Thursday, October 11, 2007

Self-Admitted SF Writer Wins Nobel, World To End

Today The Swedish Academy took the last necessary step for the destruction of all life on Earth by awarding this year's Nobel Literature Prize to Doris Lessing. Lessing has not only written several novels of science fiction -- primarily the "Canopus in Argo" series -- but was a Guest of Honor at the 1987 World Science Fiction Convention.

Since SF is, by definition, disreputable, awarding a Nobel to a writer for a corpus including self-admitted SF proves that the laws of the universe are crumbling. The utter destruction of the Earth itself is soon to follow.

It's been nice, friends...

1 comment:

Paul W said...

I thought a few years ago that, if any SF author might get the Nobel, it would be someone like Gene Wolfe or maybe Vernor Vinge.

Until that day happens, this is the closest thing to a full-fledged SF author winning.

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