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For immediate release: March 31, 2002

Libertarian Futurist Society announces Prometheus Award finalists, Hall of Fame finalists

The Libertarian Futurist Society has chosen finalists for its annual Prometheus Award for Best Novel and its annual Prometheus Hall of Fame for Classic Fiction. The winners will be announced over the Labor Day weekend in San Jose, Calif. in an awards ceremony at the World Science Fiction Convention.

The 2002 Prometheus Award finalists (for 2001 novels):

The 2002 Prometheus Hall of Fame finalists:

Ten novels were nominated for this year's Prometheus Award for Best Novel. The other nominees were Dune: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Bantam); Martian Knightlife, by James Hogan (Baen Books); The Tranquility Wars by Gentry Lee (Bantam Spectra); Cosmonaut Keep, by Ken MacLeod (TOR Books); and The Free Lunch, by Spider Robinson (TOR Books).

More than 20 works were nominated for this year's Hall of Fame award, including novels, novellas, films, TV series and episodes and graphic novels.

Both awards honor outstanding science fiction/fantasy that explores the possibilities of a free future, champions human rights (including personal and economic liberty), dramatizes the perennial conflict between individuals and coercive governments, or critiques the tragic consequences of abuse of power--especially by the State.

The Prometheus Award, sponsored by the Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS), was established in 1979, making it one of the most enduring awards after the Nebula and Hugo awards, and one of the oldest fan-based awards currently in sf. Presented annually since 1982 at the World Science Fiction Convention, the Prometheus Awards include a gold coin and plaque for the winners.

For more information, including a history of the award winners, visit the LFS website at or contact LFS Director Victoria Varga (, LFS co-founder Michael Grossberg (, or LFS Publicity Committee Chair Chris Hibbert (650-941-8224,

Publishers who wish to submit 2002 novels for consideration should contact Michael Grossberg (614-236-5040), 3164 Plymouth Place, Columbus OH 43213.

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