Re: [mythsoc] Winners?
- In a message dated 8/2/2004 7:07:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> _Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth_ by John GarthClaire Dunkle was the only one of the winners to come to pick up her award,
> _The Myth of the American Superhero_ by John Lawrence and Robert Jewett
> _Sunshine_ by Robin McKinley
> _The Hollow Kingdom_ by Claire B. Dunkle
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 award,
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 off
coming with the flimsy excuse that he was getting married that weekend.
Incidentally, I just noticed that the Mythopoeic Awards have reached another
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 jacket
(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
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- I, perhaps, miscommunicated. I recognized the setting and actually voted
for *Paladin* as my #1 choice; I was speculating on the process of voting
and the thought process (from other committee members) that placed
*Sunshine* as the winning book. I rather figured it would win, and I'm
fine with that.
Rosemary Kirstein has another coming out in September, *The Language of
Power*. (I KNOW it is SF, but CSL wrote SF, so I don't see why that
disqualifies any MFA candidate.) Actually, Le Guin is also SF, to some
degree. RK's books also have beautiful Cliff Neilson covers. They're what
made me look at the books. Rich and lovely. ---djb
From: Berni Phillips bernip@...
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 15:49:03 -0700
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Winners?
>Since PALADIN OF SOULS is not only set in the same universe as the
> *Paladin* was kind of close to the last award Bujold got from us.
MFA-winning THE CURSE OF CHALION but also features one of Curse's characters
as its protagonist, that's not a surprise.
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