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Priest, Christopher 1943-

Overview
Works: 195 works in 584 publications in 5 languages and 10,480 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Suspense fiction  Science fiction  Interviews  Political fiction 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Arranger, Conductor
Classifications: PR6066.R55, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Christopher Priest
Publications by Christopher Priest
Most widely held works by Christopher Priest
The prestige by Christopher Priest( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,425 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 inverted world; a novel by Christopher Priest( Book )
30 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 832 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 crèches, 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 glamour by Christopher Priest( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 780 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 islanders by Christopher Priest( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 739 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 )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 702 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 extremes by Christopher Priest( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and French and held by 633 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 prestige by Christopher Priest( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 599 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 adjacent by Christopher Priest( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 576 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 affirmation by Christopher Priest( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A young man feels compelled to begin writing an autobiography, behind his identity, thus he becomes entangled in a world of magic and imagination
The perfect lover by Christopher Priest( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1985. The Wessex project, a privately funded scientific experiment, discovers a method to transport the collective unconcious of some of England's most brilliant minds into an illusory and ideal society. The object: to gather information vital to our survival on earth"--Jacket
An infinite summer by Christopher Priest( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Anticipations ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-noveller
The space machine : a scientific romance by Christopher Priest( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-roman
JLA : strength in numbers by Grant Morrison( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 276 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
Indoctrinaire by Christopher Priest( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Fugue for a darkening island by Christopher Priest( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The quiet woman by Christopher Priest( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The Dream Archipelago by Christopher Priest( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
A dream of Wessex by Christopher Priest( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Darkening island by Christopher Priest( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Novak, John Luther 1943-
Priest, Christopher
Priest, Christopher M. 1943-
Priest, Christopher M. (Christopher McKenzie), 1943-
Prist, Kristofer 1943-
Прист, Кристофер, 1943-
プリースト, クリストファー
Languages
English (266)
French (13)
Spanish (3)
Swedish (1)
Korean (1)
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