A tip of the elf hat to The Great Geek Manual for finding this recording of Christopher Lee (who played Saruman in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings) singing “Treebeard’s Song”, a track from At Dawn in Rivendell: Selected Songs and Poems from The Lord of the Rings.
This nearly brought a tear to my eye. And by “tear” I mean “beer”. And by “eye” I mean “lips”…
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I have oddly fond memories of this animated treatment of Tolkien’s classic. Ralph Bakshi’s presentation may be a truncation of the trilogy, but for its day, the animation was fantastic. Watch and see for yourself…
[via Kevin Maher]
- Frederik Pohl receives his honorary high school diploma. [via Locus Online]
- Interviews & Profiles:
- For the writers: the website for The Science fiction Writers of America, Monica Valentinelli talks about The Pros and Cons of Having Your Own Website.
- Here’s a great Flickr gallery of Penguin book covers illustrated by cartoonists. [via Irene Gallo]
- Some more great artwork at Gorilla Artfare…this time by Dave Rapoza.
- Nnedi Okorafor was not impressed with District 9.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring comes to life at the world-famous Radio City Music Hall for two performances only, on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th.
- Real Science: Space.com looks at The Enduring Mystery of Saturn’s Rings
- @Tor.com: Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color.
- @Strange Horizons” James Schellenberg’s Top 12 SF&F Books.
- @MovieFill: A Chart Showing the History of Time Travel in Film. [via Look At This]
- @Screenhead: Top 10 forgotten and underrated Sci-fi movies.
- @SciFi Wire: 10 ways District 9 will change sci-fi moviemaking forever.
- @Movie Moron: Top 10 Best Zombie Movies (With Clips).