Paul Martz Named 2022 Roswell Award Finalist

Paul Martz is administering self-defibrillation after finding out that his story, Dr. Harriet Hartfeld’s Home for Aging AIs, is a finalist for the 2022 Omega Sci-Fi Roswell Award. Prizewinners will be announced during the May 21 awards ceremony, in which finalist stories will be read aloud by celebrity narrators. Attend the ceremony, and see if Paul is still wearing that same stupid hoodie.

The Omega Sci-Fi Awards seek to empower emerging writers to contribute their unique voices and diverse perspectives to the art of science fiction story writing while tapping into the power of science fiction to examine the greatest challenges and moral dilemmas humanity faces.

Paul’s father once told him, “If I ever have to go to one o’ them assisted living places, just take me out back and shoot me.” That philosophy inspired Paul’s story, in which AIs debate the right to choose the time and manner of their death.

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    • Geez, Kelley. I’m coughing my lungs out after you blew the dust off this old blog post. LOL. Just as an update, the story placed second, and was recently acquired for publication in Amazing Stories. Thanks for your kind words.


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