“I consider it to be a great honor. I take this award with considerable seriousness,” Ellison said.
“When I received the initial nomination (in 2011), I was enormously impressed….. George Orwell (Animal Farm), Rudyard Kipling (“As Easy as A.B.C.”), E.M. Forster (“The Machine Stops”)… That’s pretty stiff competition to be in. It’s now four years later, and I’m very pleased to be getting the Prometheus Award.”
“I’ve never been a Republican, never been a Democrat, communist, socialist, fascist or anything else,” Ellison said.
“If you want to call me a libertarian, I have no objections… We’ll sit down sometime and have our discussions.
In the meantime,… I’m enormously pleased to be getting this award.”