Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

Fantasy is a set of loose fields, and this may in part explain the fact that, by comparison with sf, relatively few awards focus on it. Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards: A Comprehensive Guide to the Awards and their Winners (current ed 1993) by Daryl F Mallett and Robert Reginald (real name Michael Roy Burgess, 1948-2013) lists 140 genre awards, and is not complete; only a small proportion of these concentrate, even partially, on fantasy. Of this total, 11 English-language awards receive individual entries here: the Arthur C Clarke Award, the Balrog Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Gandalf – given within the frame of the Hugo Awards – the International Fantasy Award, the Locus Awards – which recognize some fantasy titles – the Mythopoeic Award, the Philip K Dick Award, the William L Crawford Memorial Award and the World Fantasy Award. [JC]


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.