The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winner of the 2017 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, honoring works published in 2016 that “examine the meaning of freedom.”
- The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo (Grove Press/Black Cat)
- The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
- The Corporation Wars: Insurgence, Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
- The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver (HarperCollins)
- Blade of p’Na, L. Neil Smith (Phoenix Pick)
They also announced the winner of the Hall of Fame Award, “given in recognition of a classic work of science fiction or fantasy with libertarian themes.”
Hall of Fame
- “Coventry”, Robert Heinlein (Astounding 7/40)
- “Starfog”, Poul Anderson (Analog 8/67)
- “As Easy as A.B.C.”, Rudyard Kipling (London 3-4/1912)
- “Conquest by Default”, Vernor Vinge (Analog 5/68)
- “Harrison Bergeron”, Kurt Vonnegut (F&SF 10/61)
- “With Folded Hands…”, Jack Williamson (Astounding 7/47)
As previously announced, a Special Award will be given to Freefall, a webcomic by Mark Stanley.
The awards will be presented in a ceremony during Worldcon 75 on August 11, 2017 in Helsinki Finland.
For more information, visit the Libertarian Futurist Society website.