Prometheus Award

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An Award presented for sf which is at least nominally Libertarian or attempts to "examine the meaning of freedom". It was inaugurated by L Neil Smith in 1979 and relaunched by the newly formed Libertarian Futurist Society in 1982, since when the presentations have been annual. The trophy takes the form of a gold coin "representing free trade and free minds". Prometheus Hall of Fame awards are also given for classic libertarian fiction: the first such presentations were in 1983, to Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (December 1965-April 1966 If; 1966) and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (1957); the 2011 winner was George Orwell's Animal Farm (1945 chap). [See the Prometheus Award website link below for further Hall of Fame details.] Special awards have occasionally been presented from 1998, covering such non-novel categories as Anthology, Cinema, Graphic Novel and lifetime achievement. [DRL]

see also: Economics.




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