The Book of Honor
From the beginning, Potlatch been an extraordinary science fiction convention. Rather than selecting a Guest of Honor on whom the convention was centered, Potlatch focuses on the exchange of ideas, and honors equally all who participate in the discussion. At Potlatch 2 we thought it would be neat to have a Book of Honor to focus our discussion and give everyone a common starting point. This has become a Potlatch tradition.
The Book of Honor for Potlatch 21 is A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., which won the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Does this post-apocalyptic vision of the future still hold up today? Join the discussion at Potlatch 21.
Past Books of Honor
- Potlatch 2, 1993 : Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Potlatch 4, 1995 : The Only Neat Thing to Do by James Tiptree, Jr.
- Potlatch 5, 1996 : The Lathe of Heaven (video, based on the novel by Ursual K. Le Guin)
- Potlatch 7, 1998 : The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
- Potlatch 10, 2001 : Thunder and Roses by Theodore Sturgeon
- Potlatch 12, 2003 : The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith
- Potlatch 13, 2004 : The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
- Potlatch 14, 2005 : A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
- Potlatch 15, 2006 : The Avram Davidson Treasury edited by Robert Silverberg and Grania Davis
- Potlatch 16, 2007 : Dimensions of Sheckley: the Selected Novels by Robert Sheckley
- Potlatch 17, 2008 : Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
- Potlatch 18, 2009 : Always Coming Home by Ursula K. LeGuin and Growing Up Weightless by John M. Ford
- Potlatch 19, 2010 : Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
- Potlatch 20, 2011 : Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
- Potlatch 21, 2011 : A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.