Inaugural Dragon Award Winners Announced

Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Dragon Awards.  I won’t do a long post on the awards.  Mainly because I still don’t have internet at home post-Hermine and would prefer to spend my precious bar-with-wifi time otherwise.  But partly because (1) I haven’t read many of the winners (although I want to read almost all of them), (2) I’m not a gamer, so I can’t comment intelligently on those categories, and (3) it’s tough to comment in a meta-sense without statistics (I’ve been told these will be released next month).  The winners skew Pup-heavy.  This may reflect a real preference among readers for those works.  Or it may reflect heavy motivation to participate by the Puppies after being rejected by Hugos voters.  Time will tell, but even if it’s the latter, that may not matter as the Dragon Awards grow in stature.  They will, I suspect, pass the Hugos in luster.  But at this point, that isn’t saying much.  Much more interesting will be whether they can match what the Hugos used to be.

Pic of the beautiful award from the DragonCon website

Pic of the beautiful award from the DragonCon website

A few quick comments.  I am a big fan of The Fifth Season (although I didn’t put it first on my Hugo ballot), but Ctrl Alt Revolt! really is even better.  It’s interesting to see that this year’s Hugo Award winner for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form and last year’s Hugo Award winner for Best Graphic Story both picked up (well deserved) Dragon Awards (you can find my review of The Martin here, and my reviews of Ms. Marvel here, here, here, and here).  This may suggest that the mainstream really does like Puppies or it may suggest that the Puppies really were influential at the Hugos.

While Strider cowered from the storm, other Puppies were getting ready to roar

While Strider cowered from the storm, other Puppies were getting ready to roar

The full list of winners:

 

Best Science Fiction Novel

Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm by John C. Wright

 

Best Fantasy Novel

Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

 

Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel

The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett

 

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber

 

Best Alternate History Novel

League of Dragons by Naomi Novak

 

Best Apocalyptic Novel

Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole

 

Best Horror Novel

Souldancer by Brian Niemeier

 

Best Comic Book

Ms. Marvel

 

Best Graphic Novel

The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

Game of Thrones – HBO

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

The Martian

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC/Console Game

Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks

 

Best Science Fiction of Fantasy Mobile Game

Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks

 

Best Science Fiction of Fantasy Board Game

Pandemic: Legacy by ZMan Games

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures/Collectible Card/Role Playing Game

Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th edition) by Chaosium Inc.

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