That means I've now read all six shortlisted novels for this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award (which will be announced on Wednesday). They fall pretty easily into three categories:
Underwhelming - Generosity, by Richard Powers, and Lightborn, by Tricia Sullivan
Good, but seem odd inclusions on the shortlist - Monsters of Men, by Patrick Ness and Declare, by Tim Powers
Excellent, and I hope one of them wins: Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes and The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald. Local pride would incline me towards The Dervish House. Good luck to 'em all.