The David Gemmell Award for Fantasy

From the official website:

The DGLA will be presented for the very first time in 2009 for the best Fantasy novel of 2008. The award will be given to a work written in the 'spirit' of the late, great David Gemmell, a true Master of Heroic Fantasy.

I don't believe I have ever seen such a high number of nominees for an award, but what the heck!?!

To learn more about the award and to vote, click on this link.

7 commentaires:

Rogue Blades Entertainment said...

Unfortunately too many of which (I don't believe I have ever seen such a high number of nominees for an award) aren't (Heroic Fantasy).

Anonymous said...

I voted for The Steel Remains. Regardless of Pat's opinion, it was the best book I read in 2008.

Simeon said...

Erm, did anyone happen to notice that those are only the nomination for the shortlist? Not for the award itself.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Roland, at least someone noticed. :-)

RobB said...


Why should Pat's opinion (or anybody's for that matter) have any bearing on what you felt was the best book you read last year?

ediFanoB said...

I voted last week.
Of course there are a lot of books. And I didn't read them all. But there are books listed which belong to heroic fantasy.
So anyone should find a book to vote for.

And as Roland said, this is the vote for the shortlist.

Unknown said...

With so many nominees, I was disappointed to note the lack of "Return of the Crimson Guard," as it was definitely one of my favourite reads this year, and could (with a spin) fit into the definition of "heroic fantasy."