The 2019 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie were presented at the Rencontres de l’imaginaire 2019 on November 30.
French publisher ActuSF gives the award in three categories:
- The Literary Prize, rewarding essays and novels.
- The Prix Graphisme, rewarding comics, covers and other pictorial initiatives.
- The Special Prize, rewarding an original uchronic work, be it a game, an exhibition, etc.
- Frankenstein 1918 de Johan Heliot, L’Atalante
- Le Dernier Atlas T1/3 de Fred Blanchard (dessin), Gwen De Bonneval (scénario), Hervé Tanquerelle (dessin) et Fabien Vehlmann (scénario), Dupuis
- Effluvium de Didier Graffet et Xavier Mauméjean, Bragelonne
It is an award for work in a specialized segment of sff field, described in the Wikipedia:
Uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time-period of our world, in contrast to altogether fictional lands or worlds. A concept similar to alternate history but different in the manner that uchronic times are not easily defined.
Middle-Earth and the Hyborean Age are examples of uchronic settings.
The 2019 jury was composed of Étienne Barillier, Bertrand Campeis, Karine Gobled, Hermine Hémon, Jean Rebillat and Jean-Luc Rivera.