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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Prometheus Hall of Fame 2012 nominations

Here are the books nominated for consideration this year for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. The judges on our committee (including me) will whittle that down to about five nominees for a ballot to be presented to our general membership, which could include you, if you with to join.

Poul Anderson, "Sam Hall"
Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity
Lois McMaster Bujold, Falling Free
Harlan Ellison, "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman"
E. M. Forster, "The Machine Stops"
Donald M. Kingsbury, Courtship Rite
Rudyard Kipling, "As Easy as A.B.C."
C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength.
Edgar Pangborn, A Mirror for Observers
Rush, 2112
Robert Silverberg, A Time of Changes
Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Jack Vance, Emphyrio
T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn

My nominees are the Ellison, the Stevenson and the Vance.

The list of past winners is here.  It probably won't shock you that my favorite past winner is ILLUMINATUS! Robert Shea's acceptance speech is here.


Oz Fritz said...

The two I would vote for are Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'" and Ellison's "Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman." "Cryptonomicon" is on my list to read. The rest I'm unfamiliar with. I'm surprised Rush's 2112 album is in consideration as I thought this was strictly a literary award. Not so much a fan of their music.

fyreflye said...

Are all of the listed supposed to be books? Several to my knowledge are less than book length stories, though it's possible they may be reprinted in collections named after that particular story.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

The rules allow stories as well as novels, so, yes, there are two short stories on the list, and even a music recording.