2.09.2004

The Hindsight Awards

So many awards, so many interesting books, yet all so very now, so completely 'published in the last twelve months', such instant hindsight. Hence, the Singularity Collective Hindsight Awards. Make up your own category and announce the award; everything culturally produced in the last hundred years is eligible for all categories. Could it be any simpler?

Some instances:

The Singularity Collective Hindsight Award for the Best Short-story Collection Title goes to ... The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980) by Gene Wolfe.

The Singularity Collective Hindsight Award for the Best Last Line of Any Pop Song goes to ... 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss'.

The Singularity Collective Hindsight Award for the best Alternate History Novel that Nobody Realizes Is Alternate History in the First Place and Which Is Also About Incest goes to ... Ada (1969), by Vladimir Nabokov

Nominations are still open in the 'Best Use of the Word "Of" in a SFF Novel Title' and 'Best Thing' categories.

Thank you, and good afternoon.

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