2011 David Gemmell Legend Awards

David Gemmell Legend Award
The shortists for the 2011 David Gemmell Legend Award are out and you can register your votes by clicking over to their website and doing the do.

Importantly amongst the mass of dedicated science-fiction awards out there, the DGLA aims to:

  • Raise public awareness of the Fantasy genre
  • Celebrate the history and cultural importance of Fantasy literature
  • Appreciate & reward excellence in the field
  • Commemorate the legacy of David Andrew Gemmell and his contribution to the Fantasy genre

So don't forget, even if you've already voted to help create the shortlist, there is a reset at this stage so you should get back and vote again to help find a winner.

Also, it's worth pointing out that the award ceremony itself is open to the public. It takes place on 17th June at the Magic Circle in London, and is a guaranteed good time, packed to rafters with the great and the good of fantasy writing and publishing. Tickets are a snip at £20 and all tickets enquiries should go to Christine Harrison.

In case you've been living in a cave the shortlisted books are:

Legend Award

  • The Alchemist in the Shadows - Pierre Pevel (Gollancz)
  • The Desert Spear - Peter V Brett (Voyager)
  • The Black Prism - Brent Weeks (Orbit)
  • The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz/Tor US)
  • Towers of Midnight - Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan (Orbit/Tor US)
  • The War of the Dwarves - Markus Heitz (Orbit)

Morningstar (Best Fantasy Debut)

  • Shadow Prowler - Alexey Pehov (Tor US)
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N K Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Warrior Priest - Darius Hinks (Black Library)
  • Spellwright - Blake Charlton (Tor US)
  • Tymon's Flight - Mary Victoria (Harper Collins Australia)

Ravenheart (Best Fantasy Artwork)

  • Todd Lockwood for The Ragged Man (Pyr edition)
  • Frank Victoria for Tymon's Flight (Harper Collins Australia)
  • Jon Sullivan for Shadow King (Black Library)
  • Cliff Nielsen for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit)
  • Olof Erla Einarsdottir for Power & Majesty (Harper Collins Australia)

I can personally vouch for at least half a dozen of these books so I will definitely be checking out the rest of what looks like an excellent list.

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