Episodes - Christopher Priest (Trade Paperback)

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9781473200623
Department
Books
Supply Source
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Book

Author
Christopher Priest
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
234 x 153mm (234g)

Summary

Christopher Priest is one of the most acclaimed writers of both SF and literary fiction at work today. Here, for the first time in almost twenty years, is a collection of his short work. Largely previously uncolected, ranging from the horrific to the touching, the science fictional to the realist, these stories are a perfect demonstration of the breadth and power of Priest's writing.

Eleven stories are included, along with commentary and reflection from the author. Within these pages you will discover the stage magic-inspired horror of 'The Head and the Hand', the timeslip accidents of 'futouristic.co.uk', the impossible romance of 'Palely Loitering' and the present-day satire of 'Shooting an Episode'.

Classification

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Science fiction

Author Bio

Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary literary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE is unique in winning both a major literary prize (THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD and a major genre prize THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD); THE SEPARATION won both the ARTHUR C. CLARKE and the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARDS. THE ISLANDERS won both the BSFA and John W. Campbell awards. He was selected for the original BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS in 1983.

Review Quotes

Britain's pre-eminent writer of literary science fiction - The Herald

Eerily powerful - Spectator

This is a quiet masterpiece in a career full of them: a gripping, mournful, powerful novel that guides the reader through truths - and fictions - about the way the media and what we recall can work together to fool us. - Guardian

Brilliantly constructed, cleverly contrived to fox our memories, so you end the novel trying to puzzle out what it was you just read. - Locus