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  • Round 1 results

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the first voting.

    The polls are now closed and the winners (in bold) are:
    • The Dancers at the End of Time (32) vs The Ice Schooner (9)
    • The Chinese Agent (7) vs The Revenge of the Rose (30)
    • The Condition of Muzak (30) vs The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (2)
    • The Land Leviathan (18) vs The Dreamthief's Daughter (20)
    • The Swords of Corum (24) vs The Laughter of Carthage (11)
    • The Dragon in the Sword (17) vs Byzantium Endures (16)
    • Stormbringer (34) vs The Entropy Tango (4)
    • Jerusalem Commands (6) vs The Warlord of the Air (26)
    • Gloriana; or, The Unfulfill'd Queen (27) vs Count Brass (12)
    • The Black Corridor (13) vs The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius (23)
    • The Final Programme (24) vs The Metatemporal Detective (10)
    • Mother London (25) vs The Brothel in Rosenstrasse (8)
    • The Russian Intelligence (12) vs City of the Beast (18)
    • The Distant Suns (6) vs The Shores of Death (23)
    • Masters of the Pit (3) vs The Champion of Garathorm (27)
    • The Sleeping Sorceress (18) vs The City in the Autumn Stars (19)
    • A Cure For Cancer (28) vs The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming (5)
    • Elric of Melniboné (28) vs The Vengeance of Rome (11)
    • The White Wolf's Son (16) vs The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century (21)
    • King of the City (13) vs Breakfast in the Ruins (17)
    • The Steel Tsar (18) vs The Fortress of the Pearl (21)
    • The Skrayling Tree (4) vs The War Hound and the World's Pain (33)
    • The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (28) vs The Sundered Worlds (13)
    • The Quest for Tanelorn (16) vs The Eternal Champion (25)
    • Silverheart (2) vs Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer (26)
    • The Chronicles of Corum (37) vs Lord of the Spiders (2)
    • Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles (13) vs Blood: A Southern Fantasy (22)
    • The Winds of Limbo (3) vs The English Assassin (33)
    • The History of the Runestaff (27) vs The Rituals of Infinity (8)
    • Behold the Man (19) vs The War Amongst the Angels (15)
    • The Golden Barge (21) vs The LSD Dossier (9)
    • Phoenix in Obsidian (22) vs The Swords of Heaven, the Flowers of Hell (11)

    The big upset of the final 24 hours saw Byzantium Endures falling at the final hurdle when it was pipped to the finishing line by The Dragon in the Sword.

    In terms of the number of votes cast, the best supported novel was The Chronicles of Corum with 37 individual votes. Does it have the legs to make it all the way to the final two? Only you can decide that by voting for it in the next rounds, but it goes into Round 2 as the Favourite.

    Every title received at least one vote and the least number of votes cast for any title was 2, so wooden spoons to this year's 'losers': The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle and Silverheart.

    Pairings for Round 2 will follow shortly, with the polls opening not long after that.
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

  • #2
    Every book in the Between the Wars sequence fell in round one!
    Now that is a shock.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rothgo View Post
      Every book in the Between the Wars sequence fell in round one!
      Now that is a shock.
      <sigh>

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      • #4
        Uggh. The Land Leviathan and the Steel Tsar knocked out already. A rough ride for Bastable this year.
        "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
        --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12

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