The nomination list for the 2013 Prometheus Award is out. Given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society for the best pro-freedom novel published over the past year, the award will be presented at the 71st Annual WorldCon, held this year during late August and early September in San Antonio. The organization will also present a “Hall of Fame” award for the best classic fiction in the SF and fantasy genres. Some great authors have won this prize in the past, and this year’s nomination list looks intriguing. Call me grouchy, but basic liberties seem to be eroding faster than ever, making this award an increasingly important one. I plan to be at WorldCon and hope to shake the hand of the winner.