So King of Thorns was listed late for the Legend Award & my Gemmell Award Interview is being posted on the site after voting closes...
I thought it deserved an airing before then so my eloquent and comprehensive replies get a chance to sway those last few floating voters.
1) Tell us a little about your nominated title, King of Thorns.
It’s a gamble on readers’ intelligence that seems to have paid off.
Shouldn’t the question be why so many other people keep writing the same thing over and again?
Short interview answers.
Well I’ve not read any of the people on this year’s shortlist, or last year’s come to think of it, so I can’t say whether it shows how strong the genre is right now or not. In the last few years I’ve enjoyed George Martin, Robin Hobb, Peter V. Brett, Myke Cole, Courtney Schafer, Teresa R. Frohock, Daniel Polansky
Honestly? I just want a big axe. My wife would give me hell if I bought one, but if I won it... problem solved!
Also I have been a big Gemmell fan for many years and it would be an honour to win something set up in his memory.
Oh, and to scupper the dastardly Weeks' scheme to gather up the US vote in a big bag of patriotic fervor, I should note that I'm American and have been for considerably longer than Mr Weeks!