It wasn’t until the first installment of Lord of the Rings was published in 1954 that the world at large was introduced to fantastical creatures such as orcs and elves. Today, these creatures are staples of modern fantasy culture. Tolkien, through his magical adventure through the world of Middle-Earth, inspired people to think differently about the world in which they lived and how stories could be written. This weekend, the Hall of Fire crew are discussing whether J.R.R Tolkien was the father of Modern Fantasy. [More]