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This is a list of Dragon Award nominees.

Novels[edit]

Best Science Fiction Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Somewhither: Being the First Part of A Tale of the Unwithering Realm * John C. Wright Castalia House [1]
Agent of the Imperium Marc Miller Far Future Enterprises [1]
Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie Orbit [1]
Aurora Kim Stanley Robinson Orbit [1]
The Life Engineered J-F. Dubeau Sword & Laser [1]
Raising Caine Charles E. Gannon Baen Books [1]
2017 Babylon's Ashes * James S. A. Corey Orbit Books [2]
A Closed and Common Orbit Becky Chambers Harper Voyager [2]
The Collapsing Empire[3] John Scalzi Tor Books [2]
Death's End Cixin Liu Tor Books [2]
Escaping Infinity Richard Paolinelli Tuscany Bay Books [2]
Rise Brian Guthrie self-published [2]
The Secret Kings Brian Niemeier self-published [2]
Space Tripping Patrick Edwards Inkshares [2]
2018 Artemis * Andy Weir Crown Publishing Group [4]
It Takes Death to Reach a Star Gareth Worthington and Stu Jones Vesuvian Books [4]
The Mutineer's Daughter Chris Kennedy and Thomas A. Mays Theogony Books [4]
Persepolis Rising James S. A. Corey Orbit Books [4]
Sins of Her Father Mike Kupari Baen Books [4]
Win Vera Nazarian Norilana Books [4]
2019 A Memory Called Empire Arkady Martine Tor Books [5]
A Star-Wheeled Sky * Brad R. Torgersen Baen Books [5]
Europe at Dawn Dave Hutchinson Solaris Books [5]
Record of a Spaceborn Few Becky Chambers Harper Voyager [5]
Red Moon Kim Stanley Robinson Orbit Books [5]
Tiamat's Wrath James S.A. Corey Orbit Books [5]
2020 The Testaments Margaret Atwood Nan A. Talese [6]
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Alix E. Harrow Redhook [6]
Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir Tor Books [6]
The Future of Another Timeline Annalee Newitz Tor Books [6]
The Last Emperox * John Scalzi Tor Books [6]
The Rosewater Redemption Tade Thompson Orbit Books [6]
Network Effect Martha Wells Tor Books [6]
Wanderers Chuck Wendig Del Rey Books [6]
2021 Project Hail Mary Andy Weir Ballantine Books [7][8]
Attack Surface Cory Doctorow Tor Books [7]
Ready Player Two Ernest Cline Ballantine Books [7]
The Ministry for the Future Kim Stanley Robinson Orbit [7]
Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse Saga Press [7]
Machine Elizabeth Bear Saga Press [7]
A Desolation Called Peace Arkady Martine Tor Books [7]

Best Fantasy Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Son of the Black Sword * Larry Correia Baen Books [1]
The Aeronaut's Windlass Jim Butcher Roc [1]
Asteroid Made of Dragons G. Derek Adams Sword & Laser [1]
Blood Hound James Osiris Baldwin Gift Horse Productions [1]
Changeling's Island Dave Freer Baen Books [1]
The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin Orbit [1]
Grave Measures R.R. Virdi self-published [1]
2017 Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge * Larry Correia, John Ringo Baen Books [2]
Beast Master Shayne Silvers Argento Publishing [2]
Blood of the Earth Faith Hunter Roc Books [2]
Dangerous Ways R.R. Virdi self-published [2]
The Heartstone Thief Pippa DaCosta self-published [2]
A Sea of Skulls Vox Day Castalia House [2]
Wings of Justice Michael-Scott Earle self-published [2]
2018 Oathbringer * Brandon Sanderson Tor Books [4]
The Land: Predators Aleron Kong Tamori Publications [4]
Shoot the Messenger Pippa DaCosta Crazy Ace Publishing [4]
A Tempered Warrior Jon R. Osborne New Mythology Press [4]
The Traitor God Cameron Johnston Angry Robot [4]
War Hammer Shayne Silvers Argento Publishing [4]
2019 Deep Roots Ruthanna Emrys Tor.com [5]
Foundryside Robert Jackson Bennett Crown Publishers [5]
House of Assassins * Larry Correia Baen Books [5]
Lies Sleeping Ben Aaronovitch Gollancz [5]
Spinning Silver Naomi Novik Del Rey [5]
The Raven Tower Ann Leckie Orbit Books [5]
2020
Ninth House Leigh Bardugo Flatiron Books [6]
Jade War Fonda Lee Orbit Books [6]
Gods of Jade and Shadow Silvia Moreno-Garcia Del Rey Books [6]
The Starless Sea * Erin Morgenstern Doubleday [6]
Dead Astronauts Jeff VanderMeer MCD [6]
The Burning White Brent Weeks Orbit Books [6]
2021 Piranesi Susanna Clarke Bloomsbury Publishing [7]
Battle Ground Jim Butcher Ace [7][8]
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab Tor Books [7]
Dead Lies Dreaming Charles Stross Tor Books [7]
The Once and Future Witches Alix E. Harrow Redhook [7]
Rhythm of War Brandon Sanderson Tor Books [7]

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 The Shepherd's Crown * Terry Pratchett Doubleday [1]
Calamity Brandon Sanderson Delacorte Press [1]
Carry On Rainbow Rowell St. Martin's Griffin [1]
Changeling's Island Dave Freer Baen Books [1]
Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo Henry Holt [1]
Steeplejack A. J. Hartley Tor Teen [1]
Trix & the Faerie Queen Alethea Kontis self-published [1]
Updraft Fran Wilde Tor Books [1]
2017 The Hammer of Thor * Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion Books [2]
A Court of Wings and Ruin Sarah J. Maas Bloomsbury USA [2]
Defy the Stars Claudia Gray Little, Brown Books for Young Readers [2]
Firebrand A. J. Hartley Tor Teen [2]
It's All Fun and Games Dave Barrett Nerdist / Inkshares [2]
Rachel and the Many-Spendored Dreamland L. Jagi Lamplighter Wisecraft Publishing [2]
Swan Knight's Son John C. Wright Castalia House [2]
2018 Children of Blood and Bone * Tomi Adeyemi Henry Holt [4]
Brightly Burning Alexa Donne Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [4]
Cold Bath Street A. J. Hartley UCLan Publishing [4]
A Court of Frost and Starlight Sarah J. Maas Bloomsbury Children's Books [4]
Warcross Marie Lu G. P. Putnam's Sons [4]
When Tinker Met Bell Alethea Kontis Sugar Skull Books [4]
2019 Archenemies Marissa Meyer Feiwel and Friends [5]
Armageddon Girls Aaron Michael Ritchey Shadow Alley Press [5]
Bloodwitch * Susan Dennard Tor Teen [5]
Imposters Scott Westerfeld Scholastic Press [5]
Sawkill Girls Claire Legrand Katherine Tegen Books [5]
The King's Regret Philip Ligon Silver Empire [5]
The Pioneer Bridget Tyler Tor Teen [5]
2020
Finch Merlin and the Fount of Youth * Bella Forrest Nightlight Press [6]
Catfishing on CatNet Naomi Kritzer Tor Teen [6]
The Grace Year Kim Liggett Wednesday Books [6]
Force Collector Kevin Shinick Disney Lucasfilm Press [6]
The Poison Jungle Tui T. Sutherland Scholastic [6]
COG Greg van Eekhout HarperCollins [6]
2021 Elatsoe Darcie Little Badger Levine Querido [7]
A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking T. Kingfisher Red Wombat Studio [7][8]
The Scapegracers Hannah Abigail Clarke Erewhon [7]
The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira Lou Diamond Phillips Aethon Books [7]
A Peculiar Peril Jeff VanderMeer Farrar, Straus and Giroux [7]
A Deadly Education Naomi Novik Del Rey [7]

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Hell's Foundations Quiver * David Weber Tor Books [1]
Blood in the Water Taylor Anderson Roc Books [1]
Chains of Command Marko Kloos 47North [1]
The End of All Things John Scalzi Tor Books [1]
Fallen Amy J. Murphy self-published [1]
The Price of Valor Django Wexler Roc Books [1]
Wrath of an Angry God Gibson Michaels Arc Flash Publishing [1]
2017 Iron Dragoons * Richard Fox Triplane Press [2]
Caine's Mutiny Charles E. Gannon Baen Books [2]
Cartwright's Cavaliers Mark Wandrey Seventh Seal Press [2]
Exiles Amy J. Murphy self-published [2]
Rescue Run Jon Del Arroz Evil Girlfriend Media [2]
Resistance J. F. Holmes self-published [2]
The Span of Empire Eric Flint, David Carrico Baen Books [2]
Starship Liberator David VanDyke, B. V. Larson Castalia House [2]
2018 A Call to Vengeance * Timothy Zahn, David Weber, and Thomas Pope Baen Books [4]
Communication Failure Joe Zieja Saga Press [4]
Ghost Marines Book One: Integration Jonathan P. Brazee Semper Fi Press [4]
Legend Christopher Woods Seventh Seal Press [4]
Points of Impact Marko Kloos 47North [4]
Price of Freedom Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle LMBPN Publishing [4]
2019 A Pale Dawn Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey Seventh Seal Press [5]
Order of the Centurion Jason Anspach and Nick Cole Galaxy's Edge [5]
Marine Joshua Dalzelle self-published [5]
Sons of the Lion Jason Cordova Seventh Seal Press [5]
The Light Brigade Kameron Hurley Saga Press [5]
Uncompromising Honor * David Weber Baen Books [5]
2020 Savage Wars * Jason Anspach, Nick Cole Galaxy's Edge Press [6]
Edge of Valor Josh Hayes Aethon Books [6]
Aftershocks Marko Kloos 47North [6]
Defiance Bear Ross Self-published [6]
Howling Dark Christopher Ruocchio DAW [6]
System Failure Joe Zieja Gallery / Saga Press [6]
2021 Gun Runner Larry Correia, John D. Brown Baen [7][8]
Demon in White Christopher Ruocchio DAW [7]
Fleet Elements Walter Jon Williams Harper Voyager [7]
Sentenced to War J.N. Chaney, Jonathan Brazee Self-published [7]
Direct Fire Rick Partlow Self-published [7]
Orders of Battle Marko Kloos 47North [7]

Best Alternate History Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 League of Dragons * Naomi Novik Del Rey Books [1]
1635: A Parcel of Rogues Eric Flint
Andrew Dennis
Baen Books [1]
1636: The Cardinal Virtues Eric Flint
Walter H. Hunt
Baen Books [1]
Bombs Away Harry Turtledove Del Rey Books [1]
Germanica Robert Conroy Baen Books [1]
Ghostwalkers Jonathan Maberry Tor Books [1]
2017 Fallout * Harry Turtledove Del Rey Books [2]
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught Eric Flint Baen Books [2]
Another Girl, Another Planet Lou Antonelli WordFire Press [2]
Breath of Earth Beth Cato Harper Voyager [2]
A Change in Crime D. R. Perry self-published [2]
The Last Days of New Paris China Miéville Del Rey [2]
No Gods, Only Daimons Kai Wai Cheah Castalia House [2]
Witchy Eye D. J. Butler Baen Books [2]
2018 Uncharted * Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt Baen Books [4]
Dark State Charles Stross Tor Books [4]
The Dream of the Iron Dragon Robert Kroese self-published [4]
Minds of Men Kacey Ezell Theogony Books [4]
The Sea Peoples S. M. Stirling Ace Books [4]
Witchy Winter D. J. Butler Baen Books [4]
2019 Black Chamber * S. M. Stirling Ace Books [5]
Machines Like Me Ian McEwan Doubleday [5]
The Calculating Stars Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books [5]
The Iron Codex David Mack Tor Books [5]
The World Asunder Kacey Ezell Theogony Books [5]
Unholy Land Lavie Tidhar Tachyon Publications [5]
2020
The Girl with No Face M. H. Boroson Talos [6]
Witchy Kingdom * D. J. Butler Baen [6]
Revolution W. L. Goodwater Ace [6]
As Our World Ends Jack Hunt Self-published [6]
Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice Mark H. Huston Ring of Fire Press [6]
A Nation Interrupted Kevin McDonald Braveship Books [6]
2021 The Relentless Moon Mary Robinette Kowal Tor Books [7]
Daggers in Darkness S.M. Stirling Ring of Fire Press [7]
Axiom's End Lindsay Ellis St. Martin's Griffin [7]
The Russian Cage Charlaine Harris Saga Press [7]
A Master of Djinn P. Djèlí Clark Tor Books [7]
1637: No Peace Beyond The Line * Eric Flint, Charles E. Gannon Baen [7][8]

Best Apocalyptic Novel[edit]

The category "Best Apocalyptic Novel" was removed from the awards in 2018.

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Ctrl Alt Revolt! * Nick Cole self-published [1]
A Time to Die Mark Wandrey Henchman Press [1]
Chasing Freedom Marina Fontaine self-published [1]
Dark Age Felix O. Hartmann Hartmann Publishing [1]
The Desert and the Blade S. M. Stirling Roc Books [1]
The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin Orbit [1]
2017 Walkaway * Cory Doctorow Tor Books [2]
American War Omar El Akkad Alfred A. Knopf [2]
Codename: UnSub Declan Finn, A. Yoskowitz self-published [2]
Falling J. F. Holmes self-published [2]
The Obelisk Gate[9][10] N. K. Jemisin Orbit Books [2]
The Place Outside the Wild Daniel Humphreys self-published [2]
The Seventh Age: Dawn Rick Heinz Inkshares [2]

Best Media Tie-In Novel[edit]

The category "Best Media Tie-In Novel" was first introduced in 2018.

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2018 Leia: Princess of Alderaan * Claudia Gray Disney-Lucasfilm [4]
World of Warcraft: Before the Storm Christie Golden Del Rey [4]
Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours David Mack Pocket Books [4]
Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself James Swallow Pocket Books [4]
Halo: Legacy of Onyx Matt Forbeck Gallery Books [4]
Star Wars: Phasma Delilah S. Dawson Del Rey [4]
2019 Big Damn Hero James Lovegrove and Nancy Holder Titan Books [5]
Darkness on the Edge of Town Adam Christopher Del Rey [5]
Master & Apprentice Claudia Gray Del Rey [5]
The Replicant War Chris Kennedy Anticipation Press [5]
The Way to the Stars Una McCormack Gallery Books [5]
Thrawn: Alliances * Timothy Zahn Del Rey [5]
2020
Firefly: The Ghost Machine * James Lovegrove Titan Books [6]
Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope Una McCormack Pocket Books [6]
Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War John Jackson Miller Pocket Books [6]
Resistance Reborn Rebecca Roanhorse Del Rey [6]
Aliens: Phalanx Scott Sigler Titan Books [6]
2021 MacGyver: Meltdown Eric Kelley, Lee Zlotoff Prince of Cats Literary Productions [7]
Firefly: Generations Tim Lebbon Titan Books [7][8]
Shadows Rising (World of Warcraft: Shadowlands) Madeleine Roux Del Rey [7]
Star Wars: Light of the Jedi Charles Soule Del Rey [7]
Warhammer 40,000: Penitent Dan Abnett Games Workshop [7]
Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Timothy Zahn Del Rey [7]

Best Horror Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s) Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Souldancer * Brian Niemeier self-published [1]
Alice Christina Henry Ace Books [1]
An Unattractive Vampire Jim McDoniel Sword & Laser [1]
Chapelwood Cherie Priest Roc Books [1]
Disappearance at Devil's Rock Paul Tremblay William Morrow/HarperCollins [1]
Honor at Stake Declan Finn self-published [1]
2017 The Changeling * Victor LaValle Spiegel & Grau [2]
The Bleak December Kevin G. Summers Wonderment Media [2]
Blood of Invidia Tom Tinney, Morgen Batten PiR8 Productions [2]
Donn's Hill Caryn Larrinaga Immortal Works [2]
A God in the Shed J-F. Dubeau Inkshares [2]
The Hidden People Alison Littlewood Jo Fletcher Books [2]
Live and Let Bite Declan Finn self-published [2]
Nothing Left to Lose Dan Wells Tor Books [2]
2018 Sleeping Beauties * Stephen King and Owen King Scribner [4]
Beneath the Lighthouse Julieanne Lynch Vesuvian Books [4]
The Cabin at the End of the World Paul Tremblay Morrow [4]
Glimpse Jonathan Maberry St. Martin's Press [4]
Meddling Kids Edgar Cantero Doubleday [4]
A Time to Run Mark Wandrey Blood Moon Press [4]
2019 Cardinal Black Robert McCammon Cemetery Dance Publications [5]
Little Darlings * Melanie Golding Crooked Lane Books [5]
Riddance Shelley Jackson Black Balloon Publishing [5]
We Sold Our Souls Grady Hendrix Quirk Books [5]
Zombie Airman David Guenther self-published [5]
100 Fathoms Below Steven L. Kent and Nicholas Kaufmann Blackstone Publishing [5]
2020
Imaginary Friend Stephen Chbosky Grand Central Publishing [6]
Scavenger Hunt Michaelbrent Collings Self-published [6]
The Twisted Ones T. Kingfisher Gallery / Saga Press [6]
The Pursuit of William Abbey Claire North Orbit [6]
The Toll Cherie Priest Tor Books [6]
2021 The Only Good Indians Stephen Graham Jones Saga Press [7]
True Story Kate Reed Petty Penguin Books [7]
The Hollow Places T. Kingfisher Gallery / Saga Press [7][8]
Synchronicity Michaelbrent Collings Self-published [7]
The Taxidermist’s Lover Polly Hall Camcat Publishing, LLC [7]
Survivor Song Paul Tremblay William Morrow [7]

Comic Books and Graphic Novels[edit]

Best Comic Book[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s)/
Artist(s)
Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Ms. Marvel * Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona Marvel Comics [11]
Astro City Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Alex Ross Vertigo Comics [11]
Civil War II Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Justin Ponsor Marvel Comics [11]
Daredevil Charles Soule, Ron Garney Marvel Comics [11]
DC Universe: Rebirth various DC Comics [11]
Providence Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows Avatar Press [11]
Saga Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Image Comics [11]
2017 The Dresden Files: Dog Men * Jim Butcher, Mark Powers Dynamite Entertainment [12][13]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Megan Levens Dark Horse Comics [12]
Monstress Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda Image Comics [12]
Motor Girl Terry Moore Abstract Studio [12]
Ms. Marvel Sana Amanat, Stephen Wacker, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona Marvel Comics [12]
Saga Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Image Comics [12]
Wynonna Earp Legends Beau Smith, Tim Rozon, Chris Evenhuis, Jay Fotos IDW Publishing [12]
2018 Mighty Thor * Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman Marvel Comics [14]
Aliens: Dead Orbit James Stokoe Dark Horse Comics [14]
Doomsday Clock Geoff Johns and Gary Frank DC Comics [14]
Mister Miracle Tom King and Mitch Gerads DC Comics [14]
Saga Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Image Comics [14]
Star Wars: Darth Vader Charles D. Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli Marvel Comics [14]
2019
Batman Tom King, Tony Daniel DC Comics [15]
Mister Miracle Tom King, Tony Daniel DC Comics [15]
Black Hammer Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, Dave Stewart (artist) DC Comics [15]
The Batman Who Laughs Scott Snyder, Jock (cartoonist) DC Comics [15]
Saga * Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples Image Comics [15]
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert Marvel Comics [15]
2020
Avengers * Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness Marvel Comics [6]
Bitter Root David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene Image Comics [6]
Immortal Hulk Al Ewing, Joe Bennett Marvel Comics [6]
Monstress Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda Image Comics [6]
Spider-Woman Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez, Paulo Siqueira Marvel Comics [6]
Undiscovered Country Charles Soule, Scott Snyder, Daniele Orlandini, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Matt D. Wilson Image Comics [6]
2021 Monstress Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda Image Comics [7]
Invisible Kingdom G Willow Wilson, Christian Ward Berger Books [7]
Daredevil Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto Marvel Comics [7]
Once & Future Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora Boom! Studios [7]
X-Men Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar Marvel Comics [7][8]
Immortal Hulk Al Ewing, Joe Bennett Marvel Comics [7]

Best Graphic Novel[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Author(s)/
Artist(s)
Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 The Sandman: Overture * Neil Gaiman, J. H. Williams III Vertigo Comics [1]
Chicago Glenn Head Fantagraphics Books [1]
Killing and Dying Adrian Tomine Drawn & Quarterly [1]
March: Book Two John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell Top Shelf Productions [1]
Sacred Heart Liz Suburbia Fantagraphics Books [1]
Virgil Steve Orlando, J. D. Faith Image Comics [1]
2017 The Dresden Files: Wild Card * Jim Butcher, Carlos Gomez Dynamite Entertainment [2]
Clive Barker's Nightbreed Volume Three Marc Andreyko, Clive Barker, Emmanuel Xerx Javier Boom! Studios [2]
Girl Genius: The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne, Book 2: The City of Lightning Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio Studio Foglio [2]
Love Is Love various IDW Publishing [2]
March: Book Three John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell Top Shelf Productions [2]
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Emil Ferris Fantagraphics Books [2]
Stuck in My Head J. R. Mounts self-published [2]
2018 White Sand, Volume 1 * Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin and Julius M. Gopez Dynamite Entertainment [14]
Be Prepared Vera Brosgol First Second [14]
Chicago Typewriter: The Red Ribbon Brandon Fiadino, Djibril Morissette-Phan and James Greatorex Dark Legion [14]
Monstress Volume Two: The Blood Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda Image Comics [14]
Paper Girls: Volume 4 Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang Image Comics [14]
The Vision Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta Marvel Comics [14]
2019
Berlin Jason Lutes Drawn and Quarterly [15]
Hey, Kiddo Jarret J. Krosoczka Graphix [15]
I Am Young M. Dean Fantagraphics [15]
Monstress Vol. 3 Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda Image Comics [15]
On a Sunbeam Tillie Walden First Second [15]
X-Men: Grand Design – Second Genesis * Ed Piskor Marvel Comics [15]
2020
Batman Universe Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington DC Comics [6]
Battlestar Galactica Counterstrike * John Jackson Miller, Daniel HDR Dynamite Entertainment [6]
Black Bolt Christian Ward, Frazier Irving, Stephanie Hans Marvel Comics [6]
Dragon Hoops Gene Luen Yang First Second [6]
Mister Miracle Tom King, Mitch Gerads DC Comics [6]
Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'Edera Boom! Studios [6]
2021
The Magic Fish Trung Le Nguyen Random House Graphic [7]
Pulp Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips Image Comics [7]
The Magicians: New Class Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges, Pius Bak Archaia [7][8]
Dracula, Motherf**ker Alex de Campi, Erica Henderson Image Comics [7]
The Book Tour Andi Watson Top Shelf Productions [7]
The Green Lantern Season Two Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp DC Comics [7]

Television and Film[edit]

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Creator(s) Released on Ref.
2016 Game of Thrones * David Benioff, D. B. Weiss HBO [11]
Daredevil Drew Goddard Netflix [11]
Doctor Who Steven Moffat BBC One [11]
The Expanse Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Syfy [11]
The Flash Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns The CW [11]
Jessica Jones Melissa Rosenberg Netflix [11]
Outlander Ronald D. Moore Starz [11]
2017 Stranger Things * The Duffer Brothers Netflix [12]
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby ABC [12]
Doctor Who Steven Moffat BBC One [12]
The Expanse Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Syfy [12]
Lucifer Ildy Modrovich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed Fox [12]
Stan Lee's Lucky Man Stan Lee, Neil Biswas Sky 1 [12]
Westworld Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Michael Crichton HBO [12]
Wynonna Earp Emily Andras, Beau Smith Syfy [12]
2018 Game of Thrones * David Benioff, D. B. Weiss HBO [14]
Altered Carbon Laeta Kalogridis Netflix [14]
The Expanse Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Syfy [14]
Lucifer Tom Kapinos Fox [14]
Star Trek: Discovery Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman CBS All Access [14]
Stranger Things The Duffer Brothers Netflix [14]
Supernatural Andrew Dabb, Robert Singer The CW [14]
2019
Good Omens * Neil Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins and Rod Brown Amazon [15]
Game of Thrones David Benioff, D. B. Weiss HBO [15]
Star Trek: Discovery Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman CBS All Access [15]
Lucifer Ildy Modrovich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed Fox [15]
The Orville André Bormanis, David A. Goodman, Seth MacFarlane and Brannon Braga Fox [15]
The Umbrella Academy Steve Blackman Netflix [15]
2020
Altered Carbon Laeta Kalogridis Netflix [6]
Lost In Space Zack Estrin Netflix [6]
Star Trek: Picard Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, Alex Kurtzman CBS All Access [6]
The Expanse Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Amazon Prime [6]
The Mandalorian * Jon Favreau Disney+ [6]
The Witcher Lauren Schmidt Hissrich Netflix [6]
Watchmen Damon Lindelof HBO [6]
2021 Loki Michael Waldron Disney+ [7]
The Nevers Joss Whedon HBO [7]
Resident Alien Chris Sheridan SYFY [7]
WandaVision Jac Schaeffer Disney+ [7]
Star Trek: Discovery Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman Paramount+ [7]
Shadow and Bone Eric Heisserer Netflix [7]
The Expanse Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Amazon Prime [7][8]

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Creator(s) Studio Ref.
2016 The Martian * Ridley Scott (director), Drew Goddard (writer) Scott Free Productions, Kinberg Genre, TSG Entertainment [11]
Ant-Man Peyton Reed (director), Edgar Wright (writer), Joe Cornish (writer), Adam McKay (writer), Paul Rudd (writer) Marvel Studios [11]
Captain America: Civil War Anthony Russo (director), Joe Russo (director), Christopher Markus (writer), Stephen McFeely (writer) Marvel Studios [11]
Crimson Peak Guillermo del Toro (director, writer), Matthew Robbins (writer) Legendary Pictures, DDY Productions [11]
Deadpool Tim Miller, Rhett Reese (writer), Paul Wernick (writer) Marvel Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, The Donners' Company, TSG Entertainment [11]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens J. J. Abrams (director, writer), Lawrence Kasdan (writer), Michael Arndt (writer) Lucasfilm Ltd., Bad Robot Productions [11]
2017 Wonder Woman * Patty Jenkins (director), Allan Heinberg (writer), Zack Snyder (writer), Jason Fuchs (writer) RatPac-Dune Entertainment, DC Films, Tencent Pictures, Wanda Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Cruel and Unusual Films [12]
Arrival Denis Villeneuve (director), Eric Heisserer (writer), Ted Chiang (writer) FilmNation Entertainment, Lava Bear Films, 21 Laps Entertainment [12]
Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson (director, writer), Jon Spaihts (writer), C. Robert Cargill (writer) Marvel Studios [12]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 James Gunn (director, writer), Dan Abnett (writer), Andy Lanning (writer) Marvel Studios [12]
Logan James Mangold (director, writer), Scott Frank (writer), Michael Green (writer) Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, Hutch Parker Productions, The Donners' Company [12]
Passengers Morten Tyldum (director), Jon Spaihts (writer) Village Roadshow Pictures, Start Motion Pictures, Original Film, LStar Capital, Wanda Pictures, Company Films [12]
Rogue One Gareth Edwards (director), Chris Weitz (writer), Tony Gilroy (writer), John Knoll (writer), Gary Whitta (writer) Lucasfilm Ltd. [12]
2018 Black Panther * Ryan Coogler (director, writer), Joe Robert Cole (writer) Marvel Studios [14]
Avengers: Infinity War Anthony and Joe Russo (directors), Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (writers) Marvel Studios [14]
Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve (director), Hampton Fancher (writer), Michael Green (writer) Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Bud Yorkin Productions, Torridon Films, 16:14 Entertainment, Scott Free Productions [14]
Deadpool 2 David Leitch (director), Rhett Reese (writer), Paul Wernick (writer), Ryan Reynolds (writer) Marvel Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, Maximum Effort, The Donners' Company, TSG Entertainment [14]
Incredibles 2 Brad Bird (director, writer) Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios [14]
Ready Player One Steven Spielberg (director), Zak Penn (writer), Ernest Cline (writer) Warner Bros. Pictures, Amblin Partners, Amblin Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, De Line Pictures, Access Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Farah Films & Management [14]
Thor: Ragnarok Taika Waititi (director), Eric Pearson (writer), Craig Kyle (writer), Christopher L. Yost (writer) Marvel Studios [14]
2019
Avengers: Endgame * Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (directors), Christopher Markus (writer), Stephen McFeely (writer) Marvel Studios [15]
Alita: Battle Angel Robert Rodriguez (director), James Cameron (writer), Laeta Kalogridis (writer) Twentieth Century Fox [15]
Aquaman James Wan (director), David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (writer), Will Beall (writer) DC Entertainment [15]
Captain Marvel Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck (directors and writers), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (writer) Marvel Studios [15]
Spider-Man: Far From Home Jon Watts (director), Chris McKenna (writer), Erik Sommers (writer) Marvel Studios [15]
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Bob Persichetti (director), Peter Ramsey (director), Rodney Rothman (director), Phil Lord (writer), Rodney Rothman (writer) Sony Pictures Entertainment [15]
2020
Ad Astra James Gray (director) 20th Century Fox [6]
Fast Color Julia Hart (director) Lionsgate [6]
Joker Todd Phillips (director) Warner Bros. Pictures [6]
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker * J. J. Abrams (director) Walt Disney Studios [6]
Terminator: Dark Fate Tim Miller (director) Paramount Pictures [6]
The Lion King Jon Favreau (director) Walt Disney Studios [6]
2021 The Old Guard Gina Prince-Bythewood (director) Netflix [7][8]
Zack Snyder's Justice League (as Justice League) Zack Snyder (director) DC Entertainment [7]
Space Sweepers Jo Sung-hee (director) VSTARZ Entertainment [7]
Tenet Christopher Nolan (director) Warner Bros. Pictures [7]
Godzilla vs Kong Adam Wingard (director) Warner Bros. Pictures [7]
Wonder Woman 1984 Patty Jenkins (director) DC Entertainment [7]
Bill & Ted Face the Music Dean Parisot (director) United Artists [7]

Games[edit]

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC/Console Game[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Fallout 4 * Bethesda Softworks [16]
Darkest Dungeon Red Hook Studios [16]
Metal Gear Solid V Konami Digital Entertainment [16]
Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment [16]
Undertale Toby Fox [16]
XCOM 2 2k Games [16]
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild * Nintendo [17]
Dishonored 2 Arkane Studios [17]
Final Fantasy XV Square Enix [17]
Mass Effect: Andromeda BioWare [17]
NieR: Automata PlatinumGames [17]
Titanfall 2 Respawn Entertainment [17]
2018 Middle-earth: Shadow of War * Monolith Productions [18]
Battletech Harebrained Schemes [19]
Cuphead StudioMDHR [19]
Destiny 2 Bungie [19]
Fortnite Epic Games [19]
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus MachineGames [19]
2019
Apex Legends Electronic Arts [20]
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ubisoft [20]
Life Is Strange 2 Dontnod Entertainment [20]
Red Dead Redemption 2 * Rockstar Games [20]
Outer Wilds Mobius Digital [20]
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Blizzard [20]
2020
Borderlands 3 Gearbox Software, 2k Games [6]
Control Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games [6]
Death Stranding Kojima Productions, Sony Interactive [6]
Gears 5 The Coalition, Xbox Game Studios [6]
Half-Life: Alyx Valve [6]
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order * Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts [6]
The Outer Worlds Obsidian Entertainment, Private Division [6]
2021 Star Wars: Squadrons Electronic Arts [7]
Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt [7]
Hades Supergiant Games [7]
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ubisoft [7][8]
Ghost of Tsushima Sony Interactive Entertainment [7]
Crusader Kings III Paradox Interactive [7]

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Developers(s) Ref.
2016 Fallout Shelter * Bethesda Softworks [16]
Hyper Burner Patrick Cook [16]
PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist Outerminds [16]
Quaser One Emre Taskin [16]
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Electronic Arts [16]
2017 Pokémon Go * Niantic [17]
Con Man: The Game Monkey Strength Productions [17]
Fire Emblem Heroes Nintendo [17]
Monument Valley 2 Ustwogames [17]
Sky Dancer Pine Entertainment [17]
Super Mario Run Nintendo [17]
2018 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery * Jam City [18]
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Square Enix [19]
Lineage 2 Revolution Netmarble [19]
Nocked! Andrew G. Schneider [19]
Planescape: Torment, the Enhanced Edition Beamdog [19]
2019
Cyber Hunter NetEase [20]
Elder Scrolls: Blades Bethesda Softworks [20]
Grimvalor Direlight [20]
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite * Niantic, WB Games San Francisco [20]
Reigns: Game of Thrones Nerial [20]
Sega Heroes: Puzzle RPG Quest SEGA [20]
2020
Arknights Hypergryph, Yostar [6]
Call of Duty: Mobile TiMi Studios, Activision [6]
Grindstone Capybara Games [6]
Manifold Garden William Chyr Studio [6]
Minecraft Earth * Mojang Studios, Xbox Game Studios [6]
Mutazione Die Gute Fabrik, Akupara Games [6]
2021
Empire of Sin Paradox Interactive [7]
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Ustwo, Plug in Digital [7]
South of the Circle State of Play Games [7]
Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells Zynga [7][8]
Orwell’s Animal Farm The Dairymen Ltd. [7]
Genshin Impact miHoYo [7]

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Pandemic: Legacy * Z-Man Games [16]
Star Wars: Rebellion Fantasy Flight Games [16]
Blood Rage CoolMiniOrNot [16]
Talon GMT Games [16]
Monopoly: Cthulhu USAopoly [16]
Codenames Vlaada Chvátil [16]
2017 Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk * Avalon Hill [17]
Gloomhaven Cephalofair Games [17]
Hero Realms White Wizard Games [17]
Mansions of Madness (2nd edition) Fantasy Flight Games [17]
Scythe Stonemaier Games [17]
Terraforming Mars Stronghold Games [17]
2018 Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains * Slugfest Games [18]
Azul Plan B Games [19]
Mysterium: Secrets and Lies Expansion Asmodee [19]
Photosynthesis Blue Orange Games [19]
Rising Sun CMON Games [19]
When I Dream Asmodee [19]
2019
Architects of the West Kingdom Garphill Games [20]
Betrayal Legacy * Avalon Hill Games [20]
Cryptid Osprey Games [20]
Everdell Starling Games [20]
Nemesis Awaken Realms [20]
Root Leder Games [20]
2020
Forgotten Waters Plaid Hat Games [6]
Jaws of the Lion Cephalofair Games [6]
Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Renegade Game Studios [6]
Tapestry * Stonemaier Games [6]
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine Kosmos [6]
The King's Dilemma Horrible Guild Game Studio [6]
2021
Curious Cargo Capstone Games [7]
Marvel United CMON Limited [7]
Sleeping Gods Red Raven Games [7]
Dune: Imperium Dire Wolf Games [7][8]
Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 Z-Man Games [7]
Oceans North Star Games [7]

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game[edit]

  *   Winner(s)   ∞   Nomination declined

Year Work Publisher(s) Ref.
2016 Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th edition) * Chaosium [16]
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Flying Buffalo [16]
Magic: The Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad Wizards of the Coast [16]
Magic: The Gathering: Battle for Zendikar Wizards of the Coast [16]
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game (2nd edition) David Petersen, Luke Crane [16]
Star Wars: Armada Fantasy Flight Games [16]
2017 Magic: The Gathering: Eldritch Moon * Wizards of the Coast [17]
A Shadow Across the Galaxy: X-Wing Wave X Fantasy Flight Games [17]
Bloodborne: The Card Game CMON Limited [17]
Dark Souls: The Board Game Steamforged Games [17]
Pulp Cthulhu Chaosium [17]
Star Wars: Destiny Fantasy Flight Games [17]
2018 Magic: The Gathering: Unstable * Wizards of the Coast [18]
Bubblegumshoe Evil Hat Productions [19]
Cooking with Dice: The Acid Test Oddfish Games [19]
D100 Dungeon Martin Knight [19]
Force and Destiny Role-playing Game: Knights of Fate Fantasy Flight Games [19]
Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Games Workshop [19]
2019
Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep Slipcase Set * Chaosium [20]
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Modiphius Entertainment [20]
Keyforge: Call of the Archons Fantasy Flight Games [20]
Magic: The Gathering: Ravnica Allegiance Wizards of the Coast [20]
Magic: The Gathering War of The Spark Wizards of the Coast [20]
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team Games Workshop [20]
2020
Alien RPG Free League Publishing [6]
Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles: Viper Mk. VII Ares Games [6]
Magic: The Gathering: Throne of Eldraine * Wizards of the Coast [6]
Pathfinder Second Edition Paizo Publishing [6]
Spectaculars Core Game Scratchpad Publishing [6]
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry Games Workshop [6]
2021 Cyberpunk RED R. Talsorian Games [7]
Magic: The Gathering: Strixhaven: School of Mages Wizards of the Coast [7]
Magic: The Gathering: Zendikar Rising Wizards of the Coast [7]
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Role-Playing Game Cubicle 7 [7][8]
Pokémon TCG: Champion's Path Elite Trainer Box The Pokémon Company [7]
Explorer's Guide to Wildemount Wizards of the Coast [7]

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