Roger asked why we run the Undead Poll before anything even gets eliminated. It’s a very good question and the very simple answer is that we want to give our Big Kahuna judge enough time to read three books for the final decision, and since all but two of them are going to be eliminated anyway, why not run the poll now under the assumption that any book could get eliminated.
You probably want a little hint about what’s currently leading the poll. I can say that one title has distanced itself from the pack, but I’m not sure I can describe it as a surprise—at least not to the same degree that The Frog Scientist was. I’m tempted to say a lot more, but don’t want to give the game away. So I’ll simply encourage you to vote if you have not already done so.
— Commentator Jonathan Hunt