Over at the Guardian, Damien G Walter reveals the results of his quest.
"Indie publishing excels in giving a platform to writers whose work is either too idiosyncratic for mainstream tastes, or just not what publishers are looking for at that time. My search this year revealed five books that fit these criteria."
The Vorhh by Brian Catling
Guy Haley's Champion of Mars
The Theatre of Curious Acts by Cate Gardner
Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales
A Pretty Mouth by Molly Tanzer
Then again, how far can we trust the sanity of someone who has just read - or even just heard about - over 800 indie published SF&F novels . . .