After receiving lots of feedback from fans, readers and industry alike, we at the DGLA have - after much deliberation - come to the decision to make the David Gemmell Legend Award completely publicly voted.
This means that once the Longlist closes, the top 5 novels will be put forward to the Shortlist Poll and YOU will be able to have the final say about who should win, by voting once more on the shortlist! Readers and fans will be involved at every step to produce our… Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 21, 2008 at 15:40 —
Because it's the first year of the Award and we want ALL the genre publishers to be a part of the excitement, we have been somewhat relaxed and fluid with our Nominations deadline! And so, we have a few late - but very welcome - extra Nominations!
THE QUEEN’S BASTARD by C. E. Murphy
SHADOWBRIDGE by Gregory Frost
VICTORY OF EAGLES by Naomi Novik
THE ENGINE’S CHILD by Holly Phillips
A WOMAN WORTH TEN COPPERS by Morgan Howell
All from DEL… Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 19, 2008 at 11:45 —
I was just doing some IT housekeeping on this site and Wonderlands and thought you all might want to know a bit about the DGLA community...
At time of writing we have:
Our youngest Members are 19
And our oldest is 65
We come from 24 different countries:
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 15, 2008 at 10:45 —
Here are the Nominations from TOR (US)
The Dragons of Babel – Michael Swanwick
In a Time of Treason – David Keck
Steward of Song – Adam Stemple
The Ancient – R. A. Salvatore
Mage-Guard of Hamor – L. E. Modesitt, Jr
Ill Met in the Arena – Dave Duncan
The Phoenix Endangered – Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson
The Gods Return – David Drake
Thirteen Orphans – Jane Lindskold
This brings the total of… Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 28, 2008 at 9:47 —
I've been in touch with Sky, the webmaster at the Gemmell fansite, 'Legend Readers'
& he's agreed to ask the fans over there, their favourite Gemmell quotations so that we can incorporate them into t-shirts designs for the shop. Take a look over there to see what's being suggested so far, and also for further dedicated Gemmell discussion!
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 19, 2008 at 14:27 —
It's great to see the word is spreading re the Award and this website. Remember, although we have reached out via social networks such as MySpace and FaceBook, THIS website will be the ONLY place you will be able to vote once the polls open - so please tell all your Fantasy inclined friends to mosey on over and join us! You can send out invitations yourself - just click the 'Invite' tab on the menu bar at the top... the more the merrier...…
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 13, 2008 at 13:05 —
Hi there - just wanted to draw your attention to the new SHOP which is reachable via one of the tabs on the Main Page. I've had lots of fun creating t-shirts and bags & this is my first iteration of the shop - I'm kind of feeling my way with it.
You'll notice there are 2 categories - one for Wonderlands & (which is my other web community); one for the David Gemmell Legend Award (DGLA). Of course, you are more than welcome to order from either.
Importantly, any… Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 11, 2008 at 15:58 —
and Warner Chal
Can you all send me a message with your postal addresses please & I will dispatch your signed copies of Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Empire in Black and Gold"
* As a matter of interest, we were happy to receive 16 new members over the weekend - so welcome to all!
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 10, 2008 at 12:31 —
Just popped in to remind you that we are having a "Recruitment Drive" for the David Gemmell Legend Award site - and if any of your friends join up over the weekend, 3 lucky new Members will be drawn at random to receive a SIGNED COPY of Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Empire in Black and Gold" from Tor.
All they need do, is hot-tail it on over here and join up! Winners will be notified in the next 2 weeks.
"Empire in Black and Gold" is a Nominee on the Longlist for the DGLA.… Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 7, 2008 at 21:49 —
'THE KINGDOM BEYOND THE WAVES' - Stephen Hunt
That's all folks!
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 3, 2008 at 22:14 —
TOR have added a few more titles to their Nominations - to accompany the excellent, 'Empire in Black & Gold' by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which was previously put forward...
THE DOG OF THE NORTH - Tim Stretton
WINTERSTRIKE - Liz Williams
HEIR TO SEVENWATERS - Juliet Marillier
KING OF ITHICA - Glyn Iliffe
All added to the shop for your delectation!
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 3, 2008 at 15:11 —
A lovely crop of Nominations from DAW - with some old favourites and some new names to explore!
THE VACANT THRONE - Joshua Palmatier
A MAGIC OF TWILIGHT - S.L. Farrell
THE HIDDEN CITY - Michelle West
GOBLIN WAR - Jim C. Hines
THE SHADOW ISLE - Katharine Kerr
THE DARK FERRYMAN - Jenna Rhodes
KING’S SHIELD - Sherwood Smith
THE SOLDIER KING - Violette Malan
FOUNDATION - Mercedes Lackey
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 25, 2008 at 11:39 —
FROM BANTAM SPECTRA
Havemercy - Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
Iron Angel - Alan Campbell
Fallen - Tim Lebbon
Tracing the Shadow - Sarah Ash
Final Sacrifice - Patricia Bray
Shadows Return - Lynn Flewelling
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 23, 2008 at 19:39 —
A lovely spread - some established "big-hitters" and some sparling new talent!
Two Pearls of Wisdom - Alison Goodman
Toll the Hounds - Steven Erikson
The Return of the Crimson Guard - Ian C. Esslemont
Simon & Schuster
A Darkness Forged in Fire - Chris Evans
Empire in Black and Gold - Adrian Tchaikovsky
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 14, 2008 at 11:55 —
Wrath of a Mad God
Raymond E. Feist
The Twisted Citadel
The Divine Talisman
Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage
Twilight of Kerberos:
The Clockwork King of Orl
THE BLACK LIBRARY
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 1, 2008 at 10:56 —
We've decided to add the Nominations as they come in from the Publishers and Editors. If there are any that you'd like to read to help you decide who to give your vote to, you can BUY THE BOOKS, HERE!
So... drumroll please...
- Sheri S Tepper
Red Wolf Conspiracy
- Robert V.S. Reddick
The Last Argument of Kings
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on September 30, 2008 at 8:30 —
Well, things are well underway for the launch of this website and the Award - it's an exciting time here at HQ! Letters have gone out to every publisher in the UK, Europe and the US whose list publishes genre Fantasy - and there's more than you might imagine!
Press Releases are flying out - people are emailing us... many asking how they can become involved, which is brilliant! There's so much excitement and goodwill for the Award that it's very gratifying and is keeping us (the… Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on September 23, 2008 at 13:52 —