The 2018 Dragon Awards have been announced. 

The Dragon Awards are given out each year at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. The Dragon Awards are fairly new; this is only the third year in which the awards have been given out. The awards ceremony took place on September 2 (yesterday) during the convention.


The Awards

Best Science Fiction Novel
Artemis by Andy Weir

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
A Call to Vengeance by David M WeberTimothy Zahn, and Thomas Pope

Best Alternate History Novel
Uncharted by Kevin J. Anderson, KJA and Sarah A. Hoyt

Best Media Tie-In Novel
Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

Best Horror Novel
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Best Comic Book
Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron and James Harren, Marvel Comics

Best Graphic Novel
Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin, and Julius M. Gopez, Dynamite Entertainment

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones, HBO

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
Middle-earth: Shadow of War by Monolith Productions

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery by Jam City

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains by Slugfest Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
Magic: The Gathering Unstable by Wizards of the Coast


The Dragon Awards are a people’s choice award, and anyone may nominate and vote for award candidates without being a member of the convention. Since its inception the awards had been tainted block voting from the Sad / Rabid Puppies contingent.

The Puppies overran the awards in their initial year in 2016 following their blowout defeat at the 2015 Hugos, mainly because they had been more diligent in learning about the new awards than the general populace. They claimed that the Dragon Awards showed the world that their ideology-over-quality view of the world of science fiction was the dominant one, but in 2017 only one Puppy slate nomination won anything (the one victory for the Puppies being Larry Correia and John Ringo’s Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, which won Best Fantasy Novel.

This year almost nothing from the Puppies slate even got nominated, and nothing from that slate won anything, the influence of the Puppies having largely fizzled.