Sunday, August 27, 2006

2006 Prometheus Award Nominees

Location: LAcon IV in Anaheim, California.

Comments: Yet again, when confronted with a situation indicating that their award structure was inadequate to the task of honoring the full range of libertarian works that their members thought worthy, the Libertarian Futurist Society resorted to the ad hoc means of handing out a special award rather than actually trying to fix the categories of the Prometheus Awards to keep them current with the realities of modern media. I suppose that this isn't unexpected for the reactionary organization that the Libertarian Futurist Society seems to have become, and handing out ad hoc awards reflect the chaotic nature of the libertarian ideology to a certain extent. This does, however, expose the Prometheus Awards as being something of a disorganized mess.

Best Novel

Learning the World by Ken MacLeod

Other Nominees:
47 by Walter Mosley
The Black Arrow by Vin Suprynowicz
Chainfire by Terry Goodkind
The Hidden Family by Charles Stross
RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman

Hall of Fame

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Other Nominees:
As Easy as A.B.C. by Rudyard Kipling
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Special Award

Serenity by Joss Whedon

Other Nominees:

Go to previous year's nominees: 2005
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2007

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