[ Green Books ] [ Horizontal Rule ]
[ Horizontal Rule ]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
[ Green Books ]
[ Green Books - Exploring the Words and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien ] [ Green Books ]

Charles de Lint

I'm both grateful to Tolkien and almost wish he'd never been published. Grateful because, without the success of his books we wouldn't have had so many subsequent books, written by those inspired by his work, nor would so many wonderful classic novels have been brought back into print without the existence of a fantasy genre. My irritation has nothing to do with either Tolkien or his work, but rather the fact that because The Lord of the Rings was initially published as a trilogy when it came out in paperback in NA, it begat (in the minds of publishers, writers and readers) the idea that fantasy works best as a trilogy, or as a series, which has resulted in far too many bloated stories that would have been better served in one book. It also resulted in far too many imitations, which in turn spawned their own imitations, so that now the stores are filled with third and fourth generation bad Tolkien.

But the man himself, and his writing: pure magic.

Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint is a well-known fantasist, residing in Canada. His newest novel, Forests of the Heart, has recently been published by Tor Books, in June 2000. An excerpt is available for reading at his impressive website.

[ Email this Page to a Friend ] Email this page to a friend!

Email Tributes

Current Tribute
  •  Robert Godwin

Past Tributes
  •  Lillian Stewart Carl
  •  Colin Duriez
  •  Elizabeth Chadwick
  •  David Brin
  •  Gene Wolfe
  •  Gregory Keyes
  •  Guy Davenport
  •  Patricia A. McKillip
  •  Meditations on Middle-earth:
Terry Pratchett

  •  Meditations on Middle-earth:
Douglas Anderson

  •  Meditations on Middle-earth:
Robin Hobb

  •  Meditations on Middle-earth:
Harry Turtledove

  •  Meditations on Middle-earth:
Lisa Goldstein

  •  Terry Prachett
  •  J.K. Rowling
  •  Christopher Kenworthy
  •  Charles de Lint
  •  Christopher Lee
  •  Douglas A. Anderson
  •  Sean Stewart
  •  Robert Burchfield
  •  Ursula K. Le Guin


home | contact us | back to top | site map |search | join list | review this site

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, and related properties mentioned herein are held by their respective owners and are used solely for promotional purposes of said properties. Design and original photography however are copyright © 2000 TheOneRing.net ™.