Year of the Ring
Written By: Susana Polo
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Gather your fellowship and retrace the remarkable journey from the Shire to Mordor with this detailed and in-depth exploration of Peter Jackson’s timeless Lord of the Rings trilogy. From Tolkien’s original story to the actors’ anecdotal experiences, to its cultural impact on the entire world, this book will captivate every fan of the One Ring. Now, for the first time in history, Polygon’s Year of the Ring archive of stories and fandom coverage can be brought home and added to any fan’s collection, in this beautifully designed hardcover book. Fans of the One Ring can now easily assess the Year of the Ring’s wide range of articles analyzing the deeper meaning of the characters and their journeys, as well detailed conversations about what the movies have meant to the fandom. This fandom manifesto will allow fans to reconnect with their fellowship and relive those special memories of watching the movies and discussing their theories with fellow Ringers.

DOZENS OF FAN-FAVORITE TOPICS: From fan-theories to cultural studies, there are dozens of topics that every fan of the Lord of the Rings can enjoy and relate to.

PERFECT FOR EVERY TOLKIEN FAN: This book is a pure celebration of all things related to Lord of the Rings and its history.

STORIES BEYOND THE SHIRE: New, in-depth stories about the making of the Lord of the Rings that many fans had not heard before!

Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 10/15/2024
ISBN: 9798886635553
Pages: 240
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.5

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Susana Polo, Author: Susana Polo is a journalist and writer living in New York City, and a senior entertainment editor at Her wheelhouse includes superhero comics, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and many more strange and wonderful corners of popular culture.

Raised in New Jersey, she graduated from the creative writing program of Oberlin College and began her career at Abrams Media, where she founded The Mary in 2011. She joined Polygon in 2015 to start the site's expansion from covering the world of video games to the wide world of entertainment and culture. She has been invited to speak on comics, pop culture, fandom and their intersections with queerness, race, and feminism at venues like San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, WorldCon, and the Brooklyn Historical Society, as well as for broadcasters like NPR and the BBC.

In her free time she reads millions of comic books, does a lot of cross stitch, watches horse videos on YouTube, and plays video games and TTRPGs. Her favorite non-Middle-earth-related thing that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote is his short story "Leaf, by Niggle," and would recommend it to anyone.