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Re: The Super Deluxe Children of Hurins are out
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Yep, north and south are pretty arbitrary, but given that those pesky Europeans drew the first world maps (and they also favour that annoying Mercatur projection which makes Western Europe look huge and Australia look the size of a dry-roasted peanut), I have grown to accept that I am dwelling on the underbelly of the planet :)

More importantly, my second [Australia-bound] copy of the CoH arrived today (number 97 -- which is kind of nice as my two copies neatly add up to 100). It's an impressive book and the colour is much nicer than it appeared in some of those eBay photos.

Now we all just have to hope that HC don't give up on trying to sell them direct and end up putting them on Amazon heavily discounted. That would be kind of annoying!

Stu

Posted on: 2007/12/16 20:41


HI Calendar
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I will be mailing out the HI calendar (all orders to date) tomorrow. I did pick them up Friday evening and they are absolutely wonderful. Many thanks to Ted and Jef and Christina whose illustrations grace the pages of it. You will not be disappointed with this one!

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2007/12/16 18:14
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Re: Gift wish list
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Don't know how I missed not having A Question of Time by Verlyn Flieger yet. Added to my list! (I've loved all of her other books so far that I have read.)

I also agree that the Tolkien Studies volumes are an excellent summary of the year past (well past, as the year reviewed bibliographically is two years behind publication) as well as enjoying the critical pieces. Only critique I have heard of the volumes is that the critical pieces tend to be heavily weighted to the editors of the volume.

For the Encyclopedia, I am also in agreement with you guys - it has flaws and is very pricey, and there are a couple of other books out around the same time that are more accessible and more immediately useful too (like the Companion and Guide.) I do think most of the flaws are being addressed online (on this website and similar) and there is useful critical work here that will quickly become inaccessible once the book is no longer available from the publisher (there are reportedly only 800 copies in print.) Should be a useful resource even given it's painful genesis and resultant flaws.

See Michael Drout's blog post on the topic.

Posted on: 2007/12/16 10:35
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Which way is up?
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I've always liked those southern hemisphere focused world maps and globes that are reversed (south is towards to top) - a nice perspective on things. After all, North is completely arbitrary...

Posted on: 2007/12/16 10:18
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Re: New forums, new category
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And finally (maybe not...) it appears that you need to re-add your email notification preference for the new category (emails are not sent out for any of the new forums even if you had the "email me if anything new is posted" flag set before.) Turns out those flags are per category, not really global.

Posted on: 2007/12/16 10:12
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