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David Gemmell Legend Awards
« on: June 18, 2011, 10:30:28 AM »
The David Gemmell Legend Award ceremony was held last night (Friday 17th June) in London.

The full list of finalists were:

Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel of the Year

Brett, Peter V – The Desert Spear (Voyager)
Heitz, Markus – The War Of The Dwarves (Orbit UK/US)
Jordan, Robert And Sanderson, Brandon – Wheel Of Time: Towers Of Midnight (Orbit UK/Tor US)
Pevel, Pierre – The Alchemist In The Shadows (Gollancz)
Sanderson, Brandon – The Way Of Kings (Gollancz/Tor US)
Weeks, Brent – The Black Prism (Orbit UK/US)

Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer/Debut

Charlton, Blake – Spellwright (Tor US)
Hinks, Darius – Warrior Priest (The Black Library)
Jemisin, N.K. – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit UK/US)
Pehov, Alexey – Shadow Prowler (Tor US)
Victoria, Mary – Tymon’s Flight (Harpercollins Australia)

Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Book Jacket/Artist

Einarsdottir, Olof Erla – Power & Majesty (Harpercollins Australia)
Lockwood, Todd – The Ragged Man (Pyr)
Nielsen, Cliff – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit UK/US)
Sullivan, Jon – Shadow King (The Black Library)
Victoria, Frank – Tymon’s Flight (Harpercollins Australia)


Shall update with winners once I hear them :)
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Re: David Gemmel Legend Awards
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 10:31:02 AM »
Thank you Twitter:

For the Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer, the winner was Darius Hinks for Warrior Priest (Black Library).

For the Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Artist, the winner was Olof Erla Einarsdottir for the cover of Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Harper Collins Australia).

For the Legend Award for Best Novel, the winner was Brandon Sanderson for The Way of Kings (Gollancz/Tor US) who received the major Snaga Award.
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 12:38:51 PM »
Way of Kings is the only one I read. But a worthy winner!
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 05:03:31 PM »
Brett, Peter V – The Desert Spear (Voyager) - Read 5/5
Heitz, Markus – The War Of The Dwarves (Orbit UK/US)
Jordan, Robert And Sanderson, Brandon – Wheel Of Time: Towers Of Midnight (Orbit UK/Tor US)
Pevel, Pierre – The Alchemist In The Shadows (Gollancz)
Sanderson, Brandon – The Way Of Kings (Gollancz/Tor US) Read 5/5
Weeks, Brent – The Black Prism (Orbit UK/US) Read 3.5/5
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 03:27:23 PM »
Think Jordan should have won. Haven't read Way of Kings yet, but the guy has such a groupie following, he'd still have won even if it wasn't the best.
Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 07:56:24 PM »
Think Jordan should have won. Haven't read Way of Kings yet, but the guy has such a groupie following, he'd still have won even if it wasn't the best.

He'd still have won even if Jordan won.
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 06:49:17 AM »
Think Jordan should have won. Haven't read Way of Kings yet, but the guy has such a groupie following, he'd still have won even if it wasn't the best.

He'd still have won even if Jordan won.

No shit Sherlock.
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 06:52:08 AM »
Think Jordan should have won. Haven't read Way of Kings yet, but the guy has such a groupie following, he'd still have won even if it wasn't the best.

That's always the issue when you have an award voted for by the pubic.  Recently I watched the MTV Movie Awards, and was just appalled by the winners there.  Twilight and JB!
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Re: David Gemmell Legend Awards
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 02:31:36 PM »
Think Jordan should have won. Haven't read Way of Kings yet, but the guy has such a groupie following, he'd still have won even if it wasn't the best.

That's always the issue when you have an award voted for by the pubic.  Recently I watched the MTV Movie Awards, and was just appalled by the winners there.  Twilight and JB!

Yep. I mean although a lot of us hate critics (am I a critic these days? =/) - generally they are experts on what they critique. I mean you cannot let people who read maybe 3-5 books a year vote on the years best book - that is just ridiculous. What you should do is allow critics who have read hundreds of books to chose their favourites. YES, of course opinion will vary, but so long as the sample is big enough that will even out.
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