Tolkien

Estrategias de legitimación de la ciencia ficción en Cuba: estudio de un fracaso.

Estrategias de legitimación de la ciencia ficción en Cuba: estudio de un fracaso.

A discussion of three periods in Cuban science fiction. Read More »

ME AZAKI, YOU AZAKI, WE ALL AZAKI FOR MIYAZAKI!

ME AZAKI, YOU AZAKI, WE ALL AZAKI FOR MIYAZAKI!

Steve looks at a Japanese anime film by master storyteller and animator Hayao Miyazaki. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Oxalá, Prince of Peace

Asni’s Art Blog: Oxalá, Prince of Peace

I have often wondered to what extent Tolkien might have drawn on the African pantheon... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Building a S/F Art Collection Today, Part 2

The Artful Collector: Building a S/F Art Collection Today, Part 2

A look at building a collection of SF/F art in the modern era. Read More »

Realistic Fantasy: an Oxymoron

oxymoron (n) a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction fantasy (n) the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things realistic (a) representing things in a way that is accurate and true to lif... Read More »

Fantasy as History

Author’s Note – it has been said that we should ‘write what we know’ and, in that spirit, for my first outing here at Amazing Stories I have decided to crib a little from my recent review of Steven Erikson’s ‘Forge of Darkness’, originally publ... Read More »

Satan’s Imagination Stations

I was 8 years old, and I had gotten my greedy little hands on a copy of The Hobbit. I read it by nightlight early in the morning before my family awoke. The Lord of the Rings followed shortly after, and I even wrote my grade five book report on the p... Read More »

The Unsavory Racism of Middle Earth

The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien's youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally. Read More »