DRAGON CON's Inaugural DRAGON AWARDS Nominees

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Dragon Con has announced the nominees for its inaugural Dragon Awards, covering prose novels, comic books, film, television, and games.

The winners are scheduled to be announced during Dragon Con, which takes place September 2 to September 5.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Agent of the Imperium by Marc Miller
  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  • Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Life Engineered by J-F Dubeau
  • Raising Caine by Charles E. Gannon
  • Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwitheriing Realm by John C. Wright

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)

  • Asteroid Made of Dragons by G. Derek Adams
  • Blood Hound by James Osiris Baldwin
  • Changeling’s Island by Dave Freer
  • The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • Grave Measures by R.R. Virdi
  • Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

  • Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Changeling’s Island by Dave Freer
  • The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley
  • Trix and the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis
  • Updraft by Fran Wilde

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

  • Allies and Enemies: Fallen by Amy J. Murphy
  • Blood in the Water by Taylor Anderson
  • Chains of Command by Marko Kloos
  • The End of All Things by John Scalzi
  • Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber
  • The Price of Valo rby Django Wexler
  • Wrath of an Angry God: A Military Space Opera by Gibson Michaels

Best Alternate History Novel

  • 1635: A Parcel of Rogues by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis
  • 1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt
  • Bombs Away: The Hot War by Harry Turtledove
  • Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry
  • Germanica by Robert Conroy
  • League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

Best Apocalyptic Novel

  • Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine
  • Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole
  • Dark Age by Felix O. Hartmann
  • The Desert and the Blade by S.M. Stirling
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • A Time to Die by Mark Wandrey

Best Horror Novel

  • Alice by Christina Henry
  • Chapelwood by Cherie Priest
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
  • Honor at Stake by Declan Finn
  • An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel
  • Souldancer by Brian Niemeier

Best Comic Book

  • Astro City– Vertigo
  • Saga – Image
  • Civil War II – Marvel
  • Daredevil –Marvel
  • DC Universe: Rebirth – DC
  • Ms. Marvel – Marvel
  • Providence – Avatar

Best Graphic Novel

  • Chicago by Glenn Head
  • Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
  • March: Book Two by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin
  • Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
  • The Sandman:Overture by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III
  • Virgil by Steve Orlando and J.D. Faith

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

  • Daredevil– Netflix
  • Doctor Who– BBC
  • The Expanse– Syfy
  • The Flash– CW
  • Game of Thrones– HBO
  • Jessica Jones– Netflix
  • Outlander– Starz

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

  • Ant-Man, dir. Peyton Reed
  • Captain America: Civil War, dir. Joe and Anthony Russo
  • Crimson Peak, dir. Guillermo del Toro
  • Deadpool, dir. Tim Miller
  • The Martian, dir. Ridley Scott
  • Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, dir. J.J. Abrams

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

  • Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios
  • Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks
  • Metal Gear Solid V by Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment
  • Undertale by Toby Fox
  • XCOM 2 by 2k Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game

  • Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks
  • Hyper Burner by Patrick Cook
  • PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist by Outerminds Inc.
  • Quaser One by Emre Taskin
  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes by Electronic Arts

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game

  • Blood Rage by Cool Mini or Not
  • Codenames by Vlaada Chvatil
  • Pandemic: Legacy by ZMan Games
  • Monopoly: CTHULHU by USAopoly
  • Star Wars: Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Talon by GMT Games

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

  • Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition) by Chaosium Inc.
  • Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls by Flying Buffalo
  • Magic the Gathering: Battle of Zendikar by Wizards of the Coast
  • Magic the Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad by Wizards of the Coast
  • Mouse Guard (2nd Edition) by David Petersen & Luke Crane
  • Star Wars: Armada by Fantasy Flight Games
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