Annnnd it’s a wrap! Thank you for joining me for Tolkien 101 this summer. Counting the announcement post and this one, Tolkien 101 stretched for 19 posts. I covered The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, all nine movies based on Tolkien’s work, one computer game, Tolkien’s essay On Fairy Stories, and five nonfiction books.
It’s been a big three months. no-angel is considerably bigger relative to The Lord of the Rings.
The highlights have been finally reading On Fairy Stories, reading Philip and Carol Zaleski’s The Fellowship, and writing a post analyzing the superversive and pulp elements of Tolkien’s work.
Unfortunately there was a lot that I didn’t get to. I still haven’t read The Silmarillion all the way through. I ran out of time to cover The Inklings and King Arthur and The Fall of Arthur. Which means that I am definitely going to have to do a Tolkien 201 series next summer.
Regular Throwback SF Thursday programming resumes next week. I have reviews of Mortu and Kyrus in the White City and Tales from the Magician’s Skull vol. 1 that I need to get up. I will also be participating in Alexandru Constantin’s Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge. I am planning to cover a C.L. Moore Jirel of Joiry story, a Robert E. Howard Solomon Kane story, and The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Dunsany.
You can find every post from the series below: