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It would be really helpful to get more opinions here. Thanks! PermStrump(talk)

Novels by Colin Dexter Edit

The articles on the 13 Inspector Morse series novels by Colin Dexter need work. Only one includes reviews of the novels, and few have any inline citations at all. The first novel is Last Bus to Woodstock, from which you can access the following twelve. I put in a References section in each article, anticipating that there will be inline citations some day. Few have a Plot summary that covers the resolution as well as the crimes, fewer list the the characters. I read one of the novels, The Jewel That Was Ours, and I found two reviews of that novel online. My plot summary is too long by 400 words, so I need to shorten it someday. Two of his novels won the Gold Dagger award for Crime novels, and there is no plot summary for one of those novels nor any external reviews.

I have read just the one book in the series, so I cannot do more than set up a more consistent pattern in the articles. I could hunt for reviews, which I suspect are out there, online perhaps. There is a book cited in each article that apparently collects reviews of the novels, but I do not have that book. The novels were adapted into a television series, and then two more television series, on following the main character's death (Inspector Lewis or Lewis), and the other exploring Morse's early days in the police force (Endeavour). The actor who player Morse, John Thaw, was a very good actor, drawing many viewers to the television series. I tried to separate the mentions of the adaptations from the sections on the novels. There is an article with a List of Inspector Morse episodes, and the plot summaries in those are mainly blurbs; even the longer ones never get to the denouement. Anyway, there are many opportunities for work on the articles about the novels or about the television series. I did expect that the novels would have more complete articles, given the interest in the series, so help is welcome! --Prairieplant (talk)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Content assessment Edit

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chronological order Edit

This novel is the fourth of the series in chronological order.

Am I alone in worrying that this is ambiguous between publication date and internal sequence? The word chronological means 'concerning time', and it's not obvious that it should refer to one of the two relevant kinds of time and not the other. When it's clear I sometimes change the wording. Wonder whether it's worth discussing a policy on this. —Tamfang (talk) 21:33, 13 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merger discussion on Uchronia Edit

Please help us settle a dispute over whether to merge the page Uchronia to Alternate history; see the full discussion here: Talk:Uchronia#Merge to Alternate history. Wolfdog (talk) 23:53, 27 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carol Sklenicka Edit

Would some members of this WikiProject take a look at Carol Sklenicka? The article seems to start out as a BLP about Sklenicka but the focus then shifts to being mainly about two of her books. Perhaps there's enough about each of these books per WP:NBOOK for separate articles to be created about each of these books? -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:54, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merger discussion for Frankenstein's Promethean dimension Edit

  An article which may be of interest to members of this project—Frankenstein's Promethean dimension —has been proposed for merging with Victor Frankenstein. If you are interested, please follow the (Discuss) link at the top of the article to participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. —Alalch E. 23:48, 6 September 2023 (UTC) —Alalch E. 23:48, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFC at Talk:Maske: Thaery Edit

Please participate in a Request for Comments at Talk:Maske:_Thaery#RFC_on_Plot_SummaryMaske: Thaery is a 1976 novel by Jack Vance.  The question in the RFC is which version of the plot summary should be used. Robert McClenon (talk) 20:03, 7 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]