Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sidewise and pound foolish


Muy cool news: my story "Public Safety" has just been nominated for a Sidewise Award, which is given each year for the best alternate history stories and novels. A quick glance at the other nominees (listed below) tells me that I won't win, but that's okay: this is the first story of mine to be nominated for any kind of award, despite a few hints and some loud throat-clearing, so I'm pretty happy with that.

Finalists for 2007 Best Short-Form Alternate History

Elizabeth Bear. "Les Innocents/Lumiere"
In New Amsterdam, Subterranean Press

Michael Flynn. "Quaestiones Super Caelo Et Mundo"
In Analog, July

Matthew Johnson. "Public Safety"
In Asimov's, March

Jess Nevins. "An Alternate History of Chinese Science Fiction"
Posted on No Fear of the Future, May 17

Chris Roberson. "Metal Dragon Year"
In Interzone #213 (December)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch. "Recovering Apollo 8"
In Asimov's, February

John Scalzi. "Missives from Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results"
In Subterranean Magazine, Winter


Finalists for 2007 Best Long-Form Alternate History

Michael Chabon. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
HarperCollins and HarperCollins UK

Robert Conroy. 1945: A Novel
Ballantine

Mary Gentle. Ilario
In two volumes as Ilario: The Lion's Eye and Ilario: The Stone Golem, HarperCollins/Eos
(Originally published in one volume as Ilario: The Lion's Eye by Gollancz UK, 2006)

Jay Lake. Mainspring
Tor

Sophia McDougall. Rome Burning
Orion UK

Jo Walton. Ha'penny
Tor

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