Posted on July 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you're a reader who doesn't mind mixing mediums or one who considers their reading material sacrosanct, you'll find something here to make you smile ... and something to make you seethe.

There was, apparently, a very real chance in the early 1990s that a Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons crossover could be created.

The stars, however, didn't align, but you can read about the missed opportunity in this excerpt from Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons by Ben Riggs.

A successful mixing, meanwhile, has been taking place much more recently, with fiction and poetry incorporating the world of video gaming.

This trend may have started with Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, notes Sarah Maria Griffin in the Guardian, but it's been greatly refined with Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (a novel) and Stephen Sexton’s If All the World and Love Were Young (an award-winning poetry collection).

Read about how the distinctly different art forms of writing and video games are coming together in the Guardian.

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