Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Poll: What Is The Best Stand Alone Science Fiction Novel?
So the write-in nominations have been tabulated, and here is the poll for best stand-alone science fiction novel.
The poll itself is in the usual spot on the left hand side of this blog, just under the bio of the pretentious writer--which is under The Reliquary. It should be right near the bottom of this entry on the left--near the comment box
I had to remove a lot of the write in entries in order to create a reasonably sized poll. The one book that got a "second" nominations was added, but all other nominations were only listed once. So I had to decide which of the twenty way tie for second place would make it to the poll.
So here is how I decided what made it and what didn't:
If you wrote a nomination as a response to the X-post for the entry (on either G+ or Facebook) I didn't take the nomination. They were good nominations, but I mentioned in the [original post] that I would favor the nomination written as a response to the post. I need people to come to the site.
If you wrote multiple suggestions but expressed doubt that one of your suggestions might fit the poll (usually because it's was--or became--part of a series), I went ahead and took your OTHER suggestions. If you ONLY wrote a suggestion that you weren't sure of, I probably took it regardless. But as long as you gave me alternatives, I favored them.
If you wrote more than two suggestions for "the best," after scratching my head briefly as to why you thought a half a dozen novels were "the best," I assumed they were in order of preference. On the original page, I asked for a single title…MAYBE two, so those of you writing in between 3-6 titles, I picked the first two UNLESS…you did something I mentioned above. (One person suggested three titles but expressed doubt that one fit the pole, so I took the other two.)
You can vote as many as three times--just in case you simply can't decide between books. However, you don't NEED to vote all three times, and voting thrice mathematically "dilutes" the impact of all your votes.