Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Finalists for the Mythopoeic Awards include Zipes, Bottigheimer, LeGuin, and Pierce-- excerpt from SF Scope, with thanks

2012 Mythopoeic Award Finalists Announced

By Ian Randal Strock

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2012 Mythopoeic Awards. The winners will be announced during Mythcon 43, which will be held 3-6 August in Berkeley, California.

The nominees are:

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature:
The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein (Tachyon)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday)
The Heavenly Fox by Richard Parks (PS Publishing)
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (Tor)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature:
Theatre Illuminata series by Lisa Mantchev (consisting of Eyes Like Stars, Perchance to Dream, and So Silver Bright) (Feiwel and Friends)
Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce (consisting of Terrier, Bloodhound, and Mastiff) (Random House)
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies:
Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays edited by Jason Fisher (McFarland)
The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (HarperCollins)
Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity by Carl Phelpstead (University of Wales Press)
C.S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy by Sanford Schwartz (Oxford University Press)
The Power of Tolkien's Prose: Middle-earth's Magical Style by Steve Walker (Palgrave Macmillan)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies:
Fairy Tales: A New HIstory by Ruth B. Bottigheimer (SUNY Press)
The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald by Bonnie Gaarden (Farleigh Dickinson University Press)
Cheek by Jowl by Ursula K. Le Guin (Aqueduct Press)
The Fantastic Horizon: Essays and Reviews by Darrell Schweitzer (Borgo Press)
The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films by Jack Zipes (Routledge)

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