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L. Sprague de Camp

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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

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  1. "Swords & Sorcery (Seller ID 000971)" , Tolkien Bookshelf (accessed 9 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