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The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced its Best Novel and Best Classic Fiction (Hall of Fame) finalists for its annual Prometheus Awards.

The awards will be presented during Loncon 3, the 72nd annual World Science Fiction Convention August 14-18, 2014, in London.

Here are the Best Novel finalists (in alphabetical order by author) of this year's Prometheus Award for the best pro-freedom novel of 2013:

Here are the 2014 finalists (in chronological order) for the Prometheus Hall of Fame award for Best Classic Fiction:

Nine novels were nominated for this year's Best Novel category. The other nominees: Seven Against Mars by Martin Berman-Gorvine (Wildside), Armageddon’s Princess, by Anthony Pacheco (Amazon, Barnes Noble), The Long War, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Harper Collins) and Shadow of Freedom, by David Weber (Baen Books)

The Prometheus Award, sponsored by the Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS), was established in 1979, making it one of the most enduring awards after the Nebula and Hugo awards, and one of the oldest fan-based awards currently in sf. Presented annually since 1982 at the World Science Fiction Convention, the Prometheus Awards include a gold coin and plaque for the winners.

The Prometheus awards honor outstanding science fiction/fantasy that explores the possibilities of a free future, champions human rights (including personal and economic liberty), dramatizes the perennial conflict between individuals and coercive governments, or critiques the tragic consequences of abuse of power - especially by the State.

For a full list of past Prometheus Award winners in all categories, visit www.lfs.org. Membership in the Libertarian Futurist Society is open to any science fiction fan interested in how fiction can promote an appreciation of the value of liberty.

For more information, contact LFS Board President William H. Stoddard (president@lfs.org) or Best Novel awards coordinator Michael Grossberg (BestNovel@lfs.org)

Previous Press Releases

YearFinalistsWinnersOther News
2014 Jan 2014 HOF April 2014 Best Novel [full release in progress]    
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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