Reminder: vote for Hobb at Gemmell Legend Awards
27 Mar, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, Internet
The Dragon Keeper is listed for the David Gemmell Legend Award. Voting on the longlist closes on March 31st, so act soon if you want to vote! Jackie Morris‘ cover art for the Dragon Keeper is nominated for the Ravenheart award as well.
Voting for the Legend Award is here. Voting for the Ravenheart Award is here. (The link doesn’t seem to work on all browsers, in that case go here, hover over the word “Ravenheart” in the navigation and click “vote!”).
No registration is required to vote. Voting is open to all and the top 5 novels will form a shortlist. The second round of voting between the 5 finalists opens in April.
Fight for the Dragon Keepers!
17 Mar, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, Internet
BSCreview is holding it’s annual Book Tournament for the fourth time and Robin Hobb’s The Dragon Keeper is included.
Read the rules of Best 2009 Release Tournament, register at the forum and get ready to defend Thymara & co against other competitors. The first round is against “Red Claw” by Philip Palmer and will be fought here.
Voting will begin the morning of 18th of March (that’s tomorrow!) and end around 8:00 PM EST on the 19th. The winner will then move on to the next round starting the morning of 20th. So there’s not much time! (Here’s a time zone converter to help you. Convert EST North America to your own time.)
//Edit. The Dragon Keeper won the first round and is now on round two against “The Red Tree” by Caitlin R. Kiernan. You can cast your vote here before 8:00 PM EST on 25th of March.
Warriors out today, incl Robin Hobb’s The Triumph
15 Mar, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, US
The cross-genre anthology Warriors that includes the Robin Hobb story The Triumph is available today from Tor Books. The Triumph is about two Romans captured by the Carthaginians during the First Punic War and according to Robin was inspired by a recorded historical event. Suvudu recently posted a really good review of this story as well as a short Q&A with Robin, you can find it here.
Warriors contains 20 brand new stories from authors such as Tad Williams, Peter S. Beagle, Naomi Novik, Diana Gabaldon, George R. R. Martin and many others. It was edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
You can buy Warriors from amazon.com or from the Book Depository (they ship free worldwide).
Come discuss Dragon Haven
13 Mar, 2010 filed under: Site updates, Robin Hobb
Have you read Dragon Haven already? Eager to debate on the fate of the dragons and their keepers and what it all means? Hop over to the forums and join the talk!
If you don’t have a copy yet, you can buy one through our affiliate links: Dragon Haven hardback at amazon.co.uk or at bookdepository.co.uk.
Two new Robin Hobb interviews
9 Mar, 2010 filed under: Robin Hobb, US
Robin did a live interview with Vicki St. Clair on March 1st. The podcast for the episode is now available. You can listen to it either by clicking on the embedded player here or you can download the podcast episode from the RSS feed here (it’s the episode titled “Conversations with Three Pacific Northwest Authors”). The part with Robin’s interview starts around 21 minutes. They talk about the basic plot of Dragon Keeper among other things, but no big spoilers.
Suvudu has a really nice review of Robin’s upcoming short story The Triumph along with a few very good questions about the real historical background for this story, as well as writing short stories and for anthologies. No spoilers! The Triumph is part of an anthology called Warriors to be released March 16th. You can buy Warriors from amazon.com or from the Book Depository.