J.R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings spinoff tale being published 100 years after Tolkien conceived it

It was a story that inspired much of the Lord of the Rings saga, along with J.R.R. Tolkien’s personal life, and now the story of Beren and Lúthien is getting its own solo printing.

Rare 1945 poem delving into the 'darker side' of J.R.R. Tolkien to be reprinted
Jul 18, 2016

Considering how beloved he is these days, it’s getting harder and harder to find a rare work from Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien. But there are still a few oddities out there waiting to be unearthed. 

Check out J.R.R. Tolkien's hand-written annotations on this map of Middle-earth
May 5, 2016

Hardcore fans almost certainly already know their way around Middle-earth, but you’ve probably never seen J.R.R. Tolkien’s hand-annotated map of the Lord of the Rings world.

Scientists have figured out how many calories it'd take to reach Mordor in LOTR
Sep 3, 2015

We got to see the Fellowship share a few meals in the Lord of the Rings series, but a team of geeky scientists have figured out just how many calories would be required to make the trek. 

Unfinished, 100-year-old Tolkien story that inspired Middle-earth to finally be published
Aug 11, 2015

It’s taken 100 years, but one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s earliest stories is finally being published for the masses. Get ready for The Story of Kullervo.

Extended edition of The Hobbit trilogy coming to theaters, because originals not long enough
Aug 4, 2015

If you’ve been waiting for a butt-numbingly long chance to catch the extended versions of all three Hobbit films on the big screen, you’re in luck. 

George R.R. Martin just donated a super-rare Tolkien book to a university library
Mar 5, 2015

George R.R. Martin has long been an advocate for genre literature, and he proved it last month with a rare book donation to a Texas university.

The Shire and Middle-earth are heading to Spain as a new theme park
Feb 27, 2015

A planned Lord of The Rings and Hobbit-inspired theme park will make you feel like Bilbo Baggins. 

VIDEO: Why The Hobbit can't measure up to The Lord of the Rings
Jan 30, 2015

Here's a scholarly dissection on the differences between Peter Jackson's Middle-earth trilogies.

Watch the recut 4-hour Hobbit trilogy while you can
Jan 20, 2015

Why one fan cut Tauriel, Radagast, Galadriel and Old Bilbo from the Hobbit trilogy.

New to Tolkien? Get a 4-minute video crash course in Middle-earth mythology
Dec 18, 2014

If you want to know how Tolkien's Middle-earth is put together but don't have the time or patience for The Silmarillion, this might be a good place to start.

Why the new Hobbit movie is really Peter Jackson's last visit to Middle-earth
Dec 3, 2014

We're just over two weeks away from the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson's final trip to Middle-earth. But is it truly the end?