2021 Prix Actusf De L’uchronie Winners

The winners of the 2021 Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie were announced November 19.

It is a juried 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.

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.

Eligible works were those published or released in French between September 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

PRIX LITTÉRAIRE

  • Aucune terre n’est promise by Lavie Tidhar. (Unholy Land) Translation by Julien Bétan (Mnémos Label Mu)

PRIX GRAPHIQUE

  • Les Chimères de Vénus T1 by Étienne Jung (Design), Alain Ayroles (Scénario) (Rue de Sèvres)

PRIX SPÉCIAL

  • Les chroniques de St Mary by Jodi Taylor. (For the series The Chronicles of St. Mary’s) Translation by Cindy Colin Kapen (HC éditions)

The 2021 award jury members are: Étienne Barillier, Bertrand Campeis, Karine Gobled, Hermine Hémon, Jean Rebillat and Jean-Luc Rivera.

[Thanks to JJ for identifying the English titles of translated works.]

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