- The Company Man, Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
- Deadline, Mira Grant (Orbit)
- The Other, Matthew Hughes (Underland)
- A Soldier’s Duty, Jean Johnson (Ace)
- The Postmortal, Drew Magary (Penguin)
- After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer)
- The Samuel Petrovich Trilogy, Simon Morden (Orbit)
The winner will be announced in a gala ceremony at Norwescon 35 on April 6th.