There's an impressive array of engineers and physicists who write science fiction. To no one's surprise, they geek out on the science rather a lot. That's fine.
I was never able to read them, because his writing style strikes me as long and tedious, but isn't part of the reason Tolkien wrote the books he wrote was to show off the languages and history he invented?
I haven't seen the LOTR movies since they were in theaters, and if I recall in only saw them once or twice after. I'm thinking about buying the trilogy. I wonder if I'd still like it.