The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History

The judges for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History are pleased to announce the winners of the
2021 Sidewise Awards, presented Sep. 3, 2022, during Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention.
The awards honor the best alternate history published in calendar 2021.

Winner for
2021
Best Short-Form Alternate History

Alan Smale. "Gunpowder Treason"
In Tales from Alternate Earths, Vol. III, Inklings Press 2021

 Tales from Alt Easrths III cover


Other Finalists

Matt Kresal. "Hitchcock's Titanic"
In Tales from Alternate Earths, Vol. III, Inklings Press 2021

Rick Wilber. "Billie the Kid"
In Asimov's Science Fiction, Sept./Oct. 2021

Winner for
2021
Best Long-Form Alternate History

Laurent Binet. Civilizations
Translated from the French by Sam Taylor.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

Civilizations cover


Other Finalists

Laura Frankos. Broadway Revival
Swallow's End 2021

Chris Hadfield. The Apollo Murders
Mulholland Books 2021

Natasha Pulley. The Kingdoms
Bloomsbury 2021

The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction.
The judges for the 2021 awards included Matt Mitrovich, Olav Rokne, Kurt Sidaway, and Steven H Silver.

Please address all inquiries and correspondence to the awards secretary, Steven H Silver.