Thanks, Wendell! But just because a finalist says that (s)he's
attending because of the nomination alone doesn't mean that that isn't
the case. I can think of several occasions when that occurred,
possibly including this year. And, by the way, I know that sometimes
the Award winners aren't told: when they're going to be attending
anyhow. Or at least this has been the case in some years.
I still think that the Kuznets book was absolutely terrific, and I wish
that Glen had printed my long review (Ellie printed a short review in
'print). Maybe I should put it on my web-site. I hadn't known that it
received those other awards, though I'm sure it deserved them! Thanks
for pointing this out.
On Aug 5, 2004, at 8:15 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> Message: 22
> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 05:00:30 EDT
> From: WendellWag@...
> Subject: Re: Winners?
> In a message dated 8/2/2004 7:07:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> WendellWag@... writes:
> Claire Dunkle was the only one of the winners to come to pick up her
> and she came all the way from Germany. (She's an American presently
> living in
> Germany.) I know by now that, when someone surprising comes to
> Mythcon with
> the story that they came just because they had been nominated for an
> that means that they have won the award. (Winners are told beforehand
> but aren't
> supposed to tell anyone else that they have won.) John Garth begged
> coming with the flimsy excuse that he was getting married that weekend.
> Incidentally, I just noticed that the Mythopoeic Awards have reached
> milestone of general recognition among literary awards. In a letter
> in the
> latest issue of _The New York Review of Books_, Lois R. Kuznets
> corrected a
> reviewer who is a previous issue had paraphrased briefly from her book
> _When Toys
> Come Alive_ but misspelled her name and didn't give a citation.
> Kuznets noted
> that her book "won three prizes: Children's Literature Association
> Award for
> Best Scholarly Book of 1994; International Research Society Award for
> Scholarly Book; Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award for Myth and
> Fantasy Studies."
> I've been noting for years other milestones for the Mythopoeic Awards,
> such as
> the first time that the award was mentioned in the blurb on a book's
> (this happened quite a while ago) and the time that the Mythopoeic
> Awards were
> mentioned in a two-page layout in the bulletin of the Science Fiction
> Book Club
> as more or less equal with the Hugos and Nebulas (this happened a year
> or two
> Wendell Wagner
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