Ploughing through my Hugo voter packet reading.
The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
A dense read that gets you up close and personal with future Turkey. Nanotechnology, a high-finance oil scam, the search for a mythical relic and a young boy trying to avert a terrorist attack. Though plots take their time to combine and play out, this ultimately had a satisfying ending.
Feed, by Mira Grant
What is it with zombie books? I HATE zombie movies, yet the two zombie books I've bothered to pick up have been fantastic. Political thriller/commentary masquerading as zombie fiction. Good read, and moved me to tears near the end. Without adding spoilers, I'll also say, Wow, did the author really just DO that? Damn.