>Jim, think of it as a tribute to, not a ripoff of, >Tolkien. I suspect
>the master will be a major influence on sci-fi and fantasy >literature
B5 was full of "nods" to various SF sources: the Great Machine from FORBIDDEN PLANET, the main Psi Corps character being named "Alfred Bester", et cetera and so on. I just read Asimov's FOUNDATION'S EDGE, and the climax of that book was REALLY similar to the climax of the Shadow War.
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