Prometheus Awards nominations
By Michael Grossberg
LFS members are invited to nominate a work for this year’s Prometheus Awards. All current LFS members have the privilege of nominating works for any of our awards.
The LFS is looking for worthy candidates in two annual categories: Best Novel, Best Classic Fiction (Hall of Fame) and also in our occasional Special Awards category (which covers anthologies, lifetime achievement and other achievements that fall outside the scope of our two annual categories.)
The deadline to submit awards nominations to the awards committee chairs is February 15, 2005. If you are aware of worthy candidates now, please notify us immediately.
Warning: As always, there is no guarantee that a last-minute nominations made around February 15, will arrive in time for the committees to have adequate time to obtain and review the nominee before our voting deadlines. Especially this year, since our annual awards are usually announced at the Worldcons but this year’s Worldcon will be a month earlier (August 4-8, Glasgow, Scotland), we want to make sure that all LFS members have the usual three months to obtain and read (or view) the finalists before voting for the winners.
The eligibility rules:
- Works may be nominated for the Hall of Fame category if they were first published or broadcast more than five years ago. This category is open to many things: novels, novellas, short stories, trilogies, series, anthologies, plays, poems, comic books, films, TV episodes and TV series.
- Only novels may be nominated for the Best Novel category. The award is limited to novels published in English during 2004, or during the two previous months (November/December 2003) if previously overlooked.
- To nominate a novel for the Best Novel category, send the title, author, publisher and a short statement (or review) describing why you’re nominating it to LFS Best Novel judging committee chair, Michael Grossberg (firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-236-5040).
- To nominate something or someone for our Special Award, a bit more is required. Send a short nominating statement identifying the nominee and why the nominee deserves this rare honor, to LFS Board President Chris Hibbert (email@example.com).
- To nominate something for the Hall of Fame, send the title, author and a description of the type of work (novel, story, film, TV episode, etc.) to the LFS Hall of Fame judging committee chair, Lynn Maners (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No Special Award nominations have been received yet this year. The lists of nominated works in the Best Novel and Hall of Fame categories (as of January 5) appear below.
Prometheus Award Best Novel Nominees
- State of Fear, by Michael Chrichton (Harper Collins)
- For Us, the Living, by Robert Heinlein (Scribner Books)
- Anarquía, by Brad Linaweaver (Sense of Wonder Press)
- Newton’s Wake, by Ken MacLeod (TOR Books)
- Marque and Reprisal, by Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey)
- Hostile Takeover, by Susan Shwartz (TOR Books)
- Coyote Rising, by Allen Steele (Ace Books)
- The Confusion, by Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
- The System of the World, by Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
- Iron Sunrise, by Charlie Stross (Ace Books)
- Freehold, by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen Books)
- Crisscross, by F. Paul Wilson (TOR Books)
- Last Guardian of Everness, by John Wright (TOR Books)
Prometheus Award Hall of Fame Nominees
- The Artifact, novel (1990) by Michael Gear
- “As Easy as ABC,” short story (1912) by Rudyard Kipling
- Back in the USSA, novel (1997) by Eugene Byrne and Kim Newman
- The Book of Merlyn, novel (1977) by T. H. White
- It Can’t Happen Here, novel (1936) by Sinclair Lewis
- A Clockwork Orange, novel (1963) by Anthony Burgess
- Let Us Prey, novel (1992) by Bill Branon
- The Man Who Fell to Earth, feature film (1976) starring David Bowie
- That Hideous Strength, novel (1965) by C. S. Lewis
- The Lord of the Rings, trilogy of novels (1954) by J. R. Tolkien
- The Second Civil War, HBO Home Video movie (1997)
- A Time of Changes, novel (1971) by Robert Silverberg
- V for Vendetta, graphic novel (1997) by Alan Moore
- We the Living, feature film (1942) of Ayn Rand’s novel
- The Weapon Shops of Isher, novel (1951) by A. E. van Vogt