On Sunday, September 1, the winners of the 2019 Dragon Awards were announced at Dragon Con in Atlanta. The Dragon Awards celebrate the best new science fiction, fantasy, YA, and more. The Dragon Awards nominations are made and voted on by fans, making it one of the few major science fiction and fantasy awards that puts the voting directly in the hands of readers without requiring a fee or a membership.
Below are a partial list of the 2019 Dragon Award winners.
Best science fiction novel
A Star-Wheeled Sky by Brad R. Torgersen
The Waywork is an abandoned alien superhighway system that allows instantaneous travel from star to star. The problem: There are a finite number of Waypoint nodes. When a new Waypoint appears, the race is on to discover what lies on the other side before a merciless dictatorship tries to control the Waypoint.
Best fantasy novel
House of Assassins (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior) by Larry Correia
In the second book of the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword march to rescue Thera, a reluctant prophet who has been kidnapped and is held in the House of Assassins. The most-feared warrior of Lok, Ashok must fight for the first time without his sword Angruvadal—and he might be facing off against the gods this time as well.
Best young adult or middle-grade novel
Bloodwitch: A Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard
In the third book of this epic fantasy series, Aeduan teams up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders preparing to destroy a monastery that holds more than just faith. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past. As of the writing of this article, Bloodwitch has an impressive 4.8 average star rating on more than 160 customer reviews.
Best military science fiction or fanasy novel
Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington) by David Weber
Weber's long-running Honor Harrington series continues with the Solarian League finally going too far, pushing even the prudent and battle-weary Honor Harrington to the point of all-out war.
Best alternate history
Black Chamber (A Novel of an Alternate World War) by S. M. Stirling
Stirling launches a new alternate history series with Teddy Roosevelt in the White House as World War I explodes across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Disguised as an anti-American Mexican revolutionary, agent Luz O'Malley Aróstegui is sent by Roosevelt and his top-secret Black Chamber organization into Europe to uncover Germany's dark plans for how to keep the U.S. out of the war.
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