Saturday, December 31, 1983

1983 Prometheus Award Nominees

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Comments: In 1983 the Libertarian Futurist Society added the Hall of Fame category to the Prometheus Awards in order to honor works of libertarian science fiction that for the most part predated the entire concept of "libertarian science fiction". The newly created category was, fairly predictably, promptly won by The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, a pretty good book by Robert A. Heinlein and Atlas Shrugged, a pretty lousy book by Ayn Rand. This pair of wins seems to have set the template for the future of the Hall of Fame, which more or less seems to exist in order to allow members of the Libertarian Futurist Society to pay homage to their childhood book crushes.

Best Novel

Voyage from Yesteryear by James P. Hogan

Other Nominees:
Fire Dancer by Ann Maxwell
Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
The Many-Colored Land by Julian May
Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Hall of Fame

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

Other Nominees:

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