A newly-discovered species of stink bug discovered in South America has been named after J.R.R. Tolkien’s dragon Ancalagon.
Best-selling author of The Games of Thrones and A Song of Fire and Ice series, George R.R. Martin, has stated that the ending to his books will reflect J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien thought to have been lost have been rediscovered in the BBC archives and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 20.00 on Saturday 6 August.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 children’s story, The Hobbit, comes in second in a list of the most expensive first editions published in the 20th Century.