By Brian Z: The talk of time capsules and 1000-year M-discs in the Pixel Scroll 8/12/21 discussion of item (16), the Louis XIII Cognac 100-year sci-fi film vault, got me thinking that Worldcon should do Hugos for Best Genre-related Work Created 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 and 40,000 years ago.
Here’s my draft ballot:
- Beowulf (poem)
- The Antikythera Mechanism (computer model of the solar system)
- The Odyssey (poem)
- Gilgamesh (poem)
- The Great Sphinx of Giza (big carved rock)
- The Egyptian Book of Two Ways (map of the underworld)
- The Sanxingtala Dragon (jade carving)
The Chhattisgarh UFOs (sci fi cave art)
Atlantis (sunken city, which the Administrator can’t prove DOESN’T exist)
The Lascaux Dead Bird-Headed Man (fantasy cave art)
Lion-man of the Hohlenstein-Stadel (flint-carved zoomorph)
We could post a Google Doc to add suggestions as the contest (hopefully) approaches.