Friday, December 31, 1982

1982 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: In 1982, the Mythopoeic Awards went right back to their usual practice of recognizing that half of the human race is made up of women, resulting in more than half of the nominees on the ballot being works that were authored by women. By the early-1980s this wasn't so unusual, as many other genre awards had at last begun to include female nominees in their ballots. But what is unusual is that, while those awards were having to adjust to the influx of women-authored works in their nominee lists, for the Mythopoeic Awards, this was just business as usual.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

Little, Big by John Crowley

Other Nominees:
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
Delusion's Master by Tanith Lee
The Many-Colored Land by Julian May
The Sable Moon by Nancy Springer
The Woman Who Loved the Moon and Other Stories by Elizabeth A. Lynn

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter

Other Nominees:

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1982 Locus Award Nominees

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Comments: One function of perusing award lists is that you get a sense for how prolific some authors are. In 1982, for example, C.J. Cherryh had a short story, novelette, novella, and three novels make the Locus Award short list. I don't know for certain, but it seems likely to me that she didn't sleep all year. And she wasn't alone. Tanith Lee had two novels nominated. Martin had a novel, a collection, and two short stories nominated and won in the novelette category. Silverberg had a novella and three novelettes nominated. And so on. Granted, the Locus Awards are something of a popularity contest, so seeing the same widely popular authors nominated multiple times is not some that should be regarded as unusual. But the point is that the first step in getting on the ballot is writing the works, and these authors managed to turn out reams of publishable material. To win you have to get nominated. To get nominated, you have to publish. And to publish, you have to write. And it helps if you write a lot.

Best Science Fiction Novel
1.   The Many-Colored Land by Julian May

Other Nominees:
2.   Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle
3.   Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
4.   Dream Park by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes
5.   Project Pope by Clifford D. Simak
6.   God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
7.   The Cool War by Frederik Pohl
8.   Sharra's Exile by Marion Zimmer Bradley
9.   Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
10. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
11. The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick
12. The Book of Dreams by Jack Vance
13. The Sardonyx Net by Elizabeth A. Lynn
14. King David's Spaceship by Jerry Pournelle
15. Worlds by Joe Haldeman
16. At the Eye of the Ocean by Hilbert Schenck
17. Radix by A.A. Attanasio
18. The Unreasoning Mask by Philip José Farmer
19. Voyagers by Ben Bova
20. Dream Dancer by Janet Morris
21. The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh
22. The Dreamers by James E. Gunn
23. Twelve Fair Kingdoms by Suzette Haden Elgin
24. Giants' Star by James Hogan
25. The Affirmation by Christopher Priest
26. Deathhunter by Ian Watson
27. VALIS by Philip K. Dick
28. Lilith by Jack L. Chalker
29. Systemic Shock by Dean Ing
30. (tie) In the Hands of Glory by Phyllis Eisenstein
      (tie) Wave Without a Shore by C.J. Cherryh

Best Fantasy Novel
1.   The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe

Other Nominees:
2.   Little, Big by John Crowley
3.   The Changing Land by Roger Zelazny
4.   The War Hound and the World's Pain by Michael Moorcock
5.   The Captive by Robert Stallman
6.   Camber the Heretic by Katherine Kurtz
7.   The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
8.   Horn Crown by Andre Norton
9.   A Sense of Shadow by Kate Wilhelm
10. Lycanthia by Tanith Lee
11. Path of the Eclipse by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
12. Delusion's Master by Tanith Lee
13. Peregrine: Secundus by Avram Davidson
14. Kingdom of Summer by Gillian Bradshaw
15. Esbae: A Winter's Tale by Linda Haldeman
16. Journey Behind the Wind by Patricia Wrightson
17. The Sable Moon by Nancy Springer
18. Madwand by Roger Zelazny
19. Gryphon in Glory by Andre Norton
20. Too Long a Sacrifice by Mildred Downey Broxon
21. Cujo by Stephen King
22. Blue Adept by Piers Anthony

Best First Novel
1.   Starship & Haiku by Somtow Sucharitkul

Other Nominees:
2.   At the Eye of the Ocean by Hilbert Schenck
3.   Radix by A.A. Attanasio
4.   The Breaking of Northwall by Paul O. Williams
5.   War Games by Karl Hansen
6.   The Prince of Morning Bells by Nancy Kress
7.   Revolution from Rosinante by Alexis Gilliland
8.   A Storm Upon Ulster by Kenneth Flint
9.   Under the City of Angels by Jerry Earl Brown
10. Slow Fall to Dawn by Stephen Leigh
11. Tintagel by Paul H. Cook
12. Lanark by Alasdair Gray
13. Pilgrimage by Drew Mendelson
14. Daystar and Shadow by James B. Johnson
15. (tie) The Former King by Adam Corby
      (tie) The Tularemia Gambit by Steve Perry

Best Novella
1.   Blue Champagne by John Varley

Other Nominees:
2.   The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson
3.   In the Western Tradition by Phyllis Eisenstein
4.   The Desert of Stolen Dreams by Robert Silverberg
5.   With Delicate Mad Hands by James Tiptree, Jr.
6.   Polyphemus by Michael Shea
7.   Ealdwood by C.J. Cherryh
8.   True Names by Vernor Vinge
9.   The Winter Beach by Kate Wilhelm
10. With Thimbles, With Forks and Hope by Kate Wilhelm
11. Swarmer, Skimmer by Gregory Benford
12. Emergence by David R. Palmer
13. The Venetian Court by Charles L. Harness
14. Amnesia by Jack Dann
15. The Loom of Thessaly by David Brin
16. Petals of Rose by Marc Stiegler
17. Which Way to the Ends of Time? by Michael McCollum
18. Through All Your Houses Wandering by Ted Reynolds

Best Novelette
1.   Guardians by George R.R. Martin

Other Nominees:
2.   Unicorn Variation by Roger Zelazny
3.   The Thermals of August by Edward Bryant
4.   The Haunted Tower by C.J. Cherryh
5.   Out of the Everywhere by James Tiptree, Jr.
6.   The Fire When It Comes by Parke Godwin
7.   Murder on Lupozny Station by Michael Bishop and Gerald W. Page
8.   Elric at the End of Time by Michael Moorcock
9.   Lirios: A Tale of the Quintana Roo by James Tiptree, Jr.
10. The Quickening by Michael Bishop
11. The Giftie Gie Us by Timothy Zahn
12. A Thousand Paces Along the Via Dolorosa by Robert Silverberg
13. Mummer Kiss by Michael Swanwick
14. Vox Olympica by Michael Bishop
15. The Summer's Dust by Pamela Sargent
16. H-Tec by Charles L. Harness
17. Stuff of Dreams by Lewis Shiner
18. These Stones Will Remember by Reginald Bretnor
19. Waiting for the Earthquake by Robert Silverberg
20. Johnny Mnemonic by William Gibson
21. Walden Three by Michael Swanwick
22. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
23. Going Under by Jack Dann
24. Blind Spot by Jayge Carr
25. Shadows on the Cave Wall by Nancy Kress
26. Blue Apes by Phyllis Gotlieb
27. Werewind by J. Michael Reaves
28. A Thief in Ni-Moya by Robert Silverberg

Best Short Story
1.   The Pusher by John Varley

Other Nominees:
2.   Serpent's Teeth by Spider Robinson
3.   The Needle Men by George R.R. Martin
4.   The Only Death in the City by C.J. Cherryh
5.   Remembering Melody by George R.R. Martin
6.   The Woman the Unicorn Loved by Gene Wolfe
7.   Exposures by Gregory Benford
8.   The Quiet by George Florance-Guthridge
9.   The Palace at Midnight by Robert Silverberg
10. Absent Thee from Felicity Awhile by Somtow Sucharitkul
11. Executive Clemency by Gardner Dozois and Jack C. Haldeman II
12. The Regulars by Robert Silverberg
13. Walk the Ice by Mildred Downey Broxon
14. Forever by Damon Knight
15. The Shroud by Michael McCollum
15. Disciples by Gardner Dozois
16. Venice Drowned by Kim Stanley Robinson
17. Second Comings — Reasonable Rates by Pat Cadigan
18. The Softest Hammer by Charles Sheffield
19. The Grown-Up by Thomas M. Disch
20. Hinterlands by William Gibson
21. The Coming of the Doll by Pat Cadigan
22. Mud/Aurora by D.D. Storm
23. The Gernsback Continuum by William Gibson
24. The Bone Flute by Lisa Tuttle
25. Casey's Empire by Nancy Kress
26. Altamira by Carter Scholz
27. On the Slab by Harlan Ellison

Best Single Author Collection
1.   Sandkings by George R.R. Martin

Other Nominees:
2.   Gene Wolfe's Book of Days by Gene Wolfe
3.   Sunfall by C.J. Cherryh
4.   Particle Theory by Edward Bryant
5.   Lord Darcy Investigates by Randall Garrett
6.   Out of the Everywhere, and Other Extraordinary Visions by James Tiptree, Jr.
7.   Unaccompanied Sonata and Other Stories by Orson Scott Card
8.   Paratime by H. Beam Piper
9.   The Woman Who Loved the Moon and Other Stories by Elizabeth A. Lynn
10. Listen, Listen by Kate Wilhelm
11. Distant Stars by Samuel R. Delany
12. Winners by Poul Anderson
13. The Best of John Sladek by John Sladek
14. Father to the Stars by Philip José Farmer
15. Hidden Variables by Charles Sheffield
16. Far from Home by Walter S. Tevis
17. A Life in the Day of . . . and Other Short Stories by Frank M. Robinson
18. Time Travelers Strictly Cash by Spider Robinson
19. Federation by H. Beam Piper
20. A Glow of Candles and Other Stories by Charles L. Grant

Best Anthology
1.   Shadows of Sanctuary edited by Robert Lynn Asprin

Other Nominees:
2.   Universe 11 edited by Terry Carr
3.   The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
4.   New Voices 4 edited by George R.R. Martin
5.   Flashing Swords #5: Demons and Daggers edited by Lin Carter
6.   New Dimensions 12 edited by Marta Randall and Robert Silverberg
7.   The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim, with Arthur W. Saha
8.   Dragons of Darkness edited by Orson Scott Card
9.   Elsewhere edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold
10. The Magic May Return edited by Larry Niven
11. A Treasury of Modern Fantasy edited by Terry Carr and Martin H. Greenberg
12. Shadows 4 edited by Charles L. Grant
13. Destinies Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter, 1981 edited by Jim Baen
14. Whispers III edited by Stuart David Schiff
15. The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4 edited by Victoria Schochet and John Silbersack
16. Stellar #7 edited by Judy-Lynn del Rey
17. Fantasy Annual III edited by Terry Carr
18. What If? Vol. 2 edited by Richard A. Lupoff
19. Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories: 5 (1943) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
20. Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Four edited by Arthur C. Clarke
21. Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories: 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
22. After the Fall edited by Robert Sheckley
23. The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series IX edited by Karl Edward Wagner
24. More Wandering Stars edited by Jack Dann
25. Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
26. Nebula Winners 15 edited by Frank Herbert
27. The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 7 edited by Arthur W. Saha

Best Nonfiction, Related, or Reference Book
1. Danse Macabre by Stephen King

Other Nominees:
2.   Anatomy of Wonder, 2nd Edition by Neil Barron
3.   The Art of Leo & Diane Dillon by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, edited by Byron Preiss
4.   After Man by Dougal Dixon
5.   The Grand Tour by Ron Miller and William K. Hartmann
6.   PKD: A Philip K. Dick Bibliography by Daniel J.H. Levack
7.   The Science Fiction Reference Book by Marshall B. Tymn
8.   The Tanelorn Archives by Richard Bilyeu
9.   Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight
10. Virgil Finlay Remembered by Gerry de la Ree
11. Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers by Curtis C. Smith
12. Earth Watch by Charles Sheffield
13. Horror Literature by Marshall B. Tymn
14. Fantastic Lives by Martin H. Greenberg
15. Twentieth-Century American Science Fiction Writers by David Cowart and Thomas L. Wymer
16. H.P. Lovecraft: An Annotated Bibliography by S.T. Joshi
17. Index to the Science Fiction Magazines: 1980 by Jerry Boyajian and Kenneth R. Johnson
18. Dinosaurs, William Stout by William Service and Byron Preiss
19. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter
20. A Reference Guide to American Science Fiction Films, Vol. 1 by A.W. Strickland and Forrest J Ackerman
21. Index to the Science Fiction Magazines: 1979 by Jerry Boyajian and Kenneth R. Johnson

Best Magazine
1.   Fantasy & Science Fiction

Other Nominees:
2.   Locus
3.   Asimov's
4.   Analog
5.   Omni
6.   Twilight Zone
7.   Science Fiction Review
8.   Amazing Stories
9.   Fantasy Newsletter
10. Science Fiction Chronicle
11. Starlog
12. Starship
13. Patchin Review
14. Destinies (Ace)
15. File 770
16. Shayol
17. Rigel

Best Publisher
1.   Ballantine/Del Rey

Other Nominees:
2.   Pocket/Timescape
3.   Ballantine/Del Rey
4.   DAW
5.   Ace
6.   Berkley/Putnam
7.   Science Fiction Book Club
8.   Underwood-Miller
9.   Bantam
10. Doubleday
11. Pinnacle/Tor
12. Phantasia
13. (tie) Donald M. Grant
      (tie) Houghton Mifflin
15. Atheneum
16. Gregg Press
17. St. Martin's
18. Playboy
19. Donning/Starblaze

Best Artist
1.   Michael Whelan

Other Nominees:
2.   Don Maitz
3.   Rowena Morrill
4.   Stephen Fabian
5.   Boris Vallejo
6.   Vincent Di Fate
7.   Alicia Austin
8.   Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
9.   Darrell Sweet
10. Alexis Gilliland
11. Val Lakey
12. (tie) Carl Lundgren
      (tie) Wayne Douglas Barlowe
14. Frank Kelly Freas
15. (tie) Frank Frazetta
      (tie) Ron Miller
17. Victoria Poyser
18. Thomas Canty
19. Janet Aulisio
20. (tie) Ron Walotsky
      (tie) George Barr
      (tie) Rick Sternbach
23. Paul Lehr
24. David Mattingly
25. David Hardy
26. Wendy Pini
27. William Rotsler
28. Richard Corben

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1982 World Fantasy Award Nominees

Location: World Fantasy Convention, New Haven, Connecticut.

Comments: In 1982, the Best Novella category was added to the World Fantasy Awards. The only surprising thing about the addition of this category is that it took so long for it to become part of the World Fantasy Awards. Both the Hugos and the Nebulas - which the World Fantasy Award was specifically created to be a fantasy counterpart to - had been honoring the Best Novella of the year for several years by this point. Markets like Fantasy & Science Fiction had been publishing fantasy novellas for quite some time as well, so there was no shortage of potential nominees. But for mostly inexplicable reasons, the World Fantasy Awards didn't get around to recognizing novella length work as its own category until nearly a decade after the awards were created.

Best Novel

Little, Big by John Crowley

Other Nominees:
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
The Nameless by Ramsey Campbell
The War Hound and the World's Pain by Michael Moorcock
The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

Best Novella

The Fire When It Comes by Parke Godwin

Other Nominees:
Ealdwood by C.J. Cherryh
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
The River of Night's Dreaming by Karl Edward Wagner

Best Short Fiction

(tie) The Dark Country by Dennis Etchison
(tie) Do the Dead Sing? (aka The Reach) by Stephen King

Other Nominees:
Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant
Fairy Tale by Jack Dann

Best Anthology or Collection

Elsewhere edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold

Other Nominees:
Fantasy Annual IV edited by Terry Carr
Shadows 4 edited by Charles L. Grant
Tales from the Nightside by Charles L. Grant
Whispers III edited by Stuart David Schiff

Lifetime Achievement

Italo Calvino

Other Nominees:
L. Sprague de Camp
Andre Norton
Jack Vance

Best Artist

Michael Whelan

Other Nominees:
Alicia Austin
Jill Bauman
Thomas Canty
Don Maitz
Rowena Morrill

Special Award, Professional

Edward L. Ferman

Other Nominees:
Donald M. Grant
David G. Hartwell
T.E.D. Klein
Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller

Special Award, Non-Professional

Paul C. Allen and Robert A. Collins

Other Nominees:
W. Paul Ganley
Stephen Jones and David Sutton
Ken Keller

Special Convention Award

Roy Krenkel
Joseph Payne Brennan

Other Nominees:

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