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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:22 pm 
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Oh I agree with that (that it's pleasing for you & good for your book). I was just trying too figure out the chronology

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:09 pm 
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I agree that the whole thing seems a little loosey-goosey.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Just to finally close the loop on this, I just got confirmation that the token permission fee that my publisher and I agree to ask for was paid, and will be reflected in my next royalty statement.

Obviously, the money is not a big deal, but the principle is, so I'm glad it got resolved.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:50 am 
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That's good news, V

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:56 am 
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Good news, V.

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 Post subject: Re: Reviews
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:18 pm 
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I had a chance to peruse the greatly revised and expanded edition of Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide and to my extreme shock I found that the revised article on The Silmarillion contains an extensive (four full pages!) discussion of Arda Reconstructed. Some may recall that Christina wrote (with Wayne's assistance) a pretty outraged review of the book after it came out, but this is a much more balanced discussion. It quotes extensively from other reviews of the book, Jason Fisher's review in MythLore, Nicholas Birns' review in Tolkien Studies, and Charles Noad's very extensive online review at the Scholar's Forum at the Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza. They also quote from the comments that ‘Ælfwine’ (Carl F. Hostetter) cited with permission from the response by Christopher Tolkien to a sample of an early draft of Arda Reconstructed I sent to the Tolkien Estate right here in this forum (so The Hall of Fire now appears in what is probably the preeminent Tolkien reference resource in existence).

Overall, I am quite pleased (and very surprised) by this. I guess at this point I need to accept that I somehow managed to produce something of some significance in Tolkien scholarship.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:28 pm 
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You did! This is truly significant. You should be not just pleased but proud. And it really, really tickles me that HoF is mentioned!

I'll add that I'm enjoying this for a third reason, lesser but still important to me: Arda Reconstructed is the most significant scholarly book I've copyedited in my 31-year career, which includes at least a hundred of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Reviews
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:06 am 
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That's very kind of you to say, if perhaps a biased.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:08 am 
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Wow. Congrats V!

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