The Big Lie has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Sidewise Award for Alternative History.
(Or the Sideways award as I keep mispronouncing it. Which suggests it has something to do with Paul Giamatti and wine. It doesn’t).
Previous winners include Stephen Fry, Philip Roth and CJ Sansom so I’m feeling very honoured and extremely curious as to whether a mistake has occurred.
Until the error is noticed, I will be enjoying my newfound acceptance by the sci-fi community and pretending I’m Margaret Atwood.
The overall winner will be announced at MidAmeriCon II, this year’s Worldcon, in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 2016.