Sidewise Awards for Alternate History

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History winners have been announced. This year’s judges included Stephen Baxter, Karen Hellekson, Matt Mitrovich, Jim Rittenhouse, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H. Silver. Stephen Baxter will be stepping down as a judge after serving for the past ten years.

  • Short Form: (tie) “Treasure Fleet,” by Daniel Benson; “What If the Jewish State Had Been Established in East Africa,” by Adam Rovner
  • Long Form: Underground Airlines, by Ben H. Winters

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Sidewise Nominations

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 in August.

Short Form

    “The Danish Crutch,” by Anna Belfrage
    “Treasure Fleet,” by Daniel Benson
    “Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon,” by Brent A. Harris & Ricardo Victoria
    “The Battle of London Bridge,” by G. K. Holloway
    “What If the Jewish State Had Been Established in East Africa,” by Adam Rovner
    Pirate Utopia,” by Bruce Sterling

Long Form

    Acts of the Assassins (a.k.a. The Apostle Killer, by Richard Beard
    Underground Airlines, by Ben Winters
    Azanian Bridges, by Nick Wood

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Sidewise Winners

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History winners have been announced at MidAmeriCon II following a discussion of alternate history featuring several past winners for the 20th anniversary presentation of the award.

  • Short Form: “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” by Bill Crider
  • Long Form: The Big Lie, by Julie Mayhew

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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 MidAmeriCon II, this year’s Worldcon, in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 20 at 1:00 CT.
Short Form

  • “Red Legacy,” by Eneasz Brodski
  • “Elizabethtown,” by Eric Cline
  • “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,” by Bill Crider
  • “Losing Amelia,” by Rev Dicerto
  • “The Last of Time,” by Ken Poyner
  • “The Hero of Deadwood,” by James Reasoner

Long Form

  • The Big Lie, by Julie Mayhew
  • The British Lion,, by Tony Schumacher
  • Joe Steele, by Harry Turtledove

Sidewise Award Winners

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History winners have been announced ahead of Sasquan. Due to the inability of any of the judges to attend Sasquan, the decision was made to cancel the presentation at the convention and announce the winners prior to the con.

  • Short Form: “The Long Haul: From the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009,” by Ken Liu
  • Long Form: The Enemy Within by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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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 Sasquan, this year’s Worldcon, in Spokane, Washington, on August 21 at 2:00 PT.

Short Form:

  • “The Long Haul,” by Ken Liu
  • “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair,” by Igor Ljubuncic
  • “The Principles,” by Robert Reed
  • “Let No Man Put Asunder,” by Aaron Rosenberg
  • “The Black Sun,” by Lewis Shiner
  • “The More It Changes,” by Harry Turtledove

Long Form:

  • Second Front: The Allied Invasion of France, 1942-1943, by Alexander M. Grace, Sr.
  • The Enemy Within, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Darkest Hour, by Tony Schumacher
  • V-S Day, by Allen Steele
  • My Real Children, by Jo Walton

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Sidewise Award Winners

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History winners were announced at LonCon 3 in London on August 16.

  • Short Form: “The Weight of the Sunrise,” by Vylar Kaftan
  • Long Form: (tie) The Windsor Faction, by D. J. Taylor; Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? by Bryce Zabel

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Sidewise Award Nominations

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 Loncon 3, this year’s Worldcon, in London.

Short Form:

  • “The Weight of the Sunrise,” by Vylar Kaftan
  • “A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel,” by Ken Liu
  • “Tollund,” by Adam Roberts
  • “Uncertainty,” by Kristine Kathryn Smith
  • “Cayos in the Stream,” by Harry Turtledove
  • “Blair’s War,” by Ian Watson

Long Form:

  • 1920: America’s Great War, by Robert Conroy
  • The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi, by Mark Hodder
  • The Windsor Faction , by D. J. Taylor
  • Surrounded by Enemies : What If Kennedy Survived Dallas?, by Bryce Zabel

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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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