I haven't been blogging about the Clarke Award because lots on my f-list are much nearer to the process than me, and have been doing a great job of keeping us informed. Not least coalescent who was one of the judges. I just thought I'd post a quick note about it for people on my f-list who don't keep a close eye on these things. Black Man by Richard Morgan (titled thirteen in the US) won. This is definitely the book I would have chosen, though I also really liked The Carhullan Army. I notice that a lot of people were disappointed that Brasyl didn't get shortlisted: I haven't read it yet and I definitely will.
I agree with those who think this novel might represent Morgan moving to a new phase of his writing career. That's a very exciting thought.
A comprehensive set of links about the award at torque control here.