Re: [mythsoc] publications and nominations
- Woo hoo! Congrats to Diana!
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From: David Bratman
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 4:38 PM
Subject: [mythsoc] publications and nominations
I have here _Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction_, edited by Douglas A. Anderson (Del Rey trade paperback, $15), twenty tales and poems that C.S. Lewis read, or might have read, or ought to have read (the editorial introductions explain his connections to each). A lot of rare and unusual pieces in here, including ones by the Inklings: Tolkien's "The Dragon's Visit", Williams's "Et in sempiternum pereant", Barfield's "The Child and the Giant", and a chapter from Roger Lancelyn Green's "The Wood That Time Forgot". Chapters from two olde books about Hell that precurse Screwtape (though one of them is one Lewis is known not to have read), the obscure science fiction story that Lewis mentions in the preface to _The Great Divorce_, bits of Nesbit and MacDonald and Morris and Scott and Stevenson and Kipling and Chesterton, and so on.
Diana Glyer's _The Company They Keep_ is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Related Book (nonfiction books about sf or fantasy; art books and other miscellanea also go in this category). That's pretty impressive: Shippey's _JRRT, Author of the Century_ also had a Hugo nomination in its day, but they're the only MSA candidates to make it. Also on the Hugo ballot, no fewer than four of last year's fantasy movies. Complete list at <http://www.denvention.org/hugos/08hugonomlist.php>
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