Gemmell Award Short Lists

Following on from our post a few months back the Gemmell award short list were announced over a week ago. Its all based on public vote so take te time to submit your opinion. I’m a big fan of the Gemmell’s as it suits my fantasy taste much more than a lot of other awards and I know who my favourites to win here are. Mild suprise that Robin Hobb missed the cut but it happens. Head to this link to vote http://www.gemmellawards.com/award-voting-2016/ Continue reading “Gemmell Award Short Lists”

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Hugo Awards Thoughts

For those of you who may have missed the announcement the following books are up for the award for the best novel:

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Since I have read four of the five books here I figured I’d give my thoughts on them and who I would like to see win the award. The only book that I have not read is The Fifth Season, I’m not a huge fan of N.K. Jesmisin’s work so I didn’t read this book, I think she writes very well so I have no issue or anything with her inclusion, I’m not just not a fan of her previous works so gave this one a pass. Continue reading “Hugo Awards Thoughts”

Cover artworks nominated for The Ravenheart Award in 2016

As a follow up to the Gemmell nominations, here is a post which shows all the wonderful cover art nominated for the long list. There is a link to a page on the awards for each of the authors.

Don’t forget to vote here -http://www.gemmellawards.com/award-voting-2016/

I know my favourite from below but it is a stunning selection.

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As listed on The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy website the cover artworks nominated by publishers this year are as follows:

James Annal for Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Pan Macmillan)

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Tommy Arnold for Skyborn by David Dalglish  (Orbit)

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Kerem Beyit for The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron  (Gollancz)

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Jason Chan for The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence  (Harper/Voyager)

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Wendy Chan for Swords and Scoundrels  by Julia Knight  (Orbit)

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Alejandro Colucci for The Boy Who Wept Blood  by Den Patrick  (Gollancz)

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Bastien Lecouffe Deharme for The Darkling Child  by Terry Brooks  (Orbit)

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Krzysztof Domaradzkifor Old Man’s Ghosts  by Tom Lloyd  (Gollancz)

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Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia(Baen)

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Mark Ferrari for The Flotsam Trilogy Omnibus by Peter M Ball  (Apocalypse InkProductions)

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Christopher Gibbs for The Cathedral of Known Things  by Edward Cox (Gollancz)

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Gemmell Award Longlist. Get your votes in

I am a big fan of the Gemmell Awards.It tends to sit much better with my general taste in books than the other genre fiction awards, and I can generally get enthusiastic as I have read a reasonable amount of the nominees in any given year.
For those unfamiliar with the Gemmells there are three awards to keep it simple –

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

The Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy Novel in English

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art Continue reading “Gemmell Award Longlist. Get your votes in”