Fri
Dec 13 2013 1:30pm
Middle-earth Envisioned Sweepstakes!

The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters today, and we want to give you a copy of Middle-Earth Envisioned by Paul Simpson and Brian J. Robb, an exploration of the artistic legacy of Tolkien’s world, out now from Race Point Publishing, to celebrate!

In this beautifully illustrated book, paintings, drawings, theatrical performances, and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed, with details on the attempted Beatles live-action version (with Paul as Frodo), the nearly four-hour Canadian musical, and the Peter Jackson films.

We have three copies, so comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on December 13. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on December 17. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

216 comments
endymion
2. Andrea L.
Yes, please!
Yagiz Erkan
3. yagiz
Ah those sneaky, little hobbitses... tricksy hobbitses!
endymion
5. Elizabeth Bevins
Super! I'd love to have a copy.
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6. matthew rushing
My precious!
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7. Samantha B.
Would love, love, love to have!
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8. Scott L.
I would love to have this one.
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9. Chad S.
I was just looking at this the other day in ImagineFX, fantastic-looking book!
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10. IAN D.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS....
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12. kimP
I'm so in! Tricksy hobbitses.
endymion
15. Desmond
Count me in, please!
endymion
24. Logan Rowland
No matter what I do or read, I always love these books the most. I have yet to find a rival.
endymion
25. Gruud
I love fantasy art books and have several. This would look great amongst them!
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27. JonW
Hopefully you can wrestle one of these away from Smaug for me. :)
Stephen Bristow
28. Vanesmantha
There's something wonderful about fantasy art coupled with its liteary sibling. Like in the original release of "Sword of Shannara", I think it should be standard practice to include it among the pages.
Bobby Berry
29. bvberry
I am a huge Tolkien fan. Awesome book.
endymion
31. dutchcntry
What a beautiful idea for a book!
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33. Elf
TOR is like Santa with out the Ho's
Clare McBride
34. The Literary Omnivore
As a huge fan of adaptation in general and as a massive Ringer, I gotta have this. It's gorgeous.
endymion
42. Bayushi
Yes, pretty please!
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47. Michelle L.
Oh my god, sounds amazing! I would love this. It would be my precioussssss...
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50. Sero
Best xmas present :)
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51. carrottop2864
This would be epic!
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55. Jon Kinsman
Sounds great, count me in!
Becca Hollingsworth
57. bibliobeque
How nifty! I didn't know about this till now, but now I want one.
Rich Bennett
60. Neuralnet
cool looking book, thanks for the contest
endymion
61. Carlamm
I'd love to get a copy.
Lori
63. lotsajunkinhere
WETA Workshop, hire me already!!! I'm sure there's no one in New Zealand who has my incredible skill set for goofing off. Middle Earth Envisioned will keep me occupied on the plane ride across the pond :D :D :D.
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66. tatterdemaliontasche
Beautiful!
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67. Story Cottage
One can't have too much Middle-Earth.
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71. Treva A.
This would be an amazing win! *fingers crossed*
Greg Parker
72. WaggaWagga
Wow, this looks insanely cool! Really hope I win!
endymion
76. JulieTerekh
Looks interesting!
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77. Ryoshi Kanagawa
Sounds like an interesting read. Even if I don't win it I will have to pick it up somewhere.
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78. AHump
Well, ya I'll take one!
William Gardner
81. myangelsman09
Yes. Yes. Yes. Please, i'm gleefully excited/hopeful. I usually think of something interesting or witty to say on these, but for this i'm just a dithering fanboy.
endymion
82. Kim B.
I would love to have this!
Allana Schneidmuller
83. blutnocheinmal
I love John Howe and Alan Lee, but I'd also like to see what the other artists have done with Middle-Earth.
endymion
84. gustovcarl
I'd love it!
Count me in!
endymion
86. Tehanu
Fantastic cover. I already love this book!
endymion
88. moonglum
Oliphants trumpet in joy when this tome is mentioned!
endymion
89. RLBrown
This just might be my eleventy-first comment posted on Tor! Now isn't that precious?
Martin Cohn
90. arixan
Read the Hobbit for the first time on 3/5/1978. Spent the next ten years wandering through Middle Earth and I visited every year since.
endymion
92. Kimberly B.
This would be lovely! Thanks for the great giveaway!
M Sharp
95. Acyn
Of course Paul was Frodo...
but who played Gollum?
And where does the lizard king fit in?
endymion
98. WildWeazel
we wants it
endymion
102. Darith3Duh
Yes! I'd love this. :D
endymion
104. JHalcyon
As a huge fan of Tolkien, this is definitely a book I would like.
bob keck
105. ky2here
Our grandson would be over the moon about this. Thanks for sponsoring this.
Aaron Tranes
107. Itchy
I love art books! I would love to win this more than any of the others I have entered. Pick me! Pick me!!
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108. Marci
Very nice! Throw my name into the proverbial hat!
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109. wandering-dreamer
Oooooh, me me me!
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110. Jeanette Jackson
I would love to find this under my tree!
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111. TaddyCrow
Yay! It's precious!
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112. Adrienne gordon
Looks cool.
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113. Frogo
I want all the art!
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118. Jess L
Just seen the Hobbit and want to revisit Middlearth immediately!!
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120. Terri Flood
entering to win this!
endymion
122. alaskanBLT
That sounds like a great addition to the Tolkien world, would love to see it
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123. Colin Glendon
this looks sweet
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124. Shannon Baas
looks good.
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126. Thomas lockhart
looks awesome
endymion
127. marie constantineau
thanks for the chance
endymion
129. Joe Spatafora
fingers crossed..... would love to have this
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130. Patricia A Hoffmeister
This would be great to have. Thanks for giving us a chance to win it.
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132. Dusti Morton
This looks beautiful!
endymion
133. Cairine
Sounds like a very interesting read. Look forward to seeing the illustrations!
endymion
135. DarkDeliverance
me! :)
Oscar
136. MYSTICALKITTY
If I win, I won't have to leave my hobbit hole and go through the mines of moria to get this! ;)
endymion
139. miriam12
I WANT IT'S SO PRETTY
Christine LaRue
140. LadyAnubis
Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy .... happy holidays to all!
endymion
141. marie constantineau
thanks for the chance
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142. Shane B
I hope I win!
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143. grimrick
Great gift for this time of year!
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145. runner
Groovy Middle-Earth Envisioned!
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150. rochie b
This is so amazing to stumble upon this book giveaway. Like many, I adore J.R.R Tolkien's works and always wanted to learn more. It'd be an honor to explore another perspective on middle earth. Thanks for the opportunity to win this gem!
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151. JAMES LYNAM
Perfwect book for my COFFEE TABLE.
LORD OF THE RINGS & THE HOBBIT are in my library.
Robert Garza
152. FunBob
Hopefully there is some JRR art to show the beginning...
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154. ema4mom
Hobbit and LOTR fans live here
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156. Ace Hamilton IV
Nice
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159. J. Carl Henderson
Three out of 159 isn't bad odds...
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160. matkeltri
Now this is awesome!
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161. Rebecca B
Beautiful illustrations!
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162. LindaH
This sounds like an entertaing book for a The Hobbit fan!
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165. VarnerV
I would love to see this!
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167. Rickie Hinrichs
Love to read
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169. jmarsh642
Looks amazing
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170. Darth Touma
War is good for business..
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171. Cthulhu's Librarian
Yes, please!
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172. Coriander Warren
very awesome I would love this as would my husband and son!
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174. Tammy G
I'm anticipating the gorgeous illustrations.
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177. Peter Bernardoni
Looks Sweet
Linda Peters
178. linnett
would love to add this to my library, thanks
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179. Alex Kagan
This would be an awesome present. I'd like one.
Carolyn Dileo
180. cbdileo
Something both my hubby and son would love!
Thank you!
endymion
181. makinovka23
We wants it, precious
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185. Kristina Cant
Thanks for the contest
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186. Laurraine
This looks fun.
Wayne Lecoy
188. hotrodguy
I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win a
a copy of Middle-Earth Envisioned by Paul Simpson and Brian J. Robb.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!
endymion
189. Melanie C
I can't wait to see the new one :) surely after the way the first one ended....just kind of leaving us hanging there. Would love this book!
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190. Alex Roach
Best Christmas present ever!!
Cassandra Marquez
191. cassandraashley
I would love this it is my favorite book series.
Sherrye Nichols
192. san301
An excellent choice for a Christmas present (to me!). I love this cover, too.
endymion
193. Donna M Clark
This would be an excellant gift for a fan of The Hobbit et al.
kathy pease
194. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
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195. Allison b
I would love to win!
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196. Robin T
I would love to check this out
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198. Kathleen S.
My husband would get a kick out of this. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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199. SciFiChick
Bullet strikes the helmet's head
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203. JasonCorner
Hobbits!
Susan Smoaks
204. susansmoaks
Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
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205. Joy Q
My nephew would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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208. Leslie Stanziani
My whole family of 6 are huge LOTR and Hobbit fans.We are going to the movies this weekend to see The Hobbit.We would love to have a copy of this book.Thanks!
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209. Iron Maiden James
Please
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210. Jessica. K.
It looks very neat. I want to win.
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212. CherylMc
Looks good.
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213. Kristin Duncan
I am a big Tolkien fan, so this would be an awesome addition to my collection.
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214. Mallory Bailey
Would love to have this book!
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215. Littleroonkanga2
Would love this for my son and for me!
Timothy Anderson
216. lycoan
Would love to win! my dad turned me on to the novels 35 years ago. I'd love to win this and give it to him.
endymion
217. Rhonda Struthers
My husband and son would be so thrilled if I won.
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218. Johni-Ann Sims
I would love this!
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221. Crockettcd
Sounds awesome!

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