Friday, December 31, 1971

1971 Locus Award Nominees

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Comments: Unlike many other awards which simply list the winner and the losing nominees, the Locus Awards rank every single nominee on the short list, from first to last, in every single category. Because the Locus Awards are supposed to provide recommendations for Hugo Award voters (and implicitly for Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award voters as well), this sort of ranking makes some sense. After all, even though the fact that a particular book won the Locus Award provides a certain level of information, the fact that another book finished second, while a third book finished twelfth provides even more. On the other hand, for some of the categories, this sort of detailed information is overkill. After all, do we really need to know which single fanzine issue ranked fifth and which one ranked tenth overall?

Best Novel
1.   Ringworld by Larry Niven

Other Nominees:
2.   (tie) Tower of Glass by Robert Silverberg
      (tie) The Year of the Quiet Sun by Wilson Tucker
4.   And Chaos Died by Joanna Russ
5.   (tie) Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
      (tie) Fourth Mansions by R.A. Lafferty
7.   Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
8.   The Tactics of Mistake by Gordon R. Dickson
9.   I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
10. Star Light by Hal Clement
11. Beastchild by Dean Koontz
12. Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
13. Chronocules by D.G. Compton
14. The Steel Crocodile by D.G. Compton
15. Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
16. After Things Fell Apart by Ron Goulart

Best Short Story
1.   The Region Between by Harlan Ellison

Other Nominees:
2.   The Snow Women by Fritz Leiber
3.   Continued on Next Rock by R.A. Lafferty
4.   Beastchild by Dean Koontz
5.   In the Queue by Keith Laumer
6.   Slow Sculpture by Theodore Sturgeon (reviewed in The Hugo Winners, Volume 3, Book 1)
7.   Runesmith by Harlan Ellison and Theodore Sturgeon
8.   Brillo by Ben Bova and Harlan Ellison
9.   The Asian Shore by Thomas M. Disch
10. (tie) Dear Aunt Annie by Gordon Eklund
      (tie) Entire and Perfect Chrysolite by R.A. Lafferty
      (tie) The Fatal Fulfillment by Poul Anderson
13. The Throwbacks by Robert Silverberg
14. Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber (reviewed in The Hugo Winners, Volume 3, Book 1)

Best Anthology or Collection

Other Nominees:
2.   Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R.A. Lafferty
3.   Orbit 6 edited by Damon Knight
4.   World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
5.   Orbit 7 edited by Damon Knight
6.   Quark/1 edited by Samuel R. Delany and Marilyn Hacker
7.   Five Fates edited by Anonymous
8.   The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde by Norman Spinrad
9.   Alchemy and Academe edited by Anne McCaffrey
10. Alpha One by Robert Silverberg
11. The Reluctant Shaman by L. Sprague de Camp
12. Swords Against Death by Fritz Leiber
13. Great Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg
14. Orbit 8 edited by Damon Knight
15. Nova 1 edited by Harry Harrison

Best Magazine
1. Fantasy & Science Fiction

Other Nominees:
2. Analog
3. Galaxy
4. Amazing Stories
5. Fantastic
6. If
7. Vision of Tomorrow
8. Worlds of Fantasy

Best Fanzine
1.   Locus

Other Nominees:
2.   Science Fiction Review
3.   Outworlds
4.   Energumen
5.   Speculation
6.   Yandro
7.   Warhoon
8.   SF Commentary
9.   Luna
10. Focal Point
11. Granfalloon
12. WSFA Journal
13. Riverside Quarterly
14. Amra
15. Tolkien Journal
16. Egoboo

Best Single Fanzine Issue
1.   Locus #70

Other Nominees:
2.   Outworlds #4
3.   Warhoon #27
4.   Focal Point #12.5
5.   (tie) Science Fiction Review #39
      (tie) Yandro #200
7.   Energumen #2
8.   (tie) Energumen #4
      (tie) Granfalloon #9
10. Science Fiction Review #41
11. Energumen #3
12. The Essence #2
13. (tie) Anomaly #2
      (tie) SF Commentary #17
15. Locus #66

Best Fan Writer
1.   Harry Warner, Jr.

Other Nominees:
2.   Dick Geis
3.   Charlie Brown
4.   Liz Fishman
5.   Terry Carr
6.   Ted White
7.   Ted Pauls
8.   Bob Shaw
9.   Bob Tucker
10. Piers Anthony
11. Rosemary Ullyot
12. (tie) Mike Glicksohn
      (tie) Juanita Coulson
13. Gregory Benford

Best Fan Critic
1.   Ted Pauls

Other Nominees:
2.   Paul Walker
3.   Richard Delap
4.   Charlie Brown
5.   Dick Geis
6.   Buck Coulson
7.   Fred Patten
8.   Bruce Gillespie
9.   Alexei Panshin
10. Chris Couch
11. John Foyster
12. Dena Brown
13. Ted White
14. Sandra Miesel
15. Alexis Gilliland

Best Paperback Cover Illustrator
1.   Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon

Other Nominees:
2.   Jeff Jones
3.   Frank Kelly Freas
4.   Jack Gaughan
5.   Frank Frazetta
6.   George Barrv
7.   (tie) John Schoenherr
      (tie) Steele Savage
9.   Dean Ellis
10. Robert Pepper
11. Gervasio Gallardo
12. Jim Steranko
13. Paul Lehr
14. Gene Szafran
15. James Bama

Best Fan Artist
1.   Alicia Austin

Other Nominees:
2.   Tim Kirk
3.   George Barr
4.   Steve Fabian
5.   Mike Gilbert
6.   Bill Rotsler
7.   Grant Canfield
8.   James Shull
9.   Derek Carter
10. Atom
11. Bjo Trimble
12. (tie) Connie Faddis
      (tie) Vincent Di Fate
14. Jim McLeod
15. Vaughn Bodé
16. Eddie Jones

Best Fan Cartoonist
1.   Bill Rotsler

Other Nominees:
2.   Tim Kirk
3.   Steve Stiles
4.   ATom
5.   Derek Carter
6.   Grant Canfield
7.   Alexis Gilliland
8.   Jay Kinney
9.   Mike Gilbert
10. Vaughn Bodé
11. Doug Lovenstein
12. Jonh Ingham
13. Jack Gaughan
14. Jeff Schalles

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1971 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: In 1971 the Mythopoeic Society created the Mythopoeic Awards with two categories - one for Best Fantasy Literature, and one for Scholarship in Inklings Studies. The second award category focuses on scholarship related to the works of the Inklings - a groups that included J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Roger Lancelyn Green, Hugo Dyson, and several others. But the interesting thing here is that this award for scholarship relating to the Inklings was created while several of the Inklings, such as Tolkien, Green, and Dyson, were still alive. There is something that seems just a little audacious about creating an award for scholarship relating to a group with several living members, which seems like an odd thing to say about an organization dedicated to studying and honoring a collection of university professors who liked to get together to drink and swap stories.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

Other Nominees:
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian by Lloyd Alexander
Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

(tie) C.S. Kilby
(tie) Mary McDermott Shideler

Other Nominees:

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