Newsletter of the Libertarian Futurist Society
Please accept my personal thanks for the fine work you’re doing in reviving Neil Smith’s Prometheus Awards. In the promotion of libertarianism, this sort of project ranks very big, indeed in my estimation—certainly an infusion of libertarian ideas into the mainstream of American literature is a most worthy and effective way to promote our ideals of liberty, and the Libertarian Futurist Society’s decision to give recognition and encouragement to the oft-unsung heroes in the literary frontlines of our freedom fight is simply wonderful.
Chairman, Libertarian International
I think fandom is a great place to find libertarians and people open to new and free ideas. I’m glad that someone is doing what you people at LFS are. In the long run, I’m sure it will have more of an effect that what many other activist Libertarian groups are doing.
By the way, I’m happy that in the last issue of Prometheus you recognized that LFS outreach at the Worldcon in Chicago needed much improvement. It’s refreshing to see a group so upfront with self-criticism. The impression I had gotten at the Prometheus Award presentation was that no one was interested in new people, and that you were happy with the group as it was. I admit my opinion might have been different if I had been able to make the LFS party. Hope you can take this criticism as constructive; often it’s the people that you do not pull in that can best tell you what you did wrong.
After that, I feel like I should sake a positive suggestion. So, at the next Worldcon plan to have the award presentation (or party) earlier and schedule a short reception afterward with any authors who attend and use that as one place to meet new people.
Peter Michael Spagnuolo
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