_The Collected Vinyar Tengwar_, vol. 5a (issues 40-46)
- I am pleased to announce the availability of the first volume in _The
Collected Vinyar Tengwar_, vol. 5a, collecting issues 40 through 46 (@
$13.99 plus shipping). It is available in two formats, one
perfect-bound and the other coil-bound (which will lie open flat, for
ease of reference). You can order the volume in either format at:
Please note that as new issues of _VT_ follow, they will be added to
revised, expanded versions of vol. 5a, until it is finalized as vol. 5
with the inclusion of issue 49 upon its publication. So you may or may
not want to hold off ordering this volume now, if you would prefer to
have a single, complete, collected volume.
The next volume, vol. 4, collecting issues 30-39, will be published
(again in two different bindings) and announced here once Karyn
Traphagen and I have finished converting the issues into the new
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."
- On further reflection, I've decided to alter the distribution of issues among the projected 5
volumes of _The Collected Vinyar Tengwar_. The final version of each volume will contain:
Vol. 1: Issues 1 - 10
Vol. 2: Issues 11-20
Vol. 3: Issues 21-30
Vol. 4: Issues 31-40
Vol. 5: Issues 41-50
Note the this renders the current Vol. 5a, which currently collects issues 40-46, doubly
provisional: When Vol. 4 is published, it will contain issue 40, so that issue will be
removed from Vol. 5a (and thus from the eventual final version as Vol. 5). And as already
announced, as issues 46-50 are published, they will be incorporated into revised,
expanded versions of Vol. 5a, until it is completed as Vol. 5 with the publication and
inclusion of issue 50.
I would also like to note again that each volume in the series will be offered in both Perfect
binding (i.e., as a typical paperback book) and in Coil binding (so that it will open and lie
flat, for easier reference work). Both formats can be purchased from the E.L.F. Storefront at
<http://www.lulu.com/ELF/> or from the _Vinyar Tengwar_ Web Shop at <http://
I would like to reiterate/clarify the point that issues 47-50 will be published and mailed by
myself, on the subscription model, just as before. So, if you have a subscription through
issue 50, you need do nothing different. Only with the publication of issue 51 will things
switch to per-issue publication and ordering through Lulu.com (not me).
Finally, I would like to note that I've restored the list of the contents of all issues of _Vinyar
Tengwar_ to date, also on the _Vinyar Tengwar_ Web Shop <http://www.elvish.org/VT/