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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Best Heroine FINAL ROUND

Who is the best fiction heroine?

It all ends.

Two months ago, I casually started taking nominations for a "best heroine" poll I thought would be dying down by late February. The names flooded in. Too many for a single poll, and even too many for a poll with semifinals, we had to do quarterfinals just to narrow down the options enough for a single, large final poll.

This is that poll.

Our poll is ten names. Each of you will be given four votes. Please remember that there is no "ranking" system for votes so each vote you cast beyond the first will "dilute" the power of all the others. You should vote for as few as you can bear to.

Since it's already late April, this poll will stay open into May even as I collect nominations for whatever our May poll is going to be (suggestions welcome in comments). However don't tarry–this poll will close on May 13th.

One reminder that I always need to put on our more popular polls. This poll is about books. It is not about movies. There have been some great movie adaptations of almost all of these titles, but stick to voting for the BOOKS. This may go well for characters like Eowyn, who were given less agency in the movie adaptation, but try not to let a mad crush on Emma Watson after her U.N. speech influence a vote for Hermione.

The poll itself is on the lower left of the side menus–just below the "About the Author."

Since I can't really stop shenanigans, I welcome shenanigans all flavors. The main one is of course that Polldaddy tracks your IP for a week so you could vote from multiple computers or vote again after a week, but people have also enlisted friends, family, and even author sub Reddits or Facebook communities to join in the fun.


  1. So... I voted. But I got a popup that said the poll didn't load properly. So I clicked again, and this time it seemed to load... I mean, it showed me the results. But it said that the person I voted for had 0 votes, so... I'm not sure what happened there.

    1. Sounds like you still have your vote. It'll sometimes show you results without you voting, but you should always still be able to click buttons if you refresh the page.

      I hope.

    2. It also sometimes takes a minute to update. I don't know much about HTML codes, but sometimes when I change something ON the poll (over at the polldaddy site) it takes a minute before it shows up here.