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Re: [mythsoc] Cover illustration of Del Rey paperback edition of THE SILMARILLION

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  • Mike Foster
    Douglas A. Anderson has seen the larger work at a recent Con and reports that this is a portion of a larger painting depicting Feanor s creation of the
    Message 1 of 10 , May 22, 2006
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      Douglas A. Anderson has seen the larger work at a recent Con and reports
      that this is a portion of a larger painting depicting Feanor's creation
      of the Silmarils.

      Mike

      Mike Foster wrote:

      >At yesterday's smial meeting, the Far Westies, aided by a large stand-up
      >illustration of the cover in question, decided it must be Varda
      >hallowing the Silmarils before all heck broke loose. The head-dress in
      >question looks like an owl-moth hybrid. She still looks more like a
      >Crazy Horse dancer than a Vala.
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      >Croft, Janet B. wrote:
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      >>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345325818/sr=8-2/qid=1148070007/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-8470682-8203301?%5Fencoding=UTF8 This one? That is bizarre. From your description I was picturing something by Leo and Diane Dillon, which at least would have been good even if it didn't totally fit. But yes, at least no emus.
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      >>Janet Brennan Croft
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      >>In ordering texts for my Tolkien class at Bradley University next fall, I learned that the trade paperback edition of THE SILMARIILION was out of print. Fallback was Del Rey "The Must-Have Companion To The Epic Masterpiece" mass-market regular size 18 cm. pb, $7.99, which just arrived.
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      >>What the heck is the cover illustration by Mike Dringenberg?
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      >>At first glance, it seems like a large shiney silver beach ball with three carbuncles either within it or on it being grasped covetously by a figure with a flowing blue Vegas kind of head-dress, a cape that looks vaguely flamey &/or wingie, and sleeves like golden peacock eyes.
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      >>No emus, however.
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