I suspect the 1635 and 1636 books will cancel each other out, or they’ll have to coordinate before they decide.

6. Best Apocalyptic Novel

Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole

A Time to Die by Mark Wandrey

Dark Age by Felix O. Hartmann

Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine

The Desert and the Blade by S.M. Stirling

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This is interesting, since three of the novels here are written by conservatives: Cole, Wandrey, and Fontaine are certainly no liberals.

NK Jemisin, however, is one of the Puppy Kickers, and a racist who seems to dislike white people, and Native Americans.

7. Best Horror Novel

An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

Souldancer by Brian Niemeier

Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

Alice by Christina Henry

Honor at Stake by Declan Finn

Brian Niemeier is another Sad Puppy choice this year. In fact, he’s one of the bigger crossovers between two different set of Puppy lists – he was nominated by both the recommended reading list of Sad Puppies 4, and the Rabid Puppy list of author and publisher Vox Day.

The only other person from the Sad Puppies list happens to be Honor at Stake, by this fellow named Declan Finn. Finn is known for being a troublemaker online, including his constant taunting of SJWs and Puppy Kickers in his Sad Puppies Bite Back series of parodies. He’s a little annoying, but he has my vote in this particular round.

When Vox Day commented on the list, going into elaborate explanations for most of the votes, his only commentary here was "Sorry Declan, you are screwed." Which is sort of amusing.

Yes, I am Declan Finn. And I know I have no chance, but I’m going to try anyway.

Brian Niemeier’s Souldancer and Honor at Stake actually have deeply religious themes, with the former having a premise of "Space Pirates go to Hell," and the latter using theology and Thomistic philosophy to go into vampires.

Yes, the File 770 SJW crowd does not like either pick. Tough. To be honest, I haven’t even heard of the others.

Many of the others are fairly apolitical choices, which is interesting.

8. Best Comic Book


Ms. Marvel


Civil War II

Astro City


DC Universe: Rebirth

9. Best Graphic Novel

The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia

March: Book Two by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

Chicago by Glenn Head

Virgil by Steve Orlando

10. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

The Expanse – Syfy

Daredevil – Netflix

The Flash – CW

Outlander – Starz

Game of Thrones – HBO

Doctor Who – BBC

Jessica Jones – Netflix

11. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

The Martian

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

Crimson Peak



Captain America: Civil War

12. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

Metal Gear Solid V by Konami Digital Entertainment

Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios

Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment

Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks

Undertale by Toby Fox

XCOM 2 by 2k Games

13. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game

Quaser One by Emre Taskin

PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist by Outerminds Inc.

Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes by Electronic Arts

Hyper Burner by Patrick Cook

14. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game

Pandemic: Legacy by ZMan Games

Star Wars: Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games

Talon by GMT Games

Codenames by Vlaada Chvatil

Monopoly: CTHULHU by USAopoly

Blood Rage by Cool Mini or Not

15. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game

Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls by Flying Buffalo

Magic the Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad by Wizards of the Coast

Star Wars: Armada by Fantasy Flight Games

Mousguard 2nd Edition by David Petersen & Luke Crane

Magic the Gathering: Battle of Zendikar by Wizards of the Coast

Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition) by Chaosium Inc.

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