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'''Lyon Sprague de Camp''' ([[27 November|November 27]], [[1907]] – [[6 November|November 6]], [[2000]]) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy books, non-fiction and biography.
 
'''Lyon Sprague de Camp''' ([[27 November|November 27]], [[1907]] – [[6 November|November 6]], [[2000]]) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy books, non-fiction and biography.
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==de Camp and Tolkien==
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In July [[1964]], de Camp sent [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] a copy of his anthology ''[[Swords and Sorcery]]''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/si/000971.html#|articlename= Swords & Sorcery (Seller ID 000971)|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/ Tolkien Bookshelf]|accessed=9 January 2012}}</ref> Tolkien sent [[L. Sprague de Camp 30 August 1964|a letter to de Camp in August 1964]], expressing his opinion about the stories.<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 622</ref> In February [[1967]], de Camp and [[Wikipedia:Alan E. Nourse|Alan E. Nourse]] visited Tolkien for an interview:<ref>Dale Nelson, "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia]]'' ([[Michael D.C. Drout]], ed.), p.287</ref><ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 688</ref>
  
In 1963, de Camp sent [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] a copy of his anthology ''Swords and Sorcery''. In February 1967, de Camp visited Tolkien for an interview<ref>[[Dale Nelson|Nelson, Dale]], "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia]]'' ([[Michael D.C. Drout]], ed.), p.287</ref>:
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{{quote|[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}}
  
{{quote|[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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==Bibliography, selected==
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===Books===
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*[[1963]]: ''[[Swords and Sorcery|Swords & Sorcery]]'' (editor)
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*[[1976]]: ''[[Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers]]''
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===Articles===
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*[[1972]]: ''[[Andúril (UK)|Andúril]]'' 1 (April 1972)
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**Letter to the editor (pp. 8-9)
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*[[1973]]: [[Locus 149|''Locus'' #149]] (14 September 1973)
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**[brief article about his meeting with Tolkien]
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*[[1976]]: [[Fantastic November 1976|''Fantastic'' (November, Vol. 25, No. 5)]]
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**"White Wizard in Tweeds"
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*[[1987]]: [[Mythlore 50|''Mythlore'' 50]]
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**Letter to the editor
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
*[[L. Sprague de Camp 30 August 1964]]
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*[[Critique of "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler"]]
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*[[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.

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de Camp and Tolkien

In July 1964, de Camp sent J.R.R. Tolkien a copy of his anthology Swords and Sorcery.[1] Tolkien sent a letter to de Camp in August 1964, expressing his opinion about the stories.[2] In February 1967, de Camp and Alan E. Nourse visited Tolkien for an interview:[3][4]

"[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

Bibliography, selected

Books

Articles

See also

External links

References

  1. "Swords & Sorcery (Seller ID 000971)" , Tolkien Bookshelf (accessed 09 January 2012)
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 622
  3. Dale Nelson, "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (Michael D.C. Drout, ed.), p.287
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 688