|Aliens looked like this in the 80's, right?|
First- We need the final remnants of voters to go make their voices known about which movie was the best adaptation of a book. Looks like The Princess Bride is going to win hands down, but second place is basically a three-way tie and many of the other votes are only one vote difference.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY...
We need your nominations for the newest poll. Now about a year and a half ago I did a poll on best Sci/fi or Fantasy series and it turned into a seven part poll with semi-finals and finals and just went on and on and on, so I'm hoping to streamline things a bit by breaking up the categories. This will JUST be science fiction series (that's more than one book) from 70's, 80's, and 90's.
1) You may nominate two book series. It should be one (your favorite) but I find this makes book lovers get awfully uncomfortable.
2) You may second (or third or fourth etc...) as many series as you want. In fact you should do that or they may not make the poll. Check back and see what others have nominated so you can give them secondings and they will make the poll.
3)In order to keep lots of redundant series off the NEXT poll (which will be 2000-present) the series must have published its final book some time between January 1st, 1970 and December 31, 1999.) If there is a series that is incomplete, but hasn't had a new book since 1999, you may nominate it, but the main thing here is that there are no new books after that date. (Our next poll will cover contemporary series.)
As usual, I'm not going to be an enforcer on "what is science fiction" or "what constitutes a series." I find that alienates people more than encouraging them to participate. Use your best judgement. As long as you're not saying Xanth is Science Fiction or something, I'll take your nomination. All I will do is check the publication date on the last book of the series.
Don't forget to come back here and second series you want to see make it onto the poll. Also it is best to nominate HERE....on this thread. If you nominate a series as a reply to the G+ or FB post it probably won't get noticed and you won't get seconds.
Note: I'm happy to go back and revisit our old polls now that we have closer to 500 regular readers instead of a tenth of that, but if there are any polls you feel I should add into the rotation, please let me know. There wasn't enough interest in other genres to really support a poll yet (I think most of my readers overlap with sci fi/fantasy/geek culture) but we may be able to in the future. In the meantime, other suggestions are welcome.