Comments: Five years after they first appeared, the Mythopoeic Awards got around to giving their Best Adult Fantasy Award to a man, honoring Poul Anderson for his novel A Midsummer Tempest. One might be inclined to shout "misandry", but then again, all of the other genre awards being handed out in the mid-1970s were all heavily biased in favor of male authors, so the counterweight of the Mythopoeic Awards was sorely needed.
On another note, this was the last year that the Best Adult Fantasy Literature Award was handed out until 1981. The Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies was handed out in 1976, but the Fantasy Award was not. Between 1976 and 1981, no Mythopoeic Awards were bestowed. It is unclear as to why this interruption took place, the only thing I know is that it did.
Best Adult Fantasy Literature
A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
How Are the Mighty Fallen by Thomas Burnett Swann
Merlin's Ring by H. Warner Munn
Prince of Annwn by Evangeline Walton
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
C.S. Lewis: A Biography by Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper
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