Dragon Awards

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From the Facebook Page:

We are excited to announce the recipients of the #2018DragonAwards:

Best Science Fiction Novel
Artemis by Andy Weir

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
A Call to Vengeance by David M Weber, Timothy Zahn, and Thomas Pope

Best Alternate History Novel
Uncharted by Kevin J. Anderson, KJA and Sarah A. Hoyt

Best Media Tie-In Novel
Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

Best Horror Novel
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Best Comic Book
Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron and James Harren, Marvel Comics

Best Graphic Novel
Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, and Julius M. Gopez, Dynamite Entertainment

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones, HBO

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
Middle-earth: Shadow of War by Monolith Productions

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery by Jam City

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains by Slugfest Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
Magic: The Gathering Unstable by Wizards of the Coast


I am sure you would all like to join me in congratulating all the winners, and finalists – and especially MGC’s Sarah A. Hoyt on winning the Best Alternate History novel with Kevin J Anderson. Well deserved!

I know just how much effort and research Sarah put into this book, and how little backing it got. Despite that, it’s been a great success, and, obviously, popular with readers. Not some narrow, exclusive little clique of right-thinkers, the self-appointed guardians of what is ‘good’ sf/fantasy, but the group that really counts. The readers.

A Dragon is commendation, a guide to what is popular and enjoyable, a way to grow our genre.



16 thoughts on “Dragon Awards

  1. *Imagines Sarah and Kevin with boxing-gloved-hands held over heads, as grey goo books lay scattered across the mat* Cue the theme to Rocky!

  2. Not only had I heard of most of the books nominated for the Dragons–unlike for the Hugos–I’d read them. So thrilled for Sarah and KJA. Uncharted is an awesome book. I’m anxiously awaiting word on whether or not there will be a sequel by the two of them.

    1. That’s what I’m sayin’. I actually know that Sarah Hoyt is the pen name of a Conservative Mormon male from Utah, with a great rack. And Kevin J. Anderson is some guy that wrote something once. K. Tempest Who? Nora Who?

      Kidding aside, two people whose many books are in my library (from when I used to read) finally got an award. Because they deserve it, and because Lewis and Clark in magical America is fricking genius. What a concept!

    2. > Not only had I heard of most of the books nominated for the Dragons–unlike for the Hugos–I’d read them.

      It is truly liberating to select between multiple good choices, rather than holding your nose and selecting the least horrible among multiple lousy choices.

      Congrats to all!

  3. I’ll take this opportunity to point out that technically, the Hard Magic series is alternate history books. 😛

  4. Dragons are indeed recommendations. Unlike the Hugos the ones I am familiar with make me believe the ones I’m not are worth a gander.

      1. *goes off and writes a story about the men (and women) that hunt down and destroy AIs that are turning sentient beings into slaves*

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