagle, The Bicentennial Man, The Secret People, The Purity Plot, Venus Equilateral: Volume One, Mindmix. Hauck 09:48, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Added a publication month per Locus1 for Toolmaker Koan (Orbit, 1988). --Dirk P Broer 09:22, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

I've added to the notes of Dark Space that cover art / cover design looks a lot that done on the #2 of this series. --Dirk P Broer 15:50, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

User:Nimravus found the cover of your verified Dwellers in the Mirage in an on-line collection of Patrick Woodroffe's works and added the artist credit. I added a note as to the source. --MartyD 10:31, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Your Spock Must Die! had a broken cover image. It had linked to Image:SPCKMSTD1970.jpg. It looks like that image had been uploaded in June 2009, at some point your pub record was updated to use it, and then the image was deleted in December 2010. I decided to fix this by pointing your record to the image for the 1st printing which is the same cover. If you decide to grab the book to double-check you may want to add an essay record for the Author's Note(Spock Must Die!) on page ix. --Marc Kupper|talk 18:51, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

I saw your comment on My Name is Legion that while there is no stated cover artist, you thought it looked like the work of Chris Moore. I emailed him and he confirmed that he was, indeed, the artist. I have therefore submitted a credit for him as the cover artist with an appropriate note as to source. Nimravus 22:17, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

I've updated the artist credit for {{P|5705|Bug-Eyed Monsters to Bruce Pennington. You can see a picture him standing in front of the painting at a recent exhibition here: http://beckenhamschoolart.org/News/bruce-pennnington-bsoa-1960-62 Nimravus 23:36, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

I've requested to add Michael Whelan as artist to the covers of http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?12209 "Empire" and http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?191613 "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen" by H. Beam Piper. His sigil is on the top left of the throne on Empire. His sigil is also on the bottom right foot of the throne on Lord Kalvan. Thanks.--Teddybear 20:40, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

The second one also credited in this pubBarDenis 10:52, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Found an image for [Farnham's Freehold], not the best but the only one ... --~ Bill, Bluesman 03:10, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

I've added a month of publication -per Locus1- for The Long Habit of Living. --Dirk P Broer 22:30, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I've added Michael Whelan as artist to "Lord Kalvin of Otherwhen", your verification cgi?191613, his sigil is on the bottom right foot of the throne. He is also credited on cgi?138301 and cgi?356278 --Teddybear 20:41, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Please check your copy of "Empire" cgi?12209 by Beam Piper, I submitted Michael Whelan as artist. His sigil is on the top left side of the throne. Stonecreek is the moderator. Thanks. --Teddybear 20:51, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I've found the cover artist for Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods by Jack Williamson —it's Jim Burns. Gonna add credit. Ofearna 20:07, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

According to Christos Achilleos (aka Chris Achilleos)' website, he did the cover for Brak the Barbarian and 2 other books in this series. Looking through them you've verified Brak the Barbarian without cover artist credit, so I'm adding Christos' as cover artist.Ofearna 19:26, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Added new cover art for "The Other Side of the Sky" by Arthur C. Clarke (1975 and 1975 editions) BarDenis 19:15, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist for Unfamiliar Territory by Robert Silverberg and The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Len -- the artwork appears in his artbook Lighthsip.Ofearna 10:46, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Modified cover artist for Thomas Hubschman - Alpha II, from Rodriguez to Bruce Pennington. Since cover artist credit source was given as unknown, I don't think you'll mind. Horzel 13:51, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist Geoff Taylor for Songs of Stars and Shadows. The Note already mentioned "Cover by David Cox Studios". Horzel 08:03, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist Geoff Taylor for Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings.Ofearna 08:30, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

And I added a note as to the source of the credit. --MartyD 10:18, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist Tony Roberts to A World out of Time (Orbit 1977). Then I found that a variant (Babel-17) of this cover art was attributed to Jim Burns. See here for discussion. Horzel 11:55, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Found a signature on the cover of [The Screaming Face], bottom right corner. --~ Bill, Bluesman 02:19, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Added a cover design credit for your verified pub Fury in the SF Collectors' Editions series; also Delany's The Jewels of Aptor in the same series. PeteYoung 16:19, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Star Trek

I've added James Bama as cover artist to this record. Cover is shown in Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate.--Teddybear 19:01, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist Terry Oakes for The Great White Space by Basil Copper based on cover art credit on this French novel. Horzel 08:16, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

And User:Horzel did likewise to your verified The Dosadi Experiment --MartyD 10:22, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist for Chris Moore to Tik-Tok by John Sladek, same as with this edition.--Dirk P Broer 12:49, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist / photographer to New Moon, based on my verification of a different printing with the same photo. Chavey 04:41, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Uploaded new (wraparound) cover art for Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement and added cover artist (Eddie Jones) from Steve Holland's blog Denis 14:28, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

However, Justin Marriott in "Pennington, A Portrait of a Master Fantasy Artist" (www.thepaperbackfanatic.com, 2012), which containts a long checklist of BP covers, "compiled by Justin Marriott and Steve Lines with assistance by Bruce Pennington", credits this cover to Bruce Pennington. Horzel 11:22, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I'm adding some notes to an entry of mine (Resident Evil: Code: Veronica) and I decided to merge a couple of the artist's titles (Stephen Gardner: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?25954). You entered the second printing of Circus of the Damned and I'm going to merge that artist credit with the first printing as the covers on this site show them to be identical. You can put the kabosh on this if you want. MLB 08:57, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi again. Sorry to bother you, but I found your entry to Exciting Stories of Fantasy and the Future after I had bought a copy and I have posted on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B001KT79HW/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all a fold-out of the wrap-around cover. If you like it, please feel free to use it. Also, this book is part of the Falcon Fiction Club series, whatever that is, so, shouldn't Falcon Fiction Club be listed as a publication series? Forgive me if I'm being too forward. Umm, just curious, but who are these writers? They don't seem to have much of a background in speculative fiction. MLB 12:14, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Only chimera was used for The Malacia Tapestry by Brian W. Aldiss cover from art by Peter Goodfellow (from The Flights of Icarus). Denis 20:30, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Chris Achilleos published the cover art to Time Out of Mind by Richard Cowper, so I can reliably say ^-^ that he's the cover artist and have added notes and credit accordingly. Ofearna 04:30, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Added cover artist (Angus McKie) for The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space. Denis 13:08, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

I found out Chris Moore is the artist for The Proud Robot (Hamlyn, 1983.--Dirk P Broer 15:12, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: Imzadi Replaced Amazon image with one showing correct pricing scanned from personal collection. Added note about number line.--Astromath 00:14, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Welshgriffin has added a cover artist credit based on an email exchange with the artist to your verified Master of Life and Death. --MartyD 12:08, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Welshgriffin has added a cover artist credit based on ownership of the original painting to your verified Star of Gypsies. --MartyD 12:24, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Welshgriffin has added a cover artist credit based on an email exchange with the artist to your verified Tom O'Bedlam. --MartyD 12:28, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Welshgriffin has added a cover artist credit based on its appearance on the artist's website to your verified The Feast of St. Dionysus. --MartyD 12:45, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

I just added cover art credit to The Planet Savers/The Sword of Aldones which you verified with cover artist in notes as ??, but it is Whelan (see notes). Ofearna 02:46, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

I just added cover art credit to The Songs of Distant Earth because the cover you have here is the same art as appears in the art book by Whelan Works of Wonder. Ofearna 03:11, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Added place cover artist credit Peter Elson(back cover) for Across a Billion Years (Magnum 1979).--Dirk P Broer 23:29, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Added the artist, from cover signature, to [Towers of Toron] --~ Bill, Bluesman 04:03, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Just added cover artist G. Wood to this Thongor Against the Gods (Tandem). There's a very small signature in the left margin. Horzel 11:23, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

I just added cover artist Vicente Segrelles to The Knight of the Limits (Fontana 1980). Horzel 22:05, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

I added a hyperlink to http://www.segrelles.com/rights/galeria2_05/pages/CF_188.htm in the note for this credit. --MartyD 11:55, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Born With The Dead

Re [1] The website here [2] confirms the cover artist. Welshgriffin 03:41, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Starborne

Re [3] I own the cover painting and it can be seen here [4] Welshgriffin 05:14, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Added the cover artist to Floating Worlds Stonecreek 14:33, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Added cover artist Bruce Pennington to One Is One (Corgi 1969). Horzel 10:10, 13 March 2013 (UTC)


Thieves' World series (Penguin)

Received this message from Horzel: Hello Dirk, the cover art of Shadows of Sanctuary, Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn and Thieves' World is by Bruce Pennington, according to the checklist in this publication. Horzel 11:36, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

I already thought as much, thanks for the confirmation!--Dirk P Broer 15:12, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Added cover artist Bill Botten to Dark Universe (Sphere 1970). Horzel 11:43, 25 March 2013 (UTC)


Added cover artist (and source for it) to The Green Gene Stonecreek 18:52, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Added an Australian price to your verified The Space Mavericks, also a note re. the unidentified artist's signature visible on the cover. Not one I recognise. PeteYoung 16:25, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Added a NZ price to your verified pub of Donald Kingsbury's Geta, also added a record for the 4 uncredited maps. PeteYoung 16:43, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Added a cover artist credit for your verified The Lani People. PeteYoung 18:16, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks to Horzel's finding and insistence I finally added cover artist Bill Botten to Project Barrier. Stonecreek 13:49, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

I added the artist Les Edwards and an accompanying note to this. Stonecreek 06:34, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

I added other prices (including a weird Irish one at £1.21) to your verified [5].Don Erikson 22:24, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Your note doesn't mention the addition of pub series, but this seemed the most sensible place to note it. I've added a pub series for the Compact Discworld edition of Equal Rites as well as the other 3 they did in the series [6], [7] & [8]. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:27, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

I added cover credit from artist signature for your verified [9].Don Erikson 20:19, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

I added cover artist Stuart Hughes to your verified The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (Pan 1979), credit from harlanellison.com. Horzel 15:14, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Added a cover art credit for your verified Extro, via Chris Moore's book Journeyman. PeteYoung 11:38, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Same with your verified pub The Legacy of Heorot. PeteYoung 09:24, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

And your verified pub of Asimov's The Complete Stories, Volume 2. PeteYoung 10:21, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Brunner's Quicksand

Have adjusted your note for Brunner's Quicksand [10] to reflect my verification of the price from my copy of the book and added a noted to state cover art/design is not credited etcProf beard 15:23, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

I added Mark Salwowski as cover artist to Waldrop's Them Bones. Stonecreek 09:39, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Added a cover art credit and related note to your verified The Mote in God's Eye. PeteYoung 13:07, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Same for John Barnes's Orbital Resonance. PeteYoung 14:16, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

The Deep End

Added a new cover image, if accepted, to The Deep End. I hope this is okay. MLB 10:21, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Have replaced the Amazon image link (which appears to be broken) with a scan of my verified copy in The Same to You Doubled and Other Stories http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?121901 Prof beard 13:31, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Added a cover artist credit for your verified Northern Lights, as appears on various other editions/printings. Thanks. PeteYoung 07:34, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Added a cover artist credit for your verified Cradle, as appears on the first Gollancz edition. Note added. Thanks. PeteYoung 07:46, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Will soon add the cover image to Saint Leibowitz.... I also added the preceding pages to include the map. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 19:56, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Added a cover scan to Dahl's Switch Bitch. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:04, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Added a cover artist credit to Watership Down. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:04, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Replaced the cover of Exiles on Asperus with a wrap-around version.--Dirk P Broer 10:40, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Found cover artist for Lost Dorsai, it is Les Edwards.--Dirk P Broer 21:51, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Replaced cover of this book with full wraparound version. --Mavmaramis 09:34, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with one scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 20:12, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with one scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 18:37, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced cover of this book with full wraparound version. --Mavmaramis 06:34, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with one scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 11:02, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with full wraparound version scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 13:29, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with full wraparound version scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 14:00, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced cover of this book with a better less washed out version scanned from my own copy. --Mavmaramis 18:45, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced cover of this book with full wraparound version. --Mavmaramis 15:50, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with full wraparound version. --Mavmaramis 17:48, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Replaced Amazon cover of this book with full wraparound version. --Mavmaramis 17:53, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Cover artist for http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?201865 is Bob Haberfield. --Zapp 15:27, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Cover artist for http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?130531 is Bob Haberfield. --Zapp 16:34, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Added pub notes and month of year to your PV1 Robots and Empire Astrodan 16:34, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

I've replaced the Amazon cover of The Lion of Comarre & Against the Fall of Night with a scan of my copy (it has the ISBN in the top left). --AndyjMo 12:19, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

I just added cover art credit to Star Trek Log Susan O'Fearna 22:22, 16 September 2020 (EDT)