Oct 3, 2012

We Sold Your Grandma's House to the Universe Next Door

Two hobbits stumbled into the convenience store past midnight reeking of cheap wine and they laughed all the way to the back of the store. Out of Chaney's sight, they stopped laughing. She leafed through her magazine, unreading it, letting the pages slip away.

Then came the first tremor.

Illustration by Antonio Quadros

Speaking of hobbits, this is the cover to the 1962 Portuguese edition of Tolkien's "The Hobbit." The word hobbit doesn't exist in Portuguese, so the translator called hobbits "gnomes."

Here's one from Bulgaria, found on Stephen Hemenway's book cover pinboard.

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