Tag Archives: Fantasy Literature

Bunnies in the Air

The zeitgeist is a funny thing. Richard Adams’ 1972 novel Watership Down has long been one of my favorite books (until I discovered Tolkien, it was my very favorite book). While not an obscure choice by any stretch, I’m not … Continue reading

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A Series of Uncorrelated Events: Watership Down and how it relates to adaptation theory

Author’s note: Thanks to Curtis Weyant for suggesting the title via Twitter, and thanks to Facebook friends Dominic Nardi and George Naylor for chatting about Watership Down with me and inspiring this post. For anyone who has not read or … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Five Blogs

This post is part of the Battle of the Five Blogs which connects the thoughts of five Tolkien-obsessed bloggers on the release of the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy,  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Other … Continue reading

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Finally, Something Real – “Robot of Sherwood” Review

After a fairly lethargic second episode, Doctor Who series 8 pumps up the energy for episode three. While I still prefer last season’s demented ode to Penny Dreadfuls, “The Crimson Horror,” Mark Gatiss’ latest script similarly manages to transcend its … Continue reading

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Review: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake My rating: 4 of 5 stars Weird, evocative, scary, funny, all wrapped into one. Peake’s style is totally unique, and his characters even more so. From the Dickensian names (Steerpike, Prunesquallor, Sepulchrave) to their vividly … Continue reading

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Mythcon, ahoy!

This August I will be attending Mythcon 45, the annual convention of the Mythopoeic Society, a leading international organization for fans and scholars of the Inklings and fantasy studies. The conference will be held at Wheaton College, MA, and will … Continue reading

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Live from the Mythgard Institute!

Tomorrow, September 22nd, geeks around the world will celebrate Tolkien Day (or Hobbit Day, as it’s come to be known) in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ shared birthday. I will be participating in the festivities as part of the … Continue reading

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