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The term 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 (mainly placed in some distant or unspecified point before current times), sometimes reminiscent of a constructed world. Some, however, do use uchronia to refer to an alternate history.[1]

The word is a neologism from the word utopia (Greek u-topos, meaning "no-place"), replacing topos with chronos (time). It was coined by Charles Renouvier as the title of his 1876 novel Uchronie (L'Utopie dans l'histoire), esquisse historique apocryphe du développement de la civilisation européenne tel qu'il n'a pas été, tel qu'il aurait pu être (Uchronia (Utopia in History), an Apocryphal Sketch of the Development of European Civilization Not as It Was But as It Might Have Been).[2]

The term has been applied to Philip K. Dick‘s The Man in the High Castle[3] and Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America.[4]


Uchronian settings[edit]

  • Middle-earth/Arda
  • Hyborian Age
  • Gloriana by Michael Moorcock
  • Terre D'Ange, the setting of Kushiel's Legacy

See also[edit]

  • Anachronism
  • Steampunk

References[edit]

  1. Paul Di Filippo. "Off the Shelf: The Peshawar Lancers". Book Review. SciFi.com. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Uchronia: Uchronie (l'utopie dans l'histoire), esquisse historique apocryphe du développement de la civilisation européenne tel qu'il n'a pas été, tel qu'il aurait pu être, Uchronia.net, retrieved 2011-10-01, reprinted 1988, ISBN 2-213-02058-2 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  3. Douglas, Christopher (2013). ""Something That Has Already Happened": Recapitulation and Religious Indifference in The Plot Against America". MFS Modern Fiction Studies. 59 (4): 784–810. doi:10.1353/mfs.2013.0045. ISSN 1080-658X.
  4. Fondanèche, Daniel; Chatelain, Danièle; Slusser, George (1988). "Dick, the Libertarian Prophet (Dick: une prophète libertaire)". Science Fiction Studies. 15 (2): 141–151. ISSN 0091-7729. JSTOR 4239877.

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