New Tolkien books we all are waiting for (13.07.04 by Pieter Collier) -
Waiting for the 50th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings it is time
to start looking out for all the new books that will be coming out this
year. Of course there will be the spectacular celebratory editions and
finally the long expected J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide. I'll try
to list all upcoming titles here.
Some days ago i started to notice there will be a lot of nice Tolkien
books coming this year. First i received a mail of Houghton Mifflin, followed
by abebooks and barnes & nobles. I immediatly started ordering all
the upcoming titles full of excitement... the new books are just wonderfull.
Let us take a look:
In October we celebrate the 50th anniversary
of The Lord of The Rings with this spectacular luxury edition. It
features a fully corrected text, to tolkien's exacting specifications,
and for the first time tolkien's hand-coloured burnt pages of the
Book of Mazarbul, which he originally intented to insert in december
The two large two-color foldout maps, the gilded edges, the two-color
foil stamping, the smythe-sewn, lay flat binding, the shrink wrap,
etc. makes this book really spectacular.
It will be sold for $100.00 and will carry the ISBN 0-618-517665-0.
Also in October... yes yes we were waiting a long long time for
this... we finally will see the release of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion
and Guide by the one and only Wayne G. Hammond and his wife Christina
Scull. It will feature two parts: volume 1 a reader's guide and
volume two a chronology of Tolkiens work and life.
This will be (or that is what i expect) the most comprehensive,
in depth reference ever to be published to tolkien's life, works
and publication history of his works... this is the real A to Z
about Tolkien we have been waiting for.
I think i ordered this book a year ago (twice) and really hope to
have it in my hands very very soon!
The boxed set will cost $70 or you can by the books apart for $36.
Amazingly cheap if you consider the time the authors must have spent
to make these books.
Celebrating The Lord of the Rings and The Tolkien Companion and
Guide was not only enough. In November we will get a second edition
of The Silmarillion. It will get a little bit thicker since it will
include no more then 48 full-color paintings by Ted Nasmith. I'm
so happy to see this second editions featuring Nasmith's art...
nowdays with the movies it was only Alan Lee they talked about.
I always liked Nasmith's work and i saw some of the paintings that
will be included... it will be a wonderfull edition!
This hardcover book will cost $35 and will carry the ISBN 0-618-39111-8.
Also in October Douglas A. Anderson and Marjorie J. Burns will
give a nice book to start reading. I know what i will be doing in
On Tolkien will give a rare glimps into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
through his own words and the words from persons close to him. Allthough
it is not out yet (please send me an advanced reading copy ;) )
it already looks like this one will become a classic which i will
put next to letters, biography and auther of the century as a good
source to look up... anything Tolkien related.
I'm looking forward to this book; it will cost us another $25 and
will carry the ISBN 0-618-44516-1.
Patrick Curry's defending Middle Earth already
made its name and stands now as a Tolkien classic on my book shelves.
In October it will come out in paperback format and will feature a
Another fine read for the cold winter comming.
It will cost only $12 and will have ISBN 0-618-47855-x.
Do not yet know what is going to change but
The Letters from Father Christmas will be reprinted by Houghton Mifflin
It will be a paperback, with ISBN 0-618-51265-9 and cost $15.
tolkien's beloved holiday favourite, redesigned for a new generation
of Tolkien readers.
The Lord of the Rings: The Complete Visual
Companion by jude Fisher will arrive also in November. In the row
of movie books this will be another full-color look at the people,
places and things from the Academy Award-winning film trilogy of The
Lord of The Rings.
The money train hasn't stopped yet, and the images still fascinate
us all. 224 pages and a $19.95 costing paperback... where is it going
This book will get ISBN 0-618-51082-6.
Gary Russel gives us an exclusive look nehind
the scenes of the conceptual art and design of the seventeen Academy
Awards winning movie The Lord of the Rings. The best of The Lord of
the Rings is a fantastic dual edition featuring 224 pages of beautifull
art and images...
It will cost $35 and will carry ISBN 0-618-51098-2. A must have for
the movie fans.
Harper Collins also makes a nice 50th
anniversary wall calendar for the year 2005.
hope i didn't miss any book... if so please
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