And the Award Goes to… #2 (some further suggestions)



OK, I’m going to pick up where I left off last time, so if you’re unfamiliar with this string of posts, please click here to catch up 🙂

You’ve made some wonderful suggestions, and so I thought I’d propose nominations to a few of the categories that have been put forward…

Enjoy! And, as always, feel free to chip in with your own ideas in the comments section…



Best AI Character

Miss Hadaly – in Tomorrow’s Eve by J.M. Villiers de l’Isle-Adam

The Minds – in the Culture series by Iain M. Banks

Major Motoko Kusanagi’s ghost – in Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow

HAL – in 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke


Best Animal Character

Fiver the Rabbit – in Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Cat in the Hat – in The Cat in the Hat  by Dr Seuss

Pantalaimon the Dæmon – in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

Iorek Byrnison the Panserbjørn (Armoured Ice Bear) – also in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

Character We All Secretly Would Like To Be

The Wart, in T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone (nomination by Jon that I completely agree with!)

Hermione Granger – in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Lucy Pevensie – in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis

Alice – in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


Most Unexpected Plot Twist

The beheading of Ned Stark – in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The capture and turning of Winston Smith – in 1984 by George Orwell

The death of Albus Dumbledore – in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

The death of Emma Morley – One Day by David Nicholls

The revelation that Mad-Eye Moody is, in fact, Barty Crouch Jnr., disguised by Polyjuice Potion – in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling


Most Frustrating Ending

A countdown that never reaches its climax (at the time, I didn’t know more books were coming!) – in Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

A writer who gave up on a wonderful series due to fan pressure. Such a shame. – The Dark Tower by Stephen King

What utter nonsense! – Breaking Dawn (well, actually, all of them, but my sister promised me a war in this book I just didn’t get! Grrrr…) by Stephanie Meyer

You’re left waiting for an ending that never comes. – in The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon


Best Couple

Alobar and Kudra – in Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy – in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark – in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins


Best Book-to-Film Adaptation

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson – originally The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Bladerunner, directed by Ridley Scott – originally Can Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

The Godfather trilogy directed by Frank Coppola – originally The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Requiem for a Dream directed by Darren Aronofsky – originally Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jnr.

Stand By Me directed by Rob Reiner – originally ‘The Body’ by Stephen King


Most Epic Death

Robb Stark, Talisa Stark, Catelyn Stark, Grey Wind, and various banner-men, during the ‘Red Wedding’ – in A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

Gandalf the Grey – in The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Cecilia – in The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides


Best Fictional Technology

The ‘Stone’, the ‘Axis City’, just… everything – in Eon by Greg Bear

The everlasting goods introduced by the aliens, such as the ‘Forever-Car’ – in Ring Around the Sun by Clifford D. Simak

The ‘Point of View’ gun, the ‘Infinite Improbability Drive’, the ‘Babelfish’… again, pretty much everything – in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The ‘Intercision’ device – in Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Which other awards, or nominations, do you think should be included?
Let me know in the comments box below! 🙂




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