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Whether you've read every novel and short story or just seen the movies, fans of Tolkien and people just developing an interest in the fantasy master's world will find interesting Tolkein-centric conversation in the newsgroups rec.arts.books.tolkien and alt.fan.tolkien. Before you load up your news client, visit the newsgroups' FAQ at http://tolkien.slimy.com/faq/ and get information on the groups themselves, common abbreviations and jargon, netiquette, essential Tolkien facts and trivia, etc. When you visit the newsgroups you'll find conversations and heated arguments on a variety of Tolkien and Lord of the Rings topics such as the use of logic in the Tolkien universe, the tunnels of Moria, Peter Jackson and his movie versions of the novels, Tolkien's typewriter, creation in Tolkien's universe versus Biblical creation, hobbits, songs in Tolkien's work, Middle-Earth, errors and goofs in Tolkien's writing, Tolkien's influence on contemporary science fiction and fantasy, reviews of his and other's work, and lots more.