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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:41 pm 
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[Note: Many of you have seen this news in the Red Book forum, but I thought I should post it here, as well.]

I am very pleased to announce that my book, Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, has been accepted for publication by the Lehigh University Press. LUP is a member of the Associated University Presses, who will actually be issuing the formal contract, but I don't anticipate that there should be any problem with that. I don't have any information on when it is likely to be available, or other details, but I will surely post that information when I have it.

Here is a brief description of the book:

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In The History of Middle-earth, Christopher Tolkien documents in amazing detail the development of the lifelong work of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, that would become The Silmarillion. However, neither Christopher Tolkien himself, nor anyone else, has ever thoroughly documented the final step: his actual creation (several years after his father's death) of the published work.

That has finally changed. ARDA RECONSTRUCTED: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion reveals a tapestry woven by Christopher Tolkien from different portions of his father's work that is often quite mind-boggling, with inserts that seemed initially to have been editorial inventions shown to have come from some remote other portion of Tolkien's vast body of work. I demonstrate how material that was written over the course of more than 30 years was merged together. I also make a frank appraisal of the material omitted by Christopher Tolkien (and in a couple of egregious cases the material invented by him) and how these omissions and insertions may have distorted his father's vision of what he considered—even more then The Lord of the Rings—to be his most important work. It is a fascinating portrait of a unique collaboration that reached beyond the grave.

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:hooray: :thumbsup: :woohoo:

That is really exciting!!!


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How exciting! Congratulations!!! :horse:

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Wow, fabulous!

When can we buy it?


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Don't know yet, Faramond. I should have more information about that in the coming weeks. I'll let you know!

Thanks guys! I'm pretty excited.

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"Pretty excited." :P

Are you perfectly vertical?

Can you keep from grinning wildly at inappropriate times?

Didn't think so.

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Congratulations, Voronwë!!! :)



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Spectacular! :bow:
Might it be published by the ChiM00t?


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Don't know yet, but I would tend to doubt it. In any event, I am not, alas expecting to be at the Chicago m00t.

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[Cancels proposed book-signing event]

{sigh} It could have been a highlight of the m00t.


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Maybe you can get Prim to sign her books. 8)

In any event, I just heard back from the publisher who confirmed that it is likely to a full year before it is published. We are most likely talking about 2009.

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Then we'll all have to m00t at your house in '09.



Prim would you step over here so we can have a little chat, hmm?


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I'll bring potato salad. :)

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That's fabulous, Voronwë! Congratulations! :woohoo:







*runs off to find half read Sil to read again and get with the program...*
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:45 pm 
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:hooray:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

I just startled half my colleagues by w00ting out loud! :D

Get yourself locked out of HOF for a few days and this is what happens...hey, I should get myself locked out more often, eh? Such great news!

Vinnie, in the description (which is tantalising!) in the second last sentence, you have used "then" rather than "than" (which I'm pretty sure your proof reader will pick up anyway but I'm anal like that)

Congratulations again Vinnie! :D

Is it going to be published only in the US? Have the rights been dispersed for other places in the world, like the antipodes? Of course, there's always Amazon.

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Impy, that "then" has been in that description for over a year. I refuse to change it. :) But needless to say, there are no misplaced "then"s in the actual manuscript.

I don't have any information about publishing outside the U.S. at this time. (I don't even have a contract yet). That will be something that I will need to check on.

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Impy, it is never a good thing when you are locked out of this board. <waggles admonitory finger>

I'm also wondering about international sales. Of course, with Amazon it's not so hard these days to get your hands on foreign editions.

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How on earth did I miss this news before? This is FANTASTIC, Voronwë!!!! Congratulations, from the bottom of my heart.

*sigh*

Now I know two real authors. 8) I think that is excessively kewl. :D

*sighs again*

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Join the crowd, vison. :poke:

You've more than got what it takes.

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