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Christine Kelley

Christine Kelley writes about speculative fiction and radical politics from a queer revolutionary perspective. Currently her main project is Nowhere and Back Again, a psychogeography of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Her first project was the now semi-retired blog Dreams of Orgonon, a song-by-song study of Kate Bush. Support Christine on Patreon.


  1. Aylwin
    July 2, 2022 @ 6:31 am

    In the tangled relationship between the two Toer-nu-Fuin, it was a quirky detail to discover that Tolkien at one point had the Great Journey troubled and delayed by evil things infesting the Great Wood, i.e. Greenwood/Mirkwood, suggested to have been installed their for the purpose by Sauron, still stirring up trouble during Morgoth’s captivity. So this forest-haunting becomes a really recurrent thing that he does, like setting up in towers with dungeons beneath.


    • Aylwin
      July 2, 2022 @ 6:45 am

      their/there, yikes


  2. Aylwin
    July 2, 2022 @ 6:43 am

    Galadriel, Gandalf and Elrond invoking the Valar

    When do they do this?


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