Lord of the Rings

Image of the Day: Find out where in Middle-earth you belong with this handy flowchart
Dec 12, 2016

Ever wonder where you might best fit in in the realms of J.R.R. Tolkien's sprawling Middle-earth? Well, wonder no more, fellow adventurer!

Lord of the Rings spinoff tale being published 100 years after Tolkien conceived it
Oct 21, 2016

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.

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.

These LARP superfans recreated an epic Lord of the Rings battle
Oct 5, 2015

What happened when hundreds of Lord of the Rings LARP superfans got together to re-create an epic battle?

Keep your eye out for that Lord of the Rings Easter egg in The Martian
Sep 11, 2015

One does not simply slip a LOTR reference into a sci-fi movie and expect us not to notice.

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.

26 sci-fi weapon replicas that'll make killer holiday gifts
Jul 4, 2015

One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times)—just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knock-off from the toy store just won't do.