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Priest, Christopher 1943-

Works: 122 works in 644 publications in 16 languages and 11,120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Science fiction  Biography  Paranormal fiction  History  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6066.R55, 823.914
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The prestige by Christopher Priest( Book )

73 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent seance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose each other. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers - but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magician's craft can command, the highest misdirection and the darkest science. Blood will be spilled, but it will not be enough. In the end, their legacy will pass on for generations to descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle their puzzle
The inverted world; a novel by Christopher Priest( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member 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 glamour by Christopher Priest( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member 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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member 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 adjacent by Christopher Priest( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 696 WorldCat member 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 separation by Christopher Priest( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member 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 prestige by Christopher Priest( Recording )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member 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 562 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Sinclair is tormented by bereavement and failure. In an attempt to conjure some meaning from his life, he embarks on an autobiography, but he finds himself writing the story of another man in another, imagined, world, whose insidious attraction draws him even further in
An infinite summer by Christopher Priest( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The space machine : a scientific romance by Christopher Priest( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
Anticipations( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-noveller
The perfect lover by Christopher Priest( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1985. The Wessex Project, a privately funded project, discovers a method to transport the collective unconscious 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. But in the process, power, deception and love join to jeopardize the philanthropic program
Indoctrinaire by Christopher Priest( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the Advanced Technique Concentration, Wentik created a mind-altering drug. Suddenly he is transported to the jungles of Brazil in the 22nd century and a world devastated by nuclear war and poison gas. Only South America survived but even here 'The Disturbances' create havoc. Can Wentik find a way back? For himself? And all of humanity?
JLA : strength in numbers by Grant Morrison( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member 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 222 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na een atoomoorlog overstromen vluchtelingen uit het Gemenebest de Britse eilanden. Een grootschalige burgeroorlog en anarchie zijn het gevolg
The gradual by Christopher Priest( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and French and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alesandro Sussken is a composer living in Glaund, a fascist state constantly at war with another equally faceless opponent. His brother is sent off to fight; his family is destroyed by grief. Occasionally Alesandro catches glimpses of islands in the far distance from the shore, and they feed into the music he composes. But all knowledge of the other islands is forbidden by the military junta, until he is unexpectedly sent on a cultural tour. And what he discovers on his journey will change his perceptions of his home, his music and the ways of the islands themselves. Bringing him answers where he could not have foreseen them. A rich and involving tale playing with the lot of the creative mind, the rigours of living under war and the nature of time itself, this is multi award-winning, master storyteller Christopher Priest at his absolute best
A dream of Wessex by Christopher Priest( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member 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 Prestige by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magicians in turn-of-the-century London engage in a fierce rivalry determined to out do each other leading to dire consequences
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The islanders
Alternative Names
Christopher Priest Brits schrijver

Christopher Priest écrivain britannique

Christopher Priest englischer Schriftsteller

Christopher Priest scrittore inglese

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Priest, Christopher M. (Christopher McKenzie), 1943-

Prist, Kristofer 1943-

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Прист, Кристофер, 1943-

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The inverted world; a novelThe glamourThe islandersThe separationThe prestigeThe extremesThe affirmationThe space machine : a scientific romance