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Thanks. Susan


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Rat Tales

Would you mind double checking the credit for the story on page 39 of Rat Tales? We are currently showing the second author as by his full name (including middle name) with a variant to his 'normal' name. The author is claiming he never used his full name in publication. If you could double check if this is a database error or the author is mistaken, it would be appreciated. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:27, 20 June 2021 (EDT)

I'm moving a ton of books around... when Rat Tales pops back up, I'll check it ! Susan O'Fearna 14:42, 20 June 2021 (EDT)


Hi Susan. Can you check the essay on page 7 of Malefic? Is it really credited to "Miguelanx Prado" or is it "Miguelanxo Prado". In any case, it should be varianted to Paisajes con Figura. Thanks, --Willem 15:14, 22 November 2021 (EST)

Everdark Cursed


I had to reject this one - books more than 90 days in the future are not eligible to be added per our ROA (and any time we make an exception, we end up spending a lot of time updating the book because schedules change and things get shifted, renamed, change covers and what's not). Additionally, a primary verification means you have the book so even if you decide to add in a few months when it is closer to the date, please do not verify until you actually GET the book :)

PS: Hope you are feeling somewhat better! Annie 21:34, 17 February 2022 (EST)

I did pre-order it and I have the ARC, but OK... we'll wait :-) - you can read the user page here to see latest update on local medical establishment trying to KILL me Susan O'Fearna 21:48, 17 February 2022 (EST)
Well... if you verify from an ARC, that needs to be mentioned in the notes because books change between ARCs and actual publications. And even with an Arc, the 90 days rule apply - ARC is not a publication under our standards technically :)
That's why I said that I hope you are feeling better - I saw your notes there :) Annie 22:05, 17 February 2022 (EST)
When it is closet to release my pre-order will send me a notification; I'll wait till then to add it (again) Susan O'Fearna 22:09, 17 February 2022 (EST)
If you ping me, I can resurrect this submission as well. I just cannot approve it now. :) Annie 22:10, 17 February 2022 (EST)
the book is now officially out not just that ARC not sure if this is what you mean by ping you... Susan O'Fearna 23:22, 19 August 2022 (EDT)

Kitty's Big Trouble / cover image

My copy of Kitty's Big Trouble uses a metallic yellow ink for the title on cover. The image you uploaded appears to be a non-metallic ink. What does your book show? --Glenn 15:27, 5 March 2022 (EST)

hah, see, I finally checked! metallic ink, just a pain to scan so I used the one from amazon Susan O'Fearna 00:51, 20 August 2022 (EDT)

Bell's Beauty and the Steel Beast

Hi Susan -

I'm going to add a disambiguator ("[2]") to the second instance of Julie Bell's "Beauty and the Steel Beast" in this publication. This is how we usually handle multiple instances of artwork with the same title. It will also prevent the software from trying to merge this title with its parent. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:54, 19 March 2022 (EDT)

cool Susan O'Fearna 19:31, 19 March 2022 (EDT)
upon review, it's the same piece of art with the same title appearing 3 durn times Susan O'Fearna 23:25, 19 August 2022 (EDT)

Nevermore; I imported contents to the TP edition because there's a copy on and added the Morrell bonus story mentioned in the note here; I also discovered 1 title (by Uwe Sommerlad) and 3 names (Weekes, Rhoads, and Petersen) were entered incorrectly, so I fixed those. --Username 07:55, 28 April 2022 (EDT)

Cool, I'll look those over after work... Susan O'Fearna 09:42, 28 April 2022 (EDT)

Art of John Bolton; Awaiting approval for this edit. I added 2 Archive links and the price, and fixed cover art date which I assume was a mistake. There are other prices on the back cover but since I'm not sure what country some of them are I didn't enter those, in case you want to. --Username 09:34, 1 July 2022 (EDT)

LMK when your edit is liked and I'll find my copy and check it against... Susan O'Fearna 17:27, 9 July 2022 (EDT)
It was approved on July 4; --Username 18:17, 9 July 2022 (EDT)

Way Wavy; I changed it to "Wavy" since that's what it says in the alternate title. --Username 13:17, 9 July 2022 (EDT)

Perfect, it must still be pending b/c it now says WAY, silly typos Susan O'Fearna 17:25, 9 July 2022 (EDT)
Yes, when I write notes to people my edits are sometimes still awaiting approval. Also, you seem to have PV other Jim Warren art books, so I noticed Nosfaratu, which should probably be Nosferatu, and MagicatsII which should probably be Magicats II. Those are the only ones I noticed, but I didn't do a thorough search and didn't do edits to fix them. --Username 18:03, 9 July 2022 (EDT)

Ceremonies; I just added OL link to the Bantam copy on, and the other non-PV Bantam edition, entered by you in 2016, has the same date but a higher price. Is it possible that was a mistake, in which case that edition could be deleted since the correctly priced edition is here and PV by 2 people? EDIT: I noticed your ISBN is different, too, but it doesn't seem to lead to Klein's book on Amazon and elsewhere, regardless of what it says on their pages, but rather some book called Maximum Impact by Jean Heller, so I have no real clue what's up. --Username 21:11, 20 July 2022 (EDT)

Amaranth; Should publisher be this, Editor also edited all of those magazine issues. --Username 08:58, 27 July 2022 (EDT)

Possibly, I just entered it from the copyright blurb Susan O'Fearna 15:17, 4 August 2022 (EDT)

Tomorrow, June 1996; I added stories' # using copy on, added Archive link, corrected Carrabis name to how it appears on story page, and added some notes. --Username 14:53, 5 August 2022 (EDT)

The Urban Fantasy Anthology

I approved your submission creating The Urban Fantasy Anthology ebook. I removed the tp ISBN. What are you trying to do with the page numbers? Please fix. John Scifibones 12:56, 18 August 2022 (EDT)

it's an ebook with the same ISBN as the print edition, but there are of course no page numbers so I used the % location... Susan O'Fearna 16:56, 18 August 2022 (EDT)
The ebook does not have the same ISBN as the print edition. According to the publisher, the ISBN for the ebook is 9781616960629. From the help section for content tile page numbers, "Unpaginated publications, like ebooks or audio recordings. In these cases, enter the pipe first and then proceed to number each content in the order in which they appear. Will you make the corrections or do you prefer that I do it? John Scifibones 17:17, 18 August 2022 (EDT)
the copyright screen on the ebook has the ISBN I entered, but if there's a different one at their website, excellent! Susan O'Fearna 22:30, 18 August 2022 (EDT)
Approved, Thank you. John Scifibones 09:30, 19 August 2022 (EDT)

Tales from Plexis

I'm holding this submission which would make the series part of the pub title. The author's webpage clearly shows what is the series and what is the title. John Scifibones 15:01, 22 August 2022 (EDT)

I'm going off the copyright and title page... Susan O'Fearna (talk) 12:02, 11 September 2022 (EDT)

Weird Business; Archive copy from 2011 so I added a link and also added intro by Lansdale. --Username 13:41, 4 September 2022 (EDT)

Master of Fantasy Art

I recently acquired a pub with the same title, Master of Fantasy Art, but with a different publisher. I found the copyright information on the page following the introduction. Does it also appear there in your pub? Bob (talk) 18:27, 8 September 2022 (EDT)

Property Condemned; I recently added the page numbers to Mister October, HC edition, and saw that J. Maberry's story had Pine Deep in the subtitle, not Deep Pine, which makes sense as Pine Deep is the name of the series. You PV 3 collections where the story appeared, so can you verify my change to Pine Deep was correct? --Username (talk) 19:15, 9 September 2022 (EDT)

Pine Deep sounds right Susan O'Fearna (talk) 22:51, 3 December 2022 (EST)

Frostbite; I added $14.00 price to this; it's mentioned on the back of proof copy uploaded in 2010 and in many reviews online. --Username (talk) 15:14, 12 October 2022 (EDT)


Susan O'Fearna (talk) 09:48, 22 November 2022 (EST)

Rapunzel - The True Story

I'd like to change the dash in the title in Rotten Relations to an m-dash. --Glenn (talk) 18:28, 26 November 2022 (EST)

Sure, knock yourself out Susan O'Fearna (talk) 22:51, 3 December 2022 (EST)


I'm holding this submission that would add titles to your verified Cursed. This matches the current version of the ebook based on the Amazon Look Inside, but given publishers release different versions, can you please confirm your version has these also? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:58, 28 December 2022 (EST)

Oh, nice! those titles are in my ebook! you should approve it Susan O'Fearna (talk) 23:09, 29 December 2022 (EST)

Catalyst; Copy was uploaded on 4 years ago (it's one of those weird cases where it's only linked from Open Library,, last numbered page seems to be 171, not 174, so if your PV copy says the same you may want to fix that. I've made an edit adding the Archive link which should be approved soon so there's no need for you to add that. --Username (talk) 20:48, 15 January 2023 (EST)

All my books have been moved to my garage as I had the roommate from hell and we had to replace entire WALLS, so I can't check till I can haul all my stuff back in the house - and surgery that got screwed up in 2022 makes that a while... Susan O'Fearna (talk) 22:17, 16 January 2023 (EST)

Lansdale's Savage Season

Hi Susan -

I believe you had mentioned in another thread that your books were in storage. When you have access to them again, could you double check the ISBN for Lansdale's Savage Season. I added the Worldcat number for this one, but it has a different ISBN, 0929480538 (or perhaps 092948052X, but I think that's for the slipcased edition). The ISBN we have, 0-929480-22-8, matches the one listed in Locus1, which is likely the source for our record (It predates your verification). While I suspect that one of the secondary sources is incorrect, I suppose it is possible that the book bears multiple ISBNs. Once you can verify what's in the book, we can add a note explaining the discrepancy. Thanks for checking, though I know it may be a while. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 09:13, 22 January 2023 (EST)

I'll check when I can Susan O'Fearna (talk) 16:12, 22 February 2023 (EST)

Jim Warren's Bizarre; Is there an extra Beyond in the title? It's there 4 times on the page, but the promo in the contents only has 1 Beyond and so does the cover image. --Username (talk) 00:50, 27 January 2023 (EST)

You're right! There's too may "Beyond"s... dammit! Susan O'Fearna (talk) 18:18, 28 January 2023 (EST)
OK, so you as PV are going to fix that, right? --Username (talk) 18:34, 28 January 2023 (EST)

Year of the Lucy; I added cover artist, Tom Galasinski, from back flap of copy in a (pending) edit. --Username (talk) 19:05, 6 February 2023 (EST)

cool thanxSusan O'Fearna (talk) 20:44, 7 February 2023 (EST)

Warrior's Woman printing and date.

Hi Susan -

Your verified publication of Johanna Lindsey's Warrior's Legacy is dated June 1990 and has a note from the copyright page stating that it is the date of the First Avon Printing. However, there is an additional note stating "RA 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3" which to me looks like a number line indicating the 3rd printing. There is a scan of the first printing which has a full numberline. I'm going to clone your publication to create a record for the first printing. I think the date on your record should be changed to unknown (0000-00-00) unless you have further information that the first three printings were all published in June 1990. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:53, 20 February 2023 (EST)

your plan seems fine - these are more romance than scifi really but actually do belong here... Susan O'Fearna (talk) 16:13, 22 February 2023 (EST)

Return To Avalon; It's Pallencar in the book, shouldn't that be the name here and made a variant of his real name? Also, the last 2 pages are unnumbered and just a list of contributors, not even mentioned on contents page, shouldn't page count be 398? --Username (talk) 11:15, 26 February 2023 (EST)

make and annotate any changes you feel are necessary - I still can't get to my books post-surgery with another probable in the near future Susan O'Fearna (talk) 11:28, 26 February 2023 (EST)

Best of MZBF II; I assume the 2 wrong names in the essays were entry mistakes and not actually in the book, right? --Username (talk) 11:36, 9 March 2023 (EST)

I corrected the one I saw that was wrong... (eluki bes shahar)... what other one? (thanks) Susan O'Fearna (talk) 03:06, 13 March 2023 (EDT)
The other one that was in the link I provided to you at the top of this message where I corrected both of them; the backlog of pending edits has grown so huge again that you had time to answer and correct something yourself before a moderator could even approve my edit, so correct the other one so I can cancel my edit now. --Username (talk) 07:27, 13 March 2023 (EDT)
what other one? Susan O'Fearna (talk) 23:46, 13 March 2023 (EDT)
There's only 2 essay fixes in my edit, the one for the author who writes their name in lowercase, which you said above has been corrected, and the other one, Stickland to Strickland. Click the link at the beginning of this discussion and you'll see it. --Username (talk) 00:07, 14 March 2023 (EDT)
oh, well then that submission should be approved.. great changes! Susan O'Fearna (talk) 00:12, 14 March 2023 (EDT)

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

Hi, Susan! I added the day of publication to this: at least OCLC gives the year 2017, and it should be published simultaneous to the first print edition. Christian Stonecreek (talk) 09:16, 10 March 2023 (EST)

Cool, i got it (and many others) from HumbleBundle so didn't have any idea when it was actually published Susan O'Fearna (talk) 03:06, 13 March 2023 (EDT)

MZBF Story; I randomly saw this and checked the archived copy because I was sure it was supposed to be Moat; turns out it is Moa (some kind of bird) but it also turns out title is different on contents page vs. story page, Supposed being Suppose, so I've made an edit (awaiting approval) changing it to Suppose. I assume your copy is the same. I didn't leave a note in the magazine's record about the difference but you may want to and may also want to double-check to make sure there are no other differences that need fixing. --Username (talk) 09:52, 19 April 2023 (EDT)

It's a one-page short-short... and it's definitely MOA as in the extinct giant carniverous bird Susan O'Fearna (talk) 02:36, 20 April 2023 (EDT)

Damnation; All other issues on ISFDB are published by Books, not Press. Can you check and fix if necessary? --Username (talk) 11:05, 23 April 2023 (EDT)

I can't get *to* my stuff, but I'll change it per your recommendation Susan O'Fearna (talk) 01:23, 24 April 2023 (EDT)
OK, but I see from an online search that many sites refer to the publisher (apparently one of several over the magazine's history) as Damnation Press while many other sites refer to it as Damnation Books. So I wonder if their name changed somewhere along the way; it would still be good if you could check this issue and any other issues you may have PV when you get a chance to verify how they were named inside the issues since online info can't be trusted. --Username (talk) 09:40, 24 April 2023 (EDT)

Schoolbooks & Sorcery / Riverdale Avenue Book(s)

Hi, I've taken the liberty of making a minor edit to one of your pubs. It had "Riverdale Avenue Book" as the publisher, and was the only pub against that publisher. As "Riverdale Avenue Books" was copied into the pub note, I've assumed the publisher field was just a data entry slip of the keyboard, and added the "s" to switch it to a publisher with many other books. Hope this isn't a problem. Thanks ErsatzCulture (talk) 11:57, 15 May 2023 (EDT)

Cool, thanks Susan O'Fearna (talk) 22:54, 16 May 2023 (EDT)

Dark Swan Bundle; I've been fixing the few Zebra Books on ISFDB that should be by their later name,, so your PV should probably change publisher's name to the latter. --Username (talk) 11:56, 23 May 2023 (EDT)

I PVd it as it appeared when it was published. If you think it should be changed, go head. Susan O'Fearna (talk) 00:43, 25 May 2023 (EDT)

Otherwere; I added link and fixed reg. title date but just wanted to make sure your copy doesn't have a number on p. 261, just an About the Editors page with no number (that's why I changed count from 261 to 260), and that the note about "To Be Continues III, Inc." is actually as I corrected it to. --Username (talk) 08:27, 26 May 2023 (EDT)

All my books are still packed away.... if I ever get well (friggin' surgeon!) and get to unpack my stuff I'll check - for now I see no problem with the changes you made. Susan O'Fearna (talk) 12:19, 26 May 2023 (EDT)

Pirate Stew

I added the ISBN and narrator template to this one so it would no longer trigger either exception report. John Scifibones 07:21, 27 May 2023 (EDT)

cool, still need to make one more pass on all my audiobooks... Susan O'Fearna (talk) 06:43, 29 May 2023 (EDT)

Adventures in the Dream Trade

Will you be submitting the necessary publication edits referenced in your 'note to moderator' here? You might add your opinion to Mhhutchins title note so someone else doesn't change it again. Thanks, John Scifibones 07:55, 27 May 2023 (EDT)

here Susan O'Fearna (talk) 06:45, 29 May 2023 (EDT)

Languages reminder

Just a reminder to watch out for the languages when importing covers: for example here, you imported an English cover into the Dutch books. Instead a new cover should have been created and then varianted. I had fixed that one and working on some more you added but just heads up. Thanks! Annie (talk) 13:56, 30 May 2023 (EDT)