Friday, June 6, 2014

2013 Sidewise Nominees Are Announced!

The 2013 nominees for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History have been announced! The winners will be announced at Loncon 3, this year's Worldcon, in London, UK during the weekend of August 14.  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.

Enough chatter, here are the nominees:

Short Form
  • Vylar Kaftan, “The Weight of the Sunrise” (Asimov’s, 2/13)
  • Ken Liu, “A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel” (F&SF, 1/13)
  • Adam Roberts, “Tollund” (The Book of the Dead, Jurassic London)
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “Uncertainty” (Asimov’s, 3/13)
  • Harry Turtledove, “Cayos in the Stream” (, 8/7/13)
  • Ian Watson, “Blair’s War” (Asimov’s, 7/12)
Long Form
So what do you guys thinks of the nominees? Who do you think is going to win? More important, does anyone have a review of one of the nominees they would like to post on The Update?

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


  1. It's a big honor to be included in such a fine list of writers (in this universe, or any alternate ones!)...

    1. Hey thanks for commenting, Bryce. BTW, do you have a review copy available? I would love to check out your book. Let me know at ahwupdate at gmail dot com.

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