The science-fiction giant told stories driven by a faith in humankind. One hundred years after his birth, what use do readers have for such tales?
The Lord of the Rings author once wrote a short tale about a painter that elegantly argues for the value of escapism in literature.
In The Last Unicorn, there are no maps, invented languages, or epic battles. But the 1968 tale has a timely message about the importance of reality over magic.