After The King

Author: Martin H. Greenberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466809868
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After The King from the Author: Martin H. Greenberg. After the King presents an outstanding collection of new fantasy stories by an extraordinary assemblage of some of the very best writers to ever continue the tradition Tolkien began with The Lord of the Rings. Stephen R. Donaldson, Peter S. Beagle, Andrew Nortong, Terry Pratchett, Robert Silverberg, Judith Tarr, Gregory Benford, Jane Yolen, Poul and Karen Anderson, Mike Resnick, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, John Brunner, Harrr Turtledove, Dennis L. McKiernan, Karen Haber, Barry M. Malzberg, and Charles de Lint contribute to a dazzling anthology that captures the spirit and originality of Tolkien's great work. The millions whose lives have been touched by J.R.R. Tolkien will find the same primal storytelling magic here, undiluted and running ever on. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

The Essential J R R Tolkien Sourcebook

Author: George W. Beahm
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 1564147029
Size: 38.63 MB
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The Essential J R R Tolkien Sourcebook from the Author: George W. Beahm. This first-of-its-kind book will be in stores well before the December 2003 movie release of the eagerly anticipated conclusion to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Return of the King."

J R R Tolkien S Sanctifying Myth

Author: Bradley J. Birzer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497648912
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J R R Tolkien S Sanctifying Myth from the Author: Bradley J. Birzer. Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.

The Supernatural Index

Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313240300
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The Supernatural Index from the Author: Michael Ashley. Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

Author: Michael D. C. Drout
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415969425
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J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia from the Author: Michael D. C. Drout. A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

Modern Classics Of Fantasy

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466884487
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Modern Classics Of Fantasy from the Author: Gardner Dozois. While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience. This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H.L.Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Howard Waldrop, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny. Just as Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Science Fiction has helped longtime fans and new readers alike discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this anthology allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.

Rip Roaring Reads For Reluctant Teen Readers

Author: Gale W. Sherman
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563080944
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Rip Roaring Reads For Reluctant Teen Readers from the Author: Gale W. Sherman. Forty books for teen readers are reviewed, listing genres, themes, reading level, interest level, reviews, author information, plot summary, book talks and literature extensions.

Tales Before Tolkien The Roots Of Modern Fantasy

Author: Douglas A. Anderson
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 034546981X
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Tales Before Tolkien The Roots Of Modern Fantasy from the Author: Douglas A. Anderson. Terry Brooks. David Eddings. George R. R. Martin. Robin Hobb. The top names in modern fantasy all acknowledge J. R. R. Tolkien as their role model, the author whose work inspired them to create their own epics. But what writers influenced Tolkien himself? Here, internationally recognized Tolkien expert Douglas A. Anderson has gathered the fiction of authors who sparked Tolkien’s imagination in a collection destined to become a classic in its own right. Andrew Lang’s romantic swashbuckler, “The Story of Sigurd,” features magic rings, an enchanted sword, and a brave hero loved by two beautiful women— and cursed by a ferocious dragon. Tolkien read E. A. Wyke-Smith’s “The Marvelous Land of Snergs” to his children, delighting in these charming tales of a pixieish people “only slightly taller than the average table.” Also appearing in this collection is a never-before-published gem by David Lindsay, author of Voyage to Arcturus, a novel which Tolkien praised highly both as a thriller and as a work of philosophy, religion, and morals. In stories packed with magical journeys, conflicted heroes, and terrible beasts, this extraordinary volume is one that no fan of fantasy or Tolkien should be without. These tales just might inspire a new generation of creative writers.

Tolkien A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings

Author: Lin Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575116668
Size: 67.70 MB
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Tolkien A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings from the Author: Lin Carter. Lin Carter introduces readers to Tolkien's epic trilogy then takes them on a scholarly yet populist journey through the massive web of myths and legends that Tolkien drew on for both imagery and themes during his life's work. Carter's book places Tolkien's trilogy in the context of world mythology and legend and is a tribute to Tolkiens power of assimilation and original vision. It is the ideal introduction to the background of the LORD OF THE RINGS for the legions of new fans.

The Sweet Taste Of Regret

Author: Karen Haber
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497532007
Size: 61.75 MB
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The Sweet Taste Of Regret from the Author: Karen Haber. A collection of Karen Haber's best short fiction, as published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, F&SF, and other first tier markets, and including the first publication of Three Days After. - Live anywhere you want... in any time. - Only the foolish complained about the taxes or anything else. Everyone smiled. No one spoke. Silence was the rule in Villarrica. Silence and the General. And those who went to play with the General never came back... - "Oooooo." Charlie covered his eyes with his mutated paws. "That was a close one, Frank." The asteroid, so huge in the viewfield a moment ago, dwindled in the wake of our cruiser to the size of a pebble, got smaller, and... - The Terran was in a telephone booth on Telegraph Avenue when the invisible alien scout from Rigel 9 wafted along on a breeze and noticed him... - They are taking readings in the ruined creche at Am Samirya, an outlying district of Siraga IV's capital—and only—city, and their guide has just shooed away the beggar with opaque irisless eyes and skin the color of bruises... - I was just finishing my third caipirinha and watching the sweat glisten on my knees and the breakers roll in toward Guanabara Bay when the translucent arc of a green wave deposited Jim on the wet sand. It was the fourth time I'd seen his corpse this week... Contents: 3 RMS, Good View (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine) A Round Of Cards With The General (Wheel of Fortune, AvoNova) Dog Is My Co-Pilot (Alien Pets, DAW) First Contact, Sort Of (The Ultimate Alien, with Carol Carr) Samba Sentado (Women of Darkness, Tor) Three Days After (first publication) Downsize, Downtime (Science Fiction Age Magazine) Red Angels (The Ultimate Zombie, ibooks) Madre De Dios (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction) Up the Side of the Air (After the King: Stories in Honor of J. R. R. Tolkien, 1992, Tor) Your Eyes, My Darling, Black and White and Blue (Science Fictoin Age Magazine) Vampire of the Opera (Celebrity Vampires, DAW) The Sweet Taste Of Regret (Science Fiction Age Magazine) About the AuthorKaren Haber is the author of nine novels including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, and co-author of Science of the X-Men. In 2001 she was nominated for a Hugo for Meditations on Middle Earth, an essay collection celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien. With her husband, Robert Silverberg, she co-edited Best Science Fiction of 2001, 2002, and the Best Fantasy of 2001 and 2002, and co-edited the series with Jonathan Strahan through 2004.Her recent work includes Crossing Infinity, a science fiction novel of gender identity and confusions. Other publications include Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present, a collection of essays by leading science fiction writers and artists, Kong Unbound: an original anthology, an essay in The Unauthorized X-Men edited by Len Wein, and Transitions: Todd Lockwood, a retrospective of the artist's work.Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many anthologies. She reviews art books for LOCUS magazine and profiles artists for various publications including Realms of Fantasy. She is currently at work on a major survey of fantasy and science fiction artists.