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message 1: by James (last edited Oct 23, 2017 12:07AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

James Connolly (ijamesgc) | 24 comments The title for the Science Fiction Book Club 50th Anniversary Edition appears as "The End Of Eternity (Science Fiction Book Club 50th Anniversary Edition)". This seems to be longer than is necessary. Other books in this series have the titles listed as normal and 3 do have this issue.
The End Of Eternity
Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
Under Pressure by Frank Herbert

Some books in this series appear to be listed with "Science Fiction Book Club 50th Anniversary Edition" and others with "SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection". Is this recognized officially as a series? What is the procedure for having book titles corrected?

Thanks

James C


message 2: by Ayshe (last edited Oct 23, 2017 12:51AM) (new)

Ayshe | 3032 comments James wrote: "Is this recognized officially as a series? What is the procedure for having book titles corrected?
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No, it doesn't sound like series to me:
As a general rule, a book is only part of a series if that designation would apply to all editions of a work.
https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2... I moved it to the edition field. If you find others, you can post here or start new thread in the Book Issues folder.

It's in the title because book listings exist this way somewhere else (amazon?) and were imported by bots.


James Connolly (ijamesgc) | 24 comments Hello Ayshe,

Thank you for the link. It is very helpful in clarifying series versus collection. Would it be appropriate to include the book number in the series? I noticed a few of the books do include that as well. Some of the books in the collection have the 50th Anniversary in the edition field and some don't. This could be a bit of an undertaking to resolve. I will add more books to the list of changes as I find them.

Thanks again,

James C


message 4: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 3032 comments Yes, it's probably better to have them. I found this list: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pubserie... and will edit the edition fields according to it.


message 5: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 3032 comments Done.


James Connolly (ijamesgc) | 24 comments Thank you Aysh


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