Did you know that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien were friends from way back?
From ChristianityToday.com, i quote:
"Our world would be poorer without two other worlds: Narnia and Middle-earth. Yet if two young professors had not met at an otherwise ordinary Oxford faculty meeting in 1926, those wondrous lands would still be unknown to us." (- by Chris Armstrong) (click here for more)