Posted: Thu, January 24, 2013
All of the stories submitted to Transhumanity.net’s “2033 Immortality Fiction Contest” were excellent, in regards to their style and craft. How is it fair to determine a winner? Who deserves the $50 first prize? The $30 second place? The $20 third place?
(Funding for the prize $ was donated by David Kekich of Maximum Life Foundation and Transhumanity.net)
Carol Lloyd was not available to be the judge this time, as she was for the Longevity Meme Contest. Replacing her was Hank Pellissier, editor of Transhumanity.net…
What criteria should be used to determine the champion? After agonizing for a considerable time, Hank decided to give the award to the stories that most closely followed the guideline of referring to 2033 as a year in which immortality was attained. Having established that, Hank decided that…
THE WINNING STORY IS:
“What Did Not Have to Be” by Gennady Stolyarov II
SECOND PLACE IS:
“Explain Yourself” by James Hutton
THIRD PLACE IS:
“Memory of Death” by Nathan M. Beauchamp
HONORABLE MENTIONS ARE:
“It Just Seems Like Forever” by David Eubanks
“Some Will Be Living Forever” by Scott Jackisch
“What Happened to the Good Old Days” by Stanley Shostak
“Get Him Away From Death” by Reeve Armstrong
“100 Years of Immortality” by John Bean
Transhumanity.net congratulates all these fine writers and regrets that it had to pick favorites. The winners will be getting their award money today from PayPal soon.
Readers, have you examine the stories yet? We encourage you to hurry over to the links above, to sample the intriguing scenarios and predictions.