Organization for fans of libertarian science fiction
  • Prometheus Awards - Annual awards (Best Novel, Hall of Fame) granted by the Libertarian Futurist Society
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Libertarian Futurist Society
Sections include: newsletter archive, press releases and Prometheus awards (including nominees, finalists and winners)
"The Libertarian Futurist Society was founded in 1982 to recognize and promote libertarian science fiction. The LFS is a tax-exempt nonprofit group with an international membership of libertarians and freedom-loving science fiction fans who believe cultural change is as vital as political change in achieving freedom. After all, imagination is the first step in envisioning a free future — and the peace, prosperity and progress that can take humankind to the stars."

Awards Granted

1979 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Wheels Within Wheels
Related Topic: F. Paul Wilson
1982 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Probability Broach
Related Topic: L. Neil Smith
1983 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Voyage from Yesteryear
Related Topic: James P. Hogan
1983 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Atlas Shrugged
Related Topic: Ayn Rand
1983 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Related Topic: Robert A. Heinlein
1984 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Rainbow Cadenza
Related Topic: J. Neil Schulman
1984 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Fahrenheit 451
Related Topic: Ray Bradbury
1984 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Nineteen Eighty-Four
Related Topic: George Orwell
1985 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Trader to the Stars
Related Topic: Poul Anderson
1986 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Cybernetic Samurai
Related Topic: Victor Milán
1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Illuminatus! Trilogy
Related Topic: Robert Anton Wilson
1987 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Marooned in Realtime
Related Topic: Vernor Vinge
1987 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Anthem
Related Topic: Ayn Rand
1987 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Stranger in a Strange Land
Related Topic: Robert A. Heinlein
1988 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Jehovah Contract
Related Topic: Victor Koman
1989 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Moon of Ice
Related Topic: Brad Linaweaver
1989 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Alongside Night
Related Topic: J. Neil Schulman
1990 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Solomon's Knife
Related Topic: Victor Koman
1990 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Healer
Related Topic: F. Paul Wilson
1991 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For In the Country of the Blind
Related Topic: Michael Flynn
1991 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For An Enemy of the State
Related Topic: F. Paul Wilson
1992 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Fallen Angels
1993 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Multiplex Man
Related Topic: James P. Hogan
1994 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Pallas
Related Topic: L. Neil Smith
1995 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Stars are also Fire
Related Topic: Poul Anderson
1995 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Star Fox
Related Topic: Poul Anderson
1996 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Star Fraction
Related Topic: Ken MacLeod
1996 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Red Planet
Related Topic: Robert A. Heinlein
1997 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Kings of the High Frontier
Related Topic: Victor Koman
1997 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Methuselah's Children
Related Topic: Robert A. Heinlein
1998 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Stone Canal
Related Topic: Ken MacLeod
1998 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Time Enough for Love
Related Topic: Robert A. Heinlein
1998 Special Prometheus Award
For Free Space (anthology)
Related Topic: Brad Linaweaver
1999 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Golden Globe
Related Topic: John Varley
2000 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For A Deepness in the Sky
Related Topic: Vernor Vinge
2000 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Emperor's New Clothes
Related Topic: Hans Christian Andersen
2001 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Forge of the Elders
Related Topic: L. Neil Smith
2001 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Survival of Freedom
Related Topic: Jerry Pournelle
2001 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Related Topic: Poul Anderson
2002 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Prisoner
Related Topic: Patrick McGoohan
2003 Best Novel Prometheus Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Night Watch
Related Topic: Terry Pratchett
2003 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Requiem
Related Topic: Robert A. Heinlein
2004 Prometheus Best Novel Award, Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Sims
Related Topic: F. Paul Wilson
2004 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Ungoverned
Related Topic: Vernor Vinge
2009 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Lord of the Rings
Related Topic: J. R. R. Tolkien
2011 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Animal Farm
Related Topic: George Orwell
2014 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Related Topic: Vernor Vinge
2015 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Related Topic: F. Paul Wilson
2016 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Related Topic: L. Neil Smith
Prometheus Best Novel Award
"... the Libertarian Futurist Society revived the Prometheus Award for best libertarian novel of the year."
Related Topic: Prometheus Awards
Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
"The Prometheus Hall of Fame Award is designed to honor classic libertarian fiction."
Related Topic: Prometheus Awards

Articles

The Society That Will Help You Bolster Your Libertarian Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List, by Amy H. Sturgis, 2 Aug 2016
Introduction to the Libertarian Futurist Society, the Prometheus and brief descriptions of the 2016 Best Novel and Hall of Fame winners and a 2016 Special Award
"Do you dream of a free future? Are you looking for challenging speculative fiction that wrestles with big ideas? Are you interested in how such fiction 'can promote an appreciation of the value of liberty as the prerequisite for cooperation, peace, prosperity and a just society'? If you answered yes to these questions, you should check out the Libertarian Futurist Society. Now is the perfect time to get to know the Libertarian Futurist Society, because summer is award season. Every year the LFS sponsors the Prometheus Awards."
Related Topic: Prometheus Awards
NewVonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award, by Jesse Walker, 17 Jan 2017
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
"The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced its finalists for this year's Hall of Fame award. This is one of two prizes the group gives out annually: The Prometheus Award honors the best libertarian-themed novel of the past year, while the Hall of Fame Award goes to libertarian fiction that first appeared at least half a decade ago. The focus is on science fiction—hence that word 'Futurist'—but non-sf works are occasionally added to the mix."
Robert Anton Wilson, by Jeff Riggenbach, 15 Aug 2011
Biographical essay, including a lengthy digression on the thought of Ralph Borsodi, founder of the publisher of a magazine co-edited by Wilson in the early 1960's; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 4 Aug 2011
"Illuminatus! won the Libertarian Futurist Society's Hall of Fame Award in 1986. This award has also been won over the years by such works as Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and Anthem, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four and Animal Farm, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, ... Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Winning the Hall of Fame Award amounts to a kind of official recognition: this work is a true classic of libertarian science fiction or fantasy."

Publications

Prometheus
Quarterly newsletter, 1982-2005 and 2010-present
"First published in 1982, the newsletter of the LFS, Prometheus, is devoted to libertarian science fiction and speculative fiction. The content includes book and movie reviews, interviews with libertarian sf writers (including L. Neil Smith, Vernor Vinge, Brad Linaweaver, and James P. Hogan), articles on libertarian sf, essays by libertarian authors, cutting edge news about authors and books, and updates on the annual Prometheus Award."