The first annual Dragon Awards, each a unique handblown glass sculpture. (photo by Matthew Bowman, used by permission)
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Dragon*Con 2016: Dragon Award Winners Announced


The inaugural Dragon Awards ceremony was held at Dragon*Con in Atlanta today, and the winners have just been announced.

DragonAward-530x310The presentation was held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The award itself is blown glass, with a representation of fire inside a transparent teardrop. The fire represents the passion of creating art and influencing others. According to Dragon*Con’s web site, the Dragon Award is the “essence of the Dragon, its fire, suspended perpetually as a reminder of their contributions.”

Thousands of fans registered for nomination and voting ballots. Only one nomination is allowed in each category, as it is a “best of” choice, and the nominations are gathered to determine the final ballot, on which everyone again votes in order to choose a winner.

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The Dragon Awards, each hand-blown glass sculptures. (photo: Matthew Bowman, - used by permission)
The Dragon Awards, each hand-blown glass sculptures. (photo: Matthew Bowman, – used by permission)

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

Information on next year’s nominations will be available on the Dragon Award web site in October.



Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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