Sidewise Award nominations
This years Sidewise Award nominations have been announced. The award which has been been presented since 1995 recognizes excellence in alternate history. Two awards are given annually one for long form works and one for short form works. The winners will be announced and awards presented at L.A.con IV this years worldcon held in Anaheim from August 23-27.
Ian R. MacLeod The Summer Isles Aio Publishing
Sophia McDougall Romanitas Orion
Paul Park A Princess of Roumania Tor
William Barton Harvest Moon Asimovs September 2005
A.M. Dellamonica The Illuminated Heretic Alternate Generals III edited by Harry Turtledove Baen April 2005
Kim Newman Paul J. McAuley Prix Victor Hugo Script
Jason Stoddard Panacea SciFiction September 14 2005
Lois Tilton Pericles the Tyrant Asimovs October-November 2005
The judges for the year 2005 include Nick Gevers Karen Hellekson Evelyn Leeper Jim Rittenhouse Stu Shiffman Kurt Sidaway and Steven Silver. Robert Schmunk participated in the initial readings but has announced his retirement from the panel after ten years of service. Robert was one of the original three judges.