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The Anonymity of Warfare

My colleague Professor S. C. of London has just alerted us to a short film clip showing how airmen prepared an atomic bomb for use on Nagasaki in 1945, commenting that the full horror of the piece lies in its … Continue reading

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Science of Middle-Earth: New Paperback Edition

The printing history of The Lord of the Rings is reputedly one of the more complex and tangled issues in modern publishing history. Matters aren’t quite so fraught for The Science of Middle-earth, my own contribution to the canon. For … Continue reading

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The Desolation of Smaug – A Review

I have recently returned from the Cromer Enormoplex from my second viewing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a magic lantern production directed by Peter Jackson. As you’ll know, unless you’ve spent the past two years in Gollum’s cave, … Continue reading

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Crossover Fanfic

Ever since one of her friends acquired a T-shirt on which was emblazoned a Mockingjay with the legend ‘District 9 3/4′, Crox Minima and I have been discussing crossover fanfic – that is, fan fiction in which two different franchises … Continue reading

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Tolkien in Cromer

I knew that J. R. R. Tolkien had once visited Norwich, but imagine my shock and awe at the news, communicated by my friend Mr M. A.-B. – colleague, fellow Tolkienist and translator into German of The Science of Middle-earth -  that … Continue reading

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Opus D

Well, there was I thinking, so I was, that this post will be the 500th entry in this blog as presently incarcerated, and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which such an artificial anniversary will be manna from heaven to fans of base … Continue reading

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FREE BOOK !!!

Roll up, roll up, roll up – for today only (that’s 6 February 2013), you can download my book The Science of Middle-earth for FREE from the Amazon Kindle Store. Now, you might ask, how does it profit me to … Continue reading

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Cosmic

My book The Science of Middle-earth is now available for your Kindle, and given the release of Peter Jackson’s film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I am soon going to start tolkien to myself. But before that, I should like … Continue reading

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Middle-earth is here

Just a quick note of housekeeping to tell you about the page I’ve added to serve as a landing strip for anyone interested in the revised eBook edition of my tome The Science of Middle-earth. It’s been out in print … Continue reading

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Writings

It’s just occurred to me that I have the manuscripts of three different books at three different publishers, in three different genres, at once, all together, simultaneously, and at the same time. This has never happened before. The Beowulf Effect: … Continue reading

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