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'''Karen Wynn Fonstad''' (April 18, 1945 – March 11, 2005) was the author of the popular ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth|Atlas of Middle-earth]]'' along with other fantasy-related atlases. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Masters Degree in Geography and a specialty in cartography. Sadly, she passed away in 2005 from complications related to breast cancer.
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'''Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad''' ([[18 April|April 18]], [[1945]] [[11 March|March 11]], [[2005]]) was the author of the popular ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth|Atlas of Middle-earth]]''. In ''[[The Return of the Shadow]]'', [[Christopher Tolkien]] credits Fonstad for noting a geographical inconsistency between ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref>{{RS|1XIb}}, p. 204</ref>
  
== See Also ==
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==Life==
* [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0618126996/102-0960892-1480143?v=glance&n=283155 Purchase The Atlas of Middle-earth from Amazon]
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Karen Wynn was born and raised in Oklahoma, spending her later years in Wisconsin. She attended the [[wikipedia:University of Oklahoma|University of Oklahoma]], where she received a M.A. in Geography. Her speciality had been Cartography, and she would spend much of her life as a freelance cartographer. She has published several atlases of fantasy worlds, such as [[Arda]], [http://pern.wikia.com/wiki/Pern Pern], [http://dragonlance.wikia.com/wiki/Krynn Krynn], [http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Toril Toril] and [http://unbeliever.wikia.com/wiki/The_Land The Land].
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==Atlases==
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*''[[wikipedia:The Atlas of Pern|The Atlas of Pern]]''
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*''[[wikipedia:The Atlas of the Land|The Atlas of the Land]]''
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*''[[Wikipedia:Atlas of the Dragonlance World|Atlas of the Dragonlance World]]''
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*''[[Wikipedia:The Forgotten Realms Atlas|The Forgotten Realms Atlas]]''
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*''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]''
  
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==Bibliography==
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* [[1981]]: ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'' (First edition)
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* [[1991]]: ''The Atlas of Middle-earth'' (Second edition)
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* [[2001]]: ''The Atlas of Middle-earth'' (Third edition)
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* [[2006]]: ''[[Tolkien Studies: Volume 3]]''
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** "Writing "TO" the Map"
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==External links==
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* [[wikipedia:Karen Wynn Fonstad|Karen Wynn Fonstad]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]
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* [http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2005/03/12/24396-author-karen-wynn-fonstad-1945-2005-2/ Karen Wynn Fonstad Obituary] at [http://theonering.net TheOneRing.net]
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Latest revision as of 11:08, 18 November 2012

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Karen Wynn Fonstad
Biographical information
BornApril 18, 1945
DiedMarch 11, 2005
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma

Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad (April 18, 1945March 11, 2005) was the author of the popular Atlas of Middle-earth. In The Return of the Shadow, Christopher Tolkien credits Fonstad for noting a geographical inconsistency between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.[1]

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[edit] Life

Karen Wynn was born and raised in Oklahoma, spending her later years in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received a M.A. in Geography. Her speciality had been Cartography, and she would spend much of her life as a freelance cartographer. She has published several atlases of fantasy worlds, such as Arda, Pern, Krynn, Toril and The Land.

[edit] Atlases

[edit] Bibliography

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[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The First Phase: XI. From Weathertop to the Ford, Note on the River Hoarwell", p. 204