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Posted by docmagik (Member # 1131) on :

Voting begins August 15th.
Posted by neo-dragon (Member # 7168) on :
Well it's got my vote for sure!
Posted by Jonathan Howard (Member # 6934) on :
August 15th will be impossible here...
Posted by Goo Boy (Member # 7752) on :
Do they have 4th of July in Israel?

Posted by macnewbold (Member # 7660) on :
When you vote (starting the 15th) don't forget to vote for a Book of the Year, chosen from all categories, in addition to voting for OSC's SotG in the SciFi category.
Posted by rivka (Member # 4859) on :
No, August 15th is the day after Tisha b'Av this year.
Posted by digging_holes (Member # 6237) on :
I dunno. Card is my favourite author, but while I enjoyed SotG, it wasn't my favourite book of his by any stretch. And a couple of those other nominees seem more interesting than that one, though I haven't read them...

What to do? Vote for the author, or vote for the book?
Posted by neo-dragon (Member # 7168) on :
Vote for the author or quit posting on his website! [Razz]
Besides, is it fair to vote for a book that you haven't read because it might be better?
Posted by VW (Member # 8305) on :
SotG may well be my favorite of the Ender series. What an excellent book! I don;t think anything like the FPE could exist with all the socio-economic problems that we have. I can't imagine such a huge welfare state! [Smile]
Posted by Gryphonesse (Member # 6651) on :
this is cool- I'll definintely be voting. One of my other faves is on there too - The Bad Cat Book - I'm a member of the forums over there, and I gushed all over Jim when I found out he was nominated for an award at the same event as OSC. Apparently Jim is an OSC fan too, he said he'd be more excited than I would if he got to meet him. I dunno about that, but it is nice when little bits of your life intersect in a positive manner.

oh, and my cat is in the bad cat book - he's listed as Larry, squinting at the camera. Page 29, maybe? His name is Stitch, but for obvious (disney) reasons Jim had to call him another name. If you haven't ever been to the website that spawned the book, go here and get ready to laugh yourself sick:

(and no, I don't work for Jim, I'm just a fan, like I am here)
Posted by neo-dragon (Member # 7168) on :
It's the 15th... Start voting people!!! Guess what, it turns out that I can't vote because you have to be a U.S. citizen. Oh well. Vote for SotG people!
Posted by neo-dragon (Member # 7168) on :
By the lack of replies I fear that people aren't voting. Come on people! I'm rallying support over on PWeb, but there are more posters over here. Card is up against Stephen King. He needs our help to win! (Or rather, your help. As a Canadian I can't vote [Grumble] )
Posted by docmagik (Member # 1131) on :
No Alton Brown in the cooking category? Didn't his baking book just come out?

Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
Card is also up against Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell...which just won the Hugo. [Big Grin] It's ok. I haven't read it yet, so I still voted for SotG.
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
I was very surprised and pleased to see "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" as a choice -- even though it was under the "sports" category -- which I wouldn't have placed it in. That has to be high on my all-time favorite book list.

But overall, I guess I need to get reading -- because most of those titles I had never heard of at all and couldn't vote in most categories. I think I only voted in four categories.

I hope everyone on Hatrack sees this thread and take time to vote.

Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
Why do you guys keeping bumping that OSC and gays thread as being more important than THIS one?


(this should stay pinned to the top until everyone votes!)
Posted by Gryphonesse (Member # 6651) on :
I voted. (Hint - if you have more than one email addy, USE IT!)
Posted by macnewbold (Member # 7660) on :
I just voted too. They ask for your email address and zip code, and optionally your name. Don't forget that besides voting for SotG in the SciFi category, you can vote for SotG as book of the year too!
Posted by CRash (Member # 7754) on :
Grrr. I tried voting for two days through my AOL service. But I finally voted, dang it!
Posted by kacard (Member # 200) on :
Just wanting to say thanks to docmagic for posting this. It was the first we'd heard about it! We learn lots of stuff from you guys -- so thanks bunches [Smile]
Posted by Papa Janitor (Member # 7795) on :
<Likes Farmgirl's suggestion.>
Posted by EndertheJedi (Member # 7889) on :
I voted for Sotg i Sci-fi but if I had read The Dark Tower already i would have voted for it cause I think books that end a serties are better
as book of the year i chose Harry Potter because I ahte to day it but that book just was a little more enjoyable.
Posted by Treason (Member # 7587) on :
Sorry guys...I had to vote for The Dark Tower. [Frown]
Posted by TheSeeingHand (Member # 8349) on :
Hmmm, I just finished The Dark Tower this morning...
Posted by Tinros (Member # 8328) on :
I voted for OSC! And I'm not even 18 yet!
Posted by trpollen (Member # 8274) on :
Vote! Even if you skip the other categories because you have no idea who those authors are...
Posted by rivka (Member # 4859) on :
Actually, I voted in a number of other categories. Northern Lights was fantastic.

But of course I also voted for SotG. [Smile]
Posted by macnewbold (Member # 7660) on :
So when do we find out the results? I hope it's before the show airs in October... that's way too far away.
Posted by Shan (Member # 4550) on :
I voted in lots of categories, too . . . and "Shadow" figured in the voting . . . along with Anne Lamott and Charles Schultz.

Eclectic tastes-R-us.
Posted by Oobie Binoobie (Member # 8059) on :
What I wanna know is... Where's _When Charlie McButton Lost Power_? (Illustrated Childrens Category)

*That* book deserves an award, if only for the pictures...
Posted by dcabrera35 (Member # 8574) on :
I'll start off by saying this is my first post on this site, and I look forward to posting a lot more.

Shadow of the Giant has the great honor of being the first book that ever made me cry, and gave me a fever right on the spot.

However, it stood out much more than all the other books on the ballot, the only possible competition for Book of the Year would be the Stephen King book.

Shadow of the Giant got my votes.
Posted by DangerSaucePanic (Member # 8571) on :
Man that OSC, he's like MC Hawking.

"I explode like a bomb. No-one is spared. My power is my mass times the speed of light squared."

That good.
Posted by Frisco (Member # 3765) on :
I voted for Sotg i Sci-fi but if I had read The Dark Tower already i would have voted for it cause I think books that end a serties are better

SotG ended a series, too, you know. [Razz]

But I had to vote for The Dark Tower, because I didn't read SotG because I couldn't finish Shadow Puppets.
Posted by human_2.0 (Member # 6006) on :
Nice. SotG all the way!

I was surprised how many other authors I knew. I hadn't even heard some of them had new books out!
Posted by Papa Janitor (Member # 7795) on :
So* this hasn't become less important or anything, but since it's linked at the top of the page anyway, I'm unstickying it.

Posted by docmagik (Member # 1131) on :
Well that was fun while it lasted.

Go vote everybody!
Posted by neo-dragon (Member # 7168) on :
Tomorrow's the last day to vote!
Posted by Hamson (Member # 7808) on :
Go vote!
Posted by Ziusudra (Member # 8601) on :
Originally posted by neo-dragon:
Tomorrow's the last day to vote!

Originally posted by Hamson:
Go vote!

Unfortunately, my time machine is broken at the moment. [Big Grin]
Posted by CRash (Member # 7754) on :
The awards show is on NBC on the 22nd of October.

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