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Well Said: Christopher Lee on Tolkien

What Professor Tolkien achieved is unique in the literature of my lifetime. Indeed, in my opinion, he had reached the peak of literary invention of all time. Nothing like it has ever existed, and probably never will. Actor Christopher Lee who reread The Lord of the Rings every year since The Fellowship of the Ring was published

Amazon begins building their DARK TOWER

This and Tolkien - Fantasy heading for AMAZON Read the full article on AICN Hello all Mad Dashiell here, thank you for joining me. Well, any scrap of news like this gives me cause for singing-Science fiction, action, fantasy, and horror... Show More Summary

Artist Reimagines Maps Of The UK's National Parks In J.R.R. Tolkien's Style

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The maps of Middle-Earth J.R.R. Tolkien created for The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings are among the first examples of a fantasy author creating original maps to go along with their novels. These iconic maps are elegantly simple, with...Show More Summary

Exhibition Alert: Major JRR Tolkien Exhibition Coming to Oxford’s Bodleian Library This Summer

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has announced a new JRR Tolkien Exhibition that will arrive in the iconic library this summer. The exhibition will focus on Tolkien’s characters Beren and Luthien (which was recently the feature of a recent new book by his son Christopher Tolkien). Show More Summary

Maps of UK national parks drawn in the style of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth

last monthHumor / odd :

Artist Dan Bell has drawn maps of the UK’s national parks in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. Bell has also drawn maps of Westeros (from George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series) and places like London and Oxford. Both prints and the original hand-drawn maps are available for purchase from Bell’s online shop. Tags: art Dan Bell maps remix The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien's Grave in Oxford, England

The final resting place of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892–1973) and Edith Mary Tolkien (1889-1971) is covered in an abundance flowers, plants, and offerings from fans in the verdant cemetery of Wolvercote in Northern Oxford. They are buried together in a single grave in the Catholic section of the cemetery. J.R.R. Show More Summary

Shadow of War unsheathes the Blade of Galadriel expansion

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released Blade of Galadriel, a new story expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the big-budget video game released last October based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth universe. The downloadable content (DLC) lets gamers play as the Elven warrior Eltariel, for the first time. Show More Summary

Excellent (If Nerdy) Fun: An Artist Is Drawing Maps Of UK National Parks In The Style Of JRR Tolkien

The artist (of course) fell in love with The Lord of the Rings books when he was 11 or so. "To start his maps, Bell says that he works from an open source Ordnance Survey map, and begins drawing by hand. 'I try to emulate his typeface as closely as possible, but have modified his […]

Peter Jackson’s Trying Something Totally Different For His Next Movie

Peter Jackson is best known today for making massive fantasy epics, thanks to helming six films that take place within J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. However, for Jackson's next project, he'll be doing something very different.

Preview: Lord Of The Rings Living Card Game Goes Digital

It would be hard for anyone to argue against the significant impact that J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series has had on the world of fantasy gaming. Whether you’re talking Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, or anything in-between featuring an elf or a wizard, the cultural impact is there. Show More Summary

Tolkien, Lovecraft, Rowling Inspire Names of Seven New Spider Species

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets :

There is a generation of Lunas and Lorelais and Dexters and Liams, born to parents inspired by popular culture. South American scientists had the same idea upon discovering seven new species of spider […] The post Tolkien, Lovecraft, Rowling Inspire Names of Seven New Spider Species appeared first on

Sunday Sweets: Tolkien Treats!

2 months agoHumor : Cake Wrecks

In honor of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday last week, how about some Middle Earth-themed Sweets to celebrate? (By Mike's Amazing Cakes) The White City in white chocolate? I APPROVE. And look, you can even see a tiny White Tree of Gondor in the upper court! So is it too much to hope the Dark Tower is dark chocolate? (By Market Salamander) I see you... Show More Summary

Inspiration from Luvvie Ajayi, James Baldwin, Kronos Quartet, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. J.R.R. Tolkien on a better world “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ? J.R.R. Show More Summary

Wednesday links

J. R. R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892: some LOTR quotes, history, physics, and video (including dancing orcs and a Lego version of the battle of Helm’s Deep). Related: Tolkien wrote a translation of Beowulf and included some imagined...Show More Summary

Wednesday scent of the day 1/3

2 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Hump Day! Plus, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day, the 10th day of Christmas, and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's birthday. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm waking up with Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose. Reminder: on 1/5, we're doing Color My World...

Raise a glass to JRR Tolkien on his twelfty-sixth birthday - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

The Tolkien Society? invites Lord of the Rings fans to drink a toast today for the man they call simply "the Professor".

Video: The Idea that Inspired The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Today is the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday in 1892. Watch this video to learn what inspired the creation of his iconic novel The Hobbit.  The post Video: The Idea that Inspired The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien appeared first on

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can download J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: One Volume for only 3.99$ here!Here's the blurb:One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.In ancient times the...Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can get your hands on the digital edition of Beren and Lúthien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Show More Summary

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