Good things always happen on Friday the 17th. This year, the exciting news that Brandon Sanderson won the David Gemmell Award for Best Fantasy Novel of 2010. There was some stiff competition, not only Brandon himself for his Wheel of Time collaboration The Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, but The Desert Spear by fellow JABberwocky client Peter V. Brett and three other great fantasies. The Gemmell Award is relatively new, but with some 3000 voters this year, it is already the top fantasy award for reader participation, making the victory all the more special. Published by Tor in the US and by Gollancz in the UK, where the Gemmell Award is based, The Way of Kings is the first volume in Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. It was #7 on the NY Times hardcover fiction list, #25 on the NY Times mass market list, and was named one of the best fantasies of 2010 by Fantasy Faction, Ranting Dragon, SFF World and GoodReaders. Our heartiest congratulations to Brandon. As the Stormlight Archive is fully revealed in coming years, we’re sure we’ll be congratulating on lots more great news.
Sanderson’s Way of Kings Wins Gemmell Award