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.
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.
British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, has re-released online its 1968 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien, originally titled “The Man Who Understands Hobbits”.