Nominations are now closed. The poll will be up shortly.
It reminds me of those song lyrics, "It's sad, so sad; it's a sad, sad situation." The Silent Steppe was so close and only because of circumstances didn't make it. It turns out there's many copies of it available used, and at good prices too, but that's not obvious when one first looks at the Amazon page for it. But for the vote it still would've had only being a physical book against it anyway. I will say this - I like all the nominations including of course my own, but if The Silent Steppe had made it to the vote I was going to put all my eggs in one basket and only vote for it because it really piqued my interest.