Harley J. Sims

Harley J. Sims is a writer and independent scholar currently living on a mountainside near Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2018 he published his first book, the Unsung, a literary epic fantasy. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto, as well as an M.A. and B.A. from Carleton University.

A lover of languages and their ability to craft worlds, he has published various articles, chapters, and reviews in scholarly and popular publications in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. At home, he is a literary and linguistic contributor to national television and radio programs. A proud husband, father, and weightlifting enthusiast, Harley can be reached on his website at http://www.harleyjsims.webs.com, where many texts and video clips can also be found.

Vale, Christopher Tolkien. Middle-earth is indebted to you
24 Jan 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien, obituaries
If J.R.R. Tolkien was a Titan, Christopher was Atlas, with the weight of a cosmology on his back

Not for the squeamish: ‘Game of Thrones’ approaches its finale
15 May 2019 | POPCORN |  
tags: Game of Thrones
Fiction is not harmless simply because it’s make-believe.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series to be set in the Second Age
15 Mar 2019 | POPCORN |  
tags: Lord of the Rings, screen adaptations, Tolkien
The choice of a low point in the Tolkien mythos has its risks.

The Fall of Gondolin
17 Sep 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: fantasy, JRR Tolkien, literature
The ‘first real story’ of Tolkien’s imaginary world is finally published.

Jordan Peterson’s rules against chaos
30 Jan 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, gender, Jordan Peterson, men
Toughen up, be honest, take responsibility – for a start.

Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas
14 Dec 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Father Christmas, Tolkien, World War II
A father's remarkable response to his children's Christmas wishes.

How a ‘pronoun’ class got a young Canadian academic censured
7 Dec 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Canada, free speech, gender, social justice warriors
Social justice warriors weaponise ‘hate’ to silence free discussion.

Will Amazon give Tolkien the ‘Game of Thrones’ treatment?
27 Nov 2017 | POPCORN |  
tags: Amazon, JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
The cyber giant has bought the TV rights to The Lord of the Rings.

The Book of Dust: more dark material from anti-Narnia
7 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, Phillip Pullman
Phillip Pullman is not finished with his war on Christianity.

Tolkien fan science and the flora of Middle-earth
26 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: fantasy fiction, JRR Tolkien, science
We should resist the temptation to identify a fictional world with our own.

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