We won’t know the winner of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award until Friday evening, but until then, we’ve decided to let the books duke it out in totally fictitious, but extremely fun battles to determine the winner.

We even had a referee book, until it lost its head and couldn’t continue.

This is a 7-book single elimination bracket and round one, the quarter-finals, begin today! To determine the line-up, we seeded the books based on a weighted average between the star ratings of GeekyLibrary, Amazon and Goodreads.

Ancillary Justice Cover

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is ranked #1 overall based on the weighted average and gets a bye until the semi-finals.

#2: Countdown City by  Ben H. Winters.

#3: A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock

#4: The Mad Scientists’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

#5: Self-Reference ENGINE by Toh EnJoe

#6: Solaris Rising 2 edited by Ian Whates

#7: The underdog, Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead

Based on these ratings, we’ve created the bracket for Round 1:
Admit it, a no-holds barred fight is better than a 20 minute discussion.