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How can I find the Tolkien slow-read discussion in book form?
That's the link @Michael_S_Miller posted ages ago and it seems to be still live
Yep, that should be it. I was just thinking I should mention it to the recently-reappeared @Ray_Otus , since he was the one who originally suggested putting the discussions into a book.
I wasn’t part of that slow read, so I’m not affected. But I’m curious that someone can just scoop up our conversations and sell them. Did I give up the right to the intellectual property of my contributions here when I didn’t read the terms?
IIRC, we all talked about it, and it is being sold at cost, so no profit. I am sure someone could object and it would have to be taken down, but I am also sure the only people who bought it are us...
BTW, thank all of you! That was it!
No apology necessary. Like I said, I wasn’t involved in that slow read, and it sounds like everyone who involved was okay with the arrangement. Sounds fine to me.
Yes! I remember that! We were going to lose it all, it was a great discussion - maybe the best we ever had! I am very glad we did it!
It's a nice little piece of club memorabilia, and I'm very glad to have a copy. It'll outlast anything else we do. @RichardAbbott contributed photographs (back cover and interior) and @Ray_Otus drew a very fine front cover (which actually started out as an OSR piece with dwarfish figures and completely unrelated, but I said it reminded me of the scene where Sam and Frodo descend from the dark tower into Mordor - and so Ray revised it to what we see here). @Michael_S_Miller collected the text, laid it all out. It's a nice effort.
BTW, I think the product can only be found by sharing the link. If you search for it on Lulu, you won't find it. It's just a private publication among friends.
But, if someone did decide to copy our conversations and publish them (and someone easily could - it's a public forum), would we really have any recourse?
All this sounds great. I just didn't know about it, as I didn't participate in that slow read.