Founded in 2017 in Wayzata, Minnesota, the Gabbro Head Press specializes in fiction, literary studies, art, biography, and history.
The  Gabbro Head Press has  produced  an anthology of essays written in tribute to the inspiration  and influence of the  renowned Tolkien scholar, writer, and professor, Verlyn Flieger. Entitled A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger, this volume was  edited by the eminent  Tolkien scholar John D. Rateliff, author of The History of the Hobbit.   

The  Gabbro Head is delighted to report that A Wilderness of Dragons was short-listed by the Tolkien Society as a finalist for its 2019 awards in the category "BEST BOOK ."  See the  Tolkien Society website for more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2019/04/winners-of-the-tolkien-society-awards-2019-announced/ 

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If the cosmic forces of the universe align, the e-book edition will be available on or before  May 31, 2019.   To those  who have been waiting for it -- the Gabbro Head thanks you for your patience.  

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         Contents of A Wilderness of Dragons:  Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger

            John D. Rateliff

♦ Tolkienian Studies ♦

A Seed of Courage: Merry, Pippin, and the Ordinary Hero
            Amy Amendt-Raduege

Smith of Wootton Major and Genre Fantasy
            David Bratman

Three Stories Holding Hands: The Wind in the Willows, Huntingtower,
and The Hobbit
            Marjorie Burns

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Foolhardy Philologist
            Jason Fisher

“Mythology is Language and Language is Mythology”: How Verlyn Flieger’s Favorite ‘Bumper-sticker’ Works in Tolkien’s Legendarium
           Andrew Higgins

Do Eldar Dream of Immortal Sheep?: Dreams, Memory, and Enchantment at the End of the Third Age
           Thomas Hillman, with Simon Cook, Jeremiah Burns,

 Richard Rohlin, & Oliver Stegen

“A Green Great Dragon” and J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Native Language”
           John R. Holmes

Splintered Heroes: Heroic Variety and its Function in The Lord of the Rings
          Thomas Honegger

Lessons of Myth, Mortality, & the Machine in the Dream State Space-Time Travel Tales of J. R. R. Tolkien and Olaf Stapledon
          Kristine Larsen

“To Recall Forgotten Gods from their Twilight”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Name Nodens”
           John D. Rateliff

A History of the Acquisition: Marquette and the Tolkien Manuscripts
          Taum Santoski

Seers and Singers: Tolkien’s Typology of Sub-creators
          Anna Smol

Tolkien’s Story of Kullervo: A Lost Link between Kirby’s Kalevala and Tolkien’s Legendarium
          Vivien Stocker

The Rare and Elusive “Green, Great Dragon”
          Sandra Ballif Straubhaar

“A Recognizable Irish Strain” in Tolkien’s Work
          Kris Swank

Canute and Beorhtnoth
           Richard C. West

♦ Flieger’s Fictions ♦

“Green Hill Country”: A Scholar’s Tale
           Peter Grybauskas

Words Made Flesh in Avilion
          Paul Edmund Thomas

Identity, Time, and Faerie in Pig Tale and The Inn at Corbies’ Caaw: An Unexpected Convergence of Realms
Dennis Wilson Wise

♦ Three Personal Tributes ♦

A Teacher’s Teacher: Verlyn Flieger
          Susan Yager

Music, Time, and Light in the Works of J. R. R. Tolkien and Verlyn Flieger:
A Reflection
          Bradford Lee Eden

“Whose Myth Is It?”: Tolkien Studies as Interdisciplinary Studies
          Kristine Larsen