Reddit Stabby Awards Are In!

Along with the Goodreads Choice Awards, Reddit /r/fantasy stabby awards is one of the most prestigious awards in my book. I don’t care for the Hugos, Nebulas and other such awards anymore, due to the political drama and clique intrigue stuff. I love reading such things in fantasy books, but seeing them in real life, especially when it comes to genre awards, leaves a sour taste in my mouth and hives on my skin.

Goodreads Choice Awards and Stabby Awards have zero drama, zero politics, no one pushing any agendas. They are both awarded by the people, the actual readers, the ordinary citizen on the street (I ‘m a voter too!)

2015 Stabbies went to great books and authors as usual. Brandon Sanderson killed it as expected, I can’t wait to read his books this year. Second and third places also feature some awesome stuff and I highly recommend checking out the top 5 winners in each category. I read some of them and 100% recommend. I haven’t read any of the winners but planning to.

Congrats to all the winners, keep up the good work!

Here go the top 5 winners in book categories:

Best Fantasy 2015

1. Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5)- Brandon Sanderson
2. The Liar’s Key (Red Queen’s War #2) – Mark Lawrence (my review here)
3. Fool’s Quest (The Fitz and The Fool #2)- Robin Hobb
4. The Autumn Republic (The Powder Mage #3) – Brian McClellan
5. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) – N.K Jemisin

Best Fantasy Debut 2015

1. The Traitor Baru Cormorant – Seth Dickinson
2. The Grace Of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) – Ken Liu
3. Beyond Redemption – Michael R Fletcher (my review here)
4. The Vagrant – Peter Newman
5. The Library At Mount Char – Scott Hawkins

Best Self-published / Independent Fantasy 2015

1. The Labyrinth of Flame (Shattered Sigil #3) – Courtney Schafer
2. Forging Divinity – Andrew Rowe
3. Fae – The Sins of the Wyrde (The Riven Wyrde Saga #3)- Graham Austin-King (review coming soon, see the reviews of book 1 and book 2)
4. Bloodrush (The Scarlet Star Trilogy #1) – Ben Galley
5. Malus Domestica – S.A Hunt

Winners of other categories:

Best Anthology/Collection/Periodical

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

Best Short Fiction

Perfect State – Brandon Sanderson