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Kevin MacArdry

Prometheus Award nomination!

I've been informed that The Last Trumpet Project has been nominated for the 2011 Prometheus Award, for best novel. This award is given by the Libertarian Futurist Society(external link), and has been presented since 1979, making it one of the most enduring awards after the Nebula and Hugo awards, and one of the oldest fan-based awards currently in sf and fantasy. A full list of past winners in all Prometheus categories is posted on their website.

Given the names on the list of previous winners, I cannot help but feel extremely honored even to be nominated for this award. The purpose of the Prometheus award is to highlight science fiction works whose plots, themes, characters and/or specific issues reflect the value of personal freedom and human rights, or which seriously dramatize or satirically critique tyranny or abuses of power — especially unchecked government power. Although one never writes a book with an eye toward winning an award, I will freely admit that extolling personal freedom and dramatizing the abuse of power were among the very clear goals that I had in mind while writing the novel. This makes the nomination doubly gratifying.

I'm given to understand that the procedure is for a panel of finalist judges to narrow the nominees down to five finalists, after which the whole membership of the LFS makes the final decision. The Prometheus awards are given at the World Science Fiction Convention, normally held the first weekend in September.

If you haven't read my book yet, perhaps you should have a look at it. Particularly if you're a full voting member of the LFS. biggrin


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