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Please feel free to join any discussions on my page but if it appears that such discussions may lead to policy changes the discussion should be moved to the appropriate forum.


You do not need to notify me of any COVER IMAGE changes or secondary verifications. I should be pre-notified about any other changes to existing data in my VERIFIED PUBS; addition of data does not require pre-notification but in either case, please click HERE and add a message to the bottom of the list. A link to the pub record would be appreciated. Once the pub has been reviewed, I'll remove your note from the list. Thanks. Swfritter

See User talk:Swfritter/Archive for 2007-2008 discussions.

See User talk:Swfritter/Archive2 for 2009-2010 discussions.

"Fifth Indian Lake Conference" by Don Ford

Can you see if this piece which appears in both Universe, May 1954 and Science Stories, April 1954 is identical. I just noticed that the magazines have the same publisher. I didn't want to merge the two records unless they're identical. Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:16, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Identical text. Merged. Thanks.--swfritter 21:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Jul 54 Orbit

Here's some more art credits that can be made out in this: The art for "The Lure of the Satellite" and "Why Skeets..." is signed by Schecterson (he's already got some credits in the database). "The Dog That Liked Carmen" is signed by Faragasso but all but the tops of the letters are chopped off. Jonschaper 03:17, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. I also added the issue numbers to the magazine titles since that is what is printed on the spine. Makes it easier to find the right issue although I can only assume that issue #4 and #5 have that information on the spine since, in both cases, that part of the spine is missing. It would have been alright by me if you add fixed the credits and notified me. Thanks!--swfritter 21:59, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Theodora DuBois, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, June 1948

You are the primary verifier for this issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries. The issue is listed as containing the story "The Devil's Spoon" by "Theodora DuBois". On the cover of this issue, and the cover of her 1930 publication of this story, her name is presented as "Theodora Du Bois", with a space. Can you check how it is spelled on the story title page for this story? I'm expecting to correct this spelling, but of course we rely on the name presented on the title page, so I shouldn't do this based on the cover alone. Thanks, Chavey 14:54, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

All references are actually with a space. I have approved your submission and will fix my mag.--swfritter 15:58, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Did not realize when I did the approval that there would be stray publications that still have DuBois. This one was primarily verified, this one secondarily, this one not verified. Probably should have done them as variant titles. I also transferred the author data for DuBois to Du Bois.--swfritter 16:12, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to upload the cover image of the Curtis pb of Solution T-25, which doesn't give a space in the author's last name. I'm not sure how the interior credit gives the name. Scott Latham pops up every now and then, but doesn't respond to inquiries on his wiki talk page. I'm tempted to leave it be and not create a pseudonym until we have proof positive. Mhhutchins 16:40, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I suspect we should leave it as is and make one a variant title of the other. WorldCat lists all editions of this book as by "Du Bois", but they do not have the Curtis edition. Various book covers I've found of hers (e.g. by an Amazon search) shows some books with "Du Bois", some with "du Bois", and some with "DuBois". The official repository of her papers spells it "DuBois". That would tend to imply that her "Legal Name" is DuBois. And I'll submit a change to that effect. BLongley has weighed in on this particular name as well. I think we should list one as a variant of the other, and leave both names in the system. What I'm not sure of is which should be a pseudonym of the other: Her legal name appears to be "DuBois", but the majority of her SF pubs seem to be under "Du Bois". Chavey 16:49, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
And users will be able to find it either way.--swfritter 14:46, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

"Carrie Ann(e) Baade"

Could you please check whether it's "Carrie Ann Baade" or "Carrie Anne Baade" (as confirmed by Amazon's Look Inside for another pub) in your verified Shimmer, Number 10? TIA! Ahasuerus 03:17, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

My ebook copy is probably on my old computer, so I will have to track it down but the Shimmer website credits Carrie Ann.--swfritter 14:45, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Carrie Ann in the ebook, too. This person?--swfritter 18:28, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
That looks about right, thanks! Apparently the copyright page of the book visible via Look-Inside is in error, so it's pseudonym time! :-) Ahasuerus 18:38, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Great Science Fiction About Doctors

I think I have the same edition of this you have, only the wrong cover is shown. Mine has a caduceus (doctor's sign) on a black background. If yours is the same I'll move the image to the 4th printing, and upload a new scan. Thanks, --Willem H. 12:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

The cover on mine is similar to yours. Go ahead. Thanks.--swfritter 14:38, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! The new image is now visible. --Willem H. 15:15, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

False Spelling or a pseudonym?

Could you please check the interview in your verified pub: is it really Kristine Kathyrn (instead of Kathryn) Rusch who is interviewed? Stonecreek 14:21, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

She is credited correctly in the ToC. Changed credit and updated notes. Thanks.--swfritter 14:37, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Horrors in Hiding cover credit

this pub credits Vincent Di Fate as cover artist, but I can't find any credit in the pub, nor is a signature visible. Google shows little more than ISFDB pages and Jane Frank is silent about this one. Do you know where the credit came from? It could be correct, the image is similar to this one. Also, the copyright page has SBN 425-02303-6. Should this be converted to ISBN 0-425-02303-6? Thanks, --Willem H. 20:32, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

The credit was probably already there as the secondary verifications were done shortly before I made the primary.Made appropriate changes based upon current information. Contento does not list artist so the only other possible source in the verification section is Currey. Perhaps someone can check Currey.--swfritter 23:36, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I've added a cartoon listing to the Summer 1952 Fantastic Jonschaper 02:34, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Am I responsible for the one on page 53 that doesn't have a date?--swfritter 14:22, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
No, that was the one that Jonschaper added to the pub. I accepted the submission, without noticing that it was undated. It should, of course, have the same date as the issue. Sorry. Mhhutchins 08:45, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I entered the cartoon that way because it is a reprint of uknown date and I was going to add a note -- the magazine it originally appeared in is mentioned (London Mystery News or something like that -- I don't have it in front of me at the moment) but it is undated. Jonschaper 22:02, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Ah! That makes sense. Notes in both the pub and the title record of the cartoon would seem to make sense. Your other contributions have been so rock solid that I figured there must be more to the story. Thanks.--swfritter 01:23, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
So why haven't you asked about moderatorship yet? BLongley 02:35, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Adding license tag to TOC for Daily Science Fiction

I've gone back and added a license tag to each of the images for the Daily Science Fiction tables of content. Here's the template: {{TOC|<tag>|<name>}}. In place of <tag> enter the issue's record number, and in the <name> space, enter the title and month of the issue. So for the February 2011 issue, I entered the tag "DLSCNCFCTB2011" and the name "Daily Science Fiction, February 2011". Here's the result of editing the image's wiki page with the TOC template. This template was designed to be used for the images we snatched from webzine's contents pages, but it's the closest I could find that relates to this email/website publication. Thanks. Mhhutchins 08:39, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Something I do only once a month so, with short term memory issues, I have something "new" to learn every month.--swfritter 14:02, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

"My 100 Most Readable (and Re-Readable) Science Fiction Novels"

Just a note that I have corrected the spelling of Frederik Pohl's name in your verified My 100 Most Readable (and Re-Readable) Science Fiction Novels. The Note field already says "There are numerous misspellings of author names and titles. Those misspellings have been corrected to match existing database entries", so I didn't touch it. Ahasuerus 01:03, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Luckett of the Moon by Slater LeMaster from Bleiler's Science-Fiction: The Early Years

The serial currently as by Slater LeMaster Luckett of the Moon has notes on the individual installments that the data came from Bleiler's Science Fiction: The Early Years for which you are one of the two editors who has a verified copy. Other references to this author and even this serial (Tuck, Clute/Nicholls) have the author's name as "Slater La Master" so I'm pretty certain we currently have the name wrong. Could you check the Bleiler book to see if the mistake is his or ours. I'll happily make the changes and add notes if appropriate. Also cross posting to Hauk's talk as he has the other verified copy. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:39, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Hauk got to it first. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:37, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
I have also updated the review to indicate the way Bleiler lists the name. Because of the number of entries in the Bleiler book this is probably a better place than pub notes to list disparities.--swfritter 15:16, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Astounding, December 1955

Were the two interior art pieces for "Far from Home" in this pub credited to different artists? The record currently gives credit of the first piece to Emsh and the second one to Freas. It's rare but I suppose it's possible. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 17:47, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Totally Emsh. Changed credit. Undid variant relationship and deleted former Freas canonical.--swfritter 17:55, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Appreciate it. Mhhutchins 20:15, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Probable a typo

Hi, shouldn't be this item titled as Science Fiction Stories, March 1958 instead of ... 1957? Stonecreek 11:43, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Interesting. Cover art data is generated automatically. The magazine may have been originally entered with the wrong pub date. Changed the date. Thanks.--swfritter 14:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Crossed Genres

Would you do me a favor and look at Crossed Genres and tell me how you think we should go about recording it? I just picked up the Fixer submission of Crossed Genres Quarterly 01 (you can also see CGP's blurb), which came through as an anthology. Now I'm wondering if we should do it as a magazine. But then, it seems the individual web issues should be magazines, making these quarterly publications anthologies (or omnibuses?), or do they? I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks. --MartyD 01:44, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

The webzine version is doable as a magazine because it is issue-based and has ToC's that can be clipped and saved as jpeg files. The bad news is that some of the stories are no longer available online; the good news is that they are documented. And some of the issues do not have obvious SpecFic content although I would suspect those issues might have a SpecFic tone. The anthologies could be done like "Destinies".--swfritter 13:50, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
The anthology issue: A lot of work to figure out which stories might be SpecFic and which not. Might have to bite the bullet and not be too fine about trying to make the determination as most of the stories would be probably be of interest to SpecFic readers.--swfritter 13:56, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. There's further good news in that Year One and Year Two were published (at least in part) as books, too. If the first issue was Dec '08, then those might cover everything up to this "quarterly" publication. They claim that all stories "must" combine the theme-of-the-month with science fiction or fantasy, so if that proved to be their general practice, it seems we'd want to treat this as a genre magazine and record everything. I will look into it more when I have some time. Do you think it would ok to put anthologies and the individual issues into a single editor series (from an organizational point of view; I'll do a local test to see how badly the display software might react...)? I suppose I could make the quarterlies their own sub-series. --MartyD 15:33, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
We need two series. One for the magazine and one for the anthology. Otherwise the magazine grids look kind of wacky. I just got through taking a Planet Stories facsimile reprint out the magazine series for that same reason.--swfritter 16:58, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Like Strange Horizons the issue listings are all on one page so we could keep a website reference by saving that page which would mean we would not have to do screen shots of the ToC for each issue. Just noticed that #17 and onward are actually available as ebooks so they should be entered as such.--swfritter 21:34, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps a sub-series solution?--swfritter 14:10, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
I like sub-series. I think that will work well here. I will set about entering each issue, and we can always change the organization later if we don't like it. Thanks for the ideas and pointers. --MartyD 14:01, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Looks like #17 on are in print, too, and on Amazon with Look Inside.... How handy. --MartyD 14:08, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

(unindent)This mag is actually a little tricky as far as determining which binding to use. If it is available in web, print, & ebook editions. With magazines the general practice has been to prioritize by entering only one of the formats with the highest priority being the print issue. Based upon my experiences the contents of the ebook version can be expected to be identical. I would think that there would be some upset readers otherwise. I would completely ignore the web version if there was a print or ebook verson. If you don't have an ebook or print version of the pub, the web data can be used to enter the date as long as you make it clear in the pub the source of the data. If entries are made for more than one format the display issues with the magazine grid would make it necessary to use a separate series for each format.--swfritter 21:39, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Right. In fact, thank you for spelling that out. I have done TQF as just single entries despite print + ebook and suddenly had this nagging worry that I should have done something different.... --MartyD 11:27, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Looks great. --swfritter 13:40, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Looks like all of them were published in print, and I can find them all on Amazon. I did this with regard to the various series. I'm open to other suggestions/reconfigurations. Also, do you think "pb" is ok for the print mags, or would something else be more appropriate? Createspace calls them "trade paperback", and Amazon calls them "paperback", but I suspect the latter does that for anything printing and not hardcover.... --MartyD 17:18, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Jim Baen's Universe

It seems you have the primary verifications on these pubs. I believe the catalog numbers are in need of some maintenance. It seems WebScription Ebooks - Jim Baen's Universe lists issues with catalog numbers in the ten digit format: <8-digit-issn><1-digit-volume><1-digit-issue> and individual prices at $6.00 each (even though earlier ISDB pub records list "$30.00 per year"; perhaps that was the original list price). Jim Baen's Universe, June 2006, Jim Baen's Universe, June 2008, and Jim Baen's Universe, December 2008 are currently showing as a valid ISBNs but methinks such is incorrect. I assume you won't have issues with my updating such things but since you are the primary verifier (on I believe every issue but I did not check all 24) I thought I would ask. Thanks, Uzume 15:27, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

I did all 24 issues. If my memory serves me correctly the ISBN's were pretty much totally fouled up. The numbers I entered were based upon information actually in the magazines themselves. Using the numbers you list above makes more sense even though those catalog numbers would not be consistent with the data actually in the magazines. When it first came out I think the magazine was only available by subscription but the $6.00 price would actually make sense.--swfritter 21:49, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Changed all the prices to $6.00. The ID numbers are actually listed in many cases as ISBN numbers in the magazine but there are a number of cases where 10 and 13 digit numbers which are totally inconsistent are listed; some probably only format as ISBN's by chance. Many of the issues list only the ISSN number. Data entry should primarily reflect data found within a pub so I will think about how I want to enter the data probably going with the website SKU's.--swfritter 13:44, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Data Cleanup Scripts

I've overdosed a little on these recently, and have left Ahasuerus a lot of new scripts to check before they go live. One of them helps find Duplicate Pub Tags, which I think was a recent concern of yours. Are you anywhere near getting a local copy working so you can test it? The Developers page still says "The following editors are currently in the process of setting up a local copy of the application: Swfritter". Have you given up trying? BLongley 23:57, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

I had it running once on a local linux setup. Worked fine for a week until linux moved on to a newer version which exhausted the resources of my old 512mb laptop. Should have turned off updates. I have a newer desktop and may try again on my older desktop but by the time I do that it may be totally obsolete, too. That old laptop runs like a demon when I clean install Windows XP sp0 but by the time sp3 and virus checkers are installed it slows to a crawl.--swfritter 13:24, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't know if this will persuade you to try again, but I submitted some additions for Support for multiple web links at title level, which was a feature you apparently thought quite a high priority. BLongley 17:44, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
I did get Linux installed my newer (6 years old) laptop and I might give it another try. It was totally discouraging to actually get ISFDB running locally only to see the Linux upgrade make my computer totally unusable a week later.--swfritter 13:38, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
I know the feeling. I still have 3 laptops lying around that I don't want to discard, but the amount of work required to make them usable again is discouraging. I seem to be killing monitors far too often though, so it's nice to have something to make sure it's not my video card that's dead instead. BLongley 00:08, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
My hardware NEVER dies! I wish it would then I could get rid of it.--swfritter 13:12, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
"Support for multiple web links at title level" is now live. I hope you can remember why you wanted it. Or is it no good without "Alias" functionality? BLongley 18:06, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Other Worlds, Other Seas

Please take a look here, and comment if you like. It's about one of your primary2 verifications. Thanks, --Willem H. 19:30, 31 March 2011 (UTC)


I wonder if your verified Gynomorphs: Three Classic SF Novellas About Women Who Become Men was edited by Jean Marie Sine or Jean Marie Stine? Ahasuerus 00:03, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Right! The great thing about ebooks: it took me five seconds to consult the book - less time than it took me to type this line.--swfritter 13:09, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Satellite Science Fiction, February 1957

I am not sure if you have seen this submission which aims to change Title dates in your verified pub? Ahasuerus 15:39, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.--swfritter 16:43, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Science-Fiction Carnival

In this verified pub I changed the credit for "The Swordsmen of Varnis" from Geoffrey Cobbe to Clive Jackson. The pseudonym is not mentioned in the pub. Also added notes. --Willem H. 09:39, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Arthur C. Clarke's "Ultimate Melody"

You verified this pub which contains The Ultimate Melody and this pub which contains Ultimate Melody. I wanted to check whether these are the same story. Would you mind checking? Thanks. --JLaTondre 17:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Same story but with some added framing sections for the "White Hart" version.--swfritter 20:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Ahasuerus has not only implemented the second part of the fix to prevent Duplicate Pub Tags, but the new "Cleanup Scripts" option for Moderators allows you to find the remaining problems. Please try it out - I know that you could just search for "BNTHCSLSSB2009" etc but that's no fun for me. BLongley 03:40, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

It looks like I will have to create some duplicate tags in order to see how it works.--swfritter 13:23, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
This was the only title that had duplicate tags, which I cleaned up the other night after running Bill's script. I replaced the last two alpha characters (before the 4-digit year) with the issue number. There were about a dozen or so issues that had duplicate tags. After fixing them, I went to the make the corrections on the Wiki magazine page for the title, but saw that there was no issue grid there, only a link to the db's issue grid. This is not to say that any future issues may duplicate existing tags. Mhhutchins 14:21, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
The chances of the system duplicating an existing tag should be fairly astronomical by now, but user-created duplications may still be possible. As we're trying to move away from Pub Tags it might be wise to remove the "Tag:" option entirely for new Magazines - we don't allow it for anything else, including Fanzines. BLongley 20:28, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
The good thing about the db grid is that it uses record number instead of tag. I use record number instead of tags for wiki entries also. No chance of duplication with them. Your might also notice a wikipedia link in the merged EDITOR record for 2011. I think John Joseph Adams did this for "Fantasy Magazine" and it actually seems like a good idea so used that idea. It actually might make sense to link to wikipedia from the db grid instead of trying to maintain the wiki pages. If we had series notes we could put any information they don't have in those notes.--swfritter 14:38, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
That sounds like FR 2827430 "Add a free text Note field to Series records" and maybe FR 2824361 "Support Wikipedia link for series". I will get round to such, but am waiting to see if I did FR 3042002 "Support for multiple web links at title level" right first. BLongley 20:17, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
It seems like the standard is to release beta software to the world. At least we do it incrementally and don't screw up everything else. Firefox 4.0 being an example.--swfritter 20:53, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
I wish I'd remembered this comment. I moved to Firefox 4.0 a few days ago and so far there's been no benefits and a lot of pain. BLongley 18:09, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Ahasuerus and I are rather timid about changes at times - understandably, as we have had cock-ups even after double-testing (we're developing and testing on Windows and implementing on Linux). We do seem to have different areas of doubt and uncertainty though - for instance, he's suggesting some more improvements to "My Primary Verifications" before it goes live, whereas I think it performs reasonably well and the enhancements might make it perform worse. And we don't really have a clear requirement stated anywhere. But we muddle through eventually - I can't recall the last time we made something worse. BLongley 21:12, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Divine Intervention by Julia Eklar

Two things about this review: one, I think the surname might properly be "Ecklar" and two, I don't think this is a book but a music album. Am I right? BLongley 23:40, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Changed spelling of name but might wait for input from Ron. Poetry is in and songs are a type of poetry.--swfritter 23:54, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Robert Silverberg's "King of the Golden World"

You verified this pub which contains King of the Golden World. There is also an another title record for this title which has no publications, but has a variant relationship to The King of the Golden River. As you also verified a pub (third verifier) containing that story, can you check that it really is a variant and that the "King of the Golden World" records can be merged? Thanks. --JLaTondre 13:52, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Same story. Merge of stray variant done.--swfritter 16:42, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Science Fiction Stories May 1959

When entering the UK quasi-correponding issue here, I've found a second interior illustration for the first story and managed to identify the artist for the serial, so perhaps this can apply to your verified here. Hauck 15:19, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Changes incorporated.--swfritter 21:39, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

De Camp Essay

In this issue here, you classify De Camp's text as a shortfiction. As I think that's it's more an essay (it's called an article in Venture SF [UK]), I changed it to the Nonfiction type. Can you confirm ? Hauck 20:37, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Contento lists it as an essay also so that seems like an appropriate classification. Thanks.--swfritter 22:33, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Satellite, April 1959

Leo Morey's contribution on page 27 of this issue looks like an error in type. Mhhutchins 19:46, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Also check Future, May 1951, page 86 by Luros. Mhhutchins 19:48, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
One more issue to check: Planet Stories, January 1954, page 76 by uncredited. Mhhutchins 19:57, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
And another: Super Science Stories, September 1949, page 47 by uncredited. Mhhutchins 19:58, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
This one's primary verified by Mike Christie, who hasn't been around much. I'm hoping you might have a copy of Infinity, August 1956, page 73, "The Fool" by Weston. Mhhutchins 20:09, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
This one is in Imaginative Tales, July 1956, page 99 by uncredited. Mhhutchins 20:12, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Another uncredited one on page 27 of Saturn, March 1958. Mhhutchins 20:14, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
And here's one in Satellite SF, February 1959, page 53 by uncredited. Mhhutchins 20:13, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
One from the 21st century: Aeon One, page 116 by Martin Cannon. And in the same issue, page 167 by uncredited. Mhhutchins 20:16, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
And from a different issue of the same title Aeon Thirteen, page 167 by uncredited. Mhhutchins 20:18, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about all the questions, I took one of Ahasuerus' ideas and created a small ISFDB:Dup_Shortfiction project. BLongley 21:23, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Fixed. I did not update the project page since ny fixes seemed to have cleared all but Weird Tales and Omni.--swfritter 13:24, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Planet Stories / Paizo Publishing, LLC

You verified The Dark World by Henry Kuttner, with "Planet Stories" as publisher. I would like to change the publisher to "Paizo Publications, LLC" and make Planet Stories a publication series. The copyright page should state it's #16 in the series. Can you agree? Thanks, --Willem H. 19:19, 2 May 2011 (UTC) You verified three of the Planet Stories series, Black God's Kiss, Elak of Atlantis and Northwest of Earth, with "Planet Stories" as publisher. I would like to change the publisher to "Paizo Publications, LLC" and make Planet Stories a publication series. The notes already state they're #3, #4 and #6 in the series. Can you agree? Thanks, --Willem H. 19:19, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Sounds great!--swfritter 00:34, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Finished. Result is here. You might want to look at the notes again. Thanks, --Willem H. 20:34, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Looks great!,--swfritter 11:44, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Worlds of Tomorrow

Just in case, I've just added a scan for your verified WOT 08-63 and WoT 10-63 and WoT 12-63, please forgive the big ugly UK price superposed on original price. Hauck 18:46, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Worlds of Tomorrow (2)

Added scans for WoT 01-65, WoT 05-65, WoT 07-65, WoT 11-65 where I also changed pages for the start of PKD's serial, WoT 03-1966, WoT 02-1967, WoT Summer 1970 and the last one. I don't know if i's worth mentionning but some of my issues have a build-in subscription coupon (forming a "Buisness Reply Mail" card when detached) between pages. Hauck 08:00, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

The advertising would only be of any significance at all if they have implicit page numbers. I found a couple of magazines where that was the case and I mentioned that in the notes for those pubs.--swfritter 16:55, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Worlds of Tomorrow May 1965

Can you please have a look at your copy of this issue as it seems to me that Moore's text is titled _Bogeymen_ (instead of _Bogeyman_), can you confirm ? Hauck 08:14, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Right you are. Changed titles for story and artwork.--swfritter 16:58, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Worlds of Tomorrow Spring 1971

On this pub Duncan's story seems to be titled _On Venus the Thunder Precedes the Lightning_ instead of your verified _On Venus the Lightning Precedes the Thunder_ (as on TOC), note that __On Venus the Thunder Precedes the Lightning_ seems more logical as different from Earth. Can you confirm ? Hauck 10:00, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Makes sense. Made the change. Not he only ToC mistake on this issue.--swfritter 17:05, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Worlds of If

Replaced the Visco cover on your verified here and modified notes accordingly. Added one interior art (page 60) to here. Idem for here page 112 and here page 20. Added note about Giunta here. Hauck 13:23, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

The Weird Ones

Is H. L. Gold actually credited as the editor of this book? Reginald1 says it was uncredited, and anonymously edited by Ivan Howard. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 21:23, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Contento concurs. There is nothing in the H. L. Gold preface to indicate that he is the editor.--swfritter 10:45, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

If, December 1967

In this pub, I changed the title of Clarke's essay (deleting "Guest Editorial" and adding "Roberts" in the middle) in order to merge it nicely with its other occurences. Is it all right for you ? Hauck 16:19, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Fine by me.--swfritter 16:30, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

If, May 1968

Added an S to the title of Carter's essay (_New CurrentS in fandom_). Hauck 18:19, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks.--swfritter 21:54, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

SF Yearbook

Added cover to your verified here and found artist for Bradbury's and St Clair's story => Leo Morey in both cases, also for Hamilton's, cf. signature (even if barely legible) and previous publication. Hauck 08:50, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Idem for #2. Hauck 08:59, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

And for #3. Hauck 09:10, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

And for #4. Hauck 09:25, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

And finaly for #5. Hauck 09:32, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Looks good.--swfritter 11:50, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

The Supernatural Reader by Conklin

Is Lucy Conklin credited as co-editor in this printing? All of the other Collier reprints give Groff Conklin as the sole editor. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 23:15, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

The copyright is for Groff and Lucy although the credit on the title page is Groff only. Contento credits both. In order to be consistent with other pubs and the title page it would probably make sense to have a single editor and place a title note. Note that an editor known for entering details documented the credit situation in this pub.--swfritter 16:56, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
If you'll correct your pub, I'll make it (along with the other Collier printings) a variant title record of the original record which credits both Groff and Lucy. Mhhutchins 17:39, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Done. Duplicated the note from the verified pub mentioned above.--swfritter 19:08, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

F&SF December 1957

Can you confirm the data that is provided in the review of Who's Who in Science Fiction in this issue of F&SF? I can't find any listing of this title anywhere. Neither Tuck nor Reginald have a record of it. The only record on the entire Internet is our website. I'm trying to figure out why only Lewis is credited in the pub and both Lewis and Hopkins are credited in the title record. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 23:53, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

This may well be an 8888. Or perhaps it was published under another title. FPCI was not an especially stable publisher. The review is of a book that had not yet been published. It had a pre-publication price of $4.50. I would assume it was the no longer active first primary verifier of the mag who entered the book data. Ron also has a verification for this pub and unless he has more information I can update the book to add the other author to the pub and 8888 it with an explanation that the review in F&SF is the only known source of publication data.--swfritter 00:45, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
In any case, the author(s) of the pub record should match those of the title record. That's what brought it to my attention to begin with. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 19:57, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
It does seem a bit odd that there is no other reference to this work so 8888 does seem appropriate. Synchronized authors, 8888'd it, and added explanatory notes.--swfritter 14:07, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Sounds like it would have been a very handy reference. Everyone would have to wait a decade until Strauss's NESFA index came out to get the magazine index, and I would love to read all those autobiographies that were solicited and never published. (I've copied your note to the title record in case someone finds it first.) Mhhutchins 15:48, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Since the notes apply to all "known" editions that makes sense; there are many other cases where data in pub notes is probably more appropriate at the title level. I suppose it is possible that parts or even all of the book turned up elsewhere even if only in fan publications.--swfritter 16:45, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Primary Transients

I can easily supply a hyper-linked list of Primary Transients for you if you want them. Just tell me where to put the wiki-page for such - or I could just email the list if you'd prefer to review them more privately. BLongley 19:50, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

It's not for me. My SQL skill are adequate enough for that purpose. I thought others might be interested.--swfritter 13:54, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

"Search" by Geoffrey A. Landis

You asked for consultation before adding to this. It appears from this page that the poem "Search" by Geoffrey A. Landis first appeared in this issue. BLongley 18:25, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Poem added and appropriate notes added at pub and title level. The notice in the pub is primarily aimed at editors who are not aware of the past data entry history of this magazine. It would have been fine if you had made the addition and left a note on the Community Portal.--swfritter 12:20, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the trust, but I always get wary when editing another active editor's work. This came about when I was fixing contents for a publication showing on our front page - if we can't be trusted to get those right, how will we be trusted for anything else? BLongley

How the Day Runs Down

I changed the publication date of John Langan's How the Day Runs Down from 2008-12 to 2008-10 as the The Living Dead claims it is original to that publication. --JLaTondre 21:58, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

What hath George Romero wrought? He should get a check for every zombie story published since "Night of the Living Dead". And he doesn't even make money on that because the copyright wasn't done correctly.--swfritter 22:09, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
There are so many Zombie stories or reworkings around that I'm tempted to add those to the "Add quick tag" options. I just have to finish "The Old Testament - with Zombies!" first. (I considered "The Koran - with Zombies!" but I remember what happened to Salman Rushdie, and I already look too much like him. :-( ) BLongley 23:48, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Don't really have any more to say on this subject but the only way to clear the New Messages message from the main screen is to respond. In any case, it is always nice to have the last word no matter what the subject.--swfritter 13:03, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
You shouldn't have to respond to clear it, only read it. It probably is important that you're logged in to the Wiki as well as the DB proper though. If you were logged into both before reading, and the message still appears, then that's a bug that should be reported. (Probably not one I can be sure of fixing though, I don't have a local Wiki install available for testing.) BLongley 18:16, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
I probably read it by accessing my talk page directly rather than using the link. Unfortunately my Windows mind-senser is only XP compatible. I need to get the one that works with Windows 7; it should tell the system that I have read the message.--swfritter 19:05, 19 May 2011 (UTC)


There's a missing cartoon listing (untitled and uncredited) in Other Worlds, July 1952 on p. 161 Jonschaper 03:43, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and submitted the addition Jonschaper 03:48, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Short Article

The August 1952 F&SF has a short filler article on p.51 "Les Chevaux Dans le Sky" by uncredited re the search for a French label for SF. Jonschaper 04:14, 25 May 2011 (UTC)


I added a listing for a cartoon on p.13 of the Fall 1952 Fantastic. Jonschaper 04:24, 25 May 2011 (UTC)


Del Rey's editorial in the Sep 1952 Space Science Fiction is entitled "An Editorial on Telepathy" Jonschaper 04:44, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

In fact, all the SSF editorials seems to have titles on this format ("An editorial on XXXXX"). Hauck 14:09, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Paul Dell

Hello. I'm verifying the whole run of the magazine _Spaceway_. As some illustrations credited to Paul Blaisdell are signed "Paul Dell" (in a square), I decided to make Paul Dell (who has the same signature) a pseudonym of Paul Blaisdell. Hauck 14:03, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Spaceway Science Fiction Feb 1955

Hello. I changed the title of Smith's novelet to _The Towers of Silence_ (it was _the Tower of Silence_). Do you agree ? Thanks. Hauck 14:12, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

F&SF Jan-Feb 2011

I added the CID (image data and license) to this image. Mhhutchins 01:56, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

And to this one also. Mhhutchins 01:59, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Barry N. Malzberg's A Triptych

You verified this pub which contains A Triptych and this pub which contains Triptych. Are these two stories variants of each other (same story, absence of "A" correct)? Thanks. --JLaTondre 23:43, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Duplicate art credit

Hi, there are two credits for "The Deadly Dust [2]" here. I assume one should be numbered [3]. Jonschaper 02:55, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Also two credits for "Son of the Tree [2]" hereJonschaper 03:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and submitted an edit for "The Deadly Dust" changing one to "3". As the "Son of the Tree" entries are on consecutive pages I thought it better to let you check that first. Jonschaper 04:05, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1972

Hello, in this pub, I think that the Siodmak story is titled _Variation of a Theme_ instead of _Variations on a Theme_, can you have a look at your copy ? Thanks. Hauck 05:14, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1972

Hello, in this pub, I think that the Kearny story is titled _A Sweet Little Pool of Low-Cost Labor_ instead of _A Sweet Little Pool of Low Cost Labor_ (without hyphen), can you have a look at your copy? Thanks. Hauck 05:23, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Reference to Incorrect Month

Hi, I've changed references in titles for Brass Tacks and other series from September to July 1960 in the July 1960 AnalogJonschaper 01:24, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Also changed the reference to August for "According to You" to September for the September 1960 Fantastic Jonschaper 01:26, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, May 1962

Please check your verified Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, May 1962 to see if Nor Iron Bars a Cage is by Johnathan or Jonathan Blake MacKenzie. Please see Author:Randall Garrett#Johnathan vs. Jonathan and MacKenzie vs. Mac Kenzie. --Marc Kupper|talk 01:35, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

On the same Randall Garrett page also see Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, December 1963 and Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, October 1965. If your magazines are stored together you might as well check Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, November 1962. Thanks! --Marc Kupper|talk 01:38, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

One more is the anthology Analog 3 --Marc Kupper|talk 01:41, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Garret[t] W. Vance

Would you check whether the cover artist on your verified Jim Baen's Universe April 2009 and June 2009 spells the first name with one "t" or two? Rick Boatright from 1632 was questioning the misspelling on the Grantville Gazettes, which as far as I can tell are all mistaken (we have one "t", but should be two). But I found a spot on that misspelled it, so it could be wrong somewhere in Baen's database.... Thanks. --MartyD 00:31, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know what I was looking at. I see they both have it with two t's.... Must be bed time or something. --MartyD 02:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Science Fiction Greats, Winter 1969 (No. 16)

I was wondering if this Finlay title in Science Fiction Greats, Winter 1969 (No. 16) is really Short Fiction or if it should be Interior Art. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 14:15, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Art Credit Numbering

I fixed up the numbering for Finlay's illustrations of "Serapian" here. There were two "4"s, so I changed one to "5", and changed "5" to "6". Jonschaper 03:39, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Duplicate listing?

There are two credits for a Finlay illustration on page 10 here. Subsequent illustrations are numbered. Jonschaper 03:51, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

7th Year's Best SF, by Judith Merril

I have corrected the page number of the Jules Feiffer cartoon "Looking Backward" from p. 153 to p. 154 in your verified edition of this book. Chavey 04:24, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Galaxy, Dec. 1966

In verifying Judith Merril's SF 12, I noticed that the story we have listed as Primary Education of the Camiroi is actually listed in that book as THE Primary Education of the Camiroi. The copyright page of that book implies that this was the title used in the story's first appearance in the Dec. 1966 Galaxy, for which you are the verifier. Could you check that issue to verify how the title is listed there? Thanks, Chavey 02:11, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Weird Heroes 1 and 2

I have updated Weird Heroes 1, but placed my submission on hold awaiting your approval. I added the coverartist, notes and the various introductions and afterwords. One thing I'm not entirely sure of is how to credit the story introductions. They are not ecplicitely credited to Byron Preiss, but from the text it's clear who wrote them, and Preiss is the editor of course. If you can agree, I would like to treat volume 2 the same way. Thanks, --Willem H. 12:49, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Changes are fine; go ahead and approve the submission. Feel free to make the same changes to vol 2.--swfritter 15:47, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! Approved and will do vol.2 today or tomorrow. --Willem H. 15:51, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Volume 2 completed. See here for the resuld (and please check?) Thanks, --Willem H. 18:54, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Fantastic May 1966

Added five interior art pieces to [this] but was hesitant to add [reprint] to three of them as I don't know if all the artwork is indeed reprinted. --~ Bill, Bluesman 01:32, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy: 4th Annual Volume

After this discussion I added the Asimov essay after the poem "The Thunder-Thieves" to this verified pub under the title "The Thunder-Thieves (afterword)". Hope you can agree. Thanks, --Willem H. 14:10, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Cantine: Holly vs Holley

Can you check this pub for the spelling of Holly/Holley Cantine's name? I think the canonical name should be Holley (my edition of Judith Merril's anthology, Contento and the NESFA-index and even agree. If all verified publications have the same name, I can change it. Thanks, --Willem H. 15:19, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Ron Kihara already responded and changed the name to Holley. Thanks, --Willem H. 19:21, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Fantastic Science Fiction, August 1952

Hi, can you please check this pub for the spelling of Kinnon/Kennon. It's a review of his book "Astronomy" on page 41. Cheers, P-Brane 03:33, 25 July 2011 (UTC).

Judith Merril's 6th Annual Edition: the Year's Best S-F

In this verified pub I changed the author of "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble" from 'Holly Cantine' to 'Holley Cantine' (see also the note about Holly vs Holley above), and added a note about Fredric Brown. Thanks, --Willem H. 19:43, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Analog, September 1961

Can you see if there are only four pieces by Ivie for "The Blaze of Noon" in this issue. Someone has entered the UK edition of this issue with five pieces. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:25, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Analog, February 1962

Can you confirm the Simak title reviewed on page 165 of this issue? As reprinted in the UK edition, Time is the Simplest Thing was reviewed, not The Trouble With Tycho. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 14:49, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Astounding, October 1954

Can you check this issue to see if the interiorart listed on page 58 is correctly numbered? Thanks. Mhhutchins 15:45, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

I took the liberty to have a look at my copy and I corrected the numbering (should have been 6). Hauck 16:42, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Science Fiction Stories, January 1960

Can you confirm the author credited for "The Coffin Ship" (page 6) in this issue? Miller/Contento gives it as "Bill Wesley" rather than "Bill Westley" (without the "t"). Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 18:22, 20 August 2011 (UTC)


Hello, if we go by title pages, shouldn't this pub be titled "Impact 20" ? Hauck 17:23, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Done after consultation with other PVs.Hauck 05:47, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Robert Silverberg's Appropriation

Please see this note I left Hauck.

Also, in case it was overlooked because of the postings that came later, I'd like to point out this earlier note I left you regarding Barry N. Malzberg's A Triptych. If you just haven't had a chance to get to that one yet, then please ignore this part.

Thanks. --JLaTondre 22:32, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

"Singular..." vs. "A Singular..." in 11th Year's Best SF

See User_talk:Scott_Latham#Judith_Merril.27s_11th_.22Year.27s_Best_SF.22. I thought perhaps since Scott doesn't seem to respond to Wiki inquiries and you're the 2-verifier, you might be able to confirm. I will also ask Willem H. (the 3-verifier). Thanks. --MartyD 11:10, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Chavey is right, and Contento1 is probably wrong, so I changed the title record and left a note for the future verifyer of the Delacorte edition. Thanks, --Willem H. 14:59, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

New Writings in SF 7/8/9

Just verified [#9], added the artist from signature on the cover, then discovered that the contents had no stories in common with the similarly numbered UK edition. A little digging and found [#7] has only three stories in common with the UK edition and [#8] also has no stories in common. #1-#6 are fine and Bantam did not do any past #9. I am thinking these three should be unmerged, placed in a sub-series with [Bantam US] or maybe just [US] appended with appropriate title notes to prevent future merges. You are Primary on 8/9 [I just have 9], Rtrace is Primary on 8 [I'll direct him here] but the Primaries on 7 are both inactive/unresponsive. I can do the work, just want some feedback/suggestions. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 16:08, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

I prefer the sub-series and notes to prevent merges rather than changing the title of the individual anthologies. However, in looking closer at the series, it looks like we may have different titles that should be variants in any case. It appears that the verified copies of the UK editions have the title in the form "New Writings in S.F.-1". In general, the Bantam editions follow the parent title form "New Writings in SF 1" (#1 actually has "New Writings in S-F 1"). I think we may actually have a lot of titles that should be variants (where the contents are identical) or just unmerged (where the contents are not). It would probably be good to get a physical verification for of the title. I don't know what we should do with the unverified ones, but Reginald1 has yet a third form of the name for the first editions (Dennis Dobson) for all of these: "New Writings in S-F 1". He also has the 3 Bantams listed as having different contents and yet more formats of the title where the Corgi edition was first ("New Writings in S.F.-11") or Sidgwick & Jackson ("New Wrintings in SF (21)"). I'll go through Reginald and adjust any unverified listings in the next day or two. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 11:57, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
I found BLIC to be a good source for the titles as well. Librarians do tend to record exactly what's there, and there are often prices etc. to be had from BLIC. And I had only intended that the sub-series would have a title appendage, not the books themselves [wonder if one can have a series and sub-series with the same name??] Locus1 has the varying contents as well....... --~ Bill, Bluesman 20:29, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Can we have a "series and sub-series with the same name" - no. BLongley 20:45, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
I've made a first pass of edits on the series as a whole and detailed the questions here. I'll next start leaving notes on primary verifiers' pages pointing them to that discussion. I've also left the 3 Bantam volumes un-merged pending the outcome of this discussion. By the way Bill, I'm not familiar with BLIC. I did a quick google of the acronym and couldn't find a hit. Is it an internet resource? Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:57, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
British Library Integrated Catalogue. [here] is the 'entry' page. Great for finding prices and they often list all printings. As with LOC ISBNs can't have any dashes or they won't search. Cheers! --~ Bill, Bluesman 19:09, 25 September 2011 (UTC)


Changed author from Catherine Crook de Camp to Catherine C. de Camp as per title page in this pub.

Jim Baen's Universe, February 2008

Can you confirm the spelling of the author credit for "Spiderweb" in this issue? Thanks. Mhhutchins 14:08, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

And for "Ganny Knits a Spaceship" in JB's Universe, August 2009? Mhhutchins 14:09, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

New Writings in SF

Several of our records for books in this series may have incorrect titles, including some that you have verified. Please see this discussion for full details (sparked by the above discussion). The following books are the ones where I suspect the title is incorrect. I'd appreciate it if you could double check the form of the title in your copy.

  • Bantam edition as "New Writings in S-F 1", should it be "New Writings in SF 1" based on the format of the other Bantam titles in this series?
  • Bantam edition as "New Writings in S- 5". I expect it should be "New Writings in SF 5".
  • Bantam edition as "New Writings in SF-6". I expect it should be "New Writings in SF 6".

Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 20:06, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

One more to check per this discussion. Dirk P Broer's copy of the Bantam edition of number 2 has the title as "New Writings in SF2". Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 00:14, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Future Perfect, Revised Edition

I just verified the 1995, Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century (Revised and Expanded Edition) of Future Perfect, and noticed that you had previously verified the 1978 Future Perfect, Revised Edition. I identified several of the essays that at a minimum deserve new dates from the 1978 edition, or maybe the 1995 edition. When you get a chance, you might want to dig out your copy and compare it against some of my notes. Some of the new essays I created might be better backdated to 1978, instead of 1995. Cheers - Kevin 20:20, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, May 1956

Hello, can you have look at your copy of this issue of Astounding as it seems to me that Siverberg's story is illustrated by Emsh (and that there's a second interior art piece page 58). Hauck 14:19, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.

When you get a chance, could you take a look at this discussion? Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:05, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Analog Science Fact -> Fiction, June 1961

Changed the last word of the title of Willard's essay from "Balloon" to "Rocket" as per title page in [1]. Hauck 16:32, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, June 1962

Hello, shouldn't Dickson's story in this issue be titled "3-Part Puzzle" instead of "Three-Part Puzzle" as per title page (and shouldn't this title become the canonical one ?) ? Hauck 17:08, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, July 1962

Hello, shouldn't Brunner's story in this issue loose its last exclamtion mark (as per title page, but not as per TOC) ? Hauck 17:10, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Merging Interior Artwork.. in later publications

We would appreciate your input in a discussion on the Rules and Standards board about updating the help with respect to merging artwork (Cover and interior artwork are both under discussion). Thanks - Kevin 16:12, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Sword and Sceptre

Changed all occurences (Analog 05-73 & 06-73) of this title to _Sword and Scepter_. Hauck 17:09, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Miscount by C. M. Gloeckner - Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, November 1972

I just corrected the entry in Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, Second Annual Collection for "Miscount" to be 'as by C. N. Gloeckner', instead of by Carolyn Gloeckner. This revealed that the only instance of C. M. Gloeckner is the appearance of Miscount in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, November 1972. You might want to check your copy when you get a chance to see if the 'M' is a typo 'N', or if she was published under both initials. - Thanks - Kevin 18:54, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Garen Drussai vs Drussal

Hi, I've changed the author's name to "Drussai" for both his entries here. The dot in the "i" is hard to distinguish on the contents page, making it look like the "l", but can be seen if you look very closely, plus it is spelt with a capital I (distinguishable from their L) on the story pages, and the author has contributed elsewhere as Drussai. Jonschaper 01:34, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, July 1980

Added the Resnick/Tabakow vignette and changed attche to attaché in this issue. Hauck 18:14, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Editor credits for Amazing/Fantastic from 8/65 - 11/67

There are 28 issues (14 of each title) which credit "Joseph Ross" (Joseph Wrzos) as the editor in the individual pub records, but Sol Cohen is credited in the editor records. I came across this when working on the "Joseph Ross" issue (see this discussion). Shouldn't the pub records match the editor records, or was this intentional? (I'm leaving a note on Rkihara's page to join in the discussion, as he also verified most of the issues.) Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:31, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Satellite, October 1958

Can you check the spelling of the Noel Loomis serial (and its artwork) in this issue? I just added a book publication of the work and the spellings differ. Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:42, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Science Fiction Stories, January 1960

Can you verify the spelling of the author's credit for "The Coffin Ship" in this issue? A secondary source (NESFA) gives it as "Bill Wesley" not "Westley". Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 03:30, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

David Gerold [sic]

Can you see if the two pieces that were published as by David Gerold in Jim Baen's Universe were actually credited that way, and if so, could they have been written by David Gerrold, and are pseudonym and variants needed? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 20:17, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I'd forgotten that I'd already asked you this back in September (it sounded vaguely familiar). Still waiting on a response. Mhhutchins 22:05, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Greg Hartman / Greg Hartmann

There are two stories by each of the above authors in two different issues of Galaxy. Do you know if perhaps they're the same person? Or if one or the other name is misspelled, either in the record or the issue itself? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 20:55, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Annette Peltz McComas vs Annette Pelz McComas

Hi, just stumbled upon this publication. Can you please check whether it is indeed Annette Pelz McComas instead of Annette Peltz McComas for both the title itself and the preface that is published in it? I think that I can even see the 't' in Peltz in the scan that goes with the title. There may be a misprint in the TOC of course. A more clear scan is here. --Dirk P Broer 18:12, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Swfritter has apparently taken a break, but I have a copy and can verify that it's "Peltz."--Rkihara 22:54, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1954

Hello, could you please check in your verified pub the type of this entry : SHORTFICTION for INTERIORART ? Thanks. ChanurBe 06:28, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

It's interior art. I made the correction and re-verified as Primary 2. Swfritter appears to have taken a break.--Rkihara 17:23, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Connor, Ed(ward) / Edward C.

Hi, I saw you verified this publication with three Connor's working in/on it. Ed, Edward and Edward C. Any chance they might be one and the same person, or is this a mere coincidence? --Dirk P Broer 19:30, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Volume 2

I added a publication series and a link to the cover image to Derleth's Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Volume 2. I also wanted to ask you to check is this other publication is actually the same as yours and one of them should be deleted. I'm leaving this same note on the other verifier's talk page. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:37, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Josepha Sherman / Joesepha Sherman

Hi, could you please check whether either you or the publisher typo'ed with the story "Spacer's Gamble" in Space and Time, #110, Spring 2010? Locus says Josepha, Semiprozine also says so. --Dirk P Broer 09:36, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Winter 1955

You verified this magazine, which includes a cartoon on p. 64 attributed to "Homer". The system currently interprets this to be the ancient Greek writer of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Can you verify that this really is how the cartoon is attributed? Presumably, we need to disambiguate these two people, but I'm hoping for a check on the attribution before I go to that trouble. Chavey 03:47, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Orbit, Jul-Aug 1954

I added cover art credit to this issue, based on a credited reproduction of the artwork in an article in Science Fiction Age, March 1993. Mhhutchins 22:10, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Same situation with the cover art credit to the Sep-Oct 1954 issue. Mhhutchins 22:26, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

S. F. D. Introduces a New Department

Hi. Should this be an essay? Jonschaper 03:46, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Analog 1997-01

Changed the title of Ready's essay from _Hubble’s View of the Universe_ to _Hubble’s New Views of the Universe_. Hauck 17:44, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Analog 1997-02

Changed title of Phalen's story from _Chasing the Idea Rat with My Best Friend_ to _Chasing the Idea Rat with My Best Friend, Jaime_. Hauck 17:50, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Analog 1997-07&08

Changed authorship of _Safari_ from Rick Shelly to Rick Shelley. Hauck 18:05, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Analog 1997-12

Changed the title of Hockensmith's story from _Arnold the Conquerer_ to _Arnold the Conqueror_. Hauck 18:18, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

War with the Robots

Added a scan to [this] edition. --~ Bill, Bluesman 22:45, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Famous Fantastic Mysteries, May-June 1940

For your verified pub, can you check the name of author Frank Lillie Pollack for Finis ? I found Frank Lillie Pollock in the TOC and on title story's page. Thanks. ChanurBe 10:57, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Planet Stories, January 1954

A new editor, User:Frankhollander, has added the following note to your verified Planet Stories, January 1954: "The story "Solar Stiff" is mistakenly omitted from the table of contents." I approved the submission, but could you please double check your copy when you get a chance? I have this ish somewhere, but I can't find it at the moment :( Ahasuerus 04:38, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Harper Collins vs. HarperCollins

Could you please check the publisher on your verified Foundation's Triumph (by David Brin) and Cryptonomicon (by Neal Stephenson)? Those two books have them entered as by "Harper Collins/ PerfectBound". There's a slight problem with the missing space before the slash but a possible mistake in the Publisher spelling. Usually, it seems, they spell it "HarperCollins" without the space, and I'm hoping you can check that. Finally, this order of the listing would imply that "Harper Collins" is an imprint of a company named "PerfectBound", which seems unlikely. Is PerfectBound an imprint of HarperCollins? Or is there some other relationship? Chavey 04:49, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Cover artist for six issues of Fantastic found

Beginning with this issue, I have identified Johnny Bruck as cover artist (thanks to perrypedia). Three are already vt'd, three more are to follow in the next days. Stonecreek 14:35, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Well, it took some more time than I expected, but now it's done. They comprise (in addition) of the issues from November 1967, March 1968, May 1968, August 1968 & December 1968.

And the same artist was responsible for If, No. 138, May 1969. I vt'd it also and added a short note. Stonecreek 18:25, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Startling Stories, July 1947

Recently I have been entering some Adventure House facsimile reprints into the data base, and I have come across a signiture that I thought was Harchoni, but you have him (her?) listed as Marchoni. Could this be the same person? Do you know who this is? I have only come across this signiture in Better's publications. Did he/she appear in any of their non-sf publications? MLB 10:09, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

"The Sex Virus", by Darrell Bain

This book, which you verified, had the publisher listed as "Double Dragon". There are, at present, publisher listings for "Double Dragon", "Double Dragon Press", "Double Dragon Publishing", and "Double Dragon eBooks". To overcome the inherent ambiguity of this, I am correcting publisher listings for "Double Dragon" to one of the other more detailed listings. This book appears to belong properly to "Double Dragon eBooks" (an imprint of "Double Dragon Publishing"), so I have changed the publisher to that. Chavey 06:15, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Introduction to Moon of Skulls

Do you have any objection if I remove the parenthetical disambiguation statement form the title "The Gothic Orient (Introduction to The Moon of Skulls)" in the collectionMoon of Skulls? I can't see any reason that we need to disambiguate. I can add a note on the title that it is an introduction. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:34, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Galaxy 1973-11

Just want to inform you that I've uploaded the second cover for your verified here. Hauck 11:57, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Review of A Mental Mischance in Bleiler's Science-Fiction: The Early Years

I've corrected the title of the reviewed story in Bleiler's Science-Fiction: The Early Years per this discussion. We had a typo as "A Mental Mishchance". Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:00, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology - Cover Artist Confirmed, Book Club note on DJ Confirmed

I received a copy of The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology today with dust jacket and have confirmed that the cover artist is listed on the rear flap as 'Leo Manso'. In light of this I've removed the note "Unfortunately it is without dust jacket so the artist cannot be confirmed." My copyright page also is as described without any notice of 'First Printing'. My dust jacket on the front flap states "Book Club Edition". I will add a note "Front flap indicates 'Book Club Edition'". - Thanks - Kevin 16:20, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Strangers on/in Paradise

Can you chime in on [this] discussion when you have a chance? Thanks. --~ Bill, Bluesman 23:06, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Douglas Herring in Aeon Seven

I am taking a look at a proposed pseudonym relationship between Doug Herring and Douglas Herring, and I'm a little suspicious due to the 15+ year gap between the respective bibliographies. The only outlier is The Doom That Came to Smallmouth in your verified Aeon Seven. Is that explicitly credited to "Douglas", or does the credit come from a signature by any chance? I'd also appreciate your opinion on whether those are the same person, while you're looking at this. Thanks, --MartyD 11:10, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

There is a link within the epub version of the magazine to this website.--swfritter 20:56, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Beautiful, thanks! Did you notice where he says "For the past 15 years .... Before that, comics, SF/fantasy,..."? Guess that explains the gap. --MartyD 15:25, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Willard Marsh 's "Ast[r]onomy Lesson"

Willard Marsh's "Astonomy Lesson", which appears in your verified The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1955, has been changed to "Astronomy Lesson". Ahasuerus 21:30, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

And All for One

Can you check the title of the Jerome Bixby story in Other Worlds Science Stories, May 1950? I have a reprint of this story in this pub. The title on the contents page is And All for One, but on the titlepage it's —And All for One". Donald B. Day has the second title for the story, so the question is, should I change the title record or variant my version. Thanks, --Willem H. 19:03, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

No response so far. I changed the title record. Drop me a message if you don't agree. Thanks, --Willem H. 20:39, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

George O. Smith's "Spacemen Lost"

Just a note that George O. Smith's "Spacemen Lost" in your verified "Startling Stories, Fall 1954" has been changed from a novella to a "(Complete Novel)" serial and then turned into a VT of Lost in Space. Ahasuerus 07:49, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

F&SF May 1957 - Poem Title 'Atom-Splitters' vs 'Atom Splitters'

I was doing a verification on The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Seventh Series and I came across Lyric for Atom Splitters which originally appeared in your verified pub F&SF May 1957. In my book in hand the title is listed as 'Lyric for Atom-Splitters' (With hyphen). I also happen to have a scan of the May 1957 F&SF issue, and on page 128, the poem appears there also as with the hyphen 'Lyric for Atom-Splitters'. I also found 2 other typos in the listing for this pub, so I beleive this is an across the board typo (Likely all instances have the hyphen). This is just an FYI note, that pending a check from the other verifiers of the other publications, I'll update the record to match the copy and scan I have in hand. - Thanks - Kevin 02:50, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

I updated the pub as described. (Turns out that not all locations had a hyphen so I created a variant as well.) - Thanks Kevin 21:52, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 1983

I was about to link to a new scan I made of this issue, but then I noticed that my copy has a $2.00 price on the cover, whereas yours has a $1.75 price. The colophon of my issue lists a $1.75 price, like the cover of yours does... is this a common practice? How should I record this? Thanks, Albinoflea 03:11, 13 August 2012 (UTC) (I'm leaving the same note on Rkihara's page.)

The Challenge from Beyond

Please join in this discussion when you get a chance. Mhhutchins 05:41, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

The Closet

Could you verify the opening and closing lines of Kessel's The Closet from this issue of F&SF? I've just created a new entry for a title by the same Author and figure they should be merged, but just want to make sure. Thanks,Albinoflea 06:02, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Innteriorart credits in Science Fiction Stories #1 and #2

New editor User:Jroneill has submitted two updates providing artist credits on previously uncredited interiorart in your verified Science Fiction Stories #1 ("The Way of Decision" -> Orban) and Science Fiction Stories #2 ("The Turning Wheel" -> Kelly Freas) based on signatures on the artwork. It took me a long time to get a response to my initial inquiry, and my availability has been somewhat thin of late, so I'm going to accept them and add a note to each that the credits are from signatures. Let me know if you disagree with either, and I'll revert. Thanks. --MartyD 10:09, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Jonathan Swift Sommers

Somehow Philip José Farmer's pseudonym had an extra "m" in the database. I corrected this, indirectly changing your verified The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1975 and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1976. Thanks, --Willem H. 14:06, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

The Book of Iod

Could I get you to check a couple of points on your copy of Kuttner's The Book of Iod? My copy is marked "First Eidtion" has the full number line and May 1995 date as yours does (I'm assuming the number line on yours). It also matches ISBN. However, my copy has a bar code on the last page, which is something I've assumed is indicative of print on demand books. I've no real evidence that POD is what these bar codes mean, but I've observed them on small press books that have come out in very small batches. The other possible difference with your copy is that mine has a symbol of an open book with a lightning bolt either striking it, or coming out of it. This logo appears to the left of the bar code on the back cover. Lastly, my copy has no price. I've been picking up used copies of a number of these Chaosium books lately and I only have one other that has the bar code on the same page and lightning struck book logo. That one does have a price. Chaosium doesn't currently offer any POD editions on their site and I don't know if they ever did. Please let me know if yous matches mine, or is indeed different. Regardless of what you find, I'd like to add a note about the number line and an INTERIORART item for the Geier decorations. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 20:35, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

My copy is as described by you with a full 1 thru 10 number line. The book has the look and feel of a POD edition and I assumed it was such. But it may be that they used a POD printing house to create a finite number of copies at a bulk discount.--swfritter 21:24, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. I'll assume that our edition is a first unless we ever see evidence to the cotrary.--Ron ~ RtraceTalk 22:42, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Correction to Author Name

Corrected "Parice" Contamine de Latour to "Patrice" in your verified pub Science-Fiction: The Early Years.--Rkihara 17:43, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

If, May 1967

Hello, in addition to entering some interior art, I've changed the title of Hollis' story from _The Long Slow Orbits_ to _The Long, Slow Orbits_ as per title page. Hauck 11:10, 18 November 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" on both table of contents and title page.--swfritter 23:21, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, perhaps a vt is in order (if the bc is to be believed, the Horwitz pb seems to the fist publication of the text) ? Hauck 14:45, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
1965 should definitely be the non-variant.--swfritter 23:05, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Done. Hauck 14:53, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Other Worlds May 1951

I have a submission by a new editor who wants to change the record of the review on page 37 of this issue from Heinlein's Sixth Column to Leiber's Gather Darkness!. Can you confirm the current listing is correct? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 16:09, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

"Sixth Column" is mentioned in passing (that it was previously reviewed in an earlier issue - 9/50) as an introduction to an extened review of "Gather, Darkness!". MarkStackpole 19:33, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Looked at my copy. The change is valid.--swfritter 23:34, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll accept the submission, but will have to re-direct the link to the correct title record. Mhhutchins 01:15, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Wells' contribution to Apeman, Spaceman

Your opinion would be welcome here. Stonecreek 15:05, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Billennium / Billenium

I would like to change the title of Ballard's story in this verified pub from "Billennium" to "Billenium" as it is on the titlepage. Hope you can agree. Thanks, --Willem H. 16:30, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Seems appropriate.--swfritter 22:11, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Done. --Willem H. 15:53, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Amazing Science Fiction Stories, March 1959

Your verified Amazing Science Fiction Stories, March 1959 is shown as containing two letters by Asimov. The first one (p7) is titled "Letter (Amazing Stories, March 1959)", but dated 1939 which seems odd. Is this a reprint of an earlier letter or a typo on the date? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 16:11, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

This letter was probably first published as a "Meet the Authors" entry in this pub. Since there is a recent verification you can check with the verifier. The first words of the letter are "By the time these words see print". Bit of a dicey problem to merge/variant since the original entries were entered as though the authors were co-writers.--swfritter 22:13, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

The Ambassador's Pet

You verified Imagination, October 1957, which contains The Ambassador's Pet by Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett. However, the quasi-official Silverberg site lists this story as The Ambassador's Pit [2]. Would you mind checking that it is indeed Pet and not Pit? Thanks, Darkday 20:50, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

"Pet" it is and the illustration makes it clear it is not a typo.--swfritter 00:08, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Sent a "what's up" message to majipoor.--swfritter 00:18, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification! I was going to contact the majipoor webmaster myself, but I fear the site is no longer being updated. Darkday 01:30, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

How to Succeed at Science Fiction Without Really Trying

I have a copy of Science Fiction Stories, November 1956, which you verified. In the ISFDB, the title of Asimov's poem is indicated as "Parodies Tossed: How to Succeed at Science Fiction Without Really Trying". However, while "Parodies Tossed" appears in the table of contents of the magazine, it does not appear on page 110, where the poem begins. In the help it says "For short stories, essays and poems, when working from a primary source, always take the title from the heading on the page where the work begins." Shouldn't that be applied here? Darkday 19:14, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

There are a number of other "Parodies Tossed" entries. They should probably be in a series but keeping the name in the title guarantees that they can be searched. If I remember correctly there is (or were) conflicting entries in Help concerning title page vs ToC as the correct source of a story title.--swfritter 21:57, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Basically a series sounds like a good idea. It seems "Parodies Tossed" was a section in Science Fiction Stories, just like "Probability Zero" was a section in Astounding, and that is a series. But it's true that a title search for "Parodies Tossed" wouldn't return the poems then, only a search for the series "Parodies Tossed" woud lead (indirectly) to the poems. How about making "How to Succeed at Science Fiction Without Really Trying" the canonical title and "Parodies Tossed: How to Succeed at Science Fiction Without Really Trying" a variant title? Darkday 22:21, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Like this?. Don't know if that was your work or not. But series & variant sound fine. As with the item under discussion some of them have not been done yet. The various pieces appear not only in Science Fiction Stories but also in some other Robert W. Lowndes edited pubs but would seem all should be in the same series.--swfritter 22:45, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
No, this was not my work. But I tried to follow that example and create a variant title for How to Succeed .... The edit was rejected by Mhhutchins, and in a subsequent discussion he pointed out that "it is ISFDB standard to record only what is recorded on the work's title page." Do you agree? Thanks, Darkday 19:44, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
The titles should at the very least be placed in a series to show their relationships to one another. The variant title solution does seem a bit more complex than necessary. It seems inconsistent that the author of a story can be taken from either the ToC or title page but not the title. It seems like an editor should be allowed the leeway to practice a little bit of common sense. It was discussions like this that are a main reason why I substantially reduced the time I spend on the ISFDB.--swfritter 00:27, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
As an aside, why isn't the magazine called "The Original Science Fiction Stories"? It says so on the cover and on the spine. Thanks, Darkday 19:20, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Miller/Contento say "Original" is an advertising page added by the publisher. Ashely says it should be a part of the title.--swfritter 21:57, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Grabbed an issue. No "Original" in the title of the magazine as listed in the publishing information at the bottom of the ToC.--swfritter 22:03, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Apex Magazine, March 2009

I would imagine that the short story "The Puma" in this issue is by Theodora Goss rather than Theodore, but I thought I'd best check with you. Dwarzel 20:37, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Right you are - fixed.--swfritter 21:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

The Speaking Bone

In your verified publication, can you double check whether "The Speaking Bone" is listed as by Cat Howard instead of Kat Howard? In the publisher's contents for The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine and the version on their website, it's Kat. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:20, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes. It is Kat. Fixed. Fixed, Merged.--swfritter 21:42, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

International Science-Fiction #2

Your verified pub International Science-Fiction #2 is missing records for a story and interior art: 'Der Heisse Kosmonaut' by Gust Gils on p.42, possibly because it was not listed in the Contents on p.4... Also The Island of Crabs is titled as such in the Contents but as "The Island of the Crabs" on p.49, and H. Sridhar Rao, M.D. is "B. Sridhar Rao, M.D." in the Contents and on p.79. Do you want to make the changes or shall I? Thanks. PeteYoung 17:04, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead. You should probably note the discrepancies in the notes.--swfritter 20:18, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Done, and I've also added a cover scan and done a PV2. PeteYoung 19:55, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Gerold ?

Hello, you've verified two stories attributed to David Gerold (instead of Gerrold ?), can you confirm this ? Thanks. Hauck 17:31, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Same for Joesepha Sherman in this pub.

Gerold is credited as such on tables of contents of zines and title pages of stories. There is no other information in the zines about the author. One story is on an honorable mention list. Sherman is credited as Josepha on cover, ToC and, title page of story. Name fixed.--swfritter 21:46, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
The story appears on Dozois' 2009 Honorable Mention list, but it is credited to David Gerrold on that list. Mhhutchins 23:37, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
An even bettter clue. I will variant.--swfritter 00:29, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Galaxy, July 1955

Can you check your copy of this issue to see if the interiorart pieces on pages 52 and 66 are attributed to the correct story and artist? They seem to be out of order. The verifier of the UK printing credits them differently. Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 02:54, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Corrected title and artist data.--swfritter 16:04, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

"The Black Nebulae (Quintet, Part 1)"

FYI, I have changed the spelling of Alfred Bester's "The Black Nebulae (Quintet, Part 1)" to "The Black Nebulea (Quintet, Part 1)" after checking my copy of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1959. The title was apparently deliberately misspelled by Bester (along with many other words in the body of the story) since Bester was trying to write the way a 10 year old might write. I also deleted the following note:

  • Correcting title as it seems more a typo than intention: 7 Google hits for "Nebulea", but apparently mutually copied without comment or verification; 7 too for "Nebulae", though all from one page at Everything2. Also, changing the type to Poem per various mentions online - makes more sense with the subtitle. Anybody can verify this?
  • Spelling is "Nebulae" verified by mention in F&SF October 1959, and end of year index F&SF December 1959. See synopsis above.

Although the title of the story was spelled "Nebulae" on page 15 of the October 1959 issue where the authors' identities were revealed, that's not how it appeared in the September 1959 issue. Ahasuerus 05:47, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Galaxy, January 1958

Can you see if perhaps there is an extra interiorart piece for "The Knights of Arthur" in this issue? It was translated into French and published in this issue of Galaxie with four interiorart pieces. Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 00:22, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Three pieces of artwork but the first consists of one piece of art that takes up the right half of the title page and and all of the next page. The third piece is a single work that takes up the top half of two pages. Perhaps a single piece of art was published on non-successive pages? Most likely the second work which has two men on the left half (page 44) and a suitcase with wire leading from it on the right half (page 45). Some of those wires are extended to the artwork on page 44.--swfritter 22:13, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I've asked Hauck to join the discussion. He verified the French reprint and may be able to compare the art in that issue with your descriptions here. Thanks. Mhhutchins 23:14, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
In the french issue the artwork are : pages 76 & 77 : a man trying to open a typewriter, page 89 two men on a boat, page 92 : two men in front of dials and page 94 a suitcase with wires, it indeed seems that the artwork from pages 92 & 94 was just one piece split in two. Hauck 07:15, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. Mhhutchins 15:17, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Bill Westley

Hello, can you have a look at this PVed issue to see if author is given as "Westley" or "Wesley" ? Thanks. Hervé Hauck 09:35, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

"Wesley" it is. Author changed and title merged.--swfritter 20:27, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

Dream World, February 1957 contains The Man With X-Ray Eyes. Although it is spelled that way on the cover, I think that the title should rather be "The Man with the X-Ray Eyes", since this is the spelling on the title page of the story. Do you agree? Thanks, Darkday 00:53, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Corrected title of story and art and also changed "With" to "with" as per capitalization standards.--swfritter 22:40, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Science Fiction Adventure Classics, Winter 1969

Hello. In your verified 251436, the name of the artist on p. 88 rather unusually, has a dot after the first name. Could you please check. Thank you! ForJohnScalzi 01:01, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Out, damn dot.--swfritter 22:50, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Fantasy Magazine (2011 ezine)

Do we have permission to deep link our records (for the 2011 ezines) to the cover image files on the publisher's server? Mhhutchins 06:56, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Publisher and editor John Joseph Adams actually did so himself when he entered data from some of the early issues of Lightspeed. When Lightspeed and Fantasy merged the covers became less accessible and I stopped linking to them. I am not sure that the covers of Fantasy are that easy to find.--swfritter 18:58, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Before we can deep link, we must have explicit permission from the website's owner. The next best option is download the cover image files to your hard drive, resize them to ISFDB standards and then re-up them to our server. Mhhutchins 20:36, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
See this. The publisher gives permission to his ISFDB persona to link the covers.--swfritter 20:41, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Blaylock interview

I've changed the interviewee of this record to James P. Blaylock, followign the ISFDB standard of giving the canonical name, regardless of how its given in the publication. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:33, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

The Hyborian Age

I would like to reclassify "The Hyborian Age" from ESSAY to SHORTFICTION. The piece is obviously fiction; there are two pubs containing this content that I don't believe should be called NONFICTION based on the label ESSAY on "The Hyborian Age". You verified The Hour of the Dragon with this content. Please comment on the proposed reclassification at my page. Bob 03:25, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

The Pilgrims of the Rhine

This record comes up on the pub/title author mismatch list. Either it is wrongly credited or it's under the wrong title record. Thanks for looking at it to make the correction. (I would do it, but I'm not sure which is correct.) Mhhutchins 03:33, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

After some research, I've been able to correct the error. Mhhutchins 16:18, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Submissions in queue

Perhaps you've forgotten about this submission? It's been in the queue for a couple of weeks. Mhhutchins 03:43, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Generally try to remember to check more often at the end of sessions.--swfritter 18:03, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Same or different review of Vance's Big Planet...

... by Silverberg / Knox in this and this? In case you find the time to see if there's a genuine new review or just a reprint of the first publication both titles could be merged or get a note. Thanks, Christian Stonecreek 07:52, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

The reviews are different. One is for the Avalon edition and one for an Ace Double edition. I will make a note in each pub.--swfritter 20:47, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2008

Hello. In your verified 285178 could you please check cover artist's name, one too many t is suspected. Thank you, ForJohnScalzi 00:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC).

The artist's name is spelled incorrectly on the ToC but correctly with the artwork. Pub updated.--swfritter 19:40, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

The Avon Fantasy Reader

Hi! I'm inquiring about the artist credit for The Avon Fantasy Reader. The initial verifier is no longer active on this site, so I'm asking you about this. My copy lists the cover artist as Gray Morrow, but the artist's name of the book listed on this site is Gary Morrow. I can change it, but the name on your copy may be different. Inquiring minds want to know. MLB 21:34, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

It truly would be an amazing anomaly if the name were different from yours. But it's not. I made the change and will notify the other verifiers.--swfritter 00:02, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Wollheim / Lowndes and "The Outpost at Altark" in Nov. 1940 Super Science Stories

While looking at a submission involving Robert A. W. Lowndes, I stumbled across The Outpost at Altark by Robert W. Lowndes, made into a variant of this by Donald A. Wollheim, for whom Robert A. W. Lowndes is set up as a pseudonym. And, of course, Robert W. Lowndes is also a pseudonym of Robert A. W. Lowndes. According to the SF Encyclopedia, Lowndes and Wollheim wrote it together, with Wollheim uncredited.

It looks to me like having either a pseudonym of the other is not appropriate, and the relationships as they currently stand are messed up (circular) and should be straightened out. Hervé is the verifier of the Wollheim collection also containing this title. I'm going to point him here so the two of you can hash this out. If I'm wrong, you guys can ignore me. :-) Thanks. --MartyD 16:17, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

As per Wollheim's introduction to this story in _Up There and Other Strange Directions_, he really wrote the story and submitted it under his name but the editor of the magazine deliberately published it Under Lowndes' name to show its power (or so DAW says). Hauck 16:58, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
So should we then just have a variant with no pseudonym? --MartyD 20:41, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, we don't have an "or" option for authors. This is only one of many early stories by Futurian authors which have questionable original publication credits. They were writing so fast and furiously that the authors could quite often not remember which stories or parts of stories they wrote. It seems to me that the Encyclopedia entry is from a more neutral source and they may have other sources than DAW. Maybe a canonical title with Lowndes and DAW as authors and one variant with Lowndes as the author and another variant with DAW as the author. No pseudonym relationship would be necessary in this case.--swfritter 00:12, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Between a supposed (SFE) and a clearly stated (the author himself) source, IMHO, the latter is to be trusted in the absence of other data. I'd let the mess like it is, even if it's unsatisfactory or try the route of a disambiguation with the creation of an author along the lines of "Robert A. W. Lowndes (pseudonym of DAW)". Hauck 06:40, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
I guess we could send the SFE guys an e-mail and ask where their data comes from. Ahasuerus 07:58, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
One other thought: If the original was credited to "Robert W. Lowndes" and we believe that to be Wollheim, shouldn't that be the pseudonym relationship (Robert W. Lowndes, pseud for Donald A. Wollheim (AND for Robert A. W. Lowndes))? Not Robert A. W. Lowndes as a pseudonym for for Donald A. Wollheim? And then the variant be from the Robert W.-credited title to the Wollheim-credited title? It was never published as by Robert A. W. Lowndes. Maybe that's the crux of the problem. --MartyD 10:35, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Fantastic, March 1960

Hi, the cover artist for your verified magazine is listed as Paul Frame, but the signature on the cover spells Jed Thayer. What does the contents page have to say about this? Thanks. Horzel 12:28, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Paul Frame is credited on the ToC and also by Contento and Ashley. I will note in magazine comments.--swfritter 14:54, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Fantasy Fiction, November 1953

I accepted a submission changing the editor credit on Fantasy Fiction, November 1953's title record from Lester del Rey to Cameron Hall. Your verified publication record was already so credited. I couldn't easily tell what the original state was when you verified it back in 2007, and I didn't see any notifications related to this, so I figured I'd mention it and ask you to look both over. Thanks. --MartyD 11:16, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Never mind. My mistake. I shouldn't have accepted the submission, and there's already a variant. I restored it. --MartyD 11:19, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. An easy mistake for an editor to make since the variant relationship does not show within the pub.--swfritter 15:53, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

The 6 Fingers of Time

Hello, I've uploaded a scan and changed the title pub of this anthology from _The 6 Fingers of Time and 5 Other Science Fiction Novelets _ to _The 6 Fingers of Time and Other Stories_ as per title page. Hauck 08:41, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

No Guts, No Glory

Elerner submitted a change to No Guts, No Glory which would convert the title to "No GUTs, No Glory". Since you verified the publication, I placed the submission on hold and left a message for the user stating they needed to notify verifiers when making a change. As it's been a week and they haven't done so, I'm bringing it to your attention. The user's rationale is in the moderator's note of the submission. Would you mind taking a look at it? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:43, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

The change is justified. It might be a good idea to not the meaning of the acronym in the title notes. Thanks for the notification.--swfritter 17:42, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Galaxy, March 1955

Please confirm whether the art is credited on page 89 of this publication to Irv Doktor or the more commonly used name Irv Docktor. Thanks. Mhhutchins 13:40, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

The same situation for the interior art in this publication. Mhhutchins 13:47, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

The credit for the first is Docktor. Made the change. The second set of credits are as entered. Use a variant?--swfritter 13:38, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Ed Arno vs. Ed Amo

You are now the primary verifier for this issue of F&SF. It is listed as having a cartoon by "Ed Amo" (in caps: AMO). That is almost certainly "Ed Arno" (in caps: ARNO), but typographically easy to confuse for whoever entered the contents. Could you verify this and, presumably, correct the spelling? Thanks Chavey 16:42, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Credited on ToC to Ed Arno. Change made.--swfritter 14:43, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Great Science Fiction About Doctors (again)

My copy of Great Science Fiction About Doctors has a cover with alternate coloring but is otherwise identical to the description of your copy. My initial reaction to variations in coloring is that they don't require a separate publication record. However, I've encountered other titles where publications have been entered that way. In any case, I've added a link to a scan of the cover variant and added my own verification. I'll direct the other verifier here. Please let me know if you feel a different publication record is warranted. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:15, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Unless there is some other reason to believe that a different color indicates a separate edition I can't see that another record is necessary.--swfritter 19:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

The Candle of Distant Earth

Please confirm the publication date given in this record. Is it possible to have been published three years before the first hardcover edition? (I only know enough about ebooks to be dangerous.) Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:26, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Date corrected. Although not true in this case, there have been more than a few books that have been first published as ebooks and later in print when they became popular.--swfritter 14:46, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Gold editorial in Galaxy, September 1958

Can you confirm the spelling of the editorial in this issue? It was reprinted as "QWERTYUIOP". Thanks for looking. Mhhutchins 04:03, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

One more Gold editorial to check: the one published in [ June 1959". It was reprinted as "Special Delivery" ("y" at the end"). Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:03, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Errors in both cases. Changes made.--swfritter 23:04, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

A Guide to the Moon

Please, could you check and see if this is the same as this in Astounding Science Fiction, February 1954? MLB 09:08, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Spelling error fixed and review link made. Good eye.--swfritter 19:42, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Jaeger or Jarger?

In your verified pub SF The Early Years, should the author entry (p.388) for The Question Mark, by Muriel Jarger, be by Muriel Jaeger?--Rkihara 18:27, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, Bleiler uses the full name but the title was published only with the author's first initial. In order to avoid pseudonym and orphan author issue the discrepancy is noted in the review title notes.--swfritter 18:21, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
I made "M. Jaeger" into a pseudonym after adding three other titles (2 published under the full name) based on listings in Reginald1 and OCLC. Mhhutchins 19:59, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Wellman's Wonder as I Wonder Vignettes

Please see this discussion. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 14:03, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

The Avon Fantasy Reader

Please see this discussion. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:25, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

If, January 1967

Just a note that I have added John and Sandra Miesel's letter to your verified If, January 1967. Ahasuerus 03:46, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Ditto Arthur C. Clarke's letter in If, June 1967. Ahasuerus 04:12, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Foreign Exchange

Could you verify the author on the story "Foreign Exchange" from this publication? According to Nina Kiriki Hoffman (author) and Kevin J. Anderson (editor) this story was re-printed in 2013 and is by Nina Kiriki Hoffman... and I'm confused!!! Susan O'Fearna 19:49, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

The copyright page verifies that Hoffman is the author. The story in F&SF is indeed credited to Aurelia. Which presumably means that Robin Aurelia is a pseudonym for Hoffman. I see you maintain an excellent bibliography. If you are able to contact Hoffman perhaps you could get her to verify that all of the Aurelia stories are indeed by her.--swfritter 21:39, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Story from Helix Magazine

The actual title of the story listed as "Dead Silence" from this publication seems to be "Dead Silent", according to the author's homepage and this website. Is it ok if I change it? Fsfo 15:31, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Certainly a more authoritative source. Please make a notation in the pub and in the title record for the story stating the source. Thanks!--swfritter 20:08, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

The Eidolon

This record for an October 2013 publication was created from Amazon data. The ISBN-10 was entered for the record when all books published after 2007 should be using the ISBN-13. The price also looks to be a typo. Amazon gives it as $7.99. Thanks. Mhhutchins 07:23, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

This record also has an ISBN-10. (Both records came up on a clean-up script which finds misaligned ISBNs.) Mhhutchins 07:23, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! About the only time I enter books is when they are the subject if a review.--swfritter 00:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I've updated both records using the data on Amazon. Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:59, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Kuttner's The Graveyard Rat(s) and Others

Changed the title of The Graveyard Rat and Others from Kuttner's "The Graveyard Rat and Others" to "The Graveyard Rats and Others" before I saw your note that you wanted to be pre-notified. Sorry; I'm new. Lee 20:19, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm holding the submission for the verifier's response. Please use the "+" (plus) tab to start a new topic. That let's the user know that there's a new post which needs a response. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:58, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
The Amazon listing and its "Look Inside" feature gives it as "Rats" so I'll accept the submission. If the verified copy is different please update the record. Mhhutchins 21:03, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks!--swfritter 22:31, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Larry Niven's Rainbow Mars

Please see ISFDB:Community Portal#Larry Niven.27s Rainbow Mars. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:58, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Cover Art for Spaceway, April 1955

Hi, I've just added a pic with Paul Blaisdell's cover art: Spaceway, April 1955 - JLochhas 12:54, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I don't mind if you add cover art to my verified pubs without notifying me.--swfritter 23:24, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Publisher on Shadow on the Stars

Your verified Shadow on the Stars has the publisher as "Rosetta Books", with a space. Fixer's submission of Brave New World Revisited used "RosettaBooks", with no space. The Amazon Look-Inside for that confirms it's "RosettaBooks, LLC". It also mentions a prior electronic edition in 2000, which is contemporaneous with Shadow on the Stars. Would you double-check the publisher credit? Thanks. --MartyD 11:37, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

"RosettaBooks, LLC" is correct. Change made. My copy of the book states that the first electronic edition was published in 2001.--swfritter 20:30, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Pseudonym to be established?

Hi, I'd think that Sternback as cover artist for { Galaxy, July 1975] could or should be a pseudonym for Rick Sternbach, or is it one of those devilish typos? Stonecreek 04:35, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Typo. Changed. Although I did not change it to Rich Sternbach since the cover is only credited by last name. If it fits with current policy I would suggest that it be changed to Rick Sternbach and a note placed in the pub.--swfritter 23:36, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

The Twins of Devonshire and the Curse of the Widow

I removed the series data from this CHAPTERBOOK record (per ISFDB standards) and entered it into the SHORTFICTION title record. Mhhutchins 22:39, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Something I noted at the time but which I forgot to fix. Thanks for the heads up.

Now if I can only remember to check the submission list at the end of every session.--swfritter 18:40, 27 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 18:18, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Universe, March 1955

Can you confirm the spelling of the story (and its interiorart record) on page 9 of this issue? Some secondary sources give it as "Mistress of Viridis". Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 22:50, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Indeed it is "Mistress of Viridis". Changes made to both story and artwork titles.--swfritter 18:30, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Amazing 1959-05

Hello, I've changed the authors of _Initiative_ from Strugatsky to Strugatski. Hauck 13:05, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Amazing March 1970

Hello, the cover of your verified here is the same as this german PR as is usual for late 60s and early 70s Amazings. The credit to "Willis" (and the fact that the cover illustrates one precise text) is purely bogus. What are your thoughts on the proper way to handle this ? Hauck 17:47, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Problem solved Hauck 19:52, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Amazing covers

Hi, even if it's fine not notifying you... I'm completing the cover artist for a set of Amazing editions. This one is the first.. JLochhas 19:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Good work.--swfritter 21:18, 29 May 2014 (UTC)


Changed authorship of Utley's text from Steven Utley to Steve Utley as per title page in your verified pub.Hauck 20:20, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

My copy misplaced. Probably take 20 years to find it. Notes say "Steve Uley". Should be "Utley"?--swfritter 21:18, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes :-( Hauck 06:19, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

"Of Time and Eustace Weaver"

I'm not certain whether this should be considered the title of a three-part story, or a group title for three individual stories. This situation has been discussed several times over the years, and one of the two approaches has been accepted: 1) Each of the works is considered an individual story with its own title record and the group title isn't entered into the publication record (in some cases, the stories are entered into a "series" as the group title (see here), or 2) Each of the works is considered a part of a single story, and only the group title is given in the publication record (see here). As it stands now this record tries to do a mix of both methods and doesn't succeed very well. You can see how the "story" appears three times in every publication due to the varianting done of the three "parts". I would suggest using the first method, but a discussion among the primary verifying editors might form a general consensus on how to handle the situation. Thanks. Mhhutchins 21:55, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Done. Main downside is that the lack of page numbers in ebooks means the stories are separated in my pub. And the the 33 stories in the pub title are now a little off. Still a better solution.--swfritter 16:54, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
There's a relatively new way of sorting content titles, documented here.
If the entered page number causes the item to appear in the wrong position relative to the other items in the publication, you can append an optional "sorting" number which will control where the item will appear. To enter a "sorting" page number, append the "pipe" character ("|") to the end of the regular page number value and then enter the number that the software will use to determine where to display the current Content item.
It's especially good for ordering contents in ebooks. Mhhutchins 17:54, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah! The invisible page numbers I think I remember suggesting. It's always "be careful what you ask for". When title level web links were implemented I had the wonderful task of removing the links from about 1600 librivox title notes and moving them to the title level web links field.--swfritter 17:56, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

"Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet", #24

I corrected the month of publication for your pdf verified edition of this magazine, from July to August, based on the publishers web page for this issue. Chavey 04:21, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

My entry is based upon what is actually printed in the magazine. If you will note from the small print of the page that is referenced, July is also listed there. To add to the confusion B&N lists a September release date. The most probable explanation is that that the release was delayed for some reason.--swfritter 15:10, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. I changed it back to July, and added a note about the various dates. Chavey 20:57, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
No biggie. Magazine dating is a notorious pain.--swfritter 17:52, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Author Typo?

The entry for "A Trip to the North Pole . . ." in SF The Early Years p. 444 is credited to Lendelof though SFE3 credits Lindelof.--Rkihara 16:12, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, indeed. Fixed.--swfritter 23:35, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

If, May 1962

Please see the proposed edit by Judas to If, May 1962 which I have on hold. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:29, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

I do not see a signature on the lower left of my copy. Contento credits as "?" and Strauss credits as "unknown".--swfritter 18:03, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
I have rejected the change and pointed the editor here to discuss it. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:25, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
My copy has the signature. As usual, this website won't let me upload a scan. If someone will contact me at, I'd be happy to email the scan of the cover w/signature. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Judas (talkcontribs) .
I've left instructions on your talk page on how to upload images to the ISFDB server. Mhhutchins 01:07, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
If you're talking about the cover, there is a signature. I have a couple of copies of that issue and one of my copies is trimmed ~1/4" longer on the bottom than the cover scan. I can't read the signature since it's cut through the midline on a slant, but it is there.--Rkihara 00:29, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I was emailed a 15 megabyte cover scan which I will resize and upload to the ISFDB server. Mhhutchins 18:21, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Here it is. The artist's signature is visible in the lower left corner. Mhhutchins 18:33, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Probably a good color blindness test. I usually came out average on such tests.--swfritter 19:28, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
The signature does not show up in the scan, it still looks like the old file, with the bottom area containing the signature cut off.--Rkihara 22:08, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
You need to refresh your cache (usually the F5 key works). Your browser is still showing you the old version even though it's been uploaded. It's a problem with the older wiki software we use. -- JLaTondre (talk) 22:25, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Startling Stories, March 1947

I already left a note on your verifications page about changing the artist for one piece of artwork in this issue. There is another that I feel should be changed, but I wanted to check with you first. This piece is currently credited to "Hardison". However that signature looks to me to be the same one as used by M. Marchioni. If you agree, there are also a few other titles attributed to Hardison which may be based on the same reading of the signature. I'm going to direct the other verifier of those magazines to this discussion. Also in looking up names for this post, I happened upon this title which I suspect has Marchioni's name misspelled. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:46, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

The two Startling Stories credits are both Marchioni rather than Hardison or Marchoni. Fixed. I have one of the Planet Stories and the artwork there is editorially credited as Hardison. I suspect the same is true for the other Planet Stories credits.--swfritter 20:23, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
The artwork in the two Planet Stories that I verified are clearly signed "Hardison."--Rkihara 21:55, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Terry Carr Letter in Startling Stories, July 1951

Our records have a letter credited to Terry Carr listed on page 138 of the July 1951 issue of Startling Stories. I'm unable to find a letter by Carr on that page. However, there is one by Lin Carter on that page and I suspect that it is the letter that you (or whoever entered the letter) intended to reflect. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 01:48, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Fixed.--swfritter 16:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Startling Stories, March 1952

I'm going to add the essay on page 9 of the March 1952 issue of Startling Stories. I would have left this note on your secondary notifications page, but I also wanted to ask about the ESSAY listed on page 127 which I suspect was intended to be INTERIORART. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:03, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Fixed.--swfritter 16:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

F&SF, March 2009

In my ebook, the William Tenn essay is title "That Hell-Bound Train by Robert Bloch—And a Kind of Excuse-It-Please Memoir". The ISFDB record is missing the word "of" between "Kind" and "Excuse-It-Please". Could you please verify the title? <Funslinger 06:05, 10 July 2014 (UTC)>

Wrong page number, too! Fixed.

F&SF, June/July 2009

In my ebook, the title of the Curiosities piece is "The McLandress Dimension, by John Kenneth Galbraith (1963)" with a capital L. Please verify. Thanks. <Funslinger 23:27, 10 July 2014 (UTC)>

Quite so. Fixed. Thanks.--swfritter 17:56, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

"The Edmond Hamilton Megapack: 16 Classic Science Fiction Tales"

We have two editions of The Edmond Hamilton Megapack: 16 Classic Science Fiction Tales, one verified by you and the other one from Amazon. The Amazon one has a cover scan and an ISBN, but otherwise they look the same. Could you please compare them to see if your version has the same ISBN and if the cover matches? TIA! Ahasuerus 18:49, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

No ISBN in mine. And there is no ISBN in the Amazon look inside. Perhaps the ISBN is from a no longer available (POD?) print version. I seem to remember such beasts being available at one time for this series.--swfritter 19:01, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Hm, let's see... Checking other sources, I see that WorldCat, OverDrive, Google Books, B&N, Goodreads, and Amazon all use this ISBN for the e-book version. And Amazon's Look Inside suggests that other Megapack collections are also missing ISBNs even though they clearly have them since you can successfully search by ISBN. Bummer.
Perhaps we can add the ISBN to our record and add a note to the effect that it doesn't appear in the book itself? Ahasuerus 20:27, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Good idea. Have done so and removed one copy. That helps fulfill something I personally consider an ISFDB mission - helping users navigate to places where they can procure a publication. I also noted that the ebook has a version number. Good thing for bibliographers. Amazon does update ebook texts. I downloaded another copy hoping there was a new version with an ISBN but that is not the case.--swfritter 23:16, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into this! And yes, I agree that more links to other places -- be they bookstores, libraries or other biblio sites -- are a good thing. Ahasuerus 23:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Tales From Nights Black Agents

User DavidCRead found credit for the coverart of Tales From Nights Black Agents in Jane Frank's 'The Art of Richard Powers'. The initials on the cover don't match Power's signature however, so no cover credit was given, only a note added. --Willem H. 19:58, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Cover art credit for issues of Lightspeed

I've made some changes in the cover art field of two issues of Lightspeed based on the data found on the publisher's website. The credit for this issue was changed from "Julie Dillion." [sic] to "Julie Dillon", and added the credit for this issue by Vitaly S. Alexius. I will note the source of these credits in case they don't appear or are credited differently in your copies. (These changes were prompted by a new editor's submissions to change your verified record. When asked to notify you, they cancelled the submissions.) Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:46, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I am proceeding to add the cover art credit which is missing from other issues, with the publisher's website sourced in the Note field. Mhhutchins 03:52, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I think there is usually an Artist Spotlight and an Artist Gallery that are done by the cover artist.--swfritter 17:21, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

The Square Root of Man

Hi, I have found the cover artist for your verified copy of The Square Root of Man. It is Stephen Miller, look here.--Dirk P Broer 15:17, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

I would have no problem if you actually credited the artist in the appropriate field.--swfritter 17:17, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

The same artist also did Off All Possible Wolrds, according to this source.--Dirk P Broer 21:45, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

The Cold Green Eye/Cold Green Eye

Hello, I've changed the title of this story (dropped the article) in this magazine as per title page. Hauck 07:30, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I also unmerged and retitled the artwork along with giving the variant title the same date as the first published version of the story.--swfritter 21:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I wondered if that was useful and if the artwork somehow should "retained" the canonical title.Hauck 05:01, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Satellite Science Fiction: June 1957

I added an art credit to Satellite Science Fiction: June 1957 for the story Ben's Idea. The artwork is the only signed artwork in the magazine. I hope that this is okay. MLB 00:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

By-the-way, did you know that there is a Hugo Gernsback editorial reprinted on page 95 and it is not credited on the contents page? MLB 01:03, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Pub updated. It would have been fine by me if you had added the Gernsback essay also. Thanks.--swfritter 21:15, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Fantastic Novels Magazine

I've noticed that you are the prime verifier for this magazine. I recently acquired a complete run of this magazine (and I'm happily reading, carefully, many of them) and I would like to list some of the more well-known sf personalities and fans that have had their letters published in this magazine (Robert Silverberg!!!). Let me know if this is okay. MLB 20:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Some good reading. A good perspective on early SF. I have the entire runs of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Fantastic Novels, & A. Merritt and read through them all a couple of years ago. The magazines have been unfairly criticised for "substantial" edits but with a few exceptions the stories are intact. Feel free to add any and all letters that I may have overlooked. As I was reading the mags I also read the letter columns. A lot of "I liked story X", "I have these mags to sell" but also some interesting letters from and about female readers and about fandom in general. Since addresses are included with letters you can use google earth to see where some of your favorite writers used to live. --swfritter 01:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. And yes, I've noticed a larger amount of women in the letter columns of this magazine than in most of the pulps and facsimiles that I've read. And so many of these issues have stories that have not been reprinted since, like Three Against the Stars which is also an early example of the Christian sf sub-genre.
By the way, my theory is that you can probably trace sf fandom through the early magazine's letter columns. MLB 03:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Fantastic Novels, Part II

Added several letters to Fantastic Novels, September 1940. Several names will have to be varianted however, Paul H. Spencer is Paul Spencer, for example. I'll do that if my update is accepted. MLB 03:06, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Added a letter to Fantastic Novels, November 1940. Everything by D. B. Thompson seems to have stopped in 1941. I wonder if he wasn't killed in the war. MLB 02:47, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Added some letters to Fantastic Novels Magazine, July 1950. MLB 03:04, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Typo change

In F&SF DEC 1993, the caption of the cartoon on page 143 was modified from "the jackpot" to "a jackpot". Syzygy 19:47, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Darrell Schweitzer Duplicates

On checking for duplicates of Darrell Schweitzer's works, this page shows two sets of possible duplicates for bios written by Schweitzer. All four are in separate issues of Amazing. On checking my copies, I see that there are no duplicates - all are distinct. Would this mean they should be disambiguated so they don't show up as possible duplicates? Would this be done by adding the magazine & date after the original titles, and is it advisable to do so? Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 04:00, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Good idea. That is consistent with the way editorials, book review columns, etc. are done.--swfritter 23:50, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Changes submitted. Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 03:15, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Mystic Magazine-November 1953

I just ordered a facsimile of this issue from Amazon. I put the cover image here into your entry. If this is incorrect then I'm sorry. MLB 01:42, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Alright by me. I noticed that the facsimile editions have been entered as anthologies which is the way same way I have been entering such editions. All good.--swfritter 02:43, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Me too. Even though they are "facsimiles" I have found some of them to be altered. Missing pages, missing artwork, missing columns, shuffled contents, etc. MLB 02:51, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

... And Some Were Human: Powers or Brilhart

Can you join this discussion about the cover artist of this pub? Thanks, --Willem H. 14:47, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Science Fiction Adventures, April 1958

Giving Science Fiction Adventures, April 1958 a cover image. I've been clearing up the Emsh page and found several dozen variants to merge. This issue is also the original version of this paperback. MLB 22:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Also a cover image for this issue of this magazine. MLB 23:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Fantastic Story Quarerly, Spring 1950

Hello. I added the cover to your pv'd pub. Also, this pub credits the cover art to Earle K. Bergey and the interior art to The Hidden World to Virgil Finlay. Is this enough to add the info to your pub? Thanks, Doug / Vornoff 20:12, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Changes made.--swfritter 22:17, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Amazing Stories: April 2014

I know that your banner sez not to notify you, but it's only polite to inform you that I added a cover image to the above magazine. MLB 00:06, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks.--swfritter 20:58, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Astounding, July 1956

I was merging the reviews in this issue with those from the UK reprint and noticed that there is an extra review in the UK edition. Can you confirm that there is no review for The Boy Who Discovered the Earth in the US edition of this issue? Thanks for checking. (I'm leaving this message on the talk pages of the first two primary verifiers of the US edition.) Mhhutchins 19:44, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

It's there. Added the review and merged it.Notified the other verifiers.--swfritter 23:34, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

The Lost Continent in Famous Fantastic Mysteries, December 1944

This interior art title by Virgil Finlay is credited in The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay as illustrating the The Lost Continent in the December 1944 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries. However, the note on that issue states that all unsigned artwork is assumed to be Lawrence based on the contents page credit. I've added a note to--swfritter 23:36, 1 January 2015 (UTC) the Finlay record indicating the discrepancy. If you'd like to double check the magazine, the illustration in the Finlay book is signed in the bottom right corner. The illustration depicts a plane in front of a mountain flying over riders on mastodons in front of a building with towers and what is likely an onion dome. The illustration is an inverted L shape, presumably leaving room for text. If that doesn't match any any of the illustrations, I can adjust the note to indicate that the Finlay drawing definitely does not appear in the magazine. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 22:44, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Very strange. All of the illustrations look like Lawrence and there is no illustration that matches your description. The closest is a full page piece with a woman riding a mastodon in what appears to be a courtyard with pyramids. No airplane. Perhaps Finlay was not able to fulfill the assignment and Lawrence stepped in. If I remember correctly Finlay was in the military at this time and his work was somewhat sporadic during this period.--swfritter 23:17, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
The illustration I refer to also has Lawrence's initials [LS] which are often hard to find on his work but this one is fairly obvious.--swfritter 00:21, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. I'll adjust the notes and assume that the Finlay drawing was never used with the new book being its first publication. Thanks again. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 16:54, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Guess I'll be eating beans & rice for a month so I can afford a copy of the book.--swfritter 23:36, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Algol in 1973

Hi, you may want to check if your verified issues of Algol (Andrew Porter, ed.) do fit in the category of fanzine: it appears as a magazine, at least from 1975 on, see here. Stonecreek 05:14, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Winter of the Llangs

In If, October 1967 the novelette "Winter of the Llangs" is illustrated by Finlay. Is there only a single illustration for that story? In Fantastic Novels Magazine, January 1951 can you briefly describe the six illustrations by Finlay for the story "Drink We Deep". In Famous Fantastic Mysteries Combined with Fantastic Novels Magazine, February 1953, can you briefly describe the four Finlay illustrations for the novel "Full Moon"? I've been entering the content of Finlay art books and would like to merge the drawings in those books with the original publication of the art. Bob 03:09, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

February 1953 scan, January 1951 scan.--swfritter 22:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Added two more illustrations to the issue of if. The first illustration is a wolf-like creature, the second is the battle between the wolf-like creature and a centaur-like creature, the last the the centaur-like creature warming itself at a fire.--swfritter 23:10, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Fixed this one; the illustration in the book is the third of these. Thank you! Bob 04:12, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

One more. In Famous Fantastic Mysteries, March 1940 and the two subsequent issues, Finlay illustrated the serial "The Blind Spot". Can you briefly describe the illustrations for this story? Four of them appear in the Finlay art books I have. Bob 14:57, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

March 1040 scan, April 1940 scan, May 1940 scan.--swfritter 22:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Ouch! I was pretty much opposed to merging interior artwork for the obvious reason that it would be tedious and time-consuming to verify content. But since you are willing to to do the work (and also pull the Tom Sawyer fence-painting scheme on me) I'd say go for it - at least for Finlay. I would like to suggest that you place a note in the merged title records stating that it has been verified that the illustrations in question have been verified as being the same pieces of art. You might find some of the answers here and I will get back to you on the other items in the near future.--swfritter 00:10, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
I do recognize the effort in what I'm asking for, and since you have verified so many of the magazines where Finlay illustrations were first published, it will put a burden on you. Rtrace and I are currently interested in Finlay art books and trying to merge or variant the works where we can. Since my collection of Finlay books is more extensive, I'll probably be the pain in your life for most of it. I truly appreciate your help! Bob 00:59, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
O.K., all of these are now done, with your help. Thank you again. Bob 20:49, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Finlay's Dwellers in the Mirage in Fantastic Novels

I noticed from the scans of Finlay's illustrations for "The Dwellers in the Mirage" in the April 1941 and September 1949 issues of Fantastic Novels Magazine have been merged while they are clearly different sets of drawings. I'm happy to make the edits to de-merge them, fix the dates and add a note that they should not be re-merged. Please let me know if you're OK with that. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:38, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Please do. The illustrations were totally new for the 1949 issue. These may not be the only set of Finlay illustrations in FFM/FNM that follow this pattern. Thank you very much.--swfritter 20:34, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
I might also note that the artwork was NOT disambiguated with the "(reprint)" appellation because they were not in fact reprints.--swfritter 20:58, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Three Against the Stars

In your verified magazine Fantastic Novels Magazine, May 1950 the story "Three against the Stars" illustrated by Virgil Finlay was missing an illustration, the one on p. 27. I've added it to the contents and adjusted the numbers on the other illustrations. Bob 03:07, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

And a mighty fine illustration it is.--swfritter 23:14, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
The submission has been sitting in the queue for awhile, so I went ahead and accepted it based on your response. Mhhutchins 21:33, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks.--swfritter 21:53, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

The Face in the Abyss

In A Merritt's Fantasy Magazine, July 1950 there are apparently 3 Finlay illustrations. All three appear in Finlay art books. Could you please let me know which ones are: (a)a two-page illustration of various creatures, (b)the Face itself, and (c)a nude woman, hands behind her head? Appreciate your help. Bob 04:03, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

(a): Page46/47 (b): Page 12 - the title page, on the title page a is man with a snake wrapped around him with the illustration continuing to Page 13 with the Face. (c): Page 25.--swfritter 22:13, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I knew (b) was a partial, but didn't know what was on the facing page. Bob 22:48, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

We Shall Come Back

In Science Fiction Quarterly, November 1951, the story "We Shall Come Back" shows Finlay as the illustrator. Is there only one illustration? Bob 02:15, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Just one illustration of a woman diving underwater.--swfritter 21:25, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for looking. Much appreciated. Bob 01:32, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Her Ways Are Death

I credited Virgil Finlay with the third illustration in the story "Her Ways Are Death" in a magazine you verified, Famous Fantastic Mysteries Combined with Fantastic Novels Magazine, June 1952, noting that the credit is given in two Finlay art books. Bob 21:27, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

I see that it is reproduced in a book and credited to Finlay but I am not a 100% sure that it is his work. If you look at the Lawrence illustrations in the same magazine it actually could be his work. But since we have an independent source crediting it to Finlay it seems wise to go with that.--swfritter 21:53, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it is different from Finlay's usual, but originals of his work usually have his name and address on them (at least mine do), so I'm confident that the editors didn't make a mistake. Bob 01:30, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
So they have the originals! Not many survived, at least for most artists. They were usually the property of the publisher and quite often ended up in the trash. Finlay is the most likely artist to be the exception. --swfritter 04:43, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh, goodness, Gerry de la Ree owned all of the illustrations used in his books, and the Finlays were also used for the four Underwood-Miller books. That's why there are so many repeated illustrations between the two sets of books. The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay has some of the same illustrations, I would guess because one of the three collectors whose illustrations were used bought some of de la Ree's collection after his death. I've bought illustrations by Finlay, Freas, Bok, Emsh, Krenkel, Fabian, Dameron and others. The artists' name and address are usually stamped on the back or the margins of the illustration so they can be returned to the artist after they are photographed for publication. I think it's pretty standard for illustrators. In fact, I remember reading about some publishers who didn't return Frazetta work, and Frazetta was pretty upset about losing it. Thank you for looking up these illustrations for me. Bob 01:01, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
I know there were a bunch of cover paintings for Astounding that were dumped in the trash. I think it was in the fifties. They tried to sell them and then give them away but found no takers.--swfritter 01:37, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

The Smoking Land

In A. Merritt's Fantasy Magazine,February 1950, the story "The Smoking Land" has 5 Finlay illustrations. Can you tell me which ones look as follows: (a)a hooded figure looking down on skeletons dancing in flames, and (b) a man with a dog or wolf both looking at demons in the sky? Bob 17:52, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) Illustration 4 on page 49. (b) is a two pager with demons overlooking a mountain on page 36 and more demons on the top half of the following page.--swfritter 19:05, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Super! Thanks again. Bob 14:31, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

The Curse of Yig in The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader

I've noticed that we have the incorrect variant of Zealia Bishop's name for "The Curse of Yig" in The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader. It should be "Zealia Brown Bishop" and I wanted to check with you and the other verifier before I corrected the record. Please let me know if you're OK with the correction. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 18:08, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Bishop both on title page and ToC. OK by me.--swfritter 18:56, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes, please correct. MLB 01:36, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Quest of the Golden Ape

In Amazing Stories, January 1957 and the two subsequent issues, Finlay illustrated the serial "Quest of the Golden Ape". I see you have two of the three issues. Can you tell me which illustration shows an armored man with a sword stabbing a man without a shirt, who is held by another man in military dress by a rope around his neck, and a third military guy with a rope around a fifth man's neck? Bob 17:32, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Two-pager on the title page of the first part in the January issue. Both pages are full pages with no text. The text actually starts on page 8. An awful lot of action for one illustration. I actually have all three issues.--swfritter 20:33, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, sir. You are a scholar and a gentleman! Bob 21:28, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

The Evening Star

In Fantastic Stories Magazine, Winter 1952 the story "The Evening Star" has 3 Finlay illustrations. Can you please tell me which ones are: (a)an assemblage of deformed monsters, (b) people in "jars", scientist looking at one woman, and (c) men floating, one of those side-of-page illustrations? Bob 18:25, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) illustration 2 page 15. (b) illustration Title page 10 - Page 11 is an entire page - page 10 is about 1/4 page and has three scientists doing whatever it is that scientists do when they are standing around. (c) Illustration 3 page 19 - takes up the right hand column.--swfritter 22:57, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Once again, many thanks. Bob 02:02, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

The Snake Mother

In Famous Novels Magazine, November 1940 Finlay illustrated the story "The Snake Mother". Which of the three illustrations is of a giant nude woman (the Snake Mother?) behind a couple? Bob 02:48, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

The first illustration on page 7. Great cover--swfritter 22:01, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I agree, one of Finlay's best IMHO. Bob 23:08, 23 January 2015 (UTC)


In Fantastic Novels Magazine, Summer 1952, Finlay illustrated the story "Slan". Which of the three illustrations is Granny attacking Joanna? Bob 23:08, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Could not find this with my Fantastic Novels magazines. Probably because you actually meant Fantastic Story. A bit frantic there for a minute until I looked at the ISFDB record. The illo you describe is on page 11 continuing from a half page on the title page, page 10, which depicts a man looking on.--swfritter 23:44, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Habit is a terrible thing! Sorry about that. Thank you for your extra trouble on this one. Bob 02:26, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Bok in June 1951 Fantastic Novels

This uncredited illustration for White's "The Song of the Sirens" appears in Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration as well as the June 1951 issue of Fantastic Novels. I've visually matched it with the scan on the Ron Unz site, and I think we can safely attribute it to Bok. Both that illustration and the one(s) for "The White Sands of Bridesrun Beach" are clearly paired illustrations (I've used the term diptych, but I'm not 100% certain it is appropriate). However, in the Bok collection, they are arranged differently and I've entered separate title records for each part of the diptych. For Bridesrun, I've cross linked the 2 titles and the single title though the notes. I can do the same with Sirens, unless you'd want to consider the two illustrations as separate. It is, of course, your call. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 17:08, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

I have made the appropriate changes in the magazine. I will leave other any considerations to your well informed judgments.--swfritter 01:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


In Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1947 Finlay contributed two illustrations for the story "Atomic!". Can you please tell me which illustration is (a) a woman in a pool of liquid, a man's head behind her and (b) a man with a flame thrower firing it at a giant spider? Bob 02:46, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) Illustration 1 on page 49. (b) 1/2 page Illustration 2 on page 53.--swfritter 20:58, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Wonderful! Thank you once again. Bob 22:29, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Things Pass By

In Fantastic Story Magazine, Winter 1955, the story "Things Pass By" apparently has two Finlay illustrations. Which one shows a woman, bent at waist and knees, looking and reaching down as if to pick something up? Bob 22:28, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Page 9 is a full page which extends from a 1/4 page segment on page 8.--swfritter 22:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Bob 01:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Hothouse World

In Fantastic Novels Magazine, November 1950, Finlay illustrated the story "Hothouse World". Would you please tell me which illustration shows a bearded man working with lab glassware? Bob 19:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

First illustration on page 12. No extraneous art on title page.--swfritter 20:44, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

And in Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1951, which of the three illustrations for "The Wanderer's Return" fit: (a) a man with a ray gun shooting a big bug, (b) a woman looking up with a spaceship overhead and (c) a man with a helmet, a sailing ship and several women on a cliff behind him (one of those side-of-the-page illos)? Bob 19:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) Illustration 3 on page 19 - takes up 3/4 of a page. (b) pages 10 & 11 - Page 10 is as describe with page 11 being a fairly large extension which depicts priests? on the step of a temple looking on. (c) Illustration 2 on page 15 takes up one column of the page.--swfritter 20:44, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
As always, much appreciated. Thank you! Bob 20:54, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Christopher L. Bennet

Would you mind double checking your verified Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 1999 and seeing if the letter on page 138 (currently credited to Christopher L. Bennet) is actually by Christopher L. Bennett (two 't's)? Or perhaps something to indicate it is the same person? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:29, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

You are correct. It is actually Christopher L. Bennett. I will change and put notifications on the other verifiers' pages.--swfritter 21:42, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

The Triggered Dimension

In Science Fiction Plus, December 1953, the story "The Triggered Dimension" is shown to have only one illustration. But the The Third Book of Virgil Finlay attributes 2 illustrations to that story: (1)a large one showing a woman with two towers in front of her spitting sparks and (b) a smaller one of a hand cupping a small creature in it. Virgil Finlay in its checklist says there are 5 Finlay illustrations for that story. Can you clarify this situation for me? Bob 01:30, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Bedsheet size magazine! Always tucked away in some oddball place! Finally found it. Added all the artwork. (1) is the first illustration. A big full-pager. (b) 1/4 bedsheet illustration 4 on page 54.--swfritter 00:10, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Boy, do I understand your problem! I'm always trying to find some oddball publication when a question comes up. Thank you for taking care of this one. Bob 00:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Good thing I found it now before it became even more lost.--swfritter 00:30, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

The Death of Iron

In Wonder Story Annual, 1952 the story "The Death of Iron" was illustrated by Finlay. Please tell me which drawing shows a shadowy monster in the background and a woman amid spheres and stars in the foreground. Bob 17:43, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Page 10 is a full page with a minor extension along the bottom of the next page which takes up less than a 1/4 page.--swfritter 20:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you once again! Bob 00:00, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Moth and Rust

In Startling Stories, June 1953, Finlay illustrated the story "Moth and Rust". Please tell me which of the 3 illustrations shows a woman, arms spread, transparent skirt spread wide, amid spheres? Bob 03:44, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 17. Only two illustrations (I double checked) although the initial illustration takes up a substantial portion of two pages.--swfritter 22:39, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

In Startling Stories, February 1953, Finlay illustrated the story "Troubled Star". Please tell me which illustration shows a man at the controls of some sort of vessel, a woman behind him, both shown through a porthole in the vessel? Bob 04:00, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 17.--swfritter 22:39, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you once again. Pretty much finished half the books I've entered so far. Bob 04:28, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Space Stories, February 1953

FYI, I have added the second Finlay illustration to our mutually verified Space Stories, February 1953. Ahasuerus 03:02, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

The Last Vial

In Amazing Stories, November 1960 and the two subsequent issues, the story "The Last Vial" was illustrated by Finlay. I have the January 1961 issue, but not the earlier two. Can you please tell me which issue shows (a) a woman in surf at night and (b) people around a blaze or explosion, a demon rising from it and an angel in the air overhead? Bob 03:16, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

(a) December issue, page 71, illustration 3 (just added to pub). (b)Pages 6 & 7 of the November issue. Page 7 is a full page with the demon and the crowd. Page 6 is about a 1/4 page with the clouds and the angels lower torso with. The rest of her figure extends to page 7.--swfritter 20:55, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again! Much appreciated. Bob 00:05, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Facsimile Reprints III

You might be interested in this discussion on my messages page. You've been dragged into this. Sorry. MLB 05:09, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Six and Ten Are Johnny

In Fantastic, Summer 1952 you show a single illustration by Finlay. Two illustrations appear in the Finlay art books, (a) showing one man on top of a second man, holding a pot on the recumbent man's head and beating on it, and (b) a flying insect about to drop a man into a monster's mouth. Can you identify these for me please? Bob 16:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) Page 4, first illustration which extends to the next page creating a border of vegetation about what is most text. (b) Page 31, illustration 3 - and I believe I will have nightmares tonight.--swfritter 20:49, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! That is indeed one of Finlay's most disturbing illustrations! And it's on the cover of The Fourth Book of Virgil Finlay. Bob 00:14, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Being by Richard Matheson

In If, August 1954 you show Finlay as the illustrator. There are two illustrations from that story in the Finlay art books, (a) a log cabin in the moonlight, and (b) a man and woman looking through a window at a sphere with tentacles over a man on the ground. Can you please identify these for me.? Bob 17:04, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Page 76, first illustration. A full page with nothing extending to the next page. More nightmares. (b) Page 87, illustratration 2. Only takes up about 1/6th of the page.--swfritter 21:00, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
As always, thank you for the trouble. I presume you reversed (a) and (b). That (a) is indeed a tiny drawing! Bob 00:16, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Oops! You are right. The images are far too disturbing. And indeed, I did have nightmares last night although a little more pedestrian than the Finlay illos. Killer whales and a walrus at a local downtown creek site and they were about to go on a rampage.--swfritter 20:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Spacemen Lost

In Startling Stories, Fall 1954, the story "Spacemen Lost" is illustrated by Finlay. Can you tell me which illustration shows three men looking up at a weird sun/sky? Bob 23:22, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 19.--swfritter 20:47, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you as always. Bob 22:23, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

The Dream Makers

In Fantastic, July 1958, the story "The Dream Makers" is illustrated by Finlay. Please tell me which illustration shows (a) a man dreaming of a woman in a stream of bubbles, a devil beside his bed, and (b) a man shooting a ray gun at a giant snake, presumably rescuing a woman hanging in vines? Bob 23:29, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) Illustration one with the devil residing in the right hand column of page 6 and a full page 7 with the man & woman. (b) Page 61, illustration 2.--swfritter 20:56, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, thank you. Bob 22:23, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

The Galaxy Primes

Last one today. In Amazing Science Fiction Stories, March 1959 and the two subsequent issues, the serial "The Galaxy Primes" was illustrated by Finlay. Please tell me which illustrations show (a) a four-armed man/creature biting a large bird while a man and woman look on, and (b) a woman with her arms in front of her face in front of a large woman's head screaming? Bob 23:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) The first and only illustration in the March issue. A full two-pager with the text starting on page 80. (b) The first and only illustration in the April issue, taking up one column and a full page.The May issue contains only one illustration, again a column & a page with free floating male and female figures.--swfritter 21:09, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now I'm out, I guess. Bob 22:24, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh no, I was really enjoying looking at that artwork.--swfritter 22:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

A Question of Courage

Well, I didn't mean I was done! In Amazing Stories, December 1960, there is a Finlay illustration showing an exploding space ship. Which illustration is that? Bob 00:40, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 25. Full page. Finlay's book should be renamed "The Infinite Book of Finlay Illustrations".
Thank you. Actually, there are 10 books I'm working on, six from Gerry de la Ree and four from Chuck Miller (or Underwood-Miller). There is a lot of overlap; I think de la Ree's collection was the basis for both series. I actually have three more hardcover books to enter (two Japanese, one Spanish), plus a number of fanzines. The only way I can match those will be with the books I have already entered, since I'm a lousy linguist and most of the fanzines don't define the sources at all. I've finished well over half of the work already, I think over 3/4. I hope to finish the entered material this month. I really appreciate your help and that of a very few others who have extensive collections of the pulps; many of Finlay's later work is in magazines still under copyright, so not duplicated on line. Bob 00:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

The Graveyard Heart

In Fantastic Stories of Imagination, March 1954, Finlay illustrated the story "The Graveyard Heart". Can you tell me which illustrations show (a) a statue of a man holding a snake on fire and (b) a bearded man with a hammer and chisel or stake over a sleeping boy or young man?

(a) Illustration 2 on page 44. Full page. (b) First illustration page 20 1/2 page on 20 & full page on 21. Actually think it is a woman/girl. Notice the strategically places starbursts.--swfritter 19:53, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I guess that is a woman. Thanks. Bob 20:42, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Also in the same magazine, Finlay illustrated the story "The Coming of the Little People". Is there more than one illustration for that story? The one I have shows a swarm of flying creatures with a mountain and a sun in the background. Bob 00:29, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 81. About 2/3 page.--swfritter 19:53, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Got it. Glad I asked. I'm never sure when a novelette shows one illustration. Thank you once again. Bob 20:42, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

The Human Zero

In Fantastic Stories of Imagination, January 1962, Finlay illustrated the story "The Human Zero". Which illustrations show (a) a close-up of a man's eyes and nose, and (b) a man and 50 caliber machine gun in the midst of a blast? Bob 22:39, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) The back cover illustration. Full page. (b) Illustration 2, page 59. Full page.--swfritter 15:49, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you once again. Neat that this pub put Finlay illustrations on the back cover! Bob 17:34, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Witch of the Four Winds

In Fantastic Stories of Imagination, November 1963 and the following issue, Finlay illustrated the story "Witch of the Four Winds". Would you please tell me which illustrations show (a) a woman hanging by one arm from a cliff with a dragon or snake approaching from below, and (b) bats attacking a woman? Bob 22:51, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) November issue, Back cover, full page. (b) December issue, page 98, full page.--swfritter 16:07, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Mucho gusto! Bob 17:35, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

All We Marsmen

In Worlds of Tomorrow, August 1963 and the two following issues, Finlay illustrated the story "All We Marsmen". Please tell me which illustrations show (a) a wrinkled person in a fetal position, (b) an armless man with wires from his stumps to his head and controls on his chest and belly, (c) the reflection of a beast or devil in someone's eye, and (d) two grasshopper-men fighting? Bob 23:06, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) August issue, illustration 3, page 29, all of right hand column. (b) December issue, illustration 3, page 147, full page. (c) October issue, first illustration, page 73, full page. (d) August issue, illustration 2, page 19, full page.--swfritter 16:18, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Just about finished the next-to-last entered Finlay art book! Thank you! Bob 17:36, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

The Vengeance of Kyvor

In Fantastic, April 1957 and the subsequent issue, Finlay illustrated the story "The Vengeance of Kyvor". Please tell me which illustration shows a man on the back of a big cat, another man below it? Bob 01:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

The first and only illustration for the April issue. A full two-page spread with no text other than the title.--swfritter 19:50, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, much appreciated. Bob 22:36, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Time Waits for Winthrop

In Galaxy, August 1957, Finlay illustrated the story "Time Waits for Winthrop". Would you please tell me which illustration shows (a) a bald woman, (b) an old man lying down holding his lips apart, and (c) a man in a space suit wielding a sword? Bob 21:39, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) Third illustration. Upper 1/4 of page 54 and top 1/2 page of page 55. Woman on page 55. (b)First illustration, pages 6 & 7. Page 6 has title, blurb, some text and the man's legs. Page 7 is most of the page. (c) Illustration 2, right hand column of page 32 and all of page 33.--swfritter 23:40, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Bob 17:01, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Strange Compulsion

In Science-Fiction Plus, October 1953, Finlay illustrated the novella "Strange Compulsion". Please tell me which illustrations show (a) a man in a space suit (or a robot?), a woman behind him, and a rocket ship behind her, (b) a woman's face behind a series of concentric circles and a clock hand, (c) space ships taking off from some sort of supports, and (d) a man with his hands on controls in a space ship in flames? Bob 16:51, 22 February 2015 (UTC) (a) First illustration, page page 39. Full bedsheet size illustration with only title info. (b) Illustration 3, page 47. Almost a 1/4 of a page in the right hand column. (c) Illustration 2, page 42, about a third of the page in the left hand column.--swfritter 20:21, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! And (d)? Bob 21:19, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Ooops! (d) is illustration 4 on page 51. A little more than 1/2 a bedsheet page and a red background tint.--swfritter 21:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Bob 03:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Sound of the Scythe

In Amazing, October 1959 Finlay illustrated the novella "Sound of the Scythe". If there is more than one illustration, which one shows a military man behind a desk facing a lobster-like alien? Bob 17:07, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

The first and only illustration. One column on page 76 with the bulk of the creature's body. Page 77 is a full page with the creature's chest and head and the man.--swfritter 20:27, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks a bunch. Bob 21:05, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Wanted in Surgury

In If, August 1957 Finlay illustrated the novelette "Wanted in Surgury". If there is more than one illustration, which one shows a man with two robots apparently operating on him, a surgeon behind him? Bob 17:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

The first and only illustration on page 58. A full page with no text.--swfritter 20:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Once again, thank you! Bob 21:06, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

The Lovers

In Startling Stories, August 1952 Finlay illustrated the story "The Lovers". Please tell me which illustration shows a bug in top hat and cape facing a man, a second man on the ground behind him.

Illustration 3 on page 25. Most of the page. More nightmares tonight and not just from the illo. The story is frightening enough without them.--swfritter 21:32, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, because of this story, I never became a fan of Farmer. Thanks as always! Bob 03:47, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Also would you please tell me which illustration in "Strange Compulsion" above fits the description (d)? Bob 19:59, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

See above.--swfritter 21:32, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Island in the Sky

In Fantastic, September 1953 Finlay illustrated the story "Island in the Sky". Please tell me which illustration shows a man without a shirt gripping a conical object, wood splintering around him. Bob 20:04, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 17. A full pulp page.--swfritter 21:42, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Great! Thanks. Bob 03:52, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

The Unforgiven

In Startling Stories, October 1953 Finlay illustrated the story "The Unforgiven". I variented the illustration to recognize that and added a note. Bob 20:14, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Admirably documented.--swfritter 21:47, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Double Meaning

In Startling Stories, January 1953 Finlay illustrated the story "Double Meaning". Which illustration shows a woman hiding her face with her upper arm? Bob 20:18, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 17. A full page. There is a man standing behind her.--swfritter 21:51, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
There certainly is! Thanks. Bob 03:54, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

All Good Men

In Fantastic, June 1956 Finlay illustrated the novelette "All Good Men". Only one illustration? Bob 19:35, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

In If, June 1957, same question about the stories "...On the Dotted Line" and "Pretty Quadroon". Bob 19:38, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes in all cases.--swfritter 20:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, much appreciated. Bob 03:15, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

...And All the Stars a Stage

In Amazing, June 1960 and the subsequent issue, Finlay illustrated the story "...And All the Stars a Stage". Which illustration shows two men working on an object in space above a moon (wearing helmets, but bare arms)? Bob 03:38, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

July issue. Right column of page 80 and a full page 81.--swfritter 20:49, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you once again. Bob 01:32, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

The Long, Slow Orbits

In If, May 1967, Finlay illustrated the story "The Long, Slow Orbits". Which illustration shows strips broken into 8 parts, parts of a man in a space suit distributed between the parts? Bob 19:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 98, a full page.--swfritter 20:52, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Most appreciated! Bob 01:32, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Hepcats of Venus

In Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, January 1962, Finlay illustrated the story "Hepcats of Venus". Please tell which illustration shows a somewhat blurry group of 4 men/creatures. Bob 20:01, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Illustration 2 on page 29, full page.--swfritter 20:55, 26 February 2015 (UTC
Thank you, thank you! Bob 01:33, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

A Million Years to Conquer

In Fantastic Story Magazine, Fall 1952 Finlay illustrated the story "A Million Years to Conquer". Which illustrations show (a) a woman and a dragon's head and (b) a man in some sort of covering with goggles looking down at a man or creature with glowing eyes? Bob 03:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

(a) First illustration, a full page as described on page 10 with an extension to the top part of page 11 with a man looking on. (b) Third illustration on page 23, the left part of which takes 1/3 of a column while the right part takes 2/3 of a column.--swfritter 21:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you as always! Bob 20:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, August 1956

You are the primary verifier of Amazing Stories, August 1956. I think the title of the Silverberg/Garrett story is "The Beast with 7 Tails", not "The Beast with Seven Tails". Could you please check? Thanks, Darkday 23:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Changed title of story, variant parent, artwork and made a pub note stating that the title is listed differently on the cover than it is on the ToC and title page.--swfritter 01:12, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Grotesques and Fantasies

I'm not certain how a publication which is a digital audio download would have page numbers. Also, I changed the credit of two stories from "I. Zangwill" to Israel Zangwill. (They showed up on a clean-up report which finds unvarianted titles by pseudonyms. That's how I discovered the odd situation about the page numbers.) Mhhutchins 20:17, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

That was quick. Just put the pub in yesterday. Thought I had got all the variants. I was going to look at it again today after I though about making the collection a variant of the collection mentioned in the notes. I waffled but left the page numbers in to give an idea of the story lengths.--swfritter 20:41, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, February 1953

Can you confirm that the artwork on page 76 of this publication is credited to "Frank Novarro" or Frank Navarro? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 20:40, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Same situation but with the cover art credit of this publication and this one. Quite likely it's the same person and a canonical form of the name will have to be established with variants required for the one designated as the pseudonym. Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:42, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Noticed the cover art before your message. All three are credited to Novarro. An internet search shows that neither spelling is totally uncommon. Since there are more pieces credited to Navarro I will variant the Novarro credits.Since all of the credits seem to be Amazing/Fantastic adventures in a close date range it is quite obvious they must be the same person.--swfritter 20:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
And I'm sure it is a problem that is known. Even after varianting the cover art the pub shows only the varianted artist and not the canonical.--swfritter 21:07, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
The publication record has always only shown the actual credit for cover art and never the canonical artist's name. And I'm not sure that it should (if anyone ever starts a discussion to change it.) Author credits are the same way. The publication record of a book credited to Paul French doesn't show Isaac Asimov as the true author. Only the title records (of both the book and the cover art) shows that it's a variant.
A relatively minor issue but it would be kind of nice if the variant and the canonical were shown. There are certainly more important things that require developer time.--swfritter 20:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
BTW, you forgot to make "Novarro" into a pseudonym of Navarro. I'll do that. Mhhutchins
Oops. And there literally 100's of times that I haven't forgotten. Or at least don't remember forgetting.--swfritter 20:31, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Wally and Willy in Imagination

Could the "Wally" in this issue of Imagination be the same artist as the "Willy" in this issue of Imagination? Because both credits are based on signatures, perhaps it's just a matter of interpreting it? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins

The "Willy" signature in the July 1953 issue is clearly legible. The cartoon illustrations in June 1951 issue have very different and difficult to decipher signatures. I will put notes in each pub to that effect.--swfritter 21:48, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Imagination, September 1951

Could the illustration on page 121 of this record be credited to Herb Ruud instead of "Herb Rudd"? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 00:03, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it is Ruud. Modification made.--swfritter 22:53, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Shadow over Mars

In Fantastic Novels Magazine, March 1953, Finlay illustrated the story "Shadow over Mars". Please tell me which illustrations show (a) a man carrying a woman with harpy-like creatures flying in the background and (b) a rocket ship taking off, hitting a building along with a winged woman and a large devil's face. Bob 13:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

(a) First illustration, All of page 10 and most of page 11. (b) Illustration two, all of page 19.--swfritter 20:39, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks! Bob 23:36, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

The Big Time

In Galaxy, March 1958 and the subsequent issue, Finlay illustrated the story "The Big Time". Would you please tell me which illustrations show (a) W.C. Fields and the Cretan woman with an ax and (b) a bare-chested man, hands in the air, surrounded by ghostly heads? Bob 17:25, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

April issue in both cases. (a) First illustration, top 1/3 of page 98 and almost 2/3 of page 99. (b) Third illustration, a full page 141.--swfritter 20:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Fast response! Much appreciated. Bob 23:36, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

"Kokler" or "Kohler"

Can you confirm the credit for the cartoon on page 127 of this issue of Imaginative Tales? There are numerous records for "Kohler" cartoons from the same publisher in the database. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 22:29, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Kohler is correct. Change made.--swfritter 18:14, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

"Kristen" or "Kristin"

Can you confirm the cover art credit given in this record? There are records in the database, and other covers for F&SF, credited to "Kristin Kest". Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 22:37, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Variant title, pseudonym relation made. Note in pub.--swfritter 18:15, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Thomas "Nachid" or "Nackid"

Can you look at the art credits for Thomas Nachid from Space & Time and confirm that they are not for Thomas Nackid? The latter is the actual spelling of the author's name according to his website. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 01:48, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Nackid, indeed. Credited in a confusing font but the interior artists are also credited in the masthead. Fun time finding the files. They were on my old XP and thankfully on the primary drive since the secondary drive failed although I should have backups of everything somewhere. And a good thing since a virus at one time deleted nearly every ebook file on my computer.--swfritter 20:41, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Cover art credit for Destinies, Feb-Mar 1980 found

Please see the message on my talk page about the cover art credit for this publication. I have updated the record to add the cover art credit. Thanks. Mhhutchins 02:16, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Space SF, May 1952, "Geri" or "Gari"

Can you confirm the credit for a piece of interiorart on page 54 of this publication for "Geri"? There are several pieces credited to "Gari" in other issues of this periodical. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 05:41, 16 March 2015 (UTC) Gari it is. Change made.--swfritter 20:12, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Edward Sillett or Willett

Can you confirm the credit of this record? It is noted on the website of Edward Willett. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:00, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Total typo. Fixed.--swfritter 21:38, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Hand from the Void

In Super Science Stories, January 1951, you show only one Finlay illustration for the story "Hand from the Void". I have three in one pub. Can you tell me which have the following captions: (a) "The indescribable longing on their faces...", (b)"Could one man alone turn aside..." and (c)"In the distance, the blood and crimson towers..."? Bob 00:51, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Only one illustration. (c) is probably an extension of (a). In the magazine a man and a woman on page 14 are looking at a window? with the towers etc. on page 15. Part of the window is on page 14. (b) Can't find it. Even counted pages to make sure a page in my copy is not missing.--swfritter 19:09, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I'm sure that (b) and (c) are actually the two-page illustration. (a) seems to be the outlier, and must be from a different story; don't know if I can track that one down. Bob 21:31, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Ariel's Song

In Famous Fantastic Mysteries Combined with Fantastic Novels Magazine, September 1942 the poem "Ariel's Song" appears imbedded in a Finlay illustration. Although you credit the illustration, you do not credit the poem. Since the poem and the illustration appear several times in Finlay art books, this is a problem. I've added a credit for the poem in the original pub if that's o.k. with you. Bob 15:50, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Appeared in "The Tempest" so I suppose it should have an appropriate date. Also, the poem isn't complete. I will leave you to ponder to appropriate edits.--swfritter 18:30, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, yeah. But this version, as you point out, is only a partial of the original, and is identical to the other versions it's merged with. So the date is that of the pulp in which it first appears. Bob 23:40, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah but, this version is complete. So should it have the early date and yours be a disambiguated variant with the date of the first pulp appearance? This could be worth a full page of discussions!!! We could head it "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." And it would not be the most trivial discussion ever to appear in these pages. Unless Will Shakespeare complains I would say "Lay on, Macduff!" and continue with the great stuff you are doing on the Finlay page.--swfritter 19:30, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

"Lightspeed Magazine", March 2015

You verified this issue with a content item "Author Spotlight: Ursula K. LeGuin", using a non-standard spelling of "Le Guin". Looking at Lightspeed's web page, at least there they used the spelling "Le Guin". I'm guessing this was a data entry typo. Chavey 22:31, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Copy & Paste so no typoe. That's the way it is in the ebook. The name is spelled correctly for the story credit. I will fudge a little bit on this one and use the normal spelling and add a note to the pub.--swfritter 00:14, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I think the standard is not to record spelling variations only based on blank spaces, but I can't remember. Chavey 02:12, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Less critical for an interview. I am not even sure that is possible to make a variant title based upon the interviewee.--swfritter 17:14, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Artwork Credit for Later Than You Think

In Galaxy, October 1951, which you verified as transient, the artwork is listed as "uncredited". I would change that to "Vanpala" based on the signature on the artwork. I know this person is not in the data base, but the name seems fairly clear to me. What are your thoughts on this? Do you have access to check? Bob 18:41, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Actually the October 1950 issue. Link is correct. I'm not completely sure about the credit but Vanpala seems to be a strong possibility. I would say go ahead and make the change with a qualification in the pub notes. At one time the number of verifiers was severely limited so Primary (transient) was the only option for secondary verifers. I think nearly all of my transient verifications are of pubs to which I still have access.--swfritter 21:07, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks; sorry that I'm still making so many typos! I wondered, since you have so many "transient" citations. Glad you explained. Bob 21:44, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Fantastic - Summer 1952

Hello. Just a couple of minor discrepancies I want to bring to your attention in this pub. On page 106 David Stone is credited as the illustrator, but does not have a record for this. On page 119 Professor Bingo's Snuff is a reprint as stated on this page and on the cover, but the record does not reflect this. Being serialized in 1951 in Park East magazine according to Wikipedia, our record should be updated to show this (perhaps this was erroneously done for one of the illos). Can you review this with your copy and let me know what you think. Thanks. Syzygy 14:25, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Quite right! I have added the Stone artwork and updated the title record for the Chandler story with a more correct date a and notation about the original sources.--swfritter 16:21, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Looks good. You had an extra 'first' in the title note, though. I made the submission to correct this. Thanks for your quick attention. Syzygy 18:29, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick eye.--swfritter 19:12, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Brev and Brey

Could Brev and Brey be the same person? Both had interior art in 1962 issues of Analog. Are the credits based on a printed credit or a signature which may have been misread? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 05:31, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Just saw the note in this record saying that the credit may be incorrect. Mhhutchins 05:33, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Both illustrations are editorially credited. The Brey credit is unmistakable but the Brev could be Brey with the "v" having a very short descender. The illustrations are stylistically similar so they do appear to be by the same artist. In order to keep the credits consistent, I will credit the "Brev" to "Brey".--swfritter 19:17, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Pete Bogg and Pete Boggs

Can you confirm the two credits for Pete Boggs and determine if they should be changed or varianted to Pete Bogg? Thanks. Mhhutchins 20:41, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Credits are correct but since there are so many similar pieces by Bogg I made variants and noted the reasons why in the title notes.--swfritter 21:53, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

The Thief and the Roller Derby Queen

Would you please double check The Thief and the Roller Derby Queen in your verified Galaxy's Edge, Issue 10: September 2014? It is listed as an essay, but is it actually the same short story that was published in The Chick is in the Mail? See this probable copyright violation for reference. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 22:40, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Guess I was confused by the word "essay" and the fact that the story appears in the section of the magazine usually reserved for essays. I also added the sub-title but noticed that the title is also entered with an "&" rather than "and" in three verified pubs although a look inside on amazon shows that the title, at least in the ToC has an "and".--swfritter 19:59, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. I've pinged Chavey about the other version. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:59, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

It Could Be Anything

Finlay illustrated the story "It Could Be Anything" in Amazing Stories, January 1963. Would you please tell me which illustration shows a man in an alley watching another man surrounded by some sort of wave? Bob 20:58, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Back cover.--swfritter 21:39, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for all your help with the Finlay illos. This is the last illo in the last Finlay book I have to enter, and your help throughout is very much appreciated! Bob 18:59, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Good work!--swfritter 20:31, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Science Fiction Stories, #2 1954

Hi, the cover art for this magazine is by Ed Emshwiller, as it is the same art as on Utopia Grossband #55 (Fora I) which is credited to Emsh. In fact, the signature Emsh is visible there at bottom right as can be seen here on Flickr. Horzel 10:11, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

The part of the art with the signature has been cut from my pub. I credited it to Emsh and made the artist a variant of Ed Emshwiller. I am not totally up on the rules for making art variants so I will leave that for you.--swfritter 21:55, 22 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 20:42, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

On my copy the credited is halfway buried in the seam but the credit is correct.--swfritter 21:59, 22 May 2015 (UTC)


You have primary verified issues of Clarkesworld, giving the issue number in the ISBN/Catalog # field. (You may be following a practice that an earlier editor may have established.) This is not standard ISFDB practice. If the issue number is prominently stated on the front cover, that should be part of the title field as in this periodical and this one. Thanks. Mhhutchins 15:05, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Looking now I see that you only verified one issue with a catalog number. It was the first issue to do so, and all issues following it, none primary verified, continued the practice. Mhhutchins 15:10, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Since posting this message an editor has updated all of the earlier issues with the issue number in the ISBN field, and now the same editor (Wjmvanruth) is going back and adding the issue number to the title field. Of course, that means a moderator is accepting them without regard to your note about being informed of changes. C'est la vie on the ISFDB. I'm backing away from the whole thing. Mhhutchins 18:04, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Not even sure why I verified that one issue since I have been entering data strictly from the website. That issue now unverified. Context sensitive Help for pub title says "If there is no apparent date, or the date is incomplete, a volume/issue number may be substituted. The date is always preferable, even if the magazine typically gives the issue number" and specifically mentions "Interzone". Since the issue number is a unique identifier the ISBN field seems like an appropriate data entry location for the issue number. If somebody actually is working from the ebook versions it would seem appropriate that they now own Clarkesword and will also be willing to enter the verified data. Apparently I have been entering Galaxy's Edge incorrectly, at least according to Help. Only problem, the print and ebook releases have unique ISBN numbers. I am also out of this one. Seeing as how I have to add pubs for about of the third of the reviews I enter, it would seem as though there might be more important tasks.--swfritter 22:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
And I put a hold on about two dozen submissions that want to move the Issue number to the title field. I don't think it belongs there. The Galaxy's edge editions/issues are done quite correctly as each DOES have an ISBN. The issue number could go in the notes, but there's no reason it CAN'T go in the title field. And, re above, the editor wasn't changing the contents so he/she really didn't violate the 'spirit' of the note ...... the issue numbers would have been quite correct in the ISBN field. I've directed the editor here, so hopefully will find someone 'home' ... --~ Bill, Bluesman 00:55, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
When someone makes such significant changes to a number of issues that signifies to me that they want to take ownership of the magazine. That's fine by me. I already subscribe to six magazine that I do not read so that I can verify the issues. Hopefully whoever takes over Clarkesworld will do the same.--swfritter 13:06, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

If Jan-Feb 1974

Can you confirm Jack Gaughan's signature (gJ) in this issue for interior art on page 113 (bottom left above the second branch) and page 145 (bottom right just above the shoulder), thus making for an all-Gaughan issue? Syzygy 15:59, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Confirmed. Changes made.--swfritter 20:11, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. Syzygy 20:41, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Lightspeed, June 2015

Hello, a cleanup report shows that there are two couples of SHORTFICTION items similarly titled (_Madeleine_ & _Melioration_), can you have a look? Thanks. Hauck 15:04, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Indeed, one of the entries is interior art. An exhausting data entry episode with over 100 titles in this special issue. Fixed. Thanks for the heads up.--swfritter 19:50, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

The Cross of Mercrux

Hannes Bok illustrated the story "The Cross of Mercrux" in Famous Novels Magazine, November 1951. Could you please tell me which ones show (1)two pages, with a shooter on one page and the shot on the second, (2)a man and woman following a hunchback, and (3)a startled man with a burning brand who has discovered a skeleton. And in the story "White Sands of Bridesrun Beach" in Famous Novels Magazine, June 1951 is the single illustration by Bok a two-pager? Bob 21:42, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

November 1951 (not 1950) issue: (1): pages 94/95. (2): page 111 (3): page 103.--swfritter 12:57, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
June 1951: two pages.--swfritter 13:01, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, as always. Bob 19:10, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

The Mandala

In Mystic Magazine, January 1956, there is an article by Hannes Bok titled "The Mandala: A Guide to Positive Thinking". Is there a picture of a mandala that accompanies the article? Bob 20:22, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

That would probably be the untitled illo on the fep. If you think it is appropriate, feel free to change the title of the illo to the title of the article. There is also a photo of Bok on page 17.--swfritter 00:03, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! I did just that! Bob 14:53, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

The Power of Darkness

You have an edit to do a title merge for The Power of Darkness, however the software can only find one of the titles you wished to merge. The missing title record is 1869367. I'm also unable to reject the edit as the software can't create the necessary buttons for a moderator to proceed. Are you able to cancel or reject the edit yourself? Thanks for looking. PeteYoung 13:42, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

No longer in list. Thanks.--swfritter 13:51, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Hot Trip for Venus

Hi. The contents listing for Imaginative Tales, July 1957 contains "Hot Trip for Venus", as by Ralph Burke. Indeed the story is listed this way in the table of contents of that magazine. But on the opening page of the story, it says "by Randall Garrett". I think the opening page takes precedence over the TOC. Can you please have a look? Thanks, Darkday 17:19, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Correct. Authorship changed to Garrett and the Silverberg co-authorship is gone. Note placed in pub. Thanks!--swfritter 20:49, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Robert Silverberg is actually credited as the co-author on I have sent an email to but unless they have more information I will leave the authorship as Garrett alone and make a notation about the majipoor credit.--swfritter 19:48, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for making the update. I think it's very well possibly that this was a Garrett/Silverberg collaboration after all, but it's impossible to decide without additional information. I fear you won't get a reply from I've never received one when I wrote, and the site hasn't been updated in the last three years. Darkday 21:55, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Queued submissions

Three of your submissions have been sitting in the moderators' queue the past few days. They appear to be identical and probably the same as one which you already accepted, since they attempt to create a new record for an issue already in the database. Please reject them when you get a chance. Mhhutchins 18:00, 2 August 2015 (UTC)d

Done. Thanks. Hopefully it was and ISFDB hiccup and not a short term memory issue which made me continually forget that I had already entered the issue.--swfritter 21:17, 2 August 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)

Error Identified in Bleiler's Early Index - Fred M. White, "Balance of Power"

I identified an error in Science Fiction: The Early Years (Pages 545 - 998). The review of "The Balance of Power" uses an incorrect story title. The correct title appearing in Windsor Magazine October 1907 is "The Balance of Nature". I've provided links to online scans at multiple sources confirming this in the Magazine issue record and also a link to Google books preview of the Index, where the incorrect page is available for viewing. I left the Review titled as it appeared in the index, however I also added notes to the review documenting this error and again providing links to the available scans. I wasn't sure if we should leave the review titled incorrectly as it appears, or if we should change it to eliminate a a linked review with an unmatched title. Thoughts or input? Thanks Kevin 02:52, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

D. Bruce Barry or Berry

Can you confirm the credits for two interior art contents in this publication are by "D. Bruce Barry"? Thanks. Mhhutchins 03:09, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

In a Pig's Eye

Fabian illustrated this story in May 1976. In Fantasy by Fabian, two illustrations on the same page seem to bear that designation. Both are narrow, vertical B&W illustrations. The first shows a nude woman's left profile, hands high on her chest and apparently small horns on her head. The second shows a nude woman from behind, facing a man in a chair holding a skull-topped scepter. Are there two illustrations? If not, which one of these two is the single illustration? Bob 21:27, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

I figured this one out. The first one of the illos above is the one from that story. The other is on the same page, but not from that story. Sorry about my confusion. Bob 20:09, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


Stephen Fabian and one of his sons published five illustrations titled "Daemon", one each in five issues of Fantastic, beginning in one. Four of these appear in Women & Wonders as follows: (1) Three Indians rowing a boat in rough seas under two moons, one large and one small, (2) a woman, right hand on her chest, a sailing ship and rowboat in the distance, a couple of birds in the air and a moon behind all, (3) a big figure in a monster mask, knife in one hand, looks like a censor in the other and a woman on the altar in front of him, a second woman in front of the altar with some kind of sphere between her legs and (4) a galley with sail furled with a bright star behind. Would you please let me know which of the illustrations fit these descriptions? Bob 00:58, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Curse of the Superhero's Wife

Would you mind double checking the title of Curse of the Superhero's Wife in your verified The Complete Accursed Wives? It was originally published as Curse of the Super-Hero's Wife (with a hyphen). Both Locus and Amazon Look Inside's TOC for The Complete Accursed Wives show the hyphen. Based on the title page, this should either be merged or varianted as appropriate. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:55, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Dan Barry and Dan Berry

Can you check to see if these could be the same artist? He has work in two Ziff-Davis publications: Fantastic Adventures, August 1951 and Amazing Stories, July 1951. Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins 00:30, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Analog, December 1980

Can you confirm the interior art credit on page 106 of this issue? Could it possibly be David Egge? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins|talk 17:12, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Marvel Science Stories 1951-05

Added a cover scan to this magazine.

Illustrator for One of Three

There are four illustrations for "One of Three" in your verified copy of the March 1948 issue of Startling Stories, which are uncredited. I've been adding the illustrations in this book which reprints one of the illustrations and credits it to Lawrence. I've matched the illustration to an online scan of the illustration on page 15 and I've gone ahead and made the variant (because of the numeric disambiguation) relationship. I'll leave it up to you whether you want to change the artist credit the parent title or the other uncredited illustrations for that story. Though, I'm sure that variant is going to cause this to show up on a cleanup report so I'm sure someone will ask if we don't change at least the one. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 03:06, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

There are two more identifications from this book for illustrations which are uncredited. They are both identified as Lawrence and I've matched them against online scans of the original. They are Escape from Hyper-Space from the December 1951 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories and The Black Flame from page 39 of the Spring 1952 issue of Fantastic Story. As before I've made the variants. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:00, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
There is one other. This time the illustration for Tydore's Gift in the November 1952 issue of Fantastic Adventures which the book credits to Vestal. I've made the title record in my book into a variant of the canonical name. You can merge your title with whichever form of the name you prefer. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:31, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
I've found another. Sadoul credits this illustration in the July 1951 issue of Startling Stories to Lawrence. I'll go ahead and make mine a variant. I don't know if I'll find any more of these, but I am approaching the end of the book. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:18, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hospitality in Planet Stories

I suspect that the uncredited essay on page 80 of the September 1950 issue of Planet Stories should actually be interior art based on this scan. Also, do you think that's Napoli's signature at the bottom right? Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:10, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, November 1952

I've corrected the author's name and title of this title per this discussion. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:03, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

"The Crib of Hell" by Arthur Pendragan / Pendragon

Can you confirm the credit for the story in this issue? It was reprinted here under a variant spelling of his name. Can you determine if a variant and pseudonym should be created? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins|talk 23:35, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Bradbury letter in January 1941 Fantastic Novels

I'm going to add the letter from Ray Bradbury appearing in the January 1941 issue of Fantastic Novels using the pdf on as the source. The letter was reprinted in Lesser's Pulp Art and I wanted to get the original appearance. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:35, 12 October 2015 (UTC)


When you get a chance, could you please review this discussion? TIA! Ahasuerus 01:03, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Worlds of Tomorrow, August 1964

A question about Nodel's INTERIORART titles for "Day of the Egg" in your verified Worlds of Tomorrow, August 1964. Do we want to add "[2]" to the second one? Ahasuerus 13:20, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Ryan Neil Myers or Ryan Neal Myers

Can you confirm the author credit of this record? Thanks for checking. Mhhutchins|talk 17:38, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

I've been waiting a while to clean this, and noticed that there's an "about the author" later in the issue which gives the correct spelling of the author's name. So I'll change the credit of the story. If it was credited to "Neil", please change it back and create a pseudonym and variant. Thanks. Mhhutchins|talk 16:36, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Fantastic for August 1972

I'm going add the interior artwork for "The Witch of the Mists" in the August 1972 issue of Fantastic. I'm also going to change the title of the Panshin's column which we currently have as "Science Fiction in Dimension" whereas the title page (and also the table of contents), list the title as "SF in Dimension". Ordinarily, I'd wait to hear back from you before proceeding. However, I haven't seen a response from you in a while. I hope all is well and you're just taking a break. In any case, do let me know if you disagree about these changes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 22:34, 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)

Williamson's "Gateway to Paradise"

I'm going to convert Jack Williamson's "Gateway to Paradise" which we currently have listed as a novel, to a novella. It appears in your verified publication, Wonder Stories Annual for 1953 (as a serial). My reasons for doing so are that both of the magazine appearances are classified as a novella in Miller/Contento. I also did an estimated word count from the reprint in the collection of the same name, and it appears to be less than 3,400 words. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 02:36, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Beware the Fury / The Fury Beware

Hello, as this story is titled The Fury Beware on title page but not on toc in the UK edition of Fantastic, can you just in case check the title of the US printing in this pub? Thanks. Hauck 13:42, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Housemaid 103

Imaginative Tales, November 1957 contains Housemaid No. 103. However I think the title should be "Housemaid 103" instead, since that's the title on the first page of the story. Darkday 23:22, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Possible Typo

Here is a possible type (story & artwork):

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:58, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Roy Lewis's 'The Evolution of Man'

Your verified copy of the anthology Apeman, Spaceman has Roy Lewis's short story appearing as 'The Evolution of Man', not as 'The Evolution Man' as with earlier appearances in the same anthology. If it is correct in your pub it will need to be made a variant. Thanks for checking. PeteYoung 01:20, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Cover found

for this pub. --Zapp 21:09, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

6 and the Silent Scream

Added a note about the artist signature.[3]--Auric 02:02, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Algol fanzine wiki page

You and I had done some work on the Algol fanzine wiki page, you in 2008 and me in 2010. All of that is more than superseded by the Magazine page for Algol, so I deleted that old Wiki page. If, for some reason, you're interested in its previous status, I took a snapshot of it, which I'll keep around for a while. Chavey 06:36, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Reviews for "Everett Edward Hale"

We appear to have entries for both Edward Everett Hale and Everett Edward Hale, and the latter has four review entries in your verified copy of Bleiler's Science Fiction: The Early Years (page 325). I can't find any reference that Hale ever used the name "Everett Edward Hale" and suspect these reviews are linked to the wrong Hale, probably initially entered in error. As a first step towards tidying this up can I ask you to have a look at your copy and, if in agreement, correct the review links? Any other thoughts on this? Thanks. PeteYoung 05:44, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Possible Typos 10-Apr

Here are some possible typos:

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:58, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Interview With Robert A. Heinlein, in Algol #21

According to Alfred Bester's author page he has made three interviews with Robert Heinlein. I'm trying to find out if they are actually all one and the same. I already found that the one in my copy of Redemolished is actually the same as the one in this pub - in both cases it's the interview that Bester made for Publisher's Weekly in 1973. The remaining interview is the one in Algol issue #21 that you verified. Can I ask you to make a text comparison with the short excerpt I'm quoting from my book (first and last sentence, respectively, with [...] denoting text in between):

The one author who has raised science fiction from the gutter status of pulp space opera (still practiced by Hollywood) to the altitude of original and breathtaking concepts is Robert A. Heinlein.


"And how do you make sure that you don't fail?"

He grinned. "First you've got to pull 'em in off the side-walk. Then you hang on to their lapels - don't let them get away - then pass 'em along from paragraph to paragraph and finish with music."

Is this also the text that you have in Algol? Thanks for your help, Patrick -- Herzbube Talk 20:42, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Review in Bleiler's "Science Fiction: The Early Years"

The listing for your verified publication contained a review of "Quack!": The Portrait of an Experimentalist by Robert Elson. However, it was listed by us as a book by "Rober Elson". I corrected that to the correct spelling of the author's name, but if Bleiler actually spelled it that way, i.e. it wasn't just a typo, then you might want to include a note to that effect. (But I suspect it was just a typo.) Chavey 16:18, 21 May 2016 (UTC) \

The Saint-Germain Chronicles

Added to the notes for this collection. MLB 02:37, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, September 1953

Added letter from E. Frank Russell to your verified pub.--Rkihara 04:37, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, June 1953

Added letter from Everett B. Cole to your verified pub.--Rkihara 04:39, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, March 1953

Added letters from L. Sprague de Camp and James Blish to your verified pub.--Rkihara 04:41, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, January 1953

Added letter from Walter M. Miller, Jr. to your verified pub.--Rkihara 04:42, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Science Fiction, March 1970

Added letters from George W. Price, Jean Marie Stine, Jerry Kaufman, Darrel Schweitzer, and Michael Juergens, to your verifed pub.--Rkihara 16:34, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Super Science Stories, April 1951

I added the cover to Super Science Stories, April 1951 from my copy. MLB 22:52, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, February 1951

Added letters by Tom Covington, George O'Toole, Vernon L. McCain, John Brunner, and Dirce Archer to your verified pub.--Rkihara 18:53, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, March 1951

Added letter by Joe Gibson to your verified pub.--Rkihara 21:28, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, April 1951

Added letter by Gerry de la Ree to your verified pub.--Rkihara 21:44, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, August 1951

Added letters from Alex Saunders, and R. J. Banks, jr. to your verifed pub.--Rkihara 21:14, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, October 1953

Added letters from J. J. Coupling, Larry Maddock, and Tom Godwin to your verified pub.--Rkihara 05:16, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, December 1953

Added letters from L. Sprague de Camp, George W. Price, and John D. Buddhue to your verified pub.--Rkihara 05:48, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, March 1954

Added letter by Les Cole to your verified pub.--Rkihara 17:49, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, April 1954

Added letter by Poul Anderson to your verified pub.--Rkihara 17:58, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, June 1954

Added letters from Isaac Asimov and Larry Maddock to your verified pub.--Rkihara 18:39, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, July 1954

Added letter by Richard M. Hodgens to your verified pub.--Rkihara 20:02, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, August 1954

Added letters from Isaac Asimov, L. Sprague de Camp, and Chad Oliver to your verified pub.--Rkihara 20:35, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, September 1954

Added letters from Wallace West and L. Sprague de Camp to your verified pub.--Rkihara 21:00, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, October 1954

Added letter by J. J. Coupling to your verified pub.--Rkihara 21:13, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, November 1954

Added letter from Rhinehart S. Potts to your verified pub--Rkihara 21:24, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, December 1954

Added letters by A. Hyatt Verrill and P. Schuyler Miller to your verified pub.--Rkihara 21:43, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, January 1955

Added letter by Manly Banister to your verifeld pub.--Rkihara 20:11, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, February 1955

Added letter from Eric Frank Russell to your verified pub.--Rkihara 20:29, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, May 1955

Added letters by Noreen Kane Falasca and James England to your verified pub.--Rkihara 23:44, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, August 1955

Added letter by E. E. Smith to your verifed pub.--Rkihara 00:17, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, September 1955

Added letter by G. Harry Stine to your verified pub.--Rkihara 00:29, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, December 1955

Added letter from James Blish to your verified pub.--Rkihara 18:36, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, February 1956

Added letters by Lawrence F. Willard, and George W. Price to your verified pub.--Rkihara 19:06, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, May 1956

Added letter from G. C. Edmondson to your verified pub.--Rkihara 19:35, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, June 1956

Added letters from Leslie A. Croutch and Alice Bullock to your verified pub.--Rkihara 22:34, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, August 1956

Added letters by Kenneth H. Cassens, Perry A. Chapdelaine, and George Nims Raybin to your verified pub.--Rkihara 23:01, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, June 1957

Added letters written by Lawrence A. Perkins, and Harry C. Stubbs to your verifed pub.--Rkihara 17:28, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, January 1958

Added letters from L. Sprague de Camp, and P. Schuyler Miller to your verified pub.--Rkihara 00:28, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, March 1958

Added letters from Isaac Asimov, J. Martin Graetz, Helen M. Urban, and Maxey Brooke to your verified pub.--Rkihara 19:26, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, April 1958

Added letter from Isaac Asimov to your verified pub.--Rkihara 20:23, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Science Fiction, May 1958

Added letters by Alma Hill and L. S. Rothstein to your verified pub.--Rkihara 21:24, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding/Analog Science Fact & Fiction, March 1960

Added letters from George W. Price, and Victor Endersby to your verified pub.--Rkihara 02:14, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding/Analog Science Fact & Fiction, April 1960

Added letter from Roy Tackett to your verified pub.--Rkihara 02:30, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Astounding/Analog Science Fact & Fiction, June 1960

Added letters from Fredric Brown, Damon Knight, and Judith Merril to your verified pub.--Rkihara 02:59, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Analog Science Fact -> Fiction, October 1960

Added letter from A. Bertram Chandler to your verified pub.--Rkihara 18:33, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

The Future Fire, Issue 2010.21

FYI, the name of the publisher responsible for your verified The Future Fire, Issue 2010.21 has been changed from "Future Fire" to "The Future Fire". Ahasuerus 03:21, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

N/A Marked Primary Verifications

In the following pub, you have marked a primary verification slot as N/A:

I assume you meant to mark verified. If you come back, it would be appreciated if you updated this. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 03:10, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Andrew W. Svenson vs Andrew E. Svenson

Hi, for your verified copy of Fantastic Universe, July 1959 I changed the author of the story The New Tom Swift fro Andrew W. Svenson to Andrew E. Svenson, first based upon Wikipedia, but I also managed to download the issue here, so I could check page 99.--Dirk P Broer 14:59, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Rocket Stories, April 1953

Added better cover to your verified Rocket Stories, April 1953.SFJuggler 02:02, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Space and Time

I added covers to three issues of your verified "Space and Time" magazine: Issues 106, 107, and 108. All issues up through #108 now have covers. Chavey 02:51, 23 October 2017 (EDT)

Flying Saucers from OTHER WORLDS

I added an illustrative credit and an essay to your verified July 1957 issue of Flying Saucers from OTHER WORLDS. Information is from my facsimile copy. MLB 08:41, 4 November 2017 (EDT)

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 04:15, 10 November 2017 (EST)

Cover added.

Added cover for [Fantastic Universe Nov. 1956].SFJuggler 15:18, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

Three Gothic Novels

For the 1966 Dover publication P224681, I added serial number (as Catalog ID) and price from a 1969 newspaper advertisement, and a substantial explanatory note; also several External IDs. --Pwendt|talk 18:10, 26 April 2018 (EDT)

With a different search I found 1966-06-12 reviews in two US newspapers, supporting the 1969-quoted price $2.00 and also the 1966-06-01 publication date now provided at Amazon US/UK (ASIN: B01FIYSVIU).
But the front cover image at Amazon is that of a later edition evidently, for the same is provided as "2nd ed. edition (28 Mar. 2003)" and "ISBN-10: 0486212327" coupled with a back-cover image that shows plausible 21st century prices. --Pwendt|talk 17:57, 27 April 2018 (EDT)

Black Static, October-November 2008

A quick note to let you know that "Q&A withTim Lebbon" [sic] has been changed to "Q&A with Tim Lebbon" in your verified Black Static, October-November 2008. Ahasuerus 17:51, 31 July 2018 (EDT)

Famous Modern Ghost Stories

For your record of the Project Gutenberg edition P286354 I added publication sequence to the Contents list and added publication notes. --Pwendt|talk 17:53, 9 February 2020 (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 09:45, 13 February 2020 (EST)

Astounding Science Fiction, June 1956 - Reviews

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 06:56, 8 May 2020 (EDT)

Jim Baen's Universe

I added a cover image to Jim Baen's Universe 1 Susan O'Fearna 18:32, 9 September 2020 (EDT) and to 1.2 Susan O'Fearna 18:35, 9 September 2020 (EDT)

Fantastic Adventures, June 1952

A quick FYI re: your verified Fantastic Adventures, June 1952: I have added a note clarifying that "The Woman in Skin 13" is attributed to the house name "Gerald Vance" on the cover, but to Paul W. Fairman in the table of contents and on the title page. Ahasuerus 13:53, 8 May 2021 (EDT)

Moderator flag

Checking your last User Activity date, I see that you were last active on 2015-08-06, i.e. over six years ago. According to Moderator Policy, "Moderators who have been inactive for over 12 months lose moderator privileges". I have disabled the moderator flag on your account, so when you come back, you won't be able to moderate submissions. No need to panic, though :-) We have a list of Moderator Qualifications and you can reclaim the ability to approve submissions once you go through the process. Hope to see you again when you have time for the ISFDB! Ahasuerus 18:26, 14 October 2021 (EDT)

Just in time. Now I won't have to request aforesaid action. Been busy the last few years after downsizing my housing and upsizing my financials. I probably will not be slamming in a whole lot of data so I becoming a moderator again will probably not be a goal.--swfritter 14:28, 13 November 2021 (EST)
Welcome back! Glad to hear things have stabilized :-)
When you are ready to start creating submissions, please take a look at the Rules and standards changelog. It lists all of the major data entry rule changes since late 2016, which should help. ISFDB:Policy#Contents.2FProject_Scope_Policy and Help:Contents are also good places to check since a lot of things have changed or at least have been fine-tuned over the years. Again, welcome back! Ahasuerus 20:02, 13 November 2021 (EST)

If, July 1954

I have updated If, July 1954 based on this submission. I was able to verify the signature based on the Internet Archive scan. However, instead of accepting that submission, I used Paul Orban (in error) per our standard practice of handling incorrect credits. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 12:40, 21 November 2021 (EST)

Great! I am now using the scans to track down the few illustrations done by Dolly Donnell in the 40's. She was one of the few women illustrators from the early years of SF mags and what few illustrations she did are brilliant. My detective work took me to the letter columns where I ferreted out a credit for a piece by Wilbur Thomas. None of his other works are credited but there are at least a dozen other uncredited works that are probably his.--swfritter 17:40, 21 November 2021 (EST)

Universe Science Fiction, July 1954

Just heads up that I approved this based on the signature. If you disagree, let me know and I will reverse but it seemed clear enough to approve and then come over and let you know. Annie 05:39, 22 November 2021 (EST)

If you look at the cover for the May issue you will notice that the signature is quite legible. The signature on the cover for the July issue in question is quite similar but less legible. In addition, McCauley had a tendency to sign with a name instead of initials. Also, Jones is specifically credited on the July ToC. So I think Jones is correct. Thanks for the notice.--swfritter 19:53, 22 November 2021 (EST)
All set then. Thanks for looking at it one more time! Annie 19:59, 22 November 2021 (EST)
Guess I came back just in time.--swfritter 18:13, 23 November 2021 (EST)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1940 Wesso Credit

I've added a credit for H. W. Wesso on "Science Is Golden" in Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1940 upon seeing the initials "H. W." in the same handwriting as on Wesso's signature in "Conquest by Fire" in the same issue--the initials are in the lower left corner on the first "Golden" illustration and the lower right on the second. Also addded a note about the initials. MOHearn 19:22, 25 November 2021 (EST)

Well done.--swfritter 19:48, 25 November 2021 (EST)

Captain Hazzard

Hi Swfritter (and welcome back) I approved your addition of the May 1938 issue of Capt. Hazzard. You have missed the date for the issue in the title field which I fixed. I subsequently checked the editor bibliography to see if it needed to be merged. I ended up finding that this issue already has this record. I do see that there is a discrepancy between the publishers and I believe that Magazine Publishers is correct. Please take a look and see whether you want to delete the old record or the new. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 09:53, 31 January 2022 (EST)

I will delete the new record and update the old one with a scan link and publisher update. Thanks.--swfritter 10:53, 31 January 2022 (EST)
All taken care of. Removed my pub and the orphan titles and added additional notes plus changed the name to Capt. Hazzard Magazine as credited in the magazine. Nice refresher workout.

--swfritter 18:22, 31 January 2022 (EST)

Self-approver flag set

Congratulations, you are now a self-approver :-) Ahasuerus 09:57, 31 January 2022 (EST)

P.S. Do you want to remove the Wiki template which says "This editor is no longer actively participating and is unlikely to respond to messages left here" from the top of your Talk page? Ahasuerus 09:58, 31 January 2022 (EST)
Will remove the template. Thanks.--swfritter 10:54, 31 January 2022 (EST)

The Last Leap

Cover art for this is Josh Kirby as noted in the list in the back of A Cosmic Cornucopia. --Mavmaramis 06:46, 6 February 2022 (EST)

Thanks!--swfritter 18:45, 6 February 2022 (EST)

Stuck keyboard or copy/paste accident?

You may want to check your keyboard and make sure you do not have stuck keys or something - you somehow managed to double "(" and ":" in the titles of the letters at the bottom here. Either that or you copied too much from somewhere and it doubled that way. Can you please fix? And don't forget the parent as well. Thanks! :) Annie 14:16, 17 February 2022 (EST)

Yes. Copy/paste issue. Fixed. Thanks.--swfritter 16:58, 17 February 2022 (EST)

Horrors Unseen

Please see this submission which impacts your verified pub. Please let me know if your copy has the artist credit on the back. See [4] Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:10, 21 February 2022 (EST)

Thanks for the scan. The artist credit was covered up by a Thrift Books scancode sticker. Lifted it up and there was the credit.--swfritter 18:05, 21 February 2022 (EST)
Thanks. Edit accepted and note update. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:15, 21 February 2022 (EST)

The Space Magicians

Please see this submission which impact your verified pub. As above, let me know if this matches your version. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:20, 21 February 2022 (EST)

Yes, Using a 10 power magnifying glass.--swfritter 18:10, 21 February 2022 (EST)
Thanks. Edit accepted. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:15, 21 February 2022 (EST)

Nice Girl with 5 Husbands

Please see this discussion. Based on the Internet Archive scan, I have changed the "Nice Girl with Five Husbands" to "Nice Girl with 5 Husbands" for your verified Galaxy Science Fiction, April 1951. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:02, 25 April 2022 (EDT)

The Future Fire, June 2010

I made some changes to your verified issue. The main change was the editor. Let me know if you disagree. John Scifibones 15:04, 18 May 2022 (EDT)

Christopher/Youd Balance/In the Balance

The note to "Balance" says 'Acknowledgements to No Place Like Earth states "Balance—copyright 1951 as "Balance of Power", by Columbia Publishing Corp., for Future Fiction. First published in Great Britain by New Worlds, 1951."' As PV for Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories, July 1951 could you and Markwood or another PV of "Balance" get together to check if the acknowledgement is half-right and that it and "In the Balance are the same story? --J-Sun 17:26, 30 June 2022 (EDT)

Both issues of the zines in question are available on the Internet Archive. They are the same story.--swfritter 21:20, 30 June 2022 (EDT)
Thanks, I've submitted the variant. --J-Sun 19:02, 1 July 2022 (EDT)
I also made a number of changes. I synchronized the publication date of the variant with the canonical title and modified the publication date based on Ashley. I also made a notation in the title record that the acknowledgment was in error. In addition, there is now an orphan title left over which probably needs to be deleted:

Haunt of Horror

I fixed editorial title in issue #2 ("conditional terror") using Archive copy. --Username 23:40, 1 July 2022 (EDT)

The Vampire Archives

Would you mind double checking the story on page 638 of The Vampire Archives? Is it Revendale (as is currently listed) or Rivendale? Looking at the Amazon Look Inside, the ToC uses Rivendale which matches the original version of this story. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:28, 10 July 2022 (EDT)

Title was incorrect. Merged with appropriate variant and informed MLB.--swfritter 13:27, 11 July 2022 (EDT)

Possible Database Typos

Can you double check the following possible database typos?

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:02, 9 August 2022 (EDT)

Occurrence is misspelled on the title page of "The Singular Occurence at Styles" but not on the ToC or header pages. I made a note to that effect in the magazine and title notes. The other instances were all misspellings that have been corrected.--swfritter 18:31, 11 August 2022 (EDT)

New Writings in SF 5

Cover artist of this is Dean Ellis, see grapefruitmoongallery. Horzel 18:03, 16 August 2022 (EDT)

Deep research, or serendipity?--swfritter 09:23, 3 September 2022 (EDT)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, February 1986

The cover art of this, the ascribed to G. P. Lendino, a one hit wonder, is claimed by James Gurney in a "Works by" list in Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. The style is very similar, so I'll make GP Lendino a pseudonym of James Gurney. Horzel 09:03, 27 August 2022 (EDT)

Got it!--swfritter 09:26, 3 September 2022 (EDT)

Virgil Finlay illustration?

This unattributed artwork is coming up for auction: Is it an illustration for your verified Thanks in advance for your reply! Markwood (talk) 10:59, 20 September 2022 (EDT) Never mind. It's signed 'Malcolm Smith'. Markwood (talk) 17:43, 25 September 2022 (EDT)

Pulled my October, 1950 issue of Other Worlds and the art appears on page 6.

Tales of the Cthulhu -- title

My copy of Tales of the Cthulhu doesn't have 'Volume 1' on the title page. Yours? --Glenn (talk) 17:19, 7 November 2022 (EST)

Not on the title page. Vol 2 is designated on the title page for the next book in the series.--swfritter (talk) 19:13, 11 November 2022 (EST)

The Last City


just a quick note to remind you that this one was not eligible to be added when you added it back in July. It is barely getting eligible now (books are only eligible 90 days pre-publication). PS: We use YYYY-MM-DD format for the dates in Notes - it is less likely to cause confusion -- outside of USA, 7/3/2022 is March, not July. I fixed that in the note while adding a cover to the record. Thanks! :) Annie (talk) 19:10, 18 November 2022 (EST)

Thanks.--swfritter (talk) 17:52, 24 November 2022 (EST)

Science Fiction Stories, January 1960

Just submitted a note, the cover art of this was previously used as back cover art on Future Science Fiction, #28 and credited there. Horzel (talk) 17:02, 7 December 2022 (EST)

The message title above was used way back in 2011, so you may want to alter it slightly so it doesn't jump to that old one when people click on it. --Username (talk) 19:12, 7 December 2022 (EST)

Journey's End / Super Science Stories, August 1951

I have just checked this artwork and it actually does show the artist's signature 'Callé' in the lower right corner - and I am planning to make the corresponding change. Please let me know if you disagree. Best, John JLochhas (talk) 02:15, 16 January 2023 (EST)

::Agreed!--swfritter (talk) 14:50, 16 January 2023 (EST)

Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1953

Based on the Internet Archive scan of Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1953, I changed "Flight Eighteen" to ""Flight 18" to match the title page per our standards. I added a corresponding note regarding the spelled out version being used in the ToC and page headers. I also added a local copy of the cover since ISFDB's use of Galactic Central covers is currently broken. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:36, 11 February 2023 (EST)

OK!--swfritter (talk) 17:14, 13 February 2023 (EST)

A Month of Mystery; I just entered an edition that's on with a full copyright page and a page count of 428, online info says 403 was for the book club edition, I changed publisher to Random House / BCE. --Username (talk) 08:10, 3 March 2023 (EST)

Coming Attractions in F&SF July-Aug 2015

Hi Swfritter

I'm responding to this note from my talk page regarding our mutually verified publication. The corrections seem straightforward and I'm going to go ahead and update the title record in question. Please let me know if you have any concerns about this change. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 09:11, 11 March 2023 (EST)

Must have been time traveling backward that day.--swfritter (talk) 14:43, 24 March 2023 (EDT)

The Mirror of Infinity

My copy of The Mirror of Infinity has "2-74" at the bottom of the last copyright page. I'm wondering if yours does as well, or I have a different printing. --Glenn (talk) 16:54, 1 April 2023 (EDT)

My copy has 1-73.--swfritter (talk) 11:21, 2 April 2023 (EDT)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1959

For your verified The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1959, I updated the title of the story on page 5 from "Tenth Time Around" to "Tenth Time Round" based on the Internet Archive scan. This seemed pretty straightforward based on the scan, but let me know if on the off chance there were two versions of this magazine and we need updates. I am posting this message on all active verifiers' pages. -- JLaTondre (talk) 19:32, 6 April 2023 (EDT)

OK!--swfritter (talk) 11:13, 24 April 2023 (EDT)

Signet -> Signet / New American Library

Any objection to changing this to Signet / New American Library

--Spacecow (talk) 04:35, 12 April 2023 (EDT)

No objection.--swfritter (talk) 11:13, 24 April 2023 (EDT)

Weird Tales: TMTND; 2 editions on, 1988 and B&N TP, I added links to both and xxi to 1988 edition's page count, your PV probably has the same page count, so if you could check and fix if needed. Also, there's no cover; can you upload yours? There's a cover on Amazon if you can't. --Username (talk) 19:55, 25 April 2023 (EDT)

Feel free to use the Amazon cover.--swfritter (talk) 18:13, 2 May 2023 (EDT)

WSFB; When adding link I also changed month to April as it says in someone's note and in the book. --Username (talk) 08:37, 1 May 2023 (EDT)

Pub also has April. Fixed.--swfritter (talk) 18:12, 2 May 2023 (EDT)