2009's Best SF Novelists: Kage Baker, Nancy Kress, Cherie Priest, Robert Charles Wilson And Kim Stanley Robinson

Locus Magazine announced the finalists for its reader-selected Locus Awards — and the five best science fiction novels of 2009 include three female authors. The winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, and tickets are still available. Here are the finalists:

Make your voice heard, in possibly the most democratic set of science fiction awards of all. The Locus Awards are accepting your votes — including write-in votes for things not on the ballot — until April 15. You don't have to pay anything, attend a convention, or even subscribe to Locus Magazine to vote. As long as…