Interview for Geek Dad/Geek Mom on Racism and Diversity in Speculative Fiction

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On April 11, 2017, I was interviewed by the blog Geek Dad/Geek Mom. We talked about racism and diversity in speculative fiction, about the state of the art in historical research, and how to locate trustworthy sources when you do your own historical research when writing speculative fiction.

And of course, I recommended some books. And referenced Stargate SG-1.

You can check out the interview here.

In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder

On August 25, 2015, I published the following post on Book Riot.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder

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Recently it was announced that a hitherto unknown short story by J.R.R. Tolkien named The Story of Kullervo will be published by HarperCollins, thus placing Tolkien in the company Harper Lee, Truman Capote, and other authors who recently have had allegedly unknown manuscripts discovered and published.

I have no doubt that The Story of Kullervo will be a good read because Tolkien is a good storyteller. But one of my favorite Tolkien stories involves the man himself, namely the story of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Songs Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien

On December 9, 2014 I published the following article on Book Riot

Countdown to The Hobbit. Four Songs Inspired by Tolkien.

The_one_ringThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final installment of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, premieres on December 17. To hold you over until the arrival of that magical date, here are four songs inspired by The Hobbit as well The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.