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Christopher Priest - Author

About the Author

Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary 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. He was selected for the original Best of Young British Novelists in1983.

Featured books by Christopher Priest

The Adjacent

The Adjacent

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Tibor Tarent, a freelance photographer, is recalled to Britain from Anatolia where his wife Melanie has been killed by insurgent militia. IRGB is a nation living in the aftermath of a bizarre and terrifying terrorist atrocity - hundreds of thousands were wiped out when a vast triangle of west London was instantly annihilated. The authorities think the terrorist attack and the death of Tarent's wife are somehow connected. A century earlier, a stage magician is sent to the Western Front on a secret mission to render British reconnaissance aircraft invisible to the enemy. On his journey to the trenches he meets the visionary who believes that this will be the war to end all wars. In 1943, a woman pilot from Poland tells a young RAF technician of her escape from the Nazis, and her desperate need to return home. In the present day, a theoretical physicist stands in his English garden and creates the first adjacency. THE ADJACENT is a novel where nothing is quite as it seems. Where fiction and history intersect, where every version of reality is suspect, where truth and falsehood lie closely adjacent to one another. It shows why Christopher Priest is one of our greatest writers.

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Other books by Christopher Priest

Deathstroke: Arkham

Deathstroke: Arkham

Author: Christopher Priest, Ed Benes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

It isn't long before the hunter becomes the hunted as Slade, powerless and weaponless, is targeted by some of Gotham City's most wanted. But after initially mocking and contravening the system meant to help him, Deathstroke learns that his only hope for survival may be to confront his own inner demons. But has Slade really lost his mind? Is an alien invasion really imminent? And just who is this impostor masquerading as Slade on the outside? Lots of questions, and Slade may not survive long enough to answer them all. Christopher Priest brings you the next thrilling chapter in his reinvention of the worlds deadliest assassin in Deathstroke Vol. 6: Arkham. Collects Deathstroke #36-40

Episodes

Episodes

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

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 uncollected, 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'.

Episodes

Episodes

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

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 uncollected, 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'.

An American Story

An American Story

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

A powerful meditation on loss and memory seen through the prism of 9/11, by one of our greatest authors. Ben Matson lost someone he loved in the 9/11 attacks. Or thinks he did - no body has been recovered, and she shouldn't have been on that particular plane at that time. But he knows she was. The world has moved on from that terrible day. Nearly 20 years later, it has faded into a dull memory for most people. But a chance encounter rekindles Ben's interest in the event, and the inconsistencies that always bothered him. Then the announcement of the recovery of an unidentified plane crash sets off a chain of events that will lead Ben to question everything he thought he knew . . . Thoughtful, impeccably researched and dazzling in its writing, this is Ben's story, the story of what happened to his fiance, and the story of all that happened on 9/11.

Justice League: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 4

Justice League: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 4

Author: Christopher Priest, Pete Woods Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman. The Flash, and two Green Lanterns form the Justice League. An elite super team set to tackle any threat too big for one superhero alone, but when a new threat comes from an unexpected place, will the Justice League be able to save the day? The League is confronted by three concurrent threats, a sleep-deprived Batman makes a crucial error that causes an unthinkable--and potentially unforgivable--tragedy. As if that wasn't enough, the combined Justice League and Justice League of America teams clash over leadership while the Green Lanterns face making critical choices that will affect their teams forever! Collects Justice League #34-43

Astonisher Vol. 3 Black Hat

Astonisher Vol. 3 Black Hat

Author: Christopher Priest, Ryan O'Sullivan, Al Barrionuevo, Roberto Poggi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2019

Magnus Attarian, heir to the AtiSat corporate empire, has saved the world from his brother Drew's attempt to help the Red King hack the minds of everyone on Earth, but at what cost? Now the past and present collide when a mysterious woman attacks Magnus and his family. But can Magnus save them, or will he unwittingly destroy their legacy and their lives with his selfishness?

Batman vs. Deathstroke

Batman vs. Deathstroke

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2019

When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne's biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son's true father--Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can't really be Slade Wilson's son--can he? And who sent the package--and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World's Greatest Detective and the World's Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic! The Eisner Award-nominated series kicks into high gear in this standalone hardcover volume of Christopher Priest's critically acclaimed run. Collects Deathstroke #30-36.

Spider-geddon: Covert Ops

Spider-geddon: Covert Ops

Author: Christopher Priest, Jody Houser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2019

Marvel Knights Black Panther By Priest & Texeira: The Client

Marvel Knights Black Panther By Priest & Texeira: The Client

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

An American Story

An American Story

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A powerful meditation on loss and memory seen through the prism of 9/11, by one of our greatest authors. Ben Matson lost someone he loved in the 9/11 attacks. Or thinks he did - no body has been recovered, and she shouldn't have been on that particular plane at that time. But he knows she was. The world has moved on from that terrible day. Nearly 20 years later, it has faded into a dull memory for most people. But a chance encounter rekindles Ben's interest in the event, and the inconsistencies that always bothered him. Then the announcement of the recovery of an unidentified plane crash sets off a chain of events that will lead Ben to question everything he thought he knew . . . Thoughtful, impeccably researched and dazzling in its writing, this is Ben's story, the story of what happened to his fiance, and the story of all that happened on 9/11.

An American Story

An American Story

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A powerful meditation on loss and memory seen through the prism of 9/11, by one of our greatest authors. Ben Matson lost someone he loved in the 9/11 attacks. Or thinks he did - no body has been recovered, and she shouldn't have been on that particular plane at that time. But he knows she was. The world has moved on from that terrible day. Nearly 20 years later, it has faded into a dull memory for most people. But a chance encounter rekindles Ben's interest in the event, and the inconsistencies that always bothered him. Then the announcement of the recovery of an unidentified plane crash sets off a chain of events that will lead Ben to question everything he thought he knew . . . Thoughtful, impeccably researched and dazzling in its writing, this is Ben's story, the story of what happened to his fiance, and the story of all that happened on 9/11.

Inhumans: Once And Future Kings

Inhumans: Once And Future Kings

Author: Christopher Priest, Ryan North Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2018

Marvel Knights: Black Panther

Marvel Knights: Black Panther

Author: Christopher Priest Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

Obwohl seine Heimat Wakanda und sogar sein Thron von innenpolitischen Unruhen bedroht sind, verfolgt T'Challa einen Kindsmorder bis nach New York. Dort legen sich Black Panther und seine Leibgardistinnen mit Gangstern, Wakandas Geheimpolizei und sogar dem Teufel an. Der US-Regierungsbeamte Ross, der T'Challa zugewiesen ist, kann da nur noch Staunen...

Titans The Lazarus Contract

Titans The Lazarus Contract

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2017

They are the greatest young heroes this world--or any world--has ever known. They are the Titans. And now, from the void between the worlds, one of their most legendary members has emerged. Wally West, a.k.a. Kid Flash, has returned. Powered by the Speed Force, he's brought the secrets of time and space following in his wake. And with those secrets comes a prize that Deathstroke, the most lethal foe the Titans have ever faced, would do anything to claim: the rebirth of his long-dead son. Now Titans from every team--past, present or future--must unite to stop the killer called Slade from claiming his sinister prize. Can the Titans and the Teen Titans work together to stop this evil? Or will the two teams turn on each other, leaving Deathstroke to seize control? Discover the answer in TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT! One of the greatest Titans tales ever told, from the creative team of Christopher Priest, Dan Abnett and Benjamin Percy! Collects TITANS #11, TEEN TITANS #8, DEATHSTROKE #19-20 and TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1.

Deathstroke Vol. 3 Twilight (Rebirth)

Deathstroke Vol. 3 Twilight (Rebirth)

Author: Christopher Priest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2017

Has the sun set on the world's deadliest assassin? It's Slade Wilson like you've never seen him before, brought to his lowest point and forced to face the last two people in the world he wants to fight: his own children, Joseph and Rose! Slade can kill anyone he sets his eye on...even though one eye is all he has. But when Slade finds himself completely blind, he faces a choice he's never had to make before: adapt or die! With the help of genius teen hero Power Girl, Slade is making some changes, including an all-new identity. But when Power Girl enlists Slade's help to stop another assassin, can Deathstroke really become the hero Power Girl thinks he is? Critically acclaimed writer Christopher Priest (JLA, Black Panther) along with collaborators Joe Bennett (RED HOOD/ARSENAL), Carlo Pagulayan (CONVERGENCE) and Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) continue the critically acclaimed rebirth of the DC Universe's deadliest killer! Collects issues #12-18.

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