Aug 08 2017

‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entry‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’

fantasy maps geology maps and literature middle-earth tolkien

Science fiction/fantasy novelist Alex Acks, a geologist by training, has some issues with Middle-earth’s mountain ranges. “Middle-earth’s got 99 problems, and mountains are basically 98 of them.” Basically it comes down to how Tolkien’s mountain ranges intersect at right angles—and mountains don’t do that. And Mordor? Oh, I don’t even want to talk about Mordor. Tectonic … Continue reading "‘The Messed Up Mountains of Middle-earth’"