Thanks to the always in-the-know Keith West of Adventure Fantastic, I was hipped to The Barbarian Book Club's Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge. Always on the lookout for something to write about here (plus I think it's a great idea for folks to read pre-Tolkien fantasy), I'm all in. Here's the challenge:
Pre-Tolkien Short Story Challenge
- Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published.
- Review all three on your blog, focusing on pre-Tolkien differences of similarities, and making sure you let us know where we can find them for ourselves.
- Share the challenge.
What'll I read? I don't know yet, but it'll definitely be stories I haven't read before.