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Sunday, October 4, 2020

I try to explain 'Illuminatus!' to ordinary readers


The Libertarian Futurist Society has been running a series of "appreciations" on the group's blog on literary works that have won the Prometheus Award, the award for libertarian science fiction that's been given out for about 40 years now.

There's a pretty large list of titles that have won both the Prometheus Award and the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. As the Illuminatus! trilogy won the Hall of Fame Award in 1986 (in a tie with Cyril Kornbluth's The Syndic) and as I am a member of the LFS, I was given the assignment of writing about Illuminatus!

So I wrote a blog post, and it's been posted, along with background material on the award and on Wilson and Shea added by another LFS member. How did I do? 

If you like science fiction, there's a lot of other stuff at the blog to look at. 


Eric Wagner said...

Terrific introduction to Illuminatus!, Wilson, and Shea.

Rasa said...

There is so much that can be said about Illuminatus! You did a really nice job bringing it all into a quick synopsis that should intrigue curious readers. Cool!