I see from the most recent edition of Ansible that The Ghost Brigades has made the short list for the Prometheus Award, which is the best novel award given by the Libertarian Futurist Society. However, the “short list” Ansible lists is the same as the preliminary list I saw floating around last month, so I’m not at all sure that TGB is on the final list of nominees. The LFS hasn’t contacted me about it, so I suspect this list may still be the preliminary list. Clearly, if anyone knows definitively, please let me know. Thanks.
In the meantime, here’s the nominee list as Ansible is reporting it:
Empire by Orson Scott Card
Harald by David D Friedman
Variable Star by Robert A Heinlein and Spider Robinson
Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross
Red Lightning by John Varley
Rainbow’s End by Vernor Vinge
It’s an interesting selection, to say the least.