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Prometheus Award

The Prometheus Award is an annual award that celebrates the best libertarian science fiction and is awarded by the Libertarian Futurist Society.

(Libertarianism is a political philosophy that upholds individual liberty, especially freedom of expression and action)

In addition to the best novel there is also a Hall of Fame Award that celebrates classic works of libertarian science fiction, there have often been a number of these awards in the same year and they are not limited to full size novels, featuring short stories and novellas.

In the rare occasions where a date is mentioned twice this indicates that the result was a draw.

Best Novel

  • 2010 - The Unincorporated Man Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin
  • 2009 - Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • 2008* - The Gladiator Harry Turtledove
  • 2008* - Ha'Penny Jo Walton
  • 2007 - Glasshouse Charles Stross
  • 2006 - Learning the World Ken MacLeod
  • 2005 - The System of the World Neal Stephenson
  • 2004 - Sims F. Paul Wilson
  • 2003 - Night Watch Terry Pratchett
  • 2002 - Psychohistorical Crisis Donald Kingsbury
  • 2001 - The Forge of the Elders L. Neil Smith
  • 2000 - A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge
  • 1999 - The Golden Globe John Varley
  • 1998 - The Stone Canal Ken MacLeod
  • 1997 - Kings of the High Frontier Victor Koman
  • 1996 - The Star Fraction Ken MacLeod
  • 1995 - The Stars are also Fire Poul Anderson
  • 1994 - Pallas L. Neil Smith
  • 1993 - The Multiplex Man James P. Hogan
  • 1992 - Fallen Angels Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn
  • 1991 - In the Country of the Blind Michael Flynn
  • 1990 - Solomon's Knife Victor Koman
  • 1989 - Moon of Ice Brad Linaweaver
  • 1988 - The Jehovah Contract Victor Koman
  • 1987 - Marooned in Realtime Vernor Vinge
  • 1986 - Cybernetic Samurai Victor Milan
  • 1985 - No Award Given
  • 1984 - The Rainbow Cadenza J. Neil Schulman
  • 1983 - Voyage from Yesteryear James P. Hogan
  • 1982 - The Probability Broach L. Neil Smith
  • 1981 - No Award Given
  • 1980 - No Award Given
  • 1979 - Wheels Within Wheels F. Paul Wilson

Hall of Fame Award

  • 2010 - No Truce with Kings Poul Anderson
  • 2009 - The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 2008 - A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
  • 2007 - True Names Vernor Vinge
  • 2007 - It Can't Happen Here Sinclair Lewis
  • 2006 - V for Vendetta Alan Moore (author) and David Lloyd (illustrator)
  • 2005 - The Weapon Shops of Isher A. E. van Vogt
  • 2004 - The Ungoverned Vernor Vinge
  • 2003 - Requiem Robert A. Heinlein
  • 2002 - The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan
  • 2001 - The Survival of Freedom Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr
  • 2000 - The Emperor's New Clothes Hans Christian Andersen
  • 1999 - Lone Star Planet H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • 1998 - Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1997 - Methuselah's Children Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1996 - Red Planet Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1995 - The Star Fox Poul Anderson
  • 1994 - We Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • 1993 - The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1992 - This Perfect Day Ira Levin
  • 1991 - An Enemy of the State F. Paul Wilson
  • 1990 - The Healer F. Paul Wilson
  • 1989 - Alongside Night J. Neil Schulman
  • 1988 - The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
  • 1987 - Anthem Ayn Rand
  • 1987 - Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1986 - Illuminatus! trilogy Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea
  • 1986 - The Syndic Cyril Kornbluth
  • 1985 - The Great Explosion Eric Frank Russell
  • 1985 - Trader to the Stars Poul Anderson
  • 1984 - Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
  • 1984 - Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
  • 1983 - Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
  • 1983 - The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein
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