FYI -- a new Fantasy award has been created in memory of David Gemmell -- it's the:
At their very cool website they say:
The DGLA will be presented for the very first time in 2009 for the best Fantasy novel of 2008. The award will be given to a work written in the 'spirit' of the late, great David Gemmell, a true Master of Heroic Fantasy.
And, we want YOU - the readers who love the genre to VOTE to decide who makes the Short-list!
Yes, that's right...you can vote for your favourites of 08. There is a huge list you have to click through to see, so if you are a fantasy aficionado you will have fun over there.