Friday, 4 January 2013

Best of Reddit r/fantasy



Reddit? No, I don't know either. It's big and diverse and has message boards for everything under the sun. Including one (or maybe lots) for fantasy books - namely r/fantasy. That tiny (well ... ok, it has 25,000+ readers, so it's pretty damn big really) corner of reddit I know about. It's a very active forum on all things fantasy filled with robust opinion. They run regular Ask Me Anything sessions with authors and in the past year have had best selling writers such as Pat Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, Jim Butcher, Peter V Brett, Scott Lynch, Lev Grossman, Robin Hobb and the like on to answer members' questions in real-time. This can be a real laugh-riot.

(could't afford Pat Rothfuss' appearance fee so here's his beard's stunt double)

Anyhoo - long story short. Go sign up. It's a fun place to hang out if you're a fantasy geek.

Additionally... they ran  'Best of 2012' polls for best fantasy novel and best fantasy debut. These are the official results as collected by Reddit Fantasy's elquesogrande at the appointed time.


BEST FANTASY NOVEL OF 2012

#1     Brent Weeks - THE BLINDING KNIFE
#2     Jim Butcher - COLD DAYS
#3     Mark Lawrence - KING OF THORNS
#4     Joe Abercrombie - RED COUNTRY  
#5     Anthony Ryan - BLOOD SONG

Other nominees included:

Chuck Wending - BLACKBIRDS
Steven Erickson - FORGE OF DARKNESS
Robert Jackson Bennett - THE TROUPE
Travis Luedke - THE NIGHTLIFE NEW YORK
Richard K Morgan - THE COLD COMMANDS
N.K. Jemisin - THE KILLING MOON


And look what Brent got by way of a trophy!
[edit: the awards are now called 'The Stabbies' and this is 'The Stabby']




BEST FANTASY DEBUT NOVEL

#1     Saladin Ahmed - THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON
#2     Anthony Ryan - BLOOD SONG
#3     Myke Cole - CONTROL POINT
#4     Michael R. Underwood - GEEKOMANCY
#5     Jeff Salyards - SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER

1 comment:

  1. DeleriumTrigger5 January 2013 00:33

    Thanks for posting this, and thanks for being part of the /r/fantasy community! Part of what makes it so awesome is author interaction - there's really nothing like it. The fact I can hop online and have a little conversation with the Mark Lawrence, Peter V Brett, Brandon Sanderson or Joe Abercrombies of the world, people who I respect and admire for their literature that improves my life, is incredible.

    Keep up the amazing writing and please continue to be a part of our little community.

    ReplyDelete