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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Best Modern Fantasy (Round 5)

What is the best fantasy written in the last 25 years?   

Please remember, we're just narrowing down the field. There have already been four rounds and several of your darlings are moving on to the quarterfinals. These titles are not the whole poll, and we're only about 2/3 through the mega list. We're also probably going to do a "runners up" poll with all the fifth place choices to round out the exact numbers needed.

Why am I saying this? Because every time I post one of these rounds, one of the bits of feedback I inevitably get is. "Oh my god how can you have a best fantasy without [insert my favorite thing here]. This poll is so illegitimate!"  So please just remember that I'm only working off of YOUR nominations, and we're not even to the quarterfinal round yet. We just need to cull a few titles off the lists for what will be going on to the next round. Keep checking back if you're desperately sure there is a criminal omission here.

There have SO many nominations for Best Modern Fantasy that we are going to have to do a round before quarter finals.  So in order for this not to drag on for months, I'll be running these early rounds for only THREE DAYS EACH.

There is no way to "rank" votes, so use as few as you can bare.

The poll itself is at the bottom left, under the "About The Author." 

For those of you on mobile devices, I'm told that if you scroll ALLLLLLLLLLLL the way to the bottom, you can see the poll.

Note: If you see a title that is "breaking the rules" (older than 25 years–published before 1992) please let me know. I did not have time to cross check all of them. 

Don't choose poorly.


  1. Why are The Last Wish and Everfair on this one even after they lost in Round 4?

    1. Craaaaaap. The easiest answer is because this poll had too many nominations and I lost track of which ones I'd done because it's been overwhelming.

      Okay well I'll take just those two off the poll and everyone will still get three votes.