Lin Carter: Enthusiast of the Fantastic
Jun17

Lin Carter: Enthusiast of the Fantastic

Lin Carter: Enthusiast of the Fantastic by Brian Murphy “To read purely for entertainment, for just an echo of the Sirens’ Song, or the faint, wild, heart-stirring music of the Horns of Elfland, is mere juvenile escapism. Or so say the Professors— “But you and I know different. We do, that is, if you are fond of reading fantasy. If so, then take heart, for such wizardry as sings through the old, heroic legends has not...

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Adventures in Fiction: Lin Carter
Jun09

Adventures in Fiction: Lin Carter

Adventures in Fiction: Lin Carter by Ngo Vinh-Hoi Our Adventures in Fiction series is meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. June 9 marks the anniversary of the birth of Lin Carter, a prolific author who contributed to Appendix N. Here...

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Ballantine Adult Fantasy: The Lord of the Rings
Sep30

Ballantine Adult Fantasy: The Lord of the Rings

Strictly speaking, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings isn’t actually part of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, but it might be fair to say it’s the series’ very foundation. With a rather weird publishing history in the United States, Tolkien’s epic finally got an ‘authorized’ edition of three paperbacks from Ballantine in 1965, along with a reprint of The Hobbit. Already a hit, The Lord...

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