Newsweek:  J.R.R. Tolkien – Celebrating the Professor’s Greatest Creations [Media Lab Publishing] is on newsstands and store check-out lanes now.

This is a beautiful, high-quality, glossy 100-page issue full of articles, information on both books and films, and many full-page photos.  A wonderful collectible opening with an introduction by Shaun Gunner, Chair of the Tolkien Society.

This special edition look at the works of J.R.R. Tolkien book-by-book:

  • The Hobbit
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Two Towers
  • The Return of the King
  • The Silmarillion
  • The Children of Húrin
  • Unfinished Tales
  • Beren and Lúthien
  • The Fall of Gondolin
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Story of Kullervo [newest release]

The short descriptions of the books are accompanied by a variety articles ranging from book cover artwork to meaningful lines from the films.

The issue is also laced with several interesting interviews and articles such as:

  • The Ring Bearers: Tracing the history of every ring of power in Arda in a family tree format.
  • Creating the First Age is an interview with Ted Nasmith discussing his ambitious Tolkien projects and what it takes to visualize Middle-earth.
  • The Saga’s Breakout Star is an interview with Andy Serkis talking about Middle-earth, Gollum and his thoughts about Amazon’s upcoming Tolkien project.
  • A Tale for the Ages: The major events shaping the world of Middle-earth is a 4-page review of the ages displayed in individual sections.
  • Shaping His World is an article by Tom Shippey looks at what inspired Professor Tolkien in his creation of Middle-earth.

…and many more.

This Special Edition will be on display at stores until October 13, 2018.