|Sure you can win when everyone has a
fifth vote to throw away.
But I think The Mists of Avalon
will spank you when every vote counts.
The poll itself is at the bottom of the left hand "widgets" (the menus, ads, share buttons, and such that run down the left side of the screen).
For round two, everyone only gets four (4) votes. With five votes, everyone has one or two left over to give to The Princess Bride. But will it do so well against The Mists of Avalon when people have fewer votes? We shall see!
And be careful. The poll is still pretty long. It may still longer than your screen depending on your resolution, so there may be more choices if you scroll down.
Remember, the nomination process has concluded, so if you think it's a travesty that something you would consider to be the best fantasy novel ever is not on this poll, feel free to leave a comment, but the poll itself will stay as it is. HOWEVER I encourage you to stick around as A) I'm pretty much always running some kind of similar poll (we'll be doing horror next), and if you care that much, you might actually like it here, and B) fantasy will eventually come back around and you'll have the chance to get in on the nomination.
With round one concluded, I fleeced the bottom four performers from the list--everything that had only gotten one or two votes. For round 2 everyone gets four votes (yes 4), so you can make sure several different titles get some love. At the end of each of this week (one week from Wednesday) I will trim down between two and four more choices (the actual number depending on ties) that have the fewest votes and reset the poll.
Then we'll do round three with only three votes each.
I'm doing this to minimize some of the affect that passers by have. "Changing the Creepy Guy Narrative" is still bringing in a lot of demographically atypical readers, so only the people who keep coming back each week will really be able to influence which titles move on to the next rounds. For the final poll we should have somewhere between seven and ten titles and two votes each.
Here are the books that didn't make it through the first round. They will be receiving some lovely parting gifts.
The Hallowed Hunt--Bujold
Into the Dream--Sleator
The Twelve Kingdoms Sea of Shadow--Ono