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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Unfinished “Story of Kullervo” Available August 27

On August 27, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Story of Kullervo goes on sale through the HarperCollins website. The 192-page book is an unfinished story that Tolkien described as “the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own.” The character of Kullervo is taken from the Kalevala, a Finnish epic poem, and in Tolkien’s retelling he […]

Witness Metal Fans’ Frozen Fury in “Headbangers” Photo Book

Coming September 29 from Powerhouse Books: Headbangers is a collection of Danish photographer Jacob Ehrbahn’s intimate portraits of the beauty and chaos of heavy metal rockers in the throes of musical ecstasy taken at European metal festivals such as Denmark’s Copenhell, Germany’s Wacken Open Air, and Sweden’s Metaltown. Heavy metal fans go totally berserk when […]

Ralph Steadman’s Illustrations from Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

In 2005, Graham Press published a special limited edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, but you can be forgiven if you’ve never seen it — just 451 copies were printed. It was a 50th anniversary deal, but it appears to have missed the anniversary (which would have been 2003) by a year or two. Such […]

Stunning Illustrations for a Deluxe “Dune” 50th Anniversary Edition

Frank Herbert’s Dune turns 50 this year, a remarkable occasion for a book that many science fictions fans consider a masterpiece. Arthur C. Clarke wrote that “Dune seems to me unique among  novels in the depth of characterization and the extraordinary detail of the world it creates. I know nothing comparable to it except […]