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Michael (mwelser) | 193 comments That book has been issued as one volume.

Later, it was re-issued in two volumes. Somebody created a series for these two volumes [numbered] (http://www.goodreads.com/series/10478...) and added the original as well [unnumbered].

That is, IMHO, an artifact which needs to be removed.

Could do so myself, but wanted to get some feedback...


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Krazykiwi | 1767 comments Just because it was reprinted in another format, doesn't mean that people didn't buy, read, still own, and shelve on goodreads, or wish to review exactly that edition.

The term "series" doesn't necessarily mean books that are numbered and in order - there are books that are part of multiple series at once, books that aren't numbered because reading order isn't important, books that are split on translation, merged on translation, published in any number of omnibus editions (which is effectively what this situation is, although the combined one came first), and all of that is ok.

So it's not an artifact and doesn't need removing, it's perfectly ok as it is.


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Banjomike | 5530 comments Any idea why the publisher Roc is included?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The 1977 editions of part 1 and 2 were by Pan and Signet. It looks to me like the top edition of "Again, Dangerous Visions 2" should be attributed to Pan.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...


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Krazykiwi | 1767 comments No idea here. I have the Pan version, and Wikipedia says the single volume was Doubleday.


Michael (mwelser) | 193 comments Krazykiwi wrote: "No idea here. I have the Pan version, and Wikipedia says the single volume was Doubleday."

There are three hardcover editions (I own the Doubleday 1st ed):

ISBN 0385079532 by Doubleday, 830 pages, 1972, 1st ed
ISBN 0385079532 by Doubleday, 760 pages, 1972, HC Bookclub Edition
ISBN 0860000621 by Millington, 760 pages, 1976

GR has it as in:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...
(everything correct, but no ISBN, because that was used alreday below)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60...
(page count/year/ISBN correct, editor should be Doubleday, edition should be HC Bookclub Edition)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33...
(page count/year/ISBN/editor correct)


Scott | 18339 comments Since the book club edition does not have an ISBN on it, I made the edition without the ISBN the book club. Fixed publisher and page count.


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Plethora (bookworm_r) | 359 comments Michael wrote: "That book has been issued as one volume.

Later, it was re-issued in two volumes. Somebody created a series for these two volumes [numbered] (http://www.goodreads.com/series/10478...-..."


Just a side note, I would like if a series was created in such an instance. I might not know that I only read volume 1 of something if nothing was noted. If I am researching the book I can then choose to seek a single volume edition of the various volumes or a complete edition with all volumes.


Michael (mwelser) | 193 comments Scott wrote: "Since the book club edition does not have an ISBN on it, I made the edition without the ISBN the book club. Fixed publisher and page count."

Hmmm. Originally, neither the 830 nor the 760 page Doubleday edition carried an ISBN. It was re-attributed later on. I would rather not remove it.

Too much info may be better than too little, Amazon and Abebooks etc are all aware of ISBN 0385079532.


Michael (mwelser) | 193 comments Scott wrote: "Since the book club edition does not have an ISBN on it, I made the edition without the ISBN the book club. Fixed publisher and page count."

Weird. Now

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...

and

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60...

have the same number of pages? Before, it was 830 vs 760, now it's 830 vs 830...


Scott | 18339 comments Sorry, my copy has 830 pages so I thought that was correct. So the non-book-club edition has 760? Please confirm and I'll change it back.


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