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SF & Fantasy

Gifts For the Geek: Day 27: Sting, Orcrist, & Gandalf’s Staff


Last night, I went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Love the settings and the attention to detail. I loved seeing Glamdring, Orcrist, and Sting being found.

Well, now the geek in your life can wield a small part of Middle-earth! Make the jump to learn more!

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SF & Fantasy

Sting: Sword of the Third Age


Swords have been a part of fantasy for many ages. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien is no exception. Weta Workshop has two new editions of Sting, the “sword” carried by Bilbo and later by Frodo in his pursuit to destroy the One Ring.

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Here is more information about one of the best swords in fantasy literature!

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Nine Named or Notable Swords from Fantasy Fiction


Nine Named or Notable Swords from Fantasy Fiction

Legendary swords are a staple of fantasy fiction. Many of them are magical,  but not all: for some of these weapons, the “magic” is to be found in the skill and heroism of those who wield them. Let’s take a look now at nine such swords from fantasy fiction.

Longclaw (A Song of Ice and Fire, [...]

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Author Hastens to Connect Swords, Fantasy and “Nerds” to Murder


SLATE magazine once again demonstrates its pervasive geekphobia with a scarcely researched bit of traffic-bait called “Swords: The Murder Weapon of Nerds.” Its author, Daniel Engber, does his best to draw a few conclusions from a scant handful of murders committed by individuals wielding swords while taking a few broad swipes at science fiction and [...]

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