Monday, December 31, 1990

1990 Prometheus Award Nominees

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Comments: There seems to be a pattern at the Prometheus Awards in which a mediocre book wins the award over a collection of nominees consisting of much better books. In 1990, this happened in both categories, although the disparity in quality between the winner and the competition was, as usual, most apparent in the Hall of Fame category where F. Paul Wilson's book Healer emerged victorious over Le Guin's The Dispossessed, Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Levin's This Perfect Day, and Zamyatin's We.

Best Novel

Solomon's Knife by Victor Koman

Other Nominees:
The Boat of a Million Years by Poul Anderson
Henry Martyn by L. Neil Smith
Infinity Hold by Barry B. Longyear
The Mirror Maze by James P. Hogan

Hall of Fame

Healer by F. Paul Wilson

Other Nominees:
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Go to previous year's nominees: 1989
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1991

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