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Re: A mention of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award

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  • Pauline J. Alama
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America s online update also listed the Mythopoeic winners. Pauline ... acceptance ... prize. By ... don t read for ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 13, 2003
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      Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America's online update also
      listed the Mythopoeic winners.

      Pauline

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@a... wrote:
      > I saw recently what I think is the most mainstream example of the
      acceptance
      > (in the U.S., at least) of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award as a major
      prize. By
      > "mainstream," I don't mean by the general public (many of whom
      don't read for
      > pleasure at all, and most of those who do don't read science
      fiction or
      > fantasy) or by the academic literary sorts (most of whom don't tend
      to be impressed
      > by the Hugos or the Nebulas, either). I mean the average reader of
      science
      > fiction and fantasy in the U.S. This is in the August 2003 flyer
      of the Science
      > Fiction Book Club.
      >
      > The members of the Science Fiction Book Club are a considerably
      more
      > mainstream group than the people who tend to go to science fiction
      conventions. The
      > average subscriber to the SFBC knows vaguely about cons, but has
      never been to
      > one. They probably also know vaguely about the Hugos and the
      Nebulas. It's a
      > more mainstream group than the subscribers to the science fiction
      magazines
      > also. I suspect that most members of the SFBC have never
      subscribed to a
      > science fiction magazine. About the only way that you could
      communicate with a
      > more mainstream group of science fiction and fantasy readers than
      in the SFBC
      > flyers would be to put up notices in front of every science fiction
      and fantasy
      > section in every bookstore and library in the U.S.
      >
      > In the August 2003 flyer, there's a two-page spread with the
      headlines "The
      > Cream of the Contemporary Crop," "Many are Called but Few are
      Chosen," and
      > "Whether honored with the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy or
      another
      > prestigious award, the books featured here are some of the best
      science fiction and
      > fantasy the field has to offer." The books featured and the awards
      cited are
      > _American Gods_ by Neil Gaiman (2002 Nebula and 2002 Hugo),
      _Ender's War_ by
      > Orson Scott Card (1985-6 Nebulas and 1986-7 Hugos), _Darwin's
      Radio_ by Greg Bear
      > (2000 Nebula), _In the Company of Others_ by Julie E. Czerneda
      (2001 Prix
      > Aurora), _Ship of Fools_ by Richard Paul Russo (2001 Philip K. Dick
      Award), _Dune_
      > by Frank Herbert (1965 Nebula and 1966 Hugo), _Stranger in a
      Strange Land_ by
      > Robert Heinlein (1962 Hugo), _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_ by
      Robert
      > Heinlein (1967 Hugo), and _Lord of Light_ by Roger Zelazny (1968
      Hugo). In slightly
      > bigger pictures and text, they have _The Dalemark Quartet_ by Diana
      Wynne
      > Jones (1995 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature) and
      _The
      > Foundation Trilogy_ by Isaac Asimov (1966 Hugo).
      >
      > Wendell Wagner
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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