Utopia, LOL?

"Utopia, LOL" is a 2017 science fiction short story by Jamie Wahls. It was first published in Strange Horizons.


After Charlie is revived from suspended animation, Kit/dinaround is his guide to the distant future.


"Utopia, LOL" was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story of 2017.[1]

Tangent Online observed that despite Kit's essentially "scatterbrained" nature, the story ends on a "serious, and even inspiring" note.[2] Locus considered it to be "very nice", with a "resolution that snaps home beautifully", but criticized Wahls' portrayal of Kit as having a "somewhat anachronistic contemporary voice (text-speak, essentially)" (while conceding that this could most likely be explained away as a translation).[3]


  1. ^ Utopia, LOL, at Science Fiction Writers of America; published June 2, 2018
  2. ^ Strange Horizons, June 5, 2017, reviewed by Victoria Silverwolf; published June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2018
  3. ^ Rich Horton reviews Short Fiction: August 2017, by Rich Horton, in Locus; published October 19, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2018

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