Scribe Awards Nominees

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by Pete Richmond

A slightly lesser known award, The Scribe awards recognise the world of “media tie-in” writing. While this field suffers from a lack of the prestige that the pure Science Fiction and Fantasy fields enjoy there is some excellent work in the area and the Scribe awards work to highlight this fact.

If you believe, and you won’t be alone, that most tie-ins are a cynical cash-in on a movie (or game’s) success then I honestly wouldn’t argue with you. However, despite this fact, there are some wonderful writers working in the field and I’d urge you to take the time to read some of the below works. Continue reading

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David Gemmell’s Full Collection Coming to Audio

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by Pete Richmond

Gollancz have just announced that the world audio rights for David Gemmell’s complete works have been acquired, jointly, by Orion Audio and Hachette Audio.

Gemmell is an outstanding figure in British Fantasy, his first work, Legend, being published back in 1984. He continued to enjoy success with his Drenai series, of which Legend is the first installment, up until 2004 with his final release of the series.  Continue reading

The Latest Novel in The Witcher Series Gets English Release

The Polish Cover of Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski, Sezon Burz
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by Pete Richmond

The Polish Cover of Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski, Sezon BurzAndrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series of novels has been an absolute phenomenon in the SFF publishing world.

Following monster hunters, known as Witchers, the original short story of “The Witcher” was published all the way back in 1986, winning third place in a competition for Fantastyka.

What followed was a series of short stories set in the world of the Witchers, eventually collected into two anthologies, and then a pentalogy of novels known as The Saga. The series of novels was released in the original Polish between 1994 and 1999, but not picked up for English release until much later, with the first English edition coming in 2008. Continue reading

Locus Awards Announces 2017 Finalists

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by Pete Richmond

The Locus Awards, awarded by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, have recognised some of the biggest names in the business.

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Past winners include Le Guin, Gaiman and Asimov, among a whole of other household names. The awards cover all the major categories with the standard speculative fiction award staples of Best Science Fiction Novel and Best Fantasy Novel the most prestigious, but also cover all aspects of SFF literature. An example of this is the most decorated winner of the whole Locus award history is Gardner Dozois, with an astounding 35 Locus Award wins, all of them in editing categories. Continue reading