- Matter, Iain Banks (Orbit)
- Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
- The January Dancer, Michael Flynn (Tor)
- Saturn’s Children, Charles Stross (Ace)
- Opening Atlantis, Harry Turtledove (Penguin/Roc)
- Half a Crown, Jo Walton (Tor)
The winners will be announced at (where else?) Anticipation, this year's World Science Fiction Convention, August 6 to 10 in Montreal.