Thursday, December 31, 1992

1992 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: In 1992, the Mythopoeic Awards experienced two significant and, thus far permanent, changes. The first change is that the two award categories were split into four. Going forward, there would be two awards for fantasy literature - one for Adult Fantasy Literature, and one for Children's Fantasy Literature - and two awards for scholarly work - one award for work focused on the lives and works of the Inklings, and another that would honor scholarly work related to fantasy and myth in general. I consider this change to be and excellent one, as it allowed the Mythopoeic Society to both expand the range of works it would honor and also compare works that are similar to one another.

The other change is that from this point forward, all of the non-winning nominees would be listed in each category in most years. I also regard this change to be a good one, as it gives outside observers a chance to compare the winning works in each category with their competition, and make an informed evaluation.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason

Other Nominees:
Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
Moonwise by Greer Ilene Gilman
The Sorceress and the Cygnet by Patricia A. McKillip
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean

Best Children's Fantasy Literature

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Other Nominees:
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Elsewhere by Will Shetterly
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
Song of the Gargoyle by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

Word and Story in C.S. Lewis edited by Peter J. Schakel and Charles A. Huttar

Other Nominees:
C.S. Lewis: A Biography by A.N. Wilson
Owen Barfield on C.S. Lewis by Owen Barfield
The Pattern in the Web: The Mythical Poetry of Charles Williams by Roma A. King
A Purgatorial Flame: Seven British Writers in the Second World War by Sebastian Knowles

Myth and Fantasy Studies

The Victorian Fantasists edited by Kath Filmer

Other Nominees:
Mervyn Peake: The Evolution of a Dark Romantic by Tanya J. Gardiner-Scott
The Weird Tale by S.T. Joshi
Witches of the Mind: A Critical Study of Fritz Leiber by Bruce Byfield

Go to previous year's nominees: 1991
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1993

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