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Beyond J.R.R. Tolkien (video)

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A video tribute to fantasy authors.

J.R.R. Tolkien is a towering figure in fantasy literature. The world and characters he created in “The Lord of the Rings” have inspired generations of fans. Tolkien Reading Day (observed on March 25 to commemorate the fall of the evil Sauron!) celebrates his books by encouraging people to read them. But what if you already have? Well, good news: Tolkien wasn’t the only writer of his era to conjure up a deep and vivid fantasy world. Today we also celebrate the legacies of six other 20th-century fantasy authors who shared the magic of their imaginations with us.