Sunday, July 10, 2016

A List I'm On

We are pleased to announce this year's nominees for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History.  The winners will be announced at MidAmeriCon II, this year's Worldcon, in Kansas City, MO on August 20.  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, Karen Hellekson, Matt Mitrovich, Jim Rittenhouse, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.

Short Form
  • Eneasz Brodski, “Red Legacy,”  Asimov’s, 2/15
  • Eric Cline, “Elizabethtown,” Galaxy’s Edge 17
  • Bill Crider, “It Doesn't Matter Anymore,” Tales from the Otherverse, Rough Edges Press
  • Rev Dicerto, “Losing Amelia,” Deco Punk: The Spirit of the Age, Pink Narcissus Press
  • Ken Poyner, “The Last of Time,” Daily SF, 11/05/15
  • James Reasoner, “The Hero of Deadwood,” Tales from the Otherverse, Rough Edges Press
Long Form

  • Julie Mayhew, The Big Lie, Hot Key Books
  • Tony Schumacher, The British Lion, William Morrow
  • Harry Turtledove, Joe Steele, Roc 

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were conceived in late 1995 to honor the best allohistorical genre publications of the year. The first awards were announced in summer 1996 and honored works from 1995. The award takes its name from Murray Leinster's 1934 short story "Sidewise in Time," in which a strange storm causes portions of Earth to swap places with their analogs from other timelines.

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Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Cool! It's about time.

Todd Mason said...

Ha! All about time, indeed. Alternately...

Deb said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved!

Jerry House said...


If you and James are tied for first, will you settle it with an arm wrestling contest?

Max Allan Collins said...

Congrats! By the way, in my alternative history, you win an Edgar for this...and I win one, too!

Bill Crider said...

Sounds good to me!

Don Coffin said...

Odd confession...I bought that volume as an ebook and promptly forgot about it. So I now know what I'm going to read tomorrow.

Don Coffin said...

Found the book, read Bill's story, and it's very good. Very good. So I can now legitimately hope he wins (grin).

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Don. The nomination came from way out in left field. It's an honor just to be nominated.