Fantasy fans love Terry!
He has been nominated for the 2011 Goodreads Choice Award! And beyond that, he has made it past the first round of voting into the semi-finals!
What does this mean? It means Terry needs your vote for The Measure of the Magic. He’s up against some fantastic books this year and only through his fans will he continue on to the Finals.
Here is the email notifying Terry of his nomination:
Congratulations! One of your books is a 2011 Goodreads Choice Award Semifinalist!
Voting started November 1 and continues until November 30. During the Opening Round (November 1 – November 13), voters could nominate any book published during the year. We added the top 5 write-ins in each of 22 categories as official nominees. So a nomination is truly an honor because it comes from your readers!
Winners will be announced in December. Spread the word and encourage your readers to vote!
Readers have two more chances to vote:
Semifinals: November 14 – November 20, 2011 (Happening now!)
Finals: November 21 – November 30, 2011
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category.
In short, click HERE and vote for The Measure of the Magic!
8 responses to “Vote Now! 2011 Goodreads Choice Award Semi-Finalist”
Done! I’ve also been voting for Terry Brooks in the “Goodreads Science Fiction and Fantasy Afficianado’s” group page poll for the best 100 Fantasy books of all time.
Sorry to say I am not seeing Terry in ANY of the catagories! What gives? Is this like live and as they get outvoted they disappear form the list>?
Been a Brooks fan since I was a kid and have read EVERY piece he has written. Started out hungry for more and have longed for each new book ……lately with the latest turns in the last few book I must say that its loosing its appeal. Where are all the great stories like the Shannara series?? it’s slowwly turning into a emotion driven diaolog based story lacking mysticism and excitement. The stories have been slipping into a mundane sense of pages upon pages of slow happenings. Terry your a Master story teller and NOBODY will dispute that, I still dearly love fantasy novels/books but the current path I see ahead will render me useless to you as a fan. Bring back what made you the Greatest story teller of all time. Bring back the excitment and imigination!!!!!! Bring back what we all fell in love with.
I write this with a huge amount of respect for all your work, you truely are a great and wonderful writter, I hope the series is just not getting old for you to stay interested. We all still are! Thank you.
Well, I respectfully disagree, I love all Terrys books, but IMO they get better with each volume…
I have to agree with Travis, I am a long time fan, I read Sword of Shannara when i was 14, I am now in my thirty’s. I have read every book by Terry. But lately it seems the books lately have been getting shorter, and the price has been going up. Almost as if these trilogies could really be one book, but the publisher is splitting it up, to milk the fans for more money.And then they come out with a omnibus anyway years later! I mean when Sword Of Shannara came out it was over 700 page book!And well worth the cost! NOW the books are at most 300 pages and i agree with Travis the stories don’t have the mysticism and excitement like the used to. I’m not blaming Terry in anyway i know you need to make a living and I’ve seen this happen with other author’s (Like R.A.Salvatore) But publishers need to stop milking us. I don’t mind spending money on a book, but it at least better be 500 pages!! Anyway not using this to rant, your a true artist Terry and i will always be a fan, Just don’t let the publishers change you or force you into a mold just to sell books. Thanks Terry for all the wonderful stories!!!!
For the last time, it’s not the publisher. Terry chooses to write the books how he wants to. He chooses to write a book a year and publish a book a year, rather than you guys having to wait years and years for a book — like the 1980’s. Many of you forget that Sword took 7 years to write. Elfstones took 5 years to write. Wishsong took 3 years to write. Would you rather wait years and years for a Terry Brooks book? Or would you like to get sections of the story every year. Terry has chosen to do the latter. If that’s not your cup of tea, then don’t buy the books until they are in omnibus form. In short, you have a choice and you need to exercise that choice rather than casting blame everywhere but yourself. haha
Amen! @shawn, my take exactly…
I can honestly say that it is thanks to terry brooks that i have a love for books.
I found “first king of shannara” and “the sword of shannara” at the laundromat where i was at. After reading the back of the books i decided to give them a chance, i was 16 at the time and i never picked up a book of my own free will. That changed, i was instantly hooked. Now, 6 years later, i am a bookworm, and faithfull T.B. fan , since, and have even given writing my own stories a shot.
Terry Brooks deserves all the awards he can get. He will definately get my support.