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The Howard Collector

I have recently entered the fanzine The Howard Collector. Two things bothered me about your verified pub of the same name. The major problem is that the contents you verified show "Letters" on page 172 (through 191). Without the letters listed individually, I can't merge the individual letters from the fanzine with those in the book. Note that some of the letters will need identification beyond to whom they were addressed and when because there was no known date (particularly on letter to Harold Preece), so the first words are probably needed in the title. Incidentally, these letters also appear in other pubs. A less major problem was your classifying the item "Kelly the Conjure-Man" as a short story. Others have done so as well, but it seems to me that this isn't really meant to be fiction, but local history. Howard frequently related such folklore in his letters. So I classified the item as an essay rather than as shortfiction. Bob 20:07, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

The Chessmen of Mars

I have been adding the essay "Jetan, or Martian Chess" to the US editions of Burroughs' The Chessmen of Mars per Henry Hardy Heins' A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Heins states that the 1963 Ballantine edition includes this appendix. Could you check your copy for this appendix? Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 14:12, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

The Were-Creature

Would you check on the name of the story "The Were-Creature" in The Year's Best Horror Stories No. 3? The magazine from which the story came does not use "The". Bob 01:18, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

"The Song of Horsa's Galle[r]y" in The Second Book of Robert E. Howard

Hi. If you happen to see this, would you check The Song of Horsa's Gallery in your verified The Second Book of Robert E. Howard for perhaps being "Galley", with no "r", as in the type of ship? We also have The Song of Horsa's Galley, and I've confirmed the r-less spelling of that one with the sole verifier. I'm checking with Willem H., who verified the 1st printing of your book. If he agrees it's r-less, and I don't hear from you, I'll merge away the "r" version. Otherwise, I'll make a variant. Thanks. --MartyD 15:20, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Guns of Khartoum

You verified the second printing of The Second Book of Robert E. Howard. That pub contains the above story as "Guns of Khartum" which is a misspelling. Could you confirm if the story is misspelled in the book? Thanks. Bob 20:13, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Apparently Howard misspelled Khartoum, either deliberately or in error, and all but one subsequent pub with the story kept Howard's spelling. That one is "REH: Lone Star Fictioneer #3", where they changed both the title and the spelling in the text. I'll make that one a variant. Bob 21:24, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

"The Dwellers Under the Tomb[s]" in Black Canaan

Hi. Would you check whether The Dwellers Under the Tombs in your verified Black Canaan has that final "s"? We have The Dwellers Under the Tomb in several pubs, one of which I was able to check via Amazon Look Inside, so I know the singular is correct in at least some cases. I just can't tell if the one from your pub is a typo or a variant. Thanks. --MartyD 15:47, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

"Playing Santa Claus[e]"

Hi. If you see this, would you check the spelling of Playing Santa Clause in your verified The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan and see if perhaps there is no "e"? The sole verifier of a publication with the e-less version confirms no "e" there. I'm checking with Willem H., who verified a different printing of your book. If he agrees it's e-less, and I don't hear from you, I'll merge away the "e" version. Otherwise, I'll make a variant. Thanks. --MartyD 10:40, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Chaosium's Cthulhu Cycle Books

I'm converting the Cthulhu Cycle series into a publication series and you have verified several books in that series. I'll be making that change to The Shub-Niggurath Cycle, The Azathoth Cycle, The Disciples of Cthulhu, The Xothic Legend Cycle and The Nyarlathotep Cycle. I'm making assumptions that the last two in that list are numbers 13 and 14 respectively in the series. I know that at some point Chaosium stopped numbering the Cycle books, but I'm not sure when that occurred. I know you don't check in here often, but if you could check that I got those numbers right when you do. I'd appreciate it. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 00:25, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

I added an item for the interior art for The Shub-Niggurath Cycle, having acquired a copy. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 23:59, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Eyes of the Overworld

This "novel" by Jack Vance ( is made up of novelettes and short stories that have been published elsewhere, all but one ("Cil") prior to publication in this book. Shouldn't these stories be treated as contents? I've just entered the Underwood-Miller version, and have the Gregg version to enter as well. I've entered the stories as contents for the UM, and intend to import the contents for the Gregg. If you feel this is a problem, please let me know. Bob 18:00, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

(A) Fighting Man of Mars

I've added a cover scan to your copy of Burroughs' Fighting Man of Mars. I also have a question about this one. I can see that the cover omits the "A" from the title and the title of the publication record reflects this. However, it isn't under a variant of A Fighting Man of Mars. Could you check the title page and see how the title is reflected there? If it is missing the "A" then we should probably set up a variant title. If not, we should correct the publication record. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:54, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Cover artist for The Sword and the Stallion

Hi. Would you check the cover artist credit for your verified 1974 The Sword and the Stallion? I'm wondering if it might be "Johnston instead of "Johnson". I am also checking with Uzume. Thanks. --MartyD 11:57, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Cormac Mac Art

I added/changed a couple of things to your entry for Cormac Mac Art. First, I added the xiv pages to the page numbers. Second, I disambiguated the "A Note on the Text" by adding the pub title. I don't know if this title was used again, but just in case. Third, I changed "Introduction (Cormac Mac Art)" to "Introduction: Ancient History" as Drake titled it. Of course, if you disagree with any of these changes, please feel free to change them back. Bob 16:48, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

The Azathoth Cycle

I'm going to correct the title of the introduction to The Azathoth Cycle to match the title as it appears in the book (it is currently titled simply "Introduction"). I'm also going to add an interior art item for the chapter decorations and mention the number line in the notes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 20:07, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

The Winfield (In)Heritance

I changed the title of the Lin Carter story in this verified pub from "The Winfield Heritance" to "The Winfield Inheritance". Locus1 has it this way, and the original publication in Weird Tales #3 too. Please check the collection if you have the opportunity. Thanks, --Willem H. 14:55, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

The Nyarlathotep Cycle

I'm making several changes to Nyarlathotep Cycle:

  1. I'm changing the name from "Nyarlathotep Cycle: Tales about the God of a Thousand Forms" to "The Nyarlathotep Cycle: The God of a Thousand Forms" which is how it appears on the title page.
  2. I've added the Roman numbered page to the page count.
  3. I've added to the notes and linked to the OCLC record.
  4. I've added an item for the interior art.
  5. I've changed the title of the introduction to match that in the book.
  6. I've changed the form of Lord Dunany's name to that used on the stories' title pages.

Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:38, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy (I)

I added notes to Carter's Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy. I additionally removed the Roman number from the title as it is not reflected on the title page. I probably wouldn't have noticed if not for the difference in titles being mentioned in the Bleiler review that I added to the notes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 15:34, 2 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 Skull-Face Omnibus Volume 3 with this content. Please comment on the proposed reclassification at my page. Bob 03:18, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Worm Ouroboros

Re this book. Could you check the year and ISBN please. My "Reprinted 1972" Pan/Ballantine edition priced at 50p has SBN 345-09470-8 printed on the back cover with "Printed in England" in a black rectangular box at the bottom. Pan logo only on bottom of spine. Thanks. --Mavmaramis 15:29, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for checking. Looks like I have an earlier edition than yours. --Mavmaramis 08:07, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

The Banshee

Can you tell me if "The Banshee" on page 247 of your verified Shapes of the Supernatural is the same as this story? Thanks.

Looking for Jake -possible title merge?

I'm verifying my edition of your PV1 Looking for Jake, but see that yours appears to be identical to this unverified edition. The only difference I can find is that the other book has the artwork for the story 'On the way to the Front' listed in Contents, but doesn't have the month in the Year date box. Your listing doesn't show the artwork, but does show the month (September, which is confirmed on Locus1). Whoever put the other book on the system has a note about the cover art, but both covers, and mine, do show what he says the cover should so. The other note just describes the graphic story.

Could your check your copy for artwork? If it's the same, it seem that the two titles could be merged. Astrodan 11:00, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

The Green Brain - publication date?

My copy of The Green Brain seems identical to your PV1'd The Green Brain, but could I check the date with you? The copyright page in my book reads as follows:

                Reprinted September 1973
               This new edition April 1975

This agrees with the 1975-04-00 date you have in metadata, but I wondered why the pub note states that your pub date came from another edition, the 1979 NEL hardcover, rather than from your own book, as above in mine, unless that is not in your book. Could you confirm what is on your copyright page, so I know whether to verify or do a new pub? Thanks, Astrodan 22:48, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Behold the Man - Year and pub notes

I've amended the 'Year' field in your PV1'd Behold the Man to show the date from Locus1, and added pub notes on Locus1, cover art credit and pricing. Astrodan 22:57, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

James Herbert's '48

I'd like to add the Author's Note to your verified pub of '48. It appears on an unnumbered page after the novel. What do you think? PeteYoung 13:08, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

The Chinese Agent

I updated the cover artist for Moorcock's The Chinese Agent per this discussion. I also added a link to the Worldcat record while I was in there. Do you have any idea why we have a 1971 date? I don't see anything in the book to support it. I'm cross-posting this on the other verifier's page. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 13:38, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

The Anxiety in the Eyes of a Cricket

You have verified this publication containing The Anxiety in the Eyes of a Cricket and this publication containing The Anxiety in the Eyes of the Cricket. Would you please check to see if these are the same story and either variant them or add notes stating they are different as appropriate? Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 17:13, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Death Trance

Hi. I added a note to your pv'd pub. I was verifying OCLC and they showed a different page count than your copy. Doug / Vornoff 07:27, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

from a buick 8

hi, i was going to add a few notes to from a buick 8, like first printing by number line etc, and since you're the primary verifier i wanted go get your OK. thanks. gzuckier 16:38, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Conjure Wife

My copy of Conjure Wife has a different copyright page to this one. There is no mention of First published April 1943 in Unknown Worlds magazine, mine states First published in the U.S.A. by Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1953. The printing date in my copy states Published in Penguin Books 1969, month is not included. The Back Cover of my copy states "Cover design by Franco Grignani. As he is only credited as the Designer he shouldn't be listed as the Cover Artist. Should I create a clone or should the Notes be changed? --AndyjMo 18:14, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Wanderer

The Cover Artist for The Wanderer should not be identified as Franco Grignani as he is only credited on the back cover as the designer not the illustrator. --AndyjMo 16:59, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Equal Rites

Can you please check your cover art of this version of Equal Rites. My copy, which matches the Printing History, is the same as the cover here. If the cover art is not right then I will upload a scan of my copy. --AndyjMo 17:59, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Story missing from Feelings of Fear?

In your verified Feelings of Fear, is there perhaps another story, "Road Kill", between "Out of Her Depth" and "Lolicia"? The Amazon Look Insides for this later ebook edition and tp edition has that. Thanks. --MartyD 18:18, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Legends for the Dark

I was hoping you could check your copy to verify whether the translation for The Ordeal of Doctor Trifulgas in the title note was correct. Thanks. ../Doug H 23:08, 3 March 2019 (EST)

It has a note "(A new translation from the French)" and starts with "It is a terrible night, the wind is on the rampage and the rain is falling in torrents." --Unapersson 18:59, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
If you've no objection, I'll separate the story title out out and note the translation. It shouldn't affect the publication. ../Doug H 12:19, 16 March 2019 (EDT)
Yes, that's fine. --Unapersson 04:16, 24 March 2019 (EDT)

The Count of Eleven cover art

Hi. I have added cover artist (David Kearney) to your verified, as per other editions. Cheers ! Linguist 08:00, 13 August 2019 (EDT).

Master Mind of Mars

Edited notes for this to add full printing history --Mavmaramis 11:57, 7 September 2019 (EDT)

The Moon Men

Added cover scan and notes to this --Mavmaramis 12:12, 7 September 2019 (EDT)

Dr. Caligari's Black Book

Cover artist of this is Bruce Pennington, according to the checklist in Pennington: A Portrait of a Master Fantasy Artist. Horzel 03:48, 15 November 2019 (EST)

Panther Granada

Hi, with regard to the conversation here [1], you are PV here.

If you see this, could you please check and let me know whether you agree to a publisher change to "Panther / Granada". Thanks, Kev. BanjoKev 23:23, 4 December 2019 (EST)

Legends from the End of Time

Changed the image on this pub from a later paperback to the hardcover British edition. The image was added after your verification and I can see no notification of this on your talk page. ../Doug H 11:15, 10 December 2019 (EST)

The Plato Papers

Added a cover image and expanded the notes for our verified The Plato Papers. PeteYoung 05:21, 8 February 2020 (EST)

The City in the Autumn Stars

Added a cover scan for your verified The City in the Autumn Stars. PeteYoung 03:30, 12 February 2020 (EST)

Weird Tales Vol 1

Finally found cover art attribution for this. Les Edwards, of course. Horzel 17:40, 27 February 2020 (EST)

The Philosopher's Stone

Hi, did you attribute this cover art to Bob Fowke? The art has some typical Bob Haberfield signatures. Look at the eye between the stones, it's the same style as on An Alien Heat, A Mirror for Observers, Dagon, and several other Haberfield covers. Horzel 06:08, 28 February 2020 (EST)

This site seems to think it's Bob Fowke. Attribution to either Fowke or Habberfield is speculative at best. --Mavmaramis 06:58, 24 October 2020 (EDT)

The Nightmare Reader Vol 1

Hi, where does the cover art credit for this from? Cover artist should be Alan Lee, see Horzel 08:28, 9 March 2020 (EDT)

Thuvia Maid of Mars

Cover art credit Bruce Pennington for Your pv pub from Pennington: A Portrait of a Master Fantasy Artist. --Zapp 15:00, 12 July 2020 (EDT)

Pirates of Venus

Added printing history to this publication.--Mavmaramis 14:15, 19 July 2020 (EDT)

Earth Abides

Added a note to this in reference to the colour of the cover. Some Corgi SF Collector's Library editions have blue stippled covers, some purple. --Mavmaramis 06:45, 24 October 2020 (EDT)

Dark Dance

Added cover art credit to Dark Dance with notes for sourcing Susan O'Fearna 11:31, 5 November 2020 (EST)

The Land Leviathan

Please come participate in this discussion regarding your verified publication. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 17:24, 8 December 2020 (EST)

Just following up in case you become active again. If you do, I'd appreciate you commenting come here. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 13:26, 26 January 2021 (EST)

New Worlds 9

Cover art for this is Mike Little. Credired on p.165 of this publication. Almost certainly the same artists responsible for the cover of this as well. --Mavmaramis 08:17, 24 December 2020 (EST)

The Horror in the Burying Ground

Added notes to this --Mavmaramis 12:48, 6 August 2021 (EDT)

Soldier of Arete

Amended note for this --Mavmaramis 15:52, 13 August 2021 (EDT)

Thuvia[,] Maid of Mars

Please visit my talk page regarding the presence/absence of a comma in the title of the NEL edition of Thuvia Maid of Mars you PV'd. Thank you. ../Doug H 11:07, 31 August 2021 (EDT)


I saw you were around a few days ago so leaving a message (and welcome back)! A bit of an update to one of your verified. As the title page was visible, I went and approved it but if you do have a different version, let me know. Annie 17:34, 27 September 2021 (EDT)

The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

Cover artist for this is Luis Rey stated on rear cover. I've also added notes. --Mavmaramis 12:18, 16 December 2021 (EST)

The Opium General

You've verified two editions of The Opium General. I'm going to change the title to append "and Other Stories". It appears this way on the Harrap edition, and for the Grafton one, it appears that way in Worldcat as well as on the cover. I'm assuming that the title page agrees. Aside from that, I'll be adding the introduction to the Harrap edition which we're missing. It seems you are here infrequently, but do reach out to me if you have any problems or questions about these changes. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 12:29, 16 December 2021 (EST)

Synthetic Men of Mars

Cover art for this is credited to Richard Clifton-Dey on the ERB Webzine site (2nd image from the bottom). --Mavmaramis (talk) 13:11, 27 October 2022 (EDT)

Pratchett & Gaiman / Good Omens

I am editing and PVing Good Omens and will make changes as discussed on the Moderators Noticeboard here. Teallach (talk) 14:13, 17 February 2023 (EST)

That's fine, thanks for fixing it Unapersson (talk) 12:56, 13 April 2023 (EDT)

Legends for the Dark (addendum)

I have modified the title record for one of the stories in your PVed Legends of the Dark, specifically The Ordeal of Doctor Trifulgas. I have included the opening lines to help differentiate the translation, for which this is the only known publication. ../Doug H (talk) 11:40, 15 April 2023 (EDT)

Another message with same title from years ago up above; you may want to add something to this one's title so people clicking won't go to the old one. --Username (talk) 12:07, 15 April 2023 (EDT)

"Inactive user" header

Welcome back! I see that you have responded to a few queries, uploaded a couple of scans and created 4 submissions over the last week or so. Would you like to have the "Inactive user" header removed from this Talk page? Ahasuerus (talk) 14:56, 16 April 2023 (EDT)

Yeah, may make sense. I'll see if I can do some catching up. Unapersson (talk) 15:25, 16 April 2023 (EDT)
Great! Rules and standards changelog may be a good place to visit. Feel free to ask any questions that may come up! Ahasuerus (talk) 16:18, 16 April 2023 (EDT)


Hi Unapersson

I happened upon the Locus1 record for Moorcock's Casablanca, which you've verified. Locus has the publication month as December, 1989. Do you have any objections if I add the month and note the source? Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 19:52, 16 April 2023 (EDT)

Similar question for The City in the Autumn Stars, where Locus1 has the publication month as April 1986. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 20:11, 16 April 2023 (EDT)
That's fine. The book itself doesn't have that level of detail Unapersson (talk) 10:58, 17 April 2023 (EDT)
I found another one of these where Locus has the month. For Stitch, there's a scan of the book, so I can tell that the month isn't mentioned. I'll go ahead and add the month and note the source. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 07:05, 28 April 2023 (EDT)

Metatemporal Detective; Just checking if your PV copy has that odd number line with the missing number? --Username (talk) 21:25, 6 May 2023 (EDT)

Yes it does, just the same Unapersson (talk) 07:17, 7 May 2023 (EDT)

The Darkest Road

Hello. You have a copy of this book. I picked up a copy yesterday and need to check with you. Mine has "Reprinted 1989 (twice)" on copyright page. Is yours the same ? --Mavmaramis (talk) 12:27, 23 May 2023 (EDT)

Mine says "Reprinted in 1989". So I'll add a the note to it and you can clone that pub for the 2nd reprint. Unapersson (talk) 13:32, 23 May 2023 (EDT)
Great. Thanks. --Mavmaramis (talk) 16:47, 23 May 2023 (EDT)