19670. . . not on topic
- Apr 11, 2008On Apr 10, 2008, at 10:34 PM, Merlin DeTardo wrote:
> More than 25 years ago, Paul Kocher likened the colds of the Witch-Speaking of which, and ignoring all the cheap sneers at Gore, this
> king and Morgoth to glacial epochs.
reminds me of an interesting point in LITERARY SWORDSMEN & SORCERERS
where de Camp asked Tolkien why, if it was based on Europe many
thousands of years ago, his Middle-earth lacked the megafauna of that
era. According to de Camp, the two men agreed it was because "Middle-
earth reflected Tolkien's memories of the English countryside in his
boyhood", when except for deer "large wild animals had been extinct
in Britain for centuries".
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