YMMV / Empire Of The Petal Throne

  • Older Than They Think: Barker started developing his fantasy/sci-fi world of Tekumel in 1939, long before works, similar in terms of scope, meticulous World Building and mythological/historical motifs, like Lord of the Rings, Dune, Star Wars and Warhammer saw the light of day; yet his universe is overshadowed by the success of the franchises based on them. His work has often been explicitly compared with J. R. R. Tolkien's although they're nothing alike.