The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given to the best sci-fi novel published in the U.K. in a calendar year. The 2008 winner will be announced on April 29. Here's the shortlist:
Song of Time by Ian R. MacLeod (PS Publishing)
The Quiet War by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic)
The Margarets by Sheri S. Tepper (Gollancz)
Martin Martin’s on the Other Side by Mark Wernham (Jonathan Cape)
More information here.