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2017 David Gemmell Legend and Morningstar Awards Shortlists Posted at 8:00 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2017 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced. Voting is open until midnight on June 2, 2017 (GMT).

 

Wrath Nevernight The Wheel of Osheim The Bands of Mourning Warbeast David Gemmel Legend Award

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

 


Infernal Duskfall Steal the Sky Snakewood Hope and Red David Gemmell Morningstar Award

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

 

The winners will be honored at a ceremony July 15, 2017 at Edge-Lit 6 in Derby, UK. For more, see the official Gemmell Awards website.

What do you think of these finalists? Anything surprise you on the list? What are your picks?

2016 Gemmell Awards Winners Posted at 1:28 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The winners for the 2016 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.

The Liar's Key David Gemmel Legend Award

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 


The Vagrant David Gemmell Morningstar Award

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 

2016 David Gemmell Legend and Morningstar Awards Shortlists Posted at 5:29 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2016 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.  Voting is underway now and you have until midnight on Friday, 19th August to get yours in.  That’s right, you get to vote – no strings attached.

 

The Dread Wyrm Son of the Black Sword Slayer Ruin The Liar's Key

David Gemmel Legend AwardThe Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

 


Battlemage The Traitor Baru Cormorant The Fire Sermon Starborn The Vagrant An Ember in the Ashes

David Gemmell Morningstar AwardThe Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

 

The presentation takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday 24 September at Fantasycon in Scarborough, UK.

What do you think of these finalists?  Anything surprise you on the list?  What are your picks?

2015 Gemmell Awards Winners Posted at 12:51 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The winners for the 2015 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.

Words of Radiance David Gemmel Legend Award

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 


The Emperor's Blades David Gemmell Morningstar Award

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 

2015 David Gemmell Legend and Morningstar Awards Shortlists Posted at 10:51 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2015 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.  Voting is underway now and you have until midnight on Friday 17th July to get yours in.  That’s right, you get to vote – no strings attached.

 

David Gemmel Legend Award Half a King Valour Prince of Fools Words of Radiance The Broken Eye

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

 

David Gemmell Morningstar Award Traitor's Blade The Mirror Empire The Godless The Emperor's Blades Age of Iron

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

The presentation takes place at 8pm on Saturday 8th August at Nine Worlds Geekfest.

What do you think of these finalists?  Anything surprise you on the list?  What are your picks?

Introducing the David Gemmell Awards Posted at 6:55 PM by Rico Simpkins

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Morningstar AwardLegend AwardToday we’re happy to announce the addition of the David Gemmell Awards to the Worlds Without End database! The two awards, established in memory of fantasy author David Gemmell, consist of the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel in the traditional, heroic, epic or high fantasy genres, and the Morningstar Award for best such first novel by a new author.

This is one of our first attempts at adding lesser known awards that nevertheless highlight very good talent.  The Gemmell Awards are only eight years old, but have already added novel material to our database.  As one perusal of the lists will show you, their list includes novels that have not received recognition from the major awards, and may take you down a path you never knew existed.

It’s been a while since we added some new awards to our database.  To be honest, we had a few that were higher up on our list (and they are still coming!), but, when we realized that many of our members had already added the novels that this list requires, we realized we had a quick win on our hands.  Let us know what you think of this new addition and don’t forget to check your reading stats page to see how you fare for this award.  We just got the last dozen or so books for the award added to the site so you may have some tagging to do.  Get to reading!