The Dragon Awards List for 2016

August 12 – Note: This is not a site affiliated with DragonCon nor the Dragon Awards.  I have provided it on my blog so that people can see who the finalists for the Dragon Awards are since Dragon Con has only made the list available to people who have registered to vote for them on their web site.    If you have registered, you should receive an email with a specific link to a Survey Monkey poll where you can vote for one item in each category.  Reports are that people who registered in the last few days to vote have received confirmation that they are eligible, but they haven’t yet received the link.


Here’s the list of finalists for the Dragon Awards via their SurveyMonkey voting survey.  Register to vote at .

Note: when you load the survey, entries are in randomized order, not alphabetical.

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

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

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

4. Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
Allies and Enemies: Fallen by Amy J. Murphy
Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber
The Price of Valor by Django Wexler
Wrath of an Angry God: A Military Space Opera by Gibson Michaels
Blood in the Water by Taylor Anderson
Chains of Command by Marko Kloos
The End of All Things by John Scalzi*

  • John has indicated that he does not want to be nominated for any award during 2016 and has asked to be withdrawn.  As of this update, he is still on the Dragon Awards Survey Monkey poll.

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

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

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

8. Best Comic Book
Ms. Marvel
DC Universe: Rebirth
Civil War II
Astro City

9. Best Graphic Novel
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
Virgil by Steve Orlando
March: Book Two by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin
Chicago by Glenn Head

10. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
Jessica Jones – Netflix
The Flash – CW
Daredevil – Netflix
Game of Thrones – HBO
The Expanse – Syfy
Doctor Who – BBC
Outlander – Starz

11. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Crimson Peak
Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
Captain America: Civil War
The Martian

12. 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

13. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
Quaser One by Emre Taskin
PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist by Outerminds Inc.
Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks
Hyper Burner by Patrick Cook
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes by Electronic Arts

14. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Pandemic: Legacy by ZMan Games
Star Wars: Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games
Blood Rage by Cool Mini or Not
Talon by GMT Games
Monopoly: CTHULHU by USAopoly
Codenames by Vlaada Chvatil

15. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls by Flying Buffalo
Magic the Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad by Wizards of the Coast
Magic the Gathering: Battle of Zendikar by Wizards of the Coast
Mouse Guard 2nd Edition by David Petersen & Luke Crane
Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition) by Chaosium Inc.
Star Wars: Armada by Fantasy Flight Games


Final Note:  I do not have comments enabled on this site due to the amount of spam it gets when I do.  I’d suggest checking in at .


This entry was posted in Conventions, Events. Bookmark the permalink.