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George R.R. Martin donates first edition of ‘The Hobbit’ to Texas University March 9, 2015 – Posted in: Libraries, Special Collections

    George R.R. Martin, whose  “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series is the basis for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, has donated a rare first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1937) to Texas A & M University.  Martin, whose archive is housed at Texas A&M, became enamored with the University and especially with the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives’ Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection during the 1970s while visiting for the AggieCon…

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Denny’s to Visit Middle-Earth October 23, 2012

Denny’s is jumping on the Hobbit bandwagon. In anticipation of the upcoming film version of J. R. R.  Tolkein’s classic novel Denny’s has created a special Middle-Earth inspired menu. Since hobbits eat breakfast twice a day and nosh about seven times a day it is probably not such a bad idea. Menu items include 11 breakfast, lunch and dinner items such as “Hobbit Hole Breakfast,” “Frodo’s Pot Roast Skillet,” “Gandalf’s Gobble Melt” and the “Build…

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