USPS To Issue Star Wars Stamps

Yahoo! reports that the United States Postal Service will unveil a Star Wars stamp set on May 25th as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the release of Star Wars. In case you can’t tell from the picture above, individual stamps include:

  • Darth Vader
  • Yoda
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca
  • Anakin Skywalker fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Queen Padme Amidala
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Princess Leia Organa with R2-D2
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Darth Maul
  • Imperial Stormtroopers
  • Boba Fett
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • An X-wing fighter
  • C-3PO

It looks like the stamps are (rightfully) weighed heavily towards the original trilogy…

Christopher Tolkien Completes “Children Of Húrin” - The Children of HurinThe Independent reports that Christopher Tolkien has completed the widely anticipated Children Of Húrin, completing his father J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. Chris Crawshaw, chairman of the Tolkien Society, characterizes the work:

Tolkien saw his work as one long history of Middle Earth: from the beginning of creation to the end of the Third Age. The Children of Húrin is an early chapter in that bigger story.

I’m really looking forward to this latest Middle Earth tome, which is scheduled for release on April 17th; I’ve already preordered mine from