2016 Stabby Award Winners

Stabby Award

Stabby Award

Reddit’s r/Fantasy group has chosen the winners of the 2016 Stabby Awards.

BEST NOVEL OF 2016

WINNER: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Finalists:

BEST SELF-PUBLISHED / INDEPENDENT NOVEL OF 2016

WINNER: The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

Finalists:

BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF 2016

WINNER: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

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BEST SHORT FICTION OF 2016

The City Born Great by N. K. Jemisin

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BEST SERIALIZED FICTION OF 2016

WINNER: The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jaime McKelvie

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BEST ANTHOLOGY / COLLECTION / PERIODICAL OF 2016

WINNER: Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

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BEST ARTWORK RELEASED IN 2016

WINNER: Age of Myth by Marc Simonetti – cover art for Age of Myth by Michael J Sullivan

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BEST FANTASY SITE FOR 2016

WINNER: Tor.com – Science fiction. Fantasy. The universe. And related subjects.

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BEST GAME (ANY FORMAT) OF 2016

WINNER: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

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BEST TV SERIES / MOVIE OF 2016

WINNER: Stranger Things – TV Series

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BEST RELATED WORK OF 2016

WINNER: Tim Gerard Reynolds for his readings of numerous audiobooks in 2016, including The Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan, The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence, The Cycle of Galand by Edward W. Robertson, Unbound edited by Shawn Speakman, Dawn of Wonder: the Wakening by Jonathan Renshaw, and Morning Star by Pierce Brown, among others.

Finalists:

BEST ACTIVE /r/FANTASY AUTHOR (‘best overall redditor- author edition’)

WINNER: Mark Lawrence/u/MarkLawrence

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r/FANTASY BEST COMMUNITY MEMBER (‘best overall redditor- non-author edition’)

WINNER: /u/pornokitsch – Smart articles and educational comments

Finalists:

  • /u/Esmerelda-Weatherwax – Discussions, someone who celebrates joys rather than condemning disappointments
  • /u/lrich1024 – For the awesome Bingo challenge
  • /u/The_Real_JS – Running the yearly census and also the new Under Appreciated Authors threads
  • /u/RuinEleint – Whose reading lists totally put me to shame

BEST POST / COMMENT IN 2016

WINNER: The indomitable /u/CourtneySchafer writes a superb response to questions about women in fantasy/u/CourtneySchafer

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BEST r/FANTASY ORIGINAL REVIEW

WINNER: u/CourtneySchafer’s review of Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts

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[Thanks to Bartimaeus for the story.]

7 thoughts on “2016 Stabby Award Winners

  1. That’s a good list of finalists and winners, congratulations to all.
    Morning Star’s series wasn’t my thing but it’s been really popular so I’m not surprised to see it winning. There’s some really good taste in the debut and short categories as well.

  2. In general seems to be a pretty good crowd in the winners and shortlist. I really must try to pay more attention to r/Fantasy this year.

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