The Silmarillion: Beren and Lúthien On Vinyl

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How big a Tolkien fan are you? Sure, you’ve read The Lord Of The Rings. But have you taken in appendices A through F? Have you pored over the genealogies, including all eight generations of Samwise Gamgee’s family tree? Have you… Continue Reading

Best Rock Songs Inspired By Speculative Fiction Part Three: Ramble On

So we come to the union of the Venn diagram involving the sets ‘Led Zeppelin’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’. Just as the lads from Iron Maiden are voracious readers, just as the Lovecraft-swots of Metallica peppered their oeuvre with… Continue Reading

Just How Boring Was The Council of Elrond?

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The Fellowship of the Ring. The first book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy takes a little while to get off the ground, it must be said, what with all of the faffing around Bag End that goes on. In… Continue Reading