Monday, July 20, 2015

2014 Sidewise Award Nominees (Plus New Judges for 2015 Announced)

I am back from vacation and in case you don't follow me on the social media, this year's nominees for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have been announced.  The winners will be announced at Sasquan, this year's Worldcon, in Spokane, WA at 2:00 pm Pacific Time on August 21. Here are the nominees below:

Short Form
Long Form
Not one of my best years actually. I have only read and reviewed The Darkest Hour, but even if I don't finish all of the novels by August 21 (and lets be honest, its not likely) there are still a lot of good books on this list that I look forward to reading.

That being said, I got some exciting news for everyone. I, along with Karen Hellekson, will be joining  the Sidewise team as judges for the 2015 reading period. We will be replacing the spots held by Stuart Shiffman, who sadly passed away in 2014, and Evelyn Leeper, who is one of the three original co-founders of the Sidewise Awards.

I can't begin to describe what a honor it is to be a part of the Sidewise team. I have been following the awards since freshmen year in high school and I look forward to reading and discussing alternate history with some of the top minds in the field. I plan to be at MidAmeriCon II for the 2016 Worldcon for the presentation of the awards, so if you are going, don't forget to stop by and say hello.

And now I end with my new signature blurb...

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger on Amazing Stories and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judge. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the day when travel between parallel universes becomes a reality. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


  1. Congrats on being named a judge. I served for two years on a book award panel and it's quite interesting to hear how the books you read are interpreted by the other people.

    1. Thanks. I am really looking forward to it.


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