This Secret Door Lights Up Like The Entrance To Moria At A Single Touch

Redditor Eclipse_007, blessed with Dwarven ingenuity, decided to install a secret doorway to a theatre room in their basement - and chose to replicate the entrance the Fellowship takes when they venture into Moria by turning the inconspicuous door into a gorgeous, light up panel that reacts to your touch. » 3/04/15 6:31pm Wednesday 6:31pm

10 Catch Phrases You Swore You'd Never Use (And When You Used Them)

Science fiction and fantasy are full of great quotable phrases — but some are damn near irresistible. No matter how hard you struggle, these phrases worm their way into your consciousness. No matter how much you deny it, you let them back out. Here's a list of 10 phrases too good not to repeat. » 2/03/15 10:00am 2/03/15 10:00am

How Is A Mathematical Proof Like Frodo's Journey In Lord Of The Rings?

When people describe a story as being told in a "by the numbers" fashion, that's usually regarded as bad. But in a talk at Oxford University the other day, scientist Marcus du Sautoy argued that a great mathematical proof is a lot like a story. In fact, a really great proof is like Frodo's journey in Lord of the Rings » 1/21/15 4:00pm 1/21/15 4:00pm

You'll Have To Hurry To Own These Incredible Lord Of The Rings Posters

Matt Ferguson's gloriously geeky art is well known for its awesomeness (as well as its ability to promptly sell out the moment it goes on sale) - and this latest trilogy of posters inspired by the Lord of the Rings is no exception. You've only got until the end of this weekend to buy it though! » 1/16/15 12:35am 1/16/15 12:35am

How Michael Moorcock Became The Anti-Tolkien

Michael Moorcock once referred to the huge catalog of names, places, rings and rulers in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy texts as "a pernicious confirmation of the values of a morally bankrupt middle class." He accused Tolkien's work of infantilization. And he created his most famous character, Elric, as a critique of… » 1/07/15 3:40pm 1/07/15 3:40pm

10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. » 12/24/14 10:00am 12/24/14 10:00am

Shadow Of Mordor's New Expansion Is A Huge Letdown

Shadow of Mordor is one of the best games I played this year. I had high hopes for Lord of the Hunt, its first major expansion, as a result. "New monsters!" I thought. "More nemesis orcs to fight, some of whom ride on top of the new monsters! What could possibly go wrong?" So many things, apparently. » 12/17/14 12:38pm 12/17/14 12:38pm