Sidewise Awards Nominees for 2022

The nominees for the Sidewise: Sidewise Awards for Alternate History for the calendar year 2022 were announced August 29. 

SHORT FORM

  • Wole Talabi, “Dreams of Electric Mothers,” Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, edited by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight, Tor.com, November 2022
  • Paul Levinson, “It’s Real Life,” Connected Editions, January 2022
  • Michael Cassutt, “Kingsbury 1944,” Analog,  September-October 2022
  • Eric Choi, “A Sky and a Heaven,” Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People, edited by Andrea D. Lobel and Mark Shainblum,  Ben Yehuda Press, December 2022
  • Gillian Polack, “Why the Bridgemasters of York Don’t Pay Taxes,” Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People, edited by Andrea D. Lobel and Mark Shainblum,  Ben Yehuda Press, December 2022

LONG FORM 

  • J.O. Morgan, Appliance, Jonathan Cape, May 2022
  • R.F. Kuang, Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution, Harper Voyager, August 2022
  • Josh Weiss, Beat the Devils, Grand Central Publishing, March 2022
  • Kung Li Sun, Begin the World Over, AK Press, August 2022
  • B.L. Blanchard, The Peacekeeper, 47North, May 2022
  • Harry Turtledove, Three Miles Down, Tor Books, August 2022

The winners will be revealed at World Fantasy Con, taking place in Kansas City, Missouri the weekend of October 26-29, 2023.

The members of this year’s panel of judges are Eileen Gunn, Matt Mitrovich, Olav Rokne, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.

The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction.

3 thoughts on “Sidewise Awards Nominees for 2022

  1. I’ve only read 2 of the short fiction stories here, but I loved both of those (“Dreams of Electric Mothers” and Kingsbury 1944″). I look forward to reading the rest.

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