Sidewise Award for Alternate History

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Sidewise Award for Murray Davies's novel Collaborator

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were established in 1995 to recognize the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.

The awards take their name from the 1934 short story "Sidewise in Time" by Murray Leinster, in which a strange storm causes portions of Earth to swap places with their analogs from other timelines.

The awards were created by Steven H Silver, Evelyn C. Leeper, and Robert B. Schmunk. Over the years, the number of judges has fluctuated between three and eight, including judges in the UK and South Africa.

Each year, two awards are presented, usually at Worldcon. The Short-Form award is presented to a work under 60,000 words in length. The Long-Form award may be presented to a work longer than 60,000 words, including both novels or complete series. At their discretion, the judges may also elect to recognize an individual or work with a Special Achievement Award in recognition of works that were published prior to the award's inception.


[edit] Award Winners

[edit] Long Form

2007 Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union
2006 Charles Stross, The Family Trade, The Hidden Family, and The Clan Corporate
2005 Ian R. MacLeod, The Summer Isles
2004 Philip Roth, The Plot Against America
2003 Murray Davies, Collaborator
2002 (tie) Martin J. Gidron, The Severed Wing & Harry Turtledove, Ruled Britannia
2001 J. N. Stroyar, The Children's War
2000 Mary Gentle, Ash: A Secret History
1999 Brendan DuBois, Resurrection Day
1998 Stephen Fry, Making History
1997 Harry Turtledove, How Few Remain
1996 Stephen Baxter, Voyage
1995 Paul J. McAuley, Pasquale's Angel

[edit] Short Form

2007 (tie) Michael Flynn, "Quaestiones Super Caelo Et Mundo" & Kristine Kathryn Rusch, "Recovering Apollo 8"
2006 Gardner Dozois, "Counterfactual"
2005 Lois Tilton, "Pericles the Tyrant"
2004 Warren Ellis, The Ministry of Space
2003 Chris Roberson, "O One"
2002 William Sanders, "Empire"
2001 Ken MacLeod, "The Human Front"
2000 Ted Chiang, "Seventy-two Letters"
1999 Alain Bergeron, "The Eighth Register" (translated by Howard Scott)
1998 Ian R. MacLeod, "The Summer Isles"
1997 William Sanders, "The Undiscovered"
1996 Walter Jon Williams, "Foreign Devils" (in War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches)
1995 Stephen Baxter, "Brigantia's Angels"

[edit] Special Achievement:

1999 Randall Garrett: The Lord Darcy Series
1997 Robert N. Sobel: For Want of a Nail
1995 L. Sprague de Camp, lifetime achievement

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