Friday, December 31, 2004

2004 Prometheus Award Nominees

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Comments: Once again, the Libertarian Futurist Society seems to have stretched the definition of "libertarian fiction" well beyond any kind of recognizable limit by nominated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for its Best Novel award. Fundamentally, the only real "libertarian" element of J.K. Rowling's novel is the existence of a secret society dedicated to opposing the machinations of a would-be evil overlord. But if that's the criteria, then there are very few fantasy or science fiction novels that wouldn't qualify as "libertarian fiction", and once you've expanded your definition that far, exactly what is unique about your award?

Best Novel

Sims by F. Paul Wilson

Other Nominees:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind
The Pixel Eye by Paul Levinson
Spin State by Chris Moriarty

Hall of Fame

The Ungoverned by Vernor Vinge

Other Nominees:
The Book of Merlyn by T.H. White
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Weapon Shops of Isher by A.E. van Vogt

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Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2005

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