Tag Archives: Inklings

Around the Common Room: October 26, 2012

We’re just days away from Halloween, and have a few good links well suited to the holiday. First, Fantasy Faction has quite the aggregation of SFF links and v

ideos, including information on how to zombie-proof your house and dress as a famous work of art for your Halloween party. Kirkus Reviews has a piece up on H.P. Lovecraft, Off the Mark imagines out a soft drink for werewolves, and all the Top [n.] lists of the week seem to be horror-related: 10 massively awesome giant movie monsters, 10 stereotypical horror movie victims, 8 things Hollywood can no longer make creepy, the 15 greatest mad doctors of nerddom, and–in a nicely meta twist–the top 10 lists about horror movies.

Excellent non-Halloween news for Tolkien fans: Mythgard Institute has announced Mythmoot, a Tolkien/The Hobbit conference in Maryland, running December 15 and 16 with a private screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. From the site:

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Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel

Has anyone heard of this novel by C.S. Lewis scholar, David C. Downing? I came across the novel’s official website today and was intrigued by the premise. The novel takes place in 1940 in England, where two Americans, one of which was researching the historical evidence for King Arthur and the other troubled by strange dreams, are searching for the Spear of Destiny. They come across and are helped by the Inklings, including C.S. Lewis and J.RR. Tolkien. The novel was published recently (end of October 2010) and looks like an interesting read.