We’re just 48 hours away from knowing the winner of the inaugural run of Persephone Magazine’s Middlemarch Madness, and boy has it been a ride! I’m not sure if tonight’s results will have any surprises, but let’s click on and meet the winners anyway, shall we? Read More Middlemarch Madness: The Final Four
This one was down to the buzzer, readers, with one victor moving on to the Elite Eight by only two votes. You are not going to believe what happens after the cut today, ladyreaders. Read More Middlemarch Madness: The Elite Eight Revealed
Tonight we’ll decide the final four ladies who are moving on to the Sweet Sixteen, and it looks like it’s going to be another tough vote. Last night, we again beat our top number of voters, so I’m tickled that there are more and more of you coming out to support your favorite fictional ladies. Read More Middlemarch Voting Round 2, Day 3
Last night we looked at the nominees for the YA SciFi/Fantasy division of our upcoming Middlemarch bracket competition. We have our top 16, which I’ll reveal after the cut. It was close among everyone in the top spots, except for Hermione (80% of you voted for her) and Meg Murray, who both got at least twice as many votes as anyone else.
Tonight, we’re focusing on the Adult lit end of the SciFi/Fantasy spectrum to find our top 16 grown-up badasses who will be duking it out until there is but one. Like yesterday, you can pick up to five of your favorites and the 16 with the highest number of votes will move on. We don’t have to axe nearly as many ladies in any of the remaining divisions, so perhaps these votes will be less painful. First, let’s look at the list of YA contenders, in order from most to least votes.
1. Hermione Granger
2. Meg Murray
3. Katniss Everdeen & Lyra Belaqua
5. Coraline, Alanna & Luna Lovegood
6. Ginny Weasley
8. Alice (of In Wonderland fame)
9. Vicky Austin
10. Tiffany Aching, Lucy Pevensie & Sabriel
11. Tally Youngblood
Moving on to tonight’s list, here are your nominees:
Susan Sto Helit, Esmerelda Weatherwax, Gytha Ogg, Adora Belle Dearheart, Sacharissa Cripslock, Sybil Vimes, Angua, Cheery Littlebottom. All from Terry Pratchett.
Karin Murphy, Molly Canpenter and Charity Carpenter from Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files series
Janelle from Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series
Morgaine and Viviane from The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Anita Blake from the Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton
Liath from the Crown of Stars series by Kate Elliott
Nynaeve, Egwene, Aviendha, and Elayne from The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Rachel Morgan from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Tarma and Kethry, Kerowyn, and Elspeth from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Harry from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Jenna/Skada from Jane Yolen’s Kushiel’s Dart
Phedre from Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart
Fran from Stephen King’s The Stand
And on with the vote-y goodness. Remember – you can pick up to five!
The contestants are getting ready for their duels to the death (not really, just championship) and you, dear readers, should be getting ready to defend them!