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message 1: by Ridan (new)

Ridan | 41 comments The makers of the magazine Heliotroupe do a tournament each year where they pick 64 books and put them head to head. People comment/vote and they move to the next round.

I have no idea how you get picked to be one of the 64 but Ridan was thrilled to find our very own Michael Sullivan's Avempartha in this list.

Here is information from the BSC site announcement

64 titles have been chosen for the new release tournament and and are listed below. You vote on our forum in a series of match-ups, titles advance through a series of single elimination rounds, and a winner will be declared. You can check out one of the trophies from last year’s tournament at the end of this post.


Each match-up will have its own dedicated thread. Voting is simple. All you have to do is:

(1) Name your pick
(2) Tell us why
(3) Defend your choice to the death if need be. (Poke them with the soft cushions if you have to; just make sure that all the stuffing is in the point.)

You only get one vote per match-up but can continue to post in the thread to debate your selection or convince someone to change their mind.

If you want to change your mind please feel free, just make sure your post is clear.

Like last year, there will be a points system to determine the winners each round. The rules as stated above consist of two parts; naming your pick and providing the reason behind your choice. If you simply name your choice it will be worth 1 point; if you give the why then it will be worth an additional point. This additional point will be granted at the discretion of the BSC tournament coordinators.

The cutoff for voting will be 8 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

New round of voting will open the next day.

Voting Schedule for the Best 2009 Release Tournament

Round 1: 3/18 & 3/19
Round 2: 3/20 – 3/25
Sweet 16: 3/26 – 3/31
Elite Eight: 4/1 – 4/6
Final Four: 4/7 – 4/12
Finals: 4/13 – 4/19

Tournament veterans will notice that rounds two, three, and four are each longer by a day or two than in years past. The idea is that, for those so inclined, there will be enough time from the second round on for everyone to read one book each round.

Book List for the Best 2009 Release Tournament

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
The Price of Spring by Daniel Abraham
The Other City by Michal Ajvaz
On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
God of Clocks by Alan Campbell
Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Regenesis by C. J. Cherryh
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas
The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham
Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson
A Magic of Nightfall by S.L. Farrell
Wings of Wrath by C. S. Friedman
Gears of the City by Felix Gilman
Hand of Isis by Jo Graham
A Madness of Angels: Or The Resurrection of Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin
The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
Avilion by Robert Holdstock
In the Valley of the Kings by Terrence Holt
The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff
Buyout by Alexander C. Irvine
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey
I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura
Twelve by Jasper Kent
City Without End by Kay Kenyon
The Silver Mage by Katharine Kerr
The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan
The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
The City & the City by China Mieville
Magic in the Blood by Devon Monk
Hater by David Moody
The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan
Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
Red Claw by Philip Palmer
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V. S. Redick
Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Ghost King by R. A. Salvatore
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Lamentation by Ken Scholes
Drood by Dan Simmons
Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan
Silksinger by Laini Taylor
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente
Finch by Jeff VanderMeer
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Burning Skies by David J. Williams
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

Thanks for the suppport!

message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather (ham1299) | 232 comments Cool! I'll definitely participate! :-)

message 3: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Hayden (melhay) | 37 comments I voted in round two. This sounds like a really neat idea with the books.

message 4: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne (jeannekc) | 36 comments YAY! They've locked the threads and it looks like Avempartha won!! Wheeeee!! On to round three!

message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) Cool!

message 6: by Ridan (new)

Ridan | 41 comments Hmmm.. Round 2 is not suppose to end until the 25th at 8:00 pm EST. So while it is looking good for movement to round 3 it is still open. (I just posted - Robin and Michael don't get mad at me ;-)

(I know neither of them are votiing etc).

So....Round 2 is still open for another day and then some. So don't "not vote" because it is "in the bag".

message 7: by Ridan (new)

Ridan | 41 comments Round 3 is now open!!

Vote here

Polls will be open until the end of the March - but don't wait that long to post as votes can influence others ;-)

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