This section features some slightly more irreverent looks at GGK’s works and worlds, as well as some plain old fun.
From Middle-Earth to Wonderland, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi, gives descriptions of the many lands and places that have been created over the centuries in literary works. Read the travelogue entry on Fionavar, to ensure you don’t miss all the must-see spots when you go!
This is a very fun piece contributed by Mabry Slemmons, which complements the travelogue entry nicely. These are very important guidelines to be aware of when visiting the first of all worlds, but be warned; abiding by its rules cannot guarantee your survival!
In earlier web-times the Altavista search engine had an early translator they called ‘babelfish’ But…the translating mechanism was idiosyncratic, to say the least. The very least. We used it here to translate an early German review of Tigana into English. For anyone who knows the book well (and indeed, even for those who don’t) this translation is hilarious!
Some readers have compiled a list of very useful signs. If you find yourself exhibiting any of these symptoms, seek help quickly. Or just shrug your shoulders with your characteristic gesture (either that or run your fingers through your hair) and resign yourself to the inevitable.
Have you ever thought about who the best actor to play a character in a GGK book would be? Well, a few years ago some web surfers got together and discussed, debated and argued their choices for the main characters of The Fionavar Tapestry. The results are here today…see whether you agree!
Did you ever wonder what Convocation Hall looks like, where the five first see Loren and Matt, and the events of The Fionavar Tapestry are set in motion? Two GGK readers did, so they journeyed to Toronto to see it, together with the other Canadian landmarks mentioned in The Tapestry. They took photos, wrote a travel diary, and were kind enough to share it with us…
Try a GGK online jigsaw puzzle!