Best Science Fiction Novel
Babylon’s Ashes, by James S.A. Corey
Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, by Larry Correia and John Ringo
Not exactly a surprise here, but this is a “popular” awards, rather than a “quality” one, so, (haughty sniff). Ringo has at least one virtue of a pulp author: he writes fast. I, on the other hand, haven’t enjoyed his works since I was thirteen and easily impressed.
The MHI universe is rather difficult for me to really get in to–I like Hero’s Obnoxious and Hated Rival Grant, and Evul Gubermint MIB-SOBs Myers and Franks better than I like the actual hero of the stories–but Correia’s purple-prosed enthusiasm usually outweighs its own negatives. Grunge didn’t…although I will admit snickering at the “Smells Like Teen… Spirit” crack.
Best Young Adult / Middle-Grade Novel
The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan
BOG DAMN IT, RIORDAN. Jagi Lamplighter deserved it more than you did. Pwah.
Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
Iron Dragoons, by Richard Fox
Oh, dragoons. Not dragons. No wonder you lost.
Best Alternate History Novel
Fallout: The Hot War, by Harry Turtledove
Just how old is Harry Turtledove? I swear the man’s been writing the same alternate history book in slightly different genres since before I was born. Sheesh.
Best Apocalyptic Novel
Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow
Does it have zombies in it? It doesn’t sound like it has zombies in it. Good for Cory.
(Oh, it’s Atlas Shrugged in the Modern Day? Hm).
Best Horror Novel
The Changeling, by Victor LaValle
Were these actually on the ballot? Maybe I just overlooked the most boring titles.
Best Comic Book
The Dresden Files: Dog Men, by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Diego Galindo
Hey, what’dya know, I picked a winner.
Best Graphic Novel
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card, by Jim Butcher, Carlos Gomez
Carlos? Waitaminute, Carlos co-wrote a novel with Jim? Isn’t that kind of meta?
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
Stranger Things, by Netflix
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
Wonder Woman directed, by Patty Jenkins
Thank you. This one was actually deserved. I hope Dr Strange at least got a nod, though.
The rest of them are for tabletop, PC/console, etc games, which I know absolutely nothing of and didn’t vote in.
I did see an interesting stat–for which I have no cite, sorry–that the Dragons had roughly 15,000 nominations and about 9,000 final voters. The Hugos, meanwhile, saw their peak at Sad Puppies III, with a huge Puppy turnout, 3,000 nominations and roughly 5,000 votes in all.
Let the skies burn.