This is a lengthy and fascinating article about the beginnings of the fantasy genre and its melding with sci-fi. In the beginning was the word and the word was Tolkien. Written by K.E. Roberts: Editor-in-Chief of We Are the Mutants and a freelance writer.
via “And in the Darkness Bind Them”: The First ‘Lord of the Rings’ Paperbacks and the Making of Fantasy | We Are the Mutants