Hoshi Shinichi wrote over 1,000 very short sci-fi stories throughout his career. Aside from their literary merits, these “scientific works of literature” also significantly influenced the actual development of science and technology. What the scientific community in Japan truly needs today is a massive boost of imagination. The Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award uses the format of “scientific work of literature” as a competitive device to inspire ideas and weave them into convincing stories. As TEL is a sponsor of this award since its inauguration, one of the top awards is dubbed the Tokyo Electron Prize.