Monday, July 01, 2013
"Great White Ship" nominated for the Sidewise Award
The judges for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have announced the short list of finalists for the 2012 Sidewise Awards.
I'm proud and grateful that my short story, "Great White Ship", has been named a finalist for the Best Short Form category.
This was the news I referred to in my post last week when I said I was gonna plotz.. I got the email about the nomination last Tuesday. This was the first time I've bee nominated for an award of this kind, and it was a new experience.
The winners will be announced at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention the weekend of August 30, 2013, in San Antonio.
This year's panel of judges was made up of Stephen Baxter, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Stu Shiffman, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.
The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were conceived in late 1995 to honor the best allohistorical genre publications of the year. The first awards were announced in summer 1996 and honored works from 1995. The award takes its name from Murray Leinster's 1934 short story "Sidewise in Time," in which a strange storm causes portions of Earth to swap places with their analogs from other timelines.
Thanks to Daily Science Fiction and the Sidewise judges, as well as everyone who has enjoyed the story.
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