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Good news: Prometheus Hall of Fame award to Poul Anderson

Posted by Michael Grossberg on 07/08/2020

To Astrid Anderson Bear: Good news! The LFS has just voted to induct Anderson's short story Sam Hill as the 2020 winner into our Prometheus Awards Hall of Fame. (Visit www.lfs.org to see the past winners, including several other wins by Anderson, our first Prometheus Special Award for Lifetime Achievement winner in 2001 - an award accepted by his wife Karen who joined us at Marcon in Columbus, Ohio (where I live). There is a Prometheus Awards plaque and gold coin that goes with the award, and we'd like to know where to mail it. By the way, is there an official Anderson foundation or library or museum that should receive and display it? If not, then it should go to his family. (Last year, for instance, when the Kurt Vonnegut short story Harrison Bergeron was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the plaque ended up on public display at the Vonnegut Library/Museum in Indianapolis._ Please contact the Libertarian Futurist Society we can send you the official letter and handle details. Thanks, and congratulations on your father's further recognition! (Michael Grossberg, LFS Secretary, awards judge, mgrossberg1@gmail.com )

Re: Good news: Prometheus Hall of Fame award to Poul Anderson

Posted by Greg Bear on 07/10/2020

Great news! Will pass this along to Astrid. Thanks!

Re: Good news: Prometheus Hall of Fame award to Poul Anderson

Posted by Sean M. Brooks on 07/13/2020

A very nice posthumous honor shown to Poul Anderson. I can think of other stories as well, besides "Sam Hall," also deserving of honor. "No Truce With Kings," say, or "Kings Who Die."

Re: Good news: Prometheus Hall of Fame award to Poul Anderson

Posted by Greg Bear on 07/13/2020

We've got three plaques from the Prometheus awards, quite lovely.

Re: Good news: Prometheus Hall of Fame award to Poul Anderson

Posted by Sean M. Brooks on 07/20/2020

Dear Mr. Bear: Some of the works of Anderson honored by the LFS were: THE AVATAR, ORION SHALL RISE, TRADER TO THE STARS, THE STAR FOX, etc. And I can see why!

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