Gemmell Awards Shortlist

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website. The winners will be announced July 15, 2017 in a ceremony at Edge-Lit 6 in Derby, UK.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • Wrath, by John Gwynne
  • Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff
  • The Wheel of Osheim, by Mark Lawrence
  • The Bands of Mourning, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Warbeast, by Gav Thorpe

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • Infernal, by Mark de Jager
  • Duskfall, by Christopher Husberg
  • Steal the Sky, by Megan E. O’Keefe
  • Snakewood, by Adrian Selby
  • Hope and Red, by Jon Skovron

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art

  • Alessandro Baldaserroni for the cover of Black Rift, by by Josh Reynolds
  • Jason Chan for the cover of The Wheel of Osheim, by by Mark Lawrence
  • Sam Green for the cover of The Bands of Mourning, by by Brandon Sanderson
  • Kerby Rosannes for the cover of Nevernight, by by Jay Kristoff
  • Paul Young for the cover of Wrath, by by John Gwynne

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Gemmell Nominations

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website. The winners will be announced September 24, 2016 in a ceremony at Fantasycon.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • The Dread Wyrm, by Miles Cameron
  • Son of the Black Sword, by Larry Correia
  • Gotrek & Felix: Slayer, by David Guymer
  • Ruin, by John Gwynne
  • The Liar’s Key, by Mark Lawrence

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • Battlemage,, by Stephen Aryan
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant, by Seth Dickinson
  • The Fire Sermon,, by Francesca Haig
  • Starborn, by Lucy Hounsom
  • The Vagrant, by Peter Newman
  • An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art

  • Kerem Beyit for the cover of The Dread Wyrm, by Miles Cameron
  • Jason Chan for the cover of The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  • Larry Elmore & Carol Russo Design for the cover of Son of the Black Sword, by Larry Correia
  • Raymond Swanland for the cover of Archaon: Lord of Chaos, by Rob Sanders
  • Paul Young for the cover of Ruin, by John Gwynne

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Gemmell Ballots Available

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website. The winners will be announced August 8, 2015 in a ceremony at Nine Worlds Geekfest.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

  • Half a King, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Valour, by John Gwynne
  • Prince of Fools, by Mark Lawrence
  • Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Broken Eye, by Brent Weeks

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

  • Traitor’s Blade, by Sebastien de Castell
  • The Mirror Empire, by Kameron Hurley
  • The Godless, by Ben Peek
  • The Emperor’s Blades, by Brian Staveley
  • Age of Iron, by Angus Watson

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Laura Brett for The Slow Regard of Silent Things
  • Mike Bryan for Half a King
  • Jason Chan for Prince of Fools
  • Sam Green for Words of Radiance
  • Jackie Morris for The Fool’s Assassin

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David Gemmell Award Winners

The winners of the Gemmell Awards were announced on June 13 at a ceremony at the Magic Circle in London.

2013 Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Jason Chan for the cover of Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
2014 Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut: Promise of Blood, by Brian McLellan
2014 Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel: Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence

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Gemmell Nominees

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website. The winners will be announced June 13, 2014 in a ceremony at the Magic Circle in London.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • The Daylight War, by Peter V Brett
  • Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch
  • A Memory of Light, by Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan
  • War Master’s Gate, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • The Garden of Stones, by Mark T Barnes
  • Headtaker, by David Guymer
  • Promise of Blood, by Brian McLellan
  • The Path of Anger, by Antoine Rouaud
  • The Grim Company, by Luke Scull

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Benjamin Carre for the cover of The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch
  • Jason Chan for the cover of Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • Cheol Joo Lee for the cover of Skarsnik, by Guy Haley
  • Gene Mollica & Michael Frost for the cover of Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan
  • Rhett Podersoo for the cover of She Who Waits, by Daniel Polansky

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Gemmell Awards

The winners of the Gemmell Awardswere presented at a ceremony held the Metropole Hotel in Brighton in conjunction with the World Fantasy Con on October 31.

2013 Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for the cover of Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
2013 Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut: Malice, by John Gwynne
2013 Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel: The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks

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Gemmell Nominations

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • The Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
  • King of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • The Gathering of the Lost, by Helen Lowe
  • The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed
  • The Red Knight, by Miles Cameron
  • Malice, by John Gwynne
  • Irenicon, by Aidan Harte
  • Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Didier Graffet & Dave Senior for the cover of The Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Dominic Harman for the cover of Legion of Shadow, by Michael J. Ward
  • Clint Langley for the cover of Besieged, by Rowena Cory Daniells
  • Silas Manhood for the cover of The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks
  • Colin Thomas for the cover of Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
  • Stephen Youll for the cover of The Black Mausoleum, by Stephen Deas

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Obituary: Deborah Miller

Author Deborah Miller died on May 7. Miller, who published under the name Miller Lau, founded and administered the David Gemmell Legend Award. A protege of Gemmell’s, she published The Last Clansman trilogy. More recently, she published the first volume of the Swarmthief Trilogy and the stand-alone novel The Sin Eater.

Gemmell Award Winners

The winners of the Gemmell Awardswere presented at a ceremony held in London at the Magic Circle headquarters on June 15. Nest year’s awards will be presented at World Fantasy Con in Brighton, which means the organization will be shifting its nomination and voting timeline next year.

  • Legend Award (Best Novel): The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Morningstar Award (Best Debut): The Heir of Night, Helen Lowe
  • Ravenheart Award (Best Cover Art): Cover for Warhammer: Blood of Aenarion, by Raymond Swanland

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Gemmell Nominations

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website.

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

  • Prince of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • Among Thieves, by Douglas Hulick
  • The Unremembered, by Peter Orullian
  • The Heir of Night, by Helen Lowe
  • Songs of the Earth, by Elspeth Cooper

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Raymond Swanland for the cover of Blood of Aenarion
  • Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for the cover of The Heroes
  • Frank Victoria for the cover of Oracle’s Fire
  • Larry Rostant for the cover of Among Thieves
  • Aaron Briggs for the cover of Journey by Night

The David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010:

  • The Heroes, by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Blood of Aenarion, by Willian King
  • Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Black Veil, by Kristen Britain

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