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Author Paul Park goes Sidewise

01/06/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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This year's Sidewise Award nominations have been announced. The award, which has been been presented since 1995, recognizes excellence in alternate history.

Two awards are given annually, one for long form works and one for short form works. The winners will be announced and awards presented at L.A.con IV, this year's worldcon, held in Anaheim from August 23rd-27th 2006.

Long Form:

Ian R. MacLeod, The Summer Isles (Aio Publishing)
Sophia McDougall, Romanitas (Orion)
Paul Park, A Princess of Roumania (Tor)

Short Form

William Barton, "Harvest Moon" (Asimov's September 2005)
A.M. Dellamonica, "The Illuminated Heretic" (Alternate Generals III, edited by Harry Turtledove, Baen April 2005)
Kim Newman & Paul J. McAuley, "Prix Victor Hugo Script"
Jason Stoddard, "Panacea" (SciFiction, September 14, 2005)
Lois Tilton, "Pericles the Tyrant" (Asimov's, October-November 2005).

The judges for the year 2005 include Nick Gevers, Karen Hellekson, Evelyn Leeper, Jim Rittenhouse, Stu Shiffman, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven Silver. Robert Schmunk participated in the initial readings but has announced his retirement from the panel after ten years of service. Robert was one of the original three judges.

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