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The Happy Science Fiction Ahead - Input Junkie
June 22nd, 2009
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The Happy Science Fiction Ahead
Why all the reasons given for not writing optimistic sf are just excuses, from a site for an anthology of optimistic sf-- they are accepting submissions till July 1.

ahmedakhan is putting out an anthology to be called Cheer Up, Universe" " Humor is good, but that is not the only thing I am seeking for this anthology. I primarily want stories that leave you feeling warm and fuzzy after reading them - stories with likeable characters and/or exhilarating events".

This reminds me-- any recs for sf where the bad guys are defeated but they don't have a single point of failure? There's a certain kind of kick that you can probably only get from the destruction of the One Ring or the Death Star, but there's room for not-perfectly tidy aftermaths. ("The Scouring of the Shire" would be a minor example, except that even the aftermath has a single point of failure.)

For that matter, any stories where the good guys are dealing with the consequences of their own single point of failure?

First link thanks to james_nicoll.

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