- Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
- Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi
- Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay
- The Dervish House, Ian MacDonald
- How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu
I'm also wondering if I can't raise Niall Harrison's profile a smidge and help maybe get him nominated for Best Fan Writer. He got 22 votes last year, only 7 below the cut-off for the category, and I dare say that his 2010 work on Torque Control should easily convince anyone that he's a worthy nominee. Also, as he'll probably be moving more firmly into the Editor camp in 2011, having taken over as editor-in-chief of Strange Horizons, it may be that 2010 is the best possible year to get him a nod for Fan Writer. So I just want to remind anyone with a Hugo nominating ballot to consider him as one of your nominees, thanks!