The winners of the 2014 Sidewise Award for Alternate History have been announced. The award recognizes excellence in alternate historical fiction.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of Stephen Baxter, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.
- Ken Liu, “The Long Haul: From the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009” (Clarkesworld Magazine, 11/14)
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch, The Enemy Within (WMG Publishing)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch previously won the Sidewise Award for her story “Recovering Apollo 8” in 2007. She has won two Hugo Awards and a World Fantasy Award. Rusch was one of the founders and editors of Pulphouse Publishing and spent six years as the editor of The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Ken Liu has won two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and a World Fantasy Award. This is his second nomination for the Sidewise Award. His first novel, Grace of Kings was published in 2015. Liu has been working to translate science fiction by Chinese authors into English, including Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem.
The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction. 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.