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Christopher Priest (1) (1943–2024)

Autor(a) de The Prestige

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Obras de Christopher Priest

The Prestige (1995) 3,489 cópias
Inverted World (1974) 1,771 cópias
The Affirmation (1981) — Autor — 620 cópias
The Separation (2002) 581 cópias
The Islanders (2011) 437 cópias
A Dream of Wessex (1977) 392 cópias
The Adjacent (2013) 340 cópias
The Space Machine (1976) 325 cópias
The Extremes (1998) 298 cópias
Fugue for a Darkening Island (1972) 250 cópias
Indoctrinaire (1970) 250 cópias
The Glamour (1984) 219 cópias
The Dream Archipelago (1999) 218 cópias
The Glamour [2005 Revised] (2005) 182 cópias
The Gradual (2015) 170 cópias
An Infinite Summer (1976) 123 cópias
The Quiet Woman (1990) 116 cópias
Real-Time World (1973) 90 cópias
Anticipations (1978) — Editor — 65 cópias
eXistenZ (1999) 62 cópias
An American Story (2018) 54 cópias
The Evidence (2020) 49 cópias
Expect Me Tomorrow (2022) 49 cópias
Episodes (2018) 45 cópias
Stars of Albion (1979) — Editor; Posfácio, algumas edições43 cópias
Airside (2023) 34 cópias
Short Circuit (1986) 21 cópias
Ersatz Wines (2008) 10 cópias
I, Haruspex 7 cópias
The Watched (novella) (1978) 5 cópias
Real-Time World +2 (2008) 4 cópias
Whores (1978) 3 cópias
A Dying Fall 2 cópias
Your Book of Film Making (1974) 2 cópias
The Negation [novelette] (1978) 2 cópias
Fire Storm {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
The Trace Of Him 1 exemplar(es)
The Song of the Book 1 exemplar(es)
The Discharge 1 exemplar(es)
Fireflies [short story] (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Futur intérieur 1 exemplar(es)
The Last Deadloss Visions (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Pilgrimage to Sheckley 1 exemplar(es)
The Inverted World [novelette] (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
落ち逝く 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Invisible Man (1897) — Introdução, algumas edições10,958 cópias
The Chrysalids (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições4,754 cópias
The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições2,970 cópias
Ice (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições1,154 cópias
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF (1972) — Contribuinte — 222 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF (2013) — Contribuinte — 170 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (1977) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Plan for Chaos (2009) — Introdução, algumas edições130 cópias
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1978) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (2008) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Trips in Time (1977) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 6 (1973) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 (1979) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Quark/1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One (2016) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
New Writings in SF-19 (1971) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6 (1970) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #2 (1980) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
New Writings in SF-22 (1975) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
New Writings in SF-26 (1975) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 3 (1972) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease (2009) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
New Writings in SF-15 (1969) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Fearsome Magics (2014) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Andromeda No. 1 (1976) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Andromeda 3 (1978) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
New Writings in SF-16 (1969) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
2084 (2017) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 8 (1978) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Best British Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Univers 03 (1975) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Destination 3001 (2000) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
A View from the Edge (1977) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
As Time Goes By (2015) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Bifrost n°41 (2006) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Seven Deadly Sins: A Collection of New Fiction (1985) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



SPOILERS - SEPTEMBER - The Prestige em The Green Dragon (Outubro 2014)
SEPTEMBER - NO SPOILERS - The Prestige em The Green Dragon (Setembro 2014)
Inverted World by Christopher Priest -- Spoiler Thread em Science Fiction Fans (Setembro 2008)


A collection of short stories, covering the bulk of Chris Priest's career, from The Head and the Hand (1972) to Shooting an Episode (2017). There is an introduction, where Priest talks about science fiction, its current status, and the status of "literary" science fiction in particular (virtually ignored by the bulk of cultural commentators). Each story is bracketed by notes headed Before and After, saying how the story came to be written, and what impact it had on the author's career and on the world in general. In a way, this makes the book a sort of continuation of the earlier collection Ersatz Wines, although it has less continuity than the earlier volume, reprinting as it does only a sample of Priest's short fiction output.

Perhaps the longest Before and After sections are those for An Infinite Summer, telling how the story was commissioned, quite forcibly, in 1974 by Harlan Ellison for his anthology, The Last Dangerous Visions, which then never actually appeared (although Ellison's literary executor has suggested that the book might finally appear posthumously). At the time, Priest gained some notoriety (and considerable support) by writing about his dealings with Harlan Ellison; time seems to have softened Priest's opinions and the account of the whole matter takes up far less space than the original. Ellison died in 2018, the year before this collection appeared; Chris Priest joined the roll-call of writers who died without ever seeing their stories appear in The Last Dangerous Visions this year (2024).

Three of the stories collected here have been previously anthologised; The Head and the Hand in Real-Time World (1974), Palely Loitering in An Infinite Summer (1979), and the title story of that collection, which had previously appeared in an original story anthology, Andromeda 1 (1976). (Which means that I have all three book appearances of that story in my collection.) The other eight stories are all appearing here in book form for the first time. A number of them have elements of horror in them - mostly body horror, though the last story in the collection, The Sorting Out involves a very specific sort of horror that only very serious book collectors will recognise. A number of the stories use settings familiar from some of Priest's novels, such as stage magicians in The Stooge, whilst Palely Loitering and An Infinite Summer use, either wholly or in part, an Edwardian (or faux Edwardian) setting, similar to that used in Priest's H.G. Wells pastiche The Space Machine. Thinking about the likely audience for this book, I would imagine it appealing either to Chris Priest completists or people looking for an insight into the life of a writer, especially one involved in the literature of the fantastic. I don't otherwise see it appealing to a more general reader; Priest's writing is a bit too cerebral and the twists and hooks in the stories a little too muted for a casual reader looking for surprises.
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RobertDay | 1 outra resenha | May 4, 2024 |
There is an unfortunate vogue demanding that novels of Victorian atmosphere be written in a half-assed pseudo-Victorian invented English. Usually, they miserably fail to convey anything else than the writer's shortcomings in this respect.
Well, this novel is an example of this empirical rule. I don't even know if the plot and characters would have been better than the style; so ludicrous was the writing, that I gave in after few pages and I will probably never find out.
Elanna76 | outras 136 resenhas | May 2, 2024 |



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