Tag: Guy Gavriel Kay

Guy Gavriel Kay gives the 2021 Tolkien Lecture (video).

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Guy Gavriel Kay gives the 2021 Tolkien Lecture (video).

Our old chum fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay gives the eighth annual J.R.R Tolkien Lecture on Fantasy Literature. When Christopher Tolkien needed an assistant to edit his father J. R. R. Tolkien’s unpublished work, he chose Kay, then a student of philosophy at the University of Manitoba. Kay moved to Oxford in 1974 to assist […]

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A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (book review).

July 3, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay (book review).

The idea of a fantasy set in an alternative world is not a new one. Often it is a single change that make all the difference. A number of authors have experimented with the sub-genre: what if Lincoln wasn’t assassinated or Hitler was? What if Napoleon had succeeded in invading Britain or the Romans hadn’t? […]

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