Homeland shortlisted for the Prometheus Award

I'm immensely proud and honored to once again be shortlisted for the Prometheus Award, for my novel Homeland. The Prometheus is given by the Libertarian Futurist Society, and I've won it for my books Little Brother and Pirate Cinema. As always, the Prometheus shortlist is full of great work, including both of Ramez Naam's novels Crux and Nexus, both of which I enjoyed enormously. My thanks to the Libertarian Futurist Society and my congratulations to my fellow nominees! See you at the World Science Fiction convention in London this summer!

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  1. Nice to know your book is enjoyed by a whole lot of sociopaths.

  2. You should look at the list of previous winners and nominations. There are a surprising amount of left leaning writers there.

    I don't know what that says about the people selecting and voting for the books.

  3. Anyone who holds up Ayn Rand in any kind of positive light is a sociopath, and this group (the one that does the Prometheus award) specifically calls her out as an inspiration. If the cold rationalizing disdain for humanity fits...

  4. That politics makes strange bedfellows. Stick to certain issues and libertarians agree with democratic socialists in general. My favourite interview that I've ever heard with Cory is the one he did back in 2008 with Free Talk Live. The host had read Little Brother and says "The author of this book's a libertarian, there's no doubt in my mind." Which if you're going just by Little Brother, might make sense. I'm going to guess they didn't enjoy For The Win (dealing with unionizing gold farmers) quite as much.

  5. jlw says:

    Congrats, Cory!

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