As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

FOR READERS: Tolkien vs. Moorcock

warriors battle sword fight - deposit photos

FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Dan Ackerman: Can we talk about the sci-fi/fantasy divide that came up between Tolkien type stuff and Moorcock type stuff? More info: I’m getting into Moorcock and living for it. Back in The Day there were two directions that antasy stuff branched into, and for a while it wasn’t clear which would become mainstream and which wouldn’t. One of them was Tolkien, who was very academic and sort of lofty and pure in his writing, and drew a lot from folklore and his experience in war. High brow stuff – what we … Read more