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I can live with it as long as it is explicitly understood that it has only a very peripheral connection to the utter nonsense that RoP is going to be, mainly in that it takes place during the same timeframe. If this was a synopsis of all the made up crap that is going to make up that show and then slapped with Tolkien's name on it to try and sell copies, then I'd think there would not only be a lawsuit in progress, but a visit from JRRT's and CJRT's irate ghosts themselves.
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It's on Amazon now.

I really doubt if this will contain any story elements from the Amazon production. If you read HC's press release, it sounds like it's going to stick pretty close to the sources. And the cover art does not even include the usual "Now a major event series from Amazon Prime" sort of hype sticker.

Amazon is listing both October 4 and November 15 as the release date. HC's press release gives the November date.

No sign yet of what the deluxe edition will entail, so I will hold off ordering until more information is available.
"Olorin I was in the West that is forgotten...."

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Thanks....

US edition publisher: ‎ William Morrow
UK publisher is, per typical, HarperCollins

I don't know anything about William Morrow publishing House, absolutely nothing about the physical quality of their hardcover books.
However, it's a good bet that the editors have Americanized the spelling all the usual words: e.g., centre (center), colour (color), civilisation (civilization), etc.
Soooooo... hoping that HarperCollins still puts out quality hardback books, I will wait and get the UK edition.**

** Assuming that this is truly a worthwhile adaptation of the Tale of Years.


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Random thought… I think when I was in grad school and the history of middle earth volumes were beginning to come out that I reflected on how interesting it was that new material was being published from an author who had been dead for over 10 years. Now here we are 40 years after that, and new works are still coming out. And many years after we thought the wellsprings had died up, and even after Christopher Tolkien died.
"Olorin I was in the West that is forgotten...."

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Olorin wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:16 pm Random thought… I think when I was in grad school and the history of middle earth volumes were beginning to come out that I reflected on how interesting it was that new material was being published from an author who had been dead for over 10 years. Now here we are 40 years after that, and new works are still coming out. And many years after we thought the wellsprings had died up, and even after Christopher Tolkien died.
I guess academicians would say: "There is still a wealth of 'source material'". .... Lucky for us :thumbs_up :db: :btr:


"Unless you're prepared to surrender everything, don't surrender anything."

When seconds matter, it's reassuring to know that the police are only minutes away.

"Only the paranoid survive."

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Olorin wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:16 pm Now here we are 40 years after that, and new works are still coming out. And many years after we thought the wellsprings had died up, and even after Christopher Tolkien died.
The material is not anything new. Its simply collecting all the various Second Age works Tolkien wrote and putting them in one volume chronologically. Sibley is just the editor who assembled it. He wrote introductions and commentaries, in the same manner as Christopher did in his various publications of his father's work, but all of the stories have been published before.

This is actually something I had hoped Christopher would do one day.
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Nasnandos wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:02 pm
Olorin wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:16 pm Now here we are 40 years after that, and new works are still coming out. And many years after we thought the wellsprings had died up, and even after Christopher Tolkien died.
The material is not anything new. Its simply collecting all the various Second Age works Tolkien wrote and putting them in one volume chronologically.
I know. I was speaking metaphorically, I guess. I was also reflecting on the recent Nature of Middle-earth book.
"Olorin I was in the West that is forgotten...."
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