Word of the day: uchronia

The term uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time period of our world, in contrast to altogether-fictional lands or worlds. The concept is similar to alternate history, but uchronic times are not easily defined and are placed mainly in some distant or unspecified point before current times.

The term has been applied to Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” [my review here] and Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America” [my review here].


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