How Tolkien and Lord of the Rings inspired the commercial and artistic success of the fantasy fiction genre

The Lord of the Rings paperback edition could be said to have sparked the commercial fantasy genre as we know it. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

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The perfect science fiction, fantasy and genre-bending tales for the chilly days ahead

Winter takes center stage in books by George R.R. Martin, Peter Hoeg, Tove Jannson, Tanya Tagaq and more Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'Lord Of The Rings' Cast, Experts Form Fellowship To Buy House Of J.R.R. Tolkien

The collective hopes to turn the Oxford home of the famed author into a center celebrating his works. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Christopher Tolkien, son and protector of 'Lord of the Rings' creator, dies

Christopher Tolkien helped edit and publish much of J.R.R. Tolkien's work after the science fiction and fantasy writer died in 1973. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-17 19:03:20 UTC ]
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Amazon's new Lord of the Rings 'cannot use much of Tolkien's plot'

Scholar working on the show says the author’s estate has refused permission to depict any of the events shown in Peter Jackson’s filmsA JRR Tolkien expert working on Amazon’s forthcoming multi-series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has claimed that the retail and streaming giant has been... Continue reading at The Guardian

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7 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Read This Summer

Rethinking old myths and accepted narratives comes with risks, but the results can be thrilling. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Mix It Up: 20 Must-Read, Genre-Blending Historical Fiction Books

Twist and shout: Get ready to treat yourself and mix it up with these 20 must-read genre-blending historical fiction books, including Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Science fiction, fantasy, thriller? Books we love but can’t define.

Susanna Clarke’s ‘Piranesi’ is one great book that’s hard to categorize. What hard-to-classify novels do you enjoy? Continue reading at The Washington Post

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels 

These new science fiction and fantasy novels feature Icelandic horses, memory removal and romance in the multiverse. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Let’s talk about Hollywood as inspiration for great fantasy novels

Tinsel Town has influenced books from "The Princess Bride" to "Moving Pictures" and "Only the Dead Know Burbank." Continue reading at The Washington Post

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What Banning Maus Means for the Generation of Artists It Inspired

My friend, a poet and professor, was telling her nine-year-old daughter last week about the banning of Maus. She explained that Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust had been banned, and that it’s especially important to shine a light on dark histories when... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Sites of Radical Possibility: The Best of 1970s and 80s Women-Authored Science Fiction and Fantasy

A late baby-boomer, I spent my tweens and adolescence in the 1970s under the Tolkien-woven spell of heroic fantasy, immersed in the imagined worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea trilogy (1968-72), Patricia A. McKillip’s Riddlemaster trilogy (1976-79), and Evangeline Walton’s Welsh-myth-remix... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The best books to read by the fire: Let’s talk about our favorites in science fiction and fantasy

Feeling nostalgic? Try ‘The Chronicles of Prydain.’ For something more modern, there’s ‘The Midnight Bargain. And so many more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2021

From epic voyages to haunting folk tales, here are the highlights of an otherworldly year. Continue reading at The New York Times

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I write ‘women’s commercial fiction’ –why is my work still seen as inferior to men’s? | Emma Hughes

A recent roundup of the ‘best books of 2021’ had every possible genre of novel – with the unsurprising exception of romanceIn the four months since my first novel came out, I’ve had the same conversation probably a dozen times.“What’s it about?” a well-meaning stranger will ask. “Well,” I’ll... Continue reading at The Guardian

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7 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read

Seven books comb through history, travel to distant planets and imagine our A.I. future. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Best science fiction, fantasy and horror of 2021

A look at the big hits and obscure winners that transported readers to other worlds. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Petra Mayer, NPR books editor who championed fantasy and romance fiction, dies at 46

Known to legions of radio listeners for her exuberant coverage of literature and culture, she was a self-described “resident nerd” at NPR. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How science fiction can inspire humanity’s response to the climate crisis – podcast

The audio version of an in-depth article on how science fiction’s hopes and fears can inspire humanity’s response to the climate crisis. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Beasts and Baseball: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The Body Scout,” “Light From Uncommon Stars” and “No Gods, No Monsters” tell stories of genetic dystopias, musical gifts and mythic creatures. Continue reading at The New York Times

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