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Prometheus Award
Awarded for The best science fiction novel promoting individual freedom published in the United States in the previous calendar year
Country United States
Presented by Libertarian Futurist Society
First awarded 1979
Currently held by Cory Doctorow (Pirate Cinema)
Official website lfs.org

The Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science fiction novels given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society, which also publishes a quarterly journal Prometheus. L. Neil Smith established the award in 1979, but it was not awarded regularly until the newly founded Libertarian Futurist Society revived it in 1982. The Society created a Hall of Fame Award (for classic works of libertarian science fiction, not necessarily novels) in 1983, and also presents occasional one-off awards.

Multiple recipients[edit]

A few authors have won the award for best novel more than once:

  • Cory Doctorow (three times)
  • George Orwell (twice)
  • F. Paul Wilson (twice)
  • James P. Hogan (twice)
  • Vernor Vinge (twice)
  • Ken MacLeod (three times)
  • L. Neil Smith (three times)
  • Victor Koman (three times)

Process[edit]

Anyone may join the Libertarian Futurist Society at various levels: Basic, Full, or Full plus Committee.

Books published in a given year are eligible (although books from the last few months of the previous year are also eligible if it is felt that they have been overlooked).

  1. All members may nominate novels for the award.
  2. Members of the Best Novel Committee read at least 10-12 of the nominated novels and vote for a slate of 5 finalists.
  3. Full members (a higher price tier of membership) then vote on the finalists.

Step 2 happens in the first few months of the following year.

Step 3 happens in early summer of the following year.

The awards are given at the Annual WorldCon

Prometheus Award winners and nominees[edit]

  *   Winners   +   No winner selected

List of winners and finalists for the Prometheus Award
Year Author Novel Publisher Ref.
1979 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson* Wheels Within Wheels Doubleday [1]
1979 Anderson, PoulPoul Anderson The Avatar Berkley Books [1]
1979 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan The Genesis Machine Del Rey Books [1]
1982 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith* The Probability Broach Del Rey Books [2]
1982 Schulman, J. NeilJ. Neil Schulman Alongside Night Crown Publishers [2]
1982 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson An Enemy of the State Doubleday [2]
1982 Spinrad, NormanNorman Spinrad Songs from the Stars Simon & Schuster [2]
1982 Delany, Samuel R.Samuel R. Delany Tales of Nevèrÿon Bantam Books [2]
1982 Smith, Kay NolteKay Nolte Smith The Watcher Ace Books [2]
1983 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan* Voyage from Yesteryear Del Rey Books [3]
1983 Maxwell, AnnAnn Maxwell Fire Dancer New American Library [3]
1983 Heinlein, Robert A.Robert A. Heinlein Friday Holt, Rinehart and Winston [3]
1983 May, JulianJulian May The Many-Colored Land Houghton Mifflin [3]
1983 Niven, LarryLarry Niven and Pournelle, JerryJerry Pournelle Oath of Fealty Phantasia Press [3]
1984 Schulman, J. NeilJ. Neil Schulman* The Rainbow Cadenza Simon & Schuster [4]
1984 Holzer, ErikaErika Holzer Double Crossing Putnam [4]
1984 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith The Nagasaki Vector Del Rey Books [4]
1984 Anderson, PoulPoul Anderson Orion Shall Rise Phantasia Press [4]
1984 Bradley, Marion ZimmerMarion Zimmer Bradley and Lichtenberg, JacquelineJacqueline Lichtenberg Thendara House DAW Books [4]
1985 (no award)+ [5]
1985 Dickson, Gordon R.Gordon R. Dickson The Final Encyclopedia Tor Books [5]
1985 Stine, G. HarryG. Harry Stine Manna Analog Science Fiction and Fact [5]
1985 Vinge, VernorVernor Vinge The Peace War Analog Science Fiction and Fact [5]
1985 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith Tom Paine Maru Del Rey Books [5]
1985 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson The Tomb Berkley Books [5]
1986 Milán, VictorVictor Milán* The Cybernetic Samurai Arbor House [6]
1986 Smith, Kay NolteKay Nolte Smith Elegy for a Soprano Severn House [6]
1986 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith The Gallatin Divergence Del Rey Books [6]
1986 Cook, GlenGlen Cook A Matter of Time Ace Books [6]
1986 Dick, Philip K.Philip K. Dick Radio Free Albemuth Arbor House [6]
1987 Vinge, VernorVernor Vinge* Marooned in Realtime Analog Science Fiction and Fact [7]
1987 Snodgrass, Melinda M.Melinda M. Snodgrass Circuit Berkley Books [7]
1987 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith The Crystal Empire Tor Books [7]
1987 Slonczewski, JoanJoan Slonczewski A Door into Ocean Arbor House [7]
1987 Atwood, MargaretMargaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale McClelland & Stewart [7]
1988 Koman, VictorVictor Koman* The Jehovah Contract Franklin Watts [8]
1988 Snodgrass, Melinda M.Melinda M. Snodgrass Circuit Breaker Berkley Books [8]
1988 Thomas, Thomas T.Thomas T. Thomas First Citizen Baen Books [8]
1988 Brin, DavidDavid Brin The Uplift War Phantasia Press [8]
1988 Dickson, Gordon R.Gordon R. Dickson Way of the Pilgrim Ace Books [8]
1989 Linaweaver, BradBrad Linaweaver* Moon of Ice Arbor House [9]
1989 Stiegler, MarcMarc Stiegler David's Sling Baen Books [9]
1989 Bujold, Lois McMasterLois McMaster Bujold Falling Free Analog Science Fiction and Fact [9]
1989 Snodgrass, Melinda M.Melinda M. Snodgrass Final Circuit Ace Books [9]
1989 Heinlein, Robert A.Robert A. Heinlein To Sail Beyond the Sunset Ace Books [9]
1990 Koman, VictorVictor Koman* Solomon's Knife Franklin Watts [10]
1990 Anderson, PoulPoul Anderson The Boat of a Million Years Tor Books [10]
1990 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith Henry Martyn Tor Books [10]
1990 Longyear, Barry B.Barry B. Longyear Infinity Hold Questar [10]
1990 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan The Mirror Maze Bantam Spectra [10]
1991 Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn* In the Country of the Blind Baen Books [11]
1991 Milán, VictorVictor Milán The Cybernetic Shogun William Morrow and Company [11]
1991 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson The Tery Baen Books [11]
1991 Stirling, S. M.S. M. Stirling Under the Yoke Baen Books [11]
1991 Moore, AlanAlan Moore and Lloyd, DavidDavid Lloyd V for Vendetta Warner Books [11]
1992 Niven, LarryLarry Niven, Pournelle, JerryJerry Pournelle and Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn* Fallen Angels Baen Books [12]
1992 Carey, DianeDiane Carey Distant Drums Domain [12]
1992 Rosenberg, JoelJoel Rosenberg D'Shai Ace Books [12]
1992 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan The Infinity Gambit Bantam Books [12]
1992 Thomas, Thomas T.Thomas T. Thomas ME: A Novel of Self-Discovery Baen Books [12]
1992 Platt, CharlesCharles Platt The Silicon Man Bantam Spectra [12]
1992 David, PeterPeter David Star Trek #57: The Rift Pocket Books [12]
1992 Smith, Kay NolteKay Nolte Smith A Tale of the Wind Villard [12]
1993 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan* The Multiplex Man Bantam Spectra [13]
1993 Card, Orson ScottOrson Scott Card The Memory of Earth Tor Books [13]
1993 Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson Snow Crash Bantam Spectra [13]
1993 Varley, JohnJohn Varley Steel Beach Ace Books [13]
1993 Forward, Robert L.Robert L. Forward Timemaster Tor Books [13]
1993 Borough, Rex DenverRex Denver Borough A Woman's Place American West Books [13]
1994 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith* Pallas Tor Books [14]
1994 Kress, NancyNancy Kress Beggars in Spain AvoNova/William Morrow [14]
1994 Engh, M. J.M. J. Engh Rainbow Man Tor Books [14]
1994 Platt, CharlesCharles Platt The Silicon Man Bantam Spectra [14]
1994 Thomson, AmyAmy Thomson Virtual Girl Ace Books [14]
1995 Anderson, PoulPoul Anderson* The Stars Are Also Fire Tor Books [15]
1995 Koontz, DeanDean Koontz Dark Rivers of the Heart Charnel House [15]
1995 Fulmer, RichardRichard Fulmer Deadly Care Vantage Press [15]
1995 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson The Select Headline [15]
1995 Attanasio, A. A.A. A. Attanasio Solis Hodder & Stoughton [15]
1996 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod* The Star Fraction Legend Books [16]
1996 Milán, VictorVictor Milán CLD: Collective Landing Detachment AvoNova [16]
1996 Russell, Eric FrankEric Frank Russell and Foster, Alan DeanAlan Dean Foster Design for Great-Day Tor Books [16]
1996 Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson The Diamond Age Bantam Spectra [16]
1996 Le Guin, Ursula K.Ursula K. Le Guin Four Ways to Forgiveness Harper Prism [16]
1997 Koman, VictorVictor Koman* Kings of the High Frontier Pulpless.com [17]
1997 Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn Firestar Tor Books [17]
1997 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan Paths to Otherwhere Baen Books [17]
1997 Linaweaver, BradBrad Linaweaver Sliders: the Novel Boulevard Books [17]
1997 Gould, StevenSteven Gould Wildside Tor Books [17]
1998 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod* The Stone Canal Legend Books [18]
1998 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith Bretta Martyn Tor Books [18]
1998 Cherryh, C. J.C. J. Cherryh Finity's End Warner Books [18]
1998 Anderson, PoulPoul Anderson The Fleet of Stars Tor Books [18]
1998 Kosko, BartBart Kosko Nanotime Avon Books [18]
1999 Varley, JohnJohn Varley* The Golden Globe Ace Books [19]
1999 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson and Costello, MatthewMatthew Costello Masque Aspect/Warner Books [19]
1999 Bova, BenBen Bova Moonwar Hodder & Stoughton [19]
1999 Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn Rogue Star Tor Books [19]
1999 Tiggre, Don L.Don L. Tiggre Y2K: The Millennium Bug Xlibris [19]
2000 Vinge, VernorVernor Vinge* A Deepness in the Sky Tor Books [20]
2000 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Cassini Division Orbit Books [20]
2000 Hogan, James P.James P. Hogan Cradle of the Sun Baen Books [20]
2000 Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson Cryptonomicon Avon Books [20]
2000 Benford, GregoryGregory Benford The Martian Race Aspect/Warner Books [20]
2001 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith* The Forge of the Elders Baen Books [21]
2001 White, SteveSteve White Eagle Against the Stars Baen Books [21]
2001 Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn Lodestar Tor Books [21]
2001 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Sky Road Orbit Books [21]
2001 Pratchett, TerryTerry Pratchett The Truth HarperCollins [21]
2002 Kingsbury, DonaldDonald Kingsbury* Psychohistorical Crisis Tor Books [22]
2002 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith The American Zone Tor Books [22]
2002 Michalson, KarenKaren Michalson Enemy Glory Tor Books [22]
2002 Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn Falling Stars Tor Books [22]
2002 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson Hosts Tor Books [22]
2003 Pratchett, TerryTerry Pratchett* Night Watch Doubleday [23]
2003 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod Dark Light Orbit Books [23]
2003 Schulman, J. NeilJ. Neil Schulman Escape from Heaven Pulpless.com [23]
2003 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson The Haunted Air Tor Books [23]
2003 Egan, GregGreg Egan Schild's Ladder Gollancz [23]
2004 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson* Sims Tor Books [24]
2004 Rowling, J. K.J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bloomsbury Publishing [24]
2004 Goodkind, TerryTerry Goodkind Naked Empire Tor Books [24]
2004 Levinson, PaulPaul Levinson The Pixel Eye Tor Books [24]
2004 Moriarty, ChrisChris Moriarty Spin State Bantam Spectra [24]
2005 Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson* The System of the World William Morrow [25]
2005 Linaweaver, BradBrad Linaweaver and Hastings, J. KentJ. Kent Hastings Anarquia Sense of Wonder Press [25]
2005 Moon, ElizabethElizabeth Moon Marque and Reprisal Del Rey Books [25]
2005 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod Newton's Wake: A Space Opera Orbit Books [25]
2005 Crichton, MichaelMichael Crichton State of Fear HarperCollins [25]
2006 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod* Learning the World Orbit Books [26]
2006 Mosley, WalterWalter Mosley 47 Little, Brown [26]
2006 Suprynowicz, VinVin Suprynowicz The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Resistance Mountain Media [26]
2006 Goodkind, TerryTerry Goodkind Chainfire Tor Books [26]
2006 Stross, CharlesCharles Stross The Hidden Family Tor Books [26]
2006 Wolfe, ClaireClaire Wolfe and Zelman, AaronAaron Zelman RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone Rebelfire Press [26]
2007 Stross, CharlesCharles Stross* Glasshouse Ace Books [27]
2007 Card, Orson ScottOrson Scott Card Empire Tor Books [27]
2007 Scalzi, JohnJohn Scalzi The Ghost Brigades Tor Books [27]
2007 Wilson, F. PaulF. Paul Wilson Harbingers Tor Books [27]
2007 Vinge, VernorVernor Vinge Rainbows End Tor Books [27]
2008 Turtledove, HarryHarry Turtledove* The Gladiator Tor Books [28]
2008 Walton, JoJo Walton* Ha'penny Tor Books [28]
2008 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Execution Channel Orbit Books [28]
2008 Niven, LarryLarry Niven and Lerner, Edward M.Edward M. Lerner Fleet of Worlds Tor Books [28]
2008 Buckell, Tobias S.Tobias S. Buckell Ragamuffin Tor Books [28]
2009 Doctorow, CoryCory Doctorow* Little Brother Tor Books [29]
2009 Walton, JoJo Walton Half a Crown Tor Books [29]
2009 Flynn, Michael F.Michael F. Flynn The January Dancer Tor Books [29]
2009 Banks, Iain M.Iain M. Banks Matter Orbit Books [29]
2009 Turtledove, HarryHarry Turtledove Opening Atlantis Roc Books [29]
2009 Stross, CharlesCharles Stross Saturn's Children Ace Books [29]
2010 Kollin, Dani and EytanDani and Eytan Kollin* The Unincorporated Man Tor Books [30]
2010 Card, Orson ScottOrson Scott Card Hidden Empire Tor Books [30]
2010 Turtledove, HarryHarry Turtledove Liberating Atlantis Roc Books [30]
2010 Doctorow, CoryCory Doctorow Makers Tor Books [30]
2010 Turtledove, HarryHarry Turtledove The United States of Atlantis Roc Books [30]
2011 Hoyt, Sarah A.Sarah A. Hoyt* Darkship Thieves Baen Books [31]
2011 Smith, L. NeilL. Neil Smith Ceres Phoenix Pick [31]
2011 Doctorow, CoryCory Doctorow For the Win Tor Books [31]
2011 MacArdry, KevinKevin MacArdry The Last Trumpet Project Lulu [31]
2011 Ringo, JohnJohn Ringo Live Free or Die Baen Books [31]
2012 Cline, ErnestErnest Cline* Ready Player One Random House [32]
2012 Sherman, DeliaDelia Sherman* The Freedom Maze Big Mouth House [32]
2012 Vinge, VernorVernor Vinge The Children of the Sky Tor Books [32]
2012 James, Thomas L.Thomas L. James and Carlsson, Carl C.Carl C. Carlsson In the Shadow of Ares Amazon Kindle [32]
2012 MacLeod, KenKen MacLeod The Restoration Game Orbit Books [32]
2012 Pratchett, TerryTerry Pratchett Snuff Doubleday [32]
2013 Doctorow, CoryCory Doctorow* Pirate Cinema Tor Books [33]
2013 Buckell, Tobias S.Tobias S. Buckell Arctic Rising Tor Books [33]
2013 Kollin, Dani and EytanDani and Eytan Kollin The Unincorporated Future Tor Books [33]
2013 Hoyt, Sarah A.Sarah A. Hoyt Darkship Renegades Baen Books [33]
2013 Suarez, DanielDaniel Suarez Kill Decision Dutton [33]
2014 Doctorow, CoryCory Doctorow* Homeland Tor Books [34]
2014 Naam, RamezRamez Naam* Nexus Angry Robot [34]
2014 Hoyt, Sarah A.Sarah A. Hoyt A Few Good Men Baen Books [34]
2014 Naam, RamezRamez Naam Crux Angry Robot [34]
2014 Sakey, MarcusMarcus Sakey Brilliance Thomas & Mercer [34]

Hall of Fame Award recipients[edit]

Special Award recipients[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1982 Prometheus Awards". Locus. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
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