Tuesday, 6 January 2015

The Stabbies - reddit r/fantasy awards 2014

It's all about the Stabby. The award handed out by r/fantasy in many categories, including Best Book, Best Debut, and Best Self-Published Book. 

Check out the official results and the nominations

The book results 
(unofficial rankings - the ordering can vary with time and these were gathered a short while after the official time)

Best Fantasy 2014

Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
Prince of Fools - Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ..... eeeeeeeeee ...eeee!

The Broken Eye - Brent Weeks
The Crimson Campaign - Brian McClellan
Skin Game - Jim Butcher

Best Fantasy Debut 2014

The Emperor's Blades - Brian Staveley
Red Rising - Pierce Brown
Damoren - Seth Skorkowsky
Nameless - Mercedes Yardley
Clockwork Dagger - Beth Cato

Best Self-pulished Fantasy 2014
Ten Thousand Devils - S.A. Hunt
Fae - The Wild Hunt - Graham Austin-King
Construct - Luke Matthews
The Shadows of What Was Lost - James Islington
(3-way tie for 5th place:)
The Way Into Chaos - Harry Connolly
Clarity - Christopher Kellen
Pennsylvania - Michael Bunker

Congratulations to all!
Many thanks to everyone ... except... y'know, those guys who didn't vote for me, and I promise to wield my Stabby (see below) with reckless disregard for health and safety regulations.

See the results of the 2013 Award and the 2012 Award.

Reddit r/fantasy has 69,000 members (up from 45,000 last year and 25,000 the year before) and is the most active fantasy forum on the internet. Well worth checking out - though the interface is a steep learning curve at first.


But wait! There's more. I won a Stabby this year too!

... it's not for best book ... and I'm sharing it with Potterhead42 ... but I have (half of)(hopefully the pointy end) the Stabby for r/Fantasy Community Achievement Award!

I like to think I earned it through my general tact throughout the year as I poured oil on various troubled waters and promoted harmony.


  1. Congrats, but I am not surprised.
    Reading The Prince of Fools now (finally got around to reading The Broken Empire!) and I can see why, can't wait to read the Prince of Fools after this one!