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Tolkien fans with a science leaning might want to check out Henry Gee’s book, The Science of Middle-Earth.

As you might expect, it’s an attempt to retrofit a science, or science-y, back story to the famous author’s work.

Y’know: how on earth do orcs breed? (Suffer the thought…) That sort of thing.

Those who are quick may even be able to get a free promotional Kindle eBook to review and generally shout-out about.*

Mac users: you can read Kindle books on Macs via the free Kindle software.

There is also apparently a German edition.

Footnotes

* Available for one day only. Less than a day, actually, as it the promotional offer has been underway for a few hours. (You hate this sort of small-print footnote, don’t you?)


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Seduced by logic