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PROMETHEUS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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PROMETHEUS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Prometheus brings enlightenment to Mankind

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The Prometheus finalists for Best Novel recognize pro-freedom

novels published last year:

* Chainfire, by Terry Goodkind (TOR Books)

* Learning the World, by Ken MacLeod (TOR)

* 47, by Walter Mosley (Little, Brown and Company)

* The Hidden Family, by Charles Stross (TOR)

* The Black Arrow, by Vin Suprynowicz (Mountain Media)

* RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone, by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman

(RebelFire Press)

Here are the 2006 Prometheus finalists for Best Classic Fiction (Hall

of Fame), a category that honors novels, novellas, stories, graphic

novels, anthologies, films, TV shows/series, plays, poems, music

recordings and other works of fiction first published or broadcast more

than five years ago:

* A Clockwork Orange, a novel (1963) by Anthony Burgess

* As Easy as A.B.C., a short story (1912) by Rudyard Kipling

* It Can't Happen Here, a novel (1936) by Sinclair Lewis

* V for Vendetta, a graphic novel (1990) by Alan Moore

* The Lord of the Rings, a trilogy of novels (1954) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Best Novel judging committee, chaired by Michael Grossberg,

read 14 novels nominated by LFS members. The other Best Novel nominees:

Reflex, by Stephen Gould (TOR); Noble Vision, by Gen LaGreca (Winged

Victory Press); 3000 Years, by Richard Mgrdechian (iUniverse, Inc.);

Accelerando, by Charles Stross (Ace/Putnam); Resurrection of Liberty, by

Michael L. Wentz (Novalibre Publishing); Infernal, by F. Paul Wilson

(Forge Books); The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen Books); and

Mists of Everness, by John C. Wright (TOR).

The Hall of Fame judging committee, chaired by Lynn Maners, selected

the five Classic finalists after whittling down almost 20 nominees to a

preliminary slate of 10 semifinalists. The other semifinalists: Circus

World, a novel (1981) by Barry Longyear; Infinity Hold, a novel (1989)

by Longyear; The Girl Who Owned a City, a young-adult novel (1977) by

O.T. Nelson; Subspace Explorers, a novel (1965) by Edward E. Smith; and

Even the Queen, a short story (1992) by Connie Willis.

LFS Board member Fred Moulton will lead the Worldcon’s Prometheus

Awards ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Friday afternoon Aug. 25. For

more information about the Worldcon, visit www.laconiv.org/

For more information, contact LFS Board President Chris Hibbert

(hibbert@mydruthers.com)

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