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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award 

Arthur had his sword in the stone. The Legend award has its axe on the podium. Snaga the Sender. The Blades of no Return. The axe of Druss the Legend, himself. And the prize of the peoples’ champion, whomever they choose. Because Legends are not born – they are made. The Legend award, one of […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award 

There’s a certain something about watching a debut fighter take to the ring. It could be that there’s an element of the unknown. The chance of something new and different. Maybe, because the fighters are out to prove themselves, they’ll go all in, give it their everything – blood, sweat, tears and then some. Or maybe […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Ravenheart Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Ravenheart Award 

The saying goes: don’t judge a book by its cover. No… Put it down. Don’t make me get the hose! The Ravenheart award, one of three categories in the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, does just this. It invites you, anyone and everyone, to judge a selection of books by their covers and vote for […]

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The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: 2017 Shortlists

The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: 2017 Shortlists 

Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the Gemmell Awards official website. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Be there or be…not there? Elsewhere? Somewhere? Blood has been spilled. Blades have been dulled. Bones have been broken. But […]

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Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions!

Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions! 

Just a quick post this morning to let you all know who the winners of the David Gemmell Legend Awards are and provide you with a quick snap shot of their individual social media reactions. Mark Lawrence took the Best Novel Award for the second time for The Liar’s Key! Jason Chan took the Best Cover Art […]

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David Gemmell Legend Awards: Short List

David Gemmell Legend Awards: Short List 

It’s that time of year again… The shortlists for 2016’s Gemmell Awards have been announced and voting will open at midday (GMT) today (Friday 8th July). Great to see so many of Fantasy-Faction Community’s favourites in the lists. Check them out: Legend Award (best novel) The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron (Gollancz) Son of the Black Sword by Larry […]

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Gemmell Award Winners

Gemmell Award Winners 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014/2015 David Gemmell Awards. Although I wasn’t able to make it this year, I’m told the evening – hosted at Nine Worlds Geekfest – was absolutely awesome. Here’s a reminded of who picked up what: RAVENHEART AWARD (Best cover art) Sam Green for Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson […]

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Gemmell Awards team up with Nine Worlds

Gemmell Awards team up with Nine Worlds 

Nine Worlds has rapidly become one of the most talked-about genre-conventions in the United Kingdom. Similarly, the David Gemmell Legend Awards has taken just a few short years to become the most anticipated awards ceremony for the Epic Fantasy genre. The success of each is simple: they’ve been formed by genre fans for genre fans. Today’s announcement, […]

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David Gemmell Legend Award Winners Announced

David Gemmell Legend Award Winners Announced 

The David Gemmell Legend Award winners have finally been announced and I think two of the three awards went the way we were expecting (Best Art and Newcomer), with what I guess you could call it a surprise win – but well deserved one – for Mark Lawrence in the third category of Best Book. Here are the […]

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New Gemmell Ravenheart Award…

New Gemmell Ravenheart Award… 

Many of us involved in blogging about Epic Fantasy literature have a special love of the David Gemmell Awards. Not only are they attached to David Gemmell, one of fantasy’s greats, but the longlists seem to include the vast majority of what the blogging community has been speaking about over the last 12 months. For […]

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David Gemmell Legend Awards Shortlist & Lunchtime Thoughts

David Gemmell Legend Awards Shortlist & Lunchtime Thoughts 

It’s my lunch break and I’m sat here looking over the David Gemmell Legend Award shortlist. It’s truly great to see that in just a few years of the Gemmell’s being set up the three awards that it comprises have become some of the genre’s most sought after. Why? Well, firstly, to make the longlist you need to have been nominated […]

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David Gemmell Awards – 2014 Longlist Revealed & Voting Open

David Gemmell Awards – 2014 Longlist Revealed & Voting Open 

The Longlists for the David Gemmell Awards has been revealed and voting has opened!!! For those unfamiliar with how The David Gemmell Awards work, the first stage (that has resulted in this longlist) is where publishers nominate titles they think should be considered for the three award categories: best book, best debut and best cover. […]

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