Monday, December 31, 1973

1973 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: For the third year in  row, a work by a woman won the Mythopoeic Award for Best Adult Fantasy Literature. In addition, half of the nominees on the short list were works written by women. I hate to sound like a broken record on this, but in an era while other genre awards were apparently flummoxed by the idea that women make up half of the population of the world, and perhaps might be responsible for a fair share of the quality genre literature that was published, the Mythopoeic Awards were cheerfully running the other direction and giving female-authored literature its due.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

The Song of Rhiannon by Evangeline Walton

Other Nominees:
The Dancer from Atlantis by Poul Anderson
Deryni Checkmate by Katherine Kurtz
The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
Green Phoenix by Thomas Burnett Swann
The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

Master of Middle-Earth by Paul H. Kocher

Other Nominees:

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