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2013 Sidewise Awards : four europeans between the finalists

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Ian Sales (UK ), Thomas Brennan (UK), Mark Hodder (UK ) and C.J.Sansom (UK ) are finalists of this year edition of the Sidewise Awards for best alternate history of 2012 :

“Adrift on the Sea of Rains” by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)

“Doktor Glass” by Thomas Brennan (Ace)

“Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon” by Mark Hodder (Pyr, Snowbooks)

“Dominion” by C.J. Sansom (Mantle, Pan McMillan)

Ian SalesThomas Brennan

                  Ian Sales                             Thomas Brennan   

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          Mark Hodder                                  C.J.Sansom

“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.
To be considered, a work must have either first English-language publication or first American publication* in the calendar year prior to the year in which the award is to be presented. Thus, the awards announced in 2009 honored works published in 2008 and were called the “2008 Sidewise Awards”. Two awards are usually presented each year.
The judges (Stephen Baxter, UK ; Evelyn Leeper – US ; Jim Rittenhouse – US ; Stuart Shiffman – US ; Kurt Sidaway – UK, Steven Silver – US) for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History are pleased to announce the short list of finalists for the 2012 Sidewise Awards. The winners will be announced at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention the weekend of August 30, 2013, in San Antonio.”
The finalists are :

Short Form
“Great White Ship” by Lou Antonelli (DailySF 5/11/12)
“Steamgothic” by Sean McMullen (Interzone #241 7-8/12)
“Adrift on the Sea of Rains” by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)
“Fade to White” by Catherynne Valente (Clarkesworld Magazine #71, 8/12)
“Something Real” by Rick Wilber (Asimov’s 4/12)

Long Form
“Doktor Glass” by Thomas Brennan (Ace)
“Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon” by Mark Hodder (Pyr, Snowbooks)
“The Cassandra Project” by Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick (Ace)
“The Mirage” by Matt Ruff (Harper)
“Dominion” by C.J. Sansom (Mantle, Pan McMillan)

Congratulations to all finalists !

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