Monday, August 17, 2015

Breaking News: The 2014 Sidewise Awards Winners Have Been Announced

One of the good things about being a Sidewise Awards judge is you get the know who won the award before it is announced to the public. I have actually been sitting on this post for quite sometime, but now that the official announcement has been made, I can finally share it with all of the readers of The Update. So without further ado, the winner of the short-form Sidewise Award goes to...

Ken Liu's "The Long Haul: From the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009" (Clarkesworld, November 2014)!

For those who don't know Ken Liu, he has won two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and a World Fantasy Award.  This is his second nomination for the Sidewise Award.  His first novel, Grace of Kings was published in 2015 and Liu has been working to translate science fiction by Chinese authors into English, including Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem.

And the long-form Sidewise Award goes to...

Kristine Kathryn Rush's The Enemy Within!

For those who don't know Kristine Kathryn Rusch , she has previously won the Sidewise Award for her story “Recovering Apollo 8” in 2007.  She has won two Hugo Awards and a World Fantasy Award.  Rusch was one of the founders and editors of Pulphouse Publishing and spent six years as the editor of The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

So congrats to Ken and Kristine and hopefully I can have reviews up for both stories in the near future. Remember, if you are interested in submitting an alternate history for the 2015 Sidewise Awards, please email Steven Silver at shsilver at sfsite dot com.

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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 judgeWhen 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. Learn how you can support his alternate history projects on Patreon.

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