Books

Here follows a chronological listing (in reverse order — most recent first) of Chris Priest’s published books; click on a title to find out more about the book, read reviews and so forth.

The Adjacent

The Adjacent-01

Published: Gollancz, 2013 (June). Hardback, 432 pp, £12.99, ISBN: 978-0-575-10536-2. US edition forthcoming from Titan Books in 2014. The Adjacent is the story of Tibor Tarent, a freelance photojournalist, repatriated to Britain after the violent death of his wife, Melanie. … Continue reading

The Islanders

The Islanders

Published: Gollancz, 2011, hardcover £12.99. [Paperback, 2012, £7.99, ISBN: 978-0-575-08864-1, pp.339.] In the US: Titan Books — to be published in 2014. Awards: BSFA Award for best novel, 2011; John W. Campbell Memorial Award, best novel 2012. Chris Priest’s twelfth novel … Continue reading

The Separation

The Separation by Christopher Priest

Published: Gollancz, 2007. [Paperback, £6.99, ISBN: 0-575-07003-X, pp. 405.] Also Gollancz Future Classics, 2009. [Paperback, £7.99, ISBN: 978-0-575-08115-4, pp. 375.] In the US: Old Earth Books, 2005 [ISBN 1-882968-33-6, $25.00; pp.338; some copies are signed by the author]. Originally published … Continue reading

The Dream Archipelago

The Dream Archipelago, Gollancz, 2009

Published: Gollancz, 2009. ISBN 978-0-575-09106-1 [paperback £7.99; pp.303]. Also available in translation. Not published in the US. Revised and extended edition. First published in France in 1981 (Éditions Lattès), and subsequently in other countries, this book did not appear in … Continue reading

The Extremes

The Extremes by Christopher Priest

Published: 2005 by Gollancz, ISBN 0-575-07578-3 [paperback £7.99; pp.314]. Also available in translation. Teresa Simons is drawn to a quiet English seaside town in the aftermath of a motiveless massacre by a gunman. Her husband, an FBI agent, had died … Continue reading

The Prestige

The Prestige, Gollancz Masterworks edition, 2011

Published: UK edition: Gollancz Masterworks, 2011 [ISBN 978-0-575-09941-8, £7.99; pp.369] — new Introduction by Graham Sleight. First published by Touchstone (Simon & Schuster, 1995; hardback and paperback). Also available in translation. US edition: Tor, 1997 [ISBN 0 312 85886 – … Continue reading

The Book On The Edge Of Forever

The Book On The Edge Of Forever by Christopher Priest

Published: Fantagraphics Books, 1994. ISBN 1 560 97159 2 [paperback $6.95; pp.56]. Still available in new and s/h copies through Amazon, although because the book has become a collectible item (but presumably not by Mr Ellison’s admirers) prices are now … Continue reading

The Quiet Woman

The Quiet Woman by Christopher Priest

Published: Cosmos, 2005 [ISBN 0 809 51063 4, paperback £9.00; pp.186]. First published in the UK in 1990 by Bloomsbury. Translations also exist. Cosmos’s new paperback is the first US edition. A new paperback edition will appear from Gollancz in … Continue reading

The Glamour

The Glamour by Christopher Priest

Published: 2005 by Gollancz, ISBN 0 575 07579 1 [paperback £7.99; pp.326]. First published in hardcover by Cape. Also available in translation. Broadcast as radio play by BBC Radio 4 in 1993. Soon to be a major British-made feature film. … Continue reading

The Affirmation

The Affirmation Masterworks

Published: Gollancz Masterworks, 2011. ISBN 0 575 09946 3 [paperback £7.99; pp.247]. First published in hardcover by Faber (1981). Also available in translation. This is the book CP regards as his ‘key’ novel: all the novels before it lead towards … Continue reading

An Infinite Summer

An Infinite Summer by Christopher Priest

Published: Faber, 1979. ISBN 0 571 11343 5 [hardback; pp.208]. Currently out of print. The first edition is shown here. The British paperback reprint was from Pan (1980). Translations exist, in some cases with crossover to Dream Archipelago stories. No … Continue reading

A Dream of Wessex

A Dream of Wessex Faber

Published: Faber, 1977. ISBN 0 571 11118 1 [hardback; pp.199]. Currently unavailable in paperback, but a new edition is expected from Gollancz soon. The Faber cover is by Paul Nash: “Landscape, West Dorset”. (A Dream of Wessex was last published in … Continue reading

The Space Machine

The Space Machine, Faber first edition, 1976

Published: Faber, 1976. ISBN 0 571 10931 4 [hardback; pp.363]. The last paperback edition was a joint publication with A Dream of Wessex (as “Omnibus 1″; Earthlight), but currently out of print. Also available in translation. No US edition. Written … Continue reading

Inverted World

Inverted World, Gollancz Masterworks edition, 2010

Published: Gollancz, 2010. ISBN 978-0-575-08210-6 [paperback £7.99; pp.303]. First published in hardcover by Faber, 1974.  The previous paperback edition was a joint publication with Fugue For a Darkening Island (as “Omnibus 2″; Earthlight, 1999). Also available in translation. US edition: … Continue reading

Real-Time World

Real-time World by Christopher Priest

Published: GrimGrin Studio, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9559735-2-9 [hardback £16.99; pp.165]. First published by New English Library in hardcover in 1974, but that edition is long out of print. A paperback followed in 1976. Some translations are available; no US edition was … Continue reading

Fugue for a Darkening Island

Fugue for a Darkening Island - revised, expanded, 2011

Published: Gollancz, 2011. ISBN 978-0-575-09820-6 [paperback £7.99; pp.196]. First published in hardcover by Faber, 1972. Previous pb was a joint publication with Inverted World (as “Omnibus 2″ – Earthlight). Also available in translation. US title: Darkening Island. CP’s second novel, … Continue reading

Indoctrinaire

Indoctrinaire Faber

Published: Faber, 1970. ISBN 0 571 09288 8 [hardback; pp.227]. Currently out of print in English, but a new paperback edition is expected from Gollancz soon. Other past editions have included US hardback and paperback, as well as British paperback … Continue reading