Libertarian Futurist Society
For immediate release: April 14, 2003
Libertarian Futurist Society announces Prometheus Award
finalists, and Hall of Fame finalists
Futurist Society has chosen finalists for its annual Prometheus
Award for Best Novel and its annual Prometheus Hall of Fame for
Classic Fiction. The winners will be announced over the Labor Day
weekend in Toronto, Ontario in an awards ceremony at the World
Science Fiction Convention.
2003 Prometheus award finalists
for Best Novel: (for novels published in 2002)
Ladder, by Greg Egan (EOS/HarperCollins)
* Dark Light,
by Ken MacLeod (TOR Books)
* Night Watch, by Terry
* Escape from Heaven, by J.
Neil Schulman (Pulpless.com)
* The Haunted Air, by F.
Paul Wilson (Forge Books)
2003 Prometheus Hall of Fame
finalists for Best Classic Fiction:
* A Clockwork Orange,
a novel by Anthony Burgess
* Requiem, a story by Robert
* That Hideous Strength, a novel by C.S.
* It Can't Happen Here, a novel by Sinclair
* The Lord of the Rings, a trilogy by J.R.
Ten novels were nominated for this year's
Prometheus Award for Best Novel. The other nominees were Net
Assets by Carl Bussjaeger (self published); The Tyrant, by Eric
Flynt and David Drake(Baen Books); Freedom's Ransom, by Anne
McCaffrey (Ace/Putnam); Picoverse, by Robert A. Metzger (Berkley
Trade); and Coyote, by Allen Steele (ACE/Putnam Books).
two dozen works were nominated for this years' Hall of Fame award,
including novels, short stories, and trilogies on film and in
Both 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.
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.
For more information,
including a history of the award winners, visit the LFS website at
www.lfs.org or contact LFS Director Victoria Varga
(Publicity@lfs.org), Best Novel Awards Committee Chair
Michael Grossberg (BestNovelChair@lfs.org), or LFS President and
Publicity Chair Chris Hibbert (650-968-6319,
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