Prometheus Hall of Fame Nominees

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced later in the year, along with the Prometheus Awards, at a major science fiction convention.

Hall of Fame

  • “As Easy as A.B.C.,” by Rudyard Kipling
  • “Conquest by Default,” by Vernor Vinge
  • The Island Worlds, by Eric Kotani and John Maddox Roberts
  • “Starfog,” by Poul Anderson
  • “With Folded Hands…,” by Jack Williamson

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Prometheus Awards

The winners of the Prometheus Award, given for libertarian science fiction, have announced the winner of the Novel award. The award will be presented at Worldcon 75, this year’s worldcon, in Helsinki, the weekend of August 9-13.

  • Best Novel: The Core of the Sun, by Johanna Sinisalo
  • Hall of Fame: “Coventry,” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Special Award: First chapter of Freefall, by Mark Stanley

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Libertarian Special Award to Stanley

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced a Prometheus Special Award to be presented to cartoonist Mark Stanley for the first chapter of his webcomic Freefall. The comic debuted on March 30, 1998 and the first chapter completed on July 11, 2016, making it eligible for consideration as a complete work. Stanley will receive a plaque and a gold coin. Freefall is the third comic to be honored by the LFS.
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Prometheus Nominees

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced in August at Worldcon 75, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland.

Prometheus Awards

  • The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, by Ken MacLeod
  • The Corporation Wars: Insurance, by Ken MacLeod
  • The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver
  • The Core of the Sun, by Johanna Sinisalo, translated by Lola Rogers
  • Blade of p’Na, by L. Neil Smith

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Prometheus Hall of Fame Nominees

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced later in the year, along with the Prometheus Awards, at a major science fiction convention.

Hall of Fame

  • “As Easy as A.B.C.,” by Rudyard Kipling
  • “Conquest by Default,” by Vernor Vinge
  • “Coventry,” by Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut
  • “Starfog,” by Poul Anderson
  • “With Folded Hands…,” by Jack Williamson

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Smith Award Scheduled

The Libertarian Science Fiction Society has announced that L. Neil Smith with receive his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Libertarian Futurist Society at MileHiCon on Friday, October 28 in Denver.

Prometheus Winners

The winners of the Prometheus Award, given for libertarian science fiction, have announced the winner of the Novel award. The award will be presented at MidAmeriCon II, this year’s worldcon, in Kansas City, August 21.

  • Best Novel: Seveneyes, by Neal Stephenson
  • Hall of Fame Award: Courtship Rite, by Donald M. Kingsbury (1982)

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Prometheus Award Finalists

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced in August at MidAmeriCon II, which will be held in Kansas City. The Lifetime Achievement inductee was previously announced.

Prometheus Awards

  • Golden Son, by Pierce Brown
  • Apex, by Ramez Naam
  • Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
  • The Just City, by Jo Walton
  • A Borrowed Man, by Gene Wolfe

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Smith Receives Lifetime Libertarian Award

L. Neil Smith has been named the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the Libertarian Futurist Society, recognizing his contribution to Libertarian science fiction. Smith has previously received the Prometheus Award on four different occasions, including his first award for his novel The Probability Broach, which was the first award presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society, although the Prometheus Award was awarded previous to the Society’s founding. Smith created the Prometheus Award in 1979.

Prometheus Award Finalists

This year’s nominees for the Prometheus Award have been announced. The awards are presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society and winners will be announced in August at Sasquan, which will be held in Spokane. The Hall of Fame inductee and Lifetime Achievement inductee were previously announced and will be presented at Marcon 50.

Prometheus Awards

  • The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
  • Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett
  • A Better World, by Marcus Sakey
  • Influx, by Daniel Suarez

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