TOLKIEN READING DAY is over for this year. Thanks to everyone who participated!
March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day!
J.R.R. Tolkien was an Oxford English professor and linguist who created the world of Middle Earth as a home for his constructed languages. He also envisioned the creation of an ancient mythology which was uniquely British in scope and detail. In the writing of The Hobbit (and later, The Lord of the Rings) Professor Tolkien created one of the most beloved works of ever created–and he did it first!
His work has inspired generations of fantasy writers to go off and create their own worlds to live in, and fantasy readers to seek out these worlds and devour them with ever-greater intensity. Without him, we might never have seen fantasy fiction become the worldwide phenomenon which has so influenced culture: from literature to film and now interactive video games, tales of dragons, myths and monsters are everywhere, and we couldn’t be happier about it!
If you haven’t read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, March 25 is a great day to find a copy and embark on Professor Tolkien’s marvelous journey. Since we don’t have the rights to promote those, though, in honor of the grandfather of the epic fantasy movement, the Genre Underground (in alliance with the Magic Appreciation Tour) is conspiring to offer you these great independent fantasy books at a discount!
From the Genre Underground Library
Brood of Bones
The Hero Always Wins
The Fall of House Nemeni
From Our Friends
Daniel R. Marvello
Karin Rita Gastreich
Disciple, Part I
More to come!