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Welcome![edit]

Hello, BPK2, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Barringer[edit]

Neustrian Cycle[edit]

see here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels/Fantasy task force. Xxanthippe (talk) 11:03, 1 December 2009 (UTC).

Gerfalcon[edit]

Congratulations on finding the first-edition dust covers of the Gerfalcon (novel) trilogy. How did you get hold of them? Xxanthippe (talk) 22:06, 21 March 2012 (UTC).

Thanks. Google image search using keywords gerfalcon leslie barringer. I'd been looking for those a long time. BPK (talk) 14:22, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


Bulmer[edit]

Many thanks - Kenneth Bulmer[edit]

Many thanks for your work on the Kenneth Bulmer page. I only knew of Bulmer as "Adam Hardy", having read several of his "Fox" series as a kid. I never knew he wrote SF, which is weird because I was (and still am) an SF nut and you'd think if I liked SF and also liked the Fox series (set in the British Navy at war in 1795-1805) then I'd have gone mad for Bulmer's SF. But growing up in rural South Australia we were lucky to see more than one book in any series, let alone books across several series and across several psedonyms.

The breadth and volume of Bulmer's output is simply staggering. I'm just sad that I only figured out who "Adam Hardy" was merely two years after Bulmer's death :-( --Ossipewsk 00:16, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. I first encountered Bulmer as "Alan Burt Akers," author of the Dray Prescot books. I'm not sure I've actually read a non-pseudonymous Bulmer novel even yet! It was kind of sad to learn that he passed away soon after I created the article. BPK 06:09, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Burroughs[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Thank you for helping out with my new Edgar Rice Burroughs bibliography article. I see you are active in ERB articles. Please join the discussion over at my talk about how to improve it, especially as it pertains to the book you added. Thanks. Jmj713 (talk) 04:57, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Jane[edit]

I recently reverted your piping of links at the Jane disambiguation page - the Manual of Style for disambig pages says to never pipe those links except where necessary, so that it's more transparent to the reader. Happy editing, -- stillnotelf is invisible 13:42, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Dejah Thoris[edit]

Hi, BPK2! As a fan of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series from my college days (25+ years ago), having recently decided to "renew my acquaintance" with these books, it was fun to come across your relatively new Dejah Thoris article here on Wikipedia while just doing some casual searching (think of a topic that is of interest to me and see if there's an article on it :) I've added a little to the article in terms of categorization.

It looks like you've done a lot on the Burroughs series'. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Lini 05:50, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

In finnish scifi-fan magazine "Portti" was once in 90's an article titled "The Bosom of Dejah Thoris". Because ERB describes DT of having remacable bosom, the article asked how is it possible? The martians do not breastfeed their egg-born children, so what's the use? Also same born-from-egg makes the navel unnecessary, however most Barsoom-comix and painters (like Frazetta) draws to their barsoom-caracters a navel. John Carter excluded - an earthman. Have these been discussed anywhere? --RicHard-59 (talk) 15:52, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
While there's little point in trying to make sense of Burroughs' extraterrestrial biology, since he has earthlings interfertile with the presumed alien humanoid species of Mars and the Moon, his Martians are evidently mammals and so presumably do breastfeed their egg-born children. An imperfect Earthly analog would be the platypus, which is both egg-laying and milk-secreting (although not possessed of actual nipples, I believe). I'm not sure Burroughs ever made any particular note of whether his Martians had navels, though most commentators assume with you that as egg-layers they did not. Yes, the whole matter has been discussed elsewhere, notably by science fiction author L. Sprague de Camp, who devoted some thought to the issue of Burroughs' biological inconsistencies. He himself, in creating his Barsoom-inspired planet Krishna, made its natives mammalian breast-feeding egg-layers (though not interfertile with earthlings). BPK (talk) 16:36, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Tarzan Films[edit]

Hi, glad to see another fan of the movies has been creating articles. I've done quite a few myself recently, including all three of Mike Henry's. Hey, I was planning to do articles on Buster Crabbe's "Tarzan the Fearless" and Glenn Morris' "Tarzan's Revenge" in the next couple days. I wanted to get with you and make sure I didn't step on your toes in case you were planning to do them. Let me know. Thanks. Sir Rhosis (talk) 07:36, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I went ahead and created the articles. Again, hope you weren't planning to. Sir Rhosis (talk) 12:06, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Nope, no problem. Will be interested in reading the articles. Thanks for checking. BPK (talk) 18:09, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Hi, me again. I'm getting ready to do the article for Tarzan and the Huntress, so by the time you're up and read this, hopefully that link won't be red. Wanted to run a couple things by you. One: I'm considering writing an article for the cheapie 1999 Sony Wonder animated film called "Tarzan of the Apes." Yes, it was cheesy and has no voice credits and would be a skimpy article, BUT it was made with ERB Inc.'s permission and is an "official" release, just like the other animated Tarzan films. Would you consider putting it in your Tarzan film box if I do the article? Two, have you ever considered doing a film box (I'm talking about that big blue box you made and attached to all the Tarzan film articles, in case my inaccurate language may confuse you) for the various Tarzan TV shows. There'd be the Ely series, the "Lord of the Jungle" Saturday morning series, the Joe Lara Tarzan in Manhattan telefilm, the Tarzan the ecologist series with the tick mark over the second "a", the Joe Lara 1996 "Epic Adventures" series and finally the early 2000s animated series based on the Disney film. Just thought it might be something you would like to do. I could give it a go if you don't want to, but I'm fairly slow at these things -- whenever I create a film article, I just copy and paste an old one into the new article's blank box and go through and change the names, dates, casts, plot, etc., by hand. Anyway, I enjoy your articles. Your plots synopses are so much better than mine -- I just put enough in there to get by with, meaning to expand them someday. Best to you. Sir Rhosis (talk) 09:48, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi, Sir R. To answer your questions in turn:
1. Yes, it does sound like the Sony Wonder film ought to be in the film box. If you notify me when the article is done, I will see to it.
2. I think I will leave the box on the TV shows to someone more knowledgable on them; if you want to do one, it's fine with me.
Thanks for the kind comments. When I've done Tarzan film articles I've usually looked for information on the films on the net, starting with the IMDb, gone through all the plot descriptions, and written a new one based on all the relevent material. I may go back and give similar treatment to some of the articles others have created where the plot descriptions are skimpy.
BPK (talk) 13:36, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I've added it to the film box, and also corrected the preceded by/followed by links in Tarzan and the Lost City and Tarzan to take it into account. BPK (talk) 18:12, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Cheeta[edit]

Thanks for the help on the Cheeta page! I know you put a lot of work into splitting the Cheeta article out to the Jiggs page, so sorry for undoing a lot of your work! The two articles really weren't working in that format, lots of duplicate information and lots of confusing and contradictory information. I think it's best that Cheeta remains the sole article so that all effort goes to one place. Cheers, Jack (talk) 16:08, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes, most of what you say is definitely valid, though I've reinstated a shorter Jiggs article, as the original Jiggs is notable in his own right as originator of the Cheeta role. I've kept some of the material on the later Jiggses there, though perhaps it should be cut down further. I agree that the material on Gentry's Cheeta hoax goes better in the Cheeta article, and have revised the material moved there to make it fit that context better. I originally separated the Jiggs and hoax material from the Cheeta article when it became evident as a result of Rosen's investigations that the chimp the article was then primarily about (Cheeta/Jiggs IV) had never actually been Cheeta, and that for the Cheeta article to have any validity it needed to be about the character, not the alleged portrayer. Accordingly, I also at that time brought together all the material I could find about the actual portrayers to augment the Cheeta article. BPK (talk) 16:18, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
I will remove the Other Gentry chimpanzees associated with the Cheeta role section from the Jiggs article, as it is specifically about the first Jiggs. Still I don't think there is enough information remaining (two or three paragraphs, and all of it duplicated from Cheeta) to merit its own article. Jack (talk) 16:28, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Use of derviative works templates[edit]

As the creator of {{Tarzan}}, I thought you might be interested in the discussion about the use of derivative works templates in author bio articles at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#Derivative works and cultural references templates.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:41, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Navboxes on author pages[edit]

Since you are the leading registered editor in terms of edits at Edgar Rice Burroughs, you might want to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Novels#Derivative_works_and_cultural_references_templates regarding including navigation boxes for adaptations of and related subjects to an authors works on the author's bio page.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 17:53, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Cabell[edit]

The Biography of Manuel[edit]

Not sure why you removed the redirect dab. Since Jurgen still redirect to this article, and the other target still exists, the note is still needed. IPSOS (talk) 20:12, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

I removed it because Jurgen should have redirected to Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice. And now it does. BPK 22:03, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah, that's a most reasonable answer. Thanks! IPSOS (talk) 22:15, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Carter[edit]

Template:Lin Carter (books)[edit]

I certainly admire your diligence and industry, but I wonder if there ever will be or even should be articles for all the redlinks on the template... AnonMoos (talk) 04:05, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Almost certainly not! However, I decided to link everything during the initial phase of the project to check for any unknown articles on the works floating around out there. Once I've finished checking out all the links that appear live, I'll likely kill most of the short story links, at least. That should happen in the next day or so. Meanwhile, thank you for the kind words. BPK (talk) 12:58, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

de Camp[edit]

DYK[edit]

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Notability and authors and books[edit]

Hi,

The way I see notability relative to authors and books, is that while a book might be notable because the author is notable, for example Around the World in Eighty Days, if an author is barely notable (if at all), and the book hasn't gotten a lot of press or awards (see Criteria here, it isn't notable. I just thought I should give you a personal message about why I'm editing the way I am, because I know how destructive it feels when contributions get removed. Cheers BECritical__Talk 00:07, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Hi back. I appreciate your message, but note that in the case of the two articles in question one of the collaborators (de Camp), and the series of which the books are a continuation, are quite notable - which by the Verne example you cite would make these books notable because of the author and the series. BPK (talk) 15:15, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
And I think this is the right idea (: BECritical__Talk 00:47, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Quite possibly so, in Stasheff's case, though I would argue that his principle and most popular works (such as The Warlock in Spite of Himself and Her Majesty's Wizard) still merit their own articles here. BPK (talk) 15:15, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes that may be... if only per IAR I guess. I don't see yet that they meet the standard in Notability books. Those were the ones I had the most trouble when thinking about them, that's why I didn't redirect them till last. Are there any more/better sources you know of for those? BECritical__Talk 17:31, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Hill[edit]

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Howard[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For nice work with Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard. AdamBMorgan (talk) 00:58, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard[edit]

Thanks from the DYK project Victuallers (talk) 14:28, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Please provide verification[edit]

In this edit you state that the websites are reprints of actually published content. [1] Per WP:BURDEN you would need to actually cite the reliable source of the published content. -- The Red Pen of Doom 17:01, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. The next issue is do those conveninece links to the blogs have the copyright permission to distribute the content? -- The Red Pen of Doom 18:16, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

The Return of Conan[edit]

Hello...I wonder at You, I can explain that she has cancelled from me and why? In fact, Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp changed the title from ′'Conan the Avenger. Thanks. --Angelo.1961 (alias Big Beast) 14:00, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Conan the Avenger is a collection containing the novel The Return of Conan by Nyberg and de Camp and part 2 of "The Hyborian Age" by Howard. The title of The Return of Conan was not changed when it was included in the collection: the table of contents for the book lists it and the Howard piece under their original titles. The Return of Conan is therefore not "also known" as Conan the Avenger, and it is not correct to say so. BPK (talk) 14:51, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Keillor[edit]

Thank you for brining a voice of reason to that dispute. Oniononion (talk) 16:42, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I try. The sound of grinding axes was getting a bit loud—speaking as a person not wholly innocent from grinding axes myself. My feeling is that when all you have is one account of events in opposition to another without proof of which is correct (if indeed either is completely correct), it's better to present both accounts than to annoint one as the gospel. It's also helpful to remember that different witnesses can interpret the same events in quite different ways. When there's room for disagreement we ought not to do too much interpeting... BPK (talk) 21:45, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Garrison Keillor[edit]

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Lindsay[edit]

The Haunted Woman[edit]

Yes, just as I added an unreferenced tag, a source appears. Great. I was looking for a few sources myself, as I was sure there would be some out there. Not that I had any quibbles with the assertions in the article :) FlowerpotmaN·(t) 15:36, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


Lovecraft[edit]

Lovecraft: A Look...[edit]

Thanks for putting in the image and adding the categories...it looks spiffy. Nareek 21:27, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Glad to oblige. BPK 06:04, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Lupoff[edit]

Space War Blues[edit]

Hi Brian,

I want to include an excerpt from the book (maybe one paragraph) to illustrate the writing style; this would fall under the fair use laws vis. book reviews, I think, but I don't know how Wikipedia feels about that. Any thoughts? swain 00:33, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Well, someone quoted Edgar Rice Burrough's initial description of Dejah Thoris for the Barsoom article (two short paragraphs), which no one ever seemed to object to. It's no longer there only because I moved it to the Dejah Thoris article, where it still is. I doubt there would be any objection to a short quote, and if anyone does find it a problem they can always delete it. BPK 06:01, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Right; I just wanted to avoid typing it all in and having that effort thrown out :o) Thanks! swain 15:33, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Shakespeare[edit]

Lord Chamberlain's Men[edit]

I think it should be merged. See the article in question Omegastar (talk) 18:33, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know of the proposal. My response is on the article's talk page. BPK (talk) 19:15, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


Tolkien[edit]

Numenor & Atlantis[edit]

"per Tolkien himself, Númenór was definitely his version of Atlantis"

I wouldn't be so bold as to say you were wrong, but I was under the impression that Tolkien was stringently opposed to people drawing parallels between his fiction and the 'real' world and as such, assumed this extended to other tales and fables. Though many commentators compare his work to European mythology, I was unaware that he himself did this. Do you perhaps have a link to an online source of information regarding this - I find the idea very interesting. - Hayter 10:49, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

He wasn't quite as stringent as many people think. While opposing any attempt to make a one-to-one correlation between places in Middle Earth and places in the modern world, he did both explicitly and implicitly state that the areas covered by the trilogy's action and maps was the northwest area of the Old World -- that is, Europe -- and the Shire was of course a spiritual stand-in for England, even if not necessarily identical physically.
Tolkien's Middle Earth setting as a whole was always admitted to be a fictional pre-history of the real world, as noted in the prefatory matter to The Lord of the Rings. As such, Númenór was not merely a parallel to Atlantis, but his version thereof -- or rather, our Atlantis myth was at least implicitly presented as an imperfect memory of Númenór, the "real" Atlantis in his scheme of things.
While the existence of Atlantis in the real world's prehistory is dubious to say the least, its legendary role in that prehistory is well established -- and Númenór plays exactly that same role in Tolkien's fictional version of prehistory. (The role being, of course, that of a high maritime civilization that conquered much of Middle Earth = Europe that afterwards sank beneath the sea, but from which much of later civilization derived).
If Middle Earth is admitted to be an ancient version of our own world, the conclusion that Númenór is intended to be Atlantis is inescapable. Tolkien made this plain both in its corresponding role and in his alternative names for Númenór in the appendices to The Return of the King. I know of no online source for the identification, but if memory serves I believe the issue is addressed more directly in the published volume of his letters and Christopher Tolkien's History of Middle Earth set.
--BPK.


Okay, I've done a quick web search, and now I can provide you some references.
http://greenbooks.theonering.net/quickbeam/files/081503.html
makes much the same argument I have above.
http://fin.go.wifl.at.org/tables/html/numenor.htm
is a good presentation of Tolkien's various versions of the Númenór story.
http://www.merp.com/essays/MichaelMartinez/mmartineznumenortour
cites the smoking gun; Tolkien's actual equation of Númenór with Atlantis.
--BPK, 12/14/05.


Very interesting, thanks for taking the time to look it up for me. I note that TORn calls this alignment with 'reality' unusual for Tolkien so perhaps my supposition was not completely false, but the similarities are obvious (and obviously intended) - Atalantë certainly makes a point.

I should really get my own copy of The Silmarillion and investigate C Tolkien's publications. Thanks again. -Hayter 12:50, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Tolkien stuff[edit]

Hi there. You removed a category I added to Gandalf Award. You were quite right to do so - I apologise for going overboard with that. I still want to keep track of things like that (I periodically survey "what links here" from Tolkien-related articles to keep track of how people are linking to the articles), so I have added that article at User:Carcharoth/Tolkien_categories#Other_4 (though I'll make sure not to put it in a category). If you spot any other cases where I've overcategorised, I'd appreciate it if you could add them there. Hope that's OK. Carcharoth 02:14, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Oh, wow. I just found Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings" - I saw a copy of that recently - I'll have to dig around and see if I actually bought it or not. Congratulations on a nice article! I hope you don't mind that I recategorised it to Category:Tolkien studies, as that is where similar book articles have gone. I also put a {{ME-project}} tag on it, and assessed it as part of the ongoing assessment of Tolkien-related articles. If you have any other books like that, would you be thinking of working on them in the near future? Carcharoth 02:26, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't mind. Good call on that one. I do have copies of various other Tolkien studies I've read over the years, but have no immediate plans to add articles on them – they're pretty much all in storage. Nor do I keep close tabs on the various Tolkien articles, just (mostly) articles I've created or worked on. But if I run across anything of your I think needs work I'll be happy to note it under this discussion. BPK 03:41, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Wright[edit]

Thank you for your contribution in John Henry Wright. I can see you were one of the primary contributors in this article. The article has been nominated at DYK. It was a very difficult task to 5x expand this article. Could you please some details on his scholarly papers like "The Origin of Plato's Cave", "Present Problems of the History of the Classical Literature". In addition, A History of All Nations from the Earliest Times has been started by Rosiestep. --TitoDutta 16:25, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

  • And I did not add those two references. I mainly expanded using Briggs, the JSTOR articles and Wright's own work. --TitoDutta 16:27, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
In accordance with your request, I have added details on "The Origin of Plato's Cave" to the article, and corrected a few others. May tackle the other piece at some point. Looks like the two references to my own work I felt compelled to delete had been added by Rosiestep. BPK (talk) 14:36, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Zelazny[edit]

Roger Zelazny[edit]

Nice work! Nareek 16:14, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, hope I wasn't stepping on any toes by just going ahead and doing it. BPK 17:17, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
No way--that's the Wikipedia method in action. If anyone doesn't like it, they can always change it back. Be bold! Nareek 19:17, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Dilvish[edit]

Hello there! When you moved Dilvish the Damned to Dilvish, the Damned, you copied the contents from one page to another. Unfortunately, copying the contents of the page does not copy the history--something required for the GFDL license. MediaWiki, however, provides a move function. An admin deleted Dilvish, the Damned, and I've moved Dilvish the Damned to that location. :-) Jude (talk,contribs,email) 07:55, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction. BPK 07:57, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Science fiction[edit]

WikiProject Science Fiction[edit]

Hi, I have seen that you have started / contributed to quite a few articles on science fiction and fantasy related subjects, so I thought you'd be interested in joining this wikiproject. But I see that you are not a new user at all and if you already know about the wikiproject, sorry for this annoyance. :) - TwoOars 23:02, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Merge Proposal for New_Writings_in_SF_1[edit]

Please see the New Writings in SF 1 talk page for discussion of merging these articles. Padillah (talk) 16:11, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for New Writings in SF[edit]

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Glad to see your solid work on SF articles[edit]

Do you get to any SF cons at all? (I mean real cons, not Dragon or the comics shows). --Orange Mike | Talk 18:44, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the appreciation expressed in your heading. No, my SF interest is largely a private vice, which has broadened over the years into a scholarly one. Most of my contact with other fans is online, on wikipedia, via email or through the de for de Camp Yahoo group, with which I've been heavily involved for several years. Did attend one convention in San Francisco many years ago in the early 1980s, but that's it as far as that sort of activity has gone. BPK (talk) 19:19, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, BPK2! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.


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Notability and sources of authors and books[edit]

Hi BPK2. You have more experience than me with book articles, so let me check something with you...I'm just trying to understand the notability on these book articles e.g. Magic in Ithkar. My understanding is that WP:BK sets the standard as "subject[1] .. a general audience". I see no general audience or non-trivial sources, so please can you enlighten me? My tagging with unref is wrong, more correct is if I tag them all refimprove / notability / noinline. What do you think? Widefox (talk) 19:58, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Good work for adding refs. I'm not too sure about the quality of sources in these articles, so I added back the refimprove tag. Is that ok with you? I noticed you removed the tag, maybe you think the notability covers it already? Widefox (talk) 20:28, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
The Internet Speculative Fiction database is a wonderful and highly reliable bibliographic source, quite frequently cited in articles on science fiction and fantasy books. Fantastic Fiction isn't as authoritative, but it's fairly comprehensive in what it covers, and occasionally provides nuggets of information not found elsewhere. Where I've cited it in these articles it generally provides information that could be obtained equally as well from the books themselves -- but it's a quick and easy way to add another reference! Actually, the only way I could improve the references at this point would be by adding more. There's nothing wrong with the ones cited. The only remaining issue I can see is that of notability. The editors of the series are quite notable in the field (Norton more than Adams), and you at least used to be able to justify book articles on the grounds of providing comprehensive coverage of the works of a notable author. Not sure if that still applies. If the books need to stand up by their own merits, the issue is more problematical. But having written the articles, I'd hate to lose them... BPK (talk) 19:23, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you for pointing out that the problematic copyright section was widespread throughout books by that author. I have begun deleting the sections, as well as tagging the articles as relying only on one source and as having no footnotes. Sven Manguard Wha? 03:08, 4 February 2014 (UTC)