The 2018 Dragon Award Finalists for the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Adrian Liang on August 07, 2018

On Monday, August 6, the Dragon Awards announced the 2018 finalists in a number of categories, including best science fiction novel, best fantasy novel, best young adult/middle grade novel, and best horror novel. 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 2018 Dragon Award finalists. The winners will be announced at the DragonCon convention in Atlanta, over Labor Day weekend.

If you wish to vote on the finalists, you may sign up with the Dragon Awards to receive a ballot.

Best Science Fiction Novel

It Takes Death to Reach a Star It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Gareth Worthington and Stu Jones (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Persepolis Rising Persepolis Rising by James S. A. Corey (Print Book | Kindle Book)

The Mutineer's Daughter The Mutineer's Daughter by Chris Kennedy and Thomas A. Mays (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Win Win by Vera Nazarian (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Sins of Her Father Sins of Her Father by Mike Kupari (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Artemis Artemis by Andy Weir (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Best Fantasy Novel

Shoot the Messenger Shoot the Messenger by Pippa DaCosta (Print Book | Kindle Book)

War Hammer War Hammer by Shayne Silvers (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Oathbringer Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (Print Book | Kindle Book)

The Land: Predators The Land: Predators by Aleron Kong (Kindle Book)

The Traitor God The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston (Print Book | Kindle Book)

A Tempered Warrior A Tempered Warrior by Jon R. Osborne (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel

Cold Bath Street Cold Bath Street by A. J. Hartley (Print Book)

A Court of Frost and Starlight A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (author) (Print Book | Kindle Book)

When Tinker Met Bell When Tinker Met Bell by Alethea Kontis (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Brightly Burning Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Warcross Warcross by Marie Lu (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Children of Blood and Bone Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

Communication Failure Communication Failure by Joe Zieja (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Points of Impact Points of Impact by Marko Kloos (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Integration Ghost Marines: Integration by Jonathan P. Brazee (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Price of Freedom: Age of Expansion Price of Freedom: Age of Expansion by Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle (Kindle Book)

Legend Legend by Christopher Woods (Print Book | Kindle Book)

A Call to Vengeance A Call to Vengeance by David Weber (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Best Alternate History Novel

Dark State Dark State by Charles Stross (Print Book | Kindle Book)

The Sea Peoples The Sea Peoples by S. M. Stirling (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Witchy Winter Witchy Winter by D.J. Butler (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Uncharted Uncharted by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt (Print Book | Kindle Book)

The Dream of the Iron Dragon The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Minds of Men Minds of Men by Kacey Ezell (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Best Horror Novel

Beneath the Lighthouse Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Meddling Kids Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Print Book | Kindle Book)

A Time To Run A Time To Run by Mark Wandrey (Print Book | Kindle Book)

The Cabin at the End of the World The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Sleeping Beauties Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King (Print Book | Kindle Book)

Glimpse Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry (Print Book | Kindle Book)

To see the full list of finalists on the ballot, including graphic novels, comics, role-playing games, and TV shows, visit the Dragon Awards website.

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