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Saturday, November 16, 2019

A look back at the Prometheus Award winners

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Prometheus Award, Michael Grossberg, the founder of the Libertarian Futurist Society (the group that gives the award) has been doing a series of appreciations of the winners for the Prometheus Awards blog. 

The books he's covered so far are Wheels Within Wheels by F. Paul Wilson; The Probability Broach, L. Neil Smith; Voyage from Yesteryear, James P. Hogan; The Rainbow Cadenza, J. Neil Schulman; The Cybernetic Samurai, Victor Milan; Marooned in Real Time, Vernor Vinge; The Jehovah Contract, Victor Koman, and Moon of Ice, Brad Linaweaver.

Most of these pieces are written by Michael, but there's also a piece by William Stoddard about 1985, when the LFS went with No Award rather than give an award. As Stoddard notes, the  year actually had "some fairly strong choices." I've read one of them, Lee Correy's Manna, and it's not bad.

With 40 years of awards, there's much more to come.

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