Those of you who visit us on a regular basis may know that we have been running a Locus challenge, where we have encouraged everyone to read as many Locus-recommended books of 2010 as possible. Now it’s time to vote in the annual Locus poll (you don’t need to be a subscriber to vote). As extra incentive, three lucky voters will have the chance to win a slew of 2011 books and a six-month electronic subscription to Locus!
The Ranting Dragon Voting Guide
We couldn’t read every recommended book, but of the ones we have, we compiled the following voting guide to aid you, should you need help filling out the poll. (Entries marked with an asterisk are suggested write-in votes; some books are rated but not yet reviewed; some books are rated by a different staff member than what was previously published on this site.)
|Novels: Science Fiction
|Young Adult Books
Although we do not have a voting guide for these remaining categories, you may view the recommendations/nominees by clicking on the below links:
If you’re interested in having us publish your voting guide, please let us know!
We also wanted to thank the following publishers (and associated publicists) for offering their books to our readers in connection with our challenge:
Candlewick; ChiZine; Dalkey Archive; G. P. Putnam’s Sons; Harper; Little, Brown; Orbit; Peter Owen; Picador; PS Publishing; Pyr; Razorbill; Scholastic; Small Beer; Tor
Please keep them in mind when you vote for best publisher.
More thanks are owed to Mary Robinette Kowal for her donation of signed bookplates to our pledges, to Ken Liu and D. M. Cornish for their kind words and support, and to all those who participated in and/or promoted the challenge.
Finally, we thank Locus magazine for its support and general awesomeness.
Three additional international winners will win a six-month electronic subscription to Locus magazine—the magazine that every science fiction/fantasy lover should subscribe to.
- Vote in the Locus annual poll and fill out the survey by April 15, 2011. Please read the instructions carefully. You don’t need to be a subscriber to vote. This may be a long process, but we hope you feel it’s worthwhile.
- After you vote, save a copy of the voting confirmation page, either as an html or pdf or text file. If we draw your entry, you’ll have to e-mail us this confirmation page before we’ll count you as a winner.
- Fill out the form below by April 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. We’ll ask for your full name and mailing address only if your entry is drawn.
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