Torque Control has been doing a fantastic job of going over BSFA nominees, and kicked things off with comments about a story also nominated for the Hugo in 2009, Ted Chiang's "Exhalation" (published in Eclipse 2). This is one of the five stories I nominated, and the one that will be getting my vote for best short story.
Here is the excellent round-up with reviewer's comments and plenty of discussion. Fun to see such divided opinions.
And delight, the story is available to read for free. Please go and check it out. Breathe in, and then exhale.