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Descent by Ken MacLeod

DESCENT Ken MacLeod

Author of 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated Intrusion tells a science fiction story for the twenty-first century – what happens when conspiracy theorists meet Big Brother?
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THE LASCAR’S DAGGERGlenda Larke

The start of a brand new epic fantasy trilogy from the author of the Stormlord series – full of scheming, spying, action and adventure.
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THE HEIR OF NIGHT wins the David Gemmell Morningstar Award!

The first book in the Wall of Night epic fantasy seriesWe’re all absolutely thrilled to announce that Helen Lowe has won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for her brilliant debut fantasy THE HEIR OF NIGHT! (UK | ANZ)

Biggest congratulations go to Helen – we can’t think of anyone who deserves this more. We’re constantly amazed by her hard work and her skillfully plotted fantasy writing, (we just can’t wait for her third novel, DAUGHTER OF BLOOD) and we’re delighted that she’s been recognised in this way.

The win was announced on Friday evening, in a glamorous ceremony held at the Magic Circle Headquarters in London – some photos of the awards ceremony below. Congratulations also go to the other winners on the night: Patrick Rothfuss, who won the Legend Award, and Raymond Swanland, who took home the Ravenheart Award for best cover art.

The Morningstar is awarded to the Best Fantasy Newcomer of the year. Here’s Helen’s announcement on her website, and the acceptance speech that was read out on the night.

Helen Lowe's trophy for Best Fantasy Debut

The award itself! To be posted very carefully to New Zealand today.

Orbit Commissioning Editor Anna Gregson and Editorial Assistant James Long

Orbit’s James Long and Anna Gregson chatting to agent John Berlyne at the awards ceremony

Orbit Commissioning Editor Jenni Hill collects the Morningstar award on behalf of fantasy author Helen Lowe

The award is collected by Orbit on behalf of Helen Lowe. Credit to Stan Nicholls and Sandy Auden for their photos of the ceremony.

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  1. Andy

    June 18, 2012
    at 9:05 pm

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    Awesome result. Loved this book.

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