My favorite was "Bambi Steaks" by Richard A. Lovett which, despite the odd name, was a nice story about the underlying similarity beneath the popular conception of political divisiveness. I liked the approach and the setup, and I think it's a story with deeper implications.
I also liked "The Astronaut" by Brian Plante, a nice coming of age story about a young boy in Seguin Texas (near my hometown of San Antonio) and his experiences with an astronaut's wife who moves in next door.
I could see these making my Hugos nomination list, depending on how the rest of the year goes.
"Queen of Candesce" by Karl Schroeder continues to move along quickly and to be an enjoyable read set in an intriguing world.