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The Sidewise Award for alternate history was established in 1995 to recognize the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.

The award takes its 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 award was created by Robert Schmunk, Evelyn Leeper, and Steven H Silver, all of whom are still judges. Over the years, the number of judges has increased to eight, including judges in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Each year, two awards are presented 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 Sidewise Award judges (a panel of eight) may elect to recognize an individual or work with a Special Achievement Award. The Special Achievement Awards recognize works that were published prior to the award's inception.

Harry Turtledove has been nominated several times and has won twice. In addition two stories which appeared in anthologies edited by Turtledove have been nominated for the award, one of which has won.

Harry Turtledove's Sidewise NominationsEdit

Long FormEdit

2006 The Disunited States of America
2002 Ruled Britannia (winner)
1997 How Few Remain (winner)
1996 The Worldwar series
1995 The Two Georges

Short FormEdit

2014 "The More it Changes"
2013 "Cayos in the Stream"
2011 "Lee at the Alamo"
1995 "Must and Shall"

Award WinnersEdit

Long FormEdit

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 McAuley, Pasquale's Angel

Short FormEdit

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"
1995 Stephen Baxter, "Brigantia's Angels"

Special Achievement:Edit

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

External links Edit

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