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Legendary Dune Artist: John Schoenherr

From Omni Reboot – When thinking about how authors of speculative fiction contribute to the oeuvre of literature we cannot forget about the artists. An artist’s work can help make a book a success. In science fiction and fantasy often the greatest and most intriguing art graces the covers and can be the first thing that draws a reader into ...

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Science Fiction Film Short: Hybrids

I have a pretty cool and active Google+ group pf circles. I found this by one member in one of my circles and decided to share it because it is that good. it’s a science fiction film short called Hybrids, directed by Patrick Kalyn and produced by Triton Films. Please check it out. Some say it is just as good as ...

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New Geeky Album From “Copy Red Leader”

The band Copy Red Leader creates a unique take on geeky music. One thing I like about their music is that they help those of us who are both Star Wars and Star Trek fans combine our love in a new album! Yes, you heard it SW and ST fans! You don’t have to be a lover of one and a hater ...

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Arthurian Geographies in Tolkien, Williams, and Lewis

Sorina Higgins, writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar, gave a lecture at the New York C.S. Lewis Society about The Fall of Arthur and an imaginary, composite, Inklings Arthuriad. The lecture is below. You can also read a summary of the lecture at her blog. Find Sorina Higgins’ scholarly work on Charles Williams, one of the Inklings, at The Oddest Inkling. — victorialadybug (V. ...

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When Buying Used, Rare Tolkien Books Online

From Tolkien Library – For new collectors of old and rare books, and specifically, used books written by Tolkien on the internet, Tolkien Library has compiled an important checklist of things you need to watch out for when looking for such treasures written by the fantasy author. Those who have been at this for years may already understand what to ...

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Book Review: Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

I purchased a copy of this book back in the spring when it was first released. Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was written by Dr. Deborah A. Higgins and peppered throughout the book are the beautiful, Anglo-Saxon themed chapter art works by Danielle Storey. The cover illustration, named Riders of Rohan is by reknowned Tolkien ...

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Fan Film: Indiana Jones and the Lost Idol

I think I’m on a roll with the Indiana Jones thing. This is cool because I’m unearthing some interesting finds, no pun intended. I happened to find a great little short film by an indie film maker Fran Casanova, who is from Tenerife, Canary Islands. He has made a number of short films, some of them winning awards. My focus is ...

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The Road to the End ( A Lord of the Rings fan film)

It’s exciting to see so much great fan content out there and especially for great fantasy and science fiction worlds. The Hunt for Gollum and Born of Hope are great examples of fans  adding to the Middle-Earth mythos, making the content out there that much more rich and enjoyable. I came across another Lord of the Rings fan film by ...

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The Power of Tolkien’s Prose: Middle-Earth’s Magical Style

I enjoy reading scholarly works on my favorite author. There is quite a bit of excellent Tolkien scholarship out there examining everything from his mythology, the roots of his ideas, what his seminal works ultimately mean. There are works on his knowledge of philology and the medieval and ancient folklore works of long ago and the authors that came before ...

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Chance Thomas, Composer for Riders Of Rohan

Hello and well met, LOTRO players! Chance Thomas is a music composer whose most widely known work to date is the music for the Game Riders of Rohan. If you’ve heard it you will understand why gamers are calling for him to be invited once again to score for the LOTR game. It is truly wonderful and as some put it, ...

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