The Lord of the Rings

Turns out the real war for Middle Earth was over a weird copyright issue

As a genre, fantasy books share a push-and-pull relationship with science fiction.

The 1910s-1950s pulp magazines frequently grouped the two genres together in publications with goofy names like “Famous Fantastic Mysteries” or “The Thrill Book.” Many of the bigger titles were more genre-specific, but even then, science fiction was a more recognizable gen…

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