Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Mythopoeic Awards

Awards presented by the Mythopoeic Society in fiction and scholarship categories; the award itself is a statuette of a seated lion. Eligibility for the fiction awards has customarily been book publication in the year preceding the award, though re-issues can be eligible. In the early years the scholarship award was occasionally given for a body of work, but eligibility was eventually limited to books published during the previous three years. In 1992 the fiction award was divided into an adult and a children's category, and a second scholarship award concerning general myth and fantasy was added to the first, which had always been limited to studies of work by the Inklings. The fiction awards, however, are given to works "in the spirit of the Inklings". [DB]

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award:

1971: The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

1972: Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant

1973: The Song of Rhiannon by Evangeline Walton

1974: The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

1975: A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson

1981: Unfinished Tales by J R R Tolkien

1982: Little, Big by John Crowley

1983: The Firelings by Carol Kendall

1984: When Voiha Wakes by Joy Chant

1985: Cards of Grief by Jane Yolen

1986: Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

1987: The Folk of the Air by Peter S Beagle

1988: Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card

1989: Unicorn Mountain by Michael Bishop

1990: The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers

1991: Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner

Adult Literature:

1992: A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason

1993: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

1994: The Porcelain Dove by Delia Sherman

1995: Something Rich and Strange by Patricia A McKillip

Children's Literature:

1992: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

1993: Knight's Wyrd by Debra Doyle and James D Macdonald

1994: The Kingdom of Kevin Malone by Suzy McKee Charnas

1995: Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl

Scholarship Award (from 1992 award is for Inklings Studies):

1971: C S Kilby; Mary McDermott Shideler

1972: Walter Hooper

1973: Master of Middle-Earth by Paul H Kocher

1974: C.S. Lewis, Mere Christian by Kathryn A Lindskoog

1975: C.S. Lewis: A Biography by Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper.

1976: Tolkien Criticism by Richard C West; C.S. Lewis, An Annotated Checklist by J R Christopher and Joan K Ostling; Charles W.S. Williams, A Checklist by Lois Glenn

1981: Christopher Tolkien

1982: The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter

1983: Companion to Narnia by Paul F Ford

1984: The Road to Middle-Earth by T A Shippey

1985: Reason and Imagination in C.S. Lewis by Peter J Schakel

1986: Charles Williams, Poet of Theology by Glen Cavaliero

1987: J R R Tolkien: Myth, Morality, and Religion by Richard Purtill

1988: C.S. Lewis by Joe R Christopher

1989: The Return of the Shadow ed Christopher Tolkien

1990: The Annotated Hobbit ed Douglas A Anderson

1991: Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times by George Sayer

1992: Word and Story in C.S. Lewis ed Peter J Schakel and Charles A Huttar

1993: Planets in Peril by David C Downing

1994: J R R Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne G Hammond with Douglas A Anderson

1995: C.S. Lewis in Context by Doris T Myers

Scholarship Award (Myth and Fantasy Studies):

1992: The Victorian Fantasists ed Kath Filmer

1993: Strategies of Fantasy by Brian Attebery

1994: Twentieth-Century Fantasists ed Kath Filmer

1995: Old Tales and New Truths by James Roy King

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.