Congratulations to the 50 writers who were selected to be included in Singularity50

Drum roll please…


It’s been a long time coming but it’s time to share just who and what has been selected to be included in The Singularity 50…


So... The 50 writers and their stories are…


Pondlife by Ben Marshall
Automatic Drive by Mark Renshaw
Zero1 by Claire Rye
Pepsi Pre-Suicide Outreach Department by Christian Ward
Memory Stored by Bethany White
Henry Is a Robot! by Michelle Hood
ARAMIS by KT Parker
The Tidy Wells Protocol by Diann Beck
Suqi by Elinor Perry-Smith
Hive Mind by Christopher Stanley
Humanity Banjaxed by Tom Nolan
Sweetcheeks by Matt George Lovett
Long-Gone Gindi by Stephanie Wessell
Lions Led by Donkeys by Dee Chilton
Pretty by Andrew Baguley
Transference by Don McVey
Company by Daniel Staniforth
Eve and Adam by Tom J Hingley
Jack and Bill by Simon Thomas
House Keeping by Ann Rumsby
The Big Night by Phil Town
Goodnight, Krissy by Carrie Wachob
The Freedom Fighter by Nick Twyford
Shagabiity Quotient by Jade Syed-Bokhari
Dr@g0nH0@rd by Steve Pool
Alterverse by Emma Pullar
Rothschild's Giraffe by Richie Brown
All Rise - Version 2 by Kim L. Wheeler
Buzz Kill by Ilesh Topiwala
Product Testing by Melissa Szydlek
The Birds Began To Sing by Jennifer Hawkins
Ancestor Simulation by David Wilks
The First Casualty by Nick Jackson
The Youngest-Ever Female CEO on Wall Street by Nick Yates
To whomever it may concern (before the end) by Lee Burgess
The Agency of Ellis by Clive Howard
Safe House by Carmen Radtke
Computer Says by Susannah Heffernan
Thoughts of a Dying A.I.Theist by David F. Jacobson
2B by Caroline Slocock
50 Later by Chris McAleer
Holding Out For A Human by Dave Stevenson
Here Endeth The Lesson by Danielle Wager
Blip by Maggie Innes
R vs Martin Smith by Vera Mark
By Any Other Name by Tara Basi
The one and only lollypop by Yvetta Douarin
Regression by Patrick Skelton
Legerdemain by Ahren Morris

Dating with Del by Sarah Newman


We will be in touch very soon!


Chris Jones


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Comments: 35
  • #1

    Theonlygolux (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:13)

    Congratulations people! Woop woop!

  • #2

    Clive Howard (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:16)

    Wow! Thanks Chris, Elinor and co., and well done to everyone else selected. So excited to be included in the book. My appreciation to everyone who gave feedback on my story - I owe you all. It's been a great experience.

  • #3

    Mark (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:21)

    Well done and congratulations to the winners!

  • #4

    Howard Ellison (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:32)

    Boo hoo! Almighty Dog's MEGA Plan bombed. Never mind, it did make the first shortlist, and as a newbie I learned a lot. A fantastically high bar was set. Congratulations all you deserving winners, and sympathy to the cohort of 'try harders'. Never give in!

  • #5

    KT Parker (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:34)

    "... but she persisted."
    Third-time lucky for me. Surprised but pleased.
    Congratulations to everyone.

  • #6

    Kim L. Wheeler (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:35)

    Fabulous news; thank you so much, Elinor, Chris and the team. So many awesome stories have made it through; the book is going to be amazing!

  • #7

    james jay (Monday, 12 February 2018 12:42)

    "I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all" - E.B.White

  • #8

    Dee Chilton (Monday, 12 February 2018 13:00)

    Oh wow, honoured to be selected alongside so many talented @Create50 #writers Congratulations to all and commiserations to those not selected (THIS TIME). Your stories were amazing, don't give up. Thanks Elinor, Chris and team. You guys rock!

  • #9

    Jennifer Hawkins (Monday, 12 February 2018 13:11)

    Very surprised but thrilled to bits. There were some amazing stories and I'm pleased to see a lot of my favourites made it through - congratulations to you all. Thank you to Chris, Elinor and to everyone for the amazing feedback.

  • #10

    Susannah Heffernan (Monday, 12 February 2018 13:27)

    The Thunderclap went out and I am over the moon!
    I just want to say thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I am delighted to be included in the Singularity anthology.
    I am happy to support the launch and the publishing process any way you need, so let me know if / when you need any help.

  • #11

    Patrick Ryder (Monday, 12 February 2018 13:31)

    Absolutely over the moon to have made it into 'Singularity 50'! Thank you judges and thank you fellow writers.

    Congratulations to my fellow winners! I spotted some of my favourite stories in the winners' list and there are a lot of stories I haven't read yet but am looking forward to.

    Create 50 is a priceless source of honest, considered feedback. I have learnt so much from the process. A huge thank you to anyone who took the time to read my stories.

  • #12

    Gary Curtis (Monday, 12 February 2018 13:33)

    Congratulations to all the winners, sad I didn't make it to the final 50 but onwards and upwards and good luck to everyone for the future.

  • #13

    Diann Beck (Monday, 12 February 2018 14:40)

    Exciting!! Many thanks to the judges, truly. I'm thrilled to be included with so many other talented writers.

  • #14

    Hillier Townsend (Monday, 12 February 2018 15:07)

    Congrats, 50! Can't wait to read!

  • #15

    Tom J Hingley (Monday, 12 February 2018 15:26)

    Awesome or what! Sooo pleased. I loved the whole experience and am sure all the stories were improved by such perceptive feed back by fellow scribblers - not least my own. Congratulations to all

  • #16

    Carrie Wachob (Monday, 12 February 2018 16:08)

    I just woke up to this great news. Congratulations to all of the Singularity50 writers, I'm thrilled to be a part of this book!

  • #17

    Elinor Perry-Smith (Monday, 12 February 2018 16:21)

    Well done everyone and big thanks to my fellow editor Cristina, Chris, Jade and all at Create50. This was a most satisfying process and project. It's been a privilege.

  • #18

    Nick Jackson (Monday, 12 February 2018 18:44)

    Massive well done to everyone!!!

  • #19

    Sarah Newman (Monday, 12 February 2018 19:08)

    Congratulations to the 50 writers! Well done!

  • #20

    Phil Town (Monday, 12 February 2018 20:37)

    Wow! Thrilled to bits. Congratulations everyone!

  • #21

    Nick Twyford (Monday, 12 February 2018 20:41)

    Massive well done to everyone, winners and those who made the long list (is that the right name?) This project was delightful to write for, and I’m honoured to make the top fifty.

  • #22

    Claire Rye (Monday, 12 February 2018 21:16)

    Woohooo and congratulations to everyone ! Whether you made the list or not, we have been a part of something fantastic. ☺

  • #23

    Dave Stevenson (Monday, 12 February 2018 21:43)

    I'm thrilled and ecstatic to be among such a high class of talented writers! Thank you so much to all the team at Create 50 and congratulations to everybody selected.

  • #24

    Melissa Szydlek (Monday, 12 February 2018)

    I'm so excited to be included!!! Thank you to everyone!

  • #25

    Ben Marshall (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:20)

    Awesome news, thanks so much! Can't wait to see the final book come together and congratulations to all selected. I'm waiting for an announcement now that one of the winners is a robot!

  • #26

    Nick Yates (Monday, 12 February 2018 23:41)

    Well done guys - fantastic standards. I wonder if we can make our own version of a Black Mirror out of this. A Netflix option later.......

  • #27

    Michael van Koetsveld (Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:29)

    Well done you lot! Great to see some familiar names and lots of new ones.

  • #28

    Michelle Hood (Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:27)

    Wow, very excited to be included in this list, congrats to all you other winners and thank you Create 50!

  • #29

    Ashlee Renz-Hotz (Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:49)

    A huge congratulations to everyone, and thank you to the Singularity and Create50 team. Gutted to not be included in the final cut with so many stories I loved, but just have to live, learn, and keep reaching for the stars.

  • #30

    Lewid (Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:52)

    Congrats to all of those who made the book. Very well done!

  • #31

    Sarah Newman (Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:52)

    Thrilled to receive word that I actually was one of the fifty! What an honor to be in the company of these fellow writers and their stories. I'm grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in this Create 50 project/community and for all the helpful feedback other writers shared with me. Thank you to the Singularity50 team! Write on, all!

  • #32

    Chris (Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:29)

    Congratulations to one and all! I am surprised that this story of mine was selected over my others, as it was just a bit of fun - hopefully it will just be put in as an epilogue or some such :)) Really pleased to see so many of the stories I enjoyed reading have been included. Congratulations again to my 49 comrades, and commiserations to those who were not selected: don't give up! Keep writing - success is just a pen-stroke away

  • #33

    Yvetta (Friday, 16 February 2018 09:14)

    I am so happy to see that my story made it through. Still can't believe it and feel very honoured to see it among the gems I enjoyed reading.

  • #34

    Iain (Saturday, 17 February 2018 11:46)

    Congratulations to author Tom J Hingley and the other 49 talented scribes. �

  • #35

    Graham (Sunday, 18 February 2018 00:30)

    Would you 'Adam and Eve it'........Tommy Hingley rocks as do the rest. Great idea, great book. Well done all involved.

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