2019 Prix ActuSF de l’Uchronie Winners

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.

PRIX LITTÉRAIRE

  • Frankenstein 1918 de Johan Heliot, L’Atalante

PRIX GRAPHIQUE

  • Le Dernier Atlas T1/3 de Fred Blanchard (dessin), Gwen De Bonneval (scénario), Hervé Tanquerelle (dessin) et Fabien Vehlmann (scénario), Dupuis

PRIX SPÉCIAL

  • 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.

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