Thursday, December 31, 1998

1998 Mythopoeic Award Nominees

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Comments: As quickly as they had been merged together in 1997, the Best Adult Fantasy Literature and Best Children's Fantasy Literature categories were once again split apart in 1998. Given that one of the nominees this year in the Children's Fantasy Literature category was Jane Yolen's three part Young Merlin series, which had an installment published in 1996 (and which as a result would have been eligible for nomination in 1997), the decision to merge the two categories seems all the more mystifying.

Best Adult Fantasy Literature

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt

Other Nominees:
Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle
The Gift by Patrick O'Leary
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Trader by Charles de Lint

Best Children's Fantasy Literature

Young Merlin (Passager, Hobby, and Merlin) by Jane Yolen

Other Nominees:
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
A Dark Horn Blowing by Dahlov Ipcar
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to "Faƫrie" by Verlyn Flieger

Other Nominees:
C.S. Lewis Index: Rumours from the Sculptor's Shop by Janine Goffar
C.S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide by Walter Hooper
Charles Williams: A Celebration edited by Brian Horne
Finding the Landlord: A Guidebook to C.S. Lewis's The Pilgrim's Regress by Kathryn Lindskoog

Myth and Fantasy Studies

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy edited by John Clute and John Grant

Other Nominees:
Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination by Richard Mathews
Lord Dunsany: Master of the Anglo-Irish Imagination by S.T. Joshi
The Supernatural and English Fiction by Glen Cavaliero

Go to previous year's nominees: 1997
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1999

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