LFS member Fred Moulton presented the 2011 Prometheus Awards in mid-August 2011 at Renovation, the Reno, Nevada, Worldcon.
Sarah Hoyt won for Best Novel for Darkship Thieves, a coming-of-age saga depicting a plausible anarchist society among the asteroids and a heroic woman’s fight for her freedom and identity against a tyrannical Earth). The Hall of Fame award for Best Classic Fiction went to George Orwell’s 1945 novel Animal Farm.
An excerpt from Hoyt’s acceptance speech:
“I wrote Darkship Thieves because I was furious. Right about the time that cloning started being talked about, I expected and wasn’t disappointed, to see the spate of books coming out, about how cloning was a bad thing… I expected the dystopian view. What I also expected but didn’t like was the fact that the tone of all these novels was, “there ought to be a law,” Hoyt said.
“And the fact that all these corruptions of the technology were envisioned as happening as if society were “free,” and people were able to do this. And that made me furious.”