I'm absolutely delighted at the results of the inaugural Dragon Awards. With tens of thousands of eligible voters and no slates or pressure groups, they're almost impossible to 'game'. They also offer a very good reflection of actual fan taste in science fiction and fantasy, and the results show it - as well as being a very effective repudiation (by ten times as many voting fans) of the slanted, biased, politically correct, hag-ridden mess that the Hugo Awards have become.
I'm particularly pleased because two of my favorites won their categories. Larry Correia's Son of the Black Sword won the Best Fantasy Novel category.
And John C. Wright's Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm (which I reviewed last year) won the Best Science Fiction Novel category (which surprised me, because it's hardly typical science fiction, but nevertheless was, I think, richly deserved).
The full list of winners (click on each title for more information) is:
Best Science Fiction Novel
Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm, John C. Wright (Castalia House)
Best Fantasy Novel
Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia (Baen)
Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper)
Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
Hell’s Foundations Quiver, David Weber (Tor)
Best Alternate History Novel
League of Dragons, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Best Apocalyptic Novel
Ctrl Alt Revolt!, Nick Cole (Castalia House)
Best Horror Novel
Souldancer, Brian Niemeier (Self-published)
Best Comic Book
Best Graphic Novel
The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks
Best Science Fiction or 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.
(List courtesy of Vox Day, whose Castalia House won two categories - an outstanding performance.)
Congratulations to all the winners, particularly Larry and John. Way to go, guys!