LFS announces works by Anderson, Heinlein, Kipling, Vinge, Vonnegut and Williamson as 2017 Prometheus Hall of Fame finalists
The Libertarian Futurist Society has chosen six finalists for the 2017 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, given in recognition of a classic work of science fiction or fantasy with libertarian themes. This year's finalists are
In addition to the six finalists, the Hall of Fame Committee considered eight other works: "The End of the Line," by James H. Schmitz; "The Exit Door Leads In," by Philip K. Dick; The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood; The Island Worlds, by Eric Kotani and John Maddox Roberts; Lord of the Flies, by William Golding; Manna, by Lee Correy; "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," by Ursula Le Guin; and A Time of Changes, by Robert Silverberg.
The final vote by LFS members will take place in mid-2017. The Prometheus Hall of Fame award will be presented at a major science fiction convention.
The Prometheus Awards, one of the oldest fan-based awards in SF, have recognized outstanding works of science fiction and fantasy that dramatize the perennial conflict between liberty and power, expose the abuses and excesses of coercive government, critique or satirize authoritarian ideas, or champion individual rights and freedoms as the mutually respectful foundation for civilization, cooperation, peace, prosperity, progress and justice.
Nominees, which must have been published or broadcast at least five years ago, may be in any narrative or dramatic form, including prose fiction, stage plays, film, television, other video, graphic novels, song lyrics, or epic or narrative verse; they must explore themes relevant to libertarianism and must be science fiction, fantasy, or related genres.
Nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame Award can be submitted at any time to committee chair William H. Stoddard. While only LFS members are eligible to nominate, any fan, author or publisher may suggest works for consideration.
For more information, contact LFS President William H. Stoddard or LFS Secretary Michael Grossberg.
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