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The Dragon Awards Winners!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 6, 2016

The first annual Dragon Awards have come to a close, and along with some predictable winners, there were some great surprises.

Best SF or F game for console and PC went, unsurprisingly, to Fallout 4.

Best SF or F game for mobile went to a related title, Fallout Shelter. Nice little sweep by Bethesda.

Best SF or F miniature / CCG / role-playing game went to the new 7th edition Call of Cthulhu. I haven’t tried the new edition, but I have played various editions of CoC for years.¬†Cool.

Neil Gaiman, David Weber, and Terry Pratchett were predictable winners in their categories. What can be said, here? They are outstanding, and Sir Terry Pratchett will be sorely missed.

Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia was a surprise winner for Best Fantasy Novel. Maybe because Jim Butcher publicly announced that he was voting for Son of the Black Sword instead of his own novel (also nominated). Gotta hand it to Jim Butcher for being a stand-up guy, and congrats to Correia. (I like ’em both!)

Several of the other winners were a little surprising, but only because the competition was so strong. Nick Cole’s Ctrl Alt Revolt! won best apocalyptic novel, ¬†which is awesome. I haven’t read John C. Wright’s Somewhither yet, but I’ve enjoyed some of his past works.

Anyway, you can read the full list of award-winners here.

Congrats to all the winners and the nominees, and I’m looking forward to next year’s awards. Hopefully we’ll see some categories for shorter-form fiction next time around, but regardless, it sounds like a pretty solid start to new annual awards.

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  • McTeddy said,

    I know I’m late to this party, but Terry Pratchett is pretty darn amazing.

    I finally got around to listening to the books at the day job and I’m cracking up. The most I’ve ever smiled working for the man.

    I almost got in trouble listen to the wizards talking about “An Agenda” because everything rang true to the meeting I’d had earlier in the day. I just couldn’t stop laughing… and crying a bit.

    I do wish I’d gotten more into the series prior to his death, but better late than never.