Think of a word to describe J. R. R. Tolkien. To me, Tolkien is an innovator. He created a world, with history and a future, with good and evil, with love and with war. He started the Fantasy writing movement. Hundreds of writers, and dozens of famous authors based their works on Tolkien's ideas. There are even books to help understand his world. His letters are published. He has movies being made of his works. What is Tolkien, to you?