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Mar 21, 2007 2:16 pm


Prometheus Award Nominees Named



The Libertarian Futurist Society has named the finalists for this year's Prometheus Award:
Empire, Orson Scott Card
The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi
Glasshouse, Charles Stross
Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge
Harbingers, F. Paul Wilson

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Amy H. Sturgis - 3/22/2007

From these nominees, I'd go with Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge, with Scalzi's Ghost Brigades as a runner-up.


Geoffrey Allan Plauche - 3/22/2007

Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades is a sequal to Old Man's War. Both are very good Heinlein-esque military SF. This book is my favorite for the Prometheus Award.

Vinge and Stross come in second and third for me. Although I've only read a few reviews, Card's book doesn't seem particularly libertarian. Neither does Wilson's Harbingers.


Kenneth R Gregg - 3/22/2007

I seemed to have stopped reading any fiction a couple of years ago, and just haven't picked it up again.

Card, Vinge and Wilson are authors that I'm familiar with but the other two, Scalzi and Stross, I have no experience. Is there a particular form of Sf that they write?

Amy, what are your favorites from their list?

Just a thought.
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