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The Elaborate and Curious Geographies of Frank Herbert and J. R. R. Tolkien

By Martin W. Lewis | January 4, 2012 | 24 Comments
Bird's Map of Middle-earth Transposed on Europe

According to most sources, the best-selling science fiction novel of all time is Frank Herbert’s Dune. When it comes to fantasy literature, nothing compares with J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Both works build intricate worlds, giving obsessive attention to detail. Such elaboration proves compelling to many readers, providing what seem to be fully realized alternatives to …

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