J.R.R. Tolkien

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Happy Birthday to J.R.R. Tolkien!


Happy Birthday to J.R.R. Tolkien!

Happy birthday to the great architect of epic fantasy J.R.R. Tolkien, born on this day in 1892.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in the Orange Free State of Africa (an independent Boer nation now part of South Africa) to English parents, Mabel and Arthur Reuel Tolkien who emigrated when Arthur took a job managing [...]

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Peter Bebergal on Michael Moorcock: The Anti-Tolkien


Peter Bebergal on Michael Moorcock: The Anti-Tolkien

Peter Bebergal has just written a piece examining the work of Michael Moorcock as a counterpoint to that of J.R.R. Tolkien, and while you might not agree with everything he has to say (or with Moorcock’s criticisms) it’s certainly worth checking out. For the record, I love Tolkien and Moorcock equally, and I’m a fan [...]

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Led Zeppelin: Music’s Biggest Nerds


Led Zeppelin: They’re the godfathers of heavy metal (But don’t tell them that – they hate heavy metal), legendary rock n’ roll party animals, and perhaps one of the nerdiest bands in music history.
Nerdy? Maybe it’s hard to hear beneath the sonic bluster of the wailing guitars, bone-crushing beats, and unearthly vocals, but there’s a [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.3)


The second installment of the Tolkien Re-read is back! This week I continue my re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring with Book 2, Chapter 3: The Ring Goes South.

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Tolkien Re-Read Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring (Chapter 2.2 cont’d)


Today in my re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring—the conclusion of Chapter 2.2 “The Council of Elrond,” in which Gandalf talks for mostly the whole time. Mostly.

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Cage Match 2014: Round 4: Eowyn vs Leia Organa: Screen


The Shieldmaiden and the Princess face off in Round 4.

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SF & Fantasy

Looking Through the Palantir: March 25th


Tom Hoeler, aka Darth Internous, kicks off his new weekly round-up of SFF news with the first edition of Looking Through the Palantir. Check it out here!

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Cage Match 2014: Round 3: Katniss Everdeen vs Eowyn: Screen


Who will triumph, the Shieldmaiden of Rohan or the Girl on Fire?

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Cage Match 2014: Round 3: Arya Stark vs Eowyn: Page


Valar morghulis: all men must die – but Eowyn of Rohan is no man.

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Cage Match 2014: Round 2: Eowyn vs Beorn: Screen


It’s Tolkien vs Tolkien as Eowyn goes head-to-head with Beorn!

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