I found another error in my collated list. I had Invasion: Resistance by J.F. Holmes listed as “Organic” for some reason whereas Holmes had two books in play, the other being ZK: Fallen by J.F. Holmes. So some effective promotion on the basis of a Facebook post and some devoted fans. Again, I don’t want to sound disparaging about self-promotion – the Dragon Award encourages it and if that’s what the award is about then great.
Now the implications of that discovery are that I only have one book listed as “Organic” for that category: Cartwright’s Cavaliers by Mark Wandrey and would you believe it, it was actively promoted for a Dragon Award by its publisher and also had been reviewed at Jon Del Arroz’s site.
So that is actually a clean sweep for the MilSF category for books that had some active promotion.
What’s not there?
- Marko Kloos’s Fields of Fire (Frontlines Book 5) was eligible.
- Linda Nagata’s Last Good Man was just about eligible but maybe a bit late
- David Weber had a couple of books out in November 2016?
- A whole bunch of Baen books that didn’t get a look in http://www.baen.com/bookdata/schedule/archive (not all Military but it is a category with flexible boundaries)
Not sure what else but I’m sure there must have been some tie-in properties (other than JDA’s Star Realms card game tie in) that were eligible.
Any big books I’m not thinking of?