The nominees for the 2016 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have been announced.
- “The Danish Crutch”, Anna Belfrage (1066 Turned Upside Down)
- “Treasure Fleet”, Daniel M. Bensen (Tales from Alternate Earths)
- “Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon”, Brent A. Harris & Ricardo Victoria (Tales from Alternate Earths)
- “The Battle of London Bridge”, G.K. Holloway (1066 Turned Upside Down)
- “What If the Jewish State Had Been Established in East Africa”, Adam Rovner (What Ifs of Jewish History)
- Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling (Tachyon)
- Acts of the Assassins, Richard Beard (Harvill Secker 2015; as The Apostle Killer, Melville House 2016)
- Underground Airlines, Ben H. Winters (Mulholland)
- Azanian Bridges, Nick Wood (NewCon)
The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction. This year’s panel of judges comprises Stephen Baxter, Karen Hellekson, Matt Mitrovich, Jim Rittenhouse, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver. Winners will be announced August 20, 2017. For more, see the Sidewise Awards website.