I've put the second-place finishers from each of the first eight rounds into the poll below. The one with the most votes will join the other heat winners in the final.
ETA: My apologies: I messed up the wording on the poll question. It says 'Heat 8, but it's really heat nine. Also, you can only choose one title in this round [other than that, I got it perfect.]
From the following list, please select any short story titles which you think should progress to the final round
A DIFFERENT SORT OF DEAD
AT THE TRUCK STOP ON THE WAY TO DEATH VALLEY
THE BEARD PLUCKER'S LAMENT
THE GERMANY I LEFT BEHIND
THE LAWNMOWER THAT ATE MANHATTAN
THE PROPHET OF SEVENTH AVENUE
RESURRECTION OF THE UNSPOKEN WORD
TEUTONIC KNIGHTS OF THE OLD WEST
WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU RETAIL
Links to the qualifying Heats
Voting in Heat 9 will close on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern).
Good luck to all who take part!
Vene, vidi, puddli!