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  •  It was less the idea that they share a lot with (3+ / 0-)
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    Tolkien as the huge influence that LOTR has had on fantasy publishing.  It seems almost impossible for an author to publish a fantasy novel unless it is part of a series based on some elaborate imagined world.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 06:06:19 AM PDT

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