Golden Trout Award

A hoax award announced in a press release (from Teaneck, NJ). The release was sent to Philip Jose Farmer (who invented the hack SF writer, Kilgore Trout) in early 1975.

Awards were (supposedly):
"Best Hack Novel of 1975": Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
"Best Hack Short Story of 1975": "In the House of the Double Minds" by Robert Silverberg
"Most Promising Newcomer": Christopher Priest for Inverted World
"Grand Master Hack": Barry N. Malzberg

No one ever c/l/a/i/m/e/d/ c/r/e/d/i/t/ admitted to it.

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