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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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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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 Hall of Fame Winner

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced that Harlan Ellison’s story “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” will receive its Hall of Fame Award. The award will be presented on May 9 at Marcon, where F. Paul Wilson will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Wilson Receives Lifetime Achievement Prometheus

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced that F. Paul Wilson will receive the Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement at Marcon in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of May 8-10. This is only the third time the award has been presented, with Poul Anderson being honored in 2001 and Vernor Vinge recognized last year.

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Vinge to Receive Lifetime Award

Vernor Vinge will receive a Lifetime Achievement Prometheus Award from the Libertarian Futurist Society. This is only the second Lifetime Achievement Award the organization has presented. Vinge has won the Prometheus Awards on four separate occasions, for his novels Marooned in Realtime and A Deepness in the Sky and the Hall of Fame award for his stories “The Ungoverned” and “True Names.” He will receive the award during Marcon 50, where he will be one of the guests of honor, the weekend of May 8-10.

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