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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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Good catch Trotter.

The Search.com page is just a mirror (out of date) of the Wikipedia page (which is allowed under the wiki terms of use). I submitted a request to fix to search.com, we'll see if they do anything about it.

It seems (looking at the edit history for the wikipedia page) that Skiatook is a common vandal page - lots of edits that get undone pretty quickly, seems like Search.com happened to grab their copy before one particular instance of vandalism was fixed.

Ah, the power of wikipedia. The truth is what we make of it...

Posted on: 2007/8/24 1:03
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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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I looked at this and thought that this must have come from somewhere else on the Internet, looked like it had been cut and pasted, and a quick search on google shows the real culprit.

Search.com web page, Skiatook

I am struggling to see who to contact to get the Tolkien reference removed. Does anyone have any ideas?

Posted on: 2007/8/24 0:30


Bloomsbury auction update - September 13th Sale
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Their sale "Printed Books" (on 13 September 2007 at 10.00am and 2.00pm precisely) will include some material which may be of interest.

Viewing beforehand on
Tuesday 11th September from 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 12th September from 9.30am to 8.00pm
Thursday 13th September from 9.30am to 10.00am


711. Tolkien (J.R.R.) .The Fellowship of the Ring, second edition, first impression, folding map, original cloth, dust-jacket, rubbed at corners with small repaired tear to upper fore-corner of upper panel, 8vo, 1966.

Estimates £75 - £100

Bloomsbury Auctions website

Posted on: 2007/8/21 11:11
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To have you with us is excellent news, Arawn! The news about the Bibliography is pretty good, too

Posted on: 2007/8/17 6:57


Re: Åke Bertenstam
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Happened to find this forum thread when I was googling on myself yesterday, and I hasten (well, actually I was caught up by the fact that I wasn't able to register yesterday and had to call on Jeremy for help) to confirm I'm indeed alive (and kicking and well...)

The reason for this misunderstanding might have been what Jeremy suggests above. However, another factor couald have be involved as well. Some years ago I heard of a similar rumour. That time I think I was confused with another person. The thing is that my name used be Åke Jönsson until I changed my surname to my mother's maiden name. However there was also a (another) Swedish sf fan named Åke Jonsson, and it happened a few times that we got mixed up. At the time he died I think there might have been someone who remembered my former name and falsely believed it was me that had died.

As for the fact that the bibliography has been updated since 2003 this doesn't mean that I have stopped working on it. The problem is rather a combination of the explosion of books being published in the wake of the LR films and the far too little time I have had available to spend working on this project. I have indeed made several starts on updated versions of it but somehow work has petered out before I have been able to bring the work to a satisfactory stopping point (at least for me). And when I have been able to start working on it again at least another dozen of books have been published in the mean time. The current status is that I have a work-in-progress version of it with something like 110-120 additions to the currently published edition. Prompted by this thread maybe I ought to put up this unfinished version of it somewhere as a temporary measure.

Åke

Posted on: 2007/8/17 5:31



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