Saturday, 9 January 2016

The Stabbies - reddit r/fantasy awards 2015

It's all about the Stabby. The voted award handed out each year 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

Best Fantasy 2015

Shadows of Self - Brandon Sanderson

The Liar's Key -  Meeeeeee! (I came 2nd to Sanderson last year too!)

Fool's Quest - Robin Hobb

The Autumn Republic - Brian McClellan

The Fifth Season - N.K Jemisin

Best Fantasy Debut 2015

The Traitor Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson

The Grace Of Kings - Ken Liu

Beyond Redemption - Michael R Fletcher

The Vagrant - Peter Newman

The Library At Mount Char - Scott Hawkins

Best Self-published / Independent Fantasy 2015

Labyrinth of Flame - Courtney Schafer

Forging Divinity - Andrew Rowe

Fae - The Sins of the Wyrde - Graham Austin-King

Bloodrush - Ben Galley

Malus Domestica - S.A Hunt

And, seeing as I had a very late entry dog in the race...

Best Anthology / Collection / Periodical 2015

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues - published by Ragnarok Publications

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George RR Martin

Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire - me!

The Very Best of Kate Elliott - Kate Elliott

Tales of the Black Raven - Seth Skorkowsky

Congratulations to all!

Despite The Liar's Key managing a measly 2nd place behind some Sanderson guy, I did get a surprise compensation in the form of the Stabby for favourite active author on r/fantasy. So HOORAY! Many thanks to everyone ... I promise to stab people responsibly.

See the results of the 2014 Award, 2013 Award and the 2012 Award.

Reddit r/fantasy has 85,000 members (up from 69,000 last year and 45,000 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.


  1. Did you happen to get the Top Five for the Best Anthologies/Collections category? Just curious of the order.

    1. I didn't, but I'm sure if you ask Steve he'll tell you. He's nice like that!