Saturday, December 31, 1994

1994 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: Now that the full slate of non-winning nominees for the scholarship awards are available to the public, it is possible to evaluate them to see if they are as balanced as the Mythopoeic Society's fantasy awards have been. And happily, the answer is that they appear to be. Seven of the ten nominees and both of the winners in the fantasy literature categories were works written by women. Four of the nine nominees and one of the winners in the scholarship category were written by women (and one work was a composite work that has no specified author, but did have its introduction written by a woman). In short, it appears that the Mythopoeic Society displays roughly as much balance when it comes to recognizing scholarship as it does when it comes to recognizing fantasy literature.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

The Porcelain Dove by Delia Sherman

Other Nominees:
The Cygnet and the Firebird by Patricia A. McKillip
Deerskin by Robin McKinley
The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle
The Little Country by Charles de Lint

Best Children's Fantasy Literature

The Kingdom of Kevin Malone by Suzy McKee Charnas

Other Nominees:
Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Mystery of the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Nevernever by Will Shetterly

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne G. Hammond and Douglas A. Anderson

Other Nominees:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Patterning of a Fantastic World by Colin Manlove
The Fiction of C.S. Lewis: Mask and Mirror by Kath Filmer
J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend introduction by Judith Priestman
Tolkien: A Critical Assessment by Brian Rosebury

Myth and Fantasy Studies

Twentieth-Century Fantasists: Essays on Culture, Society, and Belief in Twentieth-Century Mythopoeic Literature edited by Kath Filmer

Other Nominees:
For the Childlike: George MacDonald's Fantasies for Children edited by Roderick McGillis
Off with Their Heads!: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood by Maria Tatar
The Reclamation of a Queen: Guinivere in Modern Fantasy by Barbara Ann Gordon-Wise

Go to previous year's nominees: 1993
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1995

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