"Ashbazu Effect" named Sidewise Award finalist

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My short story "The Ashbazu Effect, from the DAW anthology ReVisions, is one of the six finalists for the Sidewise Award for alternate history.

Edited by Julie Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel, ReVisions is a collection of alternate histories of technology. "Ashbazu" draws on the work of media theorists Marshall McLuhan and Robert Logan, and explores what might have happened if the printing press were invented somewhat earlier than 1456.

Okay, a heck of a lot earlier. Say if the Sumerians had just pushed their cylinder-seal rolling technology just a wee bit farther...

Read a sample.