[ExI] Prometheus and LFS

Chris Hibbert hibbert at mydruthers.com
Sat May 14 18:21:16 UTC 2016


I was just catching up on all the extropy this week, and noticed this 
exchange between William and Dan:

> From: Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] prometheus magazine
>
> On May 10, 2016, at 3:17 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe some of you libertarians take this magazine. $30 for  membership ain't
>>  cheap, so I am angling for some feedback about the worth of the articles.
>
> Do you mean this:
>
> http://lfs.org/newsletter/index.shtml
>
> If so, looks like their content is online for free.
>
> Regards,
> Dan

I've been involved with the LFS for a couple of decades (past President 
and member of the award finalist committees, currently Treasurer, and on 
the Board). Many of you also know Fred Moulton who has been very 
involved over the years.

I would say that the reason to join isn't primarily for the newsletter 
(Hardly a magazine; it's 8 pages, and is waay behind schedule at this 
point), but for the chance to influence and support this reasonably 
prestigious award. (Winning novels often tout the award on the cover in 
subsequent editions.) And as Dan said, the newsletter content is online 
anyway.

The LFS is a fairly small organization (~50 voting members) and a 
committee of about 10 selects the slate of finalists each year. I think 
of it as a way to encourage and promote good libertarian and 
anti-authoritarian views in a popular segment of literature that is 
already well disposed to anti-authoritarian viewpoints.

If you are a libertarian (or other kind of anti-authoritarian), and 
enjoy science fiction and fantasy, you can learn about our tastes and 
get a list of fun reads from http://lfs.org/awards.shtml. If you like 
what you see, visit http://lfs.org/join.shtml and join to support our work.

Or you can use your favorite website monitor to find out when I post 
press releases (another hat I wear) about the latest winners or nominees 
at http://lfs.org/releases.shtml.

Chris
  --
Rationality is about drawing correct inferences from limited,
      confusing, contradictory, or maliciously doctored facts.
   -- Scott Alexander

Chris Hibbert
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