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Friday, August 20, 2021

Prometheus Awards ceremony online Saturday

                                                       This year's Prometheus Award winner 

Science fiction writers Barry Longyear  and F. Paul Wilson and Reason magazine editors Jesse Walker and Katherine Mangu-Ward are among the writers who will be featured during the 41st Prometheus Awards ceremony, scheduled online at 3 p.m. Saturday Eastern Daylight Time.

The awards presentation will be about a half hour and will be followed by a panel discussion that also will feature William Stoddard, president of the Libertarian Futurist Society, and moderated by Chris Hibbert, a longtime LFS stalwart. Full details and Zoom link are here.  

If you miss the live event, a recording will be posted later. 

Many readers will know who Longyear and Wilson are; I've linked to  their bios. They are prolific writers who have piled up many awards and seen their works made into movies. If you are a RAW fan, you likely know Walker, the author of two excellent books, Rebels on the Air; An Alternative History of Radio in America (2001) and The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (2013). He's Reason magazine's book editor. Mangu-Ward is the editor of Reason and has written many fine articles. Stoddard has a long involvement with the Prometheus Awards and is an excellent critic. 

I expect an interesting discussion and I'm not just saying that because of my own involvement with the Prometheus Award; if this was a panel discussion at a science fiction convention I was at, I'd make a point of attending. 

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