Elspeth Cooper

Purveyor of fine fantasy adventures

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The Gemmell Awards

Gemmell Awards trophies

The Gemmell Awards trophies. Photo: Sandy Auden

On Friday 15th June, I ventured down to London for the David Gemmell Legend Awards at The Magic Circle. I’d booked a smart hotel, had a new frock to wear and was quite looking forward to the whole thing. It’s not often I get to dress up and go out to play.

The evening started well: I was ready on time, wafted through the hotel reception and got the concierge to hail me a cab. I felt very glamorous in my long dress and floaty wrap but it all came unstuck somewhat when the cab arrived. As I got in, my knee decided it didn’t want to play anymore and folded under me, leading to a very inelegant heap of author, walking stick and handbag on the floor of the taxi. Ho-hum.

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Award nominations are like buses…

…you wait ages, and then two come along at once!

DGLA Morningstar trophyAs you may or may not know, Songs of the Earth is shortlisted for the David Gemmell Morningstar award for best fantasy debut. Final round voting is now open, if you feel so inclined. Not that I’m hinting, or anything.

Then at the weekend, I got an email to tell me that Songs is also shortlisted for the Compton Crook Award, awarded by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and presented at Balticon on Memorial Day weekend.

Maybe I should have got my passport updated into my married name after all – just in case, like.

 

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