Tag: Fantasy

  • We Are All Butterburs – How Tolkien Embraced the Ordinary

    We Are All Butterburs – How Tolkien Embraced the Ordinary

    Reading Time Approx: 3 minutes ‘Well, now, what was I going to say?’ said Mr. Butterbur, tapping his forehead. ‘One thing drives out another, so to speak. I’m that busy tonight, my head is going round. As I get older, I’m in my 50s now, I feel that I understand Barliman Butterbur more and more.…

  • The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Part 1: Origins

    The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy Part 1: Origins

    Reading Time Approx: 4 minutes Where better to start than at the very beginning with the origins of these intertwined genres. What we now consider fantasy and science fiction started in the 19th century but it did not spring fully formed from these writers’ imaginations. Rather, they built on centuries of traditions to create their…