File 770 reports that some nominees for the Dragon Awards have been notified ( http://file770.com/pixel-scroll-7-27-18-why-do-pixels-scroll-because-theyre-made-of-wood/ ).
“Finalists are not being asked to hold back the news until the release of the final ballot. Here are links to some of the announcements”
- Vera Nazarian — WIN (The Atlantis Grail, Book #3)
- Sarah A. Hoyt and Kevin J. Anderson — Uncharted (Arcane America Book 1)
- Dave Butler — Witchy Winter
- Aleron Kong — The Land: Predators
- Craig Martelle — The Price of Freedom
- K.C. Seville – Minds of Men
- Chris Kennedy — announced Jon Osborne for “A Tempered Warrior,” Christopher Woods for “Legend,” Mark Wandrey for “A Time to Run,” and Thomas A. Mays and I for “The Mutineer’s Daughter.”
- Robert Kroese – The Dream of the Iron Dragon
- Shayne Silvers – War Hammer”
Robert Kroese, Mark Wandrey, Chris Kennery, Thomas A Mays, Sarah Hoyt, Kevin Anderson, Shayne Silvers, Jon Osborne, Craig Martelle, were in my set of projections. Dave Butler wasn’t on my set of projections but probably should have been based on past nomination [note to self: previous nominees with an eligible work are obvious future nominees]. Names I’m not familiar with include Vera Nazarian and Aleron Kong.
Aleron Kong seems to have got right to the spirit of the Dragon Awards here:
Hello my wonderful Mist Villagers!
The Land: Predators is a Finalist for Best Fantasy Novel!!!
PLEASE take 60 seconds and sign up! You’ll be sent a confirmation to your email. Click the link and that’s it! 🙂
If you comment that you voted, you’re entered to win signed copies of The Land!
Extra points if you post a screen shot of you registering!
Extra EXTRA points if you post a screen shot of you voting when the ballots come!
Even more points if you tag a friend in the comments!
[That’s not a criticism. That’s well within the rules as far as I can tell and the awards are about self-promotion and mobilising a fan base. So good on him.]
There’s a whole pile of people who haven’t said they were nominated yet. Knowing the Dragon Awards, there probably won’t be an official list until after people start voting…
[ETA: David Weber, Tim Zahn & Tom Pope’s novel “A Call to Vengeance” is also a finalist https://www.facebook.com/david.weber.5621/posts/2023065321060427 – I didn’t have this on my list. ]
[ETA Cameron Johnston The Traitor God (Angry Robot) in Best Fantasy https://twitter.com/CamJohnston/status/1023921472614662145 – not on my list ]