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mylinar
August 8th, 2012, 09:14 AM
On the advanced search form you need to use the first form "ISFDB Title Search Form". Enter "COVERART" in the Term 1 box and change the dropdown item from "Title" to "Title Type". Then in Term 2 you might enter "1970" and change that dropdown from "Title" to "Year", and then submit query. On the following screen you can click an item, say "Cover: A Gift From Earth", then on the following page click the title proper, which will get you to here http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?641, for example. Redo with "1971" in Term 2 when you've exhausted "1970". And so on.

It is time consuming, but thorough.

I am not looking for anything in particular, but I am going to remember your directions and give this a try. Just to see what old covers I might remember from ages past for the enjoyment of it. Thanks.

John L
August 8th, 2012, 12:00 PM
On the advanced search form you need to use the first form "ISFDB Title Search Form". Enter "COVERART" in the Term 1 box and change the dropdown item from "Title" to "Title Type". Then in Term 2 you might enter "1970" and change that dropdown from "Title" to "Year", and then submit query. On the following screen you can click an item, say "Cover: A Gift From Earth", then on the following page click the title proper, which will get you to here http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?641, for example. Redo with "1971" in Term 2 when you've exhausted "1970". And so on.

It is time consuming, but thorough.

I got you; makes sense. But this is going to take a good deal of time, so I'll have to go forward two pages, and then back up two spaces, and do it again,.....................over and over.

Thanks.


Could it be one of Brian Stableford's Daedalus Mission novels? See http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pe.cgi?3738

There's also Stableford's Hooded Swan series, which is another possibility: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pe.cgi?3747

It isn't. However, the series sounds very interesting. I'll try reading a few just to see what they are like.