The winners of the 2019 and 2020 Sidewise Awards were announced this afternoon at DisCon III. The awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction.
2019 Short Form: Harry Turtledove. “Christmas Truce” Asimov’s, November 2019.
2019 Long Form: Annalee Newitz. The Future of Another Timeline. Tor, 2019.
2020 Short Form: Matthew Kresal. “Moonshot”. Alternate Australias (ed. Jared Kavanagh), Sea Lion Press, 2020.
2020 Long Form: Adrian Tchaikovsky. The Doors of Eden. Pan McMillan, 2020.
The judging panel consisted of Karen Hellekson, Matt Mitrovich, Olav Rokne, 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 Steven H Silver for the story.]