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Christopher Priest (1) (1943–2024)

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Tekijän teokset

The Prestige (1995) 3,490 kappaletta
Käänteismaailma (1974) 1,773 kappaletta
The Affirmation (1981) — Tekijä — 621 kappaletta
The Separation (2002) 581 kappaletta
The Islanders (2011) 437 kappaletta
A Dream of Wessex (1977) 392 kappaletta
The Adjacent (2013) 340 kappaletta
The Space Machine (1976) 325 kappaletta
The Extremes (1998) 298 kappaletta
Indoctrinaire (1970) 251 kappaletta
Fuuga synkälle saarelle (1972) 250 kappaletta
The Glamour (1984) 219 kappaletta
The Dream Archipelago (1999) 218 kappaletta
The Glamour [2005 Revised] (2005) 182 kappaletta
The Gradual (2015) 170 kappaletta
An Infinite Summer (1976) 123 kappaletta
The Quiet Woman (1990) 116 kappaletta
Real-Time World (1973) 90 kappaletta
Anticipations (1978) — Toimittaja — 65 kappaletta
eXistenZ (1999) 62 kappaletta
An American Story (2018) 54 kappaletta
The Evidence (2020) 49 kappaletta
Expect Me Tomorrow (2022) 49 kappaletta
Episodes (2018) 45 kappaletta
Stars of Albion (1979) — Toimittaja; Jälkisanat, eräät painokset43 kappaletta
Airside (2023) 34 kappaletta
Short Circuit (1986) 21 kappaletta
The Magic: The Story of a Film (2008) 11 kappaletta
Ersatz Wines (2008) 10 kappaletta
I, Haruspex 7 kappaletta
Sacred Six Vol. 1: Numerology (2022) 5 kappaletta
Palely loitering [novelette] (1978) 5 kappaletta
The Watched (novella) (1978) 5 kappaletta
Real-Time World +2 (2008) 4 kappaletta
Whores (1978) 3 kappaletta
The Cremation [short fiction] (1978) 3 kappaletta
A Dying Fall 2 kappaletta
Your Book of Film Making (1974) 2 kappaletta
The Negation [novelette] (1978) 2 kappaletta
The Trace Of Him 1 kappale
The Discharge 1 kappale
Fireflies [short story] (2008) 1 kappale
The Last Deadloss Visions (1988) 1 kappale
落ち逝く 1 kappale

Associated Works

Näkymätön mies (1897) — Johdanto, eräät painokset10,973 kappaletta
The Chrysalids (1955) — Johdanto, eräät painokset4,763 kappaletta
Käenpojat (1957) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,972 kappaletta
Ice (1967) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,157 kappaletta
The 1972 Annual World's Best SF (1972) — Avustaja — 222 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF (2013) — Avustaja — 171 kappaletta
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (1977) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
Plan for Chaos (2009) — Johdanto, eräät painokset130 kappaletta
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1978) — Avustaja — 130 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (2008) — Avustaja — 109 kappaletta
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
Trips in Time (1977) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
The Year's Best Science Fiction No. 6 (1973) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta
Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 (2003) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 (1979) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories (2011) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta
Quark/1 (1970) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One (2016) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
New Writings in SF-19 (1971) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 6 (1970) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #2 (1980) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
New Writings in SF-22 (1975) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
New Writings in SF-26 (1975) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
New Worlds Quarterly 3 (1972) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease (2009) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
New Writings in SF-15 (1969) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Fearsome Magics (2014) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Andromeda No. 1 (1976) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Andromeda 3 (1978) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
New Writings in SF-16 (1969) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
2084 (2017) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Cinema Futura (2010) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 8 (1978) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
The Best British Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Univers 03 (1975) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Destination 3001 (2000) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
A View from the Edge (1977) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
As Time Goes By (2015) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Bifrost n°41 (2006) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Seven Deadly Sins: A Collection of New Fiction (1985) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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SPOILERS - SEPTEMBER - The Prestige, The Green Dragon (lokakuuta 2014)
SEPTEMBER - NO SPOILERS - The Prestige, The Green Dragon (syyskuu 2014)
Inverted World by Christopher Priest -- Spoiler Thread, Science Fiction Fans (syyskuu 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 muu arvostelu | 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.
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Elanna76 | 136 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 2, 2024 |



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