General Tolkien Links
- detailed information about Tengwar, one of the Elven writing systems.
- The best site out there for information about Tolkien's languages.
Dan Smith's Fantasy Fonts
- an excellent collection of Elvish script fonts. Postcardware.
The Encyclopedia of Arda
- One of the best places on the net to find information about the world of Middle-earth. You can find basic encyclopedia entries, maps, images, and lots of timeline and calendar information.
- A very good Tolkien forum. The people are friendly, the discussions are interesting, and newbies are very welcome. Most of the forums are Tolkien-related, but there are forums for broader topics too.
Hisweloke - The Sindarin Dictionary Project
- Translate from English to Sindarin or vice versa, or simply take a look at their full dictionary.
J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth
- Michael Martinez's insightful and engaging critical essays. Martinez no longer writes for this column, but his essays can be found in the archives.
- A language guild whose online publications contain well-researched and accessible information about Tolkien's writings and languages.
- Probably the best Tolkien site directory I've seen.
Parma Endorion: Essays On Middle-earth
- An e-book by Michael Martinez, delving into the nitty-gritty details of history, life, and culture in Middle-earth.
The Seat of Kings
- A well-designed site that features transcripts, screencaps, and an analysis of the musical score of Peter Jackson's movies.
- Silmarillion skins for The Sims
! I don't even own this game, but they're still wildly entertaining to look at.
The Thain's Book
- An impressively detailed Lord of the Rings
encyclopedia. Not as expansive as the Encyclopedia of Arda (above), but considerably more detailed.
The Tolkien Meta-FAQ
- A list of frequently-asked Tolkien questions, such as the eternal "Do balrogs have wings?"
Wikipedia: List of Middle-earth articles
- the master list of Wikipedia Middle-earth articles, many of which are impressively detailed.
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