Thursday, May 07, 2009

Three Stories from Sideways in Crime make Sidewise Shortlist!!!

Three - count 'em three - stories from Sideways In Crime make the Sidewise Award shortlist!!!

I'm absolutely thrilled for Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tobias S. Buckell, and Mary Rosenblum! Also very happy to my friends George Mann, Chris Roberson, and Adam Roberts (all Pyr authors too!) on their nominations. Congratulations to everyone!

Press Release: 2008 Sidewise Awards Nominees

The 2008 Sidewise Awards will be presented at Anticipation, the 67th Worldcon, to be held in Montreal, Canada from August 6-10, 2009. The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were established in 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate history fiction. The winners are selected from a panel of judges that currently includes Stephen Baxter, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Stuart Shiffman, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.

Short Form:

"A Brief Guide to Other Histories" (Postscripts #15)
"G-Men," by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Sideways in Crime, edited by Lou Anders, Solaris)
"Night Bird Soaring," by T.L. Morganfield (Greatest Uncommon
Denominator, Autumn/08)
"The People's Machine," by Tobias Buckell (Sideways in Crime, edited by Lou Anders, Solaris)
"Poison Victory," by Albert E. Cowdrey (F&SF, 07/08)
"Sacrifice," by Mary Rosenblum (Sideways in Crime, edited by Lou Anders, Solaris)

Long Form:

The Affinity Bridge, by George Mann (Snowbooks/Tor, 2009)
The Dragon's Nine Sons, by Chris Roberson (Solaris)
Half a Crown, by Jo Walton (Tor)
Nation, by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins/Doubleday UK)
Swiftly, by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)

For more information about the Sidewise Award, visit, or contact Steven H Silver, the Award Administrator, at

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