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Saturday, August 28, 2010

A bit about the Prometheus

As I have mentioned that the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award is the only literary award Robert Anton Wilson ever received, and mentioned the Prometheus in my previous two blog postings, I thought I would post a bit of information about it.

The Prometheus was created by a science fiction writer, L. Neil Smith, in 1979, but it did not become an annual event until a group called the Libertarian Futurist Society was set up. Smith himself has received the Prometheus three times, leading to the misconception among some folks that he awarded himself the honor. He received those awards from members of the LFS, who deserve the credit (or the blame) for giving the awards.

The Prometheus is awarded every year for a current work and for a Hall of Fame work. More information here.

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