"All of the major and much of the minor that comprises Middle-Earth is covered with meticulous attention to detail." -- SF Site, March 2005
"UNDERSTANDING MIDDLE EARTH is just plain fun for the hard-core Tolkien enthusiast, and it gives plenty to chew on!" -- YetAnotherBookReview.com, November 2004
About the Author
Michael Martinez has been active in science fiction and fantasy fandom for many years. He organized the first Hercules and Xena fan programming track for Dragoncon, North America's largest fan-run science fiction convention, in 1998. In 2000, he moved on to organize Dragoncon's Tolkien and Middle-Earth fan programming track. As a widely recognized expert on Tolkien's Middle-Earth mythology, Martinez has been called upon by companies around the world to share his insight for their special Tolkien projects. His research has appeared in numerous Tolkien journals, and he launched the long-running and popular Tolkien and Middle-Earth topic for the Suite101 website in late 1999.