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L. Sprague de Camp

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==See also==
==See also==
*[[L. Sprague de Camp 30 August 1964]]
*[[Critique of "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler"]]
*[[L. Sprague de Camp 30 August 1964]] (letter)
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Lyon Sprague de Camp (November 27, 1907November 6, 2000) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy books, non-fiction and biography.

In 1963, de Camp sent J.R.R. Tolkien a copy of his anthology Swords and Sorcery. In February 1967, de Camp and Alan E. Nourse visited Tolkien for an interview:[1][2]

"[Tolkien] said he found [the anthology] interesting but did not much like the stories in it [...] We sat in the garage for a couple of hours, smoking pipes, drinking beer, and talking about a variety of things. Practically anything in English literature, from Beowulf down, Tolkien had read and could talk intelligently about. He indicated that he 'rather liked' Howard's Conan stories."
Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers, pp. 243-4


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  1. Dale Nelson, "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (Michael D.C. Drout, ed.), p.287
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 688