The last stray Locus Poll ballots have been located and counted, and the results have been compiled. The winners won’t be announced until July, at a banquet during Westercon over the July 4th weekend, as has been the tradition for some years (except last year). But this year the Locus Editors have decreed that the top 5 finishers in each category, aka the ‘finalists’, will be revealed in advance of the winners ceremony, as a means of inciting interest and speculation in the final results. I have the list (of course) and it should be posted tomorrow. As a teaser, and bonus for those of you reading this blog, the top 5 SF novel ‘finalists’ are by Iain M. Banks, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, Neal Stephenson, and Charles Stross. Full list tomorrow (unless not).