Nominations are here.
So, everybody, the Dragon Awards are here.
Votes FOR NOMINATIONS are due IN A WEEK.
ON JULY 19TH
Please remember that eligible nominees came out AFTER JULY 1, 2021, and up to the end of June 2022.
Very quickly, this is what I, personally, am voting for.
Best Science Fiction Novel
~White Ops, by Declan Finn
It could also be Military SF, but since it's a space opera, it’s genre fluid.
Yes, it’s mine. But honestly? The scifi I’ve read lately has been either too old or too recent.
Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
~Tim Powers’ Stolen Skies (Baen)
The first two books were fun.
Yes, I would prefer Daniel Humphreys’ last Paxton Locke novel, but it’s currently out of print. It’s hard to gin up support for something that’s not on the shelves. Damn it.
Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel
~Sworn to the Light, the Avatar Wizard Book 1, by Denton Salle.
Good God, this was just plain FUN. I do recommend you at least check out the review over here.
Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
~Karl Gallagher, Seize What's Held Dear
Imagine if Honor Harrington were fighting 1984 and not the French Revolution. You'd get this. I don't think I'm exaggerating with how good this is.
I reviewed it over here, please check it out:
Best Alternate History Novel
~The Romanov Rescue, by Tom Kratman, Ezell, Justin Watson
… Just read the review. I think you’ll like it.
Best Media Tie-In Novel
~Timothy Zahn, Star Wars. Thrawn: Lesser Evil
Honestly, I haven’t read this one yet. Then again, I haven’t read any other media tie-in lately either. But Zahn has never been less than awesome.
Best Horror Novel
~Summer Storm, Morgon Newquist
Best Comic Book
~I have nothing.
Do not make a suggestion here.
I mean it. I don’t even want to hear it.
We're not even having that discussion
Best Graphic Novel
~Black Tide Rising, Volume 1 by Chuck Dixon, Brett R. Smith & John Ringo (Baen)
For those of you wondering if it's eligible, I’ve been assured that it's out already.
But it’s Chuck Dixon and John Ringo. And I read the original novel. Chuck would have to work in order for it to be less than awesome.
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series, TV or Internet
Sigh. I know we’re going to need something here, lest we wind up with Book of Boba Fett, but I can’t see it. I will injure myself before voting for Halo. I don’t like what they did to The Witcher. Demon Slayer?
So… Resident Alien?
Sorry, I can’t get ginned up for this one.
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
~Ghostbusters: Afterlife or Spider-Man: No Way Home?
I’ll settle for either. But again, I can’t get excited for either.
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
I’ve been told Pathfinder, Path of the Righteous. But honestly, my enthusiasm is waning by this point.
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
Yeah, I haven’t been interested in a mobile game since Shadow of Mordor. I don’t do board games, or RPGs. I guess I’m just boring that way.
Anyway, please remember to vote. If you could, please share this as well. The Dragons need all the circulation they can get.
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