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    Gemmell Award Shortlist announced.

    Here: http://www.sffworld.com/2014/04/news...014-announced/

    Discussion time: what do you think?

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    I really hope Mark T. Barnes will get the Morningstar Award. I loved his debut and am now almost through the second book. Can't wait for the third (should be coming out in may).

    Can't say much about the Legend Award. I never could get into Brett's story (tried to read the first book) and Lynch also never succeeded in capturing me with his writing. So i guess those two are overhyped for my taste. Never tried Lawrence as he writes his books in first person narrative and i just can't connect with that. I guess my vote would go to Jordan/Sanderson (but only because i have fond memories of the beginning of the WoT...after book 6 it got worse with every following volume...stopped after book 10).

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    I'm not impressed by the Legend award candidates.

    As for the Morningstar...

    The Path of Anger won't be out here until mid-August, so I can't comment on that. Headtaker might be good, but I know nothing of Warhammer books.

    I have read The Grim Company, Promise of Blood, and The Garden of Stones, and the latter is clearly the best imho. For that reason I'm a bit surprised it's on the list at all, and I'm sure that it has no chance of winning.

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    It seems a reasonable list: at least they are books I recognize and that people are talking about. I'm not very up to date in my reading, so I can't really give an opinion beyond that. I have read Emperor of Thorns (I enjoyed it and admired its originality, even if I did not love it unreservedly). I have read the two previous Scott Lynch books and enjoyed them (although I loved the first more than the second), but I haven't read this one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farseer2 View Post
    It seems a reasonable list: at least they are books I recognize and that people are talking about. I'm not very up to date in my reading, so I can't really give an opinion beyond that. I have read Emperor of Thorns (I enjoyed it and admired its originality, even if I did not love it unreservedly). I have read the two previous Scott Lynch books and enjoyed them (although I loved the first more than the second), but I haven't read this one yet.
    you stole my post, i see.

    my money's on emperor. though, given the nature of the voting, it could go anywhere. but emperor was a crowning achievement on that series and fully deserves my yeehaw of endorsement. maybe even a double-yeehaw.

    okay, three. but i'm getting old and that's all i can manage.

    i'm not sure how many people will be discussing the books online at the end of the day, though. i think a lot of it's on the bumpy and rather controversial build-up to the night. it's certainly been an exciting year for the snaga.

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