My book Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas? has been nominated for the prestigious Sidewise Award for Alternate History. This is the award for people who dabble in designing worlds where events turn out differently than they have in our own. Past winners include the dean of alt.history Harry Turtledove (who actually wrote the Foreword to Surrounded), Philip Roth, and Michael Chabon. Let's just say that I'm honored to be in that company.
The award will be given out this August 14 as part of Loncon 3 in London, England, this year's location for the annual World Science Fiction Convention, that annual sci-fi blow-out that's been going on without stop since 1946 (it started in 1939, and paused for World War II).
As you can see from the graphic, there are four nominees, several of whom have been nominated before and won in the past. It's a tough crowd of excellent writers.
Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas? is available as a trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook. The ebook has now been priced at just $2.99 on Amazon to give more people a chance to read it while the competition is on. The audiobook is narrated by Edd Hall of Tonight Show fame, and he does a compelling read.
Writing this book was a labor of love that I'd been thinking about for a decade. It takes a strong position on its material and doesn't flinch. Win or lose in August, I'm very proud to get this nomination.
Sidewise Award announcement link: http://www.uchronia.net/sidewise/
Amazon link to read the book: http://www.SurroundedByEnemies.com
YouTube video: http://youtu.be/2rxFa95LP1I