Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Trotter
9 minutes ago

Findegil
1 hour 43 minutes ago

Qweniden
3 hours 7 minutes ago

Hadiya
4 hours 16 minutes ago

Earl
6 hours 40 minutes ago

Tolkieniano
7 hours 42 minutes ago

St. Troy
10 hours 53 minutes ago

Karl
15 hours 5 minutes ago


« 1 ... 1475 1476 1477 (1478) 1479 1480 1481 ... 2571 »


Re: Lord of the Rings maps
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 661
Offline
I seem to remember they've been available for some years now. Can anyone recall when they first appeared for sale?

On another note - Stephen Raw's daughter has posted an essay on TORN, in order to promote sales.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011/ ... gs-maps-the-real-history/

There's one or two ideas here which caused me to raise an eyebrow -

eg: "J.R.R. Tolkien did not draw the maps to accompany The Lord of the Rings, rather he commissioned his son, the much less gifted artist, Christopher Tolkien."

and - "...it is difficult to imagine what J.R.R. Tolkien’s real intentions were for the maps at all. If he did not draw the original, it is impossible to say why he omitted certain details and added them elsewhere. The real mystery is why J.R.R. Tolkien, as an accomplished artist and cartographer himself, asked his son to produce the books most important illustrations. Perhaps it was because he was concentrating on his writing."


what do others think?

Posted on: 2011/10/17 14:07


Lord of the Rings maps
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/11/24 11:12
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 698
Offline
Limited edition prints are available for sale, at $550 plus p&p for a set of three.

http://www.tolkienmaps.com/

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2011/10/17 11:45


Re: Other Fantasy Writers
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/10/5 18:02
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 563
Offline
I haven't read much modern fantasy outside the works of Tolkien and Lewis, but I do enjoy the dystopian genre a lot (though this is probably a sub-genre of SF).

Also, I've read Ender's Game (again, more SF) and really enjoyed it, and I read the first Harry Potter book over the summer, but was sadly disappointed.

Posted on: 2011/10/15 18:28


Re: Other Fantasy Writers
Shirrif
Joined:
2007/8/16 4:56
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1685
Offline
I beat Khamul to it, and changed the title.
-Trotter


Still my title...

I'll put in a plug for another site that I am member of, as that is a much better site for this type of question, we stick here to what the site is renowned for, collecting Tolkien.
-Trotter


Trotter! --this section is for any discussion. We're almost all having a chat here!
Much better site indeed...

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/15 14:06
_________________
You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: Other Fantasy Writers
Home away from home
Joined:
2009/12/14 6:06
From Sweden
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 233
Offline
Like Red, I too had a time when I was looking for fiction which would be similar to Tolkien's works, and tried reading a lot of the popular, best-selling fantasy/sf authors. None of these really were much to my liking, though.

What I've enjoyed, however, are those authors which have had a fresh perspective in speculative fiction, and which are good writers: I've much liked Jack Vance's Lyonesse series and the Dying Sun series. I'm currently reading Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series, which so far (just started with the second volume) I find to be really good. I've also been intrigued by some works of Robert Holdstock. An usual (in this context) recommendation would also be Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, falling under the label of "alternative history".

Posted on: 2011/10/15 6:08



 Top
« 1 ... 1475 1476 1477 (1478) 1479 1480 1481 ... 2571 »




© 2016 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us