Publishers are constantly promoting one new children's fantasy series after another as "the next Harry Potter." But let's be honest: nobody saw the last Harry Potter coming, so how are they supposed to predict the next one?
However, as much as any book can be considered a sure thing, 39% of our respondents wholeheartedly believe that Lost Babies: The Early Years by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will be the next big thing!
Publishing industry, are you listening? We want the wacky, fun-filled adventures of infant Jack, Kate, and Sawyer fighting for control of their play room against Locke, who believes the play room has mysterious powers because he has been crawling for four years — and suddenly he can walk!
We'll ignore the runner-up, The ALF Chronicles by Vicki the Robot (25%), as it's become clear to me that the one-time sitcom star of Small Wonder hacked into our system and rigged her vote. And yet, she still wasn't able to win — which goes to show that poor Vicki hasn't become any more competent since cancellation.
The final tally:
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