Finalists for this year’s Sidewise Awards, for works of alternate history published in 2022, have been released. Winners will be announced during this year’s World Fantasy Convention, to be held in Kansas City, MO, the weekend of Oct. 26-29 2023.
The Sidewise Awards have been awarded since 1996 (for works of 1995). First winners were Paul J. McAuley and Stephen Baxter, with a special achievement award to L. Sprague de Camp. Last year’s winners were Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor, and Alan Smale.
This year’s nominees include Harry Turtledove, with his 13th nomination. He’s won four times before. And R.F. Kuang, a first-time Sidewise finalist, receives her sixth nomination for Babel. The book has already won the Nebula Award and the Locus Award, and is now pending for the other four.