David Gemmell Awards 2013 Shortlist Announced

The 2013 shortlist for the David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy have been revealed. The live announcement was made yesterday at the Nine Worlds Geekfest in London. The winners will be revealed at a live ceremony in London in October.

Legend Award

(Best novel)

Joe Abercrombie: The Red Country (Gollancz)
Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)
Mark Lawrence: King Of Thorns (HarperCollins/Voyager)
Helen Lowe: The Gathering Of The Lost (Orbit)
Brent Weeks: The Blinding Knife (Orbit)

Morningstar Award

(Best debut novel)

Saladin Ahmed: Throne Of The Crescent Moon (Gollancz and DAW)
Miles Cameron: The Red Knight (Gollancz)
John Gwynne: Malice (Pan Macmillan UK)
Aidan Harte: Irenicon (Jo Fletcher Books)
Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)

Ravenheart Award

(Best cover art)

Didier Graffet and Dave Senior, for The Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
Dominic Harman, for Legion Of Shadow by Michael J. Ward (Gollancz)
Clint Langley, for Besieged by Rowenna Cory Daniells (Solaris)
Silas Manhood, for The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks (Orbit)
Colin Thomas, for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Pan Macmillan UK)
Stephen Youll, for The Black Mausoleum by Stephen Deas (Gollancz)

The Gemmell Award organisers encourage you to discuss the nominations on their Facebook page , or on Twitter @GemmellAward.