Libertarian Futurist Society
Cory Doctorow won the award for Best Novel for Pirate Cinema (TOR Books). Doctorow also won the Best Novel award in 2009 for Little Brother. Doctorow explores themes of artistic freedom, Internet freedom and peaceful social change while shedding light on issues of copyright and government surveillance in Pirate Cinema, an optimistic young-adult novel about a young pirate filmmaker whose Internet activity threatens his family with government reprisals and who learns to fight back against outdated forms of control.
Cryptonomicon, a 1999 novel by Neal Stephenson, has won the 2013 Prometheus Hall of Fame award for Best Classic Fiction. Set during World War II and during the early 21st century, Stephenson's novel explores the implications for a free society in the development of computation and cryptography.
At its award ceremony to be held at 1pm on Friday, August 30th at the WorldCon in San Antonio, the Libertarian Futurist Society will present a plaque and one-ounce gold coin to Cory Doctorow. A smaller gold coin and a plaque will be presented to Neal Stephenson.
Also recognized as Best Novel finalists for the best pro-freedom novel of the past year are Arctic Rising, by Tobias Buckell (TOR Books); The Unincorporated Future, by Dani and Eytan Kollin (TOR Books); Darkship Renegades, by Sarah Hoyt (Baen Books); and Kill Decision, by Daniel Suarez (Dutton - Penguin).
Also recognized as Hall of Fame finalists: "Sam Hall", by Poul Anderson (a short story, published 1953 in Astounding); Falling Free, by Lois McMaster Bujold (a novel, published 1988); "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman", by Harlan Ellison (a short story, published 1965 in Galaxy); Courtship Rite, by Donald M. Kingsbury (a novel, published 1982); and "As Easy as A.B.C.", by Rudyard Kipling (a short story, published in London Magazine in 1912).
|2013||April 2013 Best Novel and HOF,||7/20: Pirate Cinema and Cryptonomicon|
|2012||HOF: February, 2012, Best Novel: April, 2012||7/13: Ready Player One and The Freedom Maze||Prometheus Newsletters Online|
|2011||HOF: March, 2011, Best Novel: April, 2011||7/4: Darkship Thieves||Award Ceremony (YouTube)|
|2010||March, 2010||7/10: The Unincorporated Man|
|2009||March, 2009||7/06: Little Brother|
|2008||March, 2008||7/08: Ha'penny and The Gladiator, plus a Special Award for V For Vendetta|
|2007||March, 2007||9/07: Glasshouse|
|2006||March, 2006||8/06: Learning the World and a Special Award for Serenity|
|2005||March, 2005||8/05: The System of the World and Two Special Awards||10/04: Nominee list|
|2004||May, 2004||9/04: Sims|
|2003||April 2003||8/03: Night Watch|
|2002||9/02: Psychohistorical Crisis|
|2001||April 2001||9/01: Forge of the Elders||6/01: Poul Anderson (Special Award)|
|2000||June 11, 2000|
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