Please take a moment to vote!

Gollancz is delighted to share some news about award nominations!

70,000 people voted to put together a fantastic shortlist for the David Gemmell Legend awards this year and now it’s up to all of YOU to choose the best of the lot in time for the glittering awards ceremony on Friday the 13th June.

We are really thrilled to have one of our titles featured in every category this year – and our nominated books and authors are:

Bestselling novel The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch is nominated as best novel. You can vote for any title on the shortlist here.

Our star debut of 2013 The Path of Anger by Antoine Rouaud, translated by Tom Clegg, is nominated as best debut. You can vote for any title on the shortlist here.

And the superb artwork for The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, created by the talented Benjamin Carre, is nominated as best artwork of the year. You can vote for any of the artwork on the shortlist here.

Please take a moment to vote!

The full nominations are as follows, and we are pleased to congratulate all of the nominees and wish everyone luck!

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For Best Novel of 2013
Peter V Brett – The Daylight War – Harper Collins UK
Mark Lawrence – Emperor of Thorns – Harper Collins UK
Scott Lynch – The Republic of Thieves – Gollancz
Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson – A Memory of Light – Orbit
Adrian Tchaikovsky – War Master’s Gate – Tor UK

For Best Debut Novel of 2013
Mark T. Barnes – The Garden of Stones – 47 North
David Guymer – Headtaker – Black Library
Brian McClellan – Promise of Blood – Orbit
Antoine Rouaud – The Path of Anger – Gollancz
Luke Scull – The Grim Company – Head of Zeus

For Best Artwork of 2013
Benjamin Carre – The Republic of Thieves – Gollancz
Jason Chan – Emperor of Thorns – Harper Collins UK
Cheol Joo Lee – Skarsnik – Black Library
Gene Mollica and Michael Frost – Promise of Blood – Orbit
Rhett Podorsoo – She Who Waits – Hodder


Gillian Redfearn is the Deputy Publishing Director. She joined the team in 2004 and isn't sure she's left the office since. She loves travel, challenges and good fantasy novels, hates being bored and is largely ambivalent about chocolate. When not working in the Gollancz Dungeons she reads, practises archery, knits, conducts a never-ending war against her garden and doesn't spend enough time in the gym . . . You can follow her on twitter: GillianRedfearn
  • Kev McVeigh

    Well i guess I won’t be doing a Gemmells blog post over on SF Gateway about the women on the shortlist like I did for the Nebulas recently.

  • Eric Gallant

    Best Novel…Republic of Thieves
    Best Debut…Promise of Blood
    Best Artwork… Promise of Blood