God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Del Rey UK)
Ancillary Justice, Anne Leckie (Orbit)
The Disestablishment of Paradise, Phillip Mann (Gollancz)
Nexus, Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
The Adjacent, Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
The Machine, James Smythe (Blue Door)
While it is not execrable as some of the recent Clarke shortlists, I cannot claim to be excited by this list. While I did like Hurley's first two novels in her series (and perhaps should see to buying the third volume sometime in the near future), the Leckie strikes me as the sort of book that will see its current praise fail to translate into something that is remembered even five years from now. The Priest I'll likely import at some point, but I'm not really enthused about the other finalists, as their synposes do not appeal to me at all.