Prometheus

Cool. Very cool, and very unexpected.

Just got word from Vox Day that The Stars Came Back has been nominated for a Prometheus Award for this year. It’s the award given by the Libertarian Futurist Society.

Past winners include Sarah Hoyt, Harry Turtledove, L. Neil Smith, Vernor Vinge, Terry Pratchett, Ken MacLeod, Poul Anderson, James P. Hogan, J. Neil Schulman, and many more big names. Even if I come in last place, just being nominated to potentially stand amid such a group of names is quite an honor.

15 thoughts on “Prometheus

  1. Puns. Ah, one of the great contributions of the English language to world culture.
    (Yes, it seems that puns are very much an English language thing; I don’t remember ever running into them in Dutch. Occasional word games, but not a whole major branch of humor. A possible explanation is that English has so many words, so many synonyms, as a consequence of its ancestry.)

  2. Congratulations!

    And yes, puns seem to be an English language phenomenon, dating back to at least the Elizabethans. I’ve punned to Austrians and Germans, and while they think they are kind of funny, I don’t think they really get the joke.

    • I can confirm that, since I’m not a native speaker of English. It took me a year or two after I moved here and started speaking English full time that I began to understand (and occasionally successfully inflict) puns.

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