Worlds of Speculative Fiction – J.R.R. Tolkien

The second session in the Worlds of Speculative Fiction – Philosophical Themes series, hosted by the Brookfield Public Library, drew a good crowd and generated some interesting discussion.

This was the first session specifically devoted to a particular author, and we started off with one of the great seminal figures of high fantasy, the world-creator J.R.R. Tolkien.  If you’d like to see the video from the session, it is available here.

We’ve got a whole line-up of extremely interesting authors yet to go through, starting with the science fiction writer, A.E Van Vogt – a favorite of mine, and of Phillip Dick (who we’ll be discussing later on, in the Fall) – in March.

If you’re in the area, and want to participate in some engaging discussions about the intersection between philosophy and speculative fiction, put the date on your calendar, and come on out to the Brookfield Library!

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