The Inverted World

The Inverted World by Christopher Priest

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When Helward Mann leaves the city of Earth, he has no reason to believe that the world that lies beyond the walls could be anywhere but his home planet. Indeed, despite similarities, there is evidence which he cannot ignore — that slowly betrays all his preconceptions.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1975.

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Christopher Priest

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Christopher Priest (English Christopher Priest ; born July 14, 1943, Cheadle, Cheshire, UK) - a popular British writer, science fiction writer, one of the representatives of the “new wave ", The author of the famous novels" Prestige "," Glamor "and others. After graduation, he studied to be a clerk, worked as a freelance journalist, accountant, auditor in a ready-to-wear warehouse, and then in a trading company. Married to writer Lee Kennedy. Two children. Lives in the city of Hastings. Priest`s stories began to appear in periodicals in 1966, and in 1970 his first novel, The Vise of Doctrinaire, was published. It is a grim look at the future of an almost destroyed world. The next novel, Fugue to the Darkening Island, is dedicated to the immediate future of Great Britain, which is plagued by emigrants from Africa. However, the greatest success fell to the share of the next novel, "The World Upside Down". Its action takes place in a hyperbolic universe, constructed by the a...

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Christopher Priest (English Christopher Priest ; born July 14, 1943, Cheadle, Cheshire, UK) - a popular British writer, science fiction writer, one of the representatives of the “new wave ", The author of the famous novels" Prestige "," Glamor "and others. After graduation, he studied to be a clerk, worked as a freelance journalist, accountant, auditor in a ready-to-wear warehouse, and then in a trading company. Married to writer Lee Kennedy. Two children. Lives in the city of Hastings. Priest`s stories began to appear in periodicals in 1966, and in 1970 his first novel, The Vise of Doctrinaire, was published. It is a grim look at the future of an almost destroyed world. The next novel, Fugue to the Darkening Island, is dedicated to the immediate future of Great Britain, which is plagued by emigrants from Africa. However, the greatest success fell to the share of the next novel, "The World Upside Down". Its action takes place in a hyperbolic universe, constructed by the author with rare scientific reliability. Beginning with the novel "Dreams of Wessex", where the souls of several dozen people are transferred by means of a computer into the virtual world, Christopher Priest begins to pay more and more attention to the psychological aspects of prose and playing with the meanings of words. Glamor becomes an ancient witchcraft enchantment, and Prestige is to be understood as a focus effect. Works such as Affirmation (1981) and Witchcraft (1984) are considered the pinnacles of his work. Writer John Fowles has named Priest one of the world`s most gifted and poetic science fiction writers. Based on the novel "Prestige" in 2006, director Christopher Nolan made a feature film. In addition to novels, Priest has also published three storybooks, a critical work, several screenplay novelizations, and children`s non-fiction. So, in 1999 he wrote the book "Existence" based on the film by David Cronenberg, and before that he released two more novelizations under pseudonyms. In 2006, Priest was elected Vice President of the H. Wells International Society. John Fowles has named Priest one of the world`s most gifted and poetic science fiction writers. Christopher Priest`s official website: christopher-priest.co.uk