Steven Lloyd Wilson, Associate Editor of the website Pajiba, uses Tolkien as a jumping off point to explore how some authors such as George RR Martin, Joe Abercrombie and Jacqueline Carey have taken the idea of “the Epic” and moved it in a different direction.  In the short but sweet essay Refuting Tolkien,  he makes some interesting points regarding how the idea of  “epic” should not be set in stone.  Take a few moments and check it out!

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