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Priest, Christopher 1943-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 556 publications in 14 languages and 10,636 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Biography  Paranormal fiction  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6066.R55, 823.914
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Publications about Christopher Priest
Publications by Christopher Priest
Most widely held works about Christopher Priest
 
Most widely held works by Christopher Priest
The prestige by Christopher Priest( Book )
47 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
A 19th Century feud between two English stage magicians. Their rivalry centers over instant displacement by electricity from one end of a stage to the other, the contest degenerating into dirty tricks. Told from the perspective of their descendants, a man and a woman
The glamour by Christopher Priest( Book )
35 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Victime d'un attentat à la voiture piégée, Richard Grey, cameraman professionnel, se rétablit dans une clinique, gardé au secret par le gouvernement britannique. C'est là que sa petite amie Sue le retrouve. Richard ne l'a pas oubliée, il se souvient de son ex-amoureux, Niall, qui refusait de la laisser partir. Mais Sue et Niall sont différents du commun des mortels, ils possèdent un pouvoir
The adjacent by Christopher Priest( Book )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 687 libraries worldwide
In the near future, Tibor Tarent, a freelance photographer, is recalled from Anatolia to Britain when his wife, an aid worker, is killed--annihilated by a terrifying weapon that reduces its target to a triangular patch of scorched earth. A century earlier, Tommy Trent, a stage magician, is sent to the Western Front on a secret mission to render British reconnaissance aircraft invisible to the enemy. Present day: a theoretical physicist develops a new method of diverting matter, a discovery with devastating consequences that will resonate through time
The islanders by Christopher Priest( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and French and held by 681 libraries worldwide
"The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the playground for high society. Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played out across its waters"--Page 4 of cover
The separation by Christopher Priest( Book )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
"The separation is the story of twin brothers. Rowers in the 1936 Olympics, they meet Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy; one joins the RAF, and captains a Wellington; he is shot down after a bombing raid on Hamburg and becomes Churchill's aide-de-camp; his twin brother, a pacifist, works with the Red Cross, rescuing bombing victims in London. But this is not a straightforward story of the Second World War: this is an alternate history: the two brothers - both called J.L. Sawyer - live their lives in alternate versions of reality. In one, the Second World War ends as we imagine it did; in the other, thanks to efforts of an eminent team of negotiators headed by Hess, the war ends in 1941. The separation is an emotionally riveting story of how ordinary people can make a difference; it's a savage critique of Winston Churchill, the man credited as the saviour of Britain and the Western World, and it's a story of how one perceives and shapes the past"--Publisher's description
The inverted world; a novel by Christopher Priest( Book )
38 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 643 libraries worldwide
The city is winched along tracks through a devastated land full of hostile tribes. Rails must be freshly laid ahead of the city and carefully removed in its wake. Rivers and mountains present nearly insurmountable challenges to the ingenuity of the city's engineers. But if the city does not move, it will fall farther and farther behind the "optimum" into the crushing gravitational field that has transformed life on Earth. The only alternative to progress is death. The secret directorate that governs the city makes sure that its inhabitants know nothing of this. Raised in common in creches, nurtured on synthetic food, prevented above all from venturing outside the closed circuit of the city, they are carefully sheltered from the dire necessities that have come to define human existence. And yet the city is in crisis. The people are growing restive, the population is dwindling, and the rulers know that, for all their efforts, slowly but surely the city is slipping ever farther behind the optimum. Helward Mann is a member of the city's elite. Better than anyone, he knows how tenuous is the city's continued existence. But the world--he is about to discover--is infinitely stranger than the strange world he believes he knows so well
The prestige by Christopher Priest( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
A 19th Century feud between two English stage magicians. Their rivalry centers over instant displacement by electricity from one end of a stage to the other, the contest degenerating into dirty tricks. Told from the perspective of their descendants, a man and a woman. By the author of The Glamour
The extremes by Christopher Priest( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 569 libraries worldwide
After visiting a virtual-reality store--selling the scenario of a mass shooting--a killer carries out a mass shooting himself. FBI agent Teresa Simons tries to determine if the experience influenced him. A look at the effect of violence-entertainment on people
The affirmation by Christopher Priest( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Een man besluit, teruggetrokken in een buitenhuisje levend, een biografie te schrijven. Gaandeweg vervaagd de realiteit en belandt hij in een droomwereld
An infinite summer by Christopher Priest( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Anticipations ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-noveller
The space machine : a scientific romance by Christopher Priest( Book )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
The perfect lover by Christopher Priest( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
A Dream of Wessex can be read as a straightforward story about a group of twentieth-century dreamers who create a consensus virtual-reality future. Once they enter their imaginary world they are unable to remember who they are, or where they are from. On another level, the novel is itself an extended metaphor for the way in which extrapolated futures are created
Indoctrinaire by Christopher Priest( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Een Engelse biochemicus geraakt op onverklaarbaare wijze in de toekomst. Als hij er met hulp van collega's in slaagt naar het heden terug te keren, breekt juist een nucleaire oorlog uit
JLA : strength in numbers by Grant Morrison( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
"With Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman as members, the JLA was made up of the greatest heroes in the universe. But as old foes create unholy alliances and new enemies attack out of nowhere, Batman realizes that the team must increase its numbers. Joined by such new allies as Plastic Man, Steel, Zauriel, the Huntress, and Oracle, a truly almighty team comprised of super heroes, aliens, gods, and monarchs prepare for battle against any and all threats"--Publisher's web site
The quiet woman by Christopher Priest( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Na de dood van haar buurvrouw besluit een schrijfster het levensverhaal van het slachtoffer te schrijven, waarvoor ze contact legt met de zoon
Fugue for a darkening island by Christopher Priest( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Na een atoomoorlog overstromen vluchtelingen uit het Gemenebest de Britse eilanden. Een grootschalige burgeroorlog en anarchie zijn het gevolg
A dream of Wessex by Christopher Priest( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Une excellente variation sur les voyages temporels, par l'un des plus talentueux jeunes auteurs de science-fiction britannique (1976). Un projet doué d'un ##projecteur## apte à propulser des gens 150 ans dans le futur ... mais leur subconscient est plus fort que la machine
The Dream Archipelago by Christopher Priest( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Roman de science-fiction (anticipation). Nouvelles. Roman érotique
Brian Aldiss and Christopher Priest ( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Brian Aldiss and Christopher Priest talk about their work and the science-fiction genre
 
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Alternative Names
Christopher Priest Brits schrijver
Christopher Priest écrivain britannique
Christopher Priest englischer Schriftsteller
Christopher Priest scrittore inglese
Novak, John Luther 1943-
Priest, Christopher
Priest, Christopher M. 1943-
Priest, Christopher M. (Christopher McKenzie), 1943-
Prist, Kristofer 1943-
Кристофър Прийст
Крістофер Пріст
Прист, Кристофер
Прист, Кристофер, 1943-
כריסטופר פריסט
프리스트, 크리스토퍼 1943-
クリストファー・プリースト
プリースト, クリストファー
克里斯多夫·普利斯特
Languages
English (248)
French (51)
Spanish (31)
Dutch (8)
Japanese (6)
German (5)
Polish (5)
Russian (5)
Serbian (4)
Chinese (3)
Romanian (3)
Korean (2)
Swedish (1)
Czech (1)
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