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The David Gemmell Legend Award 2009 Nominees

13 Jan

It’s been too damn long since I’ve posted anything regarding the DGLA, a crying shame considering that I’m a member! 😦 So I thought I would put together this post. 🙂 There are plenty of awesome titles -and this year, artists- that are in the running for this excellent award, so get a cup of your favorite beverage (whether its alcoholic or not), and have a look at the list. 🙂

The award-nominations have been divided into 3 categories and each category has it’s own section on the site where members can discuss the merits of each nominee.

Here are the categories, with the nominations:

The Legend Award Nominees:

PYR
Blood of Ambrose – James Enge
Midwinter – Matthew Sturges

ANGRY ROBOT
Kell’s Legend – Andy Remic

VOYAGER
Rides a Dread Legion – Raymond E Feist
The Dragon Keeper – Robin Hobb
The Silver Mage – Katharine Kerr
The Rise of the Iron Moon – Stephen Hunt
Tyrant’s Blood – Fiona McIntosh

ABADDON
Night’s Haunting – Matthew Sprange
Crucible of the Dragon God – Mike Wild

SOLARIS
The Lord of Silence – Mark Chadbourn
The Laurentine Spy – Emily Gee
Archwizard – Ed Greenwood
Dark Haven – Gail Z. Martin
Dragonseed – James Maxey
Irons in the Fire – Juliet E. McKenna

THE BLACK LIBRARY
Empire – Graham McNeill
Shamanslayer – Nathan Long
Reiksguard – Richard Williams

GOLLANCZ
Chronicles of the Xandim – Maggie Furey
White Star – Beth Vaughan
The Adamantine Palace – Stephen Deas
Best Served Cold – Joe Abercrombie
Retribution Falls – Chris Wooding
Destroyer of Worlds – Mark Chadbourn
Fire – Kristin Cashore
The Rats and the Ruling Sea – Robert V.S. Redick
The Cardinals’ Blades by Pierre Pevel

SPECTRA
The Island – Tim Lebbon
Shadow Magic – Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

DEL REY
Pretender’s Crown – C.E. Murphy
Kings and Assassins – Lane Robins

TOR (UK)
Nights of Villajamur – Mark Charan Newton
Blood of the Mantis – Adrian Tchaikovsky
God of Clocks – Alan Campbell
Heart’s Blood – Juliet Marillier

TOR (US)
Bones of the Dragon – Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Lamentation – Ken Scholes
Canticle – Ken Scholes
Imager – L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Imager’s Challenge – L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Dame – R. A. Salvatore
Green – Jay Lake
The Phoenix Transformed – Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
Chaosbound – David Farland
Servant of a Dark God – John Brown
Warbreaker – Brandon Sanderson
The Gathering Storm – Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
By the Mountain Bound – Elizabeth Bear

TRANSWORLD
The Other Lands – David Anthony Durham
Dust of Dreams – Steve Erikson

ORBIT
The Judging Eye – R. Scott Bakker
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart – Jesse Bullington
Magician’s Apprentice – Trudi Canavan
The Prodigal Mage – Karen Miller
The Drowning City – Amanda Downum
The Edge of the World – Kevin J. Anderson
The Dwarves – Markus Heitz
Best Served Cold – Joe Abercrombie (joint Nomination Orbit US & Gollancz in UK)

GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Naamah’s Kiss – Jacqueline Carey

The Morningstar Award Nominees:
Best Newcomer / Debut of 2009

PYR
Blood of Ambrose – James Enge
Midwinter – Matthew Sturges

GOLLANCZ
The Adamantine Palace – Stephen Deas
The Cardinals’ Blades – Pierre Pevel

TOR (US)
Servant of a Dark God – John Brown
Lamentation – Ken Scholes

ORBIT
The Dwarves – Markus Heitz
The Drowning City – Amanda Downum
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart – Jesse Bullington

The Ravenheart Award Nominees:
Best Fantasy Book Jacket Artist

PYR
DOMINIC HARMAN, for the cover of Blood of Ambrose by James Enge
CHRIS MCGRATH, for the cover of Midwinter by Matthew Sturges’
TODD LOCKWOOD, for the cover of The Twilight Herald by Tom Lloyd

VOYAGER
DOMINIC FORBES for Illustration and Art Direction, for the cover of ‘Rides a Dread Legion’ by Raymond Fiest
JACKIE MORRIS for Illustration, and Dominic Forbes for Art Direction, for the cover of ‘The Dragon Keeper’ by Robin Hobb
GEOFF TAYLOR for Illustration, and Dominic Forbes for Art Direction, for the cover of ‘The Silver Mage’ by Katherine Kerr
MAX SCHINDLER for Illustration and Lee Motley for Art Direction, for the cover of ‘The Rise of the Iron Moon’ by Stephen Hunt
NICK SHAH for Illustration and Art Direction, for the cover of ‘Tyrants Blood’ by Fiona McIntosh

ABADDON
GREG STAPLES for the cover of Night’s Haunting by Matthew Sprange
MARK HARRISON for the cover of Crucible of the Dragon God by Mike Wild

SOLARIS
JOHN PICACIO for the cover of The Lord of Silence by Mark Chadbourn
LARRY ROSTANT for the cover of The Laurentine Spy by Emily Gee
JON SULLIVAN for the cover of Archwizard by Ed Greenwood
MICHAEL KORMARCK for the cover of Dark Haven by Gail Z. Martin
MICHAEL KORMARCK for the cover of Dragonseed by James Maxey
DAVID PALUMBO for the cover of Irons in the Fire by Juliet E. McKenna

THE BLACK LIBRARY
JON SULLIVAN for the cover of Empire by Graham McNeill
CLINT LANGLEY for the cover of Reiksguard by Richard Williams,
CLINT LANGLEY for the cover of Iron Company by Chris Wraight,
CLINT LANGLEY for the cover of The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade Volume Two, by Dan Abnett

GOLLANCZ
DOMINIC HARMAN for Illustration, and Sidonie Beresford-Browne for Art Direction, for The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas
DIDIER GRAFFET (sword) and DAVE SENIOR (mapwork) for Illustration, and LAURA BRETT for Art Direction, for Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
STEPHAN MARTINIERE For Illustration, and NICK MAY for Art Direction, for Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
LARRY ROSTANT for Illustration, and LOULOU CLARKE for Art Direction, for Fire by Kristin Cashore
JON SULLIVAN for Illustration, and SUE MICHNIEWICZ for Art Direction, for The Cardinals’ Blades by Pierre Pevel
LARRY ROSTANT for Illustration, and LOULOU CLARKE for Art Direction, for Graceling by Kristin Cashore
GHOST for Cover Design, for Heritage of the Xandim by Maggie Furey
KEEVIL DESIGN for Cover Design, for White Star by Beth Vaughan
SUE MICHNIEWICZ for Cover Design, for Destroyer of Worlds by Mark Chadbourn
EDWARD MILLER for Illustration, and NICK MAY for Art Direction, for The Rats and the Ruling Sea by Robert V.S. Redick
SAM GREEN for Illustration, and JAMES JONES for Art Direction, for The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
SAM GREEN for Illustration, and JAMES JONES for Art Direction, The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
CHRIS MCGRATH for Illustration, and LAURA BRETT for Art Direction, for The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (reissue)
RICH CARR for Cover Design, for Orcs Bad Blood 2 by Stan Nicholls
LARRY ROSTANT for Illustration, and LAURA BRETT for Art Direction, for The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan

TOR (UK)
DOMINIC HARMAN For the cover of God Of Clocks
JON SULLIVAN For the cover of Dragonfly Falling
JON SULLIVAN For the cover of Blood of the Mantis

TOR (US)
MICHEAL KORMACK for the cover ofBones of the Dragon
DANIEL DOS SANTOS for the cover of Green

ORBIT (UK & US)
Lee Gibbons for the cover of Furies of Calderon
Lee Gibbons for the cover of The Edge of the World
Bob Lee for the cover of The Dwarves
Larry Rostant for the cover of The Drowning City
Istvan Orosz for the cover of The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart

So, how do you vote? Well, you don’t even have to be a member! When you visit the site, hover your mouse icon over the Award name you would like to consider voting in, and a page will come up that will let you make your vote. 🙂

But I totally reccomend becoming a member! Not only are there over 1000 memvers to chat with and share thoughts with about the nominated books and Fantasy in general, but many of the nominated authors are also members of the site. 🙂 No stalking, though, please! 😉

The David Gemmell Legend award was created to recognize the novels (and now, illustrators and artists) who best signify the what David Gemmell meant, and still means, to Fantasy, and as such, is an Award that readers and fans of Fantasy can vote for – there are no judges here that decide for you what is the best. YOU DECIDE. 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Head over, become a member, and cast your vote!

The Polls will close on the 31st of March, so there’s still plenty of time to vote, and then a Short List will be made available to VOTE ON AGAIN, after which the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in the Magic Circle Headquarters in June 2010. You can even buy tickets to attend the award ceremony, how awesome is that?! 🙂

You’re armed with the info you need, so go ahead and check out the site. There are a host of incredible titles to vote on, so make your choices and vote. 🙂

Be EPIC!

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Posted by on January 13, 2010 in Announcements

 

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4 responses to “The David Gemmell Legend Award 2009 Nominees

  1. edifanob

    January 13, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Dave,

    I posted regularly about the DGLA in my Roundup.
    I has been kind to post all the nominees. But there is also another way to have a look at the nominated books. Don’t get me wrong.I don’t want to udermine your post.

    For the Legend Award Nominees click here.
    For the Morningstar Award Nominees click >a href=”http://gemmellaward.ning.com/page/morningstar-1″>here.
    For the Ravenheart Award Nominees click here.

     
    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      January 14, 2010 at 4:45 am

      Hey Edi, thanks for the comment. 🙂 You’re not undermining the post at all, don’t worry about that. 🙂 I’ve put in links to those pages, too. 🙂

       
  2. jackie

    January 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Plum vodka and a look at the list. I was so lucky to be asked to work on Robin Hobb’s covers in the uk. Amazing coincidence was that when I was emailed by the editor she said she had some fantasy novels that they were re packaging, and would I be interested. I was reading the Liveships, swept away by them really, and said only if they were by Robin Hobb. Wonderful piece of serendipity. Dragon’s Haven is even better than Dragon Keeper, the book that is, not the cover. She is such a star of a writer.

     
    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      January 14, 2010 at 4:47 am

      Serendipity indeed! 🙂 And plum vodka sounds dangerously good! 😉 Thanks for commenting on the post, Jackie, and congratulations on your nomination! Let’s hold thumbs that you make it onto the shortlist! 🙂

       

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