The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History

The judges for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History are pleased to announce this year's short list of finalists for the 2016 Sidewise Awards. The winners will be announced at on August 20, 2017.

The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction. This year's panel of judges included Stephen Baxter, Karen Hellekson, Matt Mitrovich, Jim Rittenhouse, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.





Finalists for
2016
Best Short-Form Alternate History

Anna Belfrage. "The Danish Crutch"
In 1066 Turned Upside Down (eds. C.C. Humphreys & Joanna Courtney), Matador 2016

Daniel Benson. "Treasure Fleet"
In Tales from Alternate Earths (ed. Stephen Hunt), Inklings Press 2016

Brent A. Harris & Ricardo Victoria. "Twilight of the Mezozoic Moon"
In Tales from Alternate Earths (ed. Stephen Hunt), Inklings Press 2016

G.K. Holloway. "The Battle of London Bridge"
In 1066 Turned Upside Down (eds. C.C. Humphreys & Joanna Courtney), Matador 2016

Adam Rovner. "What If the Jewish State Had Been Established in East Africa"
In What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism
(ed. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld), Cambridge University Press 2016

Bruce Sterling. Pirate Utopia
Tachyon Press 2016

Finalists for
2016
Best Long-Form Alternate History

Richard Beard. Acts of the Assassins
Harvill Secker 2015
a.k.a. The Apostle Killer
Melville House 2016

Ben Winters. Underground Airlines
Mulholland Books 2016

Nick Wood. Azanian Bridges
NewCon Press 2016

Please address all inquiries and correspondence to the awards secretary, Steven Silver.