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Christopher Priest - A tökéletes trükk
Szédítő, viktoriánus hangulatú, díjnyertes regény két bűvészről és halálos ellentétükről, mely családjaik több nemzedékére hatással van. Vitájuk középpontjában egy bámulatos trükk áll, amit mindketten előadnak műsorukban. A varázslat titka egyszerű, ám az ellenfelek számára a valódi rejtély sokkal mélyebben rejtőzik. A regényből nagy sikerű film készült.
Christopher Priest - Quantum and Woody by Priest & Bright Vol. 1: Klang
The complete collected adventures of the original world’s worst superhero team — now in trade paperback! Re-presenting the seminal series from legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and MD Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) one volume at time, discover the groundbreaking series that Kotaku calls “one of the funniest superhero comics ever” with an all-new edition collecting Quantum and Woody’s origin and disastrous early adventures! Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy — energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24-hours! Now, armed with an array of high-tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first! Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0–7, plus rarely seen materials and extras from QUANTUM AND WOODY: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT TP
Christopher Priest - Quantum and Woody by Priest & Bright Volume 2: Switch
From legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and MD Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) comes the next genre-colliding trade paperback collection of the complete adventures of the original world’s worst superhero team! Once estranged friends, now reluctant crime fighting partners, Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton are making the best of things. Forced to “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours by the disastrous lab accident that gave them their powers or have their bodies’ dissipate forever, the two have teamed up and shacked up with the people they get along with least – each other! But when bomb-wielding terrorists leave Woody at death’s door and the experimental super-science procedure to save his life leaves Woody and Quantum trapped in each other’s bodies, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn how to walk a mile in each other’s shoes…literally. Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #8–13 and THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, along with rarely seen materials from QUANTUM AND WOODY: HOLY S-WORD WE’RE CANCELLED TPB.
Christopher Priest - Quantum and Woody by Priest & Bright Volume 3: And So…
This is it, folks! From the legendary creative team of Christopher Priest (Black Panther,Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man), it’s the third volume of Quantum and Woody’s groundbreaking original series, collected in trade paperback for the very first time! An old enemy returned. An old friend dead at his hands. Once forced to be partners by the life changing accident that gave them their powers or dissipate forever if they didn’t “klang” their control bands together every 24 hours, Quantum and Woody now have an even more important reason to work together: payback. Suited up and armed to the teeth, they’re taking the war onto international arms dealer Terrence Magnum’s home turf. They aim to make him pay for the murder of Taylor 88, and to prove they’re the last things anyone ever thought they could be… Heroes. Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #14–21, and #32 along with rarely seen materials fromQUANTUM AND WOODY: MAGNUM FORCE TP.
Christopher Priest - Quantum and Woody by Priest & Bright Volume 4: Q2 - The Return
The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and M.D. Bright (Iron Man) return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era! Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy? Collecting Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1–5 in trade paperback as a perfect companion to the QUANTUM AND WOODY BY PRIEST & BRIGHT collections!
Christopher Priest - The Islanders
A tale of murder, artistic rivalry and literary trickery; a chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is quite what it seems; a narrator whose agenda is artful and subtle; a narrative that pulls you in and plays an elegant game with you. 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. The Islanders serves both as an untrustworthy but enticing guide to the islands, an intriguing, multi-layered tale of a murder and the suspect legacy of its appealing but definitely untrustworthy narrator. It shows Christopher Priest at the height of his powers and illustrates why he has remained one of the country's most prized novelists.
Christopher Priest - The Evidence
Todd Fremde is an author, a writer of police procedurals and criminal mysteries. Invited to the remote island of Dearth, far across the Dream Archipelago, to talk at a conference, he finds himself caught up in a series of mysteries. How can Dearth claim to be completely crime-free, yet still have an armed police force? Why are they so keen for him to appear, but so dismissive when he arrives? Is his sense of time confused, or is something confusing happening to time itself? And how does this all connect with a murder committed on his home island, ten years before, and seemingly forgotten? Fremde's investigation and research will lead him to some dangerous conclusions...
Christopher Priest - Indoctrinaire
Ultramarine hardcover edition. First novel by the author of "The Prestige." A tale of a future world where the Amazon forests have been cleared, the population has been decimated by a major war, and where the air itself contains deadly, mind-distorting compounds. "A first novel, remarkably well calculated and controlled. The whole story is put over crisply, with a nice sense of the odd, so that one goes willingly to the end." - Times Literary Supplement.
Christopher Priest - The Space Machine
The story of the War of the worlds as it has never been told before. Mars was invading the earth! Giant, long-legged machines, operated by gruesome, octopus-like creatures, were moving over the globe, leveling all opposition, laying waste to cities and countryside, on the verge of horrifying triumph. This was the War of the Worlds as we know it. Now at last we can learn the story we do not know -- the incredibly enthralling, almost unbearably suspenseful story of a man and a woman from Victorian England who traveled through time and space to a startling and momentous rendezvous with the destiny in - the space machine.
Christopher Priest - A Dream of Wessex
The Wessex Foundation, an electronic think-tank, brings an alternative reality to the participants. Only memory eludes them, for in Wessex nothing is constant except the castle. It stands, solid, a beacon, a gateway between centuries. The author's other novels include "The Glamour".
Christopher Priest - The Glamour
Cameraman Richard Grey's memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of "the glamour".
Christopher Priest - Kifordított világ
Helward Mann a Föld nevű város lakója. Amikor eléri a hatszázötven mérföldes kort, elhagyja a neveldét, és ünnepélyes keretek között befogadják a Jövőfelderítő céhbe. Ezt követően életében első ízben kilép a város falai közül. A Sínfektető céhhez kerül gyakorlatra, és ekkor döbben rá, hogy a várost mozgatják. Folyamatosan haladnia kell, hogy ne maradjon le túlságosan a titokzatos optimum mögött. Helward bejárja a várostól délre és északra elterülő világot, más néven a múltat és jövőt. A kirakós játék egyre több darabkája illeszkedik egymásba, és egyszerre feltárul szeme előtt a valóság, az optimum és a Föld valósága. Csakhogy ugyanakkor megkérdőjeleződik benne minden, amiért addig élt. Mert érdemes-e ott jobbra, többre törekedni, ahol az ember körül minden, de minden hazugság? A tökéletes trükk szerzőjének méltán világhírű regénye a zsáner jelentős mérföldköve lett, a későbbiekben többeket megihletett - részben neki köszönhetjük például China Miéville Vastanácsát. Megjelenésekor Hugo-díjra jelölték, a Brit SF-díjat pedig el is nyerte. "A második világháború utáni angol SF egyik kulcsfontosságú műve." - Paul Kincaid, kritikus, szerkesztő
Christopher Priest - The Affirmation
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 . . . 'The Affirmation' is at once an original thriller and a haunting study of schizophrenia; it has a compulsive, dream-like quality.
Christopher Priest - The Separation
Christopher Priest excels at rethinking SF themes, lifting them above genre expectations into his own tricky, chilling, metaphysically dangerous territory. The Separation suggests an alternate history lying along a road not taken in World War II. But there are complications. In 1999, history author Stuart Gratton is intrigued by a minor mystery of the European war which ended on 10 May 1941. The British-German armistice signed that month has had far-reaching consequences, including a resettlement of European Jews in Madagascar. In 1936, the identical twin brothers Joe and Jack Sawyer win a rowing medal for Britain in the Berlin Olympics: it's presented to them by Rudolf Hess. The brothers are separated not only by a twin's fierce need "to be treated as a separate human being", but by sexual rivalry and even ideology. When war breaks out Jack becomes a gung-ho bomber pilot, Joe a conscientious objector. Still they're inescapably linked, and sometimes confused. Both suffer injuries and hauntingly similar ambulance journeys. Churchill writes a puzzled memo (later unearthed by Gratton) about the anomaly of a registered-pacifist Red Cross worker flying planes for Bomber Command. Hess has significant, eventually incompatible meetings with both men. Contradictions are everywhere. As in his magical 1995 novel The Prestige Priest is fruitfully fascinated by the legerdemain of twins, doubles, impostors, symmetrical roles. Churchill's double briefly appears. So does the famous conspiracy theory that the Hess who flew to Britain with his quixotic peace deal wasn't the real Hess ring true? Clearly The Separation was impressively, extensively researched. Its evocations of bombing raids--from either side of the bomb sites--are memorable. The unfolding story strands become increasingly disorienting and hallucinatory; the easy escape route of dismissing one strand as delusion is itself subtly undermined. The Separation is filled with a sense of the precariousness of history; of small events and choices with extraordinary consequences. --David Langford
Christopher Priest - Fugue for a Darkening Island
War has devastated the African continent. Millions of homeless, hungry refugees have fled to other lands. In England, as more and more Africans arrive and set up communities, normal life soon begins to disintegrate, with the entire population irrevocably factionalized into the Afrims and their supporters; the right-wing government and its supporters; and the ever-growing British civilian refugee group, ousted from its communities by the Afrims. Forced by violence to leave their home in London, Alan and Isobel Whitman attempt to drive to Bristol with their daughter, Sally, to seek shelter with relatives. But the car breaks down and the Whitmans find themselves at the mercy of roving bands from the various factions. Separated from and reunited with his family, forced to suffer from indignities and dangers, torn by loyalties and sympathies, Alan is unable to give his allegiance to any of the three warring groups until a final brutal decision is made for him.
Christopher Priest - The Dream Archipelago
In a world at war, the Dream Archipelago is a neutral zone, and therefore an alluring prospect to the young men on both sides of the conflict. In this interlinked collection of short stories and novellas, Christopher Priest explores war, relationships and forms of reality. Each tale is a truimph of quiet, steady craftsmanship, a model of ingenious design and subtle implication, and as a group they further enrich each other by interlocking cleverly, symmetrically and sometimes sinisterly.
Christopher Priest - Benjamin Percy - Titans 2,5 - The Lazarus Contract
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? Collects TITANS #11, TEEN TITANS #8, DEATHSTROKE #19-20 and TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1.
Christopher Priest - Ersatz Wines
‘This book shows that young writers have to start somewhere, that they can learn and improve, that the road is long but not that long.’ Christopher Priest introducing Ersatz Wines, a collection of his short stories that have never before been collected in book form. Like thousands of others, Priest dreamed of becoming a writer. He was 18 years old, languishing incompetently in a job he neither liked nor understood – the world of books was his main hold on sanity. One day he decided that he would change his life and become a published writer. With no advantages to speak of, he had to start from nothing. Within three years, though, he had sold his first story and by the time he was 25 he was a full-time author, selling books in Britain, the USA and several other countries. This book traces the process by which he did it. ‘These are the stories I wrote while I was learning how to be a writer. They are not intended to explain or excuse or brag about what I did. They are simply to encourage others, who might have now the same objective as I had then.’
Christopher Priest - The Quiet Woman
After a Chernobyl-like accident at a fast breeder reactor on the north coast of France, Britain is shrouded in radioactive fall-out. When her best friend is murdered, a young writer is forced to make sense of the deadly world she now occupies.
Christopher Priest - The Extremes
FBI Agent Teresa Simons specializes in investigating mass murder and serial killings. Part of her training requires her to participate in extremely lifelike virtual reality scenarios that are almost indistinguishable from real life. When her husband, also an agent, is apparently killed in Texas on the same day as a similar mass murder in a small English town, she realizes that the eerie coincidence may mean that virtual reality is impinging on her own. Now she must find a way to distinguish what is really happening from what is not -- before it's too late
Jonathan Oliver - Joe R. Lansdale - Christopher Priest - House of Fear
The tread on the landing outside the door, when you know you are the only one in the house. The wind whistling through the eves, carrying the voices of the dead. The figure glimpsed briefly through the cracked window of a derelict house. Editor Jonathan Oliver brings horror home with a collection of haunted house stories by some of the finest writers working in the horror genre, including Joe R. Lansdale, Sarah Pinborough, Lisa Tuttle, Christopher Priest, Adam L. G. Nevill, Nicholas Royle, Chaz Brenchley, Christopher Fowler, Gary Kilworth, Western Ochse, Eric Brown, Tim Lebbon, Nina Allan, Stephen Volk, Paul Meloy and more.
Christopher Priest - The Prestige
Two 19th century stage illusionists, the aristocratic Rupert Angier and the working-class Alfred Borden, engage in a bitter and deadly feud; the effects are still being felt by their respective families a hundred years later. Working in the gaslight-and-velvet world of Victorian music halls, they prowl edgily in the background of each other's shadowy life, driven to the extremes by a deadly combination of obsessive secrecy and insatiable curiosity. At the heart of the row is an amazing illusion they both perform during their stage acts. The secret of the magic is simple, and the reader is in on it almost from the start, but to the antagonists the real mystery lies deeper. Both have something more to hide than the mere workings of a trick.
Christopher Priest - Inverted World
A uniquely powerful novel of a society in decay. On a planet whose very nature is a mystery, a massive decrepit city is pulled along a massive railway track, laying the line down before it as it progresses into the wilderness. The society within toils under an oppressive regime, its structures always on the point of collapse, the lives of its individuals lived in misery. No one knows where they are going, why they are going or what they will find when they get there. The ending of the novel provides one of the most profound twists in SF.
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