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Monday, September 25, 2017

Best Modern Fantasy (Straggler Poll Results--Okay NOW it's Time for the Quarterfinals)

What is the best fantasy book or series written in the last 25 years? 

Sorry about the false start last week but now we have the really real master list for the quarterfinal rounds including those that won this poll.

Here are the results of the stragglers poll we just ran. The top four titles will get to slog it out with the heavyweights and see how far they can go. Personally, I'm glad the top four all get to move on to the next round because I wouldn't have been happy with two ties, especially separated by only a single vote.

Text results at the bottom of this page.

So now we should have a functional master list without a shitton of redundancies. This will be randomized for the quarterfinals, which will be starting tomorrow.

Master List for Quarterfinal Round

The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss
Mistborne Brandon Sanderson
Small Gods- Pratchett
American Gods- N. Gaiman
Stormlight Chronicles- B. Sanderson
The Inheritance Trilogy- N.K. Jemison
Harry Potter J.K. Rowling
Keys to the Kingdom- G. Nix

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell-S. Clarke
Night Watch T. Pratchett
The First Law trilogy, by Joe Abercrombie
Song of Ice and Fire GRR Martin 
The Magicians- L. Grossman
The Dresden Files- J. Butcher
Black Jewels Series- A. Bishop 14
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles)- K. Hearne

The Graveyard Book- N. Gaiman
Farseer Trilogy- R. Hobb
Malazan Book of the Fallen series- S. Eriksen'
The Lightbringer Series- B. Weeks
Who Fears Death N. Okorafor
Radiance - Catherynne M. Valente
Uprooted - Naomi Novik
The Night Angel Trilogy- B. Weeks

Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan
His Dark Materials- Philip Pullman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Abhorson trilogy by Garth Nix
Kushiel's Legacy- J. Carey
East- E. Pattou
The Hollows Series- K. Harrison
The Mercy Thompson Series- P. Briggs

Results of "stragglers" poll

Keys to the Kingdom- G. Nix 14 21.54%
Black Jewels Series- A. Bishop 14 21.54%
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles)- K. Hearne 13 20%
The Night Angel Trilogy- B. Weeks 13 20%
The Last Wish - A. Sapkowski 8 12.31%
The Riyria Revelations- M. J. Sullivan 2 3.08%
Abengoni: First Calling- C. R. Saunders 1 1.54%

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