|I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...|
...of J. R. R. Tolkien.
This one individual has probably inspired more creative writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers and dreamers than any other author. And perhaps most importantly, from my own narcissistic perspective, he inspired me.
|J. R. R. Tolkien|
He introduced me to the elves of Rivendell, the mines of Moria and magnificent eagles. I rode with the riders of Rohan, heard the shrill cries of Nazgûl and witnessed the wonder of wizards. He revealed the weaknesses of men and showed men rising to overcome them.
He escorted me through a world as vast and wonderful as any world can hope to be. And that world will forever be a part of me. If I could shake the hand of any author, I'd choose his.
In one way or another, directly or indirectly, J. R. R. Tolkien is why almost everyone loves science fiction and fantasy.