What does bang-average shampoo, a ‘babby’, and a Swedish horse have in common? Derby, apparently. (Or, if you’re Sadir, ‘Daaaaar-by’.) This weekend I’ve been lucky enough to attend Edge-Lit, an annual science-fiction, fantasy and horror event, held in Derby. It was my first ‘convention’, having previously attended smaller get-togethers for author panels/book signings in bookshops. … Continue reading Edge-Lit & the David Gemmell Awards 2017
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 … Continue reading David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award
David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend Award Tuesday, May 30, 2017 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 … Continue reading David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Legend 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 … Continue reading David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Ravenheart Award
Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the David Gemmell Awards official website HERE. 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 … Continue reading The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017
Please note: voting on the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy closes on Friday 2nd June. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Cast your votes HERE. Have you ever met a legend? I have. I've stood on the walls of a doomed-to-fall fortress with men too … Continue reading The Truth Behind a Legend…
Gladiators from across the globe are gathering. The roster has been written-up, the circle in the sand drawn out. Fifty-nine Legends, seven Debut fighters, and fifty-eight of the greatest showmen and women, will battle it out amongst their categories...and only three will emerge victorious! The longlists for the 2017 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy have been … Continue reading 2017 David Gemmell Awards Longlist now open for voting!
READ ME FIRST: Public nominations for the David Gemmell Legend Awards are open until the 31st January 2017. The awards celebrate the finest fantasy that traditional publishing has to offer, and the categories include: best fantasy novel, best fantasy debut, and best fantasy cover art. Titles nominated must be traditionally published by a mainstream or independent … Continue reading Review: Hero in the Shadows