Today’s the day. When I’ve posted this, I’ll be heading into London, to a room in the Science Museum, to sit down with the other judges and decide the shortlist for the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
So here’s a competition, to get you interested: what do you think should be on the shortlist? What do you think were the six best science fiction novels published in the UK in 2006? I’ll be offline for the whole day, obviously, but if it turns out that anyone’s guessed the entire shortlist correctly, top-to-bottom, I’ll buy it for them.
The rules: one guess per person; all guesses to be posted here; and all guesses must be receieved by 1800 GMT. If your memory needs to be jogged, there’s a list of books here — but bear in mind that (a) it’s incomplete, and (b) it includes fantasy novels. Good luck!
(PS: For those who were following the discussion, there have been a few new comments about the BSFA’s non-fiction award.)