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Infinity Science FictionEdit

This is to let you know that the above article has been scheduled as today's featured article for September 17, 2020. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 17, 2020. Congratulations on your work!—Wehwalt (talk) 18:44, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 19:42, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Eight years!

I am still proud of the TFA 1 September ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you today for Infinity Science Fiction, "about another minor science fiction magazine of the late 1950s. Its main claim to fame is for publishing Arthur Clarke's story "The Star", which was rejected by The Saturday Evening Post as blasphemous, but which went on to win that year's Hugo Award and is now considered a classic."! --

Sathi LeelavathiEdit

Thank you for helping the article retain GA status. We can begin FAC once my three articles – Deiva Magan, Apoorva Raagangal and Payanangal Mudivathillai – finish their GA reviews which have not begun. --Kailash29792 (talk) 15:47, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

I’ll plan on working on it after I’m done with Squirm. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 15:50, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

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Super-Science Fiction scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Super-Science Fiction article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 24, 2020. Please check the article needs no amendments. It's at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 24, 2020, cheers Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:53, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, Jim. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 21:00, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Eadbald descendants.gifEdit


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It always brightens my day to see you on the mainpage ! Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:17, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, Sandy, just noticed this! Thank you. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:17, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Magazine volumes in bibliographiesEdit

Hi Mike. I've been attempting to source Vonda N. McIntyre bibliography, and been running into issues where very many stories don't have full bibliographic information on the internet outside ISFDB. When stories are reprinted, the anthologies just refer to the magazine, and not to date and volume. Do you know of other sources that might connect stories to the volume and issue they were published in? Vanamonde (Talk) 16:14, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Yes, Phil Stephenson-Payne has an outstandingly good index at this page; it's absolutely a reliable source. I think I can find backup for that in SFE3 if you want proof it's an RS. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:19, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Much appreciated. Would you prefer that over ISFDB, if you were reviewing at FAC/FLC? Or might it perhaps be useful to present both? Vanamonde (Talk) 16:57, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
It's probably marginally preferable to the ISFDB since it's not user-edited, though I think the ISFDB can be treated as reliable for what it includes. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 16:59, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
Good to know, thanks again. Vanamonde (Talk) 17:01, 23 September 2020 (UTC)


Due to a recent PC crash, I have lost access both to my jstor password and the email a/c used for retrieval. Yeah, I know and feel tick here. In the meantime, if you could get and email [1] would appreciate a lot. My bad, um what can I say. Ceoil (talk) 06:27, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi Ceoil — sorry, I seem to be having some trouble with Jstor too. I haven’t used it in a while so I think my access has expired. Maybe a TPS will be able to find it? Or WP:RX is usually very quick for anything available on Jstor. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:13, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Ok, thanks anyway. Ceoil (talk) 13:31, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) You can access JSTOR at TWL's My library without password. Cheers. --Gazal world (talk) 14:57, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Uncanny Tales (Canadian pulp magazine)Edit

Hi Mike; I hope you're well. The logo image in this article has been nominated for deletion, as it is too complex to be PD. Seems I made the wrong call. You may want to replace it with a non-free cover, as I suspect (but can't remember) that this was what was in use before I uploaded the logo image. Josh Milburn (talk) 13:47, 28 September 2020 (UTC)