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The Lord of the Rings: J.R.R. Tolkien vs the Modern Age

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Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction author and futurist David Brin skewers Tolkien as an elitist reactionary. Must reading for anyone interested in LOTR, science, the Enlightenment, tolerance, or skepticism. Excerpted from THROUGH STRANGER EYES (paperback, Nimble 2008).
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David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact. His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near-future trends
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