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.