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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam | 23 comments Here's a bizarre database question. I physically own a copy of this book:

Starship Troopers The Miniatures Game, and it has an ISBN: 1905471351

But in your database it says it's Conan & the Tower of the Elephant. So I thought it was an ISBN issue, but I checked the publishers website and it says THAT book has an ISBN 1905471351.

Both books have the same publisher... so I have no idea what's going on.

Here's the Conan book:

I know the publisher discontinued the book I have... but should we put two unrelated books with the same ISBN? I appears that's exactly what's happening though. I have never seen this before.

message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments It happens sometimes; publishers can get sloppy with ISBNs, or print a book with the wrong ISBN, or all sort of mistakes. You can add an alternate ISBN edition like an alternate cover edition for cases like this.

message 3: by Adam (new)

Adam | 23 comments Thanks for the help!

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