- Murray Smith, 24 August 2005
To the people involved with 'Aiglos',
I bought a copy of the special issue at the recent convention in
Birmingham. After reading it, I have to congratulate you on a excellent
publication. For a very cheap price, its contents were of a very high
standard. The reproductions of the artwork were themselves worth the price.
The articles were very good. The general ones, about the Round Arda, and
whether Tolkien's heros were 'cardboard' I liked; but what was particularly
interesting for an Irishman like me were those on the Polish translations
of 'The Lord of the Rings' and on Tolkien fandom in Poland.
Thank you for your kind words about our journal. We are happy that you liked
the artwork so much and that the information about the Polish Tolkien fandom
was so interesting to an Irish reader. The shape of the general Tolkien
fandom all over the world is what interests us very much and we hope to
publish more articles on that subject in our future issues as well. As for
the analyses of Tolkien heroes and of the nature of his Arda, these are topics
which will certainly never cease to fascinate his fans, and we are glad
that you found our essays thought-provoking.
Thank you again -
With kind regards,
Bożena Mitko ''Nellelórë'
for The Aiglos Editorial Staff