The nominees for the 2012 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History (for works published in 2011) have been announced:
- Castro’s Bomb by Robert Conroy
- Himmler’s War by Robert Conroy (Baen)
- Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan by Jeff Greenfield (Berkley Trade)
- Wake Up And Dream by Ian R. MacLeod (PS Publishing)
- Planesrunner (Everness, Book One) by Ian McDonald (Pyr)
- Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia (Prime Books)
- Camera Obscura (Angry Robot) by Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
- AWARDS NEWS! It’s awards weekend at Anticipation. First up (with more to come!): Sidewise Awards Winners:
- San Antonio launches a Worldcon bid. Facebookers, if you like this idea, support the Facebook group.
- Interviews and Profiles:
- Fangs, Fur, & Fey introduces their latest staff addition: M.K. Hobson!
- Orbit announces the winner Most Awesomely Bad SFF Cover in the Universe contest.
- David Gill responds to the recent bookslut article of Philip K. Dick: “This article made me mad.”
- The latest issue of The Internet Review of Science Fiction features an interview with Robert Reed, articles by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Justin Howe; an essay by Daniel M. Kimmel; criticism by Hillary Henson; and reviews by Mark Tiedemann, Flynn Gallagher, and Lois Tilton.
- Real Science: New radar observations have revealed that a near-Earth asteroid is actually three rocks.
- Fantasy Magazine lists 10 Fantasy Movie Moments That Mess With Us.
- Is it surprising that most of the entries in CNet’s list of Top 40 movies not out on Blu-ray are genre films?