The book is titled The Nature of Middle-earth and will be published next June by HarperCollins.
However, it looks like readers will finally get to enjoy some of Tolkien's never-before-seen essays in a new collection that will explore some unexpected parts of Middle-earth.
Approved for publication by the Tolkien estate, the new book of essays will be called The Nature of Middle-earth.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media will publish The Nature of Middle-earth, a previously unseen collection of writings by J.R.R. Tolkien, in the US on June 24, 2021. After those monumental stories, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and a few other novels and collections surrounding all of Middle-earth throughout thousands of years that he wrote up until his death in 1973 rounded out the prestigious and treasured series.
HarperCollins deputy publishing director Chris Smith said, "For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world to be explored, and the writings in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys that he took as he sought to better understand his unique creation". Topics to be covered in these newly published essays will include Elvish immortality and reincarnation, a dive into the geography of the kingdom of Gondor, the Powers of the Valar, along with the beasts and lands of Númenor and even the species of Middle-earth who were able to grow beards!
The Hobbit was first published in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954 - 5.
Tolkien's beloved books "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" are global bestsellers in more than 70 languages, and have been turned into multibillion-dollar movie trilogies.
CARL F. HOSTETTER has for many years been one of the world's leading Tolkien experts and respected head of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship. He is also a computer engineer for NASA.