Sidewise Award Nominees

The Sidewise Award nominees have been announced. Presented to recognize excellence in alternate history and named for Murray Leinster’s 1934 short story “Sidewise in Time,” the winners will be announced at LoneStarCon 3, this year’s Worldcon, in San Antonio.

Short Form:

  • “Great White Ship,” by Lou Antonelli
  • “Steamgothic,” by Sean McMullen
  • “Adrift on the Sea of Rains,” by Ian Sales
  • “Fade to White,” by Catherynne Valente
  • “Something Real,” by Rick Wilber

Long Form:

  • Doktor Glass, by Thomas Brennan
  • Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, by Mark Hodder
  • The Cassandra Project, by Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick
  • The Mirage, by Matt Ruff
  • Dominion, by C.J. Sansom

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Sidewise Award Nominees

The nominees for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History have been announced. The winners will be announced and awards presented at Chicon 7, this year’s Worldcon. The award, named for Murray Leinster’s short story, “Sidewise in Time,” was founded in 1995. This year’s judges include Stephen Baxter, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Stu Shiffman, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.

Short Form

  • “The Iron Shirts,” by Michael F. Flynn
  • “Paradise Is a Walled Garden,” by Lisa Goldstein
  • “Orion Rising,” by Jason Stoddard
  • “Lee at the Alamo,” by Harry Turtledove

Long Form

  • Castro’s Bomb, by Robert Conroy
  • Himmler’s War, by Robert Conroy
  • Then Everything Changed, by Jeff Greenfield
  • Wake Up and Dream, by Ian R. MacLeod
  • Planesrunner, by Ian McDonald
  • Heart of Iron, by Ekaterina Sedia
  • Camera Obscura, by Lavie Tidhar

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Ajan Polut Winners

The Ajan polut competition for alternate history announced a three-way tie for first place at Finncon on July 17. Each winner received a cash prize of €200.

  • Jotta taidat suomen kielen” (“So You’ll Know the Finnish Language”), by Jussi Katajala
  • Presidentin elokuut” (“The President’s Autumns”), by Jussi Katajala
  • Uusi maailma” (“A New World”), by Anne-Mari Halonen

For more information… (Finnish)

Sidewise Award Nominees

This year’s nominees for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History have been announced. The winners will be announced at Renovation, this year’s Worldcon, in Reno, Nevada during the weekend of August 17. The awards ceremony has tentatively been scheduled for Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 PM. The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction. This year’s panel of judges was made up of Stephen Baxter, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Stu Shiffman, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.

Short Form

  • Mammoths of the Great Plains, by Eleanor Arnason
  • “Alten Kameraden,” by Barry B. Longyear
  • “Sidewinders,” by Ken MacLeod
  • “A Clash of Eagles,” by Alan Smale
  • “Goin’ Down to Anglotown,” by William F. Wu

Long Form

  • Columbia & Britannia, by Adam Chamberlain & Brian A. Dixon
  • Red Inferno: 1945, by Robert Conroy
  • Pinion, by Jay Lake
  • When Angels Wept, by Eric Swedin

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Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Winners

Terry Pratchett has announced the winners of the first Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now writing contest. Two works, David Logan’s Half Sick of Shadow and Michael Logan’s Apocalypse Cow will receive a publishing contract from Transworld and will split the £20,000 prize. The two winners are not related.

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Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize Short List

The short list for Terry Pratchett’s Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize has been announced. The winner will receive a £20,000 advance on a publishing contract. The winner will be announced on May 31.

  • Postponing Armageddon, by Adele Abbott
  • The Platinum Ticket, by Dave Beynon
  • Half Sick of Shadows, by David Logan
  • Apocalypse Cow, by Michael Logan
  • Lun, by Andrew Salomon
  • The Coven at Callington, by Shereen Vedam

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Sidewise Awards

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were presented at ReConStruction in Raleigh, NC on August 6. The Sidewise awards recognize excellence in alternate history.

Long Form: 1942, by Robert Conroy
Short Form: “The Fixation,” by Alastair Reynolds

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Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize

Transworld Publishers and Terry Pratchett have announced the Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize. This contest, which is open to unpublished authors living in the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the Commonwealth, is looking for novels which are set on an earth different from our own in some way. Submissions should be between 80,000 and 150,000 words with a synopsis of less than 600 words. The deadline is December 31, 2010.

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Sidewise Award Winners

The winners of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History were announced at Anticipation on August 7.

  • Long Form: The Dragon’s Nine Sons, by Chris Roberson
  • Short Form: “Sacrifice,” by Mary Rosenblum

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2008 Sidewise Awards Nominees

The 2008 Sidewise Awards will be presented at Anticipation, the 67th Worldcon, to be held in Montreal, Canada from August 6-10, 2009. The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were established in 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate history fiction.

Short Form:

  • “A Brief Guide to Other Histories,” Paul J. McAuley
  • “G-Men,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • “Night Bird Soaring,” by T.L. Morganfield
  • “The People’s Machine,” by Tobias Buckell
  • “Poison Victory,” by Albert E. Cowdrey
  • “Sacrifice,” by Mary Rosenblum

Long Form:

  • The Affinity Bridge, by George Mann
  • The Dragon’s Nine Sons, by Chris Roberson
  • Half a Crown, by Jo Walton
  • Nation, by Terry Pratchett
  • Swiftly, by Adam Roberts

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