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Gemmell Awards 2014 - THE WINNERS!

Tonight saw the prizegiving ceremony for the Gemmell Awards, with prestigious prizes given to the very best in fantasy fiction over the last year. In the fabulous surroundings of London's prestigious Magic Circle, the three awards were presented by some of the genre's most acclaimed names.



The opening award of the evening, the Ravenheart Award for best cover…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 13, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Brandon Sanderson

Morning all,



The days are well and truly ticking away until this year's Gemmell Awards ceremony, and today I'm delighted to be able to present our interview with Legend-nominated author Brandon Sanderson, shortlisted this year for The Memory of Light. The following is transcribed from an audio recorded especially for this interview,…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 11, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Luke Scull

Morning all,



As we count down the days until the Gemmell Awards ceremony, we'll be going into maximum overdrive with our awards interviews for this year! And in that spirit, this morning we catch up with Luke Scull, author of the Morningstar-nominated THE GRIM COMPANY.





Alex: Tell us a little about your Morningstar-nominated title, The Grim Company.



Luke: The Grim…

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Added by Alex Davis on June 10, 2014 at 9:18 — No Comments

The Gemmell Interviews 2014 - Peter V Brett

Evening all,



With the Gemmell Awards ceremony closing in, we're going to be picking up the ante with our 2014 interviews, and today we're chatting with the author of the Legend-nominated The Daylight War, Peter V Brett. So let's get to it...



Alex: Tell us a little about your Legend-nominated title, The Daylight War.…



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Added by Alex Davis on June 3, 2014 at 19:36 — No Comments

Jay Lake RIP

Hail Mighty Readers,

I'm sad to have to let you know that author Jay Lake, a previous nominee with the awards (for his books Endurance and Green,) has passed away.

The news was broken on…

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Added by drosdelnoch on June 1, 2014 at 22:24 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Brian McClellan

Evening all,



It's that time again as we continue the countdown to the 2014 Gemmell Awards ceremony with our series of nominee interviews, and today we're catching up with Morningstar-nominated author Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood.



Alex: Tell us a bit about your Morningstar-nominated title, Promise of Blood.



Brian: Promise of Blood is the first book in the Powder Mage Universe. It begins with the hero,…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 29, 2014 at 20:43 — No Comments

Gemmells Interviews 2014 - Mark T Barnes

Morning all,
It's interview time again, and today we're chatting with the first of our Morningstar-nominated authors, Mark T Barnes. So, without further ado...
Alex: Tell us a bit about your Morningstar-nominated title, The…
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Added by Alex Davis on May 27, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments

The Gemmell Interviews 2014 start here!

Good morning world,



Today I'm delighted to once again don my guise as Michael Parkinson and get back into the swing of our annual Gemmell Awards interviews. Over the course of the next few weeks we'll be chatting with our Legend and Morningstar nominated authors on this blog, and where better to start than one of this year's…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 20, 2014 at 10:16 — No Comments

Roll up, Roll up!

Morning all,



Fancy being at the Gemmells Awards ceremony? Taking place at the fantastic Magic Circle in the heart of London, the ceremony gathers together a host of authors and key figures in publishing for a celebration of the very best in fantasy fiction. This glamorous event sees the prizegiving for all three categories of the Gemmell Awards, as well as the live auction and a stunning reception with champagne and nibbles.



We have a very limited number of tickets…

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Added by Alex Davis on May 14, 2014 at 12:38 — No Comments

2014 Gemmell Awards shortlist announced!

2014 SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS FOR FANTASY

This year sees the sixth running of the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, one of fantasy fiction's most prestigious prizes, with the superb trophies to be awarded at a stunning ceremony this June at London's glamorous Magic Circle. With just a few months to go until this exciting event, the shortlists for each of the three prize categories have just been announced at…

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Added by Alex Davis on April 19, 2014 at 12:25 — No Comments

Eastercon

We will be announcing the Gemmell Awards 2014 shortlisted titles this Saturday at Eastercon, Satellite 4, Glasgow at 12 noon in Argyll 2. 

Please join us if you can!

Added by Christine Harrison on April 14, 2014 at 14:36 — No Comments

Voting has commenced

Vote now for your favourite book, new author or cover art - the long list is open!

Get involved with the literary fantasy equivalent of the Oscars.

The readers decide......

Added by Christine Harrison on February 28, 2014 at 12:11 — No Comments

Nominations 2014

Just so you know - we have opened our gates to nominations for 2014 (books published in 2013).

Our calendar goes like this:

Nominations for the long list until 31st January 2014

Long list published and voting begins on Friday 28th February 2014…

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Added by Christine Harrison on December 10, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Get your Award Ceremony Tickets FREE!

Do you fancy champagne & nibbles at London’s prestigious ‘MAGIC CIRCLE HEADQUARTERS’ – to meet your most beloved Fantasy authors? And... just possibly... get to admire large, and potentially lethal weapons?! (‘Snaga’ & the ‘Swords of Night & Day’)

 

You do? So, would you like to join us on 15th June in London for this years  ceremony for the ‘David Gemmell Legend Awards’? Of course you would! *Even better, if you’re successful in the…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 10, 2012 at 13:31 — No Comments

MORNINGSTAR SHORTLISTED NOMINEE - Elspeth Cooper - 'SONGS OF THE EARTH'

[GARETH] I’d like you to about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...

 

 

Elspeth Cooper, ‘Songs of the Earth’

I’ve been asked that question – or one very much like it – dozens of times. The short answer is: I didn’t. I…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 23, 2012 at 14:02 — No Comments

David Gemmell Legend Award Shortlist 2012

Hail Mighty Readers,

Earlier tonight at Eastercon, Debbie Miller, alongside Joe Abercrombie and Juliet E McKenna announced the shortlist for this years David Gemmell Legend Award: 

Legend Award

The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie

The Wise Mans Fear - Patrick Rothfuss

Blood of Aenarion - William King

Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson

Black Veil - Kristen Britain





Morningstar Award

Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence

Among Thieves - Douglas…

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Added by drosdelnoch on April 8, 2012 at 20:30 — 4 Comments

MORNINGSTAR BLOG 2 - Bradley P Beaulieu - 'The Winds of Khalakovo'

Please tell us a bit about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...

 

 

Bradley P Beaulieu: - The Winds of Khalakovo 

 I've been reading fantasy practically since I learned how to read. I came across ‘The Hobbit’…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 30, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments

1st MORNINGSTAR BLOG - MARK LAWRENCE - 'PRINCE OF THORNS'

* Dros has contacted all the MORNINGSTAR Nominees and invited them to write a short Blog post for us. He asked them all  why they chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who their influences have been. They have all replied I'm happy to say, and so, it gives me GREAT pleasure to introduce our first 'Morningstar' (and Member here on site!).... take it away, Mark...…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 20, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments

REVIEWERS NEEDED!

Would you like to write a short review of any of the LEGEND or MORNINGSTAR novels? This year, I am planning to send out the reviews to all our Members in a Bulletin (like this one) as they come in. Also, the review will be on the website of course... I know some of you have been patiently waiting to…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 9, 2012 at 15:56 — 1 Comment

ANNUAL PAPERBACK BOOK SALE!



BARGAINS TO BE HAD! To clear some space in my office (!) I’m selling off many of last year’s Long-listed titles – I’ve decided to just do the paperbacks to start with, as they are lighter and less bulky to post (and I have to lug them to the Post Office!) All of the…

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 1, 2012 at 15:56 — No Comments

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