- The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
- Deadline by Mira Grant (Orbit)
- The Other by Matthew Hughes (Underland)
- A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson (Ace) [Read SF Signal’s review]
- The Postmortal by Drew Magary (Penguin)
- After the Apocalypse by Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer)
- The Samuel Petrovich Trilogy by Simon Morden (Orbit)
The annual award a distinguished work of science fiction published in the United States in paperback original form.
The winner and any special citations will be announced April 6, 2012 at Norwescon 35 in SeaTac WA.
See also: Past winners.