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JRR Tolkien

Gateway Essentials: Fritz Leiber

It is a well-established article of faith that if you love modern epic or high fantasy, then you acknowledge a debt to J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings. But what if your tastes run […]

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New Title Spotlight: the Worm Ouroboros

When J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was published, reviewers saw that there was only one book with which it could legitimately be compared: E.R. Eddison‘s classic fantasy adventure The Worm Ouroboros. Set on […]

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ICYMI: From the Attic X: Travel Light

As previously noted, we have been republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over recent months, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very important […]

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On This Day: JRR Tolkien Passed Away

They say ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. On that basis, long-time readers of the Gateway blog might recognise this piece, which was originally posted to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Tolkien’s death. But […]

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From the Attic X: Travel Light

Imagine a world where a 1950s fantasy novel became first a cult classic and then a global bestseller setting trends for decades to come and spawning blockbuster movies. The year was 1952 and the novel […]

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Happy Birthday . . . to Whom?

Today marks the birthdays of not one, but two figures who loom large over the landscape of modern fantasy literature.  It is no stretch to say that without them, the genre we know and love […]

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Remembering J.R.R. Tolkien 40 Years On

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien died forty years ago today, at the age of eighty-one.  Philologist, scholar of Anglo-Saxon, Merton Professor of English at Oxford University and almost certainly the single most important fantasy writer of […]

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