The finalists for the 2008 Sidewise Awards - the world's premier Alternate History fiction prize - have just been announced and Chris Roberson's The Dragon's Nine Sons is up for the long-form Alternate History crown while three stories from Lou Anders' Sideways in Crime make the list in the short-form category. Even our own George Mann got in on the act with a nod for his novel The Affinity Bridge on the long-form shortlist. Full details can be found here.
The winners will be announced at the 67th World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal which takes place from 6-10 August 2009.
Congratulations to all the nominees – 2008 was a strong year for Alternate History fiction and everyone on either shortlist would be a worthy winner.