SAURON, Mount Doom, and Elvish Moths: The Influence of Tolkien on Modern Science

@article{Larsen2007SAURONMD,
  title={SAURON, Mount Doom, and Elvish Moths: The Influence of Tolkien on Modern Science},
  author={Kristine Larsen},
  journal={Tolkien Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={223 - 234}
}
  • Kristine Larsen
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Tolkien Studies
  • J Tolkien once explained that Middle-earth was based on his “wonder and delight in the Earth as it is, particularly the natural Earth” (New York Times 18). Numerous authors have analyzed the influence of real-world science on Middle-earth, including Flieger, Quiñónez and Raggett, Manning, and Larsen. In turn, Tolkien’s works have influenced a number of distinct disciplines, the most obvious being fantasy writing. In 1980, Attebery noted that “No important work of fantasy written After Tolkien… CONTINUE READING