07-29-2008, 03:36 PM
Quote: John Arkwright
Tolkien said Middle Earth was a lost age of our Earth–Midgard.
If I have read your magazine’s concept correctly, you are not interested in anything as far removed from our existence as Middle Earth. Is this correct?
Sure, he said that, but that was more his intention than any claim that Middle Earth ever actually existed. :)
Actually, no. I want things that are as far removed from our modern contemporary existence as possible. I want neat, weird, awe-inspiring things that are unlike anything I’ve ever read before.
I’m unlikely to enjoy any setting that is very similar to Middle Earth, but that’s only because I’ve already read two great books set there, written by the man who invented that world. I want stories set in other neat worlds that are just as deep and lush as Middle Earth, but unique in their own ways.