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.
- Aucune terre n’est promise by Lavie Tidhar. (Unholy Land) Translation by Julien Bétan (Mnémos Label Mu)
- Les Chimères de Vénus T1 by Étienne Jung (Design), Alain Ayroles (Scénario) (Rue de Sèvres)
- 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.]