Thursday, December 31, 1987

1987 Prometheus Award Nominees

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Comments: In 1987, the Libertarian Futurist Society, for the second time, inducted a pretty lousy Ayn Rand book and a pretty good Robert A. Heinlein book into their Hall of Fame. The fact that these authors had a second round of books inducted isn't that surprising, as their works are widely regarded as being the cornerstones of libertarian science fiction. What is surprising is the amount of time it took for the Prometheus Awards to get around to honoring a second round of books from this pair of authors.

Best Novel

Marooned in Realtime by Vernor Vinge

Other Nominees:
Circuit by Melinda Snodgrass
The Crystal Empire by L. Neil Smith
A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Hall of Fame

Anthem by Ayn Rand
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Other Nominees:

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