It’s that time of the year again. Nominations for the 2019 DragonCon’s Dragon Awards are open and will remain so until July. I’ve dropped my nominations off and am awaiting the e-mail with this year’s finalists so I can vote for them. Just like I’ve done the previous three years of the award’s existence.
As you regulars here know, I consider the Dragon’s to be the premier award in sci-fi/fantasy. They are open to everyone to cast a vote in. They do not have a pre-programmed bias against *wrongthink* creators (cough, Hugos, cough, Nebulas, cough) and I feel they accurately reflect the true feelings of sf/f fans everywhere.
I was fortunate enough to have been a finalist in 2017 for Best Sci-Fi Novel with Escaping Infinity and I hope to be one again in 2019 with my two eligible works: When The Gods Fell (Best Fantasy Novel) and The Timeless (Best YA/Middle Grade).
In the past I’ve waited until the finalists were announced to reveal who I nominated, and then waited until after the awards were handed out to reveal who I voted for among the finalists. This year, we’re going to shake things up a bit.
I am going to reveal my nominees here today. I hope you will look them over and give each of them a read between now and July and see if you agree they are worthy. If you do, or if you think another work deserves recognition, please follow this link to the Dragon Awards Nomination page and fill out your own form and submit it.
Here are my nominees for 2019:
BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: OCTAVIA GONE by Jack McDevitt
BEST FANTASY NOVEL: WHEN THE GODS FELL by Richard Paolinelli
BEST YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL: THE TIMELESS by Richard Paolinelli
BEST MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY NOVEL: A Place For War by Daniel Humphreys
BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVEL: Brave And The Bold by Hans Schantz
BEST MEDIA TIE-IN NOVEL: Thrawn Alliance by Timothy Zahn
BEST HORROR NOVEL: Hell Spawn by Declan Finn
BEST COMIC BOOK: Flying Sparks by Jon Del Arroz
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL: PD Wodehouse by Chuck Dixon
BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY TV SERIES: The Orville (Fox)
BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY MOVIE: Aquaman (James Wan)
NO NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED:
BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY PC/CONSOLE GAME; MOBILE GAME; BOARD GAME; or MINIATURES/COLLECTABLE GAME
So there you go. That’s who I’ve nominated. Who do you think should take home one of these in September?