Sound like hacks to me.
Can you live with this?
There are only a few days left to vote (or, like one reader did, to round up all your friends to "stuff the ballot box" in favor of Chanur). In three days, I tally the votes and if Clarke and Asimov get the boot, Clarke and Asimov get the boot. The people will have spoken.
So if you have any opinion at all, jump in there and vote. Or you'll have to look your grandchildren in the eye when they ask you why Harry Potter is considered the best series. You'll have to look them in the eye and say "I had a chance to change things. I had a chance and I did nothing."
The poll is on the left side menu right above the "About The Author."