The 2006 Hugo nominations have been announced. The best novel nominees are:
- Learning the World by Ken MacLeod (Orbit; Tor)
- A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (Voyager; Bantam Spectra)
- Old Man's War by John Scalzi (Tor)
- Accelerando by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit)
- Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
I've read A Feast for Crows, Old Man's War, and Accelerando. I liked Feast, but it started too slow and focused too much on the most annoying characters in the series. I doted on Old Man's War. I probably liked OMW better than I liked Accelerando, but Stross is so good and has published so many great novels in the last year or so that I'd be inclined to give him the nod. But a win by either Scalzi or Stross would be fine with me.