The Libertarian Futurist Society’s annual awards ceremony will take place online this year via Zoom, on 13 August, starting at 2 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (1 PM Central, noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific). The Best Novel Award will be given to Wil McCarthy for Rich Man’s Sky, and the Hall of Fame Award to Robert A. Heinlein for Citizen of the Galaxy.
Joining us as presenters will be past Prometheus Award winners Travis Corcoran and F. Paul Wilson.
Corcoran has won the Prometheus Award twice, for his novels The Powers of the Earth and Causes of Separation; he will present the Best Novel Award.
F. Paul Wilson has won five awards for his novels Wheels within Wheels (the first winner), Healer, An Enemy of the State, and Sims and his short story “Lipidleggin’.”
Wilson is also one of four recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Poul Anderson, L. Neil Smith, and Vernor Vinge. He will present the Hall of Fame Award.
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