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  • 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 The 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 the only similarity is that they were both created for the same reason: the creator was a linguist and wanted to have a world to play with languages in.

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